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Parks are a human and civil right los parques son un derecho humano y civil Senator Kevin de León #Yeson68 #Prop68

English/Español Senator Kevin de León listens and celebrates with the community with The City Project’s Tim Mok and others . . . El Senador Kevin de León escucha y celebra con la comunidad con Tim Mok del Proyecto del Pueblo y otros . . .

“Parks make life better. You can feel the grass below your feet. You can see butterflies. You can hear birds. Playing fields for soccer, not just passive parks, but active parks,” Senator Kevin de León said at Vista Hermosa Natural Park and Soccer Fields adjoining Edward R. Roybal Learning Academies.

Senator De León emphasized, “This is a human and civil rights issue as well. Some folks have to fight and struggle. So thanks to the incredible folks here, and the incredible campaign that made this come to fruition. Folks like Robert García and others here have done incredible work.”

Healthy parks matter, according to Senator de León. “For health reasons, type 2 diabetes, obesity, psychological, mental, stress, and pressures that we deal with. Parks make for great therapy for mental health issues. It impacts all of us. The opportunity to have access to Mother Nature really helps us with whatever issues we are dealing with. Some parks and green space, equal access, bees, trees, the ocean, beaches, larger regional state parks, soccer fields, pocket parks, we want it all.”

“Everyone loves parks,” Senator de León concluded.

Prop 68 helps ensure everyone has their fair share of healthy parks, water, and climate protections. People of color and low income people disproportionately have worse access to parks and recreation, are harmed first and worst by global warming, and are among the biggest supporters of conservation measures.

Prop 68:

  • Authorizes $4 billion for state and local parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection
  • Recognizes the underinvestment in parks, trails, and outdoor infrastructure in disadvantaged areas and many communities
  • Favors disadvantaged communities for certain projects
  • Provides workforce education and training, contractor, and job opportunities for disadvantaged communities
  • Requires annual audits

Celebrate Prop 68 and park access for all!

¡Celebrén Prop 68 y acceso al parque para todos!

“Los parques mejoran la vida. Puedes sentir la grama debajo de tus pies. Puedes ver mariposas. Puedes escuchar pájaros. Jugar en campos de fútbol, ​​no solo parques pasivos, sino parques activos,” dijo el Senador celebrando en Vista Hermosa Parque Natural y Campos de Fútbol a un lado de la escuela Edward R. Roybal.

El Senador de León enfatizó, “El acceso a los parques es derecho humanos y civil también. Personas tienen que luchar. Así que gracias a la increíble gente aquí, y la increíble campaña que hizo que esto se llevara a cabo. Gente como Robert García y otros aquí han hecho un trabajo increíble.”

Parques saludables valen, según el Senador de León. “Por razones de salud, diabetes tipo 2, obesidad, psicológica, mental, estrés y presiones que enfrentamos. Los parques son una gran terapia para problemas de salud mental. Nos impacta a todos. La oportunidad de tener acceso a la Madre Naturaleza realmente nos ayuda con cualquier problema que tengamos. Parques y espacios verdes, acceso equitativo, abejas, árboles, el océano, playas y parques estatales, regionales más grandes, parques pequeños, canchas de fútbol, lo queremos todo.”

“A todos les encantan los parques,” concluyó el Senador de León.

Prop 68 apoya el acceso equitativo a los parques para todos! Las personas de color y las personas de bajos recursos tienen un peor acceso a parques y recreación, se encuentran entre los principales defensores de las medidas de votación verde, y tienen derecho a su parte justa de parques, aguas y monumentos.

Prop 68:

  • Autoriza $4 mil millones en bonos para parques estatales y locales, y protección de recursos naturales, adaptación climática, calidad del agua y suministro, y protección contra inundaciones
  • Reconoce la falta de inversión en parques, senderos e infraestructura al aire libre en áreas desfavorecidas y en muchas comunidades
  • Favorece a las comunidades desfavorecidas para ciertos proyectos
  • Brinda educación, entreñamiento, y oportunidades laboral y contratistas para comunidades desfavorecidas
  • Requiere auditorías anuales

See California Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.

Park Access for All! ¡Acceso a los parques para todos! #Prop68 Senator Kevin de León Press Conference Conferencia June 19 10 am

English/Español Prop 68 Press Conference with Senator Kevin de León

Tuesday, June 19th 10 AM PST

Vista Hermosa Park – 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Prop 68 provides for park access for all! People of color and low income people disproportionately have worse access to parks and recreation, are among the biggest supporters of conservation measures, and are entitled to their fair share of healthy parks, waters, and monuments.

