From pandemic lockdown to nationwide BLM protests, the economic downturn, the 2020 Census, and the upcoming election...so much has transpired over the past six months, but what progress have we made?
In celebration of #LatinxHeritageMonth, join United Latinx Fund and Latino Coalition of Los Angeles this 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: Alejandra Velázquez - Senior Director of Public Affairs at Oportun, Alma K. Martinez - City Manager for the City of El Monte, Andy Carrasco - Vice President, Strategy and Engagement, and Chief Environmental Officer for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), Bamby Salcedo - President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, Christian Contreras, Esq. - Justice X, Dr. Ilian Shapiro - Medical Director of Health Education and Wellness at Altamed, Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga - The Education Trust–West, Lilly Rocha - CEO/Executive Director, Los Angeles Latin Chamber of Commerce, CA Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Skipp Townsend, Co-founder and CEO of 2nd Call, Stephania Ramirez - Director of Strategic Initiatives, California Community Foundation, Stephen A. King, Esq - Justice X (see bios below).
|Alejandra Velázquez currently serves as Senior Director of Public Affairs at Oportun where she oversees public policy and advocacy efforts and grassroots partnerships across ...MORE|
|Ms. Alma K. Martinez is currently serving as the City Manager for the City of El Monte, CA. In this capacity, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations...MORE|
|Andy Carrasco, Vice President, Strategy and Engagement, and Chief Environmental Officer for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility...MORE|
Bamby is a national and internationally recognized transgender Latina Woman who received her Master’s Degree in Latin@ Studies from California State California Los Angeles...MORE
|Christian Contreras, Esq. is one of the leaders of Justice X (Justice-X.com) which is a coalition of Black and Latino lawyers who are dedicated to advancing the interests of Black and Brown...MORE|
Though Dr. Ilan Shapiro has only been with AltaMed since 2016, he has already made a significant impact on the organization and the greater communities it serves. Dr. Shapiro...MORE
|Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga serves as the executive director of The Education Trust–West, a research and advocacy organization focused on educational justice and supporting the high achievement...MORE|
|Lilly Rocha is the current CEO/Executive Director of the Los Angeles Latin Chamber of Commerce. Lilly Rocha is the founder of the Sabor Latino Food Industry Trade Show, the nation’s largest...MORE|
|Born and raised in Watts, Asm. Mike A. Gipson always knew that he wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of those he encountered throughout his community and beyond. His undeniable...MORE|
For numerous years Skipp Townsend has been a key interventionist to the city of Los Angeles Gang Reduction Youth Development (GRYD). Skipp responds to incidents of violence in the community...MORE
|Stephania Ramirez supports the president and CEO on special projects, including overseeing regional efforts for the 2020 Census and the Fellowship for the Visual Arts...MORE
|Stephen A. King is a reputable and seasoned trial lawyer with over 100 jury trials to verdict. His passion for justice has led him to obtaining several million dollar jury verdicts...MORE|
List of Resources shared during this CharLA