“If we don’t do it, it won’t get done.” – Conway Collis
Our youth and staff were honored that Conway Collis joined us for an online leadership seminar discussing the impact we all have when speaking out against injustice and taking action. Positive change is easily within our reach.
Collis is President and CEO of GRACE (Gather, Respect, Advocate, Change, Engage). Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, GRACE is dedicated to reducing child poverty in California. He has been a public servant and advocate for social change for more than four decades. GRACE is the sponsor of Assembly Bill 1520 (Burke), the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, signed into law in 2017. AB 1520, the result of five years of work with over 40 organizations and in-depth research with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, is a critical first step to reducing child poverty in California.
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.