The legacies of the world's most influential proponents of nonviolent social change, Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, live on through Cities4Peace. An initiative of the International Association for Human Values, Cities4Peace is a global initiative that helps cities improve their quality of life by actively promoting peace, compassion, and nonviolence. It does so through a series of intensive workshops that bring together groups of indivduals who have lived in conflict with one another.
Olympian, humanitarian, and civic booster Rafer Johnson passed away at his home in Sherman Oaks last week.
What a life and what a role model for each of us!
This obituary from the Los Angeles Times captures the extraordinary and wide-ranging accomplishments of a magnificent man.
LA2050 recently held a grant competition that attracted 285 proposals from a wide range of nonprofits, social enterprises, B corporations, and government entities.
Applicants pitched their ideas for improving life in Los Angeles in the following areas--Learn, Connect, Live, Create, and Play. A total of $1 million was distributed among the top 25 winning submissions.
Teens and children can learn a lot from seniors. The reverse is true as well. A win win.
Here is an example:
Deeply touched by the stories of Holocaust survivors she met at LA's Museum of Tolerance, 17-year-Sophia Soll painted their portraits, capturing their humanity with skill and warmth. Brought me to tears.
Since 2010, Live Talks Los Angeles has produced hundreds of live events around southern California, featuring prominent and emerging writers, actors, artists, musicians, humorists, chefs, scientists, and, through our Live Talks Business series, thought leaders in business.
Founded by Ted Habte-Gabr, Live Talks Los Angeles has become a vital part of the cultural life of our city.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Live Talks Los Angeles is being offered virtually. So, you can enjoy a range of conversations from the comfort of your home.
Like so many Angelenos, Austin Beutner and Anthony Pritzker were distressed that the Covid-19 pandemic had dramatically increased the food insecurity experienced by so many in the community. Government efforts were inadequate and slow.
So, Beutner, superintendent of the LAUSD, and Anthony Pritzker, philanthropist and a member of one of the nation's most prominent families (Hyatt), decided to take action. It only took at 20-minute phone call between the long-time friends to create the charity L.A. Students Most in Need.
Every year, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles presents its Annual Fast Pitch--an inspirational, informative and genial competition in which the contestants pitch the audience and judges on the merits of their organization.
Everytable has emerged as one of the most nimble and effective responders to the coronavirus crisis in Los Angeles.
So impressed by the way in which so many Southern California nonprofit organizations and social enterprises have pivoted to address the consequences of the pandemic.
Baby2Baby is one of them.
Since its inception in 2006, its mission has been to provide "children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child needs."
LiveTalksLA is one of the Southern California's top cultural offerings.
Created by Ted Habte-Gabr 10 years ago, LiveTalksLA presents writers, filmmakers, chefs, artists, leaders, comedians, musicians and thought leaders in business and science in a variety of wonderful venues throughout the region.
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, LiveTalksLA has suspended its in-person programming until medical authorities say that it is safe to congregate.
However, we are in luck!