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Trailblazers in Conversation

Trailblazers in Conversation

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Trailblazers in Conversation

Join LA County Library Director Skye Patrick for Trailblazers in Conversation, a dialogue series featuring politicians, authors, community organizers and other trailblazers who are making a difference in our community.

Upcoming Conversation

Trailblazers in Conversation woth David Brownlee & Skye Patrick

Thursday, April 6,  6 pm
Customer service expert and author, David Brownlee, will discuss how the customer service industry has been impacted by the pandemic and how it is currently adjusting to a post-pandemic world.

David is the founder and CEO of The Brownlee Group Consulting Firm and the best-selling author of Rockstar Service, Rockstar Profits and Customer Service Success: The 6 Keys To Deliver A World-Class Experience. He has trained more than 2 million businesses and individuals from around the world through his online training, live events, and coaching programs.
Register here.

Previous Conversations

Trailblazers in Conversation with Holly Mitchell

Trailblazers in Conversation: Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
On June 13, Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell joined Library Director Skye Patrick for a special Juneteenth edition of Trailblazers in Conversation. It was an informative and engaging conversation about racial justice and LA County’s efforts to build back equitably after the pandemic.
Watch event recording here.

Trailblazers in conversation - Sheila Kuehl

Trailblazers in Conversation: Supervisor Sheila Keuhl
On October 26th, Library Director Skye Patrick had the pleasure of speaking with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as part of LA County Library’s first Trailblazers in Conversation virtual chat series. The event shed light on Kuehl’s continued passion for equity, inclusiveness and equality for all in LA County. Asking the sought after questions, Skye dug deep into the accolades of Kuehl covering various highlights from her early TV star years to now touching on her current time as a supervisor for the LA County Board of Supervisors. A champion for the LGBTQ+ community, Kuehl became a founding member of California Legislative LGBT Caucus while also being the first openly gay person elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors. Kuehl’s tenacity and drive has led her to where she is today, making a difference within her community.
Watch event recording here.

Trailblazers in Conversation featuring Patrisse Cullors

Trailblazers in Conversation: Patrisse Cullors & Angela Davis
In “An Abolitionist’s Handbook,” artist, author, and organizer Patrisse Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable pedagogy on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black lives, and real-life anecdotes, “An Abolitionist’s Handbook” offers a bold and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist. On January 27, 2022 Cullors virtually discussed her latest work with political activist, scholar, and philosopher Angela Davis. The program was moderated by LA County Library Director Skye Patrick.
Watch event recording here.

Presented in partnership with California African American Museum, the talk was preceded by a performance from Versa-Style Dance Company, a non-profit organization and dance ensemble that consists of committed and conscientious artists representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles. They seek to empower underserved and marginalized groups worldwide through the movement and culture of Hip-Hop dance by creating groundbreaking concert dance works that represent messages of diversity, inclusion, and equity, both on stage and within our communities.
Watch Versa-Style Dance Company’s performance