Children’s Billboard Contest Appeals for Unity
Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine, LAPD Deputy Chief Ronald Bergmann, LAPD Captain James H. Cansler, LAUSD Elementary School Students and District Personnel
Unveiling of Winning Billboard for "Anti-Hate" Contest
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 8:00 a.m.
"Carl’s Jr" Parking Lot, Southeast Corner of Sherman Way and Geyser Avenue.
Los Angeles: During January and February of 2003, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Area Community Police Station coordinated and sponsored a billboard contest involving 5th and 6th grade students from several elementary schools throughout the West Valley Area.
The students were asked to create a drawing with a message of anti-hate and/or tolerance for others. The winning art entry will appear on a large billboard donated by Clear Channel Outdoor. The first, second, and third place winners will all be present at the unveiling, as well as representatives from their schools.
This is a positive event involving the students from the community and their police department.
This press release was prepared by Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.