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'Walk a Mile in My Shoes': Public Art Park Celebrates the Civil Rights Revolution

Located near Baldwin Hills, the public art park commemorates the Civil Rights Movement by honoring local and national heroes, through art and green space that transform two traffic islands one mile apart from each other.

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I am a civil rights attorney. Fighting for the simple joys of playing in the park and school field for children of color and low income children is the hardest work I have ever done.
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Will the Trickle Become the L.A. River? And for Whom?

Will the Trickle Become the L.A. River? And for Whom?

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Sixty Years Since Brown v Board of Education

Sixty Years Since Brown v Board of Education

Brown v Board and the Civil Rights Movement had an impact on transforming the nation, and the lives of everyday people like me.
Draft Legislation for San Gabriel National Recreation Area to Promote Health and Environmental Justice

Draft Legislation for San Gabriel National Recreation Area to Promote Health and Environmental Justice

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Los Angeles State Historic Park: Historic Groundbreaking for Parks, Planning, and People

Los Angeles State Historic Park: Historic Groundbreaking for Parks, Planning, and People

The Park reflects a seminal moment in the history and greening of Los Angeles in three ways: parks, planning, and people.
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Rim of the Valley: Congressman Adam Schiff Agrees Connecting Urban Residents to Parks Must Be a Priority

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Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

This year, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the President's Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and health, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and ...
L.A. River Restoration Environmental and Health Justice Alternative 20

L.A. River Restoration Environmental and Health Justice Alternative 20

Diverse allies have submitted public comments on greening the Los Angeles River to support Alternative 20, which is the best alternative to help ensure healthy, livable communities ...
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