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Joshua Lee

Joshua Lee

Joshua Lee

Multicultural Fellow, Power
Why do you do what you do? What drew you to the foundation?

Increasing access and equity for and with those most impacted has always driven my work. Growing up in Oakland, it was made clear to me early on that access to power was not the same for all people. My draw to working with the foundation stems from SFF’s long-term dedication to racial equity and movement building.

How would you describe your role?

I am part of a team that focuses on building movement work throughout the Bay Area through partnerships centered on organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement. One core way this work is done is through my leadership of the Rapid Response Fund for Movement Building, which provides quick-turnaround funds to frontline social justice organizations. Given today’s context, partnerships like these, that prioritize the voices of our communities, are an integral strategy towards racial and economic equity.

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?

I volunteer at AYPAL: Building API Community Power and the Chinese Progressive Association.

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