UCLA Anderson is proud to present Impact Week, uniting students and professionals interested in using their skills and careers to drive social and environmental change. This year’s event, focusing on the theme of Purpose + Profit, brings together thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses for a multitude of opportunities, including powerful and informative workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.
Solving Challenges Through Partnerships Public-private partnerships (P3s) are delivering critical infrastructure across the country. Today partnerships are providing communities new tools and ways to address their water system challenges.
Join more than 600 public agency and water professionals this April 23 - 24 for 2 critical days on the latest modes of infrastructure delivery. The 2019 P3 Water Summit will be dedicated to P3 education and networking for utility operators, district managers, and industry leaders.
Click here to learn more.
This April, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will mark its 25th anniversary with the inaugural convening of a research-informed, cross-sector conversation about the major issues facing the Los Angeles region. The summit will focus not on problems but on solutions.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL
Because seating is limited, blocks of seats have been set aside for city officials, government entities and agencies that are involved in policymaking. Through March 29, interested organizations may reserve those seats in clusters of five by contacting:
On April 1, any seats not reserved by an organization will be opened to individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals should reserve their seats here.
Registration is scheduled to close on April 7 for all seats to the Luskin Summit.
Dealing with Disruption: From Public Transit to Public Mobility
Preparing to Thrive in a Hotter Los Angeles
Why Access to Safe, Affordable Water Is Still a Challenge in Metro Los Angeles
A Housing-Oriented Look at Understanding Rising L.A. Inequality
Census 2020 and Its Impact on Los Angeles
Can 'Decarceration' Policies Make Los Angeles Safer?
Unveiling of the 2019 Los Angeles County Quality of Life Index
Elected officials, including several mayors of L.A.-area cities
Leaders from government and business
Difference-makers in the nonprofit and philanthropic spheres
Wednesday, April 24
Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: 8:30 a.m.
Breakout Discussions: 9:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Closing Plenary Session: 11:45 a.m.
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present author Antonio Gonzalez and his new book Architects Who Built Southern California. In the early 1900s, the population of Southern California exploded, and the cities grew at such a rapid pace that builders could hardly keep up. Among those who settled in the area were ten architects looking to make their mark on the world. Claud Beelman, a man who never received a college degree, would go on to design the Elks Lodge in Los Angeles. Albert C. Martin, architect of Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater, founded a company that is still going strong over a hundred years later, and Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California, was hired by William Randolph Hearst to design the Examiner Building. Join author Antonio Gonzalez as he tells the stories of the people behind some of Southern California’s most iconic buildings.
The Architects Who Built Southern California is 10 chapters with each chapter devoted to a different architect (or architectural firm) including: Harrison Albright, John Austin, Claud Beelman, Elmer Grey, Hudson & Munsell, A. C. Martin, Meyer & Holler, Julia Morgan, Morgan Walls & Clements and Alfred F. Rosenheim.
To get your tickets, click here. (Your ticket includes a copy of the book.)
Kids are binge-watching a slew of new shows that tackle the tough topics of sexuality and relationships with refreshing candor and raunchy humor. From the animated series Big Mouth to the teen comedies Sex Education and Pen15, Common Sense praises these quirky shows for normalizing awkward, complex topics in a surprisingly sweet and relatable way.
Join us for a conversation with two of the creators behind this pop-culture phenomenon that kids relate to and adore, an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on teens' sexual attitudes and behaviors, and a pediatrician whose specialty is empowering kids and adults to talk about the trickiest of all topics: puberty.
6:30 p.m.: Casual dinner
6:45—7:15 p.m.: Teens meet and greet with Bo and Nick
7:15—8:30 p.m.: Panel discussion with Q & A
8:30 p.m.: Dessert and coffee
An Evening with Melinda Gates discussing her book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
In The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda traces her awakening to the link between women’s empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge” change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. Convinced that all women should be free to decide whether and when to have children, Melinda took her first step onto the global stage to make a stand for family planning. That step launched her into further efforts: to ensure women everywhere have access to every kind of job; to encourage men around the globe to share equally in the burdens of household work; to advocate for paid family and medical leave for everyone; to eliminate gender bias in all its forms.
Throughout, Melinda introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she’s had with women from all over the world―and shows how we can all get involved.
A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Melinda’s journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world’s foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.
Get tickets here.
Join the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for the next installment of their “Ideas Exchange” speaker series. On Saturday, April 13 at USC's Bovard Auditorium, author and former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett will appear in conversation with Times White House editor Jackie Calmes. Advance tickets are required for this event. Ticket can be purchased here.
