Saa’un Bell portrait

Saa’un Bell

Strategy Director Californians for Justice

As a Strategy Director, grounded in her southern roots of Greenville Alabama and Eastern Samar, Saa’un Bell is the oldest of six, from a serious, but comical, working class Black and Filipino immigrant family. As a former English Language Learner student from Long Beach Unified School District and 1st generation college graduate, Saa’un is committed to building a public education infrastructure where all students have the opportunities to fulfill their highest aspirations. Saa’un joined CFJ in 2009 as an Organizer where they organized community college students and youth of color in Oakland schools. Currently, Saa’un oversees all communications & narrative strategy for CFJ’s regional and statewide campaigns. They are also an Associate at the Center for Story-based Strategy where they get to apply their story & strategic wizardry on statewide & national communication projects. Saa’un holds a BA in Philosophy.

Press Clippings:

Are We Alright? Black People and COVID-19, Medium, 2020.

New California coalition agrees on next steps to improve schools, student achievement, EdSource, 2018

Keywords: School funding, Community schools, Racial justice, School safety, Teacher workforce, Public education, Education policy