Amos White is an Alameda resident, civic leader, poet and environmental and civil rights activist. He is Vice Chair of the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization, Steering Committee Member on Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda as Climate Emergency Mobilization Committee Chair and a Carnegie Innovation Hall Advisory Board Member.
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