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a keynote address as part of a two-day conference on the politics of climate change. An architect of the Paris Climate Accord, Secretary Kerry will share his experience driving global action on this issue and his vision for future progress.
This event is part of a conference (to be registered for separately) that will explore the political obstacles to dealing with climate change and what the public and private sectors can and should do to lessen its impact.
Admission is free. Reservations required. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
There are 52,765 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County. The solution: MORE HOUSING. We’re on it, join us! Coupled with supportive services, people will have homes of their own and opportunities to rebuild their lives. FlyawayHomes builds innovative affordable housing in a quarter of the time, at a quarter of the cost, compared to traditional methods. With our service provider partner The People Concern, 98% of the people housed are never homeless again.
GUEST SPEAKER: The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District Supervisor, Los Angeles County.
PARKING: Sony Pictures Animation is located at 9050 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (please make sure to use Culver City, as there is an identical address in Los Angeles a few miles away). Please note we are not located on the main Sony Studios lot. Click here for a map with directions. Everyone will have drive-ons and will be instructed to park in our underground structure.
Please bring a valid form of identification for check in at the gate.
RSVP for the event here.
Join us for a special partner event on the Los Angeles River! Las Fotos Project is hosting "Flow", an examination of the ongoing global water crisis, its connection to women and the impact on communities in Los Angeles. The student exhibit features the work of four teenage girls who combine photography, storytelling, and GIS mapping in an experimental media exhibition to illuminate the crosshatches of indigenous water practices, water policy and nature in Los Angeles.
Andrea Popoca, age 12
Celeste Umaña, age 13
Maria Romero, age 16
Xochitl Cruz, age 14
When: Opening Night is March 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closing Night is April 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This exhibit is free and open to the public! To RSVP for the opening night or closing night, click here!
Please join us for a (FREE!) private screening of The Public, followed by a panel with PATH CEO, Joel John Roberts, and Emilio Estevez.
Doors open: 7:00pm
Q&A: 9:30 p.m.
The Public is about downtown Cincinnati librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) who see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media.
This event is organized by PATH. PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) is ending homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We do this by building affordable rental homes and providing supportive services throughout California. In the last five years, PATH has helped more than 8,500 people move into permanent housing.
Register for the event here.
Join our table for a heart-warming spaghetti dinner with LAND's family of supporters and artists. Family-style spaghetti dinner by Ace Hotel's Michelin Star Chef Michael Cimarusti. Mark Hagen's Ars Moriendi will be on view for the first time in Los Angeles. An evening of Art, Fun, and Food!
LAND artist multiples, editions, publications, and merchandise available for purchase – with discounts to ticket holders!
($65 for LAND Nomadic Council)
Registration for talk by Francisca Coelho
$ 35 General admission
Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, 90012 United States + Google Map
Join leaders in the transportation planning and development community to learn how our transit system can be an equitable economic force.
What does sustainability mean to businesses, consumers and governments looking to make a way of life that is truly sustainable?
From big business to philanthropy, food production to restaurants, and transportation to technology, The Atlantic will gather stakeholders and leaders across industries to explore the makings of a sustainable world. What is and isn’t working and how can all participate in building a viable future?
Fête At Fifteen is the second annual fundraiser for Materials & Applications, celebrating fifteen years of creativity, collaboration, and community engagement! Proceeds from this year’s event will directly support M&A’s 2019 calendar of programs (which is always free and open to the public) and the launch of our new project space on Sunset Blvd!
Your Fête at Fifteen ticket features a complimentary one year membership to M&A, and so much more...
More info and tickets: materialsandapplications.org/fete2018tix
Wild Art Party is a series of rambunctious performance events aimed at providing a safe and supportive arena for diverse artists to show a new performance work while growing and strengthening the Los Angeles experimental performance audience. It is a laboratory for artists to exhibit their practice outside of more traditional arenas or institutional programs, to experiment, or show works in progress. These one night events are free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere. The audience is encouraged to dance, encounter new and surprising experiences, and explore new connections to the greater community of performative work in Los Angeles. LAND will co-present this years Wild Art Party with Wild Art Group at Blue Roof Studios.
