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.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Tamayo Restaurant, Art Gallery & T-Bar
5300 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Board Of Directors Reception 9:00-10:00 PM
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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
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.
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
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!