Agent Morgan discussed what programs the FBI has initiated that focus on community involvement and how the community can partner with the FBI to make Los Angeles a safer place to live.
Voviette D. Morgan: “No body is safe until everybody is safe”.
Pacifica Institute serves societal peace, love, and friendship wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good by striving to bring forth the common values of humanity; values such as understanding, tolerance, respect, and compassion.
Pacifica Institute Luncheon Forum series provide a venue for nonpartisan discussions designed to cultivate friendship, celebrate diversity, strengthen civic dialogue and society and deepen inter-cultural awareness and understanding among the many diverse ethnic and civil communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Voviette D. Morgan is Supervisory Special Agent at Office of Public and Congressional Affairs in FBI-Los Angeles.
Atilla Kahveci, the Vice President of Pacifica Institute, welcomed everybody and thanked the attendees for their attendance. After Mr. Kahveci’s brief talk about the Institute and the importance of the Luncheon Forums, Voviette D. Morgan is invited to tribune.
Agent Morgan talked about the structure of the FBI and emphasized their top ten priorities. Prevention of Terrorism topped the list and it was followed by, cyber-based attacks, foreign intelligence operations, protecting civil rights etc.. Agent Morgan discussed the programs FBI initiated that had focus on community involvement and how the community can partner with the FBI to make Los Angeles a safer place to live. According to Voviette D. Morgan, it was important to alleviate the fear people have toward FBI. With that in mind Ms. Morgan said that the FBI has initiated two programs that increase th efforts of cooperation with the community, establishing Multicultural Advisory Community, and FBI Citizens’ Academy program. FBI reaches out the community by holding monthly basis meetings with business, religious, civic, and community leaders. Then Ms. Morgan responded to the questions posed to her by the audience. Then Ms. Morgan thanked Pacifica Institute for its efforts and being an excellent platform for different communities to share their cultures and values.
Last half an hour of the event consisted of guests getting to know each other, and constructive communications among different communities of Los Angeles while enjoying Turkish food.
The next luncheon forum is announced to be on 19th of November, 2007 at Pacifica Institute. This time the speaker will be Rob Taylor, New Zealand Consul General to Los Angeles.