Six years ago, Buki came to the U.S. from Nigeria and shortly after became engulfed in a human trafficking scheme in which she was forced to perform as a singer without pay. For an entire year, Buki and her four children were at the mercy of her trafficker and were left with no support or hope of escape.
Community members and local leaders came together to discuss the opioid epidemic and how its impacting San Diego families at the latest Community Heroes Community Conversation.
At the latest Community Heroes event, Nico Marcolongo was honored for his commitment to strengthening the mental and physical well-being of veterans.
At the latest Community Heroes event, Kim Sontag-Mulder was honored for her lifelong commitment to gender equity and opportunity for all.
A former gang member, Community Hero Bishop Cornelius Bowser uses his life experiences to help individuals caught up in the same gang activity he engaged in years ago.
Community members and local leaders came together to discuss civility in politics with KPBS Community Hero, Imam Taha Hassane, Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego.
Learn how Community Hero Steve Binder has worked for nearly 30 years to remove legal barriers that often prevent homeless San Diegans from getting back on their feet.
The fourth installment in the Community Heroes event series sparked dialogue about environmental resilience and equity, while honoring local hero Diane Takvorian, a leader in San Diego’s social and environmental justice movement for over 30 years.
Learn why City Heights attorney Elizabeth Lopez, executive director and founder of the Southern California Immigration Project, was honored as the 2017 KPBS Community Hero for her work in Immigration.