- D’Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D., Executive Director of Racial Equity, Los Angeles County CEO
- Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, 54th Assembly District
- Megan McClaire, the Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LACDPH)
SJLI Founder Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza, transitioned out of his role as our executive director in December 2020 in order to lead the charge on racial equity on a bigger scale. Now, he’s back as a key speaker at the Social Justice Learning Institute’s (@mySJLI) 2021 Summer of Equity Conference on Thursday, September 30th from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s Culinary Arts facility.
Serving as the Executive Director of Racial Equity for Los Angeles County and as a lecturer in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, and having served as the President of Inglewood Unified School District’s Board of Education, D’Artagnan is bringing his experience in empowering through education, creating thriving communities and changing systems.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
When you attend the Social Justice Learning Institute’s (@mySJLI) 2021 Summer of Equity Conference on Thursday, September 30th at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s Culinary Arts facility, you’ll have the chance to hear from key speakers like Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan of the 54th District.
The community organizer, educator and activist who founded and directed the UCLA Black Policy Project—a think tank dedicated to advancing racial equity through rigorous policy analysis—will be at this year’s conference helping to frame the future of equity in Los Angeles and speaking on the progress he’s attempting to facilitate on the state level as well.
In addition to his work at the UCLA Black Policy Project, Isaac served as the first Director of Public Policy at the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center, was an architect of the movements behind Measure J’s passing and implementation, and even led the organizing for the nationally recognized Million Dollar Hoods project, a community-based participatory research project.
Today, as an assemblymember, Isaac shapes policies for the cities he represents in Los Angeles and Culver City, including the communities of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw, Century City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and parts of South Central and Inglewood.
Join a Breakout Session
How do we transform neighborhood conditions and expand access to resources that enable us to live healthy lives and thrive?
That’s what we’ll be discussing in the Health Equity: Building Thriving Communities breakout session at the Social Justice Learning Institute (@mySJLI) 2021 Summer of Equity Conference, which will be held virtually and in-person from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 30th at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s new state-of-the-art culinary facility.
Join us as we brainstorm and activate plans with:
Manal J. Aboleta, Deputy Executive Director of the Prevention Institute;
Dipa Shah-Patel, Director of the County of Los Angeles Public Health;
Heather Fenney Alexander, Co-Executive Director of Community Services Unlimited
Maira Quintanilla, CSU Market Manager
Moderated by Nicole Steele, Health Equity Programs Director at SJLI.
What does it really mean to be transformative in schools? Are we being bold enough?
Those are the types of questions we’ll be asking ourselves during the Educational Equity: Empowering Through Education morning and afternoon breakout sessions at the Social Justice Learning Institute’s (@mySJLI) 2021 Equity Conference, which will be held virtually and in-person from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 30th at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s new state-of-the-art culinary facility.
Come bring your ideas to the table and let’s strategize around how we can partner together to make more meaningful gains in education for youth of color.
There to help us build will be:
Charisse Bremond Weaver, President and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade;
Micah Ali, President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees;
Jarett Barrios, Senior Vice President of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives for the California Community Foundation;
Casswell Goodman, Executive Director of BAM Los Angeles,
Jackie B. Majors, CEO,Crystal Stairs
Joseph Williams, Director of Operations and Campaigns Students Deserve
With moderation of both panels by Angela Johnson Peters, Associate Director of Programs and Development of the Social Justice Learning Institute.
As a community, we’ve made some serious gains over the last few years. Let’s keep pushing further.
During the morning and afternoon Changing Systems breakout sessions at the Social Justice Learning Institute’s (@mySJLI) 2021 Equity Conference, we’ll collectively think about how we can continue to change systems and ensure that equity is employed in our institutions.
Be a part of the conversation virtually or in person from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s new state-of-the-art culinary facility.
Helping lead the conversation are:
Dr. Patricia Brent- Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, and Inclusion for Lynwood Unified School District
John Mathews, District 2 Senior Deputy for the Los Angeles County Supervisors Office
Shane Murphy Goldsmith, President & CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation
Leslie Cooper Johnson, Interim President/CEO of Community Coalition
Maria Brenes, Executive Director of Inner City Struggle
Kim Watson, Founder & Executive Director of Project Joy (Kim is co-lead of the AV AAIMM CAT Backbone Organization)
The morning panel will be moderated by Gary Hardie, Jr., Policy and Advocacy Director, and then by Gabriel Regalado, Youth Organizing Manager, for the Social Justice Learning Institute in the afternoon.