Organized with Boston Impact Initiative and Gratitude Railroad


Let’s visit the UCLA Botanical Garden to enjoy a picnic lunch focused on economic justice, investing in opportunities and how LA leaders have found innovative ways to support at-risk communities through public private partnerships and social enterprise.


We will then visit the Hammer Museum where they believe in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. We will review the profound works of neo olivas, co-founder of Crenshaw Dairy Mart Art Gallery, and Ulysses Jenkins, who influenced a generation of emerging Black video artists who came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s. Both exhibitions touch on social issues of race, gender, and community as they relate to ritual, history, and justice. We will enjoy a curated tour about how art influenced the social and racial issues of local LA communities and vice versa.



Vanessa Arizmendi, curatorial assistant, Hammer Projects: noé olivas, Hammer Museum

Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Senior Curator, Hammer Museum

Miguel Santana, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation

Thomas Vozzo, Chief Executive Officer, Homeboy Industries