September 9, 2019 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Please join the HEALU Network for Part 3 of their four-part summit series, Equity as a Through Line: Social Movements, Public Finance, and Infrastructure Investments for Healthy Communities. Part 3 will explore what it takes to ensure meaningful, equitable community engagement in land use and infrastructure-related efforts.
Los Angeles is experiencing a surge of interest and investments in land use policy and infrastructure designed to promote health, livability, and climate resilience—from affordable housing, transit, and complete streets to parks, trails, and water systems. Too often, these investments and decision-making processes don’t do enough to engage residents of under-resourced communities, despite the fact that these neighborhoods are on the front lines of challenges like housing affordability, climate change, and environmental justice. This summit will explore what LA agencies and some of the region’s leading community-based organizations are learning about how community engagement can and should look moving forward, with a focus on building and sustaining community participation and organizational capacity to engage with complex land use issues.
- Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, City of Los Angeles, District 8 (Keynote)
- Andrea Welsing, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Program
- Benjamin Torres, President & CEO, Community Development Technologies
- Isela Gracian, President, East LA Community Corporation
- Manal J. Aboelata, Deputy Executive Director, Prevention Institute
- Patricia Guerra, Director of Organizing, Community Coalition
- Rita Kampalath, Sustainability Program Director, Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office
- Wajenda Chambeshi, Program Manager, LA Great Streets Initiative