Save Parker Center Ballot Initiative Press Conference 10:00 am TODAY

Thursday, May 24, 10:00 am - Parker Center

City ballot initiative to turn Parker Center into the Tom Bradley Center: Save this historic building from demolition for a fitting new use to house the homeless

LOS ANGELES--()--Thurs, May 24, 10:00 am, 150 N. Los Angeles Street: Coalition to Preserve LA, with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and architects, homeless advocates, preservationists and community leaders, will announce an initiative to preserve and reuse Parker Center, renamed as Tom Bradley Center.

Tom Bradley was L.A.'s first African-American mayor, serving five terms. This seminal leader of L.A. boldly championed the underserved and faced down personal and societal discrimination.

L.A. ranks second-to-last among major metro areas in providing homeless shelter. For five years, Parker Center has stood empty. The City Council plans to demolish it and erect a $483 million luxury office skyscraper for city workers. Failing to convert Parker Center into homeless housing is unacceptable amidst our growing humanitarian crisis.

What:

  Initiative to Save and Rename Parker Center
 

When:

Thursday, May 24, 2018
 

Time:

10:00 am
 

Where:

Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, 90014

 

Who:

Jill Stewart, Coalition to Preserve LA Executive Director

Michael Weinstein, AHF President

Rev. Kelvin Sauls, Senior Pastor, Holman United Methodist Church

Community leaders and homeless advocates

Contacts

Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, 310-702-4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com

Release Summary

Save Parker Center Ballot Initiative Press Conference 10:00 am TODAY; Thursday, May 24, 10:00 am - Parker Center

Contacts

Coalition to Preserve LA
Ileana Wachtel, 310-702-4240
wachtelileana@gmail.com