Prop 68:

  • Authorizes $4 billion for state and local parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection
  • Recognizes the underinvestment in parks, trails, and outdoor infrastructure in disadvantaged areas and many communities
  • Favors disadvantaged communities for certain projects
  • Provides workforce education and training, contractor, and job opportunities for disadvantaged communities
  • Requires annual audits

Celebrate Prop 68 and park access for all!

¡Celebran Prop 68 y acceso al parque para todos!

Prop 68 conferencia de prensa con el Senador Kevin de León

Martes, 19 de junio 10 AM PST

Vista Hermosa Park – 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Prop 68 apoya el acceso equitativo a los parques para todos! Las personas de color y las personas de bajos recursos tienen un peor acceso a parques y recreación, se encuentran entre los principales defensores de las medidas de votación verde, y tienen derecho a su parte justa de parques, aguas y monumentos.

Prop 68:

  • Autoriza $4 mil millones en bonos para parques estatales y locales, y protección de recursos naturales, adaptación climática, calidad del agua y suministro, y protección contra inundaciones
  • Reconoce la falta de inversión en parques, senderos e infraestructura al aire libre en áreas desfavorecidas y en muchas comunidades
  • Favorece a las comunidades desfavorecidas para ciertos proyectos
  • Brinda educación, entreñamiento, y oportunidades laboral y contratistas para comunidades desfavorecidas
  • Requiere auditorías anuales

See California Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.

Volcán de Fuego Donate Guatemala Relief Done Ayuda para Guatemala

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services has been helping via Caritas Escuintla with humanitarian assistance within shelters. They are also contributing by providing immediate emergency items such as food and bottled water for local shelters who are currently housing victims of the volcano eruption. You can donate by visiting this link.

Anahuak

Anahuak Youth Sports Association is accepting donations for Guatemala at our Day in the Park at Río de Los Angeles State Park on June 16, 2018. Anahuak and The City Project have long used soccer to bring people together.

See the video of Guatemala Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu on the Tournament of Peace and Hope by AYSA and The City Project

Justice for Claudia

Justice for Guatemalan People . . .

Catholic Relief Services ha estado ayudando a través de Caritas Escuintla con asistencia humanitaria dentro de refugios. También contribuyen aportando artículos de emergencia inmediatos, como alimentos y agua embotellada, a los refugios locales que actualmente albergan a las víctimas de la erupción del volcán. Puede donar visitando este enlace.

Asociación Deportiva Juvenil Anahuak Anahuak aceptera donaciones para Guatemala en nuestro Día en el Parque Estatal de Río de Los Ángeles el 16 de junio de 2018. Anahuak y The City Project / Proyecto del Pueblo han utilizado el fútbol desde hace tiempo para unir a al pueblo.

Top photo: Volcán de Fuego y Volcán de Acatenango | The City Project

Zoot Suit Riots 75th Anniversary June 3 to 13, 1943 Culture, History and Latino Theater

From June 3 to June 13, 1943, servicemen stationed at the Chavez Ravine naval station randomly beat up young Mexican American and Black men throughout Los Angeles. The sailors brutalized their victims and left them lying in the streets; police and sheriffs then arrested victims instead of their attackers. Racist newspapers viewed victims as the problem.

As Zoot Suit Riots spread from Chavez Ravine to Boyle Heights to Watts and subsided in June 1943, Governor Earl Warren ordered a citizens’ committee to investigate and determine the cause of the riots. The committee determined racism and discrimination to be a central cause of the riots. At the same time, L.A. Mayor Fletcher Bowron came to his own conclusion: Racial prejudice was not a factor. The riots were caused by juvenile delinquents. Encyclopedia Britannica.

Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez opened in L.A. in 1978, and became the first Chicano and Mexican American play on Broadway in 1979.

In 1973, Miguel Piñero, playwright, actor, and cofounder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, received the New York Drama Critics award for Best American Play and an Obie Award for his prison drama Short Eyes

Cubano Nilo Cruz became the first Latino playwright to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2003 for Anna in the Tropics. Puerta Riqueña Quiara Alegría Hudes received the 2012 Pulitzer for the play Water by the Spoonful. NeoRican Lin-Manuel Miranda received the Prize in 2016 for Hamilton, only the ninth musical to receive a Pulitzer.

Great Latino theater includes Columbiano John Leguizamo, Chicano and Salvadoreño Culture Clash, and more.

