Legislative Breakfast and Advocates Summit


Please RSVP at their event page.

Day 1: Sponsored by Special Needs Network,
Brotherhood CrusadeSt. John's Well Child and Family Center and Community Coalition

Spanish Interpreters Available / Interpretación al Español Disponibles 

Friday, April 07, 2017
The California African American Museum, Exposition Park
600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

7:30 am --Registration and Breakfast Served 

8:30 am --Legislative Breakfast and Chairs’ Forum 

A community convening on national and state immigration, education, healthcare and social justice policies that impact you, your family and your community; and a Chairs’ issues forum featuring candidates for Chair of the California Democratic Party 

Keynote Speakers: 
Congressmember Karen BassSenator Holly Mitchell and Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas

Chairs’ Forum 

An issues forum and discussion with the candidates for chair of the California Democratic Party and the recently elected chair of the California Republic Party on the most pressing issues facing the state.

Eric C. Bauman
Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party and Chair of the Los Angeles Democratic Party 

Kimberly Ellis
Recording Secretary for the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party

Jim Brulte
State Senator (Ret.), Chair of the California Republican Party (invited), but declined invitation.

11:15 am --Break

11:30 am --Town Hall: Help End Disparities in Regional Center Spending 

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

12:30 to 1:30 pm --Lunch Break (Non-hosted)

1:30 to 5:00 pm -- Advocates' Summit

A Primer for Action for Activists, Advocates and Grassroots Organizers on Critical Issues Impacting Immigration, Education, Social Justice Policies

Participate in interactive workshops, get a current assessment of the nation’s and state’s most pressing issues, learn key organizing strategies, and help craft an action plan to preserve the safety network for your community and constituents. 

5:00 to 6:30 pm --Advocates' Wine and Cheese Reception

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