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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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BLT is proud sponsor of Soapbox Women, a self-sustaining, independent collective committed to empowering, protecting and promoting women in the entertainment, creative advertising, and marketing industries.

Soapbox Women is open to all women. They offer programming for personal development, mentorship, specialized speaker events, workshops, and networking happy hours.

Visit www.soapboxwomen.com to learn more and become a member!

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BLT is proud sponsor of Soapbox Women, a self-sustaining, independent collective committed to empowering, protecting and promoting women in the entertainment, creative advertising, and marketing industries. 

Soapbox Women is open to all women. They offer programming for personal development, mentorship, specialized speaker events, workshops, and networking happy hours.

Visit www.soapboxwomen.com to learn more and become a member!

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4 months ago

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Share Necessities founder Arjuna O’Neal is currently working to raise funding for the full development of his latest endeavor, the Lotus Institute, an online version of Share Necessities’ tools, resources, and practices. BLT Helps designed their logo.

The Lotus Institute will provide an online commUNITY that appeals to any background, ethnicity, gender, and age, with a primary target audience of youth and families in marginalized communities. Their hope is that this will bring gaps and remove the stereotypes and labels of underserved or less fortunate, and create an online commUNITY where all feel seen, heard, welcomed and safe regardless of their story.
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Share Necessities founder Arjuna O’Neal is currently working to raise funding for the full development of his latest endeavor, the Lotus Institute, an online version of Share Necessities’ tools, resources, and practices. BLT Helps designed their logo.

The Lotus Institute will provide an online commUNITY that appeals to any background, ethnicity, gender, and age, with a primary target audience of youth and families in marginalized communities. Their hope is that this will bring gaps and remove the stereotypes and labels of underserved or less fortunate, and create an online commUNITY where all feel seen, heard, welcomed and safe regardless of their story.

4 months ago

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The Mind Elevation Project promotes mindfulness, yoga, and leadership skills to inner-city youth as positive additions to their daily routine. With practice, students become invested in bettering themselves and those around them. Participants learn leadership through community service and building relationships with peers, instilling the idea that by helping others we actually help ourselves.

Since its inception, the Mind Elevation Project has introduced more than 12,000 children and 500 teachers in the LAUSD to yoga and meditation practices. Their program has been facilitated at Van Nuys High School, The Albert Einstein Odyssey Academy, Wise School, Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy, EduCare Foundation, Skillify, YouthBuild, LAUSD Beyond The Bell, LAUSD Spotlight on Success, and the DPSCD.

BLT Helps designed the logo and a T-shirt for Mind Elevation. You can see an example of the shirt worn by founder Arjuna O’Neal.
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The Mind Elevation Project promotes mindfulness, yoga, and leadership skills to inner-city youth as positive additions to their daily routine. With practice, students become invested in bettering themselves and those around them. Participants learn leadership through community service and building relationships with peers, instilling the idea that by helping others we actually help ourselves.

Since its inception, the Mind Elevation Project has introduced more than 12,000 children and 500 teachers in the LAUSD to yoga and meditation practices. Their program has been facilitated at Van Nuys High School, The Albert Einstein Odyssey Academy, Wise School, Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy, EduCare Foundation, Skillify, YouthBuild, LAUSD Beyond The Bell, LAUSD Spotlight on Success, and the DPSCD.

BLT Helps designed the logo and a T-shirt for Mind Elevation. You can see an example of the shirt worn by founder Arjuna O’Neal.Image attachmentImage attachment

5 months ago

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In 2017, Nic D’Avirro approached Matt Braaten, his good friend and fellow actor, with an idea for a play about the American playwright Sam Shepard. Nic was an actor first and foremost, whereas Matt had previously written plays and scripts. It was a fruitful partnership and it developed into a close collaboration, as each of them brought their creativity to the table. At first, there was just an idea about Sam Shepard on his last night alive, but Nic clearly knew the tone of the piece yet to be written. Energized by the concept, the two began sharing ideas, checking out books, buying plays and learning as much about the reclusive Shepard as they could. Nic and Matt read Shepard's plays, books and biographies, discovered old interviews online and researched anything they could find on him. Slowly the structure of the play began to take shape.

Over the course of several years, they wrote the play together, now titled Unseen Shepard, and made plans to take it to the 2020 Edinburgh (Scotland) Festival Fringe, the biggest theatre festival of its kind in the world. But when Covid struck, the Festival was cancelled. Undeterred, Nic and Matt regrouped and began planning to take the show to the 2021 Festival. However, Nic died unexpectedly on January 12, 2021.

After taking time to mourn the loss of their dear friend, father, husband and collaborator, Matt and Nic’s family have decided to follow through on the plan and bring the play to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it has been invited to premiere. But they need some help getting there. Please read the details in the link and support the project if you are in a position to do so. Thank you.

