The Latin Business Association

is pleased to be a promotional partner in presenting,

The 21st Annual
Empowerment: The Real Election Connection

Saturday, January 19, 2013
at the University of Southern California

Bovard Auditorium
In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend,

Registration: 8:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM

The 21st Annual Empowerment Congress Summit

This exciting annual event will bring together key stakeholders – constituents, community leaders, business owners, and local organizations – to engage in quality dialogue around the issues that are most important to the diverse constituency in the Second Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County.

and introducing 5th Candidate:

Emanuel A. Pleitz

Organizing for Change

  • Civic Engagement
  • Neighborhood Councils
  • Building Healthy Communities
  • Community-based Conflict Resolution
  • Accounatble Law Enforcement in Los Angeles County
  • Coalition Building
  • Government 101

    About Empowerment Congress

    Serving the communities in Los Angeles covering the Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District, the Empowerment Congress is here to empower and engage all members of our diverse communities to ensure our collective voice is heard by:

  • Encouraging and enlisting the full participation of our community to improve our quality of life;
  • Educating and informing our community on how government works;
  • Developing strategies that shape policy and legislation;
  • and Connecting our community with public resources.

  • Founded in 1992 by then Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Empowerment Congress is a dynamic partnership among neighborhood groups, residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, religious institutions, and community leaders. The Empowerment Congress served as a model and precursor to the City of Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Councils. It is now serving over 2.5 Million residents in the Los Angeles County 2nd Supervisorial District.

    The Empowerment Congress is an ongoing effort in participatory government, founded on the principle that elected officials are most effective when the constituents they serve are actively involved in the decision-making process. After nearly two decades since inception, the Empowerment Congress has now expanded its programs and mission of civic engagement and community empowerment to the Los Angeles County Second District, which includes nine cities (Los Angeles, Carson, Compton, Culver City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, and Lynwood) and many neighborhoods of unincorporated areas: Athens, Baldwin Hills, Del Aire, East Compton, El Camino Village, Firestone, Florence, Graham, Ladera Heights, Lennox, Marina del Rey, Rancho Dominguez, View Park, West Carson, West Compton, West Rancho Dominguez, Westmont, Willowbrook, Windsor Hills and Wiseburn.

    For more information, please contact us via e-mail or phone at (213) 346-3246.

    Continue to check the website for updates on Summit parking information, campus maps, and changes in programming for the day.