Civicas Women’s Civic Action Network & Flowproject.la present:
A Room Where it Happens - LA: H2O from Mountains to Sea: a conversation about water issues, technological actions, and civic resources catalyzed by a discussion of LA County’s $9 billion Storm Water ballot initiative in November
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro
Join us for River LA's 8th Annual Urban Garden Party on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm as we celebrate the 51-mile Los Angeles River! We’ll be honoring two outstanding River Champions — LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP — for their extraordinary river work and support of the vision to re-imagine the Los Angeles River. Your seat at the table is waiting and we look forward to a festive night together celebrating the vibrant culture, history and beauty the river represents!
We’ve got great entertainment, food, and experiential art installations to carry us through the night at a hidden, river-adjacent venue...we can’t wait to experience it all with you!
For sponsorship and ticket information, CLICK HERE!
Culture as Catalyst: DeRay Mckesson to talk about
the quest for social justice and a better tomorrow
Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange presents DeRay Mckesson – the
internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast
Pod Save the People – for a timely conversation on culture, social
justice and politics.
The conversation will also examine the core themes of Mckesson’s first
book, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope.
Mckesson will be joined by moderator Tre’vell Anderson and
special guests for a live, no-holds-barred conversation
about inclusion, community and progress designed to
empower a new generation of leaders.
Every ticket includes a signed copy of
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM
by DeRay Mckesson
(a $25 value).
Official Bookseller: Eso Won Books
Elysian Valley (aka Frogtown) welcomes art lovers of all ages to enjoy pop-up galleries, artists’ studios, musical performances and art installations along the Los Angeles River from 4-10 p.m. on September 22, 2018. It’s all free!
Held every other year, the Eleventh Frogtown Artwalk celebrates its river community where numerous new established businesses will be joining the Frogtown Artwalk Family as official venues by hosting pop-up art exhibits, food selections, stages and performance spaces.
The week prior to Frogtown Artwalk on September 15 at 5pm, legendary local artist Leo Limon will be onsite at Evolve Project LA to paint several of his River Catz on the back wall of businesses facing the L.A. River bike path. He will fully paint two of the iconic cat faces and then stencil in others so the public can complete them during Artwalk. (Evolve Project LA,1921 Blake Ave., 90039)
NOTE: Frogtown Artwalk on September 22 is a car-free and low-impact festival with extremely limited parking.
Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, “The Daily” brings transparency to how the news is reported and explores topics of the day in depth. For its first live event in Los Angeles, show host Michael Barbaro joins national immigration reporter Caitlin Dickerson, a California native and California State University, Long Beach graduate, to discuss her groundbreaking reporting on deportation and family separations at the border. Along with “Daily” producer Annie Brown, they'll reveal how their team transforms the news into compelling listening day after day.
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - 7:30PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Onsale: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - 9:00AM PDT
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Knock Knock and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles invite you to celebrate the publication of This Is (Not) L.A. with exhibition, food, drink, and conversation between author Jen Bilik and some very special guests!
WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 6 PM to 9 PM (program starts at 7 PM)
WHERE: Natural History Museum (900 W Exposition Blvd.)
WHAT: Opportunity to explore the NHM’s newly remounted Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, wine and dine, and enjoy the evening’s program
Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, president and director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Jonathan Gold’s foreword read by Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food and “fairy godmother of the L.A. food scene”
Jen Bilik leads conversation about what most surprises us about L.A., what we’ve found to be most misunderstood, and whether L.A.’s current popularity is because the city has changed or just its reputation
Patty Rodriguez: Radio producer (On Air with Ryan Seacrest), publisher (Lil’ Libros), author, and first-generation Mexican American
Lynell George: Journalist and essayist (After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, KCET)
Alissa Walker: Urbanism editor at Curbed, journalist, and public transportation activist
Ed Leibowitz: Veteran magazine writer (LA Magazine, The Atlantic, Smithsonian) and PEN USA journalism award recipient
470 square miles. Nearly 4 million people. $1.2 billion to house the homeless. The 2028 Olympics. And 1 Chief Design Officer. No pressure.
Earlier this year, Mayor Garcetti lured away long-time Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne to become the City’s first Chief Design Officer. Which means what exactly? Well, it’s been almost six months, so it’s time to find out. On September 20, ULI-LA is pleased to host a Meet and Greet Event with Christopher Hawthorne to hear about how his new role is unfolding, and where he thinks he’ll be contributing to our urban fabric in the years ahead. Mr. Hawthorne will also discuss with us how it feels to go from being the observer to becoming the observed.
We will be hearing from Mr. Hawthorne at the cool and attractive new offices of Jerde, a perfectly appropriate mix of the old and the new, particularly for this speaker. Located right in the heart of downtown, if you have not seen this space, it is reason enough to attend.
