Nov 18

The National Influencers Power Talk: Angela E. Ok, Attorney and Mediator, On “Crisis and Community”

at Ella Weed Room, 223 Millbank Hall

The Athena Center’s National Influencers “Power Talks” brings women leaders who are in the headlines of today – to share their visions of tomorrow and take audiences behind the scenes in learning how they broke through and made often historic change.

Angela E. Oh is a 2014 Athena Fellow; she is an attorney mediator with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She has spent a rich career in the midst of conflicts involving civil rights in the workplace, and housing rights.  Ms. Oh also led the Western Justice Center Foundation, a non-profit organization that advances peaceful resolution of conflict. In 1992, Oh stepped into the national limelight  as a mediator between Asian American and African American communities during the Los Angeles riots.  Four years later, she was appointed by President Clinton to the President’s Initiative on Race, tasked with engaging the United States in an unprecedented dialogue on race relations. Oh shares what she learned about how to cool flaring passions, think outside the box to generate new solutions, and build community out of division – skills that all of us need in our public and private lives.

Tickets are free and the event is open to the public. But sign up early as seating is limited! Click here to register.