Public Salon Series
Mayisha Akbar & Judith Hopkins
Friday, March 27 2009 @ Noon
Free Admission

Compton Jr. Posse, Meet Taking the Reigns


About the Salon

A first-ever summit between the executive directors of two Southland organizations that help kids, via horses.

More information about this Salon to be posted soon.

About the Salon Participants

More information about Mayisha Akbar coming soon.

Judith Hopkins came west to attend California Institute of the Arts. In 1987 after receiving her MFA, she taught art at community colleges and the California Youth Authority. Twelve years ago she went on a trail ride in Sequoia that changed her life—she took up riding horses and never looked back. In 1998 she and Debra Avery founded Taking the Reins, a nonprofit organization that teaches life skills to at-risk girls through a unique equine-based educational program. She has served as the executive director of Taking the Reins for the last decade.

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