Robert Gnaizda is Dead : Death, Obituary, Cause of Death, Memorial, Funeral
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About Robert Gnaizda
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Robert Gnaizda (/ɡəˈneɪzdə/ gə-NAYZ-də) (August 6, 1936 – July 11, 2020) was the co-founder, General Counsel and Policy Director for the Greenlining Institute based in Berkeley, California. A graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and Yale Law School, he was known as an advocate of social justice for over 40 years. He grew up in Brooklyn NY, and was admitted to the California Bar on January 9, 1962.
Prior to co-founding the Greenlining Institute, he was the founder and chief counsel for America’s first legal service program for rural families, California Rural Legal Assistance, which received numerous national awards as the most outstanding legal service program in the United States. He also was the founder and senior partner in the western United States’ first public interest law firm, Public Advocates. He served under former California Governor Jerry Brown as California’s Health Director and Chief Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Prisons and was the State Bar representative for the Federal Judicial Selection Committee.
Gnaizda was Statewide Litigation Director for California Rural Legal Assistance, representing with low-income and mistreated farm workers in California’s Salinas Valley during the era of Cesar Chavez.
He was chief counsel in over 100 class action court and administrative cases focusing on minority economic empowerment and civil rights. In 2009, he was recipient of The Loren Miller Legal Services Award. The award is given annually and honors an attorney who has demonstrated long-term commitment to legal services and who has personally done significant work in extending legal services to the poor. In 2016 he received the Yale Latino Law Students Association’s Alumni Award.
In the Oscar Award-winning documentary film Inside Job (2010) by Charles H. Ferguson about the financial crisis of 2007-2010, Gnaizda “characterizes the Obama administration as ‘a Wall Street government,’ a take Mr. Ferguson clearly endorses.”
After retiring from the Greenlining Institute, he joined National Asian American Coalition and National Diversity Coalition as their general counsel, where he worked with Faith Bautista to empower minorities in home ownership and economic development.
He died in San Francisco at the age of 83.
Robert Gnaizda Cause of Death
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Robert Gnaizda Memorial/Funeral
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Robert Gnaizda Tributes
What People Say about Robert Gnaizda !!!
Rest in peace Bob Gnaizda, innovative public interest lawyer. It was exciting to work with him briefly at Public Advocates the summer after my 1st year of law school. https://t.co/FDw1zT2LdN
— mary dudziak (@marydudziak) August 2, 2020
Sending all my love @rebeccakee @mattgnaizda! So lucky to have been able to call him a mentor/boss. Working w/ Bob was my first real job and he was tough as hell, but he taught me how to think outside the box & aggressively pursue progressive change. https://t.co/X8SrMXUHdM
— Darwin Pham (@PhamDarwin) August 1, 2020
Robert Gnaizda (pronounced guh-NAYZ-duh) risked his life gathering evidence in the South in the 1960s to help fight the intimidation that kept Black citizens from registering and voting. He was also an advocate for farm workers and the rural poor. https://t.co/vnhbwVqfGR
— Leon Dash (@DashDeCosta) August 1, 2020
Robert Gnaizda, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 83. He challenged redlining banks, employers who discriminated in hiring and, early in his career, Southern counties that thwarted Black voters.https://t.co/f9npil48vb
— trevorw1953 (@trevorw1953) August 1, 2020
A life well lived. “He founded CA Rural Legal Assistance & 5 years later, Public Advocates that defended underdogs. He helped found Greenlining Institute to discourage financial institutions from discriminating against Black & Hispanic homebuyers.” #RIP https://t.co/e7kclNEQH3
— Leslie Proll (@LeslieProll) August 1, 2020