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2018 Annual Dinner

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.

2017 Summit of Possibilities:
People, Community and Progress

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.

2017 Annual Policy Conference

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.

2017 Annual Dinner

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...