On August 13th, Akaya, Pia and I hosted Rockwood’s first Gather in Los Angeles at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center. The event brought together alum from across our various trainings to connect and discuss how we can best support each others’ leadership.
The 17 inspiring alum who attended were:
- Angela de Joseph, Executive Director, CORI
- Angela Johnson Peters, Advisor, The Lia Fund
- Carlos Amador, Dream Resource Center Project Manager, UCLA Labor Center
- Elica Vafaie, “One Los Angeles, One Nation” Project Director, California Community Foundation
- Francisco Dueñas, National Proyecto Igualdad Coordinator, Lambda Legal
- Joel Kushner, Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, and the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation Director, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute on Religion
- Jake Finney, Project Manager, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center
- Jung Hee Choi, Communications Director, Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
- Laura Flores, Parent Organizer, Alliance for a Better Community
- Laura Torres, Parent Organizer, Alliance for a Better Community
- Laureen Lazarovici, Senior Communications Consultant, Kasier Permanente Labor Management Partnership
- Nora Preciado, Litigator, National Immigration Law Center
- Malka Fenyvesi, Independent Consultant
- Michael John Garcés, Artistic Director, Cornerstone Theater Company
- Roxana Tynan, Executive Director, LAANE
- Victor Narro, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center
- Vince Garcia, Scholar Relations and Selections Program Director, The Point Foundation
Let us know if you’d like to organize a Rockwood alum meet-up in your area.
Check out the Rockwood Leaders map on the bottom righthand corner of www.rockwoodleadership.org to find alum near you.