We said farewell to Alanna Bowman, a longtime activist who made us more aware of and more responsive to the crisis of domestic violence. She headed up the City Attorney’s domestic violence unit, the first in the United States. She became a national spokesperson on violence against women, and now she has become an international spokesperson! She left Los Angeles to consult for the United Nations in New Zealand for a coalition of domestic violence shelters. She asks Los Angeles to take note: in New Zealand, a performance measure against which every governmental agency is scored is What are you doing for women and girls in your agency?
Eric Garcetti, Alanna Bowman, Rocky Delgadillo