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Get Out: Be the Cause, Women's Fest, Big Day for Bicycles

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Art for a Cause
Be the Cause, a not-for-profit community service organization, is hosting an evening of education, expression and inspiration through a three-part event including speakers from various international relief organizations, interactive audience art projects to initiate dialogue within our community and performances by local Los Angeles musicians. It's called "Compassion and Expression: Art for Peace." Tonight you can use your creative juices to make cards for hospitalized civilians in Gaza--so bring some supplies to use and share. You'll hear speakers discussing issues, and live music from local performers. It's happening from 5-9 tonight at Chuco’s Justice Center (1137 East Redondo Blvd., Inglewood), and there's a suggested donation of $10. RSVP on the Be the Cause site.

Women's Festival
Thanks to the combined efforts of The City of Los Angeles Status on the Commission of Women, Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson Jr., Assemblymember Curren Price Jr.,actress Tichina Arnold, TV Personality Mother Love, Miss California Latina Nancy Pelayo, Inspirational Speaker Jewel Diamond Taylor, and others, today is the inaugural Women's Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jim Gilliam Recreational Park (4000 s. La Brea Avenue). Themed, “Women of Resilience,” the festival will focus exclusively on wellness of women and girls in the Los Angeles area. Events include a tennis clinic hosted by the Venus and Serena Williams Tennis Academy’s Coach LeGeorge Mauldin featuring local journalist and activist Jasmyne Cannick, free health screenings, motivational talks, healthy cooking demonstrations, a clothing drive for women, fitness clinic, make-overs, financial literacy workshop, raffles, and a free lunch for all attendees. The entire event is free and women and girls of all ages are encouraged to attend.