Just Another Day In SouthLA
SouthLA is excited for the 23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit, which will mark the 50th anniversary of key events regarding the Civil Rights Movement including the hot topic Selma to Montgomery Marches and the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This years Empowerment Congress Summit will take place on the campus of University of Southern California January 17th, beginning at 9 am. Illustrious author and professor, Dr. Cornell West will be featured as the Keynote speaker at the summit’s plenary session at the Bovard Auditorium. Both West and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who founded the Empowerment Congress, will hold a media availability immediately afterwards. Workshops led by distinguished experts will begin at 11 a.m. on topics ranging from sex trafficking, child welfare, violence as a public health issue and others. A resource fair will be held in the afternoon, with more than 30 booths providing information about county and community services.