F.O.G. Silicon Valley’s Community Unity in Diversity was held on Sunday, August 7 at the Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose. In the wake of the shootings in Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Paris, Munich, our global community is faced with great challenges that we have never faced before. Everyone’s lives matter in our community.
California exemplary community leaders who have contributed greatly to our society are the following: Honorable Teresa D. Cox, Event Chair and Moderator & Ohlone Community College Trustee and Trade Advisor to the Obama Administration; Chandra Lopez-Brooks, Northern California Staff Director for SEIU-United Service Workers West & Vice Chair of Santa Clara County’s Commission on the Status of Women and Girls; Frank Carabajal, Founder and President of EsTiempo; Assemblymember Kansen Chu, District 25;
Mujeeb Ijaz, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Doug Hollie, President, Northern California NFL Players Association; James Gonzales, San Jose Police Officer and Board of Directors of Police Officers Association; Dr. Romesh Japra, FOG Founder & Convener; Reverend Jethro Moore, Silicon Valley Chapter, NAACP; Father Jon Pedigo, Santa Clara County Interfaith Council; Parmeet Randhawa, Founder, Mr. & Mrs. Punjabi USA Pageant, and Tawney Warren, Ohlone College Student Trustee (Fmr.).
Each community leader shared his invaluable insight and experience on how our community can help stop the violence and racism against our brothers and sisters. Angela Tirado, Singer, Voice of San Jose, concluded with Michael Jackson’s song, “Man in the Mirror” on how we can make that change by starting with ourselves.
Dr. Romesh Japra gave a warm welcome and presented awards to each speaker assisted by David and Jacqueline Cox and congratulatory salute with F.O.G. Executive Steering Committee including Upendra and Seema Giri and Rajesh Verma.
Music Recording Artist Kam was in attendance to support this Community Unity in Diversity and empower our community. Audience members came from Los Angeles and around San Francisco Bay Area to hear from these exemplary community leaders, their own stories, the challenges that they faced in their endeavors and the lessons they learned through their determination and perseverance. Striving to always do the right thing in the best interest of our community.
In keeping with FOG’s tradition of promoting and working with our global diverse community, we thank these community leaders for their courage, leadership, and dedication to discuss how we can bring our community together in unity, diversity, peace, and harmony.
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