WOMEN OF COLOR AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
FOCUS OF UPCOMING L.A. COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICING AND HUMAN RELATIONS
Hearing scheduled for Saturday, September 23 at L.A. Trade Tech College
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – Women of color and the LGBTQ community will be the focus of the upcoming countywide Policing and Human Relations public hearing of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. The hearing will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s Sage Cafeteria (400 W. Washington Blvd.). The hearing is the sixth in a series of public hearings that are being used as opportunities to assist the Commission in strengthening trust between police and communities, and advancing positive intergroup relations through policing practices. Members of the community are invited to share their experiences of interactions with law enforcement, including the LAPD, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), within Los Angeles County and/or provide recommendations to address policing issues.
According to the 2016 Report on the Status of Women in Los Angeles County there are 5.1 million women and girls living in L.A. County. L.A. County has experienced an increase in women of color over the past decade, with the population increasing from 71% in 2006 to 74% in 2014. UCLA Law think tank The Williams Institute estimated in 2016 that out of the 1.3 million LGBT residents in California, over 31% percent live in Los Angeles County.
The hearing is being presented in conjunction with the African American Policy Forum, Gender Justice LA, TransLatin@ Coalition and the San Fernando Valley’s Somos Familia Valle.