Aimee Allison is Director of Media and Community Outreach for the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. She hosts specials for LinkTV. She was host of Comcast Newsmakers on CNN Headline News and the KPFA Morning Show. In 2009, founded the local news site OaklandSeen. Her talk show covered a wide range of issues – from the economy at home to conflict abroad, and she features unlikely heroes bringing new ideas and connections to solve our problems.
Over the years, Aimee has hosted national live specials for Pacifica Radio, Link TV, and Clear Channel’s Green 960 on a variety of topics, including: Winter Soldier -- Iraq War veterans testimony, the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, “Obama Goes to Africa”, “Greasy Rider” – Used Vegetables as Fuel”, and “Black Power in the Age of Obama”.
She is a frequent speaker, with recent appearances at many conferences including Renewable Alaska, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Stanford Product Realization Network, the Women’s Leadership Forum and the Craigslist Foundation. She has been profiled in many publications including Yes Magazine, Alternet.org, The Nation and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Her diverse experiences and multicultural background, from soldier to community activist to corporate manager make her wide-ranging discussions engaging to a wide variety of people. She worked as the Media Manager at Green for All in Oakland, CA. In 2010, she was awarded the Women’s Media Center fellowship Progressive Women’s Voices. She is the co-author of Army of None and held workshops in over forty communities in the US. She holds a BA and MA from Stanford University.
10 Women To Know Award — Flyaway Productions November 2011
Urban Fire’s Diversity of Success Award — June 2011