May 29, 2020 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Big Table events hosted by LA Thrives are typically convened every quarter. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this format has been changed to accommodate a new series of shorter but connected discussions that are suitable for a virtual session. This three-session arc will explore aspects of equitable recovery in accordance with the Steering Committee’s suggestions. Please join us for the first session:
Session 1 Webinar Recovery Ecosystem Overview: Federal Resources and Achieving Equity in Expenditures
May 29th 12-1:30 pm
- What federal resources are available and what needs greatest advocacy attention for housing and Los Angeles?
- How do we prioritize policies that protect vulnerable residents (seniors, people experiencing homelessness, etc.) and empower communities of color to develop an effective advocacy agenda in Los Angeles?
- How do we navigate the current crisis vs. plan for a longer term equitable recovery strategy?
- Addressing racial inequities -What are the political and policy opportunities for achieving greater equity?
- How can California lead in its response and deployment of federal resources?
- What else do we need from the federal government? (such as infrastructure needs and more specific housing appropriations)
- Manuel Pastor, Professor, USC (framer)
- Lourdes Castro Ramirez, Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
- Diane Yentel, President & CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
- Amy Anderson, Chief Housing Officer, Mayor Garcetti’s Office
- Moderator: Ann Sewill, Vice President of Health & Housing, California Community Foundation