Committee on Status of Boys and Men of Color
The Assembly Select Committee on Status of Boys and Men of Color was established in 2011, by Assemblymember Sandré Swanson. The Select Committee examines state laws and policies that promote and support our Boys and Men of Color to reach their full potential in work, in school, and in life. It focuses on five issue areas: health, education, juvenile justice, youth development, and employment, which are critical to the success of so many youth facing unbearable obstacles at home, school, in their communities, and in the job market.
December 14th Hearing
Led by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Brian Dahle, the Committee, local experts, advocates, and youth discuss "The Status of Native American Boys and Men Living in Northern California" in a special hearing in the Mooretown Rancheria.
December 8th Hearing
(Fresno) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, hosts a special hearing with local experts, advocates, and youth to discuss how boys and men of color are affected by the criminal and juvenile justice systems and their intersection with education and healthcare services.
November 6th Hearing
Assemblymember Mark Stone hosts a hearing of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys & Men of Color, chaired by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, from Seaside, to discuss the experiences of boys and men of color on the Central Coast and how they are impacted by the intersection of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, education, and mental health services.
November 1st Hearing
Assemblymember Ash Kalra hosts a special hearing of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys & Men of Color, chaired by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, from San Jose City Hall, with special guests Mayor Sam Liccardo, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to discuss San Jose’s My Brother’s Keeper education policy initiative.