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October 28th-November 4, 2022 FREE! Registration recommended. For Dia de los Muertos, a commemoration of lives lost to traffic crashes along City Terrace Drive. During this week-long participatory installation, we invite community members to create altars, share stories, and contribute to a cempazuchitl trail marking traffic safety concerns along...

Saturday, July 30 2022 2:00pm to 8:00pm // City Terrace Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90063 FREE! no registration required Come join Public Matters at the City Terrace Art Walk as we celebrate City Terrace art, culture, food, and community! The Art Walk is also an opportunity to reimagine City Terrace...

Saturday, April 23, 2022 // 11:00am to 1:00pm // Jefferson >< Vermont Exposition >< Vermont Join us at one of two locations – or both! FREE! no registration required   This spring, University Park Slow Jams takes to the streets surrounding the University of Southern California in a creative call to action...

Want the latest? Check out our 3.12.2021 newsletter - Leaders in every season. Highlights include updates on our current cohort of amazing interns, University Park Slow Jams parents, and work with public health advocates and teachers....

Parents gather over Zoom and make the case for action. In 2020 streets became more dangerous. But sustained in-person engagement to address this danger became nearly impossible. Despite these challenges, the University Park Slow Jams partners and USC Kid Watch parent network got together repeatedly over...

Throughout this unprecedented year, we’ve seen repeated calls for justice and equity. Thanks to you, Public Matters has been answering this call by training a new generation and a new type of leader through our fellowship program Urban Futures Lab. Fellows are individuals whose passions, skills,...

Want the latest? Check out our 10.26.2020 newsletter. Highlights on University Park Slow Jams, Urban Futures Lab, and upcoming conferences and convenings....