Marqueece Harris-Dawson

Chaos or Community? | A Conversation with Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson

As CivitasLA honors the legacy of the late Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of words from his last book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” First, the line of progress is never straight.  For a period a movement may follow a straight line and then it encounters obstacles and the path bends.  It is like curving around a mountain when you are approaching a city.  Often it feels as though you are moving backward, and you lose sight of your goal; but in fact you are moving ahead, and soon you will see the city again, closer by.” 

Join us for a conversation with Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, another distinguished alum of Morehouse College, who shares perspectives on this legacy and reflects on where Black Los Angeles is as a community, challenges and opportunities, and its impact on the culture.  To learn more and get involved, please visit: and you can also hear the Councilmember on ‘MHD Off The Record’ at

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