About The 4th Annual People Power Convention

The People Power Convention is an annual convening that harnesses the power of our community through education, mobilization and organizing in order to inspire attendees to own their power and role in leading transformative change in South Los Angeles.


This year’s theme, “Fighting for the Future of Los Angeles,” will explore what’s at stake on the upcoming 2020 Ballot and will include a series of community workshops and strategy sessions on key issues affecting Angelenos in the areas of criminal justice reform, education and political engagement.


8:30am – 9:30am: Breakfast & Registration

9:30am – 10:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00am – 10:45am: Educational Equity Panel

11:00am – 11:45am: Content Session

12:00pm – 12:45pm: Strategy Session

12:45pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm: Congressmember Karen Bass and Van Jones

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Wellness Resource Fair

Parking & Directions

The 4th Annual People Power Convention will be located at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (400 W Washington Blvd). Free Parking is available at the Olive Street Parking Lot (2001 S. Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90007).

Featured Speakers

Congressmember Karen Bass

Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fifth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2018. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmember Bass is also working to craft sound criminal justice reforms as well as protect intellectual property right infringements that threaten the economic health of the 37th District. Congressmember Bass also serves as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Read her full bio here.

Van Jones

Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor and host of The Van Jones Show on CNN. Famous for his heart-felt election night coverage, Jones showed up as “the voice of reason” for people in red states and blue throughout the volatile 2016 political season.

Jones has founded and led numerous social enterprises engaged in social and environmental justice. Read his full bio here.

Civic School

The People Power Convention Civic School gives the next generation (ages 12 & under) an opportunity to harness the power they have within to envision the change they want to see in their communities. Parents can drop off their children at Civic School to receive their own special programming and pick them up at the end of the day!


Watch Highlights From The 2018 People Power Convention!