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    Sotomayor High School x 
Ed P. Reyes River Greenway

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    Join us for the culmination of Sotomayor High School students’ year-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the Ed P. Reyes River Greenway. For the past year, Clockshop has collaborated with Sotomayor on a multidisciplinary curriculum centering on the nearby Ed P. Reyes River Greenway. After considering the Greenway’s reality and potential through the lenses of history, agriscience, math, and art, the students have developed various proposals for the Greenway’s future. On May 2, students will host the public in an open-house format to celebrate the publication of their proposal. Drop in for activities, presentations, and conversations about their vision for the Greenway’s future.


    Student Showcase Celebration
    May 2, 2024
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ed P. Reyes River Greenway
    N Ave 19 & Humboldt St, Los Angeles, CA 90031


    ABOUT THE GREENWAY

    The Ed P. Reyes River Greenway treats runoff water from an area spanning 135 acres, filtering 50,000 cubic feet of water from surrounding businesses, homes, and streets before entering the Los Angeles River. Managed by the LA Bureau of Sanitation, the Greenway functions as a stormwater treatment facility, but is also a much needed open green space in a highly industrial community.


    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    This event is part of Clockshop’s Take Me to Your River: A Cultural Atlas of the LA River.  
    Take Me to Your River is a three-year collective history and cultural mapping project aimed at retelling an inclusive history of the Northeast LA neighborhoods that surround the Los Angeles River (Elysian Valley, Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Glassell Park).


    SPEAKERS
    Ed P. Reyes
    Born and raised in Cypress Park, Ed P. Reyes grew up witnessing the effects of governmental neglect and poor urban planning. Motivated to bring change to his community, Ed went on to study English and Urban Planning at UCLA, after graduating he worked for the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, where he served 10 years as Chief Planning Deputy and 2 terms as Council Member for District 1, his home district. During his time in government, he expanded the city’s affordable housing stock, added 80 acres of new park space to his district, and served as chair of the Los Angeles River Ad Hoc Committee


    ACCESSIBILITY

    Parking–The closest street parking is along N Avenue 19 and Humboldt St.  

    By Bus–There are two main bus routes nearby: the 45 to the Broadway/Pasadena stop or the Broadway/Avenue 18 stop and the DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown to the Broadway/Ave. 20 stop or to the Broadway/Ave.18 stop

    By Bike –The bike path along the LA River is a nice way to get to the Greenway. You are welcome to bring your bike in and find a place to lock it inside the park.

    Restrooms–There will be a porta-potty available for attendees. 


    SUPPORT

    Take Me to Your River, and related programs, is supported through generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant, the California Arts Council, The Nature Conservancy, and Clockshop’s generous community of individual donors.


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