PANEL AND CONVERSATION
Plans of Our Own – Community Responses to the DTLA 2040 plan.
For years L.A.’s, Department of City Planning has been producing a vision for downtown LA that completely overhaul’s the land-use framework of the city, imagines nearly 200,000 new residents, and nearly 60 billion dollars of land value by 2040. The first complete draft of that plan is set to be formally released this year.
Join Steve Diaz (Los Angeles Community Action Network), Tak Suzuki (Little Tokyo Service Center), Sissy Trinh (Southeast Asian Community Alliance), and Doug Smith (Public Counsel) to learn more about the City’s early proposals and what this means for the future of downtown Los Angeles, specifically the communities of Skid Row, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo.
This event also serves as the formal launch of the Central City United Plan, a resident-led vision developed by LACAN, LTSC, SEACA, and Public Counsel. It’s time to get educated and get involved, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The Skid Row History Museum and Archive is pleased to host this conversation as an informative prelude to our next exhibition: How to house 7,000 people in Skid Row? We’re talking about housing everyone now living on the streets of Skid Row –and more– With No Displacement. The exhibition is produced by Los Angeles Poverty Department, and created by Rosten Woo, Anna Kobara, Henriëtte Brouwers and John Malpede, with support from A Blade of Grass. This is the second learning in public conversation in advance of the exhibition. Public conversations will continue throughout the run of the exhibition.
Screening Slavery By Another Name
Directed by Samuel D. Pollard
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations.
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.