As part of its Public Policy Education Program, the Institute sponsors high profile events about issues of concern to the diverse communities of Los Angeles.

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Posts About Recent and Upcoming Events

Pat Brown Institute 34th Annual Awards Dinner

For its 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State L.A. celebrated 34 years of public service, and acknowledged the efforts and dedication of all who work to promote civic engagement, and thereby contribute so much to the strength and vibrancy of our communities and our democracy.


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Highlights from the L.A. City Council District 14 Debate

In late February 2015, the Pat Brown Institute, along with the League of Women Voters Los Angeles and ABC7, presented the Los Angeles City Council District 14 debate.

Here is what California State University, Los Angeles’s student journalists think about the ‪#‎LACD14Debate‬.

Click here to view photos from the debate.

Empower LA Civic University

The Civic University builds on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s successful City Government 101 program. The program gives citizens the tools they need to understand, engage, and influence City Hall and become advocates for their neighborhoods and interests.

Click here to view Session 1 photos and here for Session 2 photos  from the most recent Civic University event.