“After Coal” – directed by Tom Hansell | Running time: 60 minutes.
Meet ex-miners using theater to rebuild community infrastructure, women transforming a former coal board office into an education hub, and young people striving to stay in their communities. “After Coal” profiles these and other folks who are building a future without fossil fuels in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky.
We are pleased to announce that we will have the following 4 guest speakers for the discussion following the film!
Andrew Ellis, Plant Ecologist and Climate Reality leader;
Anna Pearson, SoCal 350 and Citizens Climate Lobby member, Climate Reality leader;
Joanclair Richter, Sustainability Consultant, Climate Reality leader and
Elizabeth Fenner, a FIDM college instructor of English composition, Angeleno since 1970, and activist working with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan organization working with all 535 members of Congress to address climate change.
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation.
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.
About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Currently celebrating its 32nd year, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row. 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. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Bolivia. LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum and Archive project is supported with funding from the Surdna Foundation.
About Skid Row History Museum and Archive
The Skid Row History Museum & Archive operates as an archive, exhibition, and performance and meeting space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row, a 40-year-old social experiment. The Skid Row History Museum & Archive functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood’s activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. Exhibitions focus on grassroots strategies that have preserved the neighborhood from successive threats of gentrification and displacement, to be studied for current adaptation and use.