Minister Diane Ujiiye is a Co-director of API RISE (www.api-rise.org) - Her background includes over twenty years of working in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, gang prevention intervention, and re-entry in multi-ethnic LA County. She has conducted civil rights and public policy advocacy for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California, resulting in the successful passage of state legislation. She serves as board president for Healing Urban Barrios, a gang intervention and re-entry program in East Los Angeles. Diane served as an appointee to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Citizens Oversight Committee after the 1992 uprising and as chair of the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs. She has facilitated an array of group processes designed to address the causes and symptoms of division. Diane is currently building solidarity with the Black community in Los Angeles with mostly formerly incarcerated API’s and Blacks. She holds a Master of Divinity (Mdiv’) degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
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