People’s Community Organization
for Reform and Empowerment
Contact: Seth Salonga
April 15, 2010
“Earth Day at the Park” on April 22 at Carson’s Dolphin Park
Carson - - The Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC) will hold their Annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2010 from 3;30 PM to 6;30 at the Carson Dolphin Park at 21205 Water St. Carson, CA 90745
The “Earth Day At The Park” celebration has been an annual event of the Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC). It consists of other environmental justice organizations, community members, professionals, ethnic organizations, faith-based groups, and youth clubs, established by People’s CORE in the South Bay in 2003. Some goals of the Earth celebrations is to educate community members on ways to be more environmentally friendly and promote environmental justice advocacy.
There is a real concern with air quality in regards to the cities located in the South Bay, particularly Carson and her surrounding communities. There has been a rise in the number of people suffering from repertory illnesses, such as asthma, in L.A. County alone. The EJNSC works to improve these community’s environmental health. Invited speakers for the Earth Day are Assemblyman Warren Furutani of the 55th District, and Mayor Jim Dear of Carson.
There will be performances of different artists, speakers, and Earth Day activities that promote healthier living. Some of the performers include a spoken word act by Long Beach City Mayoral Candidate, Stevie Merino and acoustic musical sets from local South Bay artists.
Endorsing organizations are People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE), Echo Park Community Council (EPCC), Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP), Philippine Action Group for the Environment (PAGE), Del Amo Action Committee (DACC), Communities For A Safe Environment (CFASE), Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Youth Family School and Community – Partnership In Action (YFSC-PIA), Build A Bear Workshop’s Green Team, and as well as the City of Carson’s very own Dolphin Park.
There will be plenty of earth friendly giveaways, raffle prizes, games, and activities for the whole family.
For more information please contact Seth Salonga at (213)241-0995 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (213)241-0995 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org