National Voter Registration Day –September 24, 2019
Can we all just get along on National Voter Registration Day? It’s the one day of the year where Americans come together over our mutual love of democracy. National Voter Registration Day rolls around the fourth Tuesday of every September. This year, with the midterms looming, the day falls on September 24 where there’s an all-out push to register as many Americans as possible. Already registered? You can update your information, confirm your polling place or double-check your deadlines.
National Voter Registration Day at SMC Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • 9:30 AM Santa Monica College 1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 Get Details & RSVP
OCTOBER 20, 2019 – COME FOR DINNER STAY FOR JAZZ “THE BOURBON ST. EXPERIENCE”
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Join us for our Annual Come for Dinner Stay for Jazz The Bourbon St. Experience “Mardi Gras Meets LA” . Live entertainment including the David Patterson Quartet, Vocalist Debra Parson, Jeff Robinson and Rufus Ray G. Jones, Jr. Tickets $65.00. For more information contact Lillian Wilson @ 310-839-7291 or Thelma Warren-Brown @ 323-292-4985.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
- Adult Black/African Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites.
- Adult Black/African Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty.
- Adult Black/African Americans are more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness than are adult whites.
- And while Black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, Black/African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers (8.3 percent v. 6.2 percent).
Come and learn more about Preventing Stress on Saturday May 18, 2019 hosted by the Los Angeles Urban League Guild.
Guilder of the Year
Brenda Pollard moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1968. After getting her family settled in their new environment, Brenda began seeking employment and was granted a position with Los Angeles Unified School District within the Nutrition Department. Her many task in that department lasted twenty five (25) years, until her retirement. Her dedication in everything she does while working and after her retirement, is indicated by her remaining actively involved in various Civic, Community Service and Social organizations and she continues to hold active memberships in the National Council of Negro Women, NAACP, American Legion Auxillary – Post 339, several social groups and in some Nutrition Programs. Since joining the Los Angeles Urban League Guild in 2009, Brenda has served in various capactities, but her primary role has been in promoting several very profitable Fundraising events, annually. Her “funtimes” for more than twenty-four (24) years has been sponsoring Bus Trips to some surrounding Casinos, including some for the Guild since 2012. Brenda has been a member of the Progressive Community Missionary Baptist Church for fifty (50) years and has served as the Usher Board President for forty-five (45) years.
Los Angeles Urban League Guild 2019 Community Service Project
The Los Angeles Urban League Guild (LAULG), voted to adopt the Jenesse Center Inc., as their Community Service Project for 2019. Our goal is to support their literacy program by donating children’s books and to provide volunteer community services from the LAULG. The Jenesse Center CEO/Karen Earl and her staff welcomed the guilders with open arms. Our newest guild member Ruth Slaughter who opened the first domestic violence center in the USA, encouraged guilder Deborah Legardy, to suggest the Jenesse Center as our community service project. On April 9, 2019, our LAULG Officer’s- President Lillian Wilson, 1st Vice President Ruth Davis, Financial Secretary Chelsea Griffith, Parliamentarian Brenda Pollard and Corresponding Secretary Carolyn Jones-Taylor, along with guilders Kym Hall, Marilyn Brown, Allie Smith and Kelley Settles met with the Jenesse Center, Inc. Ms. Earl introduced her Jenesse staff members and the guilders received insight by watching a video of the many facets of their wonderful organization. The Jenesse Center has been offering 38 years of life-saving services in our community and is a nationally recognized domestic violence prevention and intervention organization. The LAUL Guild is in agreement with Jenesse Center to shine a light on violence against women, girls, men and boys to advocate for the basic human right for all people to have peace in their homes and relationships. We are honored to provide our volunteer services from the LAULG, as we work together to Impact our community and make a positive difference in this world.
National Urban League Washington Bureau welcomes Advocacy Participant
The Los Angeles Urban League Guild is pleased to have our Guilder Kelley Settles selected to participate in the advocacy program from the Washington Bureau. The National Urban League Washington Bureau welcomed 30 new members to its Certificate in Advocacy Program. This immersive program provides classroom training, peer-to-peer learning, as well as Capitol Hill and on-the-ground advocacy experiences to equip leaders from across the country to be more effective catalysts for change in their communities.
In our community.
For our community.
Since 1952 Guild members have worked to promote community awareness and understanding while serving as role models for civic engagement. Through their legendary fundraisers, and countless volunteer hours, “Guilders” support the Los Angeles Urban League and serve as a critical link to communities throughout Los Angeles.