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Category: Healthy Living Parklands

African American people moved to Baldwin Hills after SCOTUS upheld equal housing right. CAAM Series Beginnings, Displacement, Planning.

Los Angeles’s View Park in the Baldwin Hills is one of the largest historically African American communities in the United States. The first CAAM program focuses on the beginnings of the community between the 1920s and 1950s, and looks at […]

Count the Hummers!

Can you find 15? Gottlieb Native Plant Garden is for the birds, and a certified wildlife habitat and pollinator habitat.   […]

UCLA Public Health Masters’ Students Health Equity, Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Healthy Living in the Parklands

Students in Prof. Diana Bonta’s seminar discuss health equity, civil rights, environmental justice, and Healthy Living in the Parklands. The seminar is in the Master of Public Health for Health Professionals program at the UCLA Fielding Public Health School. The […]

Low Riders at the Beach? Yes! Ballona Postcards Student Mural

The student mural Postcards from Ballona “reflects historic and current events in the life of the creek and Culver City.” A close reading reveals remarkably diverse people, values, and insights presented by Culver Middle School students working with the county […]

Generations of Diverse Advocates for Green Justice LA State Historic Park WAPOW

L to R: Kenneth Mok, Robert García, Sam García, Dorcas Mok, Kit Hing, Bo Gun, Tim Mok Tim Mok recently talked at a site tour of LA State Historic Park. “I live on Bunker Hill Avenue in Chinatown. My family have been residents of […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. & César Chávez Unidos para Defender Nuestros Derechos English Español

Click on the image to watch the video “La importancia aquí hoy día, en esta comunidad y esta nación, es que todos somos iguales, aquí nádie vale más ni menos, y que tanto afroamericanos como latinos tenemos que estar unidos […]

César Chávez, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Easter, Civil Rights Revolution, and Park Access for All!

“Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it.” President Barack Obama dedicates César E. Chávez National Monument 2012 | Samuel Garcia Stanford ’18 Take Action Comics 1966, when Cesar Chavez was struggling to bring attention […]

Humming birds trained to breathe through oxygen masks!

Humming birds can beat their wings 80 times per second. Their hearts can beat more than 1,000 times per minute. They live on nectar and can pack 40% of their body weight in fat for migration. “Q. You manage to […]

Union Bank Healthy Living in the Parklands Baldwin Hills Park Site Tour and L.A. Round Table

Union Bank’s Sylvia Castillo and Ryan Bjorkquist tour Baldwin Hills Park and Civil Right Park with Tim Mok, City Project Fellow. Healthy Living in the Parklands is made possible in part by the generous support of the Union Bank Foundation. Fred […]

Green Organizations Are Dropping the Ball on Inclusion Dr. Dorceta Taylor Outside

As Dr. Robert Bullard and I have written, it’s also not enough to diversify mainstream environmental organizations and agencies. It’s necessary for mainstream environmental organizations, agencies, and foundations  to provide unrestricted operating support to community based organizations for whom racial […]