Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts will hold its 8th Annual Unity and Peace Resource Fair in South Central Los Angeles
Los Angeles – Councilman Curren Price will join hundreds of local residents at the 8th Annual Life After Uncivil Ruthless Acts (L.A.U.R.A.) Unity and Peace Resource Fair on April 11, 2015 at Fred Roberts Recreation Center. The walk will continue along the neighboring community to commemorate the lives of homicide victims and to raise awareness of the growing violence that plagues many communities.
The goal of the walk is to one day break the cycle of violence within South Central and throughout the city of Los Angeles. There will be a community resource fair that will begin at 10:00 a.m which will include fun-filled activities, live entertainment, special guests, food, and prizes. Special awards will also be presented to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the community.
This year’s awardees include:
Outstanding Civic Leader Award: Lenore Anderson, Executive Director of Californians for Safety and Justice
Distinguished Service Award: Mark Mariscal, Superintendent, L.A. City Recreation and Parks
Youth Leader Award: Dominik Onate, Law student at Pepperdine University
Youth Recognition Award: Yobany Cabrera
Organizers anticipate over 2,000 participants and attendees from throughout the Ninth District to promote a safer community while also remembering those they have lost. L.A.U.R.A. volunteers along with sponsors, community leaders, and law enforcement officials are partnering up to help transform Los Angeles into a violence-free area where generations can grow up in a thriving environment. As a non-profit organization, L.A.U.R.A. was founded by Adela Barajas in loving memory of her sister-in-law, Laura Sanchez, who was murdered in a “drive-by” shooting on March 18, 2007. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of South Central residents by providing various resources and support services in the community.