Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world. How do I know? I've seen proof of it last month when I took part in artist Pedro Reyes's People's United Nations, an effort to bring together people from all corners of the world who live in Los Angeles as laymen reps of their respective countries. Our goal? Fix the world, make it a better place.
It was an amazing feeling to walk into a crowd and see that all sizes, shapes and backgrounds were represented. It's a thing of beauty, an artwork in itself.
|Pedro Reyes, The People's United Nations (pUN), 2015. Event at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, May 2-3, 2015. | Photo: Lili Soto.|
On a recent Saturday, 190 delegates currently in Los Angeles hailing from 140 countries around the world, joined together to engage in a cross-cultural conversation.
One of those delegates was me, representing the Philippines.
I signed up, blindly, knowing that at the very least I would get to see what I only glimpsed on trains and buses in Los Angeles, the diversity of faces that make up the mosaic we call this city. My wish came true. [read more]