Former Venice Neighborhood Council
As one would guess I am very passionate about what goes on in Venice. I was the only active person of color on the VNC during my two years on (2014-2016.) I have always put the people first and have firmly advocated for true diversity and accountability from our city leaders and institutions.
During my term as Community Officer for the VNC I created a successful motion to release the Brendon Glenn video as well as led Venice to adopt and celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, a motion which inspired the current L.A. City Council to adopt the holiday in August 2017.
I bring the unique dynamic of representing the experience and perspectives of 5 generations of Venetians into the political dialogue and decision making processes of Venice. My representation is critical especially in times of diminishing diversity in Venice’s decision making forums. The current homogeneous gentrifier and real estate dominated Venice Neighborhood Council is a good example of the representational imbalance plaguing our town.