UPCOMING EVENTS


Current & Upcoming Event List

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM · 16 rsvps
    Zoom Webinar

    Capri Maddox Event (MEMBERS- use this page to register!)

    Meeting the Moment:
    A Conversation with Capri Maddox, Executive Director
    Department of Civil and Human Rights for the City of Los Angeles

    February 26, 2021

    As Angelenos work to understand and address the ways in which racism and inequality are embedded in our institutions and in the allocation of societal benefits like housing, education, jobs, and the environment, perhaps the most important question facing our city is how to effect meaningful change.

    In February 2020, Capri Maddox was appointed as the first Executive Director of the newly-established Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights (CHRD). The department is tasked with addressing, investigating, and enforcing regulations in response to complaints of discrimination in four broad areas – education, employment, housing, and private commerce – through implementation of the L.A. Civil and Human Rights Ordinance. The department also works alongside the City’s Chief Equity Officer, Brenda Shockley, to assess racial disparities in City employment and contracting and to help inform policy priorities, in addition to working with private sector companies through the RENEW Task Force.

    Join us, on the anniversary of Ms. Maddox’s first year on the job, for a conversation on some of the most important civil rights issues facing our city.

     

    Interviewer:

    Demetra Thornton, AIA, NOMA
    Senior Associate & Studio Director, Gensler
    City of Los Angeles RENEW Task Force Member

    Respondent

    Capri Maddox, Esq.
    Executive Director
    City of Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights

     

    We invite all attendees to join us after the meeting on Zoom for post-event networking and discussion! 

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Capri Maddox Event (NONMEMBERS- use this page to register!)

    Meeting the Moment:
    A Conversation with Capri Maddox, Executive Director
    Department of Civil and Human Rights for the City of Los Angeles

    February 26, 2021

    As Angelenos work to understand and address the ways in which racism and inequality are embedded in our institutions and in the allocation of societal benefits like housing, education, jobs, and the environment, perhaps the most important question facing our city is how to effect meaningful change.

    In February 2020, Capri Maddox was appointed as the first Executive Director of the newly-established Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights (CHRD). The department is tasked with addressing, investigating, and enforcing regulations in response to complaints of discrimination in four broad areas – education, employment, housing, and private commerce – through implementation of the L.A. Civil and Human Rights Ordinance. The department also works alongside the City’s Chief Equity Officer, Brenda Shockley, to assess racial disparities in City employment and contracting and to help inform policy priorities, in addition to working with private sector companies through the RENEW Task Force.

    Join us, on the anniversary of Ms. Maddox’s first year on the job, for a conversation on some of the most important civil rights issues facing our city.

    Interviewer:

    Demetra Thornton, AIA, NOMA
    Senior Associate & Studio Director, Gensler
    City of Los Angeles RENEW Task Force Member

    Respondent

    Capri Maddox, Esq.
    Executive Director
    City of Los Angeles Department of Civil and Human Rights

     

    We invite all attendees to join us after the meeting on Zoom for post-event networking and discussion! 

     

    Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community.  If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month's panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at [email protected] to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets.

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar

    Catching up with Christopher Hawthorne (MEMBERS- use this page to register!)

    Special Event

    Intimate Meeting & Direct Q&A

    Space is limited to the first 30 people
     

    Catching up with Christopher Hawthorne, LA’s Chief Design Officer

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

     

    Los Angeles, as a sprawling, car-dependent city predominantly made up of suburbs, has long been in need of planning and policies focused on more thoughtful and pedestrian-friendly urban design principles. In 2018, Mayor Garcetti made a splash when he appointed then-LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne as the first-ever Chief Design Officer of a major American City. Hawthorne was charged with fostering a broad public discourse around architecture and urban design in L.A. and overseeing the City’s major civic design efforts for infrastructure and public spaces.

     

    2021 finds Hawthorne using his role to inform larger policy discussions by exploring the ways design can contribute to the evolution of a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable City, from investments in street furniture and infrastructure, to reimagining the future gas stations, and integrating more housing into the fabric of our neighborhoods. One such project, the Low-Rise Design Challenge, is asking architects to submit innovative designs for smaller-scale multifamily housing developments, including duplexes, fourplexes, and transformations of landmark homes - such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollywood house - into multifamily projects, with a focus on reducing a typical home's energy usage and carbon footprint.

     

    Hawthorne originally sat down with WUF back in July of 2018 for a discussion of his initial plans in his new role. Now, nearly three years into his tenure – and in the midst of a pandemic that has potentially forever altered not just Los Angeles, but cities all over the world – how have Hawthorne’s expectations and vision for the City changed?  This month Hawthorne joins WUF for an intimate meeting and Q&A session to discuss how recent events have influenced how he sees his role in the City, and to update us on the current initiatives he's spearheading.

     

    Respondent:  Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles

    Interviewer:   Thomas Aurelio Small, CEO, Culver City Forward (CCF)

     

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Catching up with Christopher Hawthorne (NONMEMBERS- use this page to register!)

    Special Event

    Intimate Meeting & Direct Q&A

    Space is limited to the first 30 people
     

    Catching up with Christopher Hawthorne, LA’s Chief Design Officer

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

     

    Los Angeles, as a sprawling, car-dependent city predominantly made up of suburbs, has long been in need of planning and policies focused on more thoughtful and pedestrian-friendly urban design principles. In 2018, Mayor Garcetti made a splash when he appointed then-LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne as the first-ever Chief Design Officer of a major American City. Hawthorne was charged with fostering a broad public discourse around architecture and urban design in L.A. and overseeing the City’s major civic design efforts for infrastructure and public spaces.

     

    2021 finds Hawthorne using his role to inform larger policy discussions by exploring the ways design can contribute to the evolution of a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable City, from investments in street furniture and infrastructure, to reimagining the future gas stations, and integrating more housing into the fabric of our neighborhoods. One such project, the Low-Rise Design Challenge, is asking architects to submit innovative designs for smaller-scale multifamily housing developments, including duplexes, fourplexes, and transformations of landmark homes - such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollywood house - into multifamily projects, with a focus on reducing a typical home's energy usage and carbon footprint.

     

    Hawthorne originally sat down with WUF back in July of 2018 for a discussion of his initial plans in his new role. Now, nearly three years into his tenure – and in the midst of a pandemic that has potentially forever altered not just Los Angeles, but cities all over the world – how have Hawthorne’s expectations and vision for the City changed?  This month Hawthorne joins WUF for an intimate meeting and Q&A session to discuss how recent events have influenced how he sees his role in the City, and to update us on the current initiatives he's spearheading.

     

    Respondent:  Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles

    Interviewer:   Thomas Aurelio Small, CEO, Culver City Forward (CCF)

     

    Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community.  If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month's panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at [email protected] to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets.


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