Just Another Day In SouthLA
What: At 9 a.m., on Saturday, August 3, the Empowerment Congress will host Days of
Dialogue, to debate and discuss issues regarding Trayvon Martin’s tragic death and the recent exoneration of his killer, George Zimmerman. In small groups, participants will discuss a broad range of topics and reactions arising from this case.
When: Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Who: Days of Dialogue, the Empowerment Congress, Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles
Background: Throughout its 22-year history, the Empowerment Congress’ distinctive and
deliberate model of civic engagement has educated, engaged and
empowered communities to achieve vital outcomes and impact public policy.
Days of Dialogue began in 1995, after Los Angeles’ deeply divided reaction to
the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial revealed how differently the diverse
communities of Los Angeles perceived matters of race and law enforcement.
To quell escalating tensions, then-Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-
Thomas called a meeting with civic leaders. Out of that meeting was born what is
now a Los Angeles tradition, Days of Dialogue.
Where: Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Exposition Park Constituent Service Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037