“Leadership is about listening and being responsible to the people you represent, and politics is the art of making peoples’ lives better. When we partner together, the impossible becomes possible.” –Rob Bonta
Assembly member Rob Bonta joined our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar. The discussion included the importance of listening in leadership, the strength of creating intergenerational and community collaborations and his view that while youth are the leaders of tomorrow, more importantly, they are the leaders of today.
Rob Bonta has served in the California State Assembly for eight years, representing Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro. Prior to the Assembly, he was an Alameda City Councilmember. He is the current Chair of the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and was the first Filipino-American ever elected to the California Legislature.
The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.