Green Festival Speakers

Eric Mar


Eric Mar was elected in November 2008 to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to represent the Richmond District. For over two decades, Eric has been a dedicated and responsive advocate for working families, youth and seniors, small businesses and all the diverse residents of San Francisco. From 2000 to 2008, Eric served as a Commissioner and President of the San Francisco Board of Education. He has also taught Asian American and Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, has been a past director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights and a longtime social justice activist with the Chinese Progressive Association and other grassroots organizations. As a public interest attorney, he served on the Human Rights Committee of the State Bar of California and the Civil Rights Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.