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Walkin’ in LA Panel at SAG Foundation

By Outreachnerd @CindyMarieJ

I’m honored & humbled that Dennis Baker asked me to speak on this panel.

SAG-Aftra or Actors Equity members can attend and anyone can watch the live-stream!


Event Type: LifeRaft

Title: Walkin’ in LA
For National Walk Day the panel will cover topics that include alternate transportation and living local in LA.

Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine
Los Angeles
(free validated parking)Check in: 6:30 PM

Event Rules: Event rules

In celebration of National Walk Day this panel will cover topics that include alternate transportation and the benefits of local living within Los Angeles. The goal of this panel is to educate current (and future) LA residents on the various living areas within the greater Los Angeles area and share about what makes where they live unique and interesting. Panelists will share their experiences of going car-free and provide topics in how to integrate alternate transportation methods into your daily life.Meet the Panelists:Ed Begley Jr. has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. He serves on the boards of Green Wish, the Coalition For Clean Air, The Thoreau Institute and the advisory board of the Union Of Concerned Scientists. He’s also active with many other organizations. Ed’s work has earned him a number of awards from some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the nation, including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeeper and the Cesar Chavez Foundation. He currently lives near Los Angeles, in a self-sufficient home powered by solar energy. Follow the progress on his new, Platinum LEED-certified home at

Enci Box is an actor and urban cyclist who co-founded the organization illuminateLA, as well as a board member of the 501(c)4 Bikeside. The past few years she has worked as stage manager and stage technician, and also co-produced and produced stage plays. She organized several Bicycle ADventures as well as Metro ADventures. From 2006 to 2008 she was on the board of Women In Theatre. Now she is on the SAG Conservatory Committee, the SAG On-Line Task Force Committee, the CalTrans 7 Bicycle Advisory Committee and The Bike Writers Collective.

Cindy Marie Jenkins is a Storyteller/Outreach Nerd specializing in training communities and artists to connect with their potential audience. She often guests on podcasts, web shows & contributes to community websites on the topics of outreach and marketing. While Outreach Chair of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, Cindy branded the neighborhood and contributed to Atwater Village Now, introducing an evolving community to artists moving into the neighborhood. She curates arts shows on You Tube and co-hosts the weekly Web Series Watch. Currently Outreach/Marketing Director for 24th STreet Theatre & Outreach/Social Media Consultant for The Help Group). Cindy serves on the Steering Committee of  Directors Lab West and was Social Media Strategist for ARTmageddon, a city-wide festival giving a positive spin to CARmageddon in 2012. Cindy was one of the arts advocates who created the #LAthtr hashtag in 2010 to unify the Los Angeles theater. She’s been car-free since 2010 and although born and bred on the East Coast, Cindy loves our Los Angeles sprawl.

Cathy Reinking is a native Angeleno and has been working as a Casting Director since the early ’90s, working on “Frasier,” “Arrested Development” “According to Jim,” and countless other shows, pilots, films, web series, commercials, plays – you name the genre, she has cast it. She also served as NBC’s Manager of Casting and holds a degree in theater arts from UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude. She just recently left her two year stint as the Casting Director and Rights Associate for L.A. Theatre Works, which produces 10 live shows and upwards of 5 “in-studio” recordings of plays a year. She recently published the second edition of her book, “How To Book Acting Jobs in TV and Film: The Truth About the Acting Industry – Conversations with a Veteran Hollywood Casting Director,” which is available on Amazon and iTunes. She has been carless by choice in LA since November 2011. And has lived in several other cities during the last decade without a vehicle. She bikes, rides the bus, takes the very occasional taxi, and hardly ever asks for rides.

Alissa Walker writes about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for publications like Dwell, Fast Company, GOOD, Wired, Details, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and is an associate producer for the KCRW public radio show DnA: Design and Architecture. In 2010 she was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing on design and urbanism, and in 2011 she was awarded an ArtPlace grant for the initiative GOOD Ideas for Cities, where creatives propose solutions to urban problems proposed by city leaders, and present their ideas at lively public forums. Alissa lives in a royal blue house in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles where she throws ice cream socials, tends to a drought-tolerant garden, writes infrequently on her blog,, and has been relishing life in L.A. without a car since 2006. Follow her at @gelatobaby

Moderator - Stephen Box (Acting Senior Project Coordinator, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment)

***This event will be Live Streamed.*** To watch the panel you DO NOT have to log into our website. Just go to

Email questions to [email protected] or tweet to #SAGF.

Please DO NOT RSVP if you will be watching the live stream of this event. Only RSVP if you want to attend this event in person.

If you would like to attend this event in person you must RSVP as seats are limited.

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