Friday, April 17, 6:30-8:00 pm: ‘If the SHU Fits‘ (Voices from Solitary Confinement) Compiled by Melvin Ishmael Johnson and Andy Griggs
READING by members from LAPD and Dramastage-Qumran
website design: www.emediacy.net
Founded in 1985 by director-performer-activist John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is a non-profit arts organization, the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people, and the first arts program of any kind for homeless people in Los Angeles. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.’s Skid Row.