On September 13th, we lost Ms. Mary Rose Cortese, one of our community elders in South Central LA’s Florence-Firestone community. Mary has joined her brother Joe Titus in the next chapter. I know they’re up there still advocating for Florence-Firestone.
Mary and Joe welcomed me into the community on Day 1 in 2009. They were honorary abuelitos to me and many others. Hug your elders. Ask them to tell you stories. Document their lives. Cherish them every day.
At the end of this #AARP session, I dedicated my presentation to Mary Rose Cortese 🙏🏽💛
I’m speaking about #EmbeddedPlanning praxis at the AARP Livable Communities Workshop, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10am Pacific. We’re exploring ways to engage older adults and community elders in these times. The virtual event is FREE TO ALL. Come through.