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Walk The Talk

May 25, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Skid Row
Los Angeles Povery Department
213 413 1077

On Saturday May 25, the Walk the Talk performance/parade
begins at noon at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, in downtown LA, and concludes at Gladys Park, 808 E. 6th Street.

Put on your high heeled sneakers — make that your walking / dancing shoes — and get ready for Los Angeles Poverty Department’s (LAPD) 2024 “Walk the Talk” parade/performance, celebrating people who love the community and prove it every day. Jubilation is the cadence of the parade, with the Torrence Brannon & his Everything with Soul New Orleans style Brass Band! leading the way. Portraits by artist Hayk Makhmuryan will be carried aloft as the parade dances through neighborhood streets from one performance site to the next. Below, are this year’s “Walk the Talk” honorees, whose stories will be told in scenes created and performed by LAPD’s Skid Row resident performers. Walk the Talk is a high energy blast and an exercise in place keeping. This is a celebration of Skid Row as a community, a neighborhood and its profound ideas and initiatives. The honorees are chosen by their peers —the residents of the Skid Row neighborhood. Performance sites are chosen by honorees as THE PLACE that means the most to them and their work.