NC Action Summit
"Less Talk, More Action"
|Saturday's NC Action Summit opens with headliners Robert Greene, editorial writer for the LA Times, and
Tezo, leader of the South Central Farmers, both of whom offer unique approaches to taking action that is
effective, that is meaningful and that is rewarding. Greene and Tezo are leaders in their own communities, they have interesting insights
into the uphill battle community leaders face and they are valuable allies to those who want to make a difference.
"Big Stories, Little Footprints"
Rebel Without a Car Productions screens AT WHAT PRICE tonight at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, bringing Hollywood's first 100% sustainably shot film back to East Hollywood where it was produced.
Endorsed by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, the first NC
to take a stand on Sustainable Film Production, and supported by the Greensters, Hollywood's first
pedal-powered transportation team, AT WHAT PRICE was shot with
a local crew, using equipment sourced locally, and with a
zero waste commitment.
Please join us at 7 pm for AT WHAT PRICE and for a preview of REEL SUSTAINABLE, the documentary that asks the question, "Can Hollywood go sustainable?"
"Old Friends, New Places"
Cyclists celebrated the history, the politics, the culture, the personality and the community of Crenshaw with the Crenshaw Crush
, a bike ride hosted by Aubrey and Melba Provost and organized by Jeremy Grant and Ron Durgin of the LA Greensters
at Leimert Park Village, heading up to the USC Rose Garden, stopping
off at Chef Marilyn's Soul Food Express, riding along the Expo Line
route to Dorsey High School, visiting the Urban Forest of the Village
Green and cruising home through the Leimert Park Homes, the Crenshaw Crush was "Great people,
excellent scenery, fantastic ride!"
Read about the Crenshaw Crush ride report here
LA Draft Bike Plan
"All Bark, No Bite"
|LA's long-overdue Draft Bike Plan has been released and
the clock is ticking. NC's have 43 days in which to read, decipher, and comment on the 200+ page
Bike Plan, part of the city's Transportation Plan, an element of the
Granted, the Bike Plan is shelf-ready and doesn't require
much input from the community because it's destined to go straight to
the shelf, just like the last plan, the one that the city has ignored
for the last 7 years. Money well spent!
On Saturday, Dr. Alex Thompson of the Bike Writers Collective will
present the Cyclists' Bill of Rights to the NC Action Summit and NC's
will have the opportunity to discuss next steps including
incorporating the CBR into the Bike Plan and creating a real vision
document with teeth.
For more information on LA's Draft Bike Plan click here
"Free Tools, Priceless Results"
|On Saturday, Get Connected will be presenting "Social Media Strategies for NC's"
during the NC Action Summit,
We'll focus on some of the common free tools
such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and how they can be incorporated
into a Neighborhood Council Outreach strategy.
The key to making "social media" work is to remember
that it is not media. It's simply some great tools for listening, for
engaging, and for building relationships. That's when the real
communication takes place.
For more information on Get Connected, visit
For more information on the NC Action Summit, visit
Join NCActionSummit on Facebook and on Twitter and take action with us on Oct 3.
"Same Politics, Different Farm"
|Tezozomoc grew up in Los Angeles and became an urban farmer when he stepped in to help his ailing father farm a small plot of land in the
South Central Farm, a 14 acre community garden surrounded by Industrial sprawl. Along the way, he became the leader of the South Central Farmers and he led the struggle to keep the farm, becoming embroiled in
a hotly politicized and controversial fight that drew in some of the
same players who sit in City Hall today, that relied on some of the same
politics that drive City Hall today, that resulted in some of the same
outcomes that we all accept today.
Tezo's story and the story of the South Central Garden is an
important story because it offers insight into the political landscape
in which we live today. THE GARDEN is a documentary film that picked up on the struggle as the
eviction notices were getting posted and has been nominated for an Academy
Award. It screens at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater on Vine Ave. next Wednesday.
For more information visit the Academy here.
|AT WHAT PRICE
Wed, Sept. 30
7 - 9 pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4814 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Alt Car Expo
Fri, Oct. 2
Sat, Oct 3
8 am - 3 pm
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209
Sat, Oct. 3
8 am - 3 pm
LA CITY COLLEGE
855 N. Vermont Ave.
L.A. CA, 90029more info~~~~~~~~~~
Wed, Oct. 7
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Sat, Oct. 10
8 am - 3:30 pm Los Angeles City Hal
200 N Spring St
LA, CA 90012more info~~~~~~~~~~WITHOUT A CAR IN THE WORLD
Sat, Oct 17
18th STREET ARTS CENTER
639 18th Street
Santa Monica, 90404
Fri, Dec. 18
Riverside Dr. &
Los Feliz Blvd.