Hermosa About Town

Tent talks, concert

Pete McKinnon and Amanda Hunter take in Hermosa Beach sunshine. Hunter is founder of Good World Power of Peace, which kicks off it’s Building the Power of Peace event this Saturday. Photo


Good World Power of Peace, a Hermosa Beach-based nonprofit, will host an all-day event Saturday devoted to bringing millennials together to make a positive impact on the world.

The event will be held at South Park and begins at 10 a.m. with a series of “In Tent Talks,” in which facilitators will lead discussions around a variety of topics, including social media, family life and health and wellness. Meanwhile, instructors will lead yoga classes.

GWPOP founder Amanda Hunter said each talk will last about half an hour. People are welcome to attend solely to listen and don’t have to speak, she said. The “unscripted” format was inspired by the way t social media, while useful for raising awareness, has left millennials craving deeper connections.

“This is a chance for young people to express themselves to one another,” Hunter said. “People seem excited about the chance to get their voices heard.”

Following the Tent Talks, an art show and concerts will unfold on the South Park lawn. Local acts, including Special C, will perform. There will also be food provided, including burritos from Brothers Burritos.

Hunter said that she sees the Hermosa event as an opportunity to do further engagement with other communities and that she is in talks with Manhattan Beach about putting on an event there. Among her goals is to boost voter registration among youth.

“People don’t realize how powerful the vote is. You really can change things,” Hunter said.

Sister City

The Hermosa Beach Sister City organization is hosting a fundraiser at Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach this Saturday. The fundraiser, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., will benefit sister city programs in Hermosa, as well as those in Redondo and Manhattan Beach. Sister city programs date back to the Eisenhower Administration and are designed to promote international goodwill through cultural exchange programs. Every year, families in Hermosa welcome students from Loreto, Mexico for a week, and then later spend a week themselves in the Baja fishing town.

Tickets include a meal and discounted house margaritas. To purchase tickets, go to www.hb-sistercity.org.

Community First

Councilmember Mary Campbell will step in for her counterpart Hany Fangary this Saturday as she leads the monthly Community First meeting. Although residents can bring questions or thoughts on any topic, this month’s meeting will be focused on the proposed stormwater infiltration project on the Greenbelt near Second Street. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambers.


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