Our Mission Is To Maintain And Strengthen The City's Diversity, Equity, And Accountability.
Greetings!

What a week! This week, the entire world collectively paused as we heard three guilty verdicts come down in the murder of George Floyd, and witnessed actual accountability for the killing of an unarmed Black man.

But let's be clear - this alone does not create justice, and this work does not begin or end with one trial.

The truth is, we are just at the beginning of repairing centuries of oppression. That work does not happen in one day, or one year, or even one lifetime - but it must continue. And it's on us to make sure that justice marches on.

We cannot build a world of peace and justice without solidarity among all marginalized communities. That's why LA Civil Rights is here. Whether it's our vaccine drive for the transgender and non-binary community, our work to stop hate facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or our community dialogue between African American and Korean American leaders, we will continue to build peace, seek justice and empower LA's communities wherever we can.

Keep the faith and keep the fight,

- Capri Maddox
Executive Director,
Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department
RSVP: Forward Together
Thursday, April 29th will mark 29 years since the LA Unrest of 1992 - and there has never been a more important year to reflect on the lessons of '92. Join LA Civil Rights as we convene city, faith and community leaders from the African American and Korean American communities to talk about inter-community peace building, inequities still facing LA's communities of color, and how we employ solidarity to build a city that empowers and includes everyone.

Join Mayor Garcetti, Korean Consul General Park, Councilmember John Lee, First AME Pastor J Edgar Boyd, Korean American Federation of LA Vice President Emile Mack, moderator Virgil Roberts and Human Relations Commissioner Melany De La Cruz-Viesca for this live conversation.

Thursday, April 29th at 1:00PM. RSVP now at bit.ly/92andNow.
Community Clean Up in El Pueblo
LA Civil Rights is joining the Department of Public Works, Mayor Eric Garcetti and more for a Community Day of Service to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May! Join us on Sunday, May 2nd in El Pueblo near DTLA for a day of fun and giving back. We will provide all supplies & water. Masks will be required for all volunteers.

TODAY: Vaccine Drive LGBTQ community
From 11am to 3pm today, we're vaccinating everyone over the age of 16 at St John's Cathedral. Stop by this trans, non-binary and LGBTQ-inclusive event for your shot, and get free PPE courtesy of LA Civil Rights. This is our latest event to bring COVID-19 vaccines directly to underserved communities, in partnership with Kedren Health.

514 W Adams Blvd from 11am-3pm.
WATCH: 'Real Talk' for LA's Youth
Last week, we hosted REAL TALK, a live conversation with Jonathan Cristall, author of "What They Don't Teach Teens," Raul Diaz of Homeboy Industries, Psychologist Dr. Kenji Jones, and LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez about digital safety and mental health.

We discussed the dangers of sexting, how to avoid online #FOMO, and protecting your digital footprint.

Watch REAL TALK here.
RECAP: Climate Justice Roundtable
In honor of Earth Day, LA Civil Rights joined a roundtable on the Future of Climate, Equity and Health hosted by the new LA City Climate Emergency Mobilization Office. We made it clear: Climate change is an equity issue. African American children in LA suffer from asthma at twice the rate of white children, and communities of color are the first to be impacted by a warming climate. We were honored to be part of this event and to fight for equity in climate justice.
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