Please join us during our Winter Hackathon on Sunday, December 8th for THINK GREEN: the panel discussion for Civic-Hackers, Community Activists, and Public Allies Alumni on current Environmental, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice data-driven projects in Los Angeles. Our goal is to spark conversation between Angelenos committed to find innovative solutions for our current environmental issues.
The panel will feature Clare Fox, Policy & Innovations Director for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC) and Omar Brownson, Executive Director of LA River Revitalization Corporation -- moderated by Luis Sierra Campos, former Hack For LA winner and co-founder of the White House-recognized hack Urbanfruit.ly.
Date: December 8th
Location: Variety Boys and Girls Club Community Room - Boyle Heights, 2530 Cincinnati Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90033
Please RSVP for the panel here - select "Nontechnical" if you will only be attending the panel. And please stay for our Hackathon judging session after the panel!
Clare Fox is the Policy and Innovations Director for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), an independent non-profit created by the City of Los Angeles. She collaborates closely with a large network of food advocates, government representatives and businesses to catalyze projects and build leadership capacity for a sustainable and equitable food system. Her policy advocacy focuses on urban agriculture, street food vending, and community economic development that creates equitable access to healthy food and promotes social justice. In this work, Clare runs business and leadership trainings and provides one-on-one consulting for neighborhood markets in low-income communities across the city who desire to sell more fresh and healthy food, and she project manages several corner store "conversion" projects. Previously, Clare worked with a wide range of community, environmental and labor organizations as a research, strategic planning and facilitation consultant, including projects for the UCLA Labor Center, the Los Angeles Community Garden Council and Green for All. For several years, Clare produced and taught radio production to young people throughout Los Angeles and the U.S. for Youth Radio and National Public Radio. Clare has a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in urban planning from UCLA. All her work is informed by over a decade participating in grassroots movements for social and racial justice.
Omar Brownson is the Executive Director of The LA River Revitalization Corporation, an independent non-profit organization focused in revitalizing the Los Angeles River. Omar leads the organizations strategic vision, and oversees operations. His job involves building a broad coalition of businesses, community and civic leaders, and environmentalists to champion the LA River Greenway. He's been described as having the heart of an activist and the mind of a capitalist. Omar's entrepreneurial spirit is rooted in private enterprise, private equity investment in mission-driven real estate, and sustainable project finance. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of California Davis and a joint-Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from the Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Design. Omar is a proud Public Allies Alum Class of 97' and most recently a recipient of the Stanton Fellowship by the Durfee Foundation (2014-15).
Luis Sierra Campos is Public Allies Los Angeles alum Class 01, Social Entrepreneur, and Co-founder of Urbanfruit.ly - the mobile app and website platform where urban farmers can exchange their excess harvest through a peer-to-peer network. The mobile app and website platform allows Los Angeles urban farmers the ability to diversify their fresh food surplus; reduce fresh food waste; and build an online bartering community. Urbanfruit.ly was developed in Hack For LA's 1st hackathon this past summer.