Roma Pauline Guy, Advocate for Justice Reform, was honored with 19 other women in March at the Women’s History Month Awards Ceremony at City Hall. Guy was nominated for the award by District 5 SF Supervisor and President of the Board of Supervisors, London Breed.
The ceremony honored “Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” focusing on women who are making a difference in the community. The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with Mayor Ed Lee, members of the Board of Supervisors, District Attorney George Gascon and the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women have been presenting the awards since 1996.
The website wikipeacewomen.org wrote a biography about Roma Guy, which includes a quote by Diane Sabin:
“Roma Guy lives her life in a profound and peaceful way. Her strategic vision, strength, and wisdom help to build a world that fully embraces everyone.” Guy is a social justice activist and policy leader in public health, women’s rights, poverty, and homelessness, and has dedicated much of her adult life towards improving conditions for women, working on projects, that include the San Francisco Women’s Building and a family resource center. As well, Guy co-authored a book that helped redefine housing as a public health issue and developed an innovative curriculum at San Francisco State University.