Eva Paterson on Lateefah Simon in the Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Leslie Fulbright covers Lateefah Simon, the new executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, in today’s edition. Leslie quotes Eva Paterson on her meeting Lateefah for the first time:

She said the two were at a function meant to unite older leaders of the civil rights community with the new generation. “We were getting older and graying and felt like it was important to talk to younger activists and pass the baton,” said Paterson, 59. “Lateefah was in this group of young people who told us they knew what they were doing, that they didn’t need our baton.  “It was humbling, but good. I instantly liked her, and we have stayed close.”

Read the article here 

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