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Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative – Race, Power and Poverty: Understanding How These Factors Impact Socio-Economic Status in the Tri-Valley

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am


Join a conversation about race, poverty, and socio-economic status in the Tri-Valley. Our discussion will challenge participants to unveil thoughts and mindsets about how class, race, and poverty affect people living in our communities. Learn about winning strategies that support and enhance economic stability to address disparities and create ladders of opportunity for positive life outcomes.

This event will be held LIVE and in-person at Rosewood Commons Conference Center.  Doors open at 8:00am; program begins at 8:30am. We highly encourage in-person attendance to spark meaningful conversations and meet service providers.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may register here instead for a Zoom link to join us virtually.


Thank you to our sponsor of
Anti-Poverty Collaborative programming.


Sheila joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2010 after a professional career that included almost 20 years’ work in financial services and affordable housing at Citibank and Fannie Mae, respectively. In her current role as Manager of Equity and Inclusion, Sheila collaborates with partners to develop and advocate for policies and practices that address the root causes of hunger, including racism. Her role has been deliberately linked to the Food Bank’s equity and inclusion journey; building community one conversation at a time because we cannot assume that “more diverse” necessarily translates into “more equitable.” She is currently focused on partnerships that address the ability of first-generation college students and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families to navigate to more stable and sustainable economic outcomes in which they can thrive. Sheila is a passionate advocate for racial and economic justice and expanding access to ladders of success.

Sheila’s community service currently includes the following:

  • Eden Housing, Inc. board of directors
  • Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay Continuing Education Advisory Council
  • Food Subcommittee for CSUEB’s Pioneers for H.O.P.E. program
  • Advisory council for CSUEB’s Center for Community Engagement
  • My Eden Voice (Ashland-Cherryland) community mobilization effort
  • Bay Area Systems Impacted Consortium (BASIC); formerly incarcerated persons pursuing higher education opportunities
  • Operation My Home Town, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and Youth and Family Services Bureau (wrap-around services for formerly incarcerated persons leaving Glenn Dyer and Santa Rita detention facilities;
  • Community Advisor, City of Hayward.

Sheila has participated in several workshops/trainings, including:

  • StirFry Seminars & Consulting
    • Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills for Diversity Trainers, Educators &
    • Therapists: Five-Day Intensive
    • Two-year Mindful Facilitation Certification Program
  • African American Multigenerational Trauma & Implementing Models of Change course with Dr. Joy DeGruy
  • How to Have Difficult Conversations About Racial Justice in Workplace
  • Race Forward
    • Building Racial Equity Training
    • Organizing Racial Equity Training
  • The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
    • Three-day Undoing Racism Workshop
  • Robin DiAngelo
    • Deconstructing White Privilege
  • Educational Equity Institute
    • Six-week Racial Equity Cohort
  • Anti-Racism as a Process and Practice
    • Eight-part workshop series for practitioners
  • Racial Equity Institute
    • Groundwater Training
    • Phase I (2-day)


March 23
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Rosewood Commons Conference Center
4400 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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