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The museum space serves as a literal and artistic common ground, a welcoming space for Angelenos to meet and mingle and explore civic issues together.

Worlds of Homelessness conference - October 2019

Worlds of Homelessness proposes an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. The project creates a platform for local and international artists, architects and scholars to come together to share ideas.

The Worlds Of Homelessness event series including discussions, music performances, and film screenings took place from October 22. through 27., 2019 in Los Angeles at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive, NAVEL, and SCI-Arc, and culminated with the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s 10th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on October 26. and 27., 2019.

The project was developed by the Goethe Institut in cooperation with the Los Angeles and Los Angeles Poverty Department, which has created art with and promoted the activism of Skid Row Artists for decades; the Thomas Mann House, the renowned and independent architecture school SCI-Arc, the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and NAVEL, a collectively driven cultural organization.

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HOLIDAY PARTY & screening – 12/15

Friday, December 15, 2023, 6pmCelebrate the end of 2023 with us with a wonderful Movie, great Music, delicious Snacks & good Conversation! PROGRAM6pm: Screening Homeless the Soundtrack - directed by Irene Taylor - Runtime: 29 min.showing Don’s take (5min)Q&A with Jenni Alpert 7pm: Music Soundscape of Hope- Jenni Alpert & band 7:30pm: More Music - Skid Row Artists & friends…
LA Poverty Department
November 24, 2023
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Screening 4 short eclectic films – 12/1

Friday, December 1, 2023, 7pm MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUMFREE Movies, Free popcorn, Free Coffee & Free Conversation Screening  4 SHORT FILMS: Black Whole, One Man Band, Children of Change, The Basics of LoveDirected by Brett Calkins, Nitzan Levinson, Dekang Liu, Joshua Nathan Runtime: 1 hr. 16 min. Q&A: Directors Brett Calkins, Nitzan…
LA Poverty Department
November 22, 2023
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Thursday, November 9, 7pm CONVERSATION: 'THE BIG PICTURE'Art and Communities in Romania and Armenia brings together the experiences of Andreea Lăcătuș, film director and cultural producer based in Bucharest, Romania, and Hayk Makhmuryan, Armenian art worker and community organizer based in Los Angeles, (unceded Tongva Land), in a dialogue about contexts,…
LA Poverty Department
November 1, 2023
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Screening  The Great White Hoax – 11/3

Free Movie Nights at the Museum - November 3, 7pm250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012Screening The Great White Hoax Directed by Jeremy Earp Runtime: 1 hr. 12 min. The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping…
LA Poverty Department
October 30, 2023
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Enough is (never) Enough Exhibition 9/16-12/17

Enough is (never) Enough: Hard Truths and the People Who Live ThemSeptember 16 – extended till December 17, 2023 Thu. Fri. Sat. 2-5pm September 16, 5-7pm: Opening ReceptionOctober 21, 3pm: Photo Talk (Featuring Prof.Blumenkrantz, and photographers from the How We See It homelessness photo project)November 11, 3pm: Multimedia student presentations on investigative reportsNovember 17,…
LA Poverty Department
August 30, 2023
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screening Healing Justice 9/15

Friday, September 15, 2023, 7pm: screening Healing JusticeFollowed by a Q&A with Jade Green from Youth Justice Coalition Directed by Shakti ButlerRuntime: 1 hr. Healing Justice explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of…
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screening Reimagining Safety 8/18

Friday, August 18, 7pm: screening Reimagining SafetyDirector: Matthew SolomonRun Time: 83 minutesFollowed by a Q&A with the director of the movie, Matthew Solomon Worldwide protests following the 2020 murder of George Floyd included calls to defund or abolish the police until a sharp rise in crime gave politicians and police supporters…