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HEALTH, EDUCATION, NEIGHBORHOODS, PARKS, ARTS, AND RIVER COMMITTEE

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ROOM 1060, CITY HALL - 1:00 PM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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MEMBERS: COUNCILMEMBER DAVID E. RYU, CHAIR COUNCILMEMBER MITCH O'FARRELL COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR.

(Eric Villanueva - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1075 or Eric.Villanueva@lacity.org)

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Note: For information regarding the Committee and its operations, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant at the phone number and/or email

address listed above. The Legislative Assistant may answer questions and provide materials and notice of matters scheduled before the City Council. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART), Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Legislative Assistant listed above.
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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM NO. (1) 19-0653

Communication from the Mayor relative to the appointment of Ms. Denise Verret as the Director of the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

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Background Check Review: Pending.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

TIME LIMIT FILE - AUGUST 2, 2019

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - AUGUST 2, 2019)

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ITEM NO. (2) 19-0616

Proposition K - L.A. for Kids Steering Committee report relative to recommendations from the Bureau of Engineering report regarding the authorization

to amend the Proposition K Grant Agreement No. C-127724 to extend the deadline for completion of the design and construction of the Arts, Enrichment and Recreation Center project.
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Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (3) 11-0644-S2

Department of Cultural Affairs report, relative to the acceptance of the grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Our Town program, to support

Promise Zone Arts: South Los Angeles.
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Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (4) 14-1158-S7

Motion (Cedillo - O'Farrell) relative to seeking a 2 million Costal Conservancy Proposition 1 grant to begin the design and modeling for a 500 foot

terraced bank regarding the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project.
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Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (5) 16-0679-S3

Department of Aging report and related documents relative to a request to approve the 2019-20 Update of the 2016-20 Area Plan.

Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

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ITEM NO. (6) 13-0433-S4

Department of Cultural Affairs report, relative to the grant application and acceptance from the Getty Foundation.

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Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (7) 13-1110-S5

Department of Cultural Affairs report, relative to the grant application and acceptance from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest Big

Read Program in Los Angeles.
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Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: Yes.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

ITEM NO. (8) 19-0600-S163

City Attorney report and Ordinance relative to amending section 22.716.1 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to increase the admission fee

schedule for the Los Angeles Zoo for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
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Fiscal Impact Statement submitted: No

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public

hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.
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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com

by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).
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CITY OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS CHARMAINE JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT

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JOHN WIRFS, VICE PRESIDENT JILL ORNITZ COHEN

THIEN HO JOSEFINA LOPEZ ERIC PAQUETTE

ELISSA SCRAFANO

If 201 NORTH FIGUEROA ST, SUITE 1400 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 213.202,5500 TEL 213.202.5513 FAX culturela.org WEB2aPg]

ERIC GARCETTI MAYOR

DANIELLE BRAZELL GENERAL MANAGER

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June 11, 2019 CF: 11-0644-S2

Honorable Eric Garcetti Mayor of Los Angeles City Hall, 3rd Floor Attention: Heleen Ramirez, Legislative Coordinator

Honorable City Council do: Office of the City Clerk City Hall, Room 303

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RE: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO ACCEPT A 75,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS OUR TOWN PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PROMISE ZONE ARTS: SOUTH LOS

ANGELES.
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SUMMARY:

In April 2019, The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program,

in partnership with the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone - the official Promise Zone nonprofit collective that includes representation from over 50 social justice organizations, educational institutions, and other nonprofits working in the area. CF 11-0644-S2 approved the initial submission of the grant application and use of matching funds.
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In accordance with Administrative Code 14.6.B, DCA requests authority to accept these grant funds, and expend them in accordance with the

recommendations below.
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RECOMMENDATIONS:

The General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs respectfully requests that the City Council, subject to approval by the Mayor:

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AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to accept 75,000 in grant funding awarded to the National Endowment

for the Arts;
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1.

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to submit all the necessary paperwork relative to the grant, subject

to City Attorney approval as to form and legality;
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2.

AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to expend for the purposes of a 1:1 project match 75,000 from Fund 100/30, Account 009853, Promise Zone

Arts as identified in the adopted FY19/20 City budget;
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3.

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to negotiate and execute the grant award and agreement on behalf of

the City and submit the required reporting relative to the grant, subject to City Attorney approval as to form and legality;
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4.

