Our upcoming project events for Walk The Talk:
May 18 + 20: Come Together events at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive
An evening of performances and presentations by people who are making visionary contributions to life in downtown Los Angeles. 2016 Walk The Talk nominees were invited by community members and asked to make a 10 minute presentation about their work. They will introduce their guest and lead a short Q&A after the presentation. 4 inviters and 4 invitees come together to create a kaleidoscopic picture of utopian possibilities downtown.
At the Wednesday, May 18, at 6pm, “Come Together” we’ll hear from community housing organizer Steve Diaz, Marc Trotz, Director of Housing for Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health and filmmaker and activists Tony Anthony and Andreea Teodorescu.
On Friday, May 20, at 7pm, we’ll hear from Melvin Ishmael Johnson of Dramastage Qumran, visual artist Lynn Rossi, musician Franc Foster will play and community architect Theresa Hwang will talk.
Gallery Exhibition: From May 18 through July 31.
The portraits of the 45 previous and the 8 current Walk the Talk honorees will be on display at LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, LA 90013. (open Friday through Sunday 2pm to 5pm). Transcripts and video interviews of the 52 honorees, along with the scenes derived from their interviews will be linked and viewable, thanks to the coding wizardry of Rob Ochshorn.
May 28: parade / performance / visual art honoring 8 community movers and shakers.
Starts at noon at the corner of E. 6th Street & Stanford Avenue
This years Skid Row visionaries are civil rights activist General Dogon, housing activist Becky Dennison, Gladys Park caretaker A.J., civil rights lawyer Carol Sobel, Lamp Art Project coordinator Hayk Makhmuryan, public health worker Christopher Mack, environmentalist Katherine McNenny and community organizer KevinMichael Key. We will celebrate them with a PARADE headed by PARADIGM brass band, PERFORMANCES by Los Angeles Poverty Department and PORTRAITS made by Pairoj Pichetmetakul.