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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an unprecedented cultural collaboration on Latin American and Latino art comes to Southern California, September 2017-January 2018

Fowler Museum at UCLA Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis Ayrson Heráclito Bori – Oxum, 2008. Photograph, H: 100 cm; W: 100 cm © Ayrson Heráclito.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA)is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions throughout Southern California.

PST: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty, is presented by Bank of America.

The exhibitions will explore diverse topics, themes, movements and periods such as art and activism; Chicana/o and Latina/o art; identity; gender; design and architecture; film and video; photography; performance art and conceptualism; modernism and abstraction; globalism, borders, and diaspora; and Pre-Hispanic and Colonial eras.

PST: LA/LA will feature the works of more than 1,100 artists from 45 countries in Latin America, North America, and Europe, including Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador, United Kingdom, and the United States.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historial Society ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicano/a Murals Under Siege Roberto Chavez at work on The Path to Knowledge and the False University, East Los Angeles

It will also expand beyond museum walls with concerts, performances and events that partner institutions will present at the Hollywood Bowl, The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Park, and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces throughout Los Angeles and the region.

You can find information at pacificstandardtime.org or follow on Instagram and Twitter: @PSTinLA or Facebook: @pacificstandardtime.

Local Government Commission Wraps up 2017 Yosemite Conference

By: Carissa Gutierrez, Local Government Commission

Thank you to all who participated in the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference. Over 100 policymakers across the state attended this year’s event. The theme was The Road Ahead: Sustaining Our Progress, Protecting the American Dream and the 20+ speakers touched on topics related to affordable housing, transportation, water management and food access and affordability. The event kicked off with a featured a keynote address on Friday evening from Senator Kevin de Leon- and concluded Sunday morning with an inspirational address from Carl Guardino (CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group).

All panel and speaker presentations have been uploaded HERE in PDF form and are available on the event website.

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Carissa Gutierrez was the Coordinator for the Local Government Commission’s 2017 Yosemite Policymakers Conference last month.

Yosemite Policymakers Conference – March 16-19

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!

Join other policymakers who are interested in building more livable communities at the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference. Hear from 20+ expert speakers in the fields of housing, transportation, water, energy, and more!

Topics include:

  • Housing Supply and Affordability in CA
  • The Future of Water in CA
  • Society, Economy and Our Transportation System in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles
  • Innovative Food Recovery Programs
  • and a Post-Election Mortem: A Local and State Perspective

Don’t miss out on this year’s featured speakers:

  • Honorable Kevin de Leon, President pro Tempore & Representative of the Twenty Fourth Senate District, State of California
  • Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission

Visit: www.lgc.org/ypc17 to learn more about the event and to register using SCLPC’s special 10% discount code: YosemiteSCLPC.

This conference is presented by the Local Government Commission. For questions contact Carissa Gutierrez (cgutierrez@lgc.org | 916-448-1198×323).

Events: Yosemite Policymakers Conference March 16-19

CA Senate President to Deliver Keynote

Join other mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers and high-level department heads in the middle of the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park at the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference, held between March 16 -19, 2017. This popular conference always features numerous networking opportunities and a timely and inspirational agenda designed to provide the tools and support local policymakers like you need to implement innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges. This year’s conference will be no different with its focus on sustaining our progress and protecting the American dream.

Don’t miss out on this year’s featured speakers:
Honorable Kevin de Leon, President pro Tempore & Representative of the Twenty Fourth Senate District, State of California
Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission

Click Here  to learn more about the event and to register using Southern California Latino Policy Center’s special 10% discount code: YosemiteSCLPC.

This conference is presented by the Local Government Commission. For questions contact Carissa Gutierrez (cgutierrez@lgc.org | 916-448-1198×323).

Events: CAHCC Economic Summit – March 3

Friday March 3rd, 2017
2:00PM – 8:00PM
The LA Hotel Downtown
333 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90071

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) recognizes that small businesses must adapt to technology and industry advancements, and comply with regulatory policy changes.

The recent political and economic shifts impact communities across the state and create uncertainties and new barriers for our small business. Beyond the population numbers, the Hispanic business community is the backbone for California’s economic stability and growth.

The CHCC provides the forum to engage small businesses, Latino leaders, community partners, and elected officials to create comprehensive and feasible solutions.

Event: Yosemite Policymakers Conference

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Join other mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers and other high-level department heads in the middle of the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park at the 26th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference between March 16 -19, 2017.

This popular conference always features numerous networking opportunities and a timely and inspirational agenda designed to provide the tools and support Policymakers like you need to implement innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges. This year’s conference will be no different with its focus on sustaining our progress and protecting the American Dream. Topics will include affordable housing, transportation, autonomous vehicles and more.

Register here and learn more about the event.
Use Southern California Latino Policy Center’s special 10% discount code: YosemiteSCLPC. Registration is open now!

This conference is presented by the Local Government Commission. For questions contact Carissa Gutierrez (cgutierrez@lgc.org | 916-448-1198×323).

The Local Government Commission
For over 35 years LGC has connected cutting-edge leaders from across the nation. Together we are advancing transformative policies and implementing innovative solutions for sustainable communities.

connecting-leaders-1LGC works to build livable communities and local leadership by connecting leaders via innovative programs and network opportunities, advancing policies through participation at the local and state level, and implementing solutions as a technical assistance provider and advisor to local jurisdictions.

