Survivors Speak. The Movement!

Some may call them victims of crime. We call them survivors. It could be your family member, a friend, co-worker or neighbor. These crime survivors are putting their experiences at the center of policy conversations and advocating for change. We learn from David Guizar, who shares his very personal family story as a crime survivor, as well as Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice’s, Anna Cho Fenley, about their role in supporting survivors in casting off the stigma, shame and blame from their experiences. We're addressing the whole spectrum of crime and getting ready for #SurvivorsSpeak 2017, a powerful movement for change, on April 4th on the steps of the California State Capitol. Together, these survivors are using their stories to change the way we all think about public safety.

Guest Profiles


Anna Cho Fenley, Director, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

In her role at Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, Anna works to organize and elevate the voices of communities most harmed by crime. She draws on years of experience working in across multiple sectors--from public safety and direct service to policy advocacy and community organizing. As Director, she currently works in partnership with the Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice Founder's Circle and Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice Chapter Leadership Team. A program of Californians for Safety & Justice, Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice gives survivors of crime a voice in public policy through its six active chapters across the state. Above it all, Anna is driven by her personal experience as a survivor and transnational adoptee.


David Guizar, Los Angeles Chapter Coordinator, Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice

When he was 10 years old, David’s older brother – and idol – was murdered. No one told him what happened, and he struggled as a teenager with fear and anger about the loss. After decades of addiction, David became clean and sober. Then in 2012, another one of his brothers was killed while attempting to stop a stranger from entering a wedding party. He helped his family navigate this ordeal and developed first-hand expertise in what needs – often unmet or hard to meet – people have after experiencing trauma. David now works to raise the voice of survivors in Los Angeles where he serves as an activist and organizer. As Chapter Coordinator, he collaborates with individual survivors and organizations through the “Building a Network of Leaders for New Safety Priorities” curriculum. Additionally, David is a founding member of the Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, Leadership Team.  Twitter | Facebook | Website

Show Notes

Sponsor messages donated to Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice by The Ambassadors Circle

What’s the 411? Local headlines from around the Bay Area!


The Top 5 Events that Caught Our Eyes!

  • 2017 Solo Mujeres exhibit opening reception, March 24 at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. 30th Anniversary of Solo Mujeres, with this year’s theme honoring resistance, taking many forms but rooted in the revolutionary act of love
  • Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour March 24 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Podcast legend, comedian, and TV actor is getting real in his comedy tour
  • Sunset Beach Party and Meditation, Sat April 1, 5 pm at Ocean Beach, featuring DJ Umami. Make sure you stay for the sunset meditation at 7:15 pm
  • Canvas and Cannabis, Saturday April 1, at the Green Door in San Francisco. Think wine and painting, but with weed
  • Marlon Wayans at the San Jose Improv Sunday April 2


Bonus Event
LGBTQ Rights: What’s At Stake? Wednesday March 29 at The Commonwealth Club, 6:30- 7:30 pm. Panel discussion around potential executive orders and religious freedom legislation under 45, with guests Matt Haney (SFUSD), Mia Satya (Community Organizer), Rick Welts (Golden State Warriors)

Featured Music & Extras:
Griot “Everday
Tomer Ben Ari “World Amnesty
Yuval Maayan “This Is The Life
Perfect Muse “Lucky Number
DD Sakora “Malibu
Living Pulse “The Chapman Run
Optimistic “Sleep Tight
Oliver Michael “Bluerise
Lights on the Gold Shore “Game of Trees

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Andra Day “Rise Up
Nas feat Lauren Hill “If I Ruled the World
Dj Umami “We Run SF
Akeelah Sherrills
Aswad Thomas
Lenore Anderson
KCBS News Report

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Christianne Harder and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

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