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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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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.
From the Mouths of Babes: School Districts Misuse Food Funds, Fail to Provide Physical Education

From the Mouths of Babes: School Districts Misuse Food Funds, Fail to Provide Physical Education

Healthy eating and physical activity are two important determinants of human health.
Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

Santa Monica Mountains for All: Expanding the Largest Urban National Park for Green Justice

The Santa Monica Mountains are L.A.'s backyard, but for children of color living in poverty with no access to a car, they may as well be worlds away.
Just Transportation: Is Los Angeles Making Progress on Transit for All?

Just Transportation: Is Los Angeles Making Progress on Transit for All?

Does spending more money on rail over bus represent progress?
Yes on Prop 34: Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

Yes on Prop 34: Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

The death penalty is outrageously expensive to administer and wastes taxpayers' dollars that should be better spent to improve life.
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