A thousand thanks to the tireless, fearless, visionary, superhuman Suzanne Nichols for shepherding the benefit. Huge appreciation to the brilliant Jane Castillo for organizing the art auction! Here's to a future of support and recognition for arts education in LAUSD!
See www.savethearts.net for details, and to make an donation to the cause: Saving positions and providing resources for our schools!
Check out this LA Times article on the Arts in LAUSD by reporter Jason Song. http://www.latimes.com/news/
No video from the event yet, but check out Austin Martinez and the East LA Performing Arts Academy Choir with Austin's original composition: "Scream, Sing, Shout, Stand (Save Our Teachers)" . Austin performed at the benefit with fellow classmates. Thanks you, students, for standing up for your teachers! More links to come.