Civil Rights leader Gwen Green started her activism 85 years ago, when her grandfather took her around with him to gain support to force the District Attorney of Oakland, CA, to hire a Black secretary. Later on in her formative years, Green became the go to for justice in Los Angeles. She worked for and with educators, dignitaries, entertainers, politicians and community members to overcome social injustices in the lack of rights for workers. She has worked with the likes of former Mayor Tom Bradley, Council President Herb Wesson, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She served as the Executive Secretary of the Western Christian Leadership Conference and the United Long Term Care Workers Union for 20 years.