Mark your calendars to join LA City Councilmember Curren Price and First Lady of District 9 Del Richardson Price for the premiere of the 2021 Tribute to SHeroes program on May 6 at 7 p.m. Get ready to “meet” and learn about 10 remarkable women who have put their lives on the line during the public health crisis of our lifetime and are making a difference in District 9.
Hear directly from these SHeroes on the front lines, including a nurse practitioner who has answered the call of duty, setting out to empower not only her staff but her community by being a resource that people can trust, and a medical assistant who loves providing help to those in need, which inspires her to continually give the best of herself for her patients and community.
Grab your popcorn and watch the 30-minute stream directly from Councilman Price’s Facebook page here or LA CityView Channel 35. Remember to take a moment to recognize the special SHeroes in your life. See the flyers here for more details.
LA City Councilmember Curren Price on April 23 paid his respects to the more than 1,000 victims in District 9 that have succumbed to COVID-19. The virtual celebration of life included special guests at back-to-back presentations from South Park Recreation Center and Vermont Square Park.
Looking out into a sea of over 1,000 white flags, each representing a life lost and a family forever changed by the pandemic, Councilman Price welcomed four local families who each lost a loved one, including the loss of patriarchs and matriarchs. The hour-long programs, which included words of encouragement, music and dance, featured the participation of RTLA Church, Experience Christian Ministries, Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and St. Cecilia Catholic Church. The events concluded with special poetry readings by LA Artist Kelvin Carter and acclaimed poet Hiram Simms, curator and owner of The Sims Library of Poetry.
To watch “Hope and Healing” from South Park Recreation Center, click here.
Click here to watch the virtual event from Vermont Square Park.
On April 22, LA City Councilmember Curren Price hosted alongside St. John’s Well Child and Family Center a mobile walk-up vaccination clinic in the church parking lot of Nativity Catholic Church where they were able to inoculate 400 District 9 neighbors.
The pop-up event was the second in two weeks organized in collaboration with local faith-based organizations aimed at bringing the vaccine directly to underserved neighborhoods in District 9.
As part of his ongoing grassroots outreach, Councilmember Price launched in early April a program partnering with local churches across South LA to ensure neighbors had access to the vaccine. Over the past year, there have been nearly 70,000 positive coronavirus cases and 1,029 deaths in the District, one of the hardest hit in the City. Between the vaccination site at USC, the mobile clinics across CD 9 parks, and now churches, more than 85,000 COVID-19 doses have been distributed in Councilman Price’s District at City-operated sites.
If you have any questions about vaccines or are in need of a ride to get your vaccination, contact Councilman Price’s District Office (323) 846-2651.
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