APRIL 09, 2019
5:30PM – 8:00PM
SF War Memorial | San Francisco, CA
Join Girls Leadership for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. Co-Founder & CEO Simone Marean will celebrate the impact of honorees Shanti Brien, Dr. Shakti Butler, Misha Olivas, and Peggy Orenstein. These honorees will thank the people who showed them how to step into their voice, and their power. Join us to raise a glass to power a generation.
Misha Olivas is a San Francisco native who strives to help young people use their cultural identity and natural resilience, along with their personal and community history to become agents of change for themselves, their families and their communities. As a child, her Mom supported parents at SFUSD, her Dad was very active in bay area soccer and both parents worked hard to support cultural events and organizations in the Mission. Service and involvement in the community has always been an expectation and ethos for her family. Misha is currently the Director of Community and Family Engagement for United Playaz, a violence prevention and leadership development organization committed to providing young people with positive role models and activities to engage in as an alternative to involvement with gangs, drugs and other high-risk behaviors. A proud mother of four, Misha is committed to helping youth realize the importance of giving back to their community and embodying the United Playaz motto “It takes the hood to save the hood”.