Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019
Dalila is a long-time resident of East Palo Alto, California and started organizing at the age of 12 when she joined Youth United for Community Action. Dalila was active in the campaigns that closed Romic (a hazardous waste plant), advocated for the proper cleanup of the land Romic resided on and aided in developing the community plan for future use of that site. She has worked with the California Fund for Youth Organizing (CFYO) and helped coordinate and strategize a way for the California Student and Youth Bill of Rights to be passed. She attended and graduated from San Francisco State University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Geography (Environmental Studies). She is a lover of music, poetry, spoken word, lifting weights, being submerged in nature and being with family. She was a member of the Board of Directors for Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice for several years. Currently, she is staff at Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice where she is the lead coordinator for the Bayview Hunters Point Community Air Monitoring Project.