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Performance
Directed by John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers
Visual Art by Robby Herbst

May 14 and 15, 2021 at 8PM.
At Geffen Contemporary at MOCA plaza
for a by invitation only, physically distanced audience & on YouTube Live stream

Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for WE RISE 2021

Community Conversations
* May 6, 4pm: WEBINAR: Creating the Compassionate City

Moderated by John Malpede, with Karen Mack, LA Commons; Charles Porter, UCEPP and Jeremy Liu, PolicyLink
* July 1, 6:30pm – in the BOX parking lot,
822 E. Third Street, LA, CA 90013
Compassion and Self-Deception – with Robby Herbst, creater of the Compassion and Self-Deception Guide; Aryen Cohen, Rabbi, activist and scholar; Matt Harper, LA Catholic Worker and Pastor Cue, Church Without Walls. Moderated by Michael Alexander, professor of Jewish Studies.https://youtu.be/4w_79iTQjq8

Compassion and Self-Deception
Llano Del Rio Collective’s new guide to LA’s Moral Crisis
Available for pick up at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive
Download the GUIDE More info at https://ldrg.wordpress.com/

To order a free print copy of the guide, just send your postal address to Robby Herbst/Llano Del Rio at llanodelrio@gmail.com

Compassion means “to suffer together”.  Self-deception is a process of denying the significance of feelings, evidence and logic in order to convince oneself of a falsehood.

In our creative process we’re digging in to get a deeper understanding of compassion –and the lack of it. The performance looks at conflicted responses to homelessness in the city of LA, right now.  How can everyone recognize the big extent of suffering- with so many people living unhoused — and at the same time not be willing to do enough about it to solve the situation and end the suffering.  City officials and neighborhoods continue to resist doing anywhere near enough. Why?  As said above: Self-deception is a process of denying the significance of feelings, evidence and logic in order to convince oneself of a falsehood.