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USC Murray Center for Community Development Conference

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement presents a one-day conference on community issues and solutions. Join civic leaders and fellows from the Murray Center Faith Leaders Institute.

With grant support from The California Endowment, the USC Murray Center presents panel discussion and keynote speakers addressing youth violence, job creation, and community health. The event also includes members of the Murray Center’s Faith Leaders Institute, a program designed to strengthen community health in Boyle Heights, Long Beach, South Los Angeles, and Santa Ana.

Speakers include:

Rev. Dr. Thema Byant-Davis, Pepperdine University

Mr. Jon Covington, MOCITI: Men of Color in the Industry

Ms. Brenda Curry, Curtom Builders

Dr. Kathryn Derose, RAND Corporation

Rev. Dr. William Epps, Second Baptist Church

Mr. Louis Gossett Jr., Academy Award Winner

Bishop Noel Jones, City of Refuge Church

Rev. Joyce Kitchen, Emmanuel-Henry McNeal Turner AME Church

Rev. Naima Lett, Hope in the Hills

Rev. Michael Mata, Compassion Creates Change

Rev. Dr. Jesse Miranda, Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership

Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray, USC Murray Center

Rev. Fernando Tamara, Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County

Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard, USC Murray Center

Rev. Dr. Xavier Thompson, Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church

Ms. Jacquelyn Dupont Walker, Social Action Committee, AME Church

Rev. Mark Whitlock, USC Murray Center

Representatives from Wells Fargo Bank

The conference will take place at USC's Davidson Conference Center, located at:

3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Attendance is free, however, registration is required. RSVP at the following link: