About the speaker
Kisai (Key-Sigh-Eee) Henriquez is a queer Domini-Rican womxn born, raised and currently living on occupied Yelamu, Ramaytush Ohlone territory, San Francisco.
Growing up in the city Kisai participated in several youth development agencies and experienced significant contact with the juvenile justice system. These experiences helped plant the seeds for being a changemaker in our community. She is a passionate social justice advocate with a deep commitment to youth development and social work, and whose work centers around community-building.
Kisai values cultivating spaces for: partnership, advocacy, creativity, healing, joy, equity, self-determination and wellness. One of those spaces is within Huckleberry Youth Programs, where Kisai is a program manager for Project READY, a program focused on supporting the academic and social-emotional development of youth and their families. She is also the founder and creator of Comm(UNITY), a mobile space for community-service based providers and educators to build community and heal collectively.
Kisai claims herself as a Frisco Sunflower who takes and makes space by riding her bici (“bicycle” in Spanish), connecting with nature, creating upcycled earrings, and using her experiences and creativity to build community. As an avid bici rights activist, she is an action team member with Bicis Del Pueblo, PODER, focusing on bike access, education, and equity. She is also the District 9 representative for the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee.
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