Green Festival Speakers

Joshua Arce


Joshua Arce began his community advocacy work as a civil rights attorney before founding Brightline Defense Project in late 2005. Since early 2007, Mr. Arce and Brightline have focused their efforts on achieving quality of life improvements in vulnerable communities such as Bayview-Hunters Point in Southeast San Francisco. In 2010, Arce was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Citizens Committee on Community Development to advise the City and County of San Francisco on workforce development and affordable housing policy. Mr. Arce is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Arce founded Brightline with the proceeds of an anti-Latino employment discrimination settlement with a national mortgage lender.