Northeast Neighbors for Peace and Justice present:
Local Stream Restoration Night!
premiering a new film featuring our own Northeast LA neighborhoods and community
Stream Spirit Rising: Daylighting the North Branch (2005, 12 min.) with special guests:
David Gottlieb, filmmaker
Jessica Hall, Northeast Trees
Aire Celeste Norell, poet
In Highland Park, the North Branch creek used to connect springs, hills and meadows to the Arroyo Seco, providing a home for fish, amphibians, birds, and small mammals, as well as places for children to play. Today the stream is a storm drain. But a small stretch of the North Branch could be brought back to life.
“In many ways these streams are a metaphor for the way we have ‘buried’ our connection with nature”, says Jessica Hall of Northeast Trees. “Daylighting these streams restores not only the streams natural ecological processes, but in many urban neighborhoods it can restore a sense of place and the natural importance of water even in the most urban settings.” Jessica will give us an update and answer questions about what the next steps are.
In keeping with the creative flavor of Stream Spirit Rising we will also have local poet Aire Celeste Norell as a guest, reading environmental poetry. She calls herself "a compassionate warrior for peace toward all living things", and recently edited the anthology Cracked Pavement & Plastic Trees: Our Gifts To Future Generations.
Northeast Neighbors for Peace and Justice Video/Potlucks almost every Friday, Gather about 8:00, movie starts about 8:30, bring food or drink to share if you can.
Flor y Canto Community Space & Bookstore, 3706 N. Figueroa, in Highland Park between Marmion Way and Ave. 37, 3 blocks from Gold Line Heritage Square Station (323)276-1148