Past Events


Please join me for my second Select Committee on Incarcerated Women to analyze the health and safety standards implemented in women's correctional facilities in our state. Panelists will share their personal and professional experiences in these types of facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collectively, we aim to discover solutions to uphold the health and dignity of our incarcerated sisters. 

Thursday, October 29
Noon to 2 p.m.

How to participate:

  • In person: California State Capitol, Room 4202 Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Via livestream

Governor Gavin Newsom is in charge of appointing more than 3,000 people to nearly 300 boards and commissions ranging from the Coastal Commission to the Medical Board and even the Film Commission. Have you ever wondered how to be more civically engaged? Apply to serve on a state board or commission, but before you do...

Join me and the Governor's Appointments Secretary for a workshop about the appointments process. We will discuss what you should know before you apply, best practices for filling out your application, etc. Submit questions for this workshop here by Monday, October 19.

When: Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

How to participate:
Zoom and Facebook Live
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To apply for an appointed position, click here.


Open Positions: Vacancy Rpt 10-1-20.pdf

How to Apply: Appointments Workshop Overview.pdf

Appointments Office Contact Information: APPOINTMENTS ASSIGNMENTS 10.7.2020.pdf

Information about Forum on Addressing Hate Crimes. The same information is listed below in the event text.

I invite you to join Congressmember Ted Lieu and me for a discussion about the state of hate in Los Angeles and what can be done to prevent hate crimes from occurring in our community. The discussion will address the core causes of hate crimes and how recent rhetoric has led to a rise in hate-based violence. Panelists will include: 

  • Joanna Mendelson: Associate Director, Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism 
  • Robin Toma: Executive Director, Los Angeles County Human Relations
  • Robert Clark: Former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Special Agent
  • Eden Adai Luna: Program Manager, Transgender Economic Empowerment Project, Los Angeles LGBT Center

When: Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m.

How to participate: 
Zoom and Facebook Live
RSVP is required to receive Zoom log-in information

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I invite you to join my Economic Freedom Summit next week, a series of discussions about the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the road to recovery in Los Angeles. The event will take place over Zoom and an RSVP is required to receive the log in information. 

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The Summit will take place Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25 at 12:00pm. Each day will feature a different topic and expert panelists. 

  • Monday: The Business and Economic Impact of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Tuesday: Housing, Land Use, and the Challenges to Affordable Housing
  • Wednesday: Economic Freedom: It Takes a Village - The Critical Role of Workforce Development
  • Thursday: Equal Playing Field: Removing Barriers to Business Ownership
  • Friday: Economic Justice, National Economic Policy and California's Importance

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Former Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders

Dr. Darrick Hamilton – a noted scholar, economist, and public intellectual – is the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, a university professor, and the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School. The Institute will confront the pressing issues of our time and develop pathways and policies that break down hierarchy and promote greater equity, inclusion, and civic participation.

Hamilton has recently been profiled in The New York Times, Mother Jones, and The Wall Street Journal. He has been involved in crafting policy proposals, such as Baby Bonds and a Federal Job Guarantee, which have served as inspirations for legislative proposals at federal, state and local levels; served on the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force; was a presidential campaign surrogate for Bernie Sanders; and regularly advises many other government officials. California Representative Ro Khanna offers high praise, characterizing Hamilton as having a “profound impact on policymakers” and calling him an “intellectual giant of his time.”

Other panelists and moderators include: 

  • Mark Edwards, JVS SoCal VP Government Relations
  • Greg Morena, Former Councilman in the City of Santa Monica
  • Josefina Santiago, JVS SoCal Director Workforce Development
  • Schenae Rourk, National Association of Women Business Owners for Los Angeles (or designee)
  • Bridget Netter, Unite LA, Sr. Director of Business Ed partnerships (or designee)
  • And more!


Please join me for a discussion about pressing policy issues at the state and national levels. Get the latest information about unemployment insurance, USPS, housing and how to access resources and services related to COVID-19.
Saturday, August 29
10:00-11:00am via Zoom