• Saturday, July 15th at 9am

    LA Trade Tech College


South LA’s Time is Now

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Uprising, a moment to examine the health of South Los Angeles and ask whether enough has changed since residents took to the streets.

Join us at the 2nd annual People Power Convention as we explore new dimensions of art, culture, community and activism to express a new vision for South LA 25 years after the uprising. We, the people, know what our community needs, and through community organizing, we can elevate the conditions of our schools, parks, neighborhoods and other community assets to create a safer, more prosperous South LA.

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Program Information

Convention Events Schedule

9am: Registration and Resource Fair

10am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:30am: Keynote Speaker

11am: Workshop Session 1

12:15pm: Workshop Session 2

1:30pm: Lunch & Entertainment

2pm: Closing Plenary

Workshop Sessions

Workshop Series 1: 11am – 12:10pm

Policing in the Age of Law and Order: Join the conversation about the criminalization of people of color where we will discuss bias law enforcement practices, mass incarceration, and deportation. Learn from movement builders how we can protect and defend each other’s rights.

Less Jails, More Community Solutions: “Tough on Crime” policies have unfairly and disporportionately had a negative impact on communities of color, while creating a major burden on taxpayers. Join the movement to learn how we can demand greater investments in community-driven solutions to public safety and crime reduction.

South LA is our Home: Let’s Keep it that Way: South LA is experiencing a housing crises with rising rents, homelessness and displacement/gentrification. Learn about recent policies and opportunities in the pipeline that will help South LA residents fight for, and remain in their community.

You, Me & Mary Jane: The “War on Drugs” during the 1980’s and 1990’s led to a breakdown of the social fabric of South LA by heavily incarcerating our community. Join the conversation to learn about the implications of new drug policies, like the legalization of Marijuana, and its potential unintended consequences on communities of color.

Brighter than Blight: The quality of life in South LA continues to be negativey impacted by neglected and nuisance sites that include unsafe parks, high-concentrations of smoke shops, and undeveloped plots of land. Learn about ways we can bring assets to South LA and ensure that businesses operate in ways that respect our community.

Workshop Series 2: 12:15pm – 1:25pm

Re-imagining Justice in the Age of Law and Order: Join the movement to learn about alternative ways you and your neighbors can help keep your community safe through alternative strategies to policing.

Transformational Storytelling: Be the voice that speaks truth to power. Learn about the importance for storytelling to bring about unity and change for communities of color.

Building Neighborhood Unity: Join forces to build healthy and safe communities for generations to come. Learn about ways in which you can start organizing your neighborhood.

People Power and Politics: Learn how you can help build a powerful voice for South LA. Explore how the use of collective civic action empowers everyday people to shape the public debate and hold elected officials accountable.

Vibrant Spaces: Reclaim our Parks: Join efforts to transform parks into safe and clean spaces for youth and families to enjoy. Learn ways in which you can organize your neighborhood to transform your local park.

Travel Information


Los Angeles Trade Tech College
400 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Free Parking

Free parking is available at the 23rd St parking lot and 24th St parking lot.

Public Transportation

LATTC is conveniently located near Metro Bus Lines, the Blue Line and DASH Buses.

DASH Bus D Stop: Grand Ave and Washington Blvd

Blue Line stop #3: Grand Ave

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