Community Boards honors the recipients of the 2019 San Francisco Peacemaker Awards. They truly represent the true community builders and on-the-ground peacemakers that the awards salute and celebrate!
2019 Gail Sadalla Rising Peacemaker Award
Mina Fa is a senior at Phillip and Sala Burton High School in Visitacion Valley. Mina and her family are Cham, an ethnic group from Southeast Asia that she credits for teaching her to treat everybody she meets equally. Mina says her Muslim background teaches her to be mindful of the impact of her words. Through the support of Peer Resources, Mina has developed an array of conflict resolution and life skills based on these core beliefs. Learn more about Mina.
2019 Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award
Sasanna Yee, a San Francisco Visitacion Valley native, launched her Peace in the Southeast project to transform “hurt into love”. Motivated by the violent assault on her 88-year-old grandmother, Sasanna has been inspirational in creating racial unity and healing spaces in Visitacion Valley and beyond. Now her life’s mission, Peace in the Southeast has rippled throughout many community spaces and neighborhoods in the southeast corner of San Francisco. Learn more about Sasanna.
HOMEY, Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth
2019 Community Boards Leadership Peacemaker Award
HOMEY is a grassroots, non-profit deeply rooted in San Francisco. Founded by former gang members 20 years ago, HOMEY has unapologetically identified issues adversely affecting the youth and young adults throughout the Mission District. They’re an inspirational community-empowerment organization combating youth violence and mass incarceration. HOMEY does this through delivering hope, empowerment, leadership, culture, and most importantly, with love. Learn more about HOMEY.