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Seismic Shift

Aug 16, 2019

While a technology professional at VISA, Kevin Jones begins spending his annual month-long vacations volunteering with NGOs in Central and South America. The experience transforms his own perspective as he encounters, up close and personal, the legacy of the African diaspora.

Today, Kevin is a powerful photographer...

Aug 9, 2019

Meet Manny Yekutiel. Millennial. Son of an Afghani immigrant. Barista. After leaving Hillary Clinton's campaign, Manny explored how he might open a civic-focused space for social change. The result is the wildly popular Manny's Cafe in San Francisco's Mission district.

Tune in to hear how he created a space that hosts...

Aug 2, 2019

Kate White is a leader in progressive transportation policy who seeks to make communities healthier, safer and more connected. Her path to that role began when she and two friends started the country's first nonprofit car-sharing operation, San Francisco's City CarShare.

Kate takes us back to the early 2000s and what it...

Jul 26, 2019

Daughter of immigrants, Xiomara Cisneros excelled in her education and, ultimately, in her career despite years of housing insecurity as a child. Today she advocates for housing in the Bay Area. 

Xiomara is policy director at the Bay Area Council. She is active with the YIMBY movement and sits on numerous boards...

Jul 19, 2019

After graduating culinary school, Fernay McPherson was juggling catering gigs and driving buses full-time for San Francisco's MUNI transit.

Today, she's an award-winning chef and owner of Minnie Bell's Soul Movement, a restaurant that has struck a chord in the Bay Area as a leading African American-owned business.