Alex Martin Johnson is an accomplished policy shaper, skilled legal practitioner, and influential advocate whose work has vastly improved the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people.
His strategic leadership has advanced policy, programmatic, organizing and advocacy efforts across diverse sectors that include education, criminal justice and juvenile justice reform, economic inequality and poverty, youth development, civic engagement, and children’s health.
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Recently, I joined hundreds of arts advocates at Los Angeles City Hall as a guest speaker for ArtsDay, part of an annual celebration of Arts Week 2016 focused on continuing and expanding investment in the arts. This collaborative effort is led by Arts for LA and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell with support from both the City and County of Los Angeles.
It’s become an all too familiar pattern. Year in and year out, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we celebrate the occasion with a “day of service” or a “series of weekend events” aimed at uplifting and celebrating the tremendous life and legacy of the greatest moral leader of our