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Pendarvis Harshaw

Senior Communications Associate

Pendarvis Harshaw, Senior Communications Associate, is a part of an extremely talented team of communications experts who work to amplify stories of policies and practices that are moving us toward a more equitable America. Pendarvis, or Pen for short, works primary with the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, with a special focus on legislation in California. Prior to becoming a member of the PolicyLink family, Pen earned a degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and an undergraduate degree from Howard University’s School of Communications. Pen is a published journalist with bylines from Youth Radio, Fusion, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio and more. He runs a website dedicated to documenting the wisdom of elder African American men in his community, OGToldMe.Com. And although he is no longer a high school teacher, he is forever an educator. Oh, and he’s from Oakland. And proud of it.

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