The Institute’s dinners highlight and celebrate the achievements made by civic and community leaders in California who seek to facilitate civic engagement and advance informed public policy. The dinner also provides a prime opportunity for students, public officials, researchers, media professionals, and representatives from the business, non-profit, and labor community to mingle and learn from one another. Details on the 2018 dinner program will be announced as they are confirmed.
On Thursday, November 9th, over 250 community leaders, public officials, and residents from Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) gathered for the 2017 SELA Transportation Summit: Critical Choices Ahead. SELA, a traditionally overlooked area in Los Angeles County, is set to undergo major transportation-related changes and receive newfound attention in the years ahead. The Summit put a spotlight on the key decisions facing the community, local civic leaders, and policymakers and the ways in which transportation can help to reshape the community at large.
On October 5th, 2017, the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, in association with the World Trade Center LA and the LAEDC, held its 2017 Annual Policy Conference, “Should California Have Its Own Trade Policy?”. The conference featured in-depth discussions that examined the role of California, the nation’s largest state and the world’s sixth largest economy, in international trade and investment policies.
The 2017 California Latino Leadership Institute Summer Fellows came to Cal State LA for a three day series of workshops that included a Civic University program, a tour of the university, a presentation by Cal State LA’s Writing Center and a conversation with Emiliana Guereca, one of the lead organizers of the 2017 Women’s March in Los Angeles. Our Civic
Examining “Presidential Power In An Age Of Uncertainty,” educator and legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky discussed with the campus community how recent and forthcoming presidential executive orders might affect them, their families, and those outside their communities.
Our Institute's motto is "Unleashing the Power of Participation." Engaging people in the civic enterprise is not just about making voting easier. While better voting procedures certainly help, it is also about inspiration, about demonstrating and celebrating the times...
Over 50 students participated in the screening along with Roosevelt High School teachers Mr. Alvarez and Mr. Castillo. A Q&A was held after the screening.
In partnership with The California Endowment, the Institute recruited and worked with researchers to produce reports that addressed key issues of concern for the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Covering topics ranging from healthcare to food justice, the reports were presented to various Boyle Heights community stakeholders.
The first of three United Way of Greater Los Angeles LAUSD candidate forums was held at Cal State LA on February 10, 2017. The event drew over 200 people and was preceded by a resource fair for undocumented students and families, and voter registration.
Panelists and speakers provided recent research on political participation in the county and state. The keynote speaker, Eric Lu, CEO of Citizen University, shared his insight into participation and power. Participants included over 100 elected and civic leaders from the nonprofit, government, and academic sectors.