This Week with Change - February 28, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News

With Super Tuesday just a few days away, and with so much at stake, She the People will host a Super Tuesday Power Preview with women of color organizers in key states to ensure that the issues and the voices of women of color are not ignored. RSVP at

Applications are now open for the Zellerbach Family Foundation’s William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change. The second annual award recognizes Bay Area organizations that are developing visionary approaches to advance social justice and address the pressing needs faced by communities throughout the Bay Area. To learn more and apply today:

Coming up

On March 9, more than 500 Sister Warriors will gather in Sacramento for Freedom 2030 Campaign Launch at the Capitol on International Women’s Day, a movement to end mass incarceration, state- and gender-based violence and criminalization. Learn more about Freedom 2030 and sign onto the Freedom Charter today:

Welcoming two new team members!

We are so excited to share that we have added two team members to Change Consulting, both of whom will be joining us as communications directors. 

Carrie Crespo-Dixon - Communications Director - Earned & Digital Media and Storytelling

Carrie Crespo-Dixon is a communications professional with over two decades of experience working both in-house and on the agency side. Carrie is particularly passionate about racial equity, social justice and civic engagement both locally and nationally. 

In 2012, she had the unique opportunity to work on the Obama campaign, acting as Deputy Director of the first ever Tech Field Office in San Francisco.  In 2016, Carrie joined Make Oakland Better Now!, a grassroots civic organization as the second woman of 12 board members and will be assuming the role as Board President from the founder of the organization in April 2020.  Carrie’s most significant contribution to the board has been in support of the establishment of a Police Commission for the city of Oakland. In 2019 she completed a Master’s of Science in Digital Marketing. In 2020, she was appointed to the Budget Advisory Commission for Oakland.  

Her goal is to pursue a role as a change agent through storytelling that leverages traditional and digital mediums. Connect with Carrie on Twitter: @CrespoGirl.

Anna Ghosh - Communications Director - Branding/Messaging, Strategy/Campaigns, Training/Facilitation

Anna has more than two decades of experience helping leaders, organizations, coalitions, and communities live up to their ideals, be their best selves, and turn their vision for a better world into reality.

Before joining Change Consulting, Anna was an independent communications consultant and communications director for social change organizations including the San Francisco Women’s Building, SF Housing Accelerator Fund, Get Healthy San Mateo County, California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, Weingart Foundation, Causa Justa: Just Cause, Power California, Rubicon Programs, Durfee Foundation, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Center for Youth Wellness, More Light Presbyterians, Channel Black, Common Future (formerly BALLE), Food and Water Watch, and dozens more.  

Before that, she worked with filmmakers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and corporations as an agency consultant and in-house communications lead. Throughout her work and personal life, Anna is committed to reclaiming her humanity and encouraging other white people to reclaim theirs by actively working to confront and dismantle systemic racism.   Connect with Anna on Twitter: @AnnaGhosh.

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