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Derby Dolls to Get Well with Mayor Villaraigosa

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The Mayor has been running these CommUNITY Days of Service since he got into office. Basically, a region is chosen and thousands of volunteers pour into that sector of the city to clean and beautify the neighborhoods. From tree plantings to picking up litter to free community workshops, there's lots going on. Tomorrow's area is in what the Mayor calls the "Heart of the City," aka Koreatown, Thai Town, Historic Filipinotown, MacArthur Park, Hollywood, Pico-Union, Westlake, Mid-Wilshire and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Mayor will be joining Slash at the beginning of the tomorrow morning at the Casa Libre Youth Shelter, but at 10:30, he'll enter the Doll Factory in Historic Filipinotown and join the Derby Dolls and the Commission on the Status of Women as they lead area women and girls in a day-long, complimentary Wellness Conference that includes workshops on self-defense, basic tai chi, yoga, “punkrope” lessons and nutrition workshops.

"The Wellness Conference is designed to promote empowerment of women and young girls and encourage healthy lifestyles," the Dolls say. Additionally, next week they'll be holding a Roller Derby Camp for girls ages 9-17. They're called the After-School All-Stars.

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