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THIS Thursday: Housing, Homelessness, Health, and Human Rights Event at Charles R. Drew University

Posted in art & culture, education, health access, human & civil rights with tags , , on September 10, 2012 by Cangress

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NOW AVAILABLE: May/June 2012 Community Connection!

Posted in civic participation, civil rights, community connection, community gardens, DWAC & Women's Issues, education, food access, human & civil rights, LAPD, organizing, photos, Uncategorized, women's issues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by Cangress

The May/June 2012 Community Connection is NOW AVAILABLE!

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You can also download a PDF version HERE.

The March/April 2012 Community Connection is NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted in art & culture, civic participation, civil rights, community connection, DWAC & Women's Issues, education, housing victories, human & civil rights, LAPD, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by Cangress

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March/April 2012  the Community Connection.

A PDF version is also available for download HERE.

LA CAN and Operation Skid Row in the News

Posted in art & culture, education, grassroots policy, human & civil rights, organizing, politics, press coverage, Uncategorized, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2012 by Cangress

The Game Changers Project was one of the many groups and outlets that covered January’s Operation Skid Row. This week, MSNBC and The Grio posted the piece on Operation Skid Row created by Carl Seaton, Game Changer Fellow.

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Sign On to Support Transparency and Community Participation in the Downtown LA Football Stadium Process

Posted in civic participation, education, health access, organizing, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by Cangress

Los Angeles Community Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility and a growing number of organizations are currently working to ensure that there is a transparent and participatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process for the proposed Farmers Field/LA Convention Center.

Please consider supporting these efforts by adding your organization to this sign-on letter, which will be sent to the Los Angeles City Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Proposed Downtown Stadium and Event Center (Councilmembers Perry, Cardenas, LaBonge, Reyes and Rosendahl).

The EIR process includes points for community engagement and comments on a land use change that will impact the surrounding area for generations to come. It is one of the strongest tools built into law that community members and residents can use to weigh in and voice their opinions and concerns on projects that will affect their health. Given the size, scope and potential impacts of the proposed stadium/Convention Center project, we are calling on members of the Ad Hoc Committee to take proactive steps to ensure impacted communities can participate in the EIR process and protect individual and community health.

Specifically, we are calling on the Ad Hoc Committee to:

  1. Ensure that the EIR review timeframe is expanded from 45 days to 90 days. This project and EIR are at a scale that clearly requires more time for community review and analysis;
  2. Support the implementation of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA), to be conducted simultaneously with the EIR review and approval process, and address its findings in your decision making.  An HIA will bring critical qualitative information about community health impacts into this important process; and
  3. Ensure that Neighborhood Protection Plans are created for the surrounding communities of Pico-Union, South Park/Downtown, and South Los Angeles, with meaningful participation and input from residents and stakeholders.

Click HERE to read the letter, with the endorsers confirmed to date. If your organization would like to sign on to the letter, please contact Eric Ares at 213.228.0024 or at erica@cangress.org by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 15th.

January/February 2012 Community Connection NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted in art & culture, civil rights, community connection, DWAC & Women's Issues, education, grassroots policy, health access, human & civil rights, organizing, photos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Cangress

Click on the photo above to read the January/Februar 2012 Edition of the Community Connection
(or download a PDF version HERE).

November/ December 2011 Community Connection NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted in art & culture, civic participation, civil rights, community connection, education, food access, grassroots policy, health access, housing victories, human & civil rights, LAPD, legal, press coverage with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by Cangress

Click on the photo above to read the November/December 2011 Edition of the Community Connection
(or download a PDF version HERE).