D. J. Waldie | KCET
D. J. Waldie
He is the author of six books. Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir received the California Book Award for nonfiction in 1996. In 2004, Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles was named one of the best books of the year by the “Los Angeles Times Book Review. California Romantica became a Los Angeles Times best seller in 2007.
D. J. Waldie has lectured on the history of Los Angeles at the Internationalen Literaturfestivals Berlin, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as at colleges and universities in Southern California.
D. J. Waldie has been a city official of Lakewood since 1977. He lives a not-quite-middle-class life in Lakewood, in the house his parents bought in 1946.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
What is nature? Evan Meyer of UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, disability justice and culture expert; and Rebeca Méndez, a designer and artist whose work addresses climate change, tackle this complex topic.
On Tuesday, November 6th around 80 community members passionate in learning more about California’s recycling industry attended SoCal Connected’s screening/panel discussion of “Life in Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes” at the Pasadena Public Library.
Exactly 25 years ago, 59% of California voters passed the “Save Our State” initiative, better known as Proposition 187, which called for throwing undocumented children out of schools and hospitals and for teachers and nurses to become de-facto immigration
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