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Local Focus To Solve the World's Problems

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Today we are talking about self-reliance on a global scale and how that starts at home. Our guest is Bookda Gheisar.

Bookda Gheisar, Global Washington

Bookda joined Global Washington in the summer of 2008 to help launch Global Washington. Before coming to Global Washington, Bookda was Executive Director of the Social Justice Fund (2000-2008), where her work was dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities through strategic grantmaking efforts to community-based organizations in the Northwest. Before this, Bookda was the Executive Director of Cross Cultural Health Care Program (1993-2000) whose mission is to help ensure underserved communities full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Bookda taught at University of Washington School of Social Work, Antioch University, and Bastyr University as adjunct faculty.