Join Us on Friday, August 13th, 2010
MOBILE HI FI JEEPNEY TOURS: 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Suggested donation $10. Seating is limited.
To rsvp please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIDEO SCREENING: 8:00pm FREE!
Venue: Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)
153 Glendale Blvd. (at corner of Rockwood)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC) and Public Matters present media-based works from their CCH-funded project, MOBILE HI FI. Tour Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown in the world’s only mobile media jeepney, PWC’s own original 1944 Sarao Motors Jeep Willy. Travel through time and experience the neighborhood via a combination jeepney ride + walking tour that features stories of residents and immigrants from 1898 to the present from our Mobile HI FI Immigrants’ Guides. Cap off the evening with a twilight screening of the latest PDUB videos. The program features The PDUB Harana Project, a musical collaboration with elders from the Silver Lake Adult Day Health Care Center about the art of the serenade; the instructional comedy How to Survive a Filipino House Party; the over-the-top cross-cultural mash-up HI FI Telenovela; and a contemporary Harana Music Video shot around Historic Filipinotown.
The team at Public Matters is happy to announce that we have been nominated for the Nau Clothing Company 2010 Grant for Change. For those of you who are not familiar with the company, Nau is a clothing company based in Portland, Oregon that designs sustainable urban and outdoor apparel. Every year a grant is given to the top organization or company working for change. This year we were one of the first nominees, but the competition is fierce! We need all the help we can get, and it would be a pleasure to receive votes from all of our readers. Before you vote, we want to be sure to add that these funds will be invested in our Market Makeovers project which some of you may be familiar with; also, we want to thank everyone for all their support. Please click the link, and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
Rhonda Winter talks about Public Matters in her Ecolocalizer blog! Ecolocalizer examines issues pertaining to sustainability and political change, particularly from the perspective of local participatory action. Read her entry on how Public Matters is working to develop sustainable changes with local communities in the Los Angeles area.
Public Matters had a busy week! We are happy to say that we had a pleasant weekend at the Natural History Museum’s “Sustainable Sundays.” During our time there, we discussed the Market Makeovers project with museum visitors; also, Public Matters was joined by South LA HEAC Youth Ambassador, Magali Bravo, and former South LA HEAC Youth Coordinator, Sharlene Gozalians, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health at Loma Linda University.
Today, KPFK’s radio show, Experience Talks, hosted by Connie Corley, aired an interview about the PDUB Harana Project. Public Matters Creative Director, Reanne Estrada, PDUB student, Xochilt Sanchez, Silver Lake Adult Day Health Care Center Program Director, Mila Anguluan-Coger, and Harana Mentor, Pedro Estrada, discussed how community members are working to reshape the way people experience the constant differentiation of the space and time they share.
Nature/culture has a new partner! Next American City’s electric new column, City/Culture, explores the imploding worlds of public art and community development. Jeremy Rosenberg, the author of the column, is working on a piece about Public Matters, so make sure to visit him and tell us what you think.
On Saturday, March 27th, 2010, the Silver Lake Adult Day Health Care Center on Temple Street was filled with the romantic melodies of the traditional Filipino haranas or serenades. PDUB Youth and Elders from The Silver Lake Adult Day Health Care Center, dressed in traditional Filipino finery, put on a spirited performance for “Celebrating Our Ancestral Tree,” a benefit for the Center for Babaylan Studies organized by Mila Anguluan-Coger.