A CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SERIES

LEADING LOCALLY: Civic Discourse & Democracy

Co-hosted by our friends at the Davenport Institute

Good civic discourse is an exercise in participatory democracy, engaging diverse citizens as well as elected officials in a shared exploration of policy, planning, and problem-solving. Representation through persistent dialog enriches the set of ideals and choices by which citizens govern themselves. Good civic discourse can strengthen democracy, prevent mistakes, lead to better decisions, and engage citizens in the democratic process. If good civic discourse can strengthen democracy, the reverse is also true: bad civic discourse can weaken the democratic process.

Please join us for Leading Locally: Democracy & Civic Discourse to learn from leaders across sectors about the critical role of civic discourse for a healthy democracy, and how we can make sure our civic discourse demonstrates principles of inclusiveness, reflection, reciprocity, rationality, and a recognition of differences.

We hope you’ll join us for this lively discussion!

LEADING LOCALLY: Civic Discourse & Democracy

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
525 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Leading Locally: Running for Local Office

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
525 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

PANELISTS

Ashley Trim

Davenport Institute

Dan Schnur

USC Annenberg,
UC Berkeley and California Influencers

Grayce Liu

City of LA,
Dept. of Neighborhood Empowerment

John Dobard

Advancement Project California

MODERATOR

Natalie Samarjian

Coro Southern California

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Feb, 22, 2018: The Current State of Local Party Politics

Co-host & Moderator

Ardy Kassakhian
Glendale City Clerk

Panelists

Alex Keledjian
Chairman
Los Angeles County Republican Party 43rd Assembly District Central Committee

Abbe Land
Former Mayor & Councilmember
City of West Hollywood

Ara Najarian
Former Mayor & Councilmember
Glendale

Liliana Perez
CA Democratic Party Activist

Thomas Wong
President
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

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Oct, 25, 2017: Running for Elected Office

The Coro community gathered for our first event on October 25th to hear from local leaders who shared insight into their personal experiences running for office. Our panelists discussed how to build an effective and dynamic campaign team, how to create a data-informed strategy, and stressed the value of making progress on local issues, even when they didn’t win the election.

Moderator

Aubrey Hicks
Executive Director
USC Bedrosian Center on Governance

Panelists

Maria Cabildo
Candidate for Congressional District 34

Sara Hernandez
Candidate for Congressional District 34

Sydney Kamlager
President of the Board
L.A. Community College District

Terry O’Day
Santa Monica City Council Member

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