From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton:
I want to say thank you to Delano Park for allowing me to host the first annual softball game at their location.
Many thanks goes out to the awesome Van Nuys Police Department and all of the sponsors which was the NAACP in San Fernando Valley, The Game, mayor Eric Garcetti, my always faithful and willing to help Assemblymember Adrian Nazarian, Angie, Brian, NCADD in San Fernando Valley, Access your Success Wells Fargo, crab planet, Monique J, Sultry Erotic Goddess, Pride Auto Body and a host of others (sorry if I left anyone out).
But my main thanks goes out to the Van Nuys Community which showed up and showed out in a positive way. There were so many people that came out to support this positive event. Many thanks to the players from the police department and the community.
I’ll try my best to keep putting on positive events so people will be able to see that Van Nuys is a proud, loving, caring and respectful Community.
It really wasn’t about the score who won. Technically, we all won. The police gain new friends in the community and the community gain new friends within the police.
If this game change the negative thoughts that one person might have had about the police. Then, that’s a win in itself.
Thanks again Van Nuys,
I love you.
Pictures from the Event:
This Weekend with Vision Zero: Traffic Safety
This weekend, Vision Zero will hold three community based traffic safety campaigns: Temple Street Slow Jams, Figueroa Trees of Life, and Sankofa of the Shaw.
Temple Street Slow Jams
This event is being hosted by LA Walks, Pilipino Workers Center, Gabba Gallery, and Public Matters.
Figueroa Trees of Life
Visit North Figueroa St. safety campaign titled “Trees of Life.” The event is being hosted by organizations Ave. 50 Studio and LANI. The day’s activities include creating tributes to traffic violence victims, poetry, and community testimonials from those affected by traffic violence.
Sankofa of the Shaw
Visit Leimert Park Village Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks where Crenshaw Street safety activation “Sankofa for the ‘Shaw” will have a Mobility Justice and Artmaking workshop.
JOIN US FOR
AN LGBTQ RESOURCE FAIR & CONCERT
Please join us as we recognize National LGBT Pride Month at “Valley Pride,” with a resource fair, call to action and concert featuring DJ Les Ortiz, Sister Mantos, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles and many others! We will have resources for individuals and families. Come enjoy a family-friendly Valley Pride celebration at Van Nuys City Hall with us on June 17th. Find out more and RSVP at my website.
LGBTQ people are our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, and live in every neighborhood and every community in Los Angeles. It is important that we celebrate our diversity, here in the San Fernando Valley. Family is the most important thing to me, and at this resource fair we’ll provide contacts and information to families to support their LGBTQ family members, friends, sons and daughters.
We’ll have a diverse set of musicians and entertainers that are kid friendly – so bring the whole family down to enjoy a fun evening outdoors at Van Nuys City Hall.There’ll be something for everyone at our Valley Pride event.