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    Policy Briefing & Webinar Mobility & Opportunity

    Together We Rise: Building Black and Brown Political Power

    A conversation with national political leaders on the future of Black and Latino social movements, intersectional politics.

    About this Event

    The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) hosted a webinar on how Black and Brown communities can build solidarity among shared causes and issues, particularly in an election year where voters of color will be key to electoral success.

    The movement for Black Lives has opened policy windows for transforming how systemic racism stymies people’s livelihoods, cuts off access to opportunities, worsens health outcomes and puts communities at increased risk of violence. The triple crises of anti-blackness, the COVID-19 pandemic, and worsening racial/ethnic inequality have highlighted the disproportionate burden Black and Latino communities carry. Working toward the promise of American democracy must include multi-racial, multi-ethnic solidarity to ensure resource allocation and governance is centered on the communities most impacted by discriminatory policies.

    The conversation was held with national political leaders on the future of Black and Latino social movements, intersectional politics, a shared agenda for justice, and how the two communities are and must continue working together.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    10:30 – 11:45 a.m. PST

    Webinar details provided upon RSVP

    Panel Discussion Featuring:

    U.S. Representative Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus

    Hon. Julian Castro, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor

    Jonathan Jayes-Green, Vice President of Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation

    Genny Castillo, Regional Engagement Director, Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP)

    Moderated by:

    Laura Barrón-López, Politico