Supervisor Mitchell will be in dialogue with racial equity leaders to examine the root causes and legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Uprising, known as Sa-I-Gu in the Korean-American community. Brenda Shockley, City of Los Angeles Chief Equity Officer and John Kim, Executive Director of the Advancement Project California, will discuss the impact of governance and public policy that uses a race equity framework in addressing structural racism.
The panel discussion explores the persistence of racism in policing, impunity for that State violence and its role in producing racial conflict, and how these cycles of violence undergird community demands for shifting public budgets to systems of care and economic development, rather than jails and criminalization.
As part of the Racial Justice Learning Exchange’s goal to increase literacy on racism and racial justice, we will explore how the persistence of structural racism in public budgeting and across systems and institutions, can be overcome with strong racial equity leadership.
In the spirit of celebrating and elevating SD2’s role in modeling how community power building can help us rise from racial injustice, this event also honors 30 years of rebirth, organizing, and anti-racism social justice work in our city!
SD2 Community Organizations highlight Drivers of Disparity in South Los Angeles:
UCLA Office of Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion Conference:
Archive Project: L.A. RISING COLLECTION:
Honoring the Rev. Bennie Newton and Fidel Lopez: Formerly Incarcerated Black Man turned pastor saves Guatemalan Immigrant nearly killed in LA Uprising violence:
Additional Resources from the 25th Anniversary in 2017: