On April 16th, United Latinx Fund (ULF) in partnership with the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles (LCLA) premiered the first virtual Fireside CharLA. The mission was simple but crucial, to convene leadership and provide guidance and hope during an unprecedented crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the issues evolved so did the CharLA. With the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed, ULF and LCLA further committed themselves to the vulnerable communities they represent and to deliver their issues directly to leadership.
Over the course of six months, the Fireside CharLAs featured over thirty leaders who discussed:
- The specifics of their real-time legislation, policies, and investments;
- How these solutions work to address the mounting challenges facing vulnerable communities throughout Greater LA such as COVID-19 and civil unrest over police brutality; and
- How these solutions redress endemic inequalities within communities of color throughout the region, now and into the future.