In the words of Dr. King, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

The Cultivating Consciousness Conference aims to foster dialogue about current events in South Los Angeles and, ultimately, inspire and empower residents of South Los Angeles to take action. Focusing on the cultivation of our personal and collective consciousness about our individual role within community as well as our community itself, this conference is designed to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by challenging ourselves to be conscious of our conscience.

In partnership with our ServiceWorks, Public Allies Los Angeles programs and Santee Education Complex, we will be focusing our conscious building efforts on building the capacity of the individual and the community in remembrance of Dr. King. The conference will offer workshops in which our youth, our residents, our community leaders can learn to partake in social change in a variety of ways from personal action to community action. Through this conference, participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about leadership, community planning and resident’s rights. 

For more information about the conference, please contact Lucia Torres at or (213) 763-2520 x.245