San Francisco Power of Choice 2024 - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America


San Francisco Power of Choice 2024

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The 29th San Francisco Power of Choice event was held on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

11am PT // Registration open
12pm – 1:30pm PT // Seated Luncheon

Featured Speakers

Rakim H.D. Brooks

President, Alliance for Justice

Rakim H.D. Brooks (He, Him)

Rakim is a public interest appellate lawyer who is committed to a judiciary that reflects America’s diversity and the Constitution’s promise of a more perfect union. He currently writes a monthly column for Democracy Docket on the important role courts play in our democracy. Brooks garnered an outstanding reputation as an innovative strategist, policy thinker, and legal advocate in his previous role as Campaign Manager for the ACLU’s Systemic Equality Campaign. Prior to his work at the ACLU, Brooks was an associate attorney at Susman Godfrey. He served as a member of the Biden-Harris transition team and currently serves on the advisory board for the Brown Center for Slavery and Justice and as a board member of Getting Out, Staying Out in his native East Harlem. Brooks clerked for Justice Edwin Cameron on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit. He has an A.B. from Brown University; a M.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management.

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin

Author, Reproductive rights & justice thought leader

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin (She/Her)

Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a highly visible thought-leader, podcast host, professor, and frequent commentator on MSNBC, lending her expertise on matters of constitutional law, reproductive justice, and the state of American democracy. She is a distinguished professor at Georgetown University, holding the prestigious Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professorship of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy. Dr. Goodwin is one to the most cited health law scholars in the world and a highly regarded public intellectual with commentaries appearing in the NY Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, Ms. magazine and other publications. She has testified before state and federal legislators on matters of health and reproductive justice. Dr. Goodwin is the author of six books and over 100 articles and commentaries on matters of law, medicine, reproductive health, and biotechnologies. She is the 2022 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award and in 2023 she was honored by the California Women’s Law Center with their prestigious Pursuit of Justice Award. Dr. Goodwin is author of the award-winning book, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood. She is the Executive Producer at Ms. Studios.

Mini Timmaraju

President & CEO, Reproductive Freedom for All

Mini Timmaraju (she/her)

Mini Timmaraju is a seasoned campaigner, skilled coalition-builder, high-impact organizer, and talented organizational leader with over 20 years of experience leading federal, state, and local campaigns, as well as advocacy efforts around reproductive rights, gender justice, and racial justice. Mini has a wealth of governmental and political experience at the state and federal level, including advising the Biden-Harris administration on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and serving as Women’s Vote Director on the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Mini has also worked on reproductive rights in Texas and at the national level and worked for several members of Congress.


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