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Community Read Talk with the Author: “A Place Called Home,” by David Ambroz

April 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us for a talk with the author of A Place Called Home via Zoom!


David Ambroz is  a national poverty and child welfare expert / advocate, Emmy nominated, and best-selling author. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change. He currently serves as the Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon. Previously he led Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television, and served as the President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, where he has led the efforts to pass ground breaking policy, including the Mobility 2035 Plan, Home Sharing Ordinance, Cannabis Regulation, Linkage Fee for affordable housing, Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance, and the Hotel/Motel Conversion Ordinance for homeless housing.  David also served as a California Child Welfare Councilmember, and as a Commissioner with the ABA Commission on Youth at Risk, is formerly a contributing writer to Huffington Post, and helped author and advocate numerous laws and policies, including the extension of foster care to 21, Chafee Independence Act, efforts to protect LGBTQ foster youth, and policies to ensure access and success in higher education – including founding the Guardian Scholars in Los Angeles.  After growing up homeless and then in foster care, he graduated from Vassar College and later from UCLA School of Law.  He is a member of the Television Academy, Board Member of Equality California, and now lives in Los Angeles.


April 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cortland Free Library
(607) 753-1042
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