Events from PERE's networks

Below are listings of upcoming and past events from PERE's networks of allies, community partners, and affiliated faculty/researchers. 

Also, make sure to check our Twitter feed @PERE_USC for more events and information.

For PERE's events, please click here >>

2014 - 2015 Academic Year Events


 

Mark your calendars for Equity 2015 in L.A.!

PolicyLink's Equity 2015 National Summit will be on October 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Visit http://equity2015.org for more information and details.

"Voices of South L.A.: Civic Action and Community Voice"

USC Visions & Voices presents the first in a three-part series featuring dialogues between the university and the surrounding communities of South L.A. 

Thursday, October 9th 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Annenberg Auditorium (ASC)
University Park Campus

"Voices of South L.A.: Civic Action and Community Voice" is organized by Alison Trope, Robeson Taj Frazier and George Villanueva (Communication).

Panelists include:
  • Journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan, one of the primary chroniclers of African American life in Los Angeles;
  • Francisco Ortega of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission;
  • Community Coalition’s Alberto Retana;
  • and media maker Sahra Sulaiman, who works with South L.A. youth and others in the fight for residents’ safe access to the streets."

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below


Mark your calendars for these related events:

Food, Recreation and the Arts as Social Justice
Thursday, February 26, 6 p.m.
Annenberg Auditorium
For more info, click here.

South Los Angeles Walking Tour
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.
South Los Angeles
For more info, click here.

Learn more at USC Visions & Voices >>

"Dornsife Sustainability Distinguished Lecture Series" featuring Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.

 

Please join PERE and Dr. Manuel Pastor in welcoming distinguished scholar, Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda for a Dornsife Sustainability Distinguished Lecture Series event here at USC.

“Leveraging Geographic Health Information Systems to Improve Outcomes for Disadvantaged Communities”

Presented by
Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

September 16
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall  USC

Reception to follow in Tutor 526

(Cammilleri Hall is located
in the Brain and Creativity Institute–adjacent to SGM)

About the speaker:

Marie Lynn Miranda, is Dean in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). SNRE’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, teaching, and outreach, SNRE generates knowledge, trains practitioners, and develops tools to manage and conserve natural and environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis. 

She also directs the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) which is a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper.  CEHI emphasizes the environmental health sciences and social justice components of risks borne by children in the United States and internationally.

Download the event flyer (PDF) > >

 

2013 - 2014 Academic Year Events


 

May 2014

May 15
The UCLA Labor Center is celebrating 50 years of worker justice at their annual banquet! More info >>

May 16
California State Parks and Recreation Commission’s
Public Forum on Improving Park Access for Underserved Communities

9 am to 4 pm - Friday, May 16, 2014
Casa Italiana, 1051 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

"Hear from park experts and practitioners about strategies, best management practices and lessons learned by exemplary programs to increase and improve access to park facilities among underserved populations."

For more information call: 916-653-0524 or email: Louis.Nastro@parks.ca.gov

View event flyers (in English, en Español) >>

 

May 22
CLUE-LA's 11th Annual Giants of Justice Breakfast
"The Hammer of Justice, A Song of Love"
St. Anthony's Croatian Catholic Church
712 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
7:30am

Honoring: Laphonza Butler, Soledad Garcia, Anthony Ng; Lifetime Achievement Award: Deacon Guy Wauthy; Key Note Speaker: Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño;

For more information, please contact CLUE-LA >>

April 2014

April 18
Students of Color and Allies Policy Forum (SCAPF) of USC is hosting a forum for graduate students working on policy, planning, development, and social work.  Professor Manuel Pastor will be the keynote speaker for the event which seeks to create a space to learn about and discuss issues of race, class, and social justice. 

Event details on their Facebook page »

 

April 25
The Los Angeles Business Council is holding its 2014 Sustainability Summit on California Energy and Water Policy. More info »

Featured event: March 10, 2014 - Parks Forward meeting on urban park access

Public Health & Park Access Work Groups

March 10th, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown
at USC Ballroom Center
3540 South Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

PERE invites you to an upcoming Parks Forward public meeting on March 10th in Los Angeles to improve urban access to parks and workforce opportunities within the state parks for underrepresented communities.

Made up of experts and thought-leaders (including PERE's Professor Manuel Pastor), Parks Forward is an independent commission charged with conducting a wholesale assessment of California's state parks system. It is designed to address the financial, operational, and cultural challenges facing State Parks to ensure the system's long-term viability.

The Parks Forward Commission has been meeting both as a whole and in sub-groups to address specific issues (such as finances, partnerships, and public health). A key issue raised repeatedly by Commissioners and the public is the need to improve effective access to parks, particularly in light of the state's changing demographics.

Parks Forward Commissioner Manuel Pastor will be facilitating the March 10th meeting with attendees including:

  • Michael Woo, Parks Forward Commissioner (former member of the L.A. City Council) and Dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona;
  • Elva Yanez, Commissioner on the California Park and Recreation Commission;                                   
  • Robert Garcia, The City Project;
  • Alina Bokde, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust;
  • Dan Knapp, Los Angeles Conservation Corps;

This meeting will include discussions among Commissioners, experts, and the public on how best to improve urban park access and provide workforce opportunities to those who are currently underrepresented in the state park workforce.

This is a unique opportunity to lift up both what you value about parks and what you would make better – and we urge you to consider attending.

Download the agenda >>


An additional meeting on parks access will take place in Northern California on March 14th, from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704.)

March 2014

March 7

"Latinos, Environmental Justice & Climate Change" is a panel at the University of Illinois' Great Cities Insitute featuring Rachel Morello-Frosch, Adrianna Quintero, Rafael Hurtado Jr., and Manuel Pastor.

 

March 8

Join USC Professor Ange-Marie Hancock (former CSII Associate Director) for a book signing and talk on March 8th about her book, "Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics."

This event will be hosted by Paula and Barry Litt, Manuel Pastor, and Carol Wise at the Liberty Hill Kirshbaum Conference Room from 10am to noon. 

For details and to RSVP, contact 323-556-7204 or jdilts@libertyhill.org by March 6. 

 

March 10

Join Professor Pastor at the Parks Forward's Public Health & Park Access Work Group - free public meeting

March 10th, 2014 from 10 am to noon
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC Ballroom Center
3540 South Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

March 11

If you're attending Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles, check out Manuel Pastor's talk on March 11th, based on the PERE report "Transactions, Transformations, Translations: The Metrics of Movement Building." »

 

(Please note: These listings are intended for informational and educational purposes only, and do not necessarily imply endorsement by PERE.  Please contact the sponsoring organizations directly for further questions or information. Thank you.)

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291