Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Councilmembers Harris-Dawson and Hutt Honor Mothers in the Community

The sunny day was a perfect backdrop for an early celebration to honor and appreciate the mothers who contribute to the betterment of their neighborhoods. On Thursday, May 11, Councilmembers Heather Hutt and Marqueece Harris-Dawson brought over 500 mothers together for an unforgettable afternoon luncheon filled with music and laughter. “Gathering as a community to honor and celebrate the incredible contributions of mothers is a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience that lies within us. When we honor our mothers, we honor ourselves. At the luncheon, we witnessed the true essence of South L.A.,” remarked Harris-Dawson. The luncheon, titled

CD 8 Reimagine Grant Helps Bethel-LA CDC Expand Community Services

Youth, families and senior citizens will benefit from the $75,000 Reimagine Grant awarded to Bethel-LA Community Development Corporation by Council District 8. CD 8 Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson attended Bethel’s worship service on January 29 and presented Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway with the check, who announced that the funds will assist the nonprofit’s many programs such as its life skills training, career guidance initiatives and gang intervention efforts. “We commend Councilman Harris-Dawson for his visionary efforts and support of the charitable and non-profit organizations that we believe to be vital to the health, safety, and quality of life in CD 8,”

CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day

Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun!

L.A. Council Extends Reward for Mikeona Johnson

The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion on Sept. 21, to reaffirm and extend the $50,000 reward offer that leads to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Mikeona Johnson.

Black Councilmembers Show Up Strong for Hutt 

Councilmembers Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, the only African Americans on the L.A. City Council, supported the motion of Council President Nury Martinez to appoint Heather Hutt as the interim Councilmember representing the 10th District. 

Hundreds Attend 4th Annual South L.A Pride

Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on July 1, at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills. The event united South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a family-friendly “Pride Picnic.”