InterAct brings together
a new generation of activists
at the intersection of
advocacy, social change, and networking.

InterAct members have a great time
meeting like-minded Angelenos
and making real change in L.A.

InterAct is a project of LAANE,
an organization dedicated to creating
good jobs, thriving communities,
and a healthy environment.

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JOIN A NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS

Interested in changing the world and having fun at the same time? Join InterAct, the membership program of LAANE, as we bring together a new generation of activists at the intersection of advocacy, social change and networking. All members receive invitations to InterAct happy hours, mixers, film screenings, gallery events, readings, marches, rallies and hearings. In addition, you’ll learn about InterAct members doing amazing things and receive InterAct’s guides to shopping LA with heart.

INTERACTING UP!

Sarah Geismer

Sarah Geismer

My name is Sarah Geismer and I InterAct because I care about Los Angeles becoming a more unified city that’s a tenable and fair place for all people to live. My friends would describe me as giggly and sleepy. What I'm enjoying working on: I work on the show MARON for IFC and I’ve really enjoyed learning about Highland Park and also I just love the tone of the show and the world it explores. My favorite secret spot in LA is I don’t know how secret it is but I really love Taylor’s steakhouse and all the old fashioned Los Angeles places. The biggest issue facing LA right now is: fair wages and the seemingly ever widening gap between the rich and poor within the city.

Josh Staman

Josh Staman

My name is Joshua Staman and I InterAct because as Tip O'Neill said, 'All politics is local.' My friends would describe me as creative-driven and passionate about current events. What I'm enjoying working on: I have two scripts in the second round of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and I was just accepted into the UCLA Master Class in Pilot Writing. Television is a very interesting new world to me! My favorite secret spot in LA is: Sabor Y Cultura. The biggest issue facing LA right now is: this drought.

 
Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson

My name is Tyler Anderson and I InterAct because progressive change won't happen unless we work together to realize a better future. My friends would describe me as witty and as the nice guy at the party who wants you to meet everyone. What I'm enjoying working on: right now I'm prepping for the California Bar Exam, and as tough as the process is, I love storing away legal tricks that can be used in collective representation against institutional landlords and large corporations. My favorite secret spot in LA is: the farmer's market in Echo Park. The biggest issue facing LA right now is: redevelopment, gentrification, and forced homelessness. As money pours in, we need to prevent displacement and ensure that growth is equitable and inclusive.

Susie Cooley

Susie Cooley

My name is Susie Cooley and I InterAct because I love our community and I want to work towards bettering it for all. My friends would describe me as funny and possibly too concerned with fairness. What I'm enjoying working on: making a stuffed animal (Pusheen, for all you insiders) for a friend. My favorite secret spot in LA is Pollo a la Brasa Western. The biggest issue facing LA right now is: equality of opportunity, not to mention a DROUGHT.

PAST EVENTS

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Solitude to Solidarity

September 14, 2014

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Small Talk Big Change

September 5, 2014

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Assembly of Trash with Curt Gambretta

May 29, 2014

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Frying Pan Happy Hour

September 24, 2013

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Repower LA Mixer

September 12, 2012

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Destination La Mixer

July 30, 2012

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Construction Careers Mixer

June 21, 2012

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Party with a Purpose

September 16, 2011