The LA Civil Rights Department and Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, a private non-profit organization, announced the launch of LA For All Healing Circles: Open Dialogues for a Better Los Angeles today in partnership with community organizations across the City of Los Angeles.
The LA For All Healing Circles are open dialogues to build a better Los Angeles held virtually or in-person to foster stronger community bonds, support community-based organizations, and provide safe spaces for Angelenos to discuss the impacts of racial trauma, identity, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These dialogues invite the public to share their thoughts for improving our city and find shared experiences. They come after a year of painful and triggering events in Los Angeles, including the leaked audio recordings of city and labor leaders engaging in a racist, hurtful conversation.
Modeled after the LA Civil Rights LA For All anti-hate program, these dialogues seek to acknowledge past wrongs created by systemic racism and address the present consequences. LA for All Healing Circles will foster cross-cultural relationships, support the work of confronting internal biases, and shape equitable public policy solutions at the local level.
Funded through private philanthropy, the LA For All Healing Circles will begin in December and continue into 2023 to provide the public with opportunities to share, listen, and learn. The first set of LA For All Healing Circles include:
- Keeping All Communities Informed & Engaged (KACIE)
- Community Build in Leimert Park
- Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 11:00 AM Click here (Meeting ID: 861 7422 9329 Passcode: 595992)
- Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ 11:00 AM Link Coming Soon
- Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation in South LA
Each healing circle will offer opportunities to discuss relevant themes and current topics, including mental health, addressing hate, and growing togetherness in Los Angeles. More LA For All Healing Circles will be announced in the coming weeks.
The LA For All Healing Circles come as a precursor to the LA Civil Rights Peace & Healing Centers launching in January 2023. The city-funded Peace & Healing Center program will include 9 centers, in partnership with local community-based organizations, focused on social, economic and environmental healing.
Click here to learn more about Peace & Healing Centers.