Keynote and Feature Descriptions

About the Speakers:

About the Keynote

Mia Mingus

March 6th at 5pm in the KBR

Photo in color of a Korean woman smiling with long hair and glasses in nature 

 

Mia Mingus is a writer, educator, and community organizer for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer physically disabled korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean. She works for community, independency and home for all of us. 

 

About the Featured Speaker

 ABBY ABINANTI

March 3rd at 5pm in the KBR

 

ABBY ABINANTI, Yurok Chief Judge is an enrolled Yurok Tribal member, she holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and was the first California tribal woman to be admitted to the State Bar of California. She was a State Judicial Officer (Commissioner) for the San Francisco Superior Court for over 17 years assigned to the Unified Family Court (Family/Dependency/Delinquency). She retired from the Superior Court in September 2011 and on July 31, 2014 was reappointed as a part-time Commissioner for San Francisco assigned to Dependency, and Duty Judge for that Court where she served until 2015. She has been a Yurok Tribal Court Judge since 1997 and was appointed Chief Tribal Court Judge in 2007, a position she held in conjunction with her Superior Court assignment until 2015.