Tash Nguyen

Tash was born and raised in the Bay Area as a daughter of Vietnamese refugees and brings her lived experience to her advocacy work as a young queer person who was funneled through the school to prison pipeline. Her passion for collective decision making is rooted in her background in coordinating relationships with community members, organizations/coalitions, and key local and state officials. Prior to joining Restore Oakland, Tash was a Senior Advocate and Organizer at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC). She led campaigns representing EBC as a member of the Justice Reinvestment Coalition and Stop Urban Shield Coalition to reduce jail populations and move taxpayer dollars out of the corrections budget and into community-based economic and public safety strategies. Tash's dedication to resisting systems of domination is fueled by the deep ties she has in her community and her broader vision of liberation. She enjoys the great outdoors, noodles, going to live shows, and nerding out over music, film, and poetry.

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