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Los Angeles

AUG. 14 -18

Los Angeles

Human Rights: A Unified Vision for Equity and Justice”


Thank you for joining us for the IAOHRA 2022 Annual Conference, Los Angeles !

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“Human Rights: A Unified Vision for Equity and Justice”
The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles | Aug. 14-18

Conference Program | Conference Agenda | View Resources in List Format

IAOHRA Awards Ceremony Honoree



IAOHRA President's award presentation to Fesia Davenport LA County CEO -2022.jpg

Robin Toma presenting the IAOHRA President’s Award in 2022 to Ms. Fesia Davenport, LA County Chief Executive Officer, for her leadership in integrating the goal of racial equity in county government operations. Davenport is the first African American CEO in LA County history.


Winners of the IAOHRA 2022 Awards: Congratulations to All Our Honorees!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture. In 2021, he became the Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics
and Society in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Dyson was a
professor of sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Dr. Alisa Warren, Ph.D., Executive Director, Missouri Commission on Human Rights. ​The advancement of equality in our society has been a career cornerstone for Dr. Alisa Warren. Since January 2008, Dr. Warren has served as the Executive Director for the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR), a state agency housed in the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Under her leadership, MCHR works diligently to prevent and eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Her dedication to fighting bias and promoting inclusion manifests itself in her extensive efforts, through education and outreach initiatives, to bring a greater understanding of anti-discrimination laws to the four corners of her home state of Missouri and the nation. Building networks between government, business, and advocacy groups are the main focus for Dr. Warren; she believes that vibrant community partnerships are key to advancing social justice — and she strives to foster and strengthen those vital connections as a means to broaden fundamental freedoms. See full bio here

A Leg Up With Glamputee: Joyfully Jumping into Disability Justice

  • Alex Locust, M.S.

Access to Capital as a Human Right in Black & Brown Communities

  • Mark Pinsky, Founding Partner, CDFI Friendly America

  • Déjà Thomas, Program Manager, UCLA Center for Racial Equity (CARE), UCLA Labor Center

Conference Presentations, Reports, and Other Resources

Tacoma Equity Index, Nancy Shattuck, Fair Housing Outreach Specialist and Christina Chelf, IT Supervisor

2020 Hate Crime Report
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations

Pandemic, Protests, and the Presidential Race

Redefining Policing With Our Community, A Collaborative Report from the Testimony of Los Angeles County Residents and Stakeholders, Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations


White Structure

CA vs. Hate Resource Line and Network

High Fives

LA Civil Rights Conference: The Process is Product: Operationalizing Equity in Human Rights Agencies Through Processes, Programs, and Services

Using Mobile Phones

Constructive Candid Conversations

We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter by Celeste Headlee

DEI vs. Human Relations: Building a Business Case for Your Success
Anthony W. Wade, PhD.,


Modern Architecture

An LA Countywide Anti-Hate Initiative: Building A Safe,
Inclusive LA County

A Program of the Los Angeles County
Commission on Human Relations & LA
County Board of Supervisors

Painting Wall

BIG: LEAP Program (Basic Income Guaranteed; Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot,

  • Celest Rodriguez, Los Angeles County Human Relations

Employment Discrimination Legal Update, Anna Park, EEOC, Los Angeles District Office 

Anna Park, EEOC, Los Angeles District Office

Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregated Housing and Divide America

Gene Slater

Modern Architecture

Government-Led and Community-Oriented Collaborations for Undoing Systemic Racism

 D'Artagnan Scorza, PhD., Executive Directory
Racial Equity, LA County's Anti-Racism, Diversity,
and Inclusion (ARDI) Initiative

Painting Wall

Human Rights Implications of the Criminalization of Homelessness

Shayla Myers, Sr. Attorney, Legal Aid
Foundation of Los Angeles

White Structure

Meeting the Moment: Understanding Our Origins to Activate Our Communities

Manjusha P. Kulkarni
AAPI Equity Alliance

High Fives

Mining the Data: Algorithmic Bias Housing

Lisa Rice, National Fair Housing Aliance

Snowy Mountain

Reconceptualizing  Urban Inequality: Re-Imagining Equity: Human Centric Housing Markets

Junia Howell
UIC Department of Sociology

Restorative Justice: An Alternative to Punitive Discipline

Gerald Kuhn, City of Omaha Rights & Relations Commission

The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles: Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap

Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA Asian American Studies Center

California Reparations Task Force

Championed by CA Secretary of State Shirley Weber; signed by CA​ Governor Gavin Newsom in Oct. 2020.

- 2 year legislative advisory body: Year 1 (Study Phase); Year 2 (Development Stage)

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