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When:
January 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2023-01-24T10:00:00-08:00
2023-01-24T17:00:00-08:00
Where:
Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 S. Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90012
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Los Angeles Poverty Department
213-413.1077
THE WORLD RESPONDS TO THE WALK THE TALK ARCHIVE @ Skid Row History Museum & Archive

THE WORLD RESPONDS TO THE WALK THE TALK ARCHIVE

EXHIBITION
Skid Row History Museum & Archive
Dec. 8, 2022 – January 31, 2023
Open: Tue., Thur. 10am-5pm and Sat. 2-5pm

Walk the Talk is a project of the Los Angeles Poverty Department that honors people who’ve lived and worked in Skid Row and whose contributions to the neighborhood have made it a place for solving the problems that other people have given up on. Skid Row is the place where recovery happens.

Walk the Talk has many elements including its own website.
In the past year, 12 people: artists, scholars and others from California, Canada and Italy have generated video responses that share what they’ve learned from engaging with the words and ideas of the 70-plus people celebrated on the website.

OPENING: On December 8, these responders will be present at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive.
We will screen 5 responses and have a conversation with their makers and the Skid Row people in the Walk the Talk archive, who have inspired each response. Responses that will be screened are by, Victoria Romano, Helen Kim, Douglas Mungin, Lorinda Hawkins and Vancouver B.C.’s The Right to Remain Collective.

            Lorinda Hawkins Smith, actor, author, advocate, musician, writer, comedian, award winning filmmaker. Now residing in Pasadena, Lorinda is a former Skid Row resident and is still active in the community.

            The Right to Remain Research Collective supports the historic tenants’ rights movement taking place in the Single Room Occupancy buildings in Vancouver B.C.’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

            Helen Kim is a Korean American multimedia artist who utilizes photography, text, interactive performance and relational aesthetics to explore how and where identity is created and belonging can be found.

            Douglas Mungin is a professor at Solano Community College. Douglas’ research explores the performance of space and identity, ranging from the creation of abject spaces, gentrification, and unhoused communities.

            Victoria Romano is a PhD student in Digital Composition at UC-Riverside.