The first step to creating positive change is acknowledging there is a problem. The next step is taking action.
In 2008 Sarah moved to Oakland from her hometown in Los Angeles County to attend the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) at Mills College, a rigorous four-week residential program designed to support the transition of first-generation college students. While becoming the first in her family to graduate college with a Bachelors in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis, she also began her professional career in social justice as a peer advisor for the Diversity and Social Justice Resource Center where she helped develop workshops for first generation college students in the SAW program.
In her role as Program Assistant, Sarah is supporting movement building through coordination of gatherings, development of an advanced database, and support in communications and development. She is inspired to work with and around people who are passionate and experienced in social justice work.
Sarah enjoys using a social justice lens to critique mainstream media. She is especially interested in exploring the role of social media in movement building and what actions social media can inspire. Sarah hopes to transform her experience in social justice dialogue to a place of action.