A Season of Nonviolence Event Slated for Tuesday, March 15th

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 Suja Lowenthal  Dee Andrew “Season for Nonviolence” eventVice Mayor Suja Lowenthal and Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews invites residents to a “Season for Nonviolence” event. The Long Beach leaders, along with the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Weed & Seed Program and the UCLA School of Public Affairs will conduct a presentation entitled “Be the Change in the MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood”, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Antioch Baptist Church of Long Beach.

The event will inform the community about the findings of an assessment project between the Health Department’s Weed & Seed youth leaders, UCLA Public Affairs students and United Cambodian Community leaders who walked door-to-door and surveyed more than 165 residents and businesses in the MacArthur Park community in November of 2010.

At this presentation, UCLA professors, students and youth leaders will report their findings to the community, which will include data, maps and resources about safety, access to healthy food, neighborhood walkability and mobility. There will also be a discussion about the ways the collaboration and community can work together to build a strong and vibrant MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood.

The “Be the Change” event is Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Antioch Baptist Church of Long Beach, Café Room, located at 1535 Gundry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813. This is a free event and that includes a continental breakfast.

“A Season for Nonviolence”, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from January 30th through April 4th. For more information, please contact the Long Beach Health Department Weed & Seed Program at (562) 570-4402 or visit us online at www.facebook.com/LB.WeednSeed.

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