- Private: $45 (Non-Member $60)
- Public/Nonprofit: $35 (Non-Member $60)
- Young Leaders: $35 (Non-Member $60)
- Student: $25 (Non-Member $35)
Please note that registration increases $10 after September 18 and refunds will not be processed. To register, click “Register Now” below. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
This downtown location is easily accessible by both Metro rail and bus. Please check your options here. Parking in the building is available before 6pm for a rate of $3.30 per 15 minutes with a $35 maximum. For additional parking options, visit Best Parking.
Whether you are an early career designer looking for tools that lead to a successful career, a firm partner interested in raising your office’s profile, or an established mid-career architect ready to move forward, Powerful V, the WiA AIA|LA’s conference dedicated to equity, provides support.
More Powerful? Yes.
Since the AIA|LA established the conference in 2015, we’ve seen the profile of women rise. Not just in our profession, but in others. Led by the WIA AIA|LA committee, Powerful V taps into this wave.
In 2018, the committee adds compelling global figures from multiple disciplines to Powerful’s dynamic programming mix of: internationally-acclaimed architectural leaders, break-out sessions tailored to individual interests, informative panels, and tool kits for success.
Is there more to Powerful V? Yes.
Here are just a few of the exciting speakers you’ll hear in 2018, all for a price that’s less than a hotel room for an out-of-town-conference:
+ Elaine Molinar, AIA – Partner, Managing Director, Snøhetta (Keynote)
+ Maria Smith – Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
+ Trina Turk – Fashion Designer, Founder of the lifestyle brand Trina Turk
+ Sharon Tal Yguado – Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios
+ California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (43rd District/Glendale) (Keynote)
+ To lead an unconscious bias workshop with guided interactive components that transfer to real-world hiring practices (and wins):
Candice Gottlieb-Clark – President, Dynamic Team Solutions and Belinda Morris – Founder & President, Peoplescape Consulting Group
+ Over 22 Lunchtime Breakout Discussion Sessions
Don’t miss out on this inspirational event that draws sell-out crowds. Attend, learn, meet, and leave with actionable information and a larger support system.
Be more Powerful.
FoLAR’s Noche del Río Gala brings together the movers and shakers in the River Movement for a special night at the LA River Center and Gardens. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and original program convening community and local leaders in the restoration effort.
DATE: 13 September 2018 TIME: 6 – 10 PM
LOCATION: LA River Center & Gardens, 570 W. Ave. 26, Los Angeles
TICKETS: $250 – FoLAR members enjoy a 10% discount
Join the Los Angeles Music and Art School as we celebrate our 21st annual Stars for the Arts Benefit Dinner and Concert hosted at the elegant York Manor in Highland Park.
Enjoy an outdoor cocktail reception with live performances by the LAMusArt Jazz Ensemble and place your bids on coveted luxury items at the silent auction in support of arts education programs.
The reception will be followed by a three-course dinner and drinks, along with a retrospective of the year’s amazing accomplishments featuring our special guest, acclaimed opera Soprano, Esther Rayo. Live performances by the LAMusArt Choir and Miss Rayo will accompany you as you wine and dine.
All proceeds will support and maintain access to high quality arts education programs for youngsters in East Los Angeles.
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner Program
LAMusArt is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youngsters by providing them with the resources for a high quality arts education.
We aim to provide opportunities for underserved students in East Los Angeles and its surrounding communities, regardless of race, gender, aptitude, or socio-economic status, to engage in and have access to multidisciplinary and sequential low-cost and/or no-cost arts education programs.
Last year, LAMusArt provided 25,247 arts lessons and served over 565 students each week. LAMusArt also employed 31 Teaching Artists to inspire the next generation of leaders.
LAMusArt is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID#95-6001948
On the heels of the 2018 United State of Women Summit, USOW is convening communities across the country and equipping women with the tools they need to keep fighting for gender equity. And we’re coming to New Mexico next! Join us at the Galvanize Program in Albuquerque on September 8th for a day of connecting with local allies, learning about the work being done in New Mexico and across the country, and training breakouts based on how you want to make an impact, including:
Getting Into Public Service
Leadership, powered by Courtney A. Seard
Entrepreneurship, powered by BRAVA Investments
The day begins with a high-energy mainstage session where participants will hear from local and national leaders and includes and attendees will be able to network with organizations and individuals making an impact in different areas of gender equality.
