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Kiyoshi Taylor is an activist and young leader in the BLM movement from Los Altos Ca. He has been fighting for justice since leading a march against police brutality in 2015 during his senior year in high school. Since then, he has organized educational forums, done extensive community work, and organized scores of protest in the Silicon Valley region of California. Some of his accomplishments include:

 

  • 2015 Nelson Mandela scholar award recipient for work in community and leading March in the name of Community

  • In 2020 received these accomplishments for his work in race relations and police reform in his area.

    • Person of the year, by the Los Altos Town Crier

    • Congressional recognition by House of Representatives 

    • Proclamation in his name by the mayor for his work in race relations and police reform in his area.

  • Co-founder of Justice Vanguard, a nonprofit that fights for mental health resources and an end to systemic racism, promoting genuine education and dialogue around race relations. (justicevanguard.org)

  • Has hosted online events that have included the likes of

    • Emory Douglas (Original Black Panther Artist) 

    • Mildred Aristide (Former First Lady of Haiti)

  • He has also hosted some of the largest events Silicone Valley has ever seen.

    • Mountain View George Floyd March 2020​

      • Reached over 6k​

    • Los Altos March 2020

      • Reached over 5k​ 

  • Hosts panels for community discussions on a variety of topics