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Behind Closed Doors | Part 4

This four-part webinar series took place from December 2022 to March 2023. It was hosted by the USC Price School and its Center for Inclusive Democracy, the California Black Freedom Fund, the Latino Community Foundation, and the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund.

The fourth and last part of these moderated sessions explored the entrenchment of racism in U.S. politics, and its impact on political power and representation in communities. Titled “Behind Closed Doors,” these sessions served as a public space for open and challenging conversations examining the nation’s entrenched relationship between racism and politics, a situation recently brought further into the spotlight by the secret recording of a meeting of Los Angeles City Council members making racist remarks. 

Watch the full video below, or click here to watch the webinar highlights.


Mindy Romero, Founder and Director, Center for Inclusive Democracy, USC Price School


  • Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez, Los Angeles City Councilmember – District 1
  • Lian Cheun, Executive Director, Khmer Girls in Action
  • Peggy Moore, Principal & Co-Owner at Hope Action Change Consulting