22 & 23, 2006
Festival, an environmental hemispheric event, connects the
indigenous cultural heritage of the Americans, with the urban
mecca diversity, Los Angeles California. A one of a kind event,
the festival provides a cross-cultural nesting environment
where families join in a two-day celebration of cultural,
education, entertainment, and fun. The festival brings universal
balance with all cultures through the celebration of Mother
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Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Be a part of the first Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra
in Los Angeles and join the growing number of activists who
are creating a Latino urban-greening agenda within the environmental
On April 22, 2006, in celebration of Earth Day, three earth-friendly,
low emission buses filled with community leaders, activists,
artists/celebrities, and elected officials will visit four
sites, uniting with each respective community in support
of their efforts to clean and green their environment. Students
from urban Los Angeles will also participate in the Earth
Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra, expressing their “good
will and solidarity” with their neighbors by participating
in planting ceremonies and clean-up activities.
The Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra will depart from
the Chiparaki Cultural Center (1635 N. Spring St. L.A.) at
9:30am and return at 4:15pm. For more information call (323)
222-2217 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first stop of the Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra
will be Mac Arthur Park in metropolitan Los Angeles where
community activist will celebrate their first Earth Day by
conducting activities that draw attention to the community
health/environmental needs of this community.
At MacArthur Park, the Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra
will be joined by a bus carrying the Anahauk Youth Soccer
Association from Taylor Yards, after they conclude a clean-up
at the Los Angeles River earlier in the morning.
The Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra will next travel
to Ford Park where the City of Bell Gardens is hosting its
second annual Earth Day Festival. This site was selected
because of the recent efforts in establishing a new Commission
on the Environment of the City of Bell Gardens.
One of the most exciting stops on the Earth Caravan/Caravana
de la Tierra tour is the urban garden of the South Central
Farmers, the largest urban farm in the United States. The
Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra participants will be
given a personal tour of the 14-acre farm where they will
learn about traditional indigenous/mesoamerican crops tended
by the 350 tenant-families.
The Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra tour will culminate
at the “under construction” Chiparaki Cultural
Center across the street from the Los Angeles State Historic
Park where the annual ECOMaya Earth Day celebration will
The Chiparaki Cultural Center, located in the second oldest
industrial building of down town Los Angeles, will be the
back-drop of a special live radio broadcast of “Strategy
Session” hosted by Antonio Gonzalez on KPFK radio (90.7
The goal of the Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra is
to raise awareness within the Latino community on the importance
of protecting the environment. It will also support events
performing important tasks such as park clean-ups and environmental
education. The Earth Caravan/Caravana de la Tierra will unite
communities from Los Angeles County participating in Earth
Day events specifically youth from different neighborhoods
will be brought together in an attempt to promote understanding
and solidarity among them.
WCVI BUS ITINERARY DETAILS
9:30 AM DEPARTURE : Chiparaki CulturalCenter.
1635 N. Spring St, Los Angeles.
(entry by Cornfield on Baker St.)
1) McArthur Park, Organized Communities for a Better Environment.
Wilshire Blvd./Alvarado Ave. LA. from 10:30 to 11:30 a..m.
2) Ford Park: City of Bell Gradens
7800 Scout Ave. Bell Gardens, from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m.
3) South Central Farmers
Long Beach Ave /41st St. LA, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m
4:15 PM ARRIVAL at Chiparaki (Departure point)
Chiparaki Center: KPFK and WCVI Reception from 4:30 to 6:00
Strategy Session Live Broadcast from 6:00 – 8:00
LA State Historic Park: Eco Maya Festival from 4:30 to 10:
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