The New Compassionate Downtown
Directed by John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers
May 14, and 15, 2021 and on YouTube Live stream
At Geffen Contemporary at MOCA plaza for a live audience.
Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for WE RISE 2021
November 4, 2021: 6-9pm
The We in Me: Embodying Empathy
The Box parking lot
The We in Me is homeLA’s pilot education program that considers homelessness through the lens of empathy.
Embodying Empathy showcases a two-story model home from artist Corazón del Sol’s low-income housing project, Jardin de Estrellas. The evening’s programming includes performance excerpts form LAPD’s The New Compassionate Downtown; an embodied practice led by Jay Carlon; a conversation between Corazón, Jay, Pastor Cue–founder of the “Church Without Walls” –and the audience, facilitated by Bernard Brown; and music by Cubano Percussion.
* May 6 – webinar: Creating the Compassionate City – with Karen Mack, LA Commons; Charles Porter, UCEPP and Jeremy Liu, PolicyLink, moderated by John Malpede.
* July 1: the BOX parking lot, and streaming on FaceBook live: Compassion and Self-Deception – with Robby Herbst, creater of the Compassion and Self-Deception Guide; Aryen Cohen, Rabbi, activist and scholar and Matt Harper, LA Catholic Worker. Moderated by Michael Alexander, professor of Jewish Studies.
* November 20, Gladys Park: Creating a Compassionate Community – with Soma Snakeoil, Sidewalk Project; Monique Noel, LA CAN; Natosha Smith, Skid Row resident and advocate, currently in Project RoomKey and Silvia Hernandez, DWAC. Moderated by Cathy Gudys, professor of public history, UCR.