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This Weekend with Vision Zero: Traffic Safety

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.

VALLEY PRIDE – Saturday, June 17th @ 5:00 pm. – 9:00 pm



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.

Mayor’s Gun Buyback 2017 – May 13th, 2017

Mayor’s Gun Buyback 2017

The City of Los Angeles’ anonymous Gun Buyback is an initiative led by GRYD in partnership with the LAPD.  Launched in the spring of 2009, the Gun Buyback marks the beginning of the City of Los Angeles summer violence reduction strategy.  The GRYD office aligned its outreach efforts on the Gun Buyback initiative to specifically focus its outreach to areas within the City that have the highest propensity for violence.

How It Works
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, there are two Gun Buyback locations located within the City.  In exchange for surrendering a firearm, an individual receive a gift card.

Participants drive through the collection line, firearms are inspected and classified Participants then completed a survey and received a gift card upon departure.

The amount per firearm is up to $100 for all handguns, rifles, and shotguns surrendered and up to $200 for assault weapons as classified by the State of California.

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