The Pico Walks: Olympic Boulevard
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The Pico Walks with Betty Marín
June 10, June 17, and June 24, 2017
All walks 11 AM – 1 PM
Various locations in Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood
Space is Limited!
We invite you to explore the Pico neighborhood through a series of unique daytime walks through the 90404. The Pico Walks, led by artist Betty Marín, cover local history, solidarity, and current relationships across race and generations of the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica. These vibrant excursions will lead us through the neighborhood in response to storytelling from local residents. To begin each walk, each participant will choose a small and light flag to carry highlighting a quote by a local resident they resonate with. As we walk together, we will create a kind of small and subtle parade, marking significant sites along the way. Each walk will be about one mile. The closing and centerpiece of each walk will be a sit-down conversation led by two community members and involving all participants through questions and dialogue. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and water bottle. This is a free, family-friendly series of events – all are welcome to participate.
Pico Walk: Olympic Boulevard
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11 AM – 1 PM
Meet outside of the Main Gallery (green building)
at 18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
This walk will invite community historian Jaime Cruz and long-time business owner Henry Bañuelos to lead us through different historic eras of Olympic Blvd, including its current manifestation. By remembering the old Mexican Business district that once existed, meeting other long-time residents, and discussing issues like policing and gentrification, we will hear from theirs and your experiences across time. Meet outside of Main gallery of 18th Street Arts Center.