The Future of California: People, Place, Power

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Access Coordinator: Deborah Lustig,  dlustig [at],  510-642-0813

The Future of California: People, Place, and Power

This one-hour event will took place on Tuesday, April 13, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time on Zoom. Here is the full recording of the event.

As California and the world are changing, this symposium brings together California state legislators to share their visions of the future of California and the policies to achieve that future. California's large and diverse population needs education, health, housing, and secure jobs in a changing economy. California is a leader in protecting this beautiful planet that we call home, but we still have work to do in protecting the environment and planning our housing and transportation to meet the local, state, national, and global needs. While California exerts power in the national and global arenas, power is unevenly distributed, and we have to work for a more equitable future.


Steven Bradford
California State Senator, District 35

Anna M. Caballero
California State Senator, District 12

David Chiu
California State Assemblymember, District 17

James C. Ramos
California State Assemblymember, District 40

Nancy Skinner
California State Senator, District 9

Moderated by: Marisa Lagos
Correspondent for KQED's California Politics and Government Desk & Co-Host, "Political Breakdown"

Welcome by: Michael V. Drake, M.D.
President of the University of California

IGS is pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Asian American Research Center, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action, California Nurses Association, California Reinvestment Coalition, East Bay Community Foundation, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Governmental Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Latinx Research Center, Northern California Grantmakers, Othering & Belonging Institute, San Francisco Foundation, Southern California Grantmakers, The California Endowment, TURN—The Utility Reform Network