Recent Events

National Day of Prayer 2018


Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors hosted over 200 faith leaders for the fifth annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast. This year, attendees broke bread, joined hands, and shared how they were working together to end the great moral and humanitarian crisis of our time: homelessness.

After a panel discussion featuring faith leaders, community advocates, and City staff, attendees participated in a resource fair where they could seek guidance on how to best support the Mayor’s plan to end homelessness. Service providers were on hand to explain how congregations can use their properties as bridge housing or safe parking sites, connect with Neighborhood Councils and Homelessness Liaisons for support in engaging their communities, and lobby state leaders to allocate $1.5 billion to solving homelessness in California, among other actions.

Whether you have one hour or one minute, here’s how you can help.

Stopping sexual harassment in its tracks


No one should be subjected to a hostile or abusive work environment. But if they are, they should be equipped with the tools they need to easily report their complaint, and feel confident that it will be properly investigated. City Hall must set an example for L.A.’s entire workforce – by making a systemic shift in how it handles sexual harassment and discrimination reporting.

On April 30, Mayor Garcetti and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland welcomed professionals and influencers from the entertainment, tech, labor, and academic communities to mark the release of Mayor Garcetti’s 23rd Executive Directive on harassment and discrimination – a comprehensive plan that establishes new, best-in-class tools and processes to centralize and streamline reporting.

The Mayor also launched My Voice LA, a new online portal that will enable current and former City employees, elected officials, commissioners, and individuals who do business with the City to report harassment and discrimination. Together, these measures will allow the City to hold itself more accountable and better measure its progress toward a goal that everyone should be serious about: eliminating all forms of harassment and discrimination from the workplace.

You can read Mayor Garcetti’s 23rd Executive Directive here.