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Saun Hough

Saun G. Hough is the CA Partnerships Manager for Californians for Safety & Justice, where he coordinates public education campaigns and state and local coalitions to advance CSJ’s policy and programs work and to promote shared safety initiatives that replace wasteful prison spending with more effective safety solutions. His… Read More

Community-Owned Homes – How COPA/TOPA Counters Housing Corporatization

Private equity and venture capital-backed companies are buying up homes at a mass scale and renting them out to the very people whom they have priced out of the market. Tech is enabling this emerging class of corporate landlords, allowing them to rapidly scale by automating property management, home… Read More

Maria Noel Fernandez

Maria Noel Fernandez is the Executive Director of Working Partnerships. Maria Noel brings over a decade of organizing experience to the movement for a just economy in which all working people have what they need to thrive. As Executive Director of Working Partnerships USA, she oversees multiple campaigns and initiatives… Read More

Roberto Clack

Roberto Clack is the Executive Director of Temp Worker Justice. Roberto has spent time organizing in the housing, peace, and labor movements. As part of his work in the peace movement, Roberto helped organize Iraq Veterans Against War’s (IVAW) Winter Soldier event in 2008 and IVAW’s NATO Ceremony in 2012. Read More

Leah Simon-Weisberg

Leah Simon-Weisberg is an expert and statewide leader on rent control, landlord-tenant law, and anti-displacement policy. She is presently the Legal Director for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE.) She represented Moms 4 Housing in court, fighting for their right to live in an empty corporate-owned home on the… Read More

Michael Akinwumi

Michael Akinwumi leads the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)’s Tech Equity Initiative. The Tech Equity Initiative (TEI) is a multi-faceted effort launched by NFHA to increase the fairness of and reshape the design of algorithmic systems in the housing and financial services industries. Conducting research to advance the AI fairness… Read More

Aiha Nguyen

Aiha Nguyen leads the Labor Futures Initiative at Data & Society, which seeks to better understand emergent disruptions in the labor force as a result of data-centric technological development, and create new frames for understanding these disruptions through evidence-based research and collaboration with stakeholders. Prior to joining Data & Society,… Read More