In this session, Mr. Bonta will describe his family’s journey from social movement activism to his role in the California State legislature. He will highlight issues faced by policymakers in the current political climate, and the ways in which social justice advocacy can be translated into effective public policy on such issues as immigration reform, voting rights, environmental sustainability, and housing reform. Mr. Bonta represents the 18th Assembly District, encompassing the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the home of Saybrook University’s Oakland campus.
Rob is one of those truly special individuals dedicated to social justice and advocacy work, which resonates so closely with our humanistic mission and values. We are thrilled he is coming to our community to share his knowledge, experience, and inspiration!