Faye D'Opal

Faye’s passion — helping create communities of justice, equality and peace for ourselves and the earth — is clear to all who know her. She works to change existing policies and resource allocation systems so that access and opportunity are provided to those who are most often neglected; especially women, children and the poor. She strives to eliminate all forms of oppressive discrimination.

From her roots in rural Arkansas to the past twenty-five years in Marin, whether as attorney, feminist, community activist, mother, educator or former Peace Corps leader, Faye has excelled.

Honored by her years of Peace Corps service, Faye’s community development, planning and policy skills have served the legal and non-profit community, including Legal Aid of Marin, Marin Abused Women’s Services, Marin’s Juvenile Justice Commission, YWCA Legal Clinic, Marin County Bar Association, Marin County Women Lawyers, and the Triangle Alliance of Marin, a gay and lesbian political action committee. Within these contexts, Faye helped to assist victims of domestic violence, improve access to the legal system, provide pro bono legal assistance (including legal clinics in Spanish), improve conditions at Juvenile Hall and Community Court School Programs, and empower lesbians and gays to become involved in the political process.

Convinced that “we the people” hold the power, Faye does not sit quietly in the face of injustice, but chooses to act and urges others to act so that we all have a future with integrity, justice, equality and peace.