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to prepare any Controller s instructions needed to implement actions

approved by the Council
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5.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Recyclable and made from recycled waste'

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and Mayor on matters presented in, or deriving from, the transmittal, and/or to make necessary technical adjustments, and further, request that the

Controller implement these instructions.
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BACKGROUND:

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) creative placemaking program. Through project-based funding, these grants support projects that

integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities through economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Federal NEA funding has been awarded to support Promise Zone Arts: South LA. The Federally designated South Los Angeles Promise Zone includes the neighborhoods of Leimert Park, Vermont Square, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, and connected neighborhoods, located primarily within Los Angeles City Council Districts 8,9, and 10.
Tagged Passions:funding, grant, council, arts, program, parks, and neighborhood

The initiative will integrate local artists, cultural practices, and community residents into social justice programs, and will take place July 2019

through May 2021. Community engagement and asset mapping will identify artists, sites, and cultural practices that define these historic communities to retain a sense of place and belonging during this time of rapid change and development in Los Angeles neighborhoods. Artist residencies within social service organizations will develop specialized programs that allow social and human services organizations to work with artists and cultural organizations to achieve mission-related outcomes. Data collected will be evaluated by the University Of Southern California Price School Of Public Policy to help assess and inform how DCA makes community investments, and recommend best-practice cross-sector solutions designed to advance equity and social cohesion, and showcase the transformative value of the arts.
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The lead applicant and responsible agency is DCA. SLATE-Z is the primary nonprofit partner (a grant requirement), and will serve as a facilitator and

bridge builder between DCA, LAUSD, and other organizations and businesses in the region. Community engagement and cultural asset mapping will be led by Community Coalition, an area nonprofit with 30 years of experience working to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA. DCA s Performing Arts Program will help facilitate pilot Artist Residencies within social service organizations, to be selected through an open- call public process facilitated by DCA s Grants Division.
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NEA Grant funding will support community-based solutions to systemic social issues. Artist residency projects will focus on youth employment and

training, displacement, immigration, mental health, domestic violence, housing, transportation, and social equity. Ultimately, this project will create a methodology and sustainable system of support to better enable service organizations to work with local artists to advance overall Promise Zone goals, including support for neighborhood and individual economies, mitigating displacement, advancing educational attainment, public safety, and overall wellness.
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FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no impact to the General Fund 100.

General Manager Department of Cultural Affairs

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CITY OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION CHARMAINE JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT

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JOHN WIRFS, VICE PRESIDENT JILL ORNIT2 COHEN

THIEN HO JOSEFINA LOPEZ ERIC PAQUETTE

ELISSA SCRAFANO

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

201 NORTH FIGUEROA ST, SUITE 1400 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

213.202.5500 TEL 213.202.5513 FAX culturela.org WEB

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ERIC GARCETTI MAYOR

DANIELLE BRAZELL GENERAL MANAGER

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June 11, 2019

Honorable Eric Garcetti Mayor of Los Angeles City Hall, 3rd Floor Attention: Heleen Ramirez, Legislative Coordinator

Honorable City Council c/o: Office of the City Clerk City Hall, Room 303

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RE: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO RETROACTIVELY APPLY FOR, AND ACCEPT, A 12,400 GRANT FROM THE GETTY FOUNDATION

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SUMMARY:

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) applied for, and received, a Getty Multicultural Internship (MUI) program award to

support paid stipends for two internships within DCA. The Getty MUI program aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. The Getty Foundation created the MUI program to support substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented within the arts. Internships are designed to offer eligible students experience, with an emphasis on careers in the museum and visual art organizations, including as curatorial work, conservation, arts education, publications, and related programmatic activities.
Tagged Passions:arts, program, Conservation, university, education, diversity, museums, and students

In accordance with Administrative Code 14.6.B, DCA requests authority to accept these grant funds, and expend them in accordance with the

recommendations below.
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RECOMMENDATIONS:

The General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs respectfully requests that the City Council, subject to approval by the Mayor:

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AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to retroactively submit a grant application to the Getty Foundation

Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program;
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AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to submit all necessary paperwork relative to the grant, subject to

City Attorney approval as to form and legality;
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2.

AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to accept a grant award from the Getty Foundation in the amount of 12,400;

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3.

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to negotiate and execute the grant award and agreement on behalf of

the City and submit the
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4.

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required reporting relative to the grant, subject to City Attorney approval as to form and legality;

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AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to receive and expend grant funds for activities for all eligible purposes;

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6. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

a. ESTABLISH a new appropriation account within Fund 337/30, Cultural Affairs Grants, to be labeled Getty MUI 19-20 ;

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b. APPROPRIATE 12,400 received from the Getty Foundation into the newly established account Getty MUI 19-20 within Fund 337/30;

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to prepare any Controller s instructions needed to implement actions

approved by the Council and Mayor on matters presented in, or deriving from, the transmittal, and/or to make necessary technical adjustments, and further, request that the Controller implement these instructions.
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7.

BACKGROUND:

The Getty Foundation created the MUI program in Los Angeles to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts.

It provides funding to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to support summer work opportunities for students from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts.
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For Summer 2019, DCA was awarded two internship positions: one internship will support DCA s Community Arts Division, and provide learning

opportunities at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; the second internship will support digital initiatives for DCA, and will work with the Marketing, Development, Design, and Digital Research Division, located at DCA s administrative offices in the Civic Center area downtown. Interns will be hired through DCA in the position of Community Administrative Support Worker II (class code 1113), and be paid through the City s payroll system. Funding from the Getty Foundation will offset personnel costs for these positions.
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The internships are intended for currently enrolled undergraduates and recent graduates residing or attending college in Los Angeles County who are

members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and visual arts organizations: including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.
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This program directly aligns with DCA's goal to advance cultural equity in all our programs, and provide opportunities for young people to help

increase diversity and inclusion in the arts and cultural professions.
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FISCAL IMPACT

There is no impact to the General Fund 100.

