We have a spirited conversation about Kamala Harris’s VP bid, racial identity and prosecutor record.
Tonya Love works for Assemblymember Rob Bonta as District Director for Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. She is also a member of the Oakland Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Advisory Board, serving for the 2017-2020 term. Elected CA Democratic Party Delegate for Assembly District 18.
Professor James Lance Taylor is a former President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), an important organization of African American, African, and Afro Caribbean political scientists in the United States, 2009-2011. Taylor also served as Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco from 2012-2015, and Faculty Coordinator of the African American Studies Program for 2015-2017. He served as the Chair for the “Committee on the Status of Blacks” in Political Science for the American Political Science Association (APSA), 2016-2017.
Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit-American artist, technologist, and the Executive Director of Equality Labs, an art and technology startup supporting South Asian religious, cultural, and genderqueer communities in the United States and South Asia. Through her work she organizes communities to fight impunity, state violence, anti-blackness, caste apartheid, and religious intolerance. Her work has been recognized by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Producers Guild of America Diversity Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Magnum Foundation. https://racialequity.atlanticfellows.org/fellow/thenmozhi-soundararajan