Gerald Lenoir

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Gerald Lenoir


Gerald Lenoir ..., President of Lenoir and Associates, is a Berkeley activist.

Background

Gerald Lenoir has been in and around nonprofit organizations for over 35 years. He was the Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations—the Oakland-based (now Brooklyn-based) Black Alliance for Just Immigration (2006 to 2014) and the San Francisco Black Coalition on AIDS (1989 to 1995). He is the cofounder and past board chair of the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC) in Oakland. He is also a founding board member of Priority Africa Network. In addition, he served as a program manager and community organizer for two Seattle-based organizations—the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

In 1995, Lenoir formed Lenoir and Associates and for 11 year provided consultant services to nonprofits organizations and small businesses in California and throughout the country. In September 2014, he resumed his consulting business.

Gerald Lenoir and his wife Karen Dalton live in Berkeley, California and have three sons and four grandchildren.[1]

Accomplishments

Lenoir led the Black Coalition on AIDS in San Francisco for over six years, developing it from a group with two half-time staff and a budget of $60,000 in 1989 to a respected organization with a full-time staff of 25 people, five programs, an operating budget of $1.1 million and a capital budget of $1 million in 1995.

Cofounder and former board chair of the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC) in Oakland. Since 1992, HEPPAC has developed from an all-volunteer needle exchange program into a premier HIV/AIDS prevention and service organization with a budget of nearly $1 million and a staff of 15 people.

Developed a successful proposal for the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) in Seattle for 20% ownership of the local cable television franchise by four nonprofit organizations.

Provided effective strategic planning, program planning, meeting facilitation consulting and other services to a range of groups. Provided leadership and strategic direction to the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, an organization of African Americans and Black immigrants providing education on and advocacy for progressive immigration reform and racial justice; led the formation of the Black Immigration Network, a national network of African American and Black immigrant individuals and organizations.[2]

Education

Gerald Lenoir earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Personnel Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also studied law at UCLA and marketing at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition, he completed The Art of Leadership training at the Rockwood Leadership Institute and earned a certificate of completion for the AIDS Management Institute of Compass Point Nonprofit Services.[3]

Recognition

Lenoir’s awards and accolades include a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly, a “Gerald Lenoir Day” Proclamation from the Mayor of San Francisco, the Ubuntu Award from Priority Africa Network, a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Newark’s African Commission, a Community Leadership Award from the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention and the Founder’s Award from the HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County.[4]

Comrades

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With Bob Wing, Linda Burnham, Gerald Lenoir, Dorian Warren, Minerva Solla, August 23, 2016.

LOM

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In 1985 Gerald Lenoir was a leader of Seattle Line of March.

Black Liberation Commission

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In 1986 Gerald Lenoir served on the Black Liberation Commission of Line of March.

Frontline Forum, Portland

Frontline June 1987

In June 1987 Gerald Lenoir Line of March Black Liberation Commission, Chisao Hata, Japanese-American American Citizens League, Mazen Malik General Union of Palestinian Students, Ben Priestly Black United Front, participated in a Frontline Forum in Portland Oregon.

Frontline Forum, Los Angeles

Frontline August 1 1988

Gloria Romero delegate to the Democratic Party convention, and assistant professor of Women's Studies at Cal State San Diego, and Gerald Lenoir, a journalist at the Rainbow Coalition convention, and co-chair of the Line of March Black Liberation Commission, together addressed a Frontline Forum in Los Angeles? in 1988, "Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow Coalition and the Democratic Party: what's the score".

Following the Rainbow

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Gerald Lenoir and Fran Beal followed the Rainbow Coalition for Frontline.

Frontline

As at Nov. 13, 1989, the listed editorial staff of Line of March's Frontline included Gerald Lenoir.

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[5] War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Gerald Lenoir, board member, HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County.

War Times Staff

In 2009 voluntary War Times staff[6]included:

Jan Adams, Karolo Aparicio, Mariana Bustamante, Ruth Warner Carrillo, Jung Hee Choi, Max Elbaum, Arnoldo Garcia, Rebecca Gordon, Felicia Gustin, Hany Khalil, Rachel Kahn, Lynn Koh, Gerald Lenoir, Burton Li, Betita Martinez, Samuel Orozco, Ricardo Ortega, Sushawn Robb, Kerry Taylor and Bob Wing.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Lenoir is on the Board of Directors of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, as of March 9, 2010.[7]

Old comrades

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Bob Wing, December 20, 2014;

CoCo Gala Dinner — with Gerald Lenoir, Karen Bass and Aurea Montes-Rodriguez in Los Angeles, California.

Book talk with Jamala Rogers

518 Valencia St, San Francisco Sunday 7 February 2016, organized by Michelle Foy "Book talk with Jamala Rogers, founder of the St. Louis based Organization for Black Struggle & author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebel".

Jamala will explore the roots of the Ferguson Rebellion and the practical lessons for organizing.
"There is no algorithm, no theory that can predict when human rage reaches its boiling point. I wanted to expose to some and to remind others that there is another side of Ferguson, St. Louis County, USA that exists...if we work together in a respectful & disciplined way, a new Ferguson, St. Louis, & USA, is possible." —Jamala Rogers

Those signalling their intention to attend on Wherevent included Georgia Faye Hirsty, Melanie McCrea, Joe Navarro, Michelle Foy, Cynthia Fong, Gerald Lenoir, Fernando Marti, Lucia Aguilar-Navarro, Joyce Nakamura, Jeremy Gong, Jason Wallach, Andrew Rogge, Lucy Clarke, Colleen FitzSimons, Saima Hashimi, Rachel Rye Butler, Pam Tau Lee, Afomeia Tesfai, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kari Riesgo Banuelos, Eva Martinez, Justin Tombolesi, Josh Warren-White, Kate Sorensen, Malkia Cyril, Lelia Gomez, Mark Prudowsky, N’Tanya Lee, Marcy Rein, Finley Coyl, Shina Riane, Ken Yamada, Dyan Ruiz, Nancy Wan, Sarah Jarmon, Mark McBeth, Leon Sun, Sabrina Cascos Peterson, Mary Sweeters, Eric See, Dani Gonzalez, Mashael Majid, Susan Weiss, Juan Gamboa, Jr., Amy Sonnie, Felicia Gustin, Mickey Ellinger, Betty Pazmino, Charlie Fredrick, Aimee Molina Cuellar, Becki Ming-Yoke Hom.

Sponsored by: Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad and LeftRoots.[8]

FRSO

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Gerald Lenoir is close to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Old comrades

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Felicia Gustin, with Devonte Jackson, Gerald Lenoir, Leonard McNeil and Phil Hutchings, December 2, 2016.

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