CivitasLA

By Dwayne Gathers

Featuring diverse and emerging leaders who are creating and building community across the greater Los Angeles region, while seeking to elevate discourse, foster community connections and promote civic knowledge and engagement.

  1. 1.
    Ep #39: Why Serve? | A Conversation with Los Angeles City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mark Ridley-Thomas
    51:23
  2. 2.
    Ep #38: Community Spotlight: Venice | Elizabeth Benson Forer, Chief Executive Officer, Venice Family Clinic & Robert Schwan, Artist, Founding Partner of Gjelina
    41:17
  3. 3.
    Ep # 37: Women in Power | Reiko Kerr, Senior Assistant General Manager, L.A. Department of Water & Power & Phyllis Currie, Board Chair, Midcontinent Independent System Operator
    55:07
  4. 4.
    Ep #36: More Than Your Neighborhood Bar | Jewel Thais-Williams, Jewel’s Catch One
    37:19
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    Ep #35: Community Spotlight: West Hollywood | John Erickson, Councilmember; Estevan Montemayor, Resident; and Genevieve Morrill, President & CEO, West Hollywood Chamber
    1:04:37
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    Ep #34: Community Spotlight: Leimert Park | Diane Robertson, Esq., Community Advocate; Akil West, CEO, Sole Folks; and Roland Wiley, Principal, RAW International
    55:38
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    Ep #33: Growing Green | Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director/COO, Port of Long Beach
    35:31
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    Ep #32: Building Sustainable Communities | Taj Ahmad Eldridge, Senior Director, Investment, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
    33:59
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    Ep #31: On the Waterfront | Wayne Ratkovich, The Ratkovich Company
    38:01
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    Ep #30: Enhancing Park Equity | Carolyn Ramsay, Executive Director, Los Angeles Parks Foundation
    45:50
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    Ep #29: Advancing Economic Diversity | Rochelle Mills, President & CEO, Innovative Housing Opportunities
    42:26
  4. 12.
    Ep #28: Empowering Community | Betty LaMarr, Founder & Dawn L. Brown, Chief Executive Officer, EmpowHer Institute
    59:12
  5. 13.
    Ep #27: Fostering an “Uptown Renaissance” | Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor, Long Beach, CA
    41:29
  6. 14.
    Ep #26: Shooting the Moon | Dr. Bettye and Prof. Hal Walker, Founders, African American Male Achievers Network (A-MAN)
    40:14
  7. 15.
    Ep #25: Building Community Capacity | Maura Harrington, Senior Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management
    40:06
  8. 16.
    Ep #24: Great Streets Build Strong Communities| Kevin James, former President, Board of Public Works Commission, City of Los Angeles
    51:18
  9. 17.
    Ep #23: CivitasLA “Best of” Presents – Favorite Parks in Los Angeles
    4:26
  10. 18.
    Ep #22: CivitasLA “Best of” Presents – Favorite Places to Take a Visitor to Los Angeles
    5:07
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    Ep #21: CivitasLA “Best of” Presents – Favorite Los Angeles Area Restaurants
    6:43
  12. 20.
    Ep #20: Creating an Affordable Community | Michael Bohn, AIA, Studio One Eleven
    29:45
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    Ep #19: Coffee, Community, Culture | Shanita Nicholas & Amanda-Jane Thomas, Co-Founders, Sip & Sonder
    51:06
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    Ep #18: Kindness Joy Love Happiness | Karen E. Slade, Vice President & General Manager, KJLH Radio
    24:48
  15. 23.
    Ep #17: Creating Thriving Communities | D’Artagnan Scorza, Founder & Executive Director, Social Justice Learning Institute
    48:14
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    Ep #16: Funding Sustainable Systems Change | Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers
    34:32
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    Ep #15: Building a Mindful Community | Justin Michael Williams, Author, Speaker, Musician 
    44:16
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    Ep #14: Meeting This Moment | Richard Ayoub, Executive Director, Project Angel Food
    37:39
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    Ep #13: Building Global Community through Citizen Diplomacy | Janet Elliott, President & CEO, International Visitors Council of Los Angeles
    24:24
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    Ep #12: Facilitating Global Connections and Commerce | Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
    36:16
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    Ep #11: Advocating for the Arts | Gustavo Herrera, Executive Director, Arts for LA
    40:32
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    Ep #10: Roses & Lemons, An Inside Look at DTLA | Hal Bastian, Executive Vice President, Major Properties
    39:44
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    Ep #9: Revitalizing the Urban Core | Jessica Lall, President & CEO, Central City Association of Los Angeles
    43:19
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    Ep #8: #Partners#People#Promise | Robert Sausedo, President & CEO, Community Build
    32:39
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    Ep #7: Ensuring Physical and Economic Mobility | Effie Turnbull Sanders, Executive Director, South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z)
    53:26
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    Ep #6: Changing Lives and Building Neighborhoods | Mark Wilson, President, CEO/Co-Founder, Coalition for Responsible Community Development
    57:00
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    Ep #5: Closing the Opportunity Gap for the South LA Community | Veronica Melvin, President & CEO, LA Promise Fund (With Special Guest Intro by LA City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.)
    58:49
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    Ep #4: Fostering LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurship | Chris Fraley, Board member of StartOut
    23:30
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    Ep #3: Nurturing Emerging Filmmakers | Larry Laboe, Executive Director, NewFilmmakers LA
    39:28
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    Ep #2: Empowering Youth | Mel Culpepper, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood
    32:32
  31. 39.
    Ep #1: Re-imagining Hollywood’s “Main Street” | Dan Halden, HEART of Hollywood and Li Wen, Gensler
    55:28
  32. 40.
    Ep #0: Introducing CivitasLA | Dwayne Gathers, Creator & Host
    4:15
  33. 41.
    Trailer
    0:58

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