Wild L.A.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Room 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, August 15, at 9 a.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

The rugged mountains north of Los Angeles are home to one of America’s first national forests and one of its newest national monuments. Officially designated wildlands like the Angeles National Forest (created in 1892) and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument (created in 2014) have long served the public and wildlife. But how can these green spaces better serve park-poor communities in the Los Angeles Basin? What hidden meanings can Southern California’s indigenous people, who have deep cultural and material connections with the land, share about these mountains? And how can animals that blur the line between wilderness and city help us rediscover the wildness of urban ecosystems close to home? Environmental historian Char Miller; urban wildlife expert Beth Pratt-Bergstrom; native-plants activist Nicholas Hummingbird; and an advocate for expanded access to green spaces for inner-city residents will discuss these questions and more in a dynamic discussion moderated by Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries and KCET’s Lost L.A.

Additional Links:
Char Miller Facebook, Twitter
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Nicholas Hummingbird Instagram, KCET
Nathan Masters Facebook, KCET, Twitter

Related Event:
Wild L.A. Guided Hike

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus






Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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