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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7pm at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Panel and Community Conversation:
Community Generated Safety—How it works in Gladys Park:
a Case study from Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Festival for All Skid Row Artists. Community dialog with: Historian Cathy Gudis, UC Riverside; Charles Porter, United Coalition East Prevention Project and Walter Fears, LA Poverty Department.  This is the first of a series of 5 public conversations about community generated safety as part of our new performance-project-in-the-works: Public Safety For Real.

Holiday Party:
Franc’s Melting Pot will bring back the Festival spirit with Skid Row Artist Demetra Wilson, performing with the band, at the after party, closing out this year.

LAPD performance workshops for “Public Safety for Real’ have just begun.  They take place Tuesday and Thursday from 7 – 9pm at our Skid Row History Museum & Archive (between 2nd and 3rd Streets).  If you live or work in Skid Row, you are welcome to participate in the workshops and perform with us.

“Public Safety for Real” is about community generated Public Safety.  That means taking back the notion of “public safety” –and reclaiming it, so that it’s no longer something imposed on the community, but rather is something that comes from the community. In making the performance we’ll be exploring initiatives within Skid Row that are currently generating real public safety and we’ll imagine a community future. The project starts with an understanding that public safety –for real, comes from self-governance.

Public Safety for Real is supported by the Artist-as Activist program of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, MAP Fund, NEA, California Humanities and The City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs.