This image celebrates the work of Dmitra Smith and it is the design for her mural at the Sonoma Originals skate shop in Boyes Hot Springs.
D’mitra Smith is the former Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights, serving from 2012 to August 1, 2020. She was the program manager for the Junior Commission, having mentored over 100 Sonoma County students between 2013- 2020. Smith is a co-founder of the essential workers’ mutual aid collective Food for All – Comida para Todos, and Save Your VI, providing education and advocacy for civil rights protections guaranteed to students nationwide.
She is the author of the first county report on racial discrimination in Sonoma County schools and co-author of “Human Rights Violations in Santa Rosa: Policing the Black Lives Matter Protests”. She has worked with the California Association of Human Relations Organizations, Congressional Black Caucus Education and Workforce Committee, California NAACP, San Jose State University Human Rights Institute, Southern Poverty Law Center, John Marshall Law School, and the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.