Throughout this year, our SCLA-PUSH initiative, a collaborative coalition comprised of our Community Based Organizations partners, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education and Community Health Councils, academic partners, University of...
By Paula Torrado & Monika Shankar On Saturday, August 10th, residents and advocates from across South Central Los Angeles gathered at the Avalon Carver Community Center to learn about a new and exciting air quality project. The South Central LA Project to...
Commemoration of Santa Susana Field Lab Meltdown Anniversary Brings Together Community, Public Health Advocates, Elected Officials – and Kardashians!
On July 13, PSR-LA sponsored “Rock the Cleanup,” an event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) nuclear meltdown. The event drew over 200 people, including community members, public health advocates, elected officials, and pop culture stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
Building Collective Power: A Progressive Air Quality Coalition Mobilizes Residents to Identify Community-Grounded Solutions
Led by PSR-LA and comprised of residents, community advocates and academics, the SCLA:PUSH initiative was formed to address the legacy of air pollution in South Central LA, including the impacts on residents’ health and quality of life. Our prescription for change is grounded in 3 main goals: build our capacity to understand air quality, mobilize our collective power to address systemic failure, and ensure we get our fair share of resources to improve the air.
California Congressmembers Urge Dept. of Energy, NASA, CalEPA to Uphold Agreements for Full Cleanup of Meltdown Site
Senator Dianne Feinstein and eight California Congressmembers sent a letter today to Dept. of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, NASA Administrator TIm Bridenstine, and CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld urging compliance with agreements to fully cleanup radiological and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL.)