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Lunch with a Leader: Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilmember, 8th District of Los Angeles
January 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Marqueece Harris-Dawson is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing District 8 since 2015. This 18 square-mile district geographically ranges from Baldwin Hills to Watts and all the middle-class neighborhoods in-between. From the greatest concentration of African American wealth to the least. Beautiful well-maintained homes to areas of blight.
Within 18 months of being sworn in, Councilmember Harris-Dawson authored Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond for permanent supportive housing, the largest investment towards ending homelessness in the nation, and the voters liked it. He is a strong supporter of equity issues like homelessness, jobs, clean streets, and community policing.
In 1995, he joined the Community Coalition, one of the most progressive non-profits in the city. His first campaign publicized the horrendous conditions of inner city high schools and the inequities in the distribution of public funding. It resulted in a groundbreaking $153 million for repair and modernization in South LA schools.
As a long-time community organizer in South LA, Harris-Dawson relies on his deep roots and relationships to promote good policy and civic engagement.