On May 9, 2018, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Wu Yee Children's Services hosted a reception and panel discussion on leadership and how to make a lasting impact and improve lives in the community. Wu Yee's CEO, Monica Walters, moderated the discussion which featured San Francisco Board of Education Commissioner, Dr. Emily Murase, and District 7 Supervisor, Norman Yee.
When asked what motivates them to public service, Supervisor Yee answered, "Every time I see a situation that is not just, I look at the little things I can do. I look at the question of why ECE teachers get so little pay, that is what keeps me motivated."
Responding to the same question, Dr. Murase spoke about being part of the policial process, "...these people are going to make decisions and I want myself and my community to be part of that process."
After the discussion, board members, Wu Yee staff and teachers mingled with volunteers and guests over appetizers and drinks and deliberated over the state of San Francisco's early childhood education and political climate.
Thank you to all who attended, and Dr. Murase and Supervisor Yee for being leaders in this important conversation.