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Category: Everyday Heroes

NRPA National Academies Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity #PromoteHealthEquity

Click here to see all of the recommendations and key findings, or to download a copy of the complete report or comic. This column is available online or as an eZine and in the hard copy edition of National Recreation […]

Raul Macías and Anahuak Youth Sports Association LA State Historic Park Oral History #LASHP

Q. I want to get back to the park itself. Obviously there were different proposals for things that might be done with the land. The school, the Buddhist temple, a park, various things at different points. I would just be […]

Juanita Tate Concerned Citizens South Central LA LA State Historic Park Oral History #LASHP

Here’s another bit of the Cornfield story. Juanita Tate from Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles fought with us from the beginning for L.A. State Historic Park. She was the head of Concerned Citizens of Southcentral Los Angeles, one […]

Gangs Watts Peace Truce Bloods Crips Parks & Recreation Riots & Rebellion

“Parks & Recreation. Los Angeles parks shall receive a complete face-lift, and develop activities and programs in the parks throughout the night. Stages, pools, and courts shall be reconstructed and resurfaced, and the city shall provide highly visible security 24 […]

Support Diversity & Inclusion in #NationalMonuments #Next100Coalition #GreenLatinos Oppose Executive Order

Today, the President signed an Executive Order directing the administration to review national monuments over 100,000 acres designated after 1996 under the Antiquities Act.  A significant number of the monuments covered under this review represent designations made by previous presidents […]

Chi Mui LA State Historic Park Oral History #LASHP

One of the people I’m trying to ask folks about is the late Chi Mui. This is a very open question. If you could sort of describe Chi Mui, his role in the community, his role in the fight, him […]

LA State Historic Park Oral History Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Victory The City Project #LASHP

Q. Before we get to the historical value of the park, what was your role in the Cornfield fight and the Chinatown Yard Alliance effort? Robert García: The City Project brought attorneys to the table. Within the legal struggle, The […]

Rodrigo Tot Guatemala Maya Q’eqchi Goldman Prize Human Rights & Environmental Justice Activist

En español . . . An indigenous leader in Guatemala’s Agua Caliente, Rodrigo Tot led his community to a landmark court decision that ordered the government to issue land titles to the Q’eqchi people and kept environmentally destructive nickel mining […]

Why is this park here? Community Agitation Grand Opening LA State Historic Park Cornfield April 22, 2017 10 am #EarthDay #EarthJusticeDay

“This brought tears to my eyes. I spent the first 10 years of my career representing community groups and building diverse coalitions, filing lawsuits, speaking at public hearings, advocating passionately, and working behind the scenes during political negotiations to make […]

Field of Dreams: The Cornfield Throughout Los Angeles History KCET

Grand Opening Robert Garcia of The City Project . . . organized a civil rights challenge under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial or ethnic discrimination in federally funded programs. They filed this complaint with HUD, […]