I am a lawyer and an activist. Theresa Bonpane of the Office of the Americas honored me by saying: “Jan Goodman’s distinguished career in law and life expresses the quest for justice and peace which is the essence of the Pacifica Mission”.
KPFK is the most important tool the left has in Los Angeles and I see attempting to make KPFK function better and dig itself out of its financial troubles as part of my work for peace, justice & equality.
For more information about me, additional endorsers, and other LSB candidates who I am supporting (and hope you vote for) go to CandidateSlate.org.
INVOLVEMENT IN KPFK
I became involved with the FREE-PACIFICA MOVEMENT, realizing that there was nothing more important to the Left in Los Angeles than saving Pacifica—which is why I and my husband defended law suits filed against Pacifica. Our pro-bono work saved Pacifica over a hundred thousand dollars.
I served on the LSB from 2003-2009. However, we must now redouble our efforts to create high quality, diverse programs, including cultural, local, national, inter-national, musical, gender bending and intellectually diverse and to have a management structure which supports that diversity and creativity.
My ability to forge productive relationships among people, as well as my legal, and fundraising skills will benefit our radio station.
ROOTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL
I grew up in Watts and remain active in South-Central L.A as well as Santa Monica. My step-father, Oneil Cannon became the first African-American member of the Printer’s Union in LA. I grew up in an activist, bi-cultural home, thus recognizing racism & the need to fight it daily.
Under my leadership, THE PAUL ROBESON COMMUNITY CENTER created its Filmmaking and Intercultural Youth Radio Training Projects in SouthL.A.
When SUNSET HALL was on the brink of closing due to financial troubles, I led the struggle to SAVE SUNSET HALL, the retirement home for “Free Thinking Elders.” When we won, I was elected President of the board and served for six years.
Lila Garrett, Commentator/Writer
Cynthia Anderson-Barker, Police Abuse Attorney
Sam Paz, Civil Rights/Police Abuse Attorney
Ed Pearl, Ash Grove Founder
S. Pearl Sharp, Poet/Actress–The Learning Tree, The Jeffersons /Producer–The Healing Passage, Author–Black Women For Beginners)
Cristina Vazquez, Unite/Here International Vice President (For ID-only)
Harvey Wasserman, Anti-Nuclear Activist
See CandidateSlate.org for additional endorsers
HISTORY OF SERVICE & SKILLS
Fundraising—Host of over 100 fundraisers, Salons, Booksignings at my home & various venues, including many for KPFK
Former Member: KPFK-LSB (Serving from 2003-2009), and Management Evaluation Committee
Past-President : National Lawyers Guild-L.A.
Past-President: Americans for Democratic Action-L.A.
Past-President and Chair of the Board: Sunset Hall Retirement Home
Co-Founder, Executive Director: Paul Robeson Community Center–and Robeson Youth Radio Training Project — So.Central L.A.
Former Director: San Bernardino County Legal Aid Society
Former Attorney: Greater Watts Justice Center
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