Justice for Bruce's Beach

Kavon is the founder of Justice for Bruce's Beach. She started her advocacy around Bruce's Beach on Juneteenth, 2020 when she and other co-founders of a group in the South Bay put together a picnic at Bruce's Beach to shed light on black history in Manhattan Beach, specifically the land stolen from black landowners Willa and Charles Bruce. Kavon has since been quoted in the New York Times, the New Yorker magazine, the Guardian, the London Times, the L.A. Times and a host of other print publications. She has also been interviewed by CBS’s “60 Minutes”, National Public Radio (“NPR”), station KQED, 94.7 The WAVE, and a number of other radio stations, to discuss what justice for the Bruce family means and what reparations for black people look like as it pertains to America making amends for stealing black land.

Kavon has partnered with Patrisse Cullors, of Black Lives Matter, to create a petition through Color of Change calling for restitution and restoration for the Bruce family and reparations for black residents of Manhattan Beach.

Kavon is currently an actor, poet, PhD student at Antioch University's Graduate School of Leadership and Change, an educator and reparations consultant. She is a former Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) fellow and public policy lobbyist. Kavon holds a BA in Communications and a Masters of Public Administration.

Testimonials

Kavon served as my legislative fellow from 2007-2008, and during that time, I learned that she is one of the most passionate, hardworking and resilient individuals I know. I believe that whatever Kavon writes or speaks will move an audience because she has lived and overcome a life full of major obstacles. Unlike many, Kavon used those obstacles as opportunities and as a result, has a testimony which I believe will undoubtedly inspire and motivate others.

- Former Member of Congress, Albert Wynn

It was a pleasure and an honor to share the stage with you Kavon. I’m a big fan of your work! Keep spittin the truth, bless up.”

- Former Wizard’s Player/Author/Poet – Etan Thomas

Her performances are Breathe Taking, Thought Provoking, Moving and Heartfelt with a Touch of Compassion. and a great concern for People of the African Diaspora. I know my father would wouldve enjoyed hearing the X factor piece she wrote and dedicated to him.

- /Activist/Author,Moticational Speaker – Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X's daughter)

I listened to your tracks last night. Nicely done! Ursula is widely considered the Queen of spoken word and judging by your work, she needs to watch her back.

- Educator/Activist/Leader – Khari Shabazz

I am proud of you for getting the CD done! Liking the music with the tracks. Your work made me want to assist you… T hats good because I hear a lot of work that doesn’t move me

- Def Poet- Lamont Carey