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San Gabriels Celebration; Charles Drew University Community Faculty; Centers for Disease Control Law SAG; NELA River Awards

Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Bill that Will Benefit Families, Promote Health and Environmental Justice, Protect Clean Water Access, Increase Tourism Revenue

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Charles Drew University

The City Project’s Robert García has been appointed to the Community Faculty at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. The Community Faculty fosters Academic-Community research partnerships and increases translational research capacity. The experience and expertise of the Community Faculty are crucial to the mission of Charles Drew UniversityThe mission of the University is to develop a diverse group of health professional leaders who seek social justice, promote wellness, provide care with excellence and compassion, and are uniquely qualified to transform the health of underserved populations through outstanding education, research, and clinical services in the context of community engagement.

Centers for Disease Control LawSAG

Robert García will speak at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Law and Science Advisory Group (LawSAG) on June 18, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. The topic is using civil rights tools to improve health outcomes based on race, color, or national origin. These tools include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 12898 on environmental justice and health, the Affordable Care Act section 1557, and parallel state laws.

Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative Open House June 21

The City Project’s Conceptual Plan for Griffith Park Eastside Park is a winner of the Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Design Competition. This park design proposes much needed green space for the eastside of the Riverfront in Atwater Village–while recognizing the need to include active spaces for families, horse riders, and sports.