Tiana Day is a 19-year old activist, organizer, speaker and founder of the non-profit organization, Youth Advocates for Change. She is an advocate for many social justice issues; most notably with her work within the Black Lives Matter movement. Tiana was instrumental in conducting and leading multiple peaceful marches across Northern California, including the first Black Lives
Matter march across the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco.
This march was reported to be one of the largest demonstrations in 2020, bringing together over 50,000 individuals from different backgrounds with her message to a “Lead with Love”. In response to the immense support from her march, she founded a nonprofit organization to amplify youth voices through intersectional activism and creative arts. Youth Advocates for Change focuses on giving students innovative and engaging outlets to create social change through journalism, film, photography, fashion and community. Her nonprofit has since expanded across 5 states with over 250 youth members and has raised over $30,000 to provide Black youth with educational scholarships.
Tiana was named CNN’s 2020 Hero of the Year, “Young Wonder”, the “Impact Warrior” from the Golden State Warriors and recognized by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women for her activism and the founding of her youth-led organization. She is currently attending the University of Southern California at the Iovine and Young Academy pursuing a degree in arts,
technology and the business of innovation.