Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

Founded in 1985, LAPD is made up of people who make art and live and work in Skid Row...

 

WALK THE TALK

Performance, visual art and community conversations. It's an epic history of Skid Row!...

 

Festival for All Skid Row Artists

LAPD's yearly arts festival at Gladys Park in Skid Row...

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LAPD’s New Project

Free Movie Nights at the Museum – every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

KevinMichael Key

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Our dear friend and collaborator and Key LAPD staff member KevinMichael Key has passed on.  He died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving children, brother, grandchildren and friends. Kevin is a big and loving presence in the Skid Row community, working as an advocate with UCEPP (United…

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