Race + Justice Conference Confronts California Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined artists, activists, and academics at Atlantic Magazine’s “Race + Justice: An Atlantic Summit” at the Hudson Loft in downtown Los Angeles. The daylong Atlantic conference focused on issues of race, economics, inequality, and opportunity. The Supervisor used the opportunity to address the homeless crisis throughout California.

“The governor of this state has 115,000 reasons to declare a state of emergency,” the Supervisor said. “Why should we tolerate this human indignity that people are suffering?”

The event built upon The Atlantic’s nearly 160 year history having helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to tomorrow.