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African American Women in Politics | February 26

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Monday, February 26, 2024 — 11:30 am

Please join us for an inspiring luncheon featuring three of Los Angeles’ most remarkable female lawmakers, Yvonne B. Burke, Jan Perry, and Autumn Burke. These influential leaders have passionately carried the torch for the betterment of our communities and we’re excited to share their insights with you. Ebell member Wendy Gladney, a life strategist, consultant, and best-selling author, will serve as our panel moderator.

Featured Panelists:

The Honorable Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, former CA Assemblywoman, U.S. Congresswoman, and LA County Supervisor

Yvonne Burke served as CA Deputy Corporations Commissioner and ran a successful law firm before being elected to the California Assembly in 1966. After serving in the State Assembly, she became the first African American woman elected to the US Congress from California in 1978. Her illustrious career also includes roles as vice chair of the Democratic National Convention, member of the House Committee on Assassinations, and four terms as an LA County Supervisor.

 The Honorable Jan Perry, former Los Angeles City Councilperson

Representing District 9 from 2001 to 2013, Perry’s accomplishments include  the development of 6,000 affordable housing units, attracting $15B in private investment, generating $25M in tax revenue, and creating 90,000 jobs. She also served as General Manager of LA’s 180 employee Economic & Workforce Development Department. Currently, she is working to help solve LA’s homeless crisis as the Executive Director of Shelter Partnership, Inc.

The Honorable Autumn Burke, former CA State Assemblywoman 

Autumn Burke represented the 62nd District in the California State Assembly for seven years. Economically and ethnically diverse, the 62nd District is home to LAX, SoFi Stadium, a US Air Force Base, and our local beaches. She expertly and strategically navigated political action committees, campaigns and initiatives focused on delivering innovative solutions to the problems resulting from climate change to improve our communities. Autumn is the daughter of  Yvonne Burke and Wm. “Bill” Burke – former chair of the So. Coast Air Quality Management District. Now working as a consultant in Sacramento, Autumn continues to advocate for positive change to enhance the well-being and future of Californians.

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11:30 am Social; 12:00 pm Lunch; 12:30 pm Program
$45 member; $60 non-member

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Entrance: 743 South Lucerne Boulevard
Free parking across from entrance on Lucerne