BLT Helps designed the window card for the production.

www.gofundme.com/f/help-bring-nic-and-matts-play-to-the-fringe
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In 2017, Nic D’Avirro approached Matt Braaten, his good friend and fellow actor, with an idea for a play about the American playwright Sam Shepard. Nic was an actor first and foremost, whereas Matt had previously written plays and scripts. It was a fruitful partnership and it developed into a close collaboration, as each of them brought their creativity to the table. At first, there was just an idea about Sam Shepard on his last night alive, but Nic clearly knew the tone of the piece yet to be written. Energized by the concept, the two began sharing ideas, checking out books, buying plays and learning as much about the reclusive Shepard as they could. Nic and Matt read Shepards plays, books and biographies, discovered old interviews online and researched anything they could find on him. Slowly the structure of the play began to take shape.

Over the course of several years, they wrote the play together, now titled Unseen Shepard, and made plans to take it to the 2020 Edinburgh (Scotland) Festival Fringe, the biggest theatre festival of its kind in the world. But when Covid struck, the Festival was cancelled. Undeterred, Nic and Matt regrouped and began planning to take the show to the 2021 Festival. However, Nic died unexpectedly on January 12, 2021. 

After taking time to mourn the loss of their dear friend, father, husband and collaborator, Matt and Nic’s family have decided to follow through on the plan and bring the play to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it has been invited to premiere. But they need some help getting there. Please read the details in the link and support the project if you are in a position to do so. Thank you.

BLT Helps designed the window card for the production.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bring-nic-and-matts-play-to-the-fringe

6 months ago

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BLT is proud to announce that we are an Agency Member of The Creative Coalition of Color. This is one of many steps to opening the door and providing greater access to voices not well represented in Creative Advertising.

The CCC is a black-led, minority majority coalition in the film marketing and entertainment advertising communities whose mission is to find, attract, hire, and support minority talent in our industry. Their multifaceted approach includes outreach and awareness-building about our industry, connecting underrepresented and diverse candidates with education, mentorships, and career opportunities.

We’re hoping that every agency in Entertainment Marketing joins us in reaching communities of creatives that may not know our industry exists. We believe the CCC platform will help amplify those efforts. Please join us! List your jobs and internships at www.creativecoalitionofcolor.org and follow CCC on:

Facebook: facebook.com/TheCreativeCoalitionofColor
Instagram: instagram.com/creativecoalitionofcolor
Twitter: twitter.com/TheCCofColor
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/thecreativecoalitionofcolor
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BLT is proud to announce that we are an Agency Member of The Creative Coalition of Color. This is one of many steps to opening the door and providing greater access to voices not well represented in Creative Advertising.

The CCC is a black-led, minority majority coalition in the film marketing and entertainment advertising communities whose mission is to find, attract, hire, and support minority talent in our industry. Their multifaceted approach includes outreach and awareness-building about our industry, connecting underrepresented and diverse candidates with education, mentorships, and career opportunities.
 
We’re hoping that every agency in Entertainment Marketing joins us in reaching communities of creatives that may not know our industry exists. We believe the CCC platform will help amplify those efforts. Please join us! List your jobs and internships at www.creativecoalitionofcolor.org and follow CCC on:

Facebook: facebook.com/TheCreativeCoalitionofColor
Instagram: instagram.com/creativecoalitionofcolor
Twitter: twitter.com/TheCCofColor
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/thecreativecoalitionofcolor

6 months ago

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When diagnosed with terminal cancer, a world-renowned trumpet player uses music to give hope, proving art is essential to survival. BLT Helps was honord to design the poster for the film Song for Hope.

Song for Hope follows the remarkable story of Ryan Anthony, a renowned trumpet virtuoso who, when diagnosed with terminal cancer, started a charity called “CancerBlows” and raised millions for cancer research by putting on huge concerts with some of the biggest instrumental music stars in the world. During his treatment, he also climbed Mt. Fuji with his oncologist and played his trumpet at the summit.

This is a story about hope, about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends, and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Prepare to be inspired.

www.songforhopemovie.com/
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When diagnosed with terminal cancer, a world-renowned trumpet player uses music to give hope, proving art is essential to survival. BLT Helps was honord to design the poster for the film Song for Hope.

Song for Hope follows the remarkable story of Ryan Anthony, a renowned trumpet virtuoso who, when diagnosed with terminal cancer, started a charity called “CancerBlows” and raised millions for cancer research by putting on huge concerts with some of the biggest instrumental music stars in the world. During his treatment, he also climbed Mt. Fuji with his oncologist and played his trumpet at the summit.

This is a story about hope, about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends, and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Prepare to be inspired.

https://www.songforhopemovie.com/
https://www.cancerblows.com

6 months ago

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Free 5 gallon fruit & shade trees for LA residents! Choose from avocado, peach, pear, plum, apricot, cherry and more (keep in mind: pear, plum, sweet cherry & some avocados will need a cross-pollinating tree to bear fruit). linktr.ee/cityplants ... See MoreSee Less

Free 5 gallon fruit & shade trees for LA residents! Choose from avocado, peach, pear, plum, apricot, cherry and more (keep in mind: pear, plum, sweet cherry & some avocados will need a cross-pollinating tree to bear fruit). https://linktr.ee/cityplantsImage attachmentImage attachment

6 months ago

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BLT Helps created charity posters for Aziz Ansari to sell at two of his live shows. The money benefited local charities in the cities where the concerts were held: The Food Bank for New York City and The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in New York City’s five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, they employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. Visit their website for community resources or to find out how you can donate, become a volunteer, or use your voice for community action. www.foodbanknyc.org/

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless believes that housing is a human right in a just society. Since 1980, they’ve made it their mission to organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness. There are several ways to donate, support, advocate, and sponsor the Chicago Coalition on their website and they offer many programs, scholarships, special events, and more to help those in need within the community. www.chicagohomeless.org/
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BLT Helps created charity posters for Aziz Ansari to sell at two of his live shows. The money benefited local charities in the cities where the concerts were held: The Food Bank for New York City and The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
 
Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in New York City’s five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, they employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. Visit their website for community resources or to find out how you can donate, become a volunteer, or use your voice for community action. http://www.foodbanknyc.org/ 

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless believes that housing is a human right in a just society. Since 1980, they’ve made it their mission to organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness. There are several ways to donate, support, advocate, and sponsor the Chicago Coalition on their website and they offer many programs, scholarships, special events, and more to help those in need within the community. http://www.chicagohomeless.org/Image attachment

2 years ago

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Good City Mentors is a nonprofit organization that connects a diverse team of inspiring professionals with local high schools, empowering youth through school-day mentorship. Their innovative model positively impacts mental health and wellbeing through positive relationships within a mentoring community where everyone is invested in the success of others.

GCM's mentorship program focuses on career exploration and development, community service and engagement, and mental health and wellness. Their effective approach, in which 78% of mentors serve youth of a different socioeconomic status, helps vulnerable communities overcome systemic obstacles. At a time when the divisions in our society are in sharp relief, Good City's mentoring unites us.

Learn more about their amazing work and how you can help at www.goodcitymentors.org/
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Good City Mentors is a nonprofit organization that connects a diverse team of inspiring professionals with local high schools, empowering youth through school-day mentorship. Their innovative model positively impacts mental health and wellbeing through positive relationships within a mentoring community where everyone is invested in the success of others.

GCMs mentorship program focuses on career exploration and development, community service and engagement, and mental health and wellness. Their effective approach, in which 78% of mentors serve youth of a different socioeconomic status, helps vulnerable communities overcome systemic obstacles. At a time when the divisions in our society are in sharp relief, Good Citys mentoring unites us.

Learn more about their amazing work and how you can help at http://www.goodcitymentors.org/

2 years ago

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This is BLT’s 11th year sponsoring Midnight Mission's annual Holiday Toy Drive. Thank you for all the support you’ve given to our young Angelinos in need!

Each year, toys are collected and distributed at Midnight Mission's Santa's Village in Downtown LA. Parents with financial hardship or graduates of substance recovery programs can personally choose gifts for their children. Midnight Mission will distribute a high-quality, brand name toy to each child along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers.

Due to current circumstances, this year’s toy drive will be held via a handy Target Wish List! Select whichever gift(s) you like (or a gift card!) and those will get sent directly to our own marvelous Brandi Seymour who coordinates these annual drives. She will pass them along en masse. Please make sure gifts arrive by December 21st.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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This is BLT’s 11th year sponsoring Midnight Missions annual Holiday Toy Drive. Thank you for all the support you’ve given to our young Angelinos in need!

Each year, toys are collected and distributed at Midnight Missions Santas Village in Downtown LA. Parents with financial hardship or graduates of substance recovery programs can personally choose gifts for their children. Midnight Mission will distribute a high-quality, brand name toy to each child along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers. 

Due to current circumstances, this year’s toy drive will be held via a handy Target Wish List! Select whichever gift(s) you like (or a gift card!) and those will get sent directly to our own marvelous Brandi Seymour who coordinates these annual drives. She will pass them along en masse. Please make sure gifts arrive by December 21st.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

https://tinyurl.com/y32gycpt

2 years ago

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PSA: Too Late to Mail Ballots! (Use Dropboxes)

If you haven't sent your ballot in yet it's too late to reliably send by mail.

Instead, use one of the many official dropboxes you can locate with this handy link!* locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm

Or take it to your polling place on election day. But getting it in early gives you some time in case there's an issue with your ballot.

Register for Ballot Tracking so you'll know when your ballot was received and counted!* california.ballottrax.net/voter/

Happy Voting!

#vote

*The above links are for LA and California, respectively. To get more information for other areas, visit www.vote.org/.
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PSA: Too Late to Mail Ballots! (Use Dropboxes)
    
If you havent sent your ballot in yet its too late to reliably send by mail.

Instead, use one of the many official dropboxes you can locate with this handy link!* https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm 

Or take it to your polling place on election day. But getting it in early gives you some time in case theres an issue with your ballot.

Register for Ballot Tracking so youll know when your ballot was received and counted!* https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/

Happy Voting!

#Vote

*The above links are for LA and California, respectively. To get more information for other areas, visit https://www.vote.org/.

2 years ago

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BLT Helps was honored to assist Arjuna O'Neal from Share Necessities on updating the signage outside the Next Level CommUNITY Center. They recently underwent a shift in ownership for the project and wanted a new name and fresh look to reflect that.

When asked about the change, Arjuna gave us a bit of backstory:

“Before opening our commUNITY center in the heart of South Central, LA, Share Necessities did some extensive research regarding the services we wanted to offer the local community residents and youth. We learned that the location was surrounded by 5 public schools with very minimal to know resources that supported the youth’s academic endeavors. We also learned that it’s very common for organizations specifically nonprofits to open facilities in under-served but leave shortly after due to financial challenges. Their departure only left a bad taste in the mouths of the community, which created distrust and abandonment concerns. Share Necessities focused on educating and orienting locals with the professional skills and tools in addition to providing everyday living essentials. Our approach allowed us to create leaders and change agents within the community that would eventually be able to carry out the vision Share Necessities initially had. We understood this would be a strategy that would not only empower the community at its core but leave opportunities and exampleship for the youth to eventually follow and participate in as well.

Based on our approach mentioned above, we partnered with local leaders that were already working to raise the vibration in the commUNITY. I used my business background to help the group of leaders create their own nonprofit called The F.O.C.U.S Is On You, which provides similar services but now it’s actual residents of the community. This has gained the ultimate trust and increased the hope for those who initially didn’t believe they had a purpose or a way out. Now seeing their community residents operating the center, Share Necessities has given the entire commUNITY a second chance and a new value system to operate from. We’ve abolished the abandonment narrative for so many and that’s priceless!” – Arjuna O’Neal

Share Necessities is still collecting funds for the center and their current mission is to open a pop-up school (K-5 tent) at the local recreation center two blocks away. They plan to partner with a few organizations to provide healthy lunches, school supplies, and reading books, as well as volunteer teachings and facilitators.

If you would like to help, please check out their website to donate and learn more about F.O.C.U.S and other Share Necessities projects!

www.share-necessities.org/
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BLT Helps was honored to assist Arjuna ONeal from Share Necessities on updating the signage outside the Next Level CommUNITY Center. They recently underwent a shift in ownership for the project and wanted a new name and fresh look to reflect that.

When asked about the change, Arjuna gave us a bit of backstory:

“Before opening our commUNITY center in the heart of South Central, LA, Share Necessities did some extensive research regarding the services we wanted to offer the local community residents and youth. We learned that the location was surrounded by 5 public schools with very minimal to know resources that supported the youth’s academic endeavors. We also learned that it’s very common for organizations specifically nonprofits to open facilities in under-served but leave shortly after due to financial challenges. Their departure only left a bad taste in the mouths of the community, which created distrust and abandonment concerns. Share Necessities focused on educating and orienting locals with the professional skills and tools in addition to providing everyday living essentials. Our approach allowed us to create leaders and change agents within the community that would eventually be able to carry out the vision Share Necessities initially had. We understood this would be a strategy that would not only empower the community at its core but leave opportunities and exampleship for the youth to eventually follow and participate in as well.

Based on our approach mentioned above, we partnered with local leaders that were already working to raise the vibration in the commUNITY. I used my business background to help the group of leaders create their own nonprofit called The F.O.C.U.S Is On You, which provides similar services but now it’s actual residents of the community. This has gained the ultimate trust and increased the hope for those who initially didn’t believe they had a purpose or a way out. Now seeing their community residents operating the center, Share Necessities has given the entire commUNITY a second chance and a new value system to operate from. We’ve abolished the abandonment narrative for so many and that’s priceless!” – Arjuna O’Neal

Share Necessities is still collecting funds for the center and their current mission is to open a pop-up school (K-5 tent) at the local recreation center two blocks away. They plan to partner with a few organizations to provide healthy lunches, school supplies, and reading books, as well as volunteer teachings and facilitators.

If you would like to help, please check out their website to donate and learn more about F.O.C.U.S and other Share Necessities projects!

https://www.share-necessities.org/

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2 years ago

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With the unprecedented changes in voting this year due to the pandemic, you may be wondering where you can drop off your ballot. LA County has a ballot drop boxes map to help you locate an official dropbox nearby: locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm

These include LA Public Libraries, and various colleges, public places, transit centers, etc. Please be aware there are fake ballot boxes planted around LA, as well. Make sure you verify your voting box location on this Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website and only deposit your ballot into an official dropbox.

You can mail or drop off your ballot anytime before the end of voting on November 3rd - even today! Don't forget to sign (using the same signature used on your driver's license or ID card), date, address (using the address where you're registered/where the ballot was received), and seal the envelope!

#vote2020
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With the unprecedented changes in voting this year due to the pandemic, you may be wondering where you can drop off your ballot. LA County has a ballot drop boxes map to help you locate an official dropbox nearby: https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vbm 

These include LA Public Libraries, and various colleges, public places, transit centers, etc. Please be aware there are fake ballot boxes planted around LA, as well. Make sure you verify your voting box location on this Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website and only deposit your ballot into an official dropbox.

You can mail or drop off your ballot anytime before the end of voting on November 3rd - even today! Dont forget to sign (using the same signature used on your drivers license or ID card), date, address (using the address where youre registered/where the ballot was received), and seal the envelope! 

#vote2020

2 years ago

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It's National Nonprofit Day! Shoutout to all of the incredible nonprofits we've had a chance to partner with over the years. It's an honor to contribute to your missions! ... See MoreSee Less

Its National Nonprofit Day! Shoutout to all of the incredible nonprofits weve had a chance to partner with over the years. Its an honor to contribute to your missions!Image attachment

2 years ago

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Every Friday in August, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is hosting Food for Thought - a free community event promoting dialog and action around social justice and equality, and combatting food insecurity while supporting local Black-owned restaurants!

Enjoy a FREE, freshly prepared meal by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests and learn more about local community programs and resources!

Food for Thought, in partnership with Frontline Foods and The Conversation Truck, will be held at Center South: 2313 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Reserve your free ticket at:
lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought

Friday, August 7 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Voting/Politics
Partners/Guests - Social Ripple Effect, Teen Voter, more TBA

Friday, August 14 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Sexual Health/HIV Testing
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 21 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - All Black Lives Matter
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 28 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Food Insecurity
Partners/Guests - TBA

#blacklivesmatter #theconversationtruck

www.instagram.com/theconversationtruck/Join us each Friday in August at Center South for a FREE freshly-prepared meal provided by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests. Reserve your spot today at lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought
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Every Friday in August, the Los Angeles LGBT Center is hosting Food for Thought - a free community event promoting dialog and action around social justice and equality, and combatting food insecurity while supporting local Black-owned restaurants!

Enjoy a FREE, freshly prepared meal by local Black-owned restaurant partners! Stick around for conversations with special guests and learn more about local community programs and resources!

Food for Thought, in partnership with Frontline Foods and The Conversation Truck, will be held at Center South: 2313 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Reserve your free ticket at:
http://lalgbtcenter.org/foodforthought

Friday, August 7 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Voting/Politics
Partners/Guests - Social Ripple Effect, Teen Voter, more TBA

Friday, August 14 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Sexual Health/HIV Testing
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 21 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - All Black Lives Matter
Partners/Guests - TBA

Friday, August 28 — 11 AM to 2PM
Conversation Topic - Food Insecurity
Partners/Guests - TBA

#blacklivesmatter #theconversationtruck 

https://www.instagram.com/theconversationtruck/

2 years ago

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With over a decade of experience, Humanitarian Affairs Asia is a nonprofit organization based in Thailand, founded with a mission to instill a sense of social consciousness and empower the leaders of tomorrow. They hold seminars, programs, and internships to engage and inspire young people from across the globe to serve communities in need.

BLT Helps assisted Humanitarian Affairs Asia with movie poster inspired advertisements for their upcoming seminars.
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2 years ago

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Alan Yang's latest work is a powerful PSA from the Ad Council addressing anti-Asian racism. Please share. Fight the Virus. Fight the Bias.

Join the fight at lovehasnolabels.com/fightvirusbias.

#FightVirusBias
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2 years ago

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L.A. Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program provides a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residents unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of immigration status. Applications open now and for a limited time: 7/13 - 7/17. Find more info at hcidla.lacity.org ... See MoreSee Less

L.A. Emergency Renters Assistance Subsidy Program provides a temporary rent subsidy for eligible residents unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of immigration status. Applications open now and for a limited time: 7/13 - 7/17. Find more info at hcidla.lacity.org

2 years ago

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Curate L.A. compiled a list of every #blackowned gallery and art space here in Los Angeles. Bookmark and support these venues - and make room for more! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Writer Monica Pirani (@monicapirani on Instagram) created these slides, in consultation with historian Uton Onyejekwe (@utonevan), to spread education - which is a part of what Juneteenth is all about! The sources she used are listed on the last slide.

From her post:

"Juneteenth is not the day that all enslaved people were freed, or the day that slavery ended. Juneteenth is a day to commemorate African American Freedom!"

"Please feel free to share these graphics with your loved ones and to your feed! Black History is American History, and unfortunately many of us aren’t taught about Juneteenth. I just learned about it two years ago! There is no need to feel shame or guilt for just learning about this, we know by now that systematic racism effects our education system. You know now, so you can help spread education and awareness!"

"Follow accounts that teach Black American history and provide resources for learning, like the Zinn Education Project, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and The Conscious Kid."

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2 years ago

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CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a second special town hall about coronavirus, featuring experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families.

"The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air this Saturday, May 30, at 10am ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.

How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in.Join everyone’s favorite furry friends for a new edition of The ABCs of Covid-19: A #CNNSesameStreet Town Hall for Kids and Parents. Tune-in this Saturday, May 30th at 10am ET on CNN. Learn more: m.sesame.org/2X66lPo
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CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a second special town hall about coronavirus, featuring experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families.

The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents will air this Saturday, May 30, at 10am ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.

How to watch: The town hall will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.coms homepage and across mobile devices via CNNs apps, without requiring a cable log-in.

2 years ago

BLT Helps

Variety - the Children's Charity of Southern California provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California. The organization was started by a group of vaudeville performers in 1928 who found a baby abandoned in a theatre on Christmas Eve and were inspired to underwrite the child’s support and education. It has since grown to 43 Chapters in 13 countries, raising over $1.7 billion worldwide to support children in need.

BLT is grateful for Variety's incredible work and is honored to be a regular sponsor of their Annual Variety Charity Auction. The auction usually takes place at CinemaCon but, due to current circumstances, this year's auction was moved online and will benefit our industry families in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auction items include autographed posters, original artwork and more. Bidding is now live. Register by texting VARIETY20 to 76278 or register online at Variety20.givesmart.com. Variety will be adding more items as the time goes on.

All proceeds from this auction to benefit our colleagues in the industry who need assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Variety - the Childrens Charity of Southern California provides life-saving and life-enriching assistance to abused, addicted, physically-challenged, neglected, and/or underprivileged children throughout Southern California. The organization was started by a group of vaudeville performers in 1928 who found a baby abandoned in a theatre on Christmas Eve and were inspired to underwrite the child’s support and education. It has since grown to 43 Chapters in 13 countries, raising over $1.7 billion worldwide to support children in need.

BLT is grateful for Varietys incredible work and is honored to be a regular sponsor of their Annual Variety Charity Auction. The auction usually takes place at CinemaCon but, due to current circumstances, this years auction was moved online and will benefit our industry families in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Auction items include autographed posters, original artwork and more. Bidding is now live. Register by texting VARIETY20 to 76278 or register online at Variety20.givesmart.com. Variety will be adding more items as the time goes on.

All proceeds from this auction to benefit our colleagues in the industry who need assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis.

2 years ago

BLT Helps

Restaurants have been hit hard by this crisis and many have adapted by selling groceries on top of their usual prepared foods for pickup and delivery.

In addition to being one of our favorite lunch spots, Tender Greens gives back to the community. They have a history of supporting Food on Foot (one of our favorite local grassroots nonprofits) by employing participants in their Work for Food program.

Tender Greens is offering a variety of grocery boxes and items including farm fresh produce; meat and dairy; pantry items like bread, rice, pasta and tomato sauce; baking supplies and fresh ground coffee; and everything you’d need for an indoor picnic including the wine!

Be sure to check out the restaurants you love to see how you can support them - and save yourself a trip to the store!

We’re all in this together!

www.tendergreens.com
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Restaurants have been hit hard by this crisis and many have adapted by selling groceries on top of their usual prepared foods for pickup and delivery.

In addition to being one of our favorite lunch spots, Tender Greens gives back to the community. They have a history of supporting Food on Foot (one of our favorite local grassroots nonprofits) by employing participants in their Work for Food program.

Tender Greens is offering a variety of grocery boxes and items including farm fresh produce; meat and dairy; pantry items like bread, rice, pasta and tomato sauce; baking supplies and fresh ground coffee; and everything you’d need for an indoor picnic including the wine!

Be sure to check out the restaurants you love to see how you can support them - and save yourself a trip to the store!

We’re all in this together!

https://www.tendergreens.com

2 years ago

BLT Helps

"Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies” is a benefit for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, join a star-studded celebration of the theatrical filmgoing experience with a LIVE screening of Dirty Dancing hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Stream Live & Donate! lionsgate.live/

#DirtyDancing #Lionsgate #LionsgateLIVE
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Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies” is a benefit for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, dedicated to helping people who work in the motion picture industry and currently providing financial assistance to theater employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis.

Tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET, join a star-studded celebration of the theatrical filmgoing experience with a LIVE screening of Dirty Dancing hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Stream Live & Donate! https://lionsgate.live/

#DirtyDancing #Lionsgate #LionsgateLIVE

2 years ago

BLT Helps

‪In celebration of World Health Day, we are extremely grateful to nurses, midwives, doctors, and other health workers across the globe who have put themselves on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. Thank you to our health heroes for all your hard work and dedication! <3

#SupportNursesAndMidwives #ThanksHealthHeroes #WorldHealthDay
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2 years ago

BLT Helps

Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on Helping Hands Community' website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on their website.

Sign up and spread the word! We're stronger together. 💜

www.helpinghands.community/Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on our website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on our website.

💜Sign up and spread the word, we're stronger together. ⬇️
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Looking for a way to support your #local #community through this unprecedented health crisis?

Sign up on Helping Hands website to volunteer to deliver crucial goods to members of your community that need to #shelterinplace. You can also request free help on their website.

Sign up and spread the word! Were stronger together. 💜

https://www.helpinghands.community/

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2 years ago

BLT Helps

In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. To support you, Ten Percent Happier has created a Coronavirus Sanity Guide. The free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. They’re adding more resources as they're created - so keep checking back. ❤️

www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
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In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. To support you, Ten Percent Happier has created a Coronavirus Sanity Guide. The free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. They’re adding more resources as theyre created - so keep checking back. ❤️

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

2 years ago

BLT Helps

In honor of Shoe the World Day (March 15), we're holding a Shoe Drive for Shoes for the Homeless!

SFTH collects gently used shoes (and new socks) and provides them to local organizations that directly serve and distribute them to those in need, such as Los Angeles Mission, The Midnight Mission, A Place Called Home, Downtown Women's Center, Delancey Street Foundation, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Union Rescue Mission and many more.

Drop off your donations at BLT anytime before the end of the March!
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In honor of Shoe the World Day (March 15), were holding a Shoe Drive for Shoes for the Homeless!

SFTH collects gently used shoes (and new socks) and provides them to local organizations that directly serve and distribute them to those in need, such as Los Angeles Mission, The Midnight Mission, A Place Called Home, Downtown Womens Center, Delancey Street Foundation, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Union Rescue Mission and many more.

Drop off your donations at BLT anytime before the end of the March!

2 years ago

BLT Helps

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2 years ago

BLT Helps

Happy Valentine's Day! 💕Couples that check their voter status together, stay together. 💕

Make sure your love story has a happily ever after by making sure you're ready to #Vote. Check your status here 👇



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Happy Valentines Day! 💕

2 years ago

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3 years ago

BLT Helps

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, composer and jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to The Soraya to perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran (Artistic Director for jazz at The Kennedy Center) will be joined by New West Symphony.

Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film score, Film Music Magazine noted, “It’s an unstoppable sense of history-making that could perhaps only be captured by a musician so steeped in jazz and its cultural heritage.”

Selma earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Song for “Glory” (by John Legend and Common, who also appeared in the film). “Glory” also earned the Oscar for Best Original Song.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, March 7–25, 1965.

SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN
The Soraya
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm
$37-$86

www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/selma
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, composer and jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to The Soraya to perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran (Artistic Director for jazz at The Kennedy Center) will be joined by New West Symphony.

Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film score, Film Music Magazine noted, “It’s an unstoppable sense of history-making that could perhaps only be captured by a musician so steeped in jazz and its cultural heritage.”

Selma earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Song for “Glory” (by John Legend and Common, who also appeared in the film). “Glory” also earned the Oscar for Best Original Song.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, March 7–25, 1965.

SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN
The Soraya 
Saturday, February 1 at 8pm
$37-$86

https://www.thesoraya.org/calendar/details/selma

3 years ago

BLT Helps

Shoutout to our “LGBLT” group for kickstarting a project to bring holiday gifts to our local seniors at the Triangle Square Senior Center. Due to everyone’s generosity, they more than met their goal and took over 2 carloads packed full of beautiful blankets to brighten the holidays. The center staff was blown away. Thanks to everyone that contributed! Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

Shoutout to our “LGBLT” group for kickstarting a project to bring holiday gifts to our local seniors at the Triangle Square Senior Center. Due to everyone’s generosity, they more than met their goal and took over 2 carloads packed full of beautiful blankets to brighten the holidays. The center staff was blown away. Thanks to everyone that contributed! Happy Holidays!Image attachmentImage attachment

3 years ago

BLT Helps

This is the 10th year BLT has supported Midnight Mission’s annual Holiday Toy Drive!

With your help over the past decade, we've collected 1000+ gifts for underprivileged kids here in Los Angeles. Toys are distributed at Midnight Mission’s Santa’s Village in Downtown LA. Parents queue up early Christmas morning with their children, waiting to take them into Santa’s Village where the kids can scoop up some gifts. Each child receives a high-quality, brand name toy along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers.

Huge thanks to Midnight Mission and everyone who has helped brighten the holiday season for these families!
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This is the 10th year BLT has supported Midnight Mission’s annual Holiday Toy Drive!

With your help over the past decade, weve collected 1000+ gifts for underprivileged kids here in Los Angeles. Toys are distributed at Midnight Mission’s Santa’s Village in Downtown LA. Parents queue up early Christmas morning with their children, waiting to take them into Santa’s Village where the kids can scoop up some gifts. Each child receives a high-quality, brand name toy along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers. 

Huge thanks to Midnight Mission and everyone who has helped brighten the holiday season for these families!

3 years ago

BLT Helps

Still looking for a Christmas tree? Let us recommend Delancey Street Foundation!

This amazing nonprofit provides residential rehabilitation services and vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.

For over 45 years, they’ve empowered thousands of residents to become their own solution, addressing generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.

In addition to residential programs all over the country, Delancey does fundraising through their annual Christmas tree lots! This also provides important vocational training in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents. Holiday buyers can also purchase mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, and water bowls for trees. Los Angeles locations include Echo Park, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.

No matter where you get your tree, don’t forget to ask for flame retardant! Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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Still looking for a Christmas tree? Let us recommend Delancey Street Foundation!

This amazing nonprofit provides residential rehabilitation services and vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.

For over 45 years, they’ve empowered thousands of residents to become their own solution, addressing generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.

In addition to residential programs all over the country, Delancey does fundraising through their annual Christmas tree lots! This also provides important vocational training in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents. Holiday buyers can also purchase mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, and water bowls for trees. Los Angeles locations include Echo Park, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.

No matter where you get your tree, don’t forget to ask for flame retardant! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

3 years ago

BLT Helps

‘Tis the Season to Gift with Purpose 🎁 ❤️

Downtown Women's Center's new MADE by DWC Home & Gift Collection is created with love by the women of DWC. Your purchase funds their career & mentorship programs that provides a path out of homelessness.

This holiday season, shop for MADE by DWC gifts online at MADEbyDWC.org or find them at their resale shop on Los Angeles St. & cafe on San Pedro St. in #DTLA or at the following places in #LA: Raven + Lily, Gifts for Good, The Little Market, Ten Thousand Villages (Pasadena), To the Market, Vroman's, Bedhead Pajamas, Hauser & Wirth, Marshall's Retail Group, Dust Muffin, Fancifull Gift Basket, Art Box, Los Angeles County Store, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente (Downey), Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Mindfulnest Santa Monica, Kindred, Limonaia, Larkellen, Serendipity Gifts, The Soulfull Project, & Skirball Center
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‘Tis the Season to Gift with Purpose 🎁 ❤️

Downtown Womens Centers new MADE by DWC Home & Gift Collection is created with love by the women of DWC. Your purchase funds their career & mentorship programs that provides a path out of homelessness. 

This holiday season, shop for MADE by DWC gifts online at MADEbyDWC.org or find them at their resale shop on Los Angeles St. & cafe on San Pedro St. in #DTLA or at the following places in #LA: Raven + Lily, Gifts for Good, The Little Market, Ten Thousand Villages (Pasadena), To the Market, Vromans, Bedhead Pajamas, Hauser & Wirth, Marshalls Retail Group, Dust Muffin, Fancifull Gift Basket, Art Box, Los Angeles County Store, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente (Downey), Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Mindfulnest Santa Monica, Kindred, Limonaia, Larkellen, Serendipity Gifts, The Soulfull Project, & Skirball Center