Chancellor’s Colloquium - London Breed - November 23, 2021
San Francisco Mayor London Breed ’97 will be Chancellor Gary S. May’s guest for the Chancellor's Colloquium to be shown at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.
She is the second woman to serve as mayor of San Francisco, after now-Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and the second African American, after Willie Brown, and the first woman of color. “It’s not just about being the first, it’s also remembering that ... I can’t be the last,” she said in conversation with Chancellor May before an audience of alumni and others in an Aggie Leadership Series program held in San Francisco City Hall in August 2019.
Prior to serving as mayor, Breed spent six years on the Board of Supervisors, including three as president. She grew up in San Francisco, raised by her grandmother in public housing, and said political science classes at UC Davis inspired her to try to improve her hometown.
“I really wanted to do something that would change my community, because I grew up in poverty, and I grew up where there was really a lot of violence and a lot of challenges,” she said in 2019. “And, I thought, ‘Well, this could help me change my community.’”