The first and in many ways the most important of the Working Group recommendations is this: “Spend the second half of 2021, virtually or in person as the COVID-19 pandemic allows, discussing these recommendations and other materials in this report with a range of Los Angeles communities. These listening sessions should explore, among other subjects, how the City can shift its focus in stewarding civic memory from acting as a gatekeeper to a facilitator, giving fuller voice to community memory and bottom-up representation. Use these sessions to begin to turn the recommendations on this list into policy or built markers of civic memory.”

This page will announce upcoming events related to this engagement effort and serve as an archive of past ones.

The first public event of this kind will be held at noon on Thursday, May 13, 2021, via Zoom, and dedicated to the subject of indigenous land return, building on the sections of the Civic Memory report examining that subject. Check back here soon for more details on this event and subsequent ones.