To facilitate a retreat for a 13 organization, multi-ethnic network like ours can be a challenge because each member organization has it′s own interests, personalities, and political analyses. Jidan′s strong facilitation and direction helped us come together with a shared vision and understanding to move our work forward.Carolyn Tran, former Coordinator,
San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (2009)
I am a second generation Chinese American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an artist, organizer, and community builder for the past 20 years, I bring commitment to building grassroots power and love for creativity. I am particularly passionate about centralizing spirit in movement building, networked organizing, and motherhood as warrior training. Currently, I serve as the Program Officer in the People Pathway at the San Francisco Foundation. I am taking on pro-bono consulting work only.
I have a BA in Political Science with a minor in Education from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Public Policy with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. I live in Oakland, California with my husband, Bryant Terry and our two daughters.