Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Market Leader for the Southern California Market of Enterprise Community Partners, joins us to discuss how Los Angeles can (and will) end homelessness, why communities of color need access to capital, the privilege of housing, and the weird fact that Angelenos rarely go to their beaches.
Linda Griego joins us to talk about her experiences in helping rebuild Los Angeles after the 1992 LA Uprising, being the first woman to run for Mayor of Los Angeles, and shares with us some of the most important lessons she learned about civic engagements and urban planning from her childhood in New Mexico.
Clare Fox, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council, joins us to talk about how we’re a couple of catastrophes away from starving, how race and food are connected, and why the food justice movement is hitting amazing strides.
Also, this episode includes a special intro for LURN’s end-of-year donor drive. If you want to support our work, please visit: lurnetwork.org/lurn-donate/
mark! Lopez, Executive Director of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, joins us to talk about the environmental challenges decision makers often ignore, running a flat organization, and gaining global recognition as a leader in the environmental justice movement.
For more information on East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, and to support their work, please visit: eycej.org and to watch mark!’s Goldman Environmental Prize acceptance speech click here.
Also, this episode includes a special intro for LURN’s end-of-year donor drive. If you want to support our work, please visit https://lurnetwork.org/lurn-donate/
Romel Pascual and Tafarai Bayne, our CicLAvia friends, stop by to talk about the changing landscape of mobility in Los Angeles. We learn why they believe Ciclavia is more than the sum of its total bike rides and how the city transforms before your very eyes as soon you experience it outside of your car.
Introducing KNOW YOUR CITY! In this episode, we do our best to explain what LURN is and who we are. We talk about how the name "LURN" was chosen and dive deep into some of our work and why we're passionate about what we do. Oh, and we also explain why we decided to start this podcast. Have a listen!