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Runway Lecture

Runway is designed to bring the energy and dialogue around social justice, equity, and inclusion on our campus directly to alumni and parents, providing you with runways to be change-makers at work, as volunteers, and at home with friends and family. 


The Alumni Association of San Francisco University High School invites you and a guest to join us for lunch and conversation about

The Crime of Poverty: Ending Wealth-Inequality in Our Justice System

Featuring Atteeyah Hollie ‘98, SB ‘94

People experiencing poverty are at greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than wealthier individuals. Our system of wealth-based justice disadvantages and punishes people because they are poor.

Atteeyah Hollie ‘98 is the deputy director of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR). Atteeyah has over a decade of experience litigating on behalf of people challenging the denial of the right to counsel, illegally closed courtrooms, wealth-based detention, and human rights abuses in prisons and jails. She helps lead SCHR’s efforts to end extreme sentencing in Georgia. Atteeyah trains public defenders with multiple state public defender agencies across the country, and also with Gideon’s Promise where she herself was a mentee.

In 2017 Atteeyah was named an “On the Rise” Georgia lawyer by the Fulton County Daily Report, and this year she is a finalist for the American Constitution Society’s David Carliner Public Interest Award. She received her B.A. in History from Dartmouth College in 2002, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2010, and is a member of the Georgia bar. Atteeyah originally served SCHR as an investigator for four years before returning in 2010 as an Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale Fellow.


  • 11:00 Doors open
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 Program begins

Friday, November 11, 2022
Downtown Olympic Club
524 Post Street, San Francisco

$50 or FREE for members of our community who work in social justice professionally


Questions? Contact Marianna Stark '89, director of alumni engagement and giving
415-407-8743 or

Past Runway Lecture Speakers

2021 Aaron Tartakovsky '08, co-founder and CEO of Epic Cleantec: A Journey from Politics to Plumbing:
Stewarding Our Most Precious Resource. Click here to watch the video.

2020 Louise Aronson MD, MFA ’81; Cynthia Brown MSN '91, SB '87; Jeffrey Hom MD, MPH, MSHP '00; Tomás Magaña, MD, MA, FAAP '82; moderated by Jen Rogers '91: Advancing Health Equity in the Time of Covid-19, a conversation with four distinguished alums who work in public health. Click here to watch the video of the event.

2019 Lareina Yee '91, P '21: Our topic is the power of inclusion at work, raising awareness on the subject of implicit bias in the workplace. From small slights to overt racism or sexism, we will explore the practices that help bring the best out of yourself, your team and community. No matter what your role, leading with inclusion matters.Determined to win the war for talent and gender parity, Lareina leads Women in the Workplace, a research partnership with and the Wall Street Journal. She is also chief diversity and inclusion officer for McKinsey, and member of the global partnership service team.

2018 Louise (Davis) Langheier '99, Co-Founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange, established in 2003. PHE’s mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. They do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country.

2017 Ian Haney López is the Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. Haney Lopez forcefully connects the growing racial divisions in society and the surging wealth inequality that hurts everyone. Haney Lopez is an engaging educator who has spoken at the Aspen Foundation, Commonwealth Club, National Press Club, and more. He spoke with University High School students following the election in November, 2016.