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Ballot Education with Katie McCall & Shakirah Simley

Join us in learning more about the ballot measures that we, as voters, will be deciding during San Francisco's June 5 election. Katie McCall is the creator of "Katie's voter guide"; Shakirah Simley is a Ruby member, writer, educator, and community organizer. Together, we'll talk through each of the issues you'll be voting on in this election.

Snacks & drinks will be provided.

About Katie McCall

Katie’s deep faith in people and our power to change the world for the better has prompted her to work at the Feminist Majority Foundation, Women in Community Service, the Youth Leadership Institute, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health, and Planned Parenthood: Shasta-Diablo. In 2003, along with Executive Director Carlina Hansen, Katie was an inaugural fellow of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute. In 2005, Katie was recognized as one of ten “Young Emerging Leaders in the Reproductive Health Field” by NARAL Pro-Choice America and won “Young HR Non-Profit Professional of the Year” in 2014 from the Young Nonprofit Professionals of the Bay Area. Currently, Katie swims with a co-ed synchronized swim team (in 2017 she won gold with her team at Out Games in Miami, Florida!). In her “free” time, Katie is a photographer, voter guide creator, flea market connoisseur, knitter, babysitter/playmate for her 9-year-old niece, swims in the Bay with the Dolphin Club, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for San Francisco Tsunami Aquatics.

About Shakirah Simley

Shakirah Simley is a writer, educator, and community organizer in San Francisco. Shakirah has over a decade of experience working on food equity policy issues, as well with national youth organizing and labor unionization campaigns. She is a 2017 Fellow for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, former Community Director for Bi-Rite and its Family of Businesses in SF, and is the co-founder of Nourish|Resist, a multiracial organizing collaborative dedicated to using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance. She graduated from UPenn in 2007 with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Urban Studies, and received her M.A. from the University of Gastronomic Sciences via a Fulbright scholarship. Shakirah has been honored for her work as one of Zagat’s "30 under 30" and received special commendations from the City of SF from former Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor London Breed. She currently works for the City and County of San Francisco, doing community and economic development in the city's Southeast neighborhoods. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, Civil Eats, and the recently published book: Feed the Resistance.