Madeline Janis-Aparicio, co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), will present two lectures on social justice and getting results through service on April 21 (Friday) at the University of Notre Dame.
Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Economics and Policy Studies, both presentations are free and open to the public.
The first lecture, titled “Social Justice through Public Service: How to Do It,” will take place at 11 a.m. in Room 119 of O’Shaughnessy Hall. The second lecture, “Getting Results: Strategies That Work to Overcome Urban Poverty,” will take place at 2p.m. in Room 129 of DeBartolo Hall.
Janis-Aparicio led the historic campaign to pass Los Angeles’ living-wage ordinance and is widely regarded as an innovator in the fight against working poverty. In 2002, she was appointed by former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn as a volunteer commissioner to the board of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the country’s largest such agency, and was reappointed to the board last year by current Major Antonio Villaraigosa. Under her leadership, LAANE has spearheaded numerous campaigns to improve wages, benefits and working conditions in Los Angeles.
Originally published by newsinfo.nd.edu on April 13, 2006.at