“You cannot be an individual, isolated leader. If you want to be a good leader, if you want to sustain leadership over a long period of time, you have to be part of a team.” –Dr. Mark Toney
Our gratitude to lifelong community organizer and public servant Dr. Mark Toney for coming together with our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar.
As executive director of TURN, The Utility Reform Network, Mark Toney leads a team that fights for affordable, clean and safe energy and phone service for all California residents, with a special focus on low-income households, communities of color, immigrants, and rural communities. He currently serves on the boards of ACLU Northern California, Consumer Federation of California, National Whistleblower Center, and California Shakespeare Theatre.
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.