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I am a civil rights attorney. I have represented people on Death Row, helped free Geronimo Pratt, the former Black Panther leader, from prison after 27 years for a crime he did not commit, prosecuted public corruption and international drug trafficking conspiracies, and litigated international banking cases against Iran.

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

The San Gabriels provide over 70% of L.A. County's open space and host over 3 million visitors a year, and the proposed national recreation area would serve 17 million people within an hour's drive of the mountains.
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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 Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

Dayana Molina received "dreamer" status under the temporary federal program for young undocumented residents. She tells us about her dream status, and her community organizing work.
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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 the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.
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The Affordable Care Act and Health Justice in All Policies

In addition to providing health insurance coverage for many people who previously could not afford it, Affordable Care Act also provides important protections against health discrimination based on race, color, national origin, limited English language...
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It's Our River: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

The L.A. River is highlighted in an exhibit focusing on reclaiming the edge of urban waterways around the world.
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Support Teachers and Students to Ensure Quality Physical Education for All [Updated]

LAUSD school board members have introduced a resolution to support physical education for all students in California.
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Three Generations Sue U.S. EPA over Toxic Pesticides at Schools

David Garcia suffered exposure to disparate and adverse levels of methyl bromide while attending Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California, according to the suit.
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