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Category: Healthy Parks, Healthy Living L.A.

Ryan Zinke leaves lasting damage at National Park Service [and Scott Pruitt at EPA]. Jon Jarvis, The Guardian.

Thank you Director Jon Jarvis. And conservation justice is leading the resistance, as you point out in your book, not the conservation community.Zinke rode into town on a white horse named Tonto – meaning “dumb” in Spanish, and evoking offensive stereotypes of the Lone Ranger’s “faithful Indian […]

Education on Culture, History & Art in Schools, Parks & Museums – STEAM not STEM for Equal Justice, Diversity & Inclusion

Education promotes equal opportunity in life. Schools, parks, and museums, including public lands, monuments, and waters, are the most important education institutions to reach students and their families and friends. A study by Stanford University quantifies the benefits of ethnic […]

Monumental Disaster & Environmental Injustice Department of the Interior @SecretaryZinke Scientific American

“In a new report, Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has documented some of the most egregious and anti-science policies and practices at the DOI under Secretary Zinke. The report describes suppression […]

Raúl Grijalva, elected by the people, is a champion for justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. Zinke, not. .@RepRaulGrijalva @SecretaryZinke

Congressman Raúl Grijalva is a champion for people, justice, the rule of law, truth, and democracy for all. He proudly serves the people of Arizona, who repeatedly re-elect him. The scandal-plagued Ryan Zinke is none of those things. He debases the […]

Antonio Gonzalez Presente! A New Latino Environmentalism

We mourn Antonio Gonzalez’s passing with his family, and our compañeros y compañeras at the William C. Velazquez Institute and Southwest Voter Education Project. Antonio is a hero to me, Latinos, and progressives across the nation and across borders. Antonio […]

UCLA Prof Leo Estrada Civil Rights Hero, Demographer, Urban Planner, City Project Mentor Presente!

UCLA Prof. Leo Estrada has influenced everything The City Project has done for 20 years by teaching us the importance of mapping and analyzing access to public an other resources including parks, schools, health, jobs, housing, and transportation using GIS […]

Dolores Huerta, Center for Biological Diversity, Wishtoyo Foundation & The City Project, Oracle AZ

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Thai Human Rights Leaders Meet with The City Project on Climate Justice and Pollution

Human rights leaders from Thailand met with The City Project’s Elizabeth Chi and Alex Ruppert to discuss climate justice and pollution impacts on people of color and low income people in Los Angeles. In this moving cultural interchange, we all […]

Los Angeles Celebrates its First Indigenous Peoples Day

Great Wall of Los Angeles © SPARC Judy Baca Los Angeles celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day on October 8. Los Angeles has the largest indigenous population of any city in the United States (UCLA, Mapping Indigenous LA). It is […]

Equal Access to Pools, Schools, Parks, and Beaches JUMMP SwimLA

  The Miguel Contreras High School Pool, Los Angeles, CA The struggle continues for equal access to pools, schools, and pools: 79 percent of children whose families make less than $50,000 a year cannot swim. The 2017 study by the […]