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The GOOD Cities Issue Party: June 1 in a City Near You The GOOD Cities Issue Party: June 1 in a City Near You

The GOOD Cities Issue Party: June 1 in a City Near You

by Alissa Walker

May 24, 2011



Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 1.

As you may remember, in February we held a worldwide party where people in any city could get together and talk about the last issue of our quarterly magazine, the Energy Issue. For the Cities Issue Starring Los Angeles, which came out this spring, we'd like to throw the same kind of party: A distributed, coordinated global GOOD event. And once again, we're collaborating with our good friends at Meetup.com to make it happen.

Here's how it works. Check with GOOD's Meetup Everywhere page to find a community near you. There are more than 30 communities around the world, from San Francisco to Sydney, Boise to Brussels. Once you join a local community, you can go ahead and become the organizer of the GOOD Cities Issue Party so you can choose the location, set the time, and refine exactly what the party will look like. Just make sure to schedule it for Wednesday, June 1. If there isn't a GOOD event scheduled in your town yet, click on "Schedule a Meetup near you" to put one on the map, and you'll automatically launch a new community.

Next: Get yourself a copy of the latest issue (still on newsstands), or peruse the content online and decide what you want to talk about. Remember that the focus of the issue is looking at the urban environment through the lens of Los Angeles. Maybe you'll discuss one of the articles focusing on global issues like water, traffic, or education. Maybe you'll talk about what problems you're facing in your own community. What can you learn from L.A.? What does your city do better? We're excited to see what you come up with, as long as you're using the issue as a jumping off point for great conversations about the future of where you live.

Finally, send us your photos and recaps of your GOOD Cities Issue Party. Email them to alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com and we'll include them in an online slideshow. If you're an organizer, and you need a copy of the latest issue, hit us up at that email address and we'll send you one.

For those of you in Los Angeles, we're meeting Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the awesome lending library and bookstore Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights. You can read more about the store and its founder, David Kipen, right here. Afterward we'll head to one of the many (many, many) fantastic restaurants in the neighborhood for tacos and drinks.

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