Walk the Talk is no ordinary walk. It’s a biannual parade! LA Poverty Department brings Skid Row to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and the men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration!
Eight more Skid Row visionaries will be honored with a parade & performance: This years honorees are Coach Ron Crockett, Leslie Croom, Angelia Harper aka Big Mama, Danny Park and Andrew Kang, Stephanie Arnold Williams, Leeav Sofer and Gary Blasi.
The PARADE will be headed by Street Symphony’s brass marching ensemble, PERFORMANCES by LA Poverty Department with Urban Voices Project choir and ARTWORKS ‘instruments of accountability’ by Elana Mann and PORTRAITS made by Man One.
THE PARADE will start at 11am at the corner of 6th & Stanford Ave. Stops along the way: Gladys park, former Drop in Center, San Julian park, Skid Row People’s Market on the corner of 5th & San Pedro street, The White House the big white tent on the other corner of 5th and San Pedro street, Wesley Health Center across the street on the S/E corner of 5th & San Pedro street and the last stop will be at the DPSS office on 4th Place.
But, this year —-the parade has been put off until May 2021 (Ojala!)
THIS YEAR ON MAY 30, WHAT IS HAPPENING IS that we will celebrate this year’s honorees with new performances and portraits all wrapped inside THE PUBLICATION OF OUR WALK THE TALK WEBSITE.
The website will provide on-line access to the 60-plus people whose real-world accomplishments —-from 1970 until today, have been celebrated in Walk the Talk from 2012-2020. The website, created by artist / technologist Rob Ochshorn, includes: hour-long video interviews and transcripts of the interviews, for each honoree as well as videos and scripts of the scenes distilled from the interviews and performed by Los Angeles Poverty Department in each Walk the Talk performance / parade.