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5 Ways to Be Healthy in 2018!

The new year is upon us and many of us have resolutions to make this a happy and healthy 2018. We got your back here at Forward Movement! Below you will find 5 easy ways to keep those resolutions! 1. Join the Walk the Walk competition To help encourage healthy…...

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Measure A and APIs

Asian and Pacific Islanders (API’s) may comprise 15% of LA County, but often the voices of these communities are left out of large environmental policies and campaigns. This is surprising, given that when API’s were surveyed in California if they would take action at the polls to protect the environment,…...

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Park ranger discusses urban recreational space in Downtown Los Angeles

The following post was written by intern Maggie Su as part of a series of profiles of API members of the community. Kya Marina Le never realized that working as a park ranger was an option for her, let alone in the city of Los Angeles. Growing up, the only…...

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Interview with Farm to Chopsticks Awardee Kevin Liao

At Farm to Chopsticks on August 10th, we are recognizing three AMAZING people who help make our work possible. Meet Kevin Liao! Kevin Liao was born and raised in Chinatown, Los Angeles and currently lives in Lincoln Heights, a small residential community 3 miles away from Chinatown. He’s a fourth year student…...

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Interview with Farm to Chopsticks Awardee Jessica Wang

At Farm to Chopsticks on August 10th, we are recognizing three AMAZING people who help make our work possible. Meet Jessica Wang! Jess Wang is a Los Angeles based fermentation enthusiast and local food advocate. In early 2014, while working in the pastry department at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, Ms.…...

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Interview with Farm to Chopsticks Awardee Carol Lee

At Farm to Chopsticks on August 10th, we are recognizing three AMAZING people who help make our work possible. One of those is Carol Lee! Carol Lee has devoted her entire professional career to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, and is currently a member of the grants management team at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. In…...

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CSUN graduate student discusses El Monte history, development

The following post was written by intern Maggie Su as part of a series of profiles of API members of the community. Dat Tran, a graduate student at California State University, Northridge, is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to the Asian American immigrant experience. The El Monte native, who participated…...

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Local student discusses park access in Alhambra, Monterey Park

The following post was written by intern Maggie Su as part of a series of profiles of API members of the community. Carmen Chen, Mark Keppel High School Class of 2017, has spent her entire life in Monterey Park — a city that is over 50% Asian. Her parents immigrated…...

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El Monte environmental justice advocate discusses parks, bikes and access to the San Gabriel Mountains

The following post was written by intern Maggie Su as part of a series of profiles of API members of the community. Amy J. Wong fell in love with nature in her family’s backyard, where her grandmother had planted fruit trees of all sorts: jujube, kumquat, guava. It was among…...

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