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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day
November 17, 2022
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! ... read more »
Public-Private Partners Break Ground on Affordable Housing Project in South L.A. 
September 29, 2022
Members of John Stanley, Inc., Southside Church of Christ and Innovative Housing Opportunities broke ground on Monday, Sept. 19, on Serenity, a mixed-use 50-unit affordable rental homeless senior project in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Harris-Dawson Spearheads Opening of Housing Units for Homeless Seniors
September 29, 2022
A beautiful afternoon in South Los Angeles was made more enjoyable with the opening of Chesterfield Apartments for formerly homeless senior citizens.  ... read more »
L.A. Council Extends Reward for Mikeona Johnson
September 22, 2022
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. ... read more »
Community Safety Partnership Holds 5th Anniversary Community Block Party
September 14, 2022
The Harvard Park Community Safety Advisory Council will celebrate five years of the Community Safety Partnership on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jackie Tatum Harvard Park, 1535 W. 62nd St., in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Black Councilmembers Show Up Strong for Hutt 
September 8, 2022
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.  ... read more »
Mothers In Action Host 24th Annual Back to School Health Fair 
August 25, 2022
From free backpacks filled with school supplies to nutrition and safety information, Mothers In Action (MIA), the stalwart community group, held its 24th annual Back to School Health Fair on August 13, at Exposition Park.   ... read more »
Groundbreaking Held for South L.A. Affordable Housing Complex
August 4, 2022
Unhoused individuals will have an opportunity to live in a residence when the new Bethel Manor Apartments open by 2024. ... read more »
Hundreds Attend 4th Annual South L.A Pride
July 7, 2022
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.” ... read more / view gallery »
Caribbean Heritage Festival comes to South LA! 
June 30, 2022
On Sunday, June 26, over two-thousand residents from across the city gathered in South L.A. to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Festival 2022 with Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. ... read more »
‘State of Eighth District’ Report Shares Inspiring Vision for CD 8
May 25, 2022
Every action we take is a vote for what we want our community to become. Our vision is both inspirational and aspirational. For the close-knit community of South Los Angeles, the desire to make everything better for everyone — not just ourselves — is at the core of our demands from city departments and the people we elect to serve. ... read more »
City Council Passes Motion on Violence Against Black Women & Girls  
May 25, 2022
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion on May 24, seeking an equity analysis on violence facing Black women and girls, citing the disproportionate number missing and murdered of Black women and girls in the United States. ... read more »
Majority Whip Clyburn Shocked After Congresswoman Bass Takes Him to L.A.’s Skid Row
May 5, 2022
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has concluded a trip to Los Angeles to see in person the condition of Black men and women in a city where they make up less than 9 percent of the population, but nearly 40 percent of the homeless. ... read more »
Andrews Moves from CD 8 Staff to Empower L.A.
April 28, 2022
South Los Angeles community leaders, elected officials and entertainers joined Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson in celebrating his former staffer, Dina R. Andrews, at a farewell gathering as she transitioned from Council District 8 to EmpowerLA/Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. ... read more »
CD-8 Hosts L.A.’s Arbor Day Celebration
April 13, 2022
In celebration of Arbor Day L.A., volunteers came together on April 9, to plant 220 trees on the streets surrounding the Mount Carmel Recreation Center in Council District 8, represented by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. ... read more »

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