When it came to creating this list, in the midst of a cultural upset, a global pandemic, and a civil war amongst the people—we were at a crossroads.
How do we create a Class Of guide when the world seems to be falling apart every single day, how do we honor people and their achievements when the conversation has so clearly turned.
Though in the SF Bay Area, we’ve seen a litany of small to large scale unrests awaken in the light of the brutal police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. These protests have sprung other conversations about race, sexual identity, childcare, healthcare—the list goes on.
And much like the Bay Area does, there are few who lead the charge. Our Class Of 2020 honors and highlights examples who began to further change—whether it’s through their work, day-to-day, or digitally.
We’re proud to honor our seven Class Of nominees and the work they bring their communities and themselves. Much in the way of their activism, we hope this guide inspires you to bring out your inner activist whether small or large.
// Photography provided by the inductees, words by the Bob Cut Mag Editors; have a correction or question, email us here.