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Free Movie Nights
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the new location of the Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

“Class Divide” is a documentary about the socio-economic gap between residents of the same New York City neighborhood. A collective discussion will follow the screening.

About “Class Divide
Directed by Marc Levin | Running time: approx. 1 hr. 45 min.

At the intersection of W. 26th Street and 10th Ave. in New York City, it’s more than a boulevard that keeps two communities separates. On one side are Avenues: The World School, an elite, state-of-the art private school with a $40,000-plus annual price tag, and multimillion-dollar luxury condos. On the other, the Elliott-Chelsea public-housing projects, home to thousands of underemployed and underserved residents living below the poverty line.

About Free Movie Nights
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations. 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.