My vision for California and for our country is for the "Justice' System" to live up to its name and ACTUALLY seek out justice, and not just seek out Scape Goats or to simply earn a dollar on people's imprisonment. Let's seek Restorative Justice instead of our current punitive system.
Universal Basic Income is an ambitious yet feasible solution toward addressing various inequalities within our society. If we provide people the economic resources to improve their outcomes, we have the opportunity to bring about a perpetual boost and support for the economy and an overall sense of stability in people's daily lives.
I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to come together with so many leaders and visionaries. When we recognize the incredible energy, wisdom, creativity and compassion that already exist in our communities, we can work together to harness our power and create a more just, equitable and vibrant world. I am excited to learn from the experiences of others, and build connections in order to better serve and empower the communities of Sacramento.
I am excited about the opportunity to join with activists, innovators, and visionaries as we create a space for sharing, collaborating, and renewing our efforts to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. As local and global challenges loom larger and more threatening, we choose to respond with our better selves; harnessing our love, creativity and unflappable energy!
I currently work as a Training Consultant for the California District Attorneys Association where I manage several seminars and conferences including Vehicular Homicide, Fraud, and High Tech Dark Web & Cryptocurrency. I am also a part-time Plus Size Model/Actress for MDT Agency, Inc based out of San Francisco where I am a Fit Model for Levi Strauss and Co and Thirdlove. In addition, I am the Founder/CEO of Thriftstorefly; where I provide personal shopping, advice and blog about my thrift store and clearance finds. I was recently hired as the Social Media and Marketing Specialist for Moonlight Serenade Apparel; a contemporary dress and lingerie line based out of Los Angeles.
I am excited to witness — and play a foundational role in — the resurgence of youth and young adults as social change agents throughout the City of Stockton and the entire Central Valley, using Literary & Performing Arts as a key platform.
I am excited to see a change in the Business, Educational and Academic zeitgeist that is moving awareness from a focus on Mindfulness to the next step of empathic action, namely, Compassion. The fear of Other as the world changes is understandable but must be addressed head-on, by bringing people together so that Other becomes Self.
The regression and political atmosphere against low-income and impoverished communities is heartbreaking but with perseverance and knowledge I hope to have a positive impact on the lives of those affected.
As a Community Organizer of Faith in the Valley, I am most proud of our Vision and belief in bridging across differences to create a since of Belonging that enables Congregations, Clergy, Community Members, and Concrete to make a united difference in shifting systematic power through policy change and advocacy one for another. We truly believe in One People, One Fight.
As the Learning Director of SALAM (Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims) I share information with our community to create a better understanding about Islam and Muslims. I hope that this will help to transform thinking of many, particularly in the current climate, to acceptance and an appreciation of Islam and Muslims.
My interests are in Providing mental health intervention services to children and refugee families traumatized by war/ political crisis and adversely affected by displacement from their original homes. These families need our support and compassion. I believe Global efforts need to put in place for above.
As therapists we see that our political structure is creating anxiety, grief and suffering in our clients, as well as affecting our loved ones and ourselves. The solution I see, which is at the heart of the Vision conferences, is for all of us, in groups and as individuals, to rise together and lift our collective voices to create major systemic change - true peace, social justice and a planet that is cared for and protected for all our sakes.