The cost to attend the Galvanize Program is $50 and a scholarship application is available. Attendees are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
Now celebrating its fifth year, Small Talk | Big Change is where a new generation of change-makers comes to connect around our progressive values, celebrate the storytellers and visionaries who share those values with the world, and learn more about the ways we can create positive, empowering, and lasting change for LA’s most vulnerable working families.
HONORING ALANA MAYO
Head of Production and Development, Outlier Society Productions
HOSTED BY JOSH HALLOWAY
Writer, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 7, 7:30PM
WHERE: 2234 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
PRICE: Individual Tickets: $80
Sponsorships: $500 - $5,000
(see options below)
RSVP DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2018
PRO/CON at The Pier, part of the Arthur N. Rupe Debate Series in LA, is back for its third year. Organized by ProCon.org and the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, these free public events take place Mondays in August at the historic Santa Monica Pier. The nonpartisan series features experts from both sides of hot issues, along with a neutral moderator, debating and reinvigorating the art of critical thinking as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.
IMMIGRATION: Abolish ICE?
PRO: Chris Newman, JD, Legal Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
CON: Andrew Arthur, JD, Former Immigration Judge; Former Acting Chief of the INS National Security Law Division
Moderator: Dawn Nakagawa, MBA, Executive Vice President, The Berggruen Institute
VIP Reception Tickets
Each week kicks off at 5:30 pm with a Civic Engagement Fair with interactive activities and music. Activity stations include:
- Voting on the topic (hosted by ProCon.org)
- Voter registration (hosted by League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and California Secretary of State)
- Soapbox speeches (hosted by Action Civics LA)
- Writing your elected officials (hosted by The Constituents LA)
- A pop-up library (hosted by the Santa Monica Public Library)
- Live DJ spinning tracks around each week's theme
The debate goes from 6:30-7:30 pm. A visual stenographer creates art as the debate unfolds. After each debate, a ticketed VIP reception at the adjacent Mariasol restaurant takes places where speakers and sponsors forget their differences and celebrate what they have in common, over margaritas.
Anyone interested can RSVP on Facebook or just show up. For those who cannot attend in person, ProCon.org plans to livestream via Facebook Live and post the debates on its YouTube channel.
Study Hall LA – second in a series of conferences around sustainable literacy in collaboration with MIT Media Lab, G-Star RAW & Ace Hotel. The themes that will be explored, as part of this critically-acclaimed conference series, are: Circularity, Denim, & Human Rights.
This event is powered by: Fair Trade USA, Fashion Revolution USA, Eileen Fisher, G-Star RAW, Soorty, Chronicles & Better Kinds, Not Just A Label (NJAL), and Remode.
Study Hall in collaboration with MIT Media Lab, G-Star Raw & Ace Hotel
Location: Ace Hotel, Theatre, Los Angeles
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time: 1PM - 5PM + Cocktails
Study Hall: Circularity, Denim & Human Rights – August, 26 2018 // Schedule:
This event is hosted by Stefan Siegel, Founder of Not Just a Label, advocating and championing emerging designers in one of the largest networks of independent creators online.
Opening Keynote by Standing Rock Founder, Ladonna Brave Bull Allard. Water is life.
A powerful pep talk for the industry to pay attention to Mother Earth’s most valuable resource: Water. Study Hall is the most inclusive and diverse conference in the industry raising the voices of Native American Women Leaders and inspire the industry with sustainable wisdom.
Colonialism, Human Rights, & Supply Chain, a panel discussion addressing colonialism and supply chain issues in the Fashion Industry. This panel will address the following questions: What are the current challenges to human rights in the fashion industry? How can we implement better human rights practices in the supply chain? What is the role of Blockchain in upgrading the supply chain to embrace human rights?
Debate: Broken System: who is responsible?
In this debate we address the elephant in the room: the broken system and the environmental weight we carry on our shoulders as consumers, as governments and as companies. How can we really affect change?
