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DAY ONE at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM
Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

DAY TWO in LOS ANGELES
On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Sunday, May 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Leveraging Local Boards and Commissions to Build Progressive Social Movements FULL
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How can you impact governance decisions in your city and county? Join the Liberty Hill Foundation to learn how to influence equitable decision-making in your community, to ensure that decisions benefit all residents through City and County boards and commissions. This session will be a conversation for activists who want to interact with commissions; aspiring commissioners who want to represent low-income, communities of color; and existing commissioners who want to deepen their impact.
In any given city or county, there can be dozens and dozens of local commissions yielding great power over local communities. With roots in the Progressive Era (1890-1920), commissions are a bridge between residents and professional politicians. Their appointed members (more than 300 in L.A. City alone) oversee key city agencies and advise elected officials and government employees on core policies, but not even the wonkiest policy wonks can name all the City's 52 boards and commissions, never mind the many dozens of County and State boards and commissions. And yet these policy-making and advisory bodies made up of non-political experts and residents are one of the most important—and powerful—cornerstones of regional government.

How can you impact governance decisions in your city and county? Join the Liberty Hill Foundation to learn how to influence decision-making in your community, and ensure that equitable and fair decisions are being made for the benefit of all residents. This session will be a conversation for activists who want to interact with commissions to defend their communities; aspiring commissioners who want to represent low-income, communities of color; and existing commissioners who want to deepen their impact. This session will include presentations and discussion designed to help you ensure that your city has strong civic leaders to serve on all boards and commissions making decisions every day that will be good for all of our communities.

Through Liberty Hill Foundation’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, Liberty Hill has been running a commissions training program since 2013, providing trainings tailored to the specific interests of social justice advocates and grassroots activists. Through our trainings we have incubated and accelerated the leadership of dozens of organizations and hundreds of Angelenos, and supported the appointments of nearly 40 individuals to city, county, and state boards and commissions.

Speakers
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Joanna Kabat

Deputy Director of Training and Capacity Building, Liberty Hill Foundation
avatar for Dr. Guadalupe G. Montaño

Dr. Guadalupe G. Montaño

Board Member, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission