Fighting For Life 2016 Celebration of Martha Dina Argüello and Martha Matsuoka

 Received by email from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

 

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) would like to cordially invite you to our Fighting for Life Celebration, a special event celebrating the powerful leadership of Martha Dina Argüello and Martha Matsuoka in our movements.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tamayo Restaurant, Art Gallery & T-Bar

5300 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Reception 7:00-9:00PM

Board Of Directors Reception 9:00-10:00 PM

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://eycej.nationbuilder.com/fighting_for_life_2016

Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities (below)

 

Las Marthas have been essential contributors to cornerstone efforts in the movements we find ourselves continuing to build today. Movements that bring race, gender, economics, toxics, goods movement, land use, government and industry accountability, health, and academia together are stronger today because of the well known and behind the scenes work of Las Marthas. They have long histories in the movement and are critical to the continuing success of EYCEJ, and many other spaces.  We hope you will join us in honoring their stories and contributing to making our visions of justice realities in the present and in the future.

FaceBook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711883215760676/

Please contact Zully Juarez for more information: 323.263.2113 or FightingForLife@eycej.org

Martha Dina Argüello

Martha Dina Argüello

For almost 40 years, Martha has been involved in social, health and environmental justice movements in Los Angeles. She joined PSR-LA in 1998 to launch their environmental health programs, and became Executive Director in November 2007. She is a leader in California’s environmental health and justice movement, and has expertise in environmental health, and has worked on policy issues related to climate change, pesticides and toxic chemicals. She serves as the chair of the steering committees for Californians for Pesticide Reform and Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy.  She is part of the South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities and co- founded the Los Angeles County Asthma Coalition and the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice. In 2006 and 2013 she was appointed to the California Air Resources Board’s Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee.  Martha  committed to making the credible voice of physicians a powerful instrument for promoting social and environmental justice.

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Martha Matsuoka

Martha Matsuoka is Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Executive Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. Her teaching focuses on environmental justice, community organizing, urban policy, environmental movement history, and community-based research. Her research focuses how community-based organizations organize to influence policy and planning and currently focuses on ports and freight transportation. This work is anchored and inspired by the Moving Forward Network, a nationwide network established to transform the system of ports and freight transportation to improve public health, labor conditions, and environmental justice. She has served on many boards, including the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (past Chair), Human Impact Partners, and APEN. She is a member of the Switzer Foundation Fellowship Network. Martha received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA, a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley, and an A.B. from Occidental College.

Fighting for Life Celebration Sponsorship

In addition to attending East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice Fighting for Life Celebration, we invite you to sponsor our special event celebrating the powerful leadership of Martha Dina Argüello and Martha Matsuoka in our movements. Your contributions will in turn, support our programs, projects, and campaigns! Sponsorship Opportunities Include:

Fighting For Life Champion- $10,000

Community Health Guardian- $8,000

Seeds of Change Cultivator- $5,000

Base Builder- $2,500

Group Gold Sponsor- $950

Group Sponsor-$650

For full details on Sponsorship Levels click here: Fighting For Life Sponsorship

Fighting for Life 2016 Advertising Opportunities

We invite you to purchase an advertisement to display in our programming for our special event celebrating the powerful leadership of Martha Dina Argüello and Martha Matsuoka in our movements.

Purchase an Advertisement here: Fighting For Life Advertisement

Your contributions will in turn, support our programs, projects, and campaigns!