Speakers: Frouke Bruinsma (Corporate Responsibility Director, G-Star RAW), Jennifer Gilbert (CMO, I:CO), Danielle Nkojo (Sustainability Analyst, Department of Energy & Environment), moderated by Whitney Bauck (Assistant Editor, Fashionista)
Circularity: The Future is Here — Ignite Talks by:
The New Denim Project
The Library: Sustainable Standard (Céline Semaan)
Eileen Fisher (Shona Quinn, Sustainability Director)
Soorty (Ebru Debbag)
Everybody World (Iris Alonzo)
G-Star RAW (Adriana Galijasevic)
Clear Solutions Can Exist Only When Embracing Both: Diversity & Inclusion
Amber Valletta (Supermodel and Sustainability Advocate), Pashon Murray (Founder, Detroit Dirt), Patricia Ermecheo (Founder, Osomtex), Claire Bergkamp (Head of Sustainability at Stella McCartney), Moderated by: Stacy London (Stylist and TV Personality)
Cocktails & Screening
About THE LIBRARY™: The Library is a sustainable literacy fashion label running an education initiative: Study Hall in collaboration with MIT Media Lab. Its mission is to foster meaningful collaborations within the Fashion industry to gear its efforts towards a sustainable future.
About the MIT Media Lab:The Media Lab opened the doors to its I.M. Pei-designed Wiesner Building in 1985, and in its first decade was at the vanguard of the technology that enabled the digital revolution and enhanced human expression: innovative research ranging from cognition and learning, to electronic music, to holography. In its second decade, the Lab literally took computing out of the box, embedding the bits of the digital realm with the atoms of our physical world. This led to expanded research in wearable computing, wireless “viral” communications, machines with common sense, new forms of artistic expression, and innovative approaches to how children learn. Now, in its fourth decade, the Media Lab continues to check traditional disciplines at the door. Product designers, nanotechnologists, data-visualization experts, industry researchers, and pioneers of computer interfaces work side by side to invent—and reinvent—how humans experience, and can be aided by, technology.
About the MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow Program:The Media Lab's Director’s Fellows program is a growing global network that connects the innovation and creativity of the MIT Media Lab with a broad array of leaders to catalyze thought partnership and concrete collaborations. Its goal is to expand the diversity, reach, and impact of the Media Lab and the Director’s Fellows themselves in deploying cutting edge technology, ideas, and innovation to tackle key global challenges. It also helps to shape the perspectives and experience of stakeholders throughout the network, strengthening their capacity to serve and to lead.
About G-Star RAW: Founded in 1989, G-Star RAW remains driven by the philosophy of “Just the Product”. With this dedication to quality and progress, the brand represents the forefront of the denim industry, producing pioneering styles and challenging industry standards. Innovation and sustainability are at the core of the G-Star DNA and the brand is committed to lead by example and develop sustainable solutions for the future of fashion.
About ACE HOTEL: Ace Hotel reimagines urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the history and geography of the buildings we inhabit, and let these guide us to someplace fresh and familiar. Ace is the low card and the high card.
About The Theatre at Ace Hotel
The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is Ace's loving re-animation of the historic United Artists Theater. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio founded by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, The Theatre stands as a monument to a group of seminal American artists — modern iconoclasts striking out on their own. Ace’s restoration of this majestic space serves as a singular stage for art, film, dance and creative celebration in the heart of the Broadway Theater District’s vibrant modern renaissance. View all upcoming events at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA at theatre.acehotel.com.
About the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals: In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.
Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.
Full schedule will be available soon!
SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH | 3:00 PM
In his large-scale and collaborative public works for which he is internationally known, artist JRemphasizes the humanizing power of art, centering the stories of common people in the public sphere. By providing his subjects with the means to represent themselves accurately, and allowing their own perspectives to take precedence, his photographic portraits of individuals pasted on walls serve to transcend physical, cultural, and economic barriers. Ellis, JR’s 2015 short film starring Robert De Niro and written by Eric Roth, presents a meditation on immigration in America from its early days to the present. Derived from JR’s 2014 UNFRAMED Ellis Island project, pasted photos of immigrants from around the world cover the walls of a bleak Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, as a traveler contemplates the sacrifice, struggle, and promise of seeking refuge on American shores and defining this foundation of the American identity. By JR. Courtesy JR. 14 Minutes.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY | 3:30 PM
In Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012), director Alison Klayman shows the notorious artist as he navigates his global platform, and the challenges that it brings. With the internet and social media as his megaphone, as well as a rebellious public persona that receives global attention, Ai Weiwei strives to give voice to the struggle for freedom that many face around the world. By defying the expectations and standards of the government that presides over him, he stretches the possibilities and provides a model of expression for those in pursuit of their own voices. By Alison Klayman. Courtesy IFC Films. 91 Minutes.
Featuring artworks by Leonora Carrington, Enrique Climent, Mathias Goeritz, Robert Graham, Kcho, and Henry Moore
EVENT IS FREE. REFRESHMENTS AND POPCORN WILL BE SERVED.
1419 EAST ADAMS BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90011