From pandemic lockdown to nationwide BLM protests, the 2020 Census, the growing homelessness crisis and the upcoming election...so much has transpired over the past six months, but what progress have we made?
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, join United Latinx Find and Latino Coalition of Los Angeles this Thursday 9/17 and next Thursday 9/24 for our Fireside CharLA 2020 Leadership Summit as we follow-up with our previously featured guests on their proposed programs, investments, and policies that work to address the most pressing issues facing Latinx and other vulnerable communities throughout greater Los Angeles.
This week‘s featured guests include: Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, LAHSA Board Member and Steering Committee Member for Greater LA Sarah Dusseault, David Englin, Ricardo Mireles, Adán Chávez, George Gascón, and Judge Rupert A. Byrdsong (see bios below).
|Adán Chávez is the Deputy Director of the National Census Program for the NALEO Educational Fund — the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, .MORE|
|David Englin is the Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, the second largest Red Cross region in the United States, serving more than 10 million people in four counties. In that role, he oversees the executive directors of the...MORE|
|Since his appointment in January 2011 as San Francisco’s District Attorney, George Gascón has earned a national reputation as a visionary in criminal justice reform. He has been named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and...MORE|
Herb J. Wesson, Jr. served as the President of the Los Angeles City Council from November 2011 through 2019 and has represented Council District 10 since 2005. Wesson is the first African American to hold the position of Council President in the city’s history...MORE
|The Honorable Rupert A. Byrdsong was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 18, 2014 by Governor Jerry Brown. He took his oath of office on September 8, 2014. His assignments include traffic arraignments, traffic trials, misdemeanor arraignment and trial...MORE|
Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. was first elected in 2012 to represent the constituents of California’s 59th Assembly District (So. LA area) in the State Legislature.Chair of the Public Safety Committee and the Select Committee on Ending the Schoolto...MORE
|Ricardo Mireles is the founder Academia Avance, a college preparatory charter public school located in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park. Development started in 2004, with authorization granted in May of 2005 by the Los Angeles...MORE|
|Sarah Dusseault is a LAHSA Commissioner and Steering Committee member for Greater LA. Appointed by Supervisor Solis, she served as Co-Chair of LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Women & Homelessness. Sarah is committed to including women’s unique...MORE|