Green Justice

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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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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Los Angeles River Health and Environmental Justice

Los Angeles River Health and Environmental Justice

The people of Los Angeles now have the opportunity to work with state and local government to restore the lost beauty of the River.
Justice, Trayvon Martin, Race, and Ethnicity

Justice, Trayvon Martin, Race, and Ethnicity

There are lessons to be learned about positive steps we can take to promote justice for all regardless of race, color, or national origin.
I Am An Immigrant

I Am An Immigrant

I was born in Guatemala and came to the United States with my mother, sister, and other members of my family when I was four years old. My arrival was part of a larger exodus from ...
Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California

Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California

Native Americans do not enjoy equal access to green space, parks, and recreation.
Community Health, Parks and Recreation for All: Reform Quimby Park Funding Statewide

Community Health, Parks and Recreation for All: Reform Quimby Park Funding Statewide

Low-income people and people of color disproportionately lack equal access to green space throughout California.
Full and Fair Funding for Parks and Recreation, and a Healthier, Prosperous City

Full and Fair Funding for Parks and Recreation, and a Healthier, Prosperous City

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's new proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-14 continues to drain money away from the Department of Recreation and Parks.
Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

Race and Place Do Matter: Economic Hardship, Obesity, and Equal Justice

In Los Angeles County, children who are of color and low income disproportionately live in the areas with the highest levels of obesity and the worst access to parks and schools fi ...
National Park Service Recommends Designation of San Gabriel and Santa Monica National Recreation Area

National Park Service Recommends Designation of San Gabriel and Santa Monica National Recreation Area

The proposed expansion would go a long way to ensure access to green space and better health for park poor, income poor communities.
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