Go Metro to the Long Live LA screening and panel discussion

FORM OF ABUSE by Yoshua Okón from Freewaves on Vimeo.

It’s no secret that public transportation helps people live healthier, longer lives. Use of public transit encourages a more active and fit lifestyle that includes walking or bicycling, and it can also link a community to fresh food.

And now there’s another connection between public transportation and health as the Los Angeles media arts organization Freewaves launches “Long Live LA,” a program that harnesses the creativity of artists to engage, educate, and inspire people to live healthier lifestyles with videos addressing critical public health issues that will air on Transit TV. A total of 35 videos will air on Transit TV now through March 31, covering topics ranging from obesity to mental health to lead exposure.

If you’d like to view the collection of short films all in one go, you can attend the free screening of “Live Long LA” on Thursday, Feb. 20 at ForYourArt on 6020 Wilshire Boulevard. The evening will feature a panel discussion about how artists can contribute to the public dialogue about health and inspire people to embrace healthier lifestyles. All are welcome to attend. To get to ForYourArt, hop on the Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax.