How is it September Already?
This month I secured a partnership between SELAH and the Echo Park Trash Club (EPTC). The EPTC has been leading community pickups across Echo Park for a year now, filling the gaps where the city is struggling to manage waste. This incredible group of volunteers are providing such a necessary service, and with the encampment familiarity of SELAH's outreach team, together we can ensure healthier and cleaner spaces for both housed and unhoused Angelenos.
On July 18, a reading of The Peace of Home by Mildred Inez Lewis aired on YouTube as part of the Road Theatre Company's 2021 Summer Playwrights Festival. I'm so honored to be a part of this one-act, directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, set amid the pandemic, that depicts an interracial couple grappling to understand each other's points of view on their seven-week anniversary.
I am ecstatic to have been admitted into USC Price School of Public Policy's Master of Public Administration program. This is a dream achievement of mine. Classes begin in August, and this degree will work in good conjunction with my service on the Echo Park Neighborhood Council.
SELAH Neighborhood Homelessness Coalition promoted me to the position of Organizer for 2021. I now sit on SELAH's Engagement Committee and have more resources to access in service of Echo Park's houseless.