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On Wednesday, Essie Justice Group held a car caravan protest at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation headquarters in Sacramento, drawing attention to the severe impact that the COVID spike around the country is having on incarcerated people. Essie also announced a partnership with Dr. Bronner’s, activist soap company, to deliver life-saving supplies to those incarcerated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as part of their Lives on the Line campaign. The Davis Vanguard. 

“I’ve always attached myself to systems that have deeply affected me.” This vision has shaped Lateefah Simon’s career centered on advocating for reforms in the criminal justice system, education, public transportation, and beyond as president of the Akonadi Foundation and serving as president of the BART board of directors, representing District 7. Lateefah recently shared how her life experiences have guided her lifelong work as a leader in the racial justice movement with the San Francisco Business Times

The Zellerbach Family Foundation recently announced the appointment of Ravi Karra to its board of directors. Karra brings more than four decades of experience to the board and most recently served as chief investment officer and investment advisor at Cambridge Associates for a number of endowments, foundations, family groups, and pension funds. Philanthropy News Digest. FIN News


For 45 years, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation has brought together partners from across a wide range of sectors with residents and local leaders to build healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods. To celebrate their milestone anniversary year, EBALDC has launched 45 Stories for 45 Years, a storytelling project to lift up the voices and experiences of the diverse individuals and organizations that have made EBALDC’s work over four decades possible. 

Do you have a story about EBALDC you can tell? Submit your own at or via email to