We are beginning our preparations for our next Walk The Talk performance parade, to be held on May 23, 2020. LA Poverty Department’s biennial Walk the Talk parade brings Skid Row to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute the women and men who with courage and compassion have created change and are sustaining the people and spirit of the Skid Row neighborhood.
We’ve just completed our community nominating process and we’re very happy to let you know that you have been chosen as one of eight Walk the Talk 2020 honorees.
The next step in the process is to interview each of this year’s honorees.
The interview will take an hour or an hour and a half and takes place during one of our LAPD rehearsals and the members of LAPD will listen and ask questions. This interview will be open to everyone.
We will utilize the interview to develop a scene about you and your work in Skid Row that we will perform during the parade. The performance about you will take place at a spot of your choosing, that you connect with your work in the community.
Since its inception in 2012, this biennial performance parade has honored 68 inspiring people who’ve lived and/or worked in Skid Row. Your interview will join those of the other honorees in our Skid Row History Archive that is utilized by community members, journalists and other researchers.
Also, an artist will create a portrait of each of this year’s honorees that will be carried by community members through the streets of Skid Row during the parade. Previous Walk the Talk artists have included well-known graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash, and Skid Row muralist Crushow Herring.