Community Conversations

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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Zoom rehearsals for “Compassion and Self-Deception”

To keep everyone safe during the COVID_19 pandemic, Los Angeles Poverty Department's rehearsals are now virtually on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9pm. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89826307438Meeting ID: 898 2630 7438 One tap mobile: +16699006833,,89826307438# Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 If you do not already have…
LA Poverty Department
March 30, 2020
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Plans of Our Own – community responses to the DTLA2040 plan 1/27/20

https://youtu.be/WzfOz5E8TmQ Panel and ConversationPlans of Our Own - Community Responses to The DTLA 2040 Plan.Monday January 27, 2020 at 6:30pm. Skid Row History Museum and Archive  (a project of Los Angeles Poverty Department) 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For years L.A.'s, Department of City Planning has been producing…
LA Poverty Department
January 17, 2020
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How to house 7,000 people in Skid Row. 11/13

https://youtu.be/lf6_Tg8fgzc Panel and ConversationWednesday, Nov. 13 at 7pmHow to house 7,000 people in Skid Row.We’re talking about housing everyone now living on the streets of Skid Row –and more.Join us at The Skid Row History Museum to learn together and in public how housing works and could work in LA.We’ve…
LA Poverty Department
November 1, 2019
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WORLDS OF HOMELESSNESS October 22-27

Worlds of Homelessness, a project of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, is a week long program in Los Angeles proposing an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness, and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/wir/woh/wop.html The project creates a platform for local and international artists, architects, and scholars to…
LA Poverty Department
September 16, 2019
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Poverty Scholarship Workshop – Theater Presentation – Book Launch

Press Contacts: Leroy Moore- or Tiny  (510) 435-7500 For Immediate Release: Poverty Scholarship - Poor People-led Theory, Art, Words and Tears Across Mama Earth - Textbook, Solutions & Theatre comes to LA. What:             POOR Press Books, Theatre and Workshop Tour Hits LA When:            Friday, Feb 22, 2019 Where:          …
LA Poverty Department
February 13, 2019
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Holiday Party and Conversation – Sat. 12/22: 5-8pm

CELEBRATING the end-of-the-EXHIBIT and the end-of-the-YEAR with a party and conversation. EVERYONE IS INVITED! LAPD is having a Holiday Party — with Street Symphony at Skid Row History Museum & Archive on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5 to 8pm.  Food, music and conversation. We are using the occasion of the…
LA Poverty Department
December 14, 2018