Tag: Jan Perry

July 29, 2015

The US has used the War on drugs to create a racial caste system: a successor to the Jim Crow days we thought we left behind. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is one of the most important American books in the last decade. Alexander systematically explores the policy changes from the days of Nixon through the present – exploring how each decision has created and allowed a system which criminalizes blackness, brownness, otherness in way that both creates new racial biases and confirms them by incarcerating millions of young black and brown men (and to a lesser extent, black and brown women).

October 17, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback When Jan Perry came to the Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader last month, we had opportunity to ask her a few questions about her 12-year run as…

September 30, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Last week, the Bedrosian Center hosted former Los Angeles City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry as part of our Lunch with a Leader speaker series. Perry once…

September 18, 2013

Conversations about governance, policy, and leadership September 18, 2013 12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch with a Leader provides students with the opportunity to hear ideas from local, state, and national leaders…

September 12, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Even in a diverse, polyglot city like Los Angeles, Jan Perry cuts a unique profile that speaks to a multifaceted and sometimes contradictory political career. The former City…

January 11, 2013