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POSTPONED: Social Justice Symposium

October 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone this event. We will keep you informed on our new date.


Join us for an enlightening Symposium where we delve deep into the Affordable Housing Crisis prevalent in California. This engaging event will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the historical context, necessary policy reforms, and the intersectionality of climate change related to the housing crisis in the state.

With special guest speakers:

  • Alex Fisch: A former mayor and councilperson for Culver City, Alex brings forth a wealth of knowledge and insights on the legal framework and policies surrounding affordable housing. He will shed light on the history of housing policies and illustrate how we landed in the current crisis.
  • Shane Phillips: Shane Phillips is a researcher and consultant on housing affordability. He manages the Randall Lewis Housing Initiative at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, where he works on research and policy analysis, and he co-hosts the UCLA Housing Voice Podcast. This biweekly show translates emerging research for a non-academic audience of policymakers, practitioners, and advocates. He’s also the author of The Affordable City, which advocates for prioritizing Supply, Stability, and Subsidies and offers more than 50 recommendations for advancing those goals. Outside of his role at UCLA, Shane has presented to audiences across the U.S. and abroad, written for major publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Atlantic, and worked with public and private stakeholders on context-sensitive housing solutions. Originally hailing from Seattle, Shane earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington and master’s degrees in public administration and urban planning from USC.

This symposium is open to all who wish to understand and contribute to solving the affordable housing crisis in California. Engage with our experts, ask questions, and be part of the solution to ensure affordable housing for all.

Social Justice Symposium
Tuesday, October 17
7:00–8:30 pm


October 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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