Friday, February 2 @ Noon
Youth, Our Greatest Tool for Sustainability
Activist, organizer, and coalition-builder Helen Samuels will discuss her experiences working with young people on collaborative cultural restoration projects, environmental justice issues, and related long-term issues. Samuels, the subject of a recent PBS profile, will display examples of recycled products.
About Helen Samuels
Helen Samuels is among a rare group of innovative and courageous social entrepreneurs who are changing the way the world views solutions to our environmental and social challenges. With dogged determination, compassionate action and hands-on grassroots organizing, Helen has spent more than 20 years inspiring and supporting at-risk youth in Mexico and the United States. Her passion particularly extends to the “4th SECTOR” - the massive and fastest growing social sector of the post-development world with over 1 billion youth who live in poverty and devastation in and around degenerating urban dwellings in Mexico and the United States. Her dedicated efforts have lead to the creation of more than 150 youth-run projects which have hence spawned an additional 500 projects themselves as they have replicated their sustainable practices through other youth networks worldwide.
The following are the URLS to a few of her projects and affiliations:
TEKIO: http://www.tekio.net (offline for renovation)
LA Earth Crew: http://www.un.org/Conferences/habitat/unchs/press/mural.htm
Peace One Day: http://www.peaceoneday.org/page/educommits
(check HOPI RUN)
Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012
Across the street from the site of the Not A Cornfield project, in a warehouse colocated at Baker Street and N. Spring Street
Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome.
Refreshments will be served.