Episode 4: Special Episode featuring exclusive Changemakers Interview
Changemakers: We’re capping Women’s History Month by bringing you an exclusive interview with one of California’s most fearless female political leaders and education equity champions: Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber.
Dr. Weber is California’s first Black Secretary of State appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom three years ago. She served four terms in the State Assembly representing San Diego communities and advanced key public education policies.
Secretary of State Weber was a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State. She was also a trustee on the San Diego Unified School Board.
Myrna Castrejón, President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, sat down with Madam Secretary to talk about Dr. Weber’s incredible personal story, her thoughts on the charter school movement – then and now – as well as her daughter – Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber who’s following in her mother’s political footsteps.