Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. She has served on a number of boards aimed at advancing racial justice and economic empowerment including the San Diego NAACP, San Diego Dress for Success and Second Chance.
She has also worked to train a new generation of advocates as an adjunct professor in Political, Womens’ and African American studies at La Sierra University, San Diego State University, and at the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Old Dominion University.
Malveaux holds an undergraduate degree in Social Policy from San Diego State University and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. During law school, Malveaux served as both a White House and Congressional Intern, for First Lady Hillary Clinton and then Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Honorable Maxine Waters.
Coffee Talk will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Indaba Coffee.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.