Accommodations

LOCAL HOME SHARE

The Local Home Share is a program we have developed to share and find opportunities for peer-to-peer housing arrangements for the 2017 Common Field Los Angeles Convening. Common Field Los Angeles encourages local hosts to sign-on. We recommend out of town attendees to review a variety of options to secure a pleasurable and inexpensive stay.  

Want to be a host? Fill out our Local Home Share 
OFFER FORM.

Looking for a place to stay? Fill out our Local Home Share 
REQUEST FORM.

Deadline to submit is October 20th, 2017

Common Field is working as a facilitator providing the opportunity for parties involved to come together and work out their own housing arrangements. Common Field makes no promises, guarantees, warranties or claims regarding seekers or providers of housing. It is the responsibility of the participants to determine whether referred individuals are found to be compatible. All final decisions regarding home-sharing rest with the seekers and providers of housing. The final decision on any living arrangement made is voluntary and the decision will be made solely by the parties in the living arrangement.

HOTELS

Common Field has secured a limited number of reduced-rate rooms and group travel discounts available on a first come, first-served basis.

The Miyako Hotel offers comfortable, affordable private accommodations in walking distance of the 2017 Common Field Convening site. Private Room: $189.00 + tax (15.69%) per night. To make a reservation, please email sales@miyakola.com or call 213-617-2000 and use the group confirmation number #115037 to receive a group-rate discount on a first come, first serve basis, until October 1, 2017.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is just minutes from the JACCC. Check website for current rates. To make a reservation, please call DoubleTree Reservations at (213) 629-1200. Please identify yourself as part of the Common Field group staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

Additionally, a local area hotel that offers unique accommodations:

The Line LA is in the heart of Koreatown with artistic charm, spacious rooms & modern architecture along Wilshire Boulevard. King room: $249 per night, Double Double room: $219 per night. To make a reservation, click here. Receive a discount with our group code via www.thelinehotel.com: 171101COMM. The booking link will be valid through Monday, October 9, 2017.

 

Transportation

CAR TRANSPORT

Ride Sharing (Lyft, Uber, etc) is strongly recommended as a mode of transportation during your stay in Los Angeles. Please see below for additional transportation information.

TO AND FROM LAX

The Flyaway bus travels from the LAX airport directly to Union Station—the schedule can be found HERE. The fare is $9.75, which can be purchased online in adavnce or can be paid upon arrival at Union Station. From there, you can either use the Metro rail/bus or rideshare/taxi services to reach your destination.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Los Angeles is a big, sprawling city and the Metro is low-cost alternatives to ride shares, taxis and rental cars. The city’s public transportation is an excellent way to visit nearby neighborhoods and sites.

For routes and schedules, click here. Or, download the Go Metro app here!

Metro Fares can be calculated HERE.

PARKING

If you choose to drive, there are two parking options the JACCC recommends. 

1. Joe’s Auto Parks/Sho Tokyo Garage (Adjacent to JACCC)
$7 for the day with Common Field coupon available at registration desk
$10 without coupon
350 E. Second Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours of Operation: Mon– Wed: 5:00am - 12:00 am, Thur – Sat: 5:30am – 1:30am

2. Aiso Parking Garage (2 blocks from JACCC, Just North of First Street)
$2 per hour. $3 after 5 pm. 
101 N. Judge John Aiso (San Pedro St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs: 6:00am – Midnight, Fri: 6:00am – 2:00am, Sat. 9:00am – 2:00am
 

Accessibility

Common Field believes in creating a fully accessible space for all attendees. Please notify us your accessibility needs as you register for the Convening or email us at hello@commonfield.org. The earlier we know, the better we can prepare. Let us know if you need listening devices, ASL interpretation, scent-free space, wheelchair accessibility or any other aids that will help us to create a better gathering for everyone. If you find yourself in need of specific support during the conference, please share them with our front desk.

Gender Neutrality

As we get to know one another, instead of assuming someone’s gender by appearance or names, inquire respectfully about one’s preferred gender pronouns. Furthermore, attendees are encouraged to use gender neutral language in their presentations and discussions.

Gender neutral bathrooms are located throughout the Convening locations.

Safer Space

The organizers of Common Field Convening strive to create an open and inclusive environment in which participants feel safe to take risks, and engage in challenging discussions. We see the need for safer spaces in all organizing and are committed to it as a part of our work. We encourage our attendees to learn how to create such spaces in each of our gatherings and adopt such practices pertinent to their own organizing. Below are some principles that guide our commitment to collective practice.

Hold ourselves accountable first, and enter each space with a humble heart and loving criticality.​ Center care in our interactions with others and in representing our own needs.

— In order to grow a common field that is truly intersectional and inclusive, we need to recognize that inequity is systematic. Before entering each organizing space, take a moment to acknowledge our own differences and be honest about our own privileges and power. ​Make a conscious effort to resist ableism, racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in our language, imagery, and examples.

— Prioritize listening is essential in creating inclusive space. When we listen, center the voices of people with disability, trans & queer, black & brown, low-income, non-English speaking or other non-white folks. Silence can be helpful especially when it means we are actively listening and processing.

— Rather than reacting to one’s immediate need to manage disagreement or achieve perfection, give space for discomfort, mistakes, vulnerability and non-closure. It is often through mistakes and discomfort that we grow.

— Respect each other's privacy and personal boundaries, including confidentiality. Understand that safety, accessibility and personal boundaries mean different things for different people. The way to create a safer and more accessible space for everyone is to ask respectfully and learn from one another interpersonally.

— Have fun. Take breaks. Allow space for yourself and others to enter and leave according to their needs.

— The planning of our convenings is always a collaborative and learning effort with many different parties involved. We welcome any suggestions and feedback that will help us to take better care of each other intentionally and creatively throughout the convening and beyond. If you encounter any difficulties during the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the front desk or email us at hello@commonfield.org.

To learn more about safer space and other facilitation tools, please visit:
Safe Space: a tool for allowing deep and consensual dialogue by Berkeley Student Cooperative

Participants Agreement by Allied Media Conference

Location Details

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Founded in 1971, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires–Japanese American Cultural & Community Center connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond.

Since first opening its doors in 1980, JACCC has evolved into one of the largest ethnic art and cultural centers in the U.S. Its owned-and-operated facilities include the Center Building (which houses the George J. Doizaki Gallery, the Japanese Cultural Room, conference and meeting rooms, and office space for more than 20 nonprofit tenant organizations), the 880-seat Aratani Theatre,  JACCC Plaza designed by Isamu Noguchi, and the award-winning James Irvine Japanese Garden.