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

LAPD’s New Exhibition

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Visions of Freedom and Independence 4/11 – 6/29

At the Skid Row History Museum and Archive, A project of The Los Angeles Poverty Department 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Through Saturday, June 29, 2019 EXTENDED! Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2-5pm EXHIBITION PROGRAMS: Exhibition Opening - Thursday 4/11: 6-8pm Creative I Art Workshops – Saturdays: 3-5pm on 4/13, 4/27,…
LA Poverty Department
April 12, 2019

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

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Winter Shelter information

Find a place to sleep and Helpful Homelessness Resources here: LASHA Winter Shelter Program Hotline Phone: (800) 548-6047 Start Sleeping US Homeless Resources & Sleep Accommodations Starting today, March 1, Basset Park in Service Planning Area 3 (San Gabriel Valley) will operate nightly as a Winter Shelter Program site till March…
LA Poverty Department
February 13, 2019
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Year-End Letter 2018

Dear Friends of Los Angeles Poverty Department, Download the PDF 2018 is wrapping up and I’m still checking daily to see whether our Constitution will bend or break. At LAPD, we believe our job is about surprise. When we imagine ourselves as Public Radio Underwriters, we include in our verbal…
LA Poverty Department
November 30, 2018

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