Yusef Miller was born into a Muslim Family in Chester, Pennsylvania; he joined the US Navy after High School and retired after 24 years of Active Duty service as a Chief Hospital Corpsman at Camp Pendleton California, spending those years as an EMT(I.V insertion, Medication Despenser), Laboratory Technician(Phlebotomy, Immunizations), Clinic Manager (Administration, Discipline, Education, and Medical Research). Yusef Miller is currently a member of the Board of Islamic Society North County(Escodido Musullah). Upon retirement from the Armed Service, Yusef filled his time with Social Justice activities, first through Interfaith teams, fighting disparities on all fronts, Race, Religion, Gender, Immigration Status to name a few.
Yusef’s volunteer work as a Social Justice Advocate includes:
Police Reform – As Member of the Racial Justice Coalition of San Diego(RJCSD), I was involved in the “l Have Can’t Breathe Campaign” to ban all Neck Restraints in San Diego since 2017, finally being accepted after the loss of George Floyd. Subsequently, have been meeting with Several Cities “Chief of Police” and “Sheriff’s Dept” to discuss de-escalation policy and other critical reforms. Has been an active Mental Health Reform advocate.
Founder of “Pink Crescent”, a Breast Health Awareness organization, cooperation with Komen Foundation and the Quarterly Regional Breast Health forum. Aim to increase the survival rate of women of color and more inclusion in clinical trials, by visiting and education women’s groups on seriousness of testing and prevention
Founder of Mosques Against Trafficking (M.A.T) in Oct 2016; Fighting Human Trafficking in San Diego County is a must for us all; as San Diego is on the top 13 worst cities in the US in term of Human Trafficking. Increasing informational and taking active steps to end human exploitation.
Environmental Equity promoter, educating the community on Clean Air, Clean Water, and Clean Soil in a manner that does not neglect environmental injustices particular to communities of concern. Advocating from such platforms as; Environmental Climate Justice Committee Chair of NSDC NAACP, Clean Earth For Kids Equity Advisor, Clergy for the Coastline, and as a proud member of Interfaith for Climate and Earth Justice.