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.