“Adobes, Trails & Historic Sites, Oh My!”–the Old Spanish Trail Association at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe this coming Saturday

The Old Spanish Trail Association is conducting public outreach at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe in Montebello this coming Saturday. We’ll likely be there longer than the scheduled end-time and the Adobe will be open until 4:00pm, so come stop by! See the email-flyer, below. This is a great opportunity to learn about this little known National Historic Trail, see this particular historic site, and view its exhibits. 

Did you know that the historic 19th century “Old Spanish Trail” pack train route runs in “your own backyard”?!  Or that the U.S. Congress recognized it 15 years ago as a National Historic Trail?

Find out more Saturday morning, June 16th, at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe in Montebello, CA, an historic site of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail

https://www.facebook.com/events/2051917238408521/

Join the Old Spanish Trail Association and help us form a “greater Los Angeles” chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association

Learn about the Trail and its many historic sites in urban Southern California. 

There is so much to be done, and so much that YOU can do!

Get involved in: 

·       Marking historic sites and erecting official National Trail signage along its route in your community.

·       Promoting awareness of the Trail.

·       Crafting educational material and curriculum guides.

·       Exploring and researching the people that traveled the trail, the goods that were traded on it, and documenting the routes taken.

·       Planning day tours and events.

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System! 

https://www.trails50.org/

Next year is the 25th Anniversary of the Old Spanish Trail Association! 

www.oldspanishtrail.org

–Let’s celebrate!

[The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe is managed by the Montebello Historical Society

http://montebellohistoricalsociety.org/museum/.

The Old Spanish National Historic Trail is co-managed by the National Park Service

https://www.nps.gov/olsp/index.htm and the Bureau of Land Management

https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/national-scenic-and-historic-trails/old-spanish.

The Old Spanish Trail Association (“OSTA”) is a non-profit organization that embraces the entire sweep of the route’s history, from the Native American shell trade through the dawn of the transcontinental highways, including the official Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

www.oldspanishtrail.org .]

For additional information please contact:

Alexander King

Director-at-Large
OLD SPANISH TRAIL ASSOCIATION

www.oldspanishtrail.org

msg: 310-424-9500

Panhe Place by the Water Acjachemen People San Onofre State Beach

The City Project worked with Acjachemen people and United Coalition to Protect Panhe to save Panhe and San Onofre State Beach, and stop the toll road that would have devastated both. Visit www.cityprojectca.org/save-panhe-and-san-onofre.

Tommy Orange ‘There There’ debut novel of the year Native American Cheyenne Arapaho Oakland writer

His novel is about urban Indians, about whom he writes, in his bravura prologue, “We know the sound of the freeway better than we do rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and freshly wet concrete and burned rubber better than we do the smell of cedar or sage or even fry bread.” An Energetic Revelation of a Corner of American Life, New York Times book review by Dwight Garner.

 

L.A. River Ride 2018 days are best spent on bikes


Tim Mok of The City Project biking the L.A. River

Bike the LA River flickr album

#Yeson68 Park, Water, Monument Access for All! ¡SÍ al acceso a parques, aguas, y monumentos para todos!

English / Español Marta Segura of Center for Biological Diversity with Tim Mok and Dylan Thomason of the The City Project | Proyecto del Pueblo

Environmental justice and environmental quality advocates and community leaders to support Yes on Prop 68 at Debs Park on May 31, 2018.

Vote Yes on Prop 68 June 5 to support diversity, equal justice, and inclusion in public parks, waters, and monuments for all! People of color and low income people disproportionately have worse access to these resources, are among the biggest supporters of green ballot measures, and are entitled to their fair share. Prop 68:

  • Authorizes $4 billion for state and local parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection
  • Recognizes the underinvestment in parks, trails, and outdoor infrastructure in disadvantaged areas and many communities
  • Favors disadvantaged communities for certain projects
  • Provides workforce education and training, contractor, and job opportunities for disadvantaged communities
  • Requires annual audits

See California Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Bond of 2018. 

The City Project worked with legislative leaders to ensure Prop 68 includes standards to measure progress and equity, and hold public officials accountable.

(8) [P]ublic agencies that receive funds pursuant to this division will consider a range of actions that include, but are not limited to, the following:

(A) Conducting active outreach to diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities, to increase awareness within those communities and the public generally about specific programs and opportunities.

(B) Mentoring new environmental, outdoor recreation, and conservation leaders to increase diverse representation across these areas.

(C) Creating new partnerships with state, local, tribal, private, and nonprofit organizations to expand access for diverse populations.

