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RSVP for the GOOD LA Launch Weekend: April 8, 9, and 10

We've got lots to celebrate this April, so we're throwing a party to honor the city we live in and the people who make it work. We hope you can come.




We've been working hard here at GOOD on a few special projects for our fellow Angelenos. This April, we're publishing the Los Angeles issue of our magazine and launching a new local community, GOOD LA.

To celebrate both, we're throwing a party to honor the city we live in and the people who make it work. We hope you can come. All events are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP.

GOOD LA Launch Weekend
April 8, 9, & 10
Atwater Crossing (ATX)
3229 Casitas Avenue

Join us for three days of urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods, all at Atwater Crossing, an incredible new creative space in Atwater Village.

View the weekend's calendar and RSVP for all events here.

Once you RSVP you'll receive more detailed information before the event via email. We'll see you at ATX!

Want to volunteer during the weekend? Sign up here and do some good.

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