Lunch with a Leader provides students, faculty, and members of the public the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders, share their own ideas, and gain inspiration for effective governance in a more intimate and informal setting. Join us as we hear from one of LA’s groundbreaking and iconic leaders, Gloria Molina, former LA County Supervisor, LA City councilwoman and the first Latina elected to the California Legislature.
Gloria Molina was first elected to office in 1982 as State Assemblywoman. In 1987, she was elected to the LAs City Council where she served until 1991 when she was elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors. Molina is the first Latina in history to be elected to the California State Legislature, the Los Angeles City Council, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She counts as one of her significant achievements, her involvement with the Mothers of East Los Angeles, a group formed to organize against a proposed plan to build a prison in East LA.