With roots in California and a national reputation, LGC offers inspiration, information, and partnership for local and regional champions dedicated to building thriving communities that integrate civic engagement with environmental, social and economic priorities.

Elected Officials Academy 2.0: A Game Changer

Making Sure Our Communities Are Included

By: Lisa Baca

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Academy 2.0 class 1 participants with trainer, Dr. Laree Kiely‎ (seated front row center), who reminded us Albert Einstein said, “no problem can be solved at the level it is occurring.”

The California Latino Leadership Institute in partnership with the Southern California Latino Policy Center presented the Southern California Elected Officials Training Academy 2.0 in Downey, California October 9-11, 2015. Thirty municipal elected, appointed and community leaders participated. Here are a few Academy participant insights.

Mickie Solorio Luna, Hollister Councilwoman, worked for the finance department for the city for 30 years, before retiring eight years ago and running for Council District 2 in 2014.

Marta Segura, Appointed in 2013 as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

Miguel Segura, currently a Legislative Field Representative and a member of the City of Los Angeles Westlake North Neighborhood Council.

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‎Dr. David Hayes-Bautista presents The California History Project: highlighting Cinco De Mayo and the many contributions made by Latinos to California’s rich and diverse history.

Q1 What are two things that you took away that were valuable for you?

Marta Segura: “One thing was readiness, to be ready for the future, and to thrive in chaos, so that you can be a great leader that does not respond to the distractions, but to the vision. Inclusiveness, I loved the examples on “widening the circle,” and making sure to include all stakeholders. If we exclude, we don’t really create change, if we include, everyone changes.”

Mickie Solorio Luna: “The Brown Act presentation by Attorney Ruben Duran and the valuable presentation of Dr. Laree Kiely on how to handle situations without compromising.”

Miguel: “The tip about empowering and the discovery of power. I have chosen to no longer use the phase empower people. I will help people DISCOVER their power, because we as human beings are all powerful we just need to learn how to help others discover that power within ourselves.

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Hollister Council Member, Mickie Solorio Luna, the youngest of 12 children who worked in every farm worker labor camp in the Central Valley, addresses the Academy ‎participants on leadership for young Latinos: “We need to educate our young people.”

Q2 What are the biggest challenges facing local Latino policymakers/leaders at the local level?

Miguel Segura: “Bureaucracy. We are living in a place where elected officials are scared to speak up. Elected officials are scared to be against money/power, because that money is what funds their campaigns.”

Marta Segura: “It is possible to lead with integrity and authenticity, based on your moral compass and core values. “

Mickie Solorio: “Issues that impact our communities, how to address them with knowledge and building trust with constituents.  Challenges may differ in communities but in the long run, our agendas are the same in wanting to solve issues and encouraging more Latinos to become involved in elected bodies of government.

The 2016 Elected Officials Academy 2.0 will be held in the Spring in the City of Long Beach. For more information please visit: www.calatinoleadershipinstitute.org.

 

Lisa-Baca-Sigala-2015Lisa Baca is the Executive Director of the California Latino Leadership Institute.

wehack: Southeast Cities – NEW DATE!

hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers, and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. ~Wikipedia

Hackathon_TLV_2013_-_31Join more than a hundred computer programmers gathering in South Gate on the weekend of January 15-17, 2016 competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and creating solutions to some of the toughest problems residents of the Southeast Cities face every day.

The Southern California Latino Policy Center in partnership with Sabio, East LA College, and the Cities of Cudahy, South Gate and Huntington Park, is organizing a “hackathon” to bring coders/web developers from the region together to spend a weekend working on software solutions to address these and other challenges facing the residents of the Southeast Cities. These developers will compete in teams to create software solutions (apps) for use by Southeast Cities residents. In addition, Sabio will conduct coding “classes/workshop” during the Hackathon for any interested residents, particularly targeting ELAC students, interested in tech careers.

WeHack Challenges

  • Heavy traffic issues due to congestion / finding parking
  • Public Transportation
  • Lack of open space
  • Affordable child care
  • Lack of healthy food options
  • Health and fitness
  • Water conservation
  • City government transparency and accountability

Thanks to our sponsors! AT&T, California Resources Corp., Best Best & Krieger, Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy, and EC Hispanic Media

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Front Line Leaders Academy Seeks Applicants

Do you know a young person with great policymaker or political campaign potential?

The Front Line Leaders Academy (FLLA) is a premier leadership development program offered every year by the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network and YP4 to talented young people who are interested in greater civic participation. By providing them with the opportunity to learn successful skills and tactics from YEOs and campaign experts, participants learn the basic skills needed for working on a campaign or even someday running for office themselves. This year, FLLA will select 20 young Los Angeles-area leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Fellows selected into this elite academy are trained on how to be an effective candidate, campaign manager, finance director, communication director and field organizer. Fellows work one-on-one with young elected officials and campaign experts as they develop the necessary skills to become the next generation of progressive candidates, campaign leaders and community organizers dedicated to the advancement of progressive values in Los Angeles County.

APPLY HERE

Know an emerging leader, activist, or community organizer? NOMINATE APPLICANTS HERE.

The application for the 2015 Los Angeles FLLA closes at midnight PST on September 30th, 2015. 

imgresContact Karen Schillinger at kschillinger@pfaw.org or (202) 467-2368 with any questions.