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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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Current Exhibition & Performance

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City of LA Council District 14 CANDIDATE FORUM

City of Los Angeles Council District (CD 14) CANDIDATE FORUM Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive 5:30pm-6:00pm: Open networking6:00pm-6:45pm: Moderated discussion with candidates Ysabel Jurado - Teresa Hillery - Genny Guerrero - Nadine Diaz - Eduardo "Lalo" Vargas6:45pm-7:00pm: Closing with March…
LA Poverty Department
February 25, 2024
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Adversity Generates Innovation – 3/27

Welcome to the Covid HotelUnveiling unexpected lessons about healthcare for the homeless that emerged from LA County-run quarantine sites during the Covid crisis. March 27 at 6:30 pm: Panel ConversationAdversity Generates Innovation Moderated by Clancey Cornell, a clinical social worker and member of LAPD’s archive staff whose interviews are featured in…
LA Poverty Department
February 19, 2024
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Welcome to the Covid Hotel 3/9-12/14

Welcome to the Covid HotelUnveiling unexpected lessons about healthcare for the homeless that emerged from LA County-run quarantine sites during the Covid crisis. Exhibition: March 9 – December 14, 2024Open: Thu, Fri, Sat: 2-5pmOpening reception March 9, 4-7pm. March 27 at 6:30 pm: Panel Conversation Adversity Generates InnovationModerated by Clancey Cornell, a…
LA Poverty Department
February 19, 2024

Movie Nights at The Museum

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Lady Los Angeles & Stop The Raids – 3/15

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUMFriday, March 15, 2024, 7pm Screening: Lady Los AngelesBy writer/director Antonia Crane Runtime: 15 min. A young Latinx trans woman makes her rent in a story with no heroes and no victims. Lady Los Angeles illuminates the perspective and desires of one LA-based sex worker. Panel discussion w. Antonia…
LA Poverty Department
February 29, 2024

Workshops

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Theater workshops – Tue. 2pm & Thu. 7pm

Performance workshops / rehearsals Each Tuesday from 2-5pm and Thursday from 7-9pmat the Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 South Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012 We create theater performances from scratch and with creative input from everyone involved. Improvise, write and perform with us. Skid Row’s original creative group…
LA Poverty Department
April 20, 2023

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Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first ongoing arts initiative in Skid Row.

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