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Saturday, February 29 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arts & Advocacy: Navigating Lobbying, Political Activity, and the First Amendment SPOTS OPEN

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The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture will host a session on Arts & Advocacy: Navigating Lobbying, Political Activity, and First Amendment, discussing how artists and arts organizations can navigate the constraints of neutrality, partisanship, and “politicized” speech within artistic programming and practice. Co-curated by Kristin Sakoda, Executive Director at LA County Department of Arts and Culture, and Michelle Woo, Director of For Freedoms. Sakoda and Woo will be joined by Amir Whitaker from ACLU of Southern California, and Nona Randois from Alliance for Justice.

Session Leaders & Participants
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Amir Whitaker

Amir is a staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. Prior to joining the ACLU, Amir represented students and incarcerated youth throughout Florida and Alabama for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has worked as a researcher with the UCLA Civil Rights Project, and has... Read More →
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Kristin Sakoda

Kristin Sakoda is the Director of the newly-established Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the local arts agency dedicated to advancing arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. The Department of Arts and Culture provides grants and technical assistance to... Read More →
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Michelle Woo

For Freedoms, Director
Michelle Woo is an art producer, art historian and arts business consultant based in Los Angeles. She is the Director of For Freedoms and received a 2017 ICP Infinity Award. Her diverse role includes project management of large-scale public art and exhibitions, curatorial advisement... Read More →
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Nona Randois

Nona leads AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy work in California. She supervises AFJ’s California team and ensures that AFJ offers expert training, resources, and technical assistance to support nonprofits and foundations conducting advocacy in our state. She is a thought leader who directs... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Warehouse, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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