Why aren't there more African-American surfers? White Wash explores the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean via the history of African Americans and water culture from slavery, civil rights wade-ins to surfing in contemporary times at sites in Santa Monica and Southern California.
Two celebrated writers deeply influenced by the riparian and other landscapes of the American West will read from their work and explore how storytelling – in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson – can give voice to natural resources.
*Volunteers must be at least 12 years old or accompanied by an adult. PLEASE NOTE that anyone under the age of 18 must have a liability waiver signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate in these events. Both the English and Spanish waiver can be obtained in advance from www.healthebay.org/waivers.
The Good Food LA: Festival is the culmination of a citywide event on March 31, spanning more than 40 sites and a myriad of workshops and projects all focused on building a more healthy, fair and sustainable food system.
Now is the time for stronger protections, not weaker ones.
When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. This "urban runoff" picks up animal waste, metals, oil, toxic materials, bacteria, and pathogens, carrying them to our storm drain system to be dumped into our local rivers and beaches, usually with little or no treatment.