A Message From The President

Kim McCleary Blue

March 2021

To Our Members and Supporters,

Today, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall staff is excited to unveil our new website.

Along with an exciting contemporary look, the website is designed with a powerful membership and events registration platform to offer our members and visitors an improved online experience.

Many of you register for our free livestreams – this registration step remains the same. If you wish to track your registrations, please consider creating an account for yourself, there is no charge.

For our members: we have already created a new account for you. We emailed you a password reset link to complete the account setup.

Registered users can access their accounts at any time and readily see membership status and event registrations at any time. There is enhanced transparency and convenience for these various functions.

One big benefit — members can quickly sign up for exclusive activities such as film screenings and immediately know if your registration has been accepted. Like other online accounts you may have, you may register for new events with your own personal shopping cart.

While much of our new world is virtual and tech-centric, we have an old-fashioned belief that human connection is still important and valued. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff for assistance. Krystsina Shabanava is available to assist current members or support you in becoming a member. She can be reached at her direct number, (213) 328-3181, or at kshabanava@lawacth.org.

If you have general questions about event registration, donations, or anything else, our office phone number is (424) 258-6160. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM PDT.

A final note on this milestone project. We are grateful to The Ahmanson Foundation for providing a pre-pandemic grant to fully underwrite this new website. Planning for this new initiative began in the fall of 2019. The pandemic propelled our nonprofit, like other enterprises, into new terrain to navigate and thrive.

The new website provides a unique opportunity to offer an invaluable service and resource for our members and virtual community. We have an impressive lineup of livestreams coming up in spring – be sure you are registration ready!

In the meantime: Stay safe, stay informed, and we hope to see you soon!

Kim McCleary Blue
President & CEO
Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall