Date posted: June 10, 2011
June 18, 2011: Out The Window Bus Ride + Video Watching Meet Up with Public Matters + East Lo Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) Students, 9:30-11:30am, East Los Angeles, CA
In conjunction with the launch of Out The Window, we invite you all to come meet up and ride the bus with us on Saturday June 18th. MEET UP and take an LA Metro bus ride tour of the East L.A. food (desert) landscape with Public Matters + East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy students! See details below>
TIPS FOR BUS RIDING:
There are usually two Transit TV screens in each bus — one towards the front door, and one near the back. You’ll be riding between two and four buses for this meet up (not counting your return trip). There are no bus transfers available. Buses cost $1.50 per ride, so be sure to bring some change with you! Alternately, you can purchase a Metro Day Pass for $6.00 aboard most buses or at a Metro ticket vending machine (such as at Union Stations or other train stations).
Meet up OPTION #1: 9:30 AM at UNION STATION – Cesar E Chavez & Vignes.
Meet up on the SW corner of Cesar E Chavez & Vignes (back side of Union Station) at the eastbound bus stop. Get on the 770 or 84/68 bus no later than 10AM to make the next destination in time. There are buses scheduled to depart at 9:35am, 9:48am and 9:55am. The bus will go down Cesar E Chavez Ave into East L.A., and will give you time to watch Out The Window videos on board. Don’t forget to look out the window! Get off the bus at the corner of Cesar E Chavez & Eastern.
Meet up OPTION #2: 10:15 AM at Cesar E Chavez & Eastern in front of Jack In The Box.
Arrive by bus from Union Station (see Meet up OPTION #1) or independently. Meet up with East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy Students & Public Matters here. Students will speak about their work in and about the
East L.A. food landscape, which they’ve captured in the videos that are screening on the buses. We will then get back on the 770 (or 84/68) bus headed east to Atlantic & Avenida Cesar Chavez, transfer to the 260 bus headed south on Atlantic, and then take the 720 (or 18) bus west on Whittier to see more of East L.A. and its lack of healthy food options. The tour will end around 11:30am at Arctic Hotspot Bakery & Cafe (2509 E 4th Street) in Boyle Heights, where all are welcome to continue the conversation over healthy snacks.
For your return trip, you can catch the bus (770 or 84/68) at Cesar E Chavez & Soto or take the Gold Line at 1st & Soto.
If you plan on coming, please RSVP here via Facebook!