George G.

Executive Director
Oakland, CA, USA


Since 1993, George Galvis has been a dedicated community worker promoting a set of non-violent values and strategies to end violence, restore community, and reclaim youth from the madness plaguing our streets. He is an educator, activist, writer, consultant, trainer, policy advocate, and speaker in the areas of youth development and organizing, violence prevention, restorative justice for youth, male responsibility, fatherhood issues, family strengthening and healing, cultural competency, multiracial alliance building, Native American wellbriety, social justice, participatory action research, and community organizing, planning, and development.
He has been an invited speaker and presenter to communities, schools, juvenile detention centers, prisons, universities and conferences throughout the United States and abroad, including the United Nations. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies and a Master’s in City Planning (abt) from UC Berkeley where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow. He has conducted and published extensive, primary research on alternatives to gang violence utilizing culturally and spiritually based approaches to build and strengthen healthy individuals, families, and communities.
He is a frequent commentator and guest on various radio programs and has been featured in several documentaries. He has vast experience organizing youth and youth-led projects and has been involved with many local, regional, statewide, and national campaigns and initiatives addressing issues of criminalization of youth, Native American wellbriety movement, immigrant rights, educational equity, and racial justice.

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