Tokio Florist by Giovanni Jance; The Orpheum Theatre by Stephen Schafer; Paul R. Williams courtesy UCLA Library Special Collections; Golden State Mutual by Jose Turang; Sakai-Kozawa Residence by M. Rosalind Sagara
People + Places: A Virtual Conversation Series
A free virtual series for 2021
The L.A. Conservancy is pleased to present People + Places: A Virtual Conversation Series, bringing together advocates, experts, community members, and others to discuss the people and places that make Los Angeles special.
Together, we'll unpack topics, like culturally historic sites and the threats they face, architects who overcame adversity to change the L.A. landscape, legacy businesses, and the people who run and love them, or the impact of historic spaces on a community’s health and identity. Nothing is off the table during these candid discussions.
We hope you join us for these FREE virtual lunchtime events!
We're inviting Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner and Manager of the City of Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources (and past director of preservation issues at the L.A. Conservancy) for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his new book, "Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities." In his book, he tells the comprehensive story of how historic preservation has revived Los Angeles neighborhoods, created a downtown renaissance, and guided the future of the city. The Conservancy's President and CEO Linda Dishman will moderate this event.
Join us as we learn more about Silver Lake's Sakai-Kozawa Residence/Tokio Florist (Historic-Cultural Monument #1198), including its historic significance, the community's effort to designate and memorialize the site, and the vision for the site's continued use. We're pleased to have Michael Breland, architect at Breland-Harper, Catherine Gudis, Professor of History/Director of Public History at the University of California, Riverside,and Kristen Hayashi, Director of Collections and Curator at the Japanese American National Museum, and Board Member of Little Tokyo Historical Society. The Conservancy's Neighborhood Outreach Manager M. Rosalind Sagara will moderate this event.