HOPE against racism
A virtual conversation series
Supporting the Continued Education of Latina Leaders in our Commitment to Social and Economic Justice. Access the virtual conversation series below.
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HOPE against racism
virtual conversation series
The Afro-Latina Experience
A panel discussion with community leaders, advocates and youth on identity, representation and the experience of being and Afro-descendant woman in the Latino community: The Afro-Latina Experience. A wide array of voices and perspectives shared their personal experiences with racism as Afro-Latinas and discussed the long history of prejudice against Afro-Latinos in Latin America and the United States.
Julissa Ferreras, Former New York City Council Member
Dr. Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Associate Professor, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Sociology, Rutgers University
Dolores Arredondo, Segment Manager, Personal and Business Banking, City National Bank
Sophia Arredondo Stringer, Rising First-Year College Student Lewis & Clark College
MODERATOR | Janel Martinez, Founder, Ain't I Latina?
A latina Youth TOwn-hall on race
This candid conversation with young women leaders of color explores the role that race and gender identity play in health, education, the workplace, and civic life. The panelists discuss the current state of affairs and how we can all contribute to the drafting of a new social contract that is equitable for all.
Sofia Haq, Ambassador, United State of Women | Founder & President Muslim Women Professionals
Janet Martinez, Co-Founder & Director of Programming, Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo
Ashley McCollough, President, Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals
Beyond Allyship: How to be Anti-Racist in your Daily Life
A conversation with Undocumented and Black Immigrant Rights Activist Denea Joseph on what it means to be a ally to the Black Lives Matter movement and how we can go beyond allyship by taking action and being Anti-Racist in our daily lives.
Denea Joseph, Undocumented and Black Immigrant Rights Activist
MODERATOR | Stephanie Ramirez Zarate, HOPE Program Manager
STATEWIDE POLL: WHAT do californians think about race relations
Leaders from HOPE, CAUSE, Los Angeles Urban League and Los Angeles Police Department discuss our recent statewide survey of California's most prominent communities of color. The poll results give us insight into the attitudes of people of color around current issues including race relations, education, COVID-19, and the 2020 Elections. Learn how our diverse communities can work together toward common goals of equity and inclusion.
Michael Lawson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Urban League
Helen Torres, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality
Nancy Yap, Executive Director, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)
Robert Arcos, Assistant Chief, Office of Operations of the Los Angeles Police Department
MODERATOR | Dan Schnur, Professor, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine University & USC
California community poll on race relations
HOPE has partnered with the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) and the Los Angeles Urban League to conduct a series of statewide polls to better understand how California's most prominent ethnic groups feel about race relations, discrimination and public policy issues.
Starting in February of 2020, with a second poll conducted in July and the latest iteration conducted in November, the data provide a historical timeline of our communities’ opinions and priorities over the course of this outstanding year including perceptions of policing, Covid-19, education, and the California Propositions.