Mary Lee, Deputy Director of PolicyLink

April 25, 2012 in 20 Stories

Mary Lee is a longtime South Los Angeles activist and the Deputy Director of PolicyLink. Ms. Lee is a practicing attorney with more than 20 years of experience working in communities throughout California, with special emphasis on issues of housing, land use, and community economic development. A former L.A. Transportation Commissioner, Ms. Lee has long worked for the legal and civil rights of the low-income people of her city. Ms. Lee’s broad experience advising community groups and advocacy campaigns make her a key liaison in the organization’s health, housing, infrastructure, and civil rights efforts.

  • Mary Lee, Esq.

John Kim, Co-Director of the Advancement Project

April 23, 2012 in 20 Stories

John Kim currently serves as the Co-Director of the Advancement Project and the Director of the Healthy City Project. Through his work on Healthy City, John has provided direct policy and research support to local elected officials, philanthropic entities, and countless community-based organizations throughout the region. John has long focused on social justice and community development issues in both Oakland and Los Angeles.

  • John Kim, Advancement Project

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

April 6, 2012 in 20 Stories

Do you know the real history of the 1992 Los Angeles riots? What really happened and why?

20 Years, 20 Stories is a series of reflections from everyday residents, city leaders and community activists, who lived through it and who have fought tirelessly since to rebuild the City of Los Angeles.

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa