We’re sharing some of our most powerful content from WE RISE 2019. Hear from survivors of attempted suicides and those impacted by suicide as they open up about their experiences. This discussion features Torri Shack, founder of Tangible Movement; artist Miguel; conductor Christopher Rountree; storyteller Kevin Hines and suicide prevention specialist Stan Collins.
Check out our YouTube page for this and other content from years past.
WE RISE 2020: Virtual May is a month-long spotlight on wellbeing and healing through art, music and creative expression to help the entire Los Angeles County community. We are stronger together. And, together, we are building a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging, connection, meaning and purpose. This is a safe space where all are welcome.
All events are virtual, free and open to everyone. Explore the May line-up and mark your calendar with your favorites. A few of our special workshops require an RSVP. For everything else, simply log on to your preferred platform at the event’s start time. We’ll be live-streaming on our social media platforms via Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Twitch. Additional details about how to join each event are provided in the daily listings below.
Last year, the L.A. County Department of Children and Family services received close to 700 referrals from people in our community to report allegations of sex trafficking of a child or youth under the age of 18 years old. Though it is hard to believe, Los Angeles County is considered by the FBI to be one of the top areas in the nation where the sex trafficking of minors is a problem plaguing our society.
We invite community members to join us on October 23rd for a free training on “The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Raising Awareness and Building a Trauma-Responsive Community of Caregivers”. This free training will explain how any youth can easily fall prey to exploiters, show participants how to identify an at-risk or victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and share, through interactive and fun activities, how to apply a trauma-responsive approach to support victims towards healing and recovery. This event will also provide information on the various ways the community can support the needs of youth that have been impacted by sex trafficking
We will also be celebrating and honoring foster caregivers by highlighting the incredible support and commitment that our caregivers give to L.A. County’s most vulnerable youth. Our day together will give us the honor and pleasure to express our gratitude to our everyday heroes that bring hope to children, youth, and families.
This free event will include:
- A hosted Breakfast and Lunch. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. and the training begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
- Special Recognition Awards in honor of Foster Caregivers
- 3 training credits available for eligible caregivers
- Resource Tables
Via Event Brite: https://hope4csec.eventbrite.com
By phone: Call Remee Austria (213) 765-7427. Please leave your first name, last name, agency affiliation (if applicable), phone number, and
La Parkinson’s Foundation invita a personas con Parkinson, sus familiares y profesionales de salud a acompañarnos en el evento “Hacia adelante: Navegando el mar del Parkinson” y a disfrutar de un día lleno de aprendizaje, diversión, comida y música en vivo. Esta conferencia gratuita será totalmente en español y tendrá lugar el 19 de octubre en Norwalk, Los Angeles. Los temas incluyen mantenerse motivado y activo, opciones de tratamiento para la EP, ejercicio, acceso a servicios de atención médica y ayudar a controlar de síntomas.
Girls ages 11 to 18 across Los Angeles County are invited to attend the I Matter: Girls Empowerment Conference hosted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. In its fourth year, the free event provides an inspirational day that encourages girls to turn up the volume on their own voices and believe in a life of possibilities by building their confidence, exploring pathways to college, and thinking about their career goals. The event offers interactive workshops, powerful speakers, networking, and exciting lunch activities. This year’s workshops include topics such as Building Confidence through Hip-Hop, Financial Literacy, and Cyber Bullying.
Originally started in 2015 as an empowering luncheon for 75 girls, the event has grown substantially to an inspirational conference that hosts hundreds of girls each year. This year, leaders are hoping for 1,000 girls to be in attendance.
RSVP by September 27th
Thursday October 3rd, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:30am
Airtel Plaza Hotel Gulfstream Ballroom
7277 Valjean Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Monday September 16th, 2019 | 9:30AM-12:00PM
Wednesday August 21st, 2019 | 9:30AM-12:00PM
Monday August 12th, 2019 | 11:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday August 1st, 2019 | 9:30AM-12:00PM
Over the last year, House Democrats have been working hard to ensure the American people have access to affordable, quality healthcare. As a member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, my colleagues and I have introduced, marked up and passed countless pieces of legislation that put the health and livelihoods of the American people first.
I invite older adults in the 44th Congressional District to join me for my Annual Senior Briefing and Health Fair to tell you more about my work in Congress to improve health care delivery. Various organizations will also be offering free services for those who wish to take preventative measures and screenings to improve their long term health.
Don't miss out the opportunity to win raffle prizes, explore services and talk to my caseworkers and I on how we can better assist you.
If you have any additional questions or would like to RSVP, please call our office at 310-831-1799.
I hope to see you there!
Nanette Diaz Barragán
U.S. Representative for California's 44th District
Friday August 9th, 2019 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
Carson Community Center
801 E Carson St
Carson CA 90745