LABWC Appointed to Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission

LA Black Worker Center Appointed to Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity

Los Angeles Black Worker Center members and leaders are very proud to be appointed and have representation on Mayor Garcetti's Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity. Loretta Stevens, Patsy Howard, and Lola Smallwood will serve on the commission. This comes after representatives recently met with the mayor and his staff and presented a comprehensive package regarding best practices and policy recommendations for employment equity that addresses the black job crisis in the city and county of Los Angeles.

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KCET Profiles LABWC Member Le Daya Epps

On March 2, 2016, Ryan Reft of KCET wrote an in depth article on the Los Angeles Black Worker Center entitled “Los Angeles Black Worker Center Pushes for Inclusion”. The article gives insight into our fight for the rights of Black workers in the Los Angeles job market and features the history of Black Labor in L.A., LeDaya Epps, member of LABWC who made history when President Obama invited her as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address, Black Women in the Workforce, and much more. 

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Black Leaders Honor LABWC Member Gwen Green

Dozens of community leaders, local political leaders, activists and supporters attended the Black History Tribute honoring Civil Rights legend Mrs. Gwen Green on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

 This special reception was sponsored by the Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice and the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, where Mrs. Green is a member.

The Gwen Green Civic Engagement Project at the Los Angeles Black Worker Center was established to commemorate her indelible mark on Los Angeles and the world. Proceeds will be used to continue the work around voter registration and the center's Ready-to-Work program.

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