Currently in Los Angeles — May 23rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Clouds disappear to give us a sunny day

We’ve rolled into Gemini Season, everyone. You’re probably rolling your eyes at the astrology reference, but I do like what this sign represents. They’re always buzzing with ideas, spontaneous and adaptable, and highly social. On this Monday, when the sun emerges after a cloudy weekend, harness the Gemini spirit and challenge yourself to learn ten new facts about climate change, then spread the message. With highs around 73°F and a nice breeze, maybe your friends will run outside and do a little activism, as a treat. Take a break after sunset, because that marine layer starts rolling back in to set up an overcast Tuesday morning. Lows will fall near 56°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Our Managing Editor, Zaria Howell, profiled Mia Madison, Executive Director of Memphis Tilth. Memphis Tilth is an environmental organization that promotes sustainable local food systems.

“It wasn’t until Madison transferred to the University of Memphis in the early 2000s to study geography, however, that she learned about the connection between environmental racism and marginalized communities.

It was in urban planning and anthropology classes that Madison began to seriously flex her advocacy muscle. Although, she says that it’s her lived experiences — growing up in the South, witnessing and following white flight, creating poverty maps for the city of Memphis — that really informed a lot of her interest in community organizing.”

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