LOS ANGELES - Today, the Commision on Civil Rights held a special presentation in honor of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and Filipinx American History Month (October 1-31). Los Angeles is home to 9% of the nation's Latinx residents, as well as the largest Filipinx population outside of Manila.
To honor the two months, the Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) welcomed guest speakers to share their unique experiences, academic insight, histories and more on Latinx political empowerment and Filipinx history:
Dr. Veronica Terriquez, Director, Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California Los Angeles, shared her presentation, "Celebrating Latinx Youth Organizing for Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusivity in Los Angeles."
Dr. Joseph Bernardo, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate, Loyola Marymount University shared his presentation on the history and progress of Filipinx Americans in Los Angeles.
You can find copies of both presentations, as well as more information on the Commission on Civil Rights, by clicking here.
The City of Los Angeles Commission on Civil Rights was formed in 2020 to investigate complaints of discrimination and enforce against violators through fines and corrective action. The Commission works in close partnership with the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department to hold businesses and individuals accountable for discriminatory practices that deny equal treatment to any individual in private employment, housing, education, or commerce.
The Commission on Civil Rights bi-monthly meetings are held every second Thursday of every other month at 2:00 p.m. Learn more about the Commission here.