(D) Identifying and implementing improvements to existing programs to increase visitation and access by diverse populations, particularly minority, low-income, and disabled populations and tribal communities.

(E) Expanding the use of multilingual and culturally appropriate materials in public communications and educational strategies, including through social media strategies, as appropriate, that target diverse populations.

(F) Developing or expanding coordinated efforts to promote youth engagement and empowerment, including fostering new partnerships with diversity-serving and youth-serving organizations, urban areas, and programs.

(G) Identifying possible staff liaisons to diverse populations.

(9) To the extent practicable, priority for grant funding under this division will be given to a project that advances solutions to prevent displacement if a potential unintended consequence associated with park creation pursuant to the project is an increase in the cost of housing.

See California Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. 

Thank you to Senate President Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Governor Jerry Brown for their leadership!

¡Vote Sí a la Prop 68 para apoyar el acceso equitativo a los parques, aguas, y monumentos estatles  para todos! Las personas de color, y de bajos recursos, tienen peor acceso a parques y recreación, se encuentran entre los principales defensores de las medidas de votación verde, y tienen derecho a su parte justa.

Prop 68:

  • Autoriza $4 mil millones en bonos para parques estatales y locales, y protección de recursos naturales, adaptación climática, calidad del agua y suministro, y protección contra inundaciones
  • Reconoce la falta de inversión en parques, senderos e infraestructura al aire libre en áreas desfavorecidas y en muchas comunidades
  • Favorece a las comunidades desfavorecidas para ciertos proyectos
  • Brinda educación, entreñamiento, y oportunidades laboral y contratistas para comunidades desfavorecidas
  • Requiere auditorías anuales

The City Project | Proyecto del Pueblo trabajó con líderes legislativos para garantizar que la Prop. 68 incluye estándares para medir el progreso y la equidad, y asegurar que funcionarios públicos sean responsables.

(8) Las agencias públicas que reciben fondos conforme a esta división considerarán una variedad de acciones que incluyen, entre otras, las siguientes:

(A) Llevar a cabo actividades educativas a poblaciones diversas, en particular a poblaciones minoritarias, de bajos recursos o discapacitadas, y comunidades tribales, para que esas comunidades y el público en general conozcan programas y oportunidades específicos.

(B) Guiar a nuevos líderes ambientales, de recreación al aire libre y de conservación para aumentar la representación diversa en estas áreas.

(C) Crear nuevas alianzas con organizaciones estatales, locales, tribales, y privadas y ONGs para expandir el acceso a poblaciones diversas.

(D) Identificar, implementar y mejorar programas para aumentar las visitas y el acceso de diversas poblaciones, particularmente minorías, poblaciones de bajos recursos y discapacitadas y comunidades tribales.

(E) Ampliar el uso de materiales multilingües y culturalmente apropiados en comunicaciones públicas y estrategias educativas, incluso a través de estrategias de redes sociales, según corresponda, dirigidas a poblaciones diversas.

(F) Desarrollar o expandir los esfuerzos coordinados para promover la participación y el empoderamiento de los jóvenes, incluyendo el fomento de nuevas alianzas con organizaciones que promoven a la diversidad y que sirven a los jóvenes en áreas urbanas y por otros programas.

(G) Identificar posibles enlaces de personal con poblaciones diversas.

(9) Se otorgará prioridad para fondos a proyectos que promuevan soluciones para evitar el desplazamiento si una posible consecuencia involuntaria asociada con la creación del parque conforme al proyecto si un riesgo es un aumento en el costo de la vivienda [green displacement – desplazamiento verde]

Vea la Proposición 68 de California, la Ley de California de Sequía, Agua, Parques, Clima, Protección Costera, y Acceso al Aire Libre para Todos de 2018.

¡Gracias al presidente del Senado Kevin de León, al presidente de la Asamblea Anthony Rendon y al gobernador Jerry Brown por su liderazgo!

 

 

18th Annual LA River Ride June 3

The 18th Annual LA River Ride is in two days on June 3, 2018!

Join over 2,000 riders, and enjoy a great day of bicycling along the LA River and through DTLA to Long Beach!

All routes start at The Autry in Griffith Park.

2,15, 36, 62, or 100 mile rides – Kids ages 9 and under ride free!

All participants receive a bib, pit stop amenities, ride support, goodie bag, t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and a one-year membership to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LABC).

All proceeds benefit the work of the LABC, a non-profit organization working to make all communities in L.A. County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride bikes.

Register here.

Bike the LA River flickr album