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

This has been another week of big news. More and more members of our community in Los Angeles are getting vaccinated, giving us a glimpse of hope for the end of this long pandemic.

I was honored to join the Community Response System of South Los Angeles (CRSSLA) for a discussion on equity in the COVID-19 response, and to share some of the work we've been doing at LA Civil Rights. From PPE distribution to building equity in the testing and vaccine process, our department has been pushing to get more support for the most impacted in our city.

We've got a long way to go - and recovery from COVID-19 cannot be a return to business as usual - we have had enough of that. The old normal kept communities of color down, pushed many of us into the margins, and ignored the deep inequities across our society. It's time for a new future.

The only way to build that future is by standing together. This Friday, March 19th at 1 PM, I'll be hosting "No Place For Hate," a live televised event standing up to hate in Los Angeles. We're bringing together city and community leaders to talk about resources available to victims, condemn hate against Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and work together toward common solutions.

I hope you join us on Channel 35 or our Facebook page - and continue working with us to build a brighter future for Los Angeles.

- Capri Maddox
Executive Director,
Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department
Upcoming Events:
Join LA Civil Rights, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Councilmember Nithya Raman, LAPD Chief Bea Girmala, Manjusha Kulkarni of Stop AAPI Hate and more for No Place For Hate, a live, televised event on the resources and reporting tools available to victims of hate. This event is for vulnerable communities as well as allies to learn more about the city and community resources available, as well as crucial information for keeping our city safe from hate. We all have a role to play in stopping hate and supporting a diverse and empowered Los Angeles.

Join us on March 19 at 1PM on Channel 35 or facebook.com/lacivilrights.
Happy Women's History Month!
LA Civil Rights is celebrating Women's History Month all month long with a social media campaign #WomenInAction. Learn about many of the women who shaped Los Angeles, the nation and the world from past and present on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - and join us by tweeting your submissions under the hashtag #WomenInAction.

Sheroes in the time of COVID-19
Do you know an Angelena who has been a hero during the COVID-19 crisis? The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for "Sheroes In the Time of COVID-19." Nominees must live in the City of Los Angeles and have made a significant impact for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more here.
Breaking Bread with NFL Media
As part of your youth engagement and upward mobility work, LA Civil Rights hosted a virtual event for LAUSD students to meet leaders at the NFL Network. Special thanks to LAUSD & Brotherhood Crusade for leading this networking and upward mobility event with us - and to Everytable and the Mayor's fund for providing meals.

Learn more here.
Transgender Day of Visibility
March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility and the Transgender Advisory Council is celebrating with a virtual event! Join LA Civil Rights, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, the Transgender Advisory Council, and members of the transgender community for this celebration of transgender and gender non-confirming individuals in our city.

Stay tuned for more information.
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