Green Festival Speakers

David Escobar


David Escobar is a Salvadoran born of the indigenous group called the Lenca-Poton. David grew up in the Mission and Excelsior Districts of San Francisco. His own ethnic heritage provides David with a special understanding of the complex racial and cultural issues that prevail in this community. David is currently organizing efforts to educate and develop cultural competency among the social service agencies in Marin and throughout the Bay Area as it pertains to indigenous people. In this regards David has co-produced several quarterly trilingual shows which aired on KPFA Radio 94.1 FM entitled “Indigenous Radio” in 2007. He is an at large board member of the Environmental Education Council of Marin, an at large Advisory Board member of the North Bay Conservation Corps, and an at large Board member for the Marin Institute. He was a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation Koshland Award in May of 2000. He is a past Board member of the Marin Community Foundation Community Partnership Committee (appointed 2002-2005), a past at large member of the Action Coalition for People of Color, and a past at large board member of the Marin American Indian Alliance (2004-2007). In 2003, David was appointed as a delegate to the California Democratic Party by Assemblyman Joe Nation and was a member of the Native American and Latino Caucus’.