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2021 Summer of Equity Conference

Thursday, September 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am


Los Angeles Trade Tech College

400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

On Thursday, September 30th, from 9 am – 5:30 pm, we’re gathering some of the greatest minds in our communities at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s state-of-the-art culinary facility for an action-oriented 2021 Summer of Equity Conference.

Be a part of the movement. Join us as we strategize and mobilize around the injustices we’re facing in education, health, systems and policies.

Special Guest Speakers

  • D’Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D., Executive Director of Racial Equity, Los Angeles County CEO
  • Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, 54th Assembly District
  • Megan McClaire, Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LACDPH).

Health Equity: Building Thriving Communities Panel

  • Manal J. Aboleta, Deputy Executive Director of the Prevention Institute
  • Dipa Shah-Patel, Director of the County of Los Angeles Public Health
  • Nicole Steele, Health Equity Programs Director for the Social Justice Learning Institute 
  • Heather Fenney Alexander, Co-Executive Director of Community Services Unlimited

Educational Equity: Empowering Through Education Panel 

  • Charisse Bremond Weaver, President and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade
  • Micah Ali, President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees
  • Jarett Barrios, the California Community Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives 
  • Angela Johnson Peters, Associate Director of Programs and Development of the Social Justice Learning Institute
  • Casswell Goodman, Executive Director of BAM Los Angeles
  • David Turner P.h.D., Brothers, Sons, Selves (BSS) Coalition Manager with Inner City Struggle
  • Youth leaders from Students Deserve

Policy and Advocacy: Shaping Systems and Communities Panel

  • Dr. Patricia Brent- Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, and Inclusion for the Lynwood Unified School District
  • John Mathews, Senior Deputy for the Los Angeles County Supervisors Office, District 2
  • Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Leslie Cooper Johnson, MSW, ORDM, Interim President/CEO of Community Coalition
  • Maria Brenes, Executive Director of Inner City Struggle
  • Youth Leaders from Students Deserve
  • Kim Watson, Founder and Executive Director of Project Joy
  • Chrissie Castro, Chairperson of the LA City and County Native American Indian Commissions
  • Veronica Pawlowski, Senior Justice Deputy to Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

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