You can't spell COMMUNITY without UNITY
We encourage UNITY.
We welcome you to join a safe and thought-provoking conversation with global and local leaders who are paving the path for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our guest speakers will be sharing their experiences and knowledge on how they have created change in their community. This event was designed to continue important DEI conversations, highlight changes made thus far, and to be a catalyst for unity in the community.
U nconscious bias awareness
T houghtful conversations
Y outh education and development
Meet the speakers:
- Olivia V.G. Clarke, Student, leader, activist and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller '"lack Girl, White School: Thriving, Surviving and No, You Can't Touch My Hair"
Olivia V. G. Clarke serves as a leader on her school's Diversity Executive Board, plans diversity conferences and leads student-run faculty development activities.She is also a proud member of the 2019 & 2020 Black Girls Lead Class created by Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond. Additionally, she is a multi-year, full scholarship attendee of the Humanities and Cognitive Sciences Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. In 2018, she was selected to be a part of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a multicultural conference for high school student leaders in diversity.
- Cobi Jones, Sports/Soccer Legend & Broadcaster
COBI JONES is a Southern California sports legend, maintaining the title of the longest standing member of the LA Galaxy dynasty. LA's Original Cobi, spent 15 seasons with the Galaxy, as both a player and coach from 1996 - 2010. A 2011 US Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Cobi is a two-time MLS Cup winner (2002, 2005) with a storied international career with the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team.
Today, Cobi is one of the sport's preeminent broadcasters working with FOX Sports, where he was part of both the 2019 FIFA Women?s World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast teams, both as a game analyst (2018) and co-hosting World Cup Tonight (2018-2019). He is the lead English language analyst for Fox's coverage of Liga MX, Mexico's top professional soccer league. In the Fall of 2020, it was announced that Cobi would join the esteemed ranks as one of the founding investor owners of the NWSL's newest team, Angel City FC, bringing women's professional soccer to Los Angeles.
- Jen Fenton, MBUSD Board President
Jen Fenton holds a BA in Communications, University of Pennsylvania; JD, Loyola Law School. Previous professional experience as Associate Director of Development at Disability Rights Legal Center; Education and Outreach Coordinator at Cancer Legal Resource Center; Deputy to VP of Television and Film at William Morris Agency. Served as Measure MB (Parcel Tax) Chair; MBUSD Social Emotional Wellness Co-Chair; Measure C/EE (Bonds) Volunteer Chair; PTA President at Robinson Elementary; VP of MBEF. Married with twins in middle school.
- Tanya Monaghan, Social influencer and Deputy Editor of Southbay Magazine
Tanya Monaghan is a fashion stylist, style influencer, editor and writer. She has worked for numerous international publications such as InStyle and GQ, and served as Fashion Editor for Glamour Magazine, South Africa. After relocating back home to Manhattan Beach with her husband and three children, she became Guest Editor for South Bay Magazine where she enjoys shining a light on inspirational people within the community.