Jamilah Bradshaw-Dieng has been in the field of health and social justice since high school, starting out as a poet and youth organizer. She serves as a Building Healthy Communities Program Associate at The California Endowment, supporting East Oakland and Richmond. She is also a facilitator and theatre-of-the-oppressed practitioner. Child of East Oakland, Mrs. Bradshaw-Dieng is the daughter of Texas and Louisiana migrants who first moved to California in the 1950s. She did undergraduate work in Black Diaspora Studies at Mills College and graduate work in Psychology, with a focus on Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a member of Black Women Birthing Justice, Organization Development Consultants for Social Change, Collectif des Associations Artistiques pour le Dévelopement de l’Art in Senegal, and board member of East Bay Meditation Center. Her work emphasizes Black media and cultural icons and recognizes the thought-leadership held within the cultural outputs and imaginings of the African Diaspora.