K. A. R. M. A.

karmic Action Retribution Management Agency

transformative outdoor adventures focused on self growth and community empowerment

Bici Libre is a non-profit bike shop where tools, parts and used bicycles are available

grassroots summer youth program which aims to cultivate youth leadership

School for the Ecocene cultivates programs and community for planetary liberation. For us, planetary liberation means that all beings can live in safe, sovereign, and healthy habitat. Our cooperative school is an offering to Earth.

 Ballet Folklorico Manantial (BFM) is a Salvadoran community dance group whose mission is to serve the public by preserving and promoting Salvadoran cultural heritage through dance and the arts. BFM has served the MacArthur Park area for 19 years, offering free dance training 11 months out of the year at the Francis Community Garden.  BFM plays a crucial role in cultivating community connectivity, visibility and cultural pride among Salvadorans through dance education and cultural presentations throughout LA. 

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Ballet Folklorico Manantial (BFM) es un grupo de danza comunitaria salvadoreña cuya misión es servir al público preservando y promoviendo el patrimonio cultural salvadoreño a través de la danza y las artes. BFM ha servido al área de MacArthur Park durante 19 años, ofreciendo classes gratuito 11 meses al año en

Francis Community Garden. BFM juega un papel crucial en el cultivo de la conectividad de la comunidad, la visibilidad y el orgullo cultural entre los salvadoreños a través de la educación sobre la danza y las presentaciones culturales en todo Los Ángeles.

ABOUT US

Karmic Action Retribution Management Agency (KARMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  that promotes public empowerment through education. We aim to support grassroots organizations that focus on communities most affected by economic disparities, healthcare inequities and systemic inequality.

Our Team

Johanna Iraheta is a multidisciplinary and multicultural educator who is passionate about  developing innovative, somatic and creative experiences that aim to cultivate intergenerational empowerment, healing and community resilience. Johanna is an ingenious artivist who aims to unveil and uphold marginalized communities’ intellect, identity and ancestral knowledge through art,  movement, theater and storytelling. The healing arts and equity movements rooted in flora and fauna connections, binds her to experiential and non-conventional pedagogical practice throughout Los Angeles cityscape, incorporating tools such as  bike journeys, street pop-up activations, plant and medicine relations, wilderness connections and community skill sharing. Johanna holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California and a B.A from California State Northridge. Johanna is also a certified Wilderness and Outdoors Educator from the Diverse Outdoors Leadership Institute, Sierra Club Wilderness Instructor and is a certified League of American Cyclist Instructor.
Woodsin (Woody) Joseph-Sandberg was born and raised in rural North Idaho playing in the dirt and loving nature.  His mother Frances, daughter of immigrant parents, was raised in Los Angeles and still resides in the home where she grew up.  Woody graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Environmental Science and has been advocating for bicycles as a form of transportation, environmental protection, social justice and a sustainable future.  While living in Los Angeles Woody became very involved with the do it yourself bicycle repair movement and became heavily involved with the shaping of Bici Libre from its inception and is one of the founders of Los Angeles Rooted.  He also worked at the Youth Empowerment Project(YEP) full time for over 6 years teaching bicycle repair and safety to underserved youth in New Orleans.  After resigning from YEP Woody is returning to his Los Angeles Roots in order to help Bici LIbre and Los Angeles Rooted grow as well as support other aligned projects through Karmic Action Retribution Management Agency (KARMA)

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