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

Sometimes I can hardly believe 2021 is nearly over. Other times, when I look at all we've accomplished together since January, I'm amazed that it all happened in less than one year.

Since my last letter to you, LA Civil Rights has hosted citywide volunteer events and interfaith dinners, launched new programs, celebrated Latinx Heritage Month and Filipinx American History Month, and joined in a vaccine equity effort for Black and Latinx communities.

This work continues because it is the work our city needs now. Hope, healing and justice are central to our city's health and future, and we are so grateful to those who partner with us in this work.

Please explore some of the things our department is leading on in the newsletter below, and follow along for future events on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We look forward to seeing you on the road to justice.

Keep the faith and keep the fight,

- Capri Maddox
Executive Director,
Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department
Honoring Tom LaBonge
This past Saturday we hosted the Tom LaBonge Day of Service, a citywide clean-up to honor the life and legacy of former Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who passed away this January. We were joined by nearly a dozen elected leaders, the LaBonge family, and over 250 volunteers to clean up five sites from the Valley down to Watts.

Tom loved this city and everyone who stood up to serve it - and that's exactly what we did on Saturday to honor his life and legacy. "Mr. LA," as he was affectionately called, may no longer be with us, but his love and service for the City of Los Angeles carries forth.

Thank you to the Department of Public Works for co-hosting this event with us, as well as the LaBonge Family, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, City Controller Ron Galperin and Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Nithya Raman, Monica Rodriguez, Marqueece Harris Dawson, John Lee, Mitch O'Farrell and Joe Buscaino for supporting this event.
The Future of Hate Prevention
On October 21 at 3:00 PM, we're going live with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, City Councilmember Nithya Raman, and Dr. David Eisenman of UCLA Health to talk about the Future of Hate Prevention - a forward-looking discussion that explores new models for preventing hate and extremism in our city, state and nation.

We face challenges of hate and extremism today like never before, with hate crimes rising across LA, California and the nation. How will Los Angeles meet this moment with new strategies for reducing and responding to hate? Join city and state leaders, as well as subject-matter experts, for this engaging discussion. Live on Channel 35 or facebook.com/LACivilRights.
Know Your Rights Training Next Week
Our next Know Your Rights & Bystander Intervention Training is Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 PM! Join us for our final training in this series on how to prevent, respond to, and intervene in a hate crime. We have been fortunate to host these trainings with the Mexican American Bar Association, Anti-Defamation League, Equality California, Parents, Educators and Students in Action (PESA), and many others.

For more info, please visit civilandhumanrights.lacity.org/laforall
Vaccinate LA Campaign
LA Civil Rights is honored to be a part of the COVID-19 Equity Committee serving a more just and equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of that response includes VaccinateLA, a health campaign that brings together USC, the LA Departments of Public Health and Health Services, local nonprofits, churches, government, and community partners for one goal: Give equal access to the vaccine in Black and
Latino communities, and get more shots in arms. To accomplish this, we're hosting a number of vaccine events in churches, barbershops and more.

Learn more at vaccinatela.info.
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