^BANIELLE BRAZELL 0 General Manager Department of Cultural Affairs

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CITY OF LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS CHARMAINE JEFFERSON, PRESIDENT

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JOHN WIRFS, VICE PRESIDENT JILL ORNITZ COHEN

THEN HO JOSEFINA LOPEZ ERIC PAQUETTE

ELISSA SCRAFANO

II 201 NORTH FIGUEROA ST, SUITE 1400 LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 213.202.5500 TEL 213.202.5513 FAX culturela.org WEB

ERIC GARCETTI MAYOR

DANIELLE BRAZELL GENERAL MANAGER

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June 11, 2019

The Honorable Eric Garcetti Mayor of Los Angeles City Hall, Room 303 Attention: Heleen Ramirez, Legislative Coordinator

The Honorable City Council c/o: Office of the City Clerk City Hall, Room 303

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REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO RETROACTIVELY APPLY FOR, AND ACCEPT, A 15,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS / ARTS MIDWEST BIG READ PROGRAM

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RE:

SUMMARY

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) applied for, and received, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) / Arts Midwest Big

Read Program grant in the amount of 15,000 to support DCA's annual Big Read Program in LA.
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In accordance with Administrative Code 14.6.B, DCA requests authority to accept these grant funds, and expend them in accordance with the

recommendations below.
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RECOMMENDATIONS:

The General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs respectfully requests that the City Council, subject to approval by the Mayor:

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1. AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to retroactively submit a grant application to the National

Endowment for the Arts / Arts Midwest Big Read Program;
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2. AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to submit all the necessary paperwork relative to the grant,

subject to City Attorney approval as to form and content;
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3. AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to accept a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts / Arts Midwest Big Read Program in

the amount of 15,000;
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4. AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to expend for the purposes of a minimum 1:1 match a percentage of full-time salaries equivalent to

15,000 from Fund 100/30, Account 001010, Salaries General;

AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to negotiate and execute the grant award and agreement on behalf of

the City and submit the required reporting relative to the grant, subject to City Attorney approval as to form and legality;
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5.

6. AUTHORIZE the Department of Cultural Affairs to receive and expend National Endowment for the Arts / Arts Midwest Big Read Program funds for

activities for all eligible purposes;
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7. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

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A. ESTABLISH a new appropriation account within Fund 337/30, Cultural Affairs Grants, to be labeled NEA Big Read Program in LA 18-19 ;

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B. APPROPRIATE 15,000 received from National Endowment for the Arts / Arts Midwest into the newly established account ( NEA Big Read Program in LA

18-19 ) within Fund 337/30;
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8. AUTHORIZE the General Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs or designee to prepare any Controller's instructions needed to implement

actions approved by the Council and Mayor on matters presented in or deriving from the transmittal, and/or to make necessary technical adjustments, and further, request that the Controller implement these instructions.
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BACKGROUND

The Big Read is a national initiative of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest to broaden the public's understanding of our world, our

communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. DCA s 2019 Big Read Program in LA, presented in partnership with the LA Public Library, will mark the eleventh consecutive award from the NEA to DCA in support of this annual literacy initiative. Through the Big Read Program in LA, over 80,000 Angelenos have participated in activities, and DCA has provided more than 20,000 books, funded primarily through grant support, to public school students and community members.
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Each Big Read Program LA features a novel, memoir, or poetry collection selected from a pre-approved list, featuring both classic work by authors

such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and contemporary work featuring living authors. Featured works are selected by DCA, in consultation with the LAPL, LAUSD schools, and program advisors. The Big Read Program in LA consists of in-school and after-school activities, public reading groups, poetry slams, art exhibitions, walking tours, live performances, panels, and art-making workshops.
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The 2019 Big Read Program in LA features The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu, which received nearly unanimous praise upon

publication for Mengestu's sense of prose and depiction of issues that apply not only to the immigrant experience, but transcend these boundaries. The novel tells the fictional account of an Ethiopian immigrant living in Washington, D.C. and alternates between the past and present - a narrative structure that allows the author to explore topics of loss and identity. Thematically, the story will resonate with Angelenos, and inspire discussion around displacement, identity, and cultural convergence.
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Key DCA Big Read in LA Program partners include the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) participating

middle and high schools. Additional 2019 partners include: SONY Pictures Entertainment; the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC); Self Help Graphics and Art; the Grammy Museum; KAOS Network; Grand Park / The Music Center; The Center for the Study of Political Graphics; The University of Southern California; and the LA Times Festival of Books.
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This grant requires a minimum 1:1 matching contribution. A donation from SONY Entertainment has been accepted by the NEA for the grant contribution.

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FISCAL IMPACT

There is no impact to the General Fund 100,

^BANIELLE brazell D General Manager Department of Cultural Affairs

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