Los Angeles helped fulfill your dreams. What will you do to fulfill LA's dreams?
Future of Cities: Leading in LA's summit brings together leaders leaders from across the LA basin who will play an integral role in transforming the landscape of LA for the next 20 years. Here are some of the renowned speakers who are presenting on Oct. 19th at LACMA:
- Restauranteur and health advocate Bill Chait, who is championing healthy food and a healthy workforce.
- Media and civic leader Monica Lozano, who is working to expand Latino civic participation.
- The Advancement Project's John Kim, who won't stop until LA is caring, inclusive and just.
- KCRW's Madeleine Brand, who is moving LA's big questions from drive time to prime time.
- LACMA's Michael Govan, who is reimagining the place of art in LA.
Together, Bill, Monica, John, Madeleine, Michael and you can envision the LA we never imagined but always thought possible. Stay tuned...more civic leader participants will be revealed soon.
Who: A who's who of cross-sector leadership
What: Future of Cities: Leading in LA summit event
Where: Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
When: Monday, October 19, 2015, starting at 5pm
Why: To make civic leadership a top priority for LA
A vibrant future for Los Angeles depends on each of us, together. We look forward to seeing you on October 19th.
To purchase tickets visit: http://www.ticketbase.com/events/focla
It’s time to call on you and all of LA's leaders to use your talents to enrich our city's civic tapestry so that all citizens may thrive. Los Angeles is a global capital of innovation and creativity, and its influence reverberates far beyond the city limits. We can leverage that influence to become a beacon of civic engagement and stewardship that can change LA and other cities around the world.
LA helped fulfill your dreams, what will you do to fulfill LA's dream?
Join us at Future of Cities: Leading in LA on October 19, 2015, at LACMA for a great LA Conversation that will help set the stage for change and strengthen our social fabric.
We start with a special pre-reception featuring a visual exhibit of LA’s neighborhoods, bespoke LA Maps from MIT Media Lab, and a display from LAEDC Innovation week.The evening itself will be a dynamic mix of storytelling, provocative interviews, and cross sector conversations about some of our most vexing issues.
The event will also include a special LA River presentation by KCET, a panel hosted by KCRW's Madeleine Brand in the spirit of her popular Making LA radio series, and LA notables announcing their favorite Civic Inventors.
For updates and current roster of speakers visit futurecitiesLA.org
If you haven't already, please register your interest to receive an invitation here.
Future of Cities: Leading in LA launched on June 2nd, bringing together more than 100 local innovators to begin a course-changing conversation about civic leadership for Los Angeles. LA is a world-class city on the verge of major changes, and we convened many of the people leading the way. The event began the dialogue about change and leadership for LA that will continue online and through our October 19 event.
Co- founder Donna Bojarsky announced the organization's anticipated programming focused on civic leadership, women, entertainment, design, and technology.
We are very excited to see that Future of Cities is already having an impact! KCRW, one of our valued sponsors, has just launched a new series with Madeleine Brand called Making L.A. The show features conversations with local experts in art, architecture, the environment and governance to explore what LA needs to make it better, to move it forward, and to make it the place we all want it to be.
Future of Cities is honored that among the people who attended and are committed to our initiative are Moby; the Director of LACMA, Michael Govan; architect Mia Lehrer; Los Angeles Magazine’s Mary Melton; our first Korean-American LA City Councilman David Ryu; LA Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne; KCRW’s Jennifer Ferro, CicLAvia co-founder Aaron Paley, co-founder of the tech developer community Sabio.la, Gregorio Rojas; and many others.
Our new civic endeavor will feature smaller salons to further our discussions about next steps for actions and creating some of the new structures we mentioned, including Municipal Art Society West, our online menu of LA leaders projects, and a surprise social media campaign. And at our first major public event in October, 2015, we'll bring together a cross section of accomplished civic, business, philanthropic, cultural and community leaders to ignite civic leadership in LA.
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to making the kickoff event for Future of Cities: Leading in LA a huge success! On June 2nd more than 100 civic, cultural and community leaders, movers and activists gathered to support our new endeavor. Future of Cities is activating a course-changing conversation about how to reinvigorate civic leadership by combining academic studies, public displays, and innovative collaborations to marry vision, leadership and results to fulfill LA's ambitions.
The president and founder of the group, Donna Bojarsky, a longtime Democratic Party activist, co-founder of LA Works, and a contributing editor at Los Angeles Magazine, hosted the launch event along with co-founder and general counsel Bob Johnson, advisor William Deverell and sponsor Community Partners. Speakers included Deverell, the Huntington and USC historian and author; LACMA director Michael Govan; Bob Ross of the California Endowment; and Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney|ABC Television Group. What followed was an insightful, course-changing conversation about what the most pressing issues are in Los Angeles, and how the group can build community and activate community leaders to create a new Los Angeles.
Future of Cities will hold it's first major public event that will bring together accomplished civic, business, philanthropic, cultural and community leaders on Oct. 19th, 2015 at the Bing Theater at LACMA. The conference is designed to create a conversation about how to empower those who will lead civic innovation in Los Angeles and put our city on the world stage when it comes to thinking forward.
CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE PHOTO ALBUM FOR FUTURE OF CITIES LAUNCH ON FACEBOOK. And we'll keep you posted about new opportunities to join our civic initiatives and learn more about Future of Cities event on Oct. 19th at LACMA.
At the launch of Future of Cites on June 2nd, 2015, Bill Deverell, Chair of the History Department at USC and profound expert on the history of our City, gave a truly memorable talk. We are proud to share it with you here:
When I teach the history of Los Angeles, several key themes scaffold the course, whether I’m speaking to undergraduates, doctoral students, or the high schoolers involved with the Los Angeles Service Academy, a program fostering leadership among 16 year olds from all over the basin.
We hang LA history on imperial expansion, of Spain and the United States. We find LA within expressions of Manifest Destiny and its violence. We encounter remarkable diversity at the outset. We railroad LA. We watch a harbor dug out of almost nothing, we see bold metropolitan ambition come to fruition. We watch the Mexican Revolution send Latino labor northward at precisely the moment that industrial Los Angeles so desires a laboring underclass. We undergird the American economy, and the world’s imagination, with LA films, the LA film industry, and LA oil. We track escapees from the Jim Crow South trying, with greater and lesser degrees of success, to outrun racism by racing west.Read more