November 4, 2011
Hailing from the Northwest, Kyle is our technical/media guru. He has facilitated this post: no one is better, no one could be better. Thanks Kyle. Let the following be a testament to the consanguineous atmosphere at the Office of Community Engagement. We all get along, and get along well. This is Peter’s transmission. I’d like to retell the success we had with our first Social Justice trip to the Great Wall of Los Angeles. We worked with SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) to organize the trip: Pete Galindo, our tour guide, was excellent, congenial, and informative. We had a great turn out with fifteen students and, of course, our boss, the admirable Ella Turenne. The tour lasted roughly two hours, as we toured about a half-mile of wonderful public murals. On that note, we are planning our second social justice trip: as of now, its set for 15 November. We will be going to Plaza de la Raza, a convergence point for latino artists, families, and performers. We’re hoping to work with the kids at Plaza, either setting up a program for them, or collaborating with them to create a great day. Come in. Stop by. Office of Community Engagement. Johnson Student Center. Next to OSL. You won’t regret it.