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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.

Venue

USC Widney Alumni House
635 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
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