The Freya Project LA

Please join us on Monday, April 23rd to support 1000 Friends of Florida, an environmental conservancy group. It's no secret that our natural world is changing. While the current administration would have us believe that climate change is "fake news" and that rolling back corporate regulations is good for our country, science tells a different story. As individuals fighting climate change can feel insurmountable. We recycle, monitor our carbon footprints, drive electric cars, but does it really make a difference? 1000 Friends of Florida works to get individuals involved in saving their own state, one of the most vulnerable to climate change, and their own communities.

1000 Friends of Florida is Florida’s leading not-for-profit smart growth advocacy organization. 1000 Friends of Florida is building better communities and saving special places in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. They promote vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. They work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water needed for residents, agriculture and the environment, provide refuge for wildlife, and support abundant recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Above all, they strive to give citizens a meaningful role in shaping the futures of their communities and state.

We look forward to hearing essays from these inspiring women about a time in nature.

Leah Dieterich
Leah Dieterich
Leah Dieterich's essays and short fiction have been published by Buzzfeed, Bomb magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Offing. Her book Vanishing Twins: A Marriage is forthcoming from Soft Skull in September 2018.
Ahna O'Reilly
Ahna O'Reilly
Ahna O'Reilly is one of three sisters. She grew up in the Bay Area, central Washington and France. You can see her in the movies Marshall, All I See is You, Fruitvale Station and The Help and can hear her singing on the 2016 cast recording of The Robber Bridegroom. O’Reilly is on the Los Angeles Steering Committee for UNICEF Next Generation and works closely with the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project.
Alisha Rai
Alisha Rai
Alisha Rai pens award-winning contemporary romances and is frequently sought as a speaker on publishing, romance, and media. Her novels have been named Best Books of the Year by NPR, Washington Post, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus, Bustle, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she's not writing, Alisha is traveling and tweeting.
Maggie Shipstead
Maggie Shipstead
Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements and recipient of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Her short stories, travel writing, essays, and criticism have appeared many places, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and the The Best American Short Stories.

Please join us on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 7pm at Botanica

Freya Project events are $20, 100% of which goes to our chosen charity for that event. Admission includes an additional $10 charge for food provided by Botanica.

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