Yvonne Haskins - Lifelong Civic Contributor and Community Builder
Don’t miss these rich stories from a full life of 81 years (so far)! Growing up in a nurturing and accomplished black community in Jim Crow Atlanta ... how running red lights as a police officer under Rizzo led to a deep understanding of abuse of power ... the glass ceiling for African American lawyers in Philly law firms ... how the fight to save a Germantown grocery store exposed “councilmanic prerogative” to the city ... and revitalizing Germantown by creating a path to homeownership for today's residents.
Throughout her many career reinventions and volunteer projects Yvonne homes in on key community issues and brings people together to tackle them.
More about Yvonne Haskins, and organizations she talks about in this episode:
- 1950’s Atlanta bus story (Yvonne as a young Rosa Parks)
- LinkedIn profile
- Mt Airy USA Community Champions video
- Germantown residents are fighting to bring down the neighborhood's notorious blight king
- Germantown United CDC
- Women Organized Against Rape
- Jumpstart Germantown
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