Q&A with District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen
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**Note: This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world.**
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Join us for a cyber Q&A conversation with District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen. Get the opportunity to ask her how the district and the Board of Supervisors are preparing to combat the pandemic.
More about Hillary Ronen:
"My passion for this work is rooted in my upbringing and experience. I was born and raised in Southern California in a working-class family. My father immigrated to America when he was in his 20s. Watching the discrimination that he faced in the workplace had a profound effect on me, leading me to dedicate my life to advancing the rights of workers and their families. My mother is a speech and language teacher who instilled in me the importance of a quality public school education and lifelong learning.
After earning my undergraduate degree from UC San Diego, I moved to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley School of Law. Upon graduation, I moved to San Francisco’s Mission District to join La Raza Centro Legal where I spent over six years fighting for immigrants’ rights and organizing to get unpaid back wages for domestic workers and day laborers. This experience taught me the power of community organizing, and eventually led me to start my legislative career as Chief of Staff with then-District 9 Supervisor David Campos. During six years in this position, I helped craft a wide range of legislation, including laws that protect families and teachers from eviction, the Free Muni for Youth program, improved health care access for San Franciscans, and facilitated the development of 1,000 units of affordable housing."
My husband and I are raising our five year old daughter in the district.
About Manny's Super Civic Cyber Conversation:
San Francisco and the surrounding 5 counties are in the midst of mandated shelter-in-place. All businesses except those deemed essential are closed and many Bay Area residents and scared, nervous, and wondering about the future.
Manny's, a civic gathering and events space located in the heart of San Francisco, is rising to the occasion to create and promote a month's worth of live civic conversations to distribute needed information, give people the hope, and continue to civically engage the public in a time of need.
Manny's was opened on election night 2018 to create a physical place for people to go to become better informed and more involved citizens. Since opening we've hosted 17 of the Presidential candidates, over 550 civic events, talks, and gatherings, over 40 members of Congress including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and leaders across different social justice movements like Alicia Garza, Jose Antonio Vargas, Michael Brune, Cleve Jones, and Gabby Giffords.
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