Skid Row History Museum and Archive

Skid Row History Museum and Archive Skid Row History Museum & Archive is an archive, exhibition, performance and meeting space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row and explores mechanics of displacement and income inequality.

The Skid Row History Museum and Archive is an exhibition /performing arts space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row, a 40-year-old social experiment. The Skid Row History Museum and Archive functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood’s activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. The space operates as an archive, exhibition, performance and meeting space. Exhibitions will focus on grassroots strategies that have preserved the neighborhood from successive threats of gentrification and displacement, to be studied for current adaptation and use. The space will be activated by performances, community meetings and films, addressing gentrification and displacement locally, nationally and globally. About the Los Angeles Poverty Department Currently celebrating its 31st year, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Bolivia.

Operating as usual

12/04/2020
Los Angeles Poverty Department

Make a Public Comment at the Virtual Public Hearing for DTLA 2040 drafts on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4-7pm
Zoom Meeting
Password: 497626
https://planning-lacity-org.zoom.us/j/89015073209
Or dial (213) 338-8477. Meeting ID: 890 1507 3209, password: 497626.

The Department of City Planning created a special zone where only affordable housing with extremely low and deeply low-income levels, can be built: the i X 1 zone. But the zone doesn’t cover all of Skid Row, it squeezes affordable housing into the blocks East of San Pedro: between Alameda and 5th and 7th street. We want the expansion of the i X 1 zone to the existing, legal Skid Row neighborhood boundaries: from Main to Alameda, and from 3rd to 7th street.

Make a Public Comment at the Virtual Public Hearing for DTLA 2040 drafts
Tuesday, December 8 from 4-7pm

Zoom Meeting
Password: 497626
https://planning-lacity-org.zoom.us/j/89015073209

To join by phone, dial (213) 338-8477. The meeting ID is 890 1507 3209, and the password is 497626.

Vijay Gupta and Kronos quartet with LA Poverty Dept. Streaming for free until the end of this week.From the Skid Row com...
11/30/2020
Vijay Gupta and Los Angeles Poverty Department, with Kronos Quartet - CAP UCLA On Demand - UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance

Vijay Gupta and Kronos quartet with LA Poverty Dept. Streaming for free until the end of this week.
From the Skid Row community Walk The Talk archive https://app.reduct.video/lapd/walk-the-talk/,
https://online.cap.ucla.edu/cap-ucla-on-demand/videos/vijay-gupta-and-los-angeles-poverty-department-with-kronos-quartet?fbclid=IwAR3k1F6ZGxKuhzLC38s-P0r6V4Ce0D5EuIKou2yFeSITEbDoKuSEVKxgY6k

Vijay Gupta and Los Angeles Poverty Department, with Kronos Quartet This program was prerecorded at Royce Hall and streamed as part of The Tune In Festival on this channel on Sat, Oct 31. To view the house program visit: https://cap.ucla.edu/SingOut Donate now to ensure the vitality of CAP UCLA a...

11/20/2020
'How to House 7000 People In Skid Row' exhibition walk through

Here is Rosten Woo walking and talking through our exhibition "How to House 7,000 People in Skid Row" at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive. If you haven't been able to see the exhibition, this is your chance to experience it and get ready for your Public comment at the Department of City Planning about the Downtown Community Plan Update on December 8 from 4-7pm.
https://vimeo.com/481505119

How to House 7000 People In Skid Row. Exhibition created by Rosten Woo with Anna Kobara, Henriëtte Brouwers, John Malpede. Opening on March 7, 2020 We’re…

Today is the last day you can watch this beautiful performance! Tune in here the CAP UCLA to hear Vijay Gupta and Kronos...
11/08/2020
Vijay Gupta and Los Angeles Poverty Department, with Kronos Quartet - The Tune In Festival On Demand - By Artist - UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance

Today is the last day you can watch this beautiful performance! Tune in here the CAP UCLA to hear Vijay Gupta and Kronos Quartet respond to the voices and performances in our Walk The Talk archive (on video).

Vijay Gupta and Los Angeles Poverty Department, with Kronos Quartet This program was prerecorded at Royce Hall and streamed as part of The Tune In Festival on this channel on Sat, Oct 31.

Misunderstood 2.0
11/08/2020

Misunderstood 2.0

Project Blue Bridge

To bring fringe dwellers, the disenfranchised, middle America, those feeling depression, and all who love America and things American to a place of reckoning.

Think of something you can do today and the rest of the week to bridge the gap, to make somebody feel better, to provide hope and healing to your community, workplace or group.

Once you have done this ask or help the person you bring over the bridge to help someone else.

Let's see how many people we can help to heal to move forward.

Misunderstood 2.0
10/31/2020

Misunderstood 2.0

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A Magnitude of Thanks and Reverence

10/29/2020
CAP UCLA

Excerpts of our Walk the Talk archive inspired Vijay Gupta of Street Symphony and the Kronos quartet.
Free online performance on Sat, Oct. 31 at 8:30pm.

"As artists, we hold up mirrors to society. The public discourse, the vitality of it, the ugliness of it, the beauty of it, the chaos of it, it reflects within us in a way that allows us to take in that grief and metabolize it into something that nourishes the world beyond."

Vijay Gupta - Violinist shares inspiring words about his practice and the importance of community and connection.

Join us for his project with Kronos Quartet, spotlighting the community of Skid Row and the Los Angeles Poverty Department, on Sat, Oct 31 🎻 >> bit.ly/2FOehyU

10/27/2020
Henriëtte

Henriëtte

Here is the cleaned up movie of our 11th FESTIVAL FOR ALL SKID ROW ARTISTS. Check it out!

10/23/2020
CAP UCLA

Excerpts of our Walk the Talk archive inspired Vijay Gupta of Street Symphony and the Kronos quartet.
Free online performance on Sat, Oct. 31 at 8:30pm.

"As artists, we hold up mirrors to society. The public discourse, the vitality of it, the ugliness of it, the beauty of it, the chaos of it, it reflects within us in a way that allows us to take in that grief and metabolize it into something that nourishes the world beyond."

Vijay Gupta - Violinist shares inspiring words about his practice and the importance of community and connection.

Join us for his project with Kronos Quartet, spotlighting the community of Skid Row and the Los Angeles Poverty Department, on Sat, Oct 31 🎻 >> bit.ly/2FOehyU

09/18/2020

Amy Fogerson. Director of Street Symphony Chamber Singers and of the Daniel Chaney Fellows Program, Responds to the Archive #StreetSymphony accompanied by Vijay Gupta - Violinist See more here: https://app.reduct.video/lapd/walk-the-talk/#

Read the article about the Walk the Talk archive and website in Hyperallergic.
08/25/2020
A “People’s History” of Los Angeles’s Skid Row

Read the article about the Walk the Talk archive and website in Hyperallergic.

Artists and activists have a long history in the Skid Row neighborhood. An online archive documents their stories and influence.

08/14/2020

Please, join us on FB live this Monday 8/17, 10am LA time. And there is no zoom. You just have to get on Carolina’s FB live.

LA Poverty Department launches the Walk the Talk Archive website, a people’s history of Skid Row, celebrating SKID ROW V...
07/09/2020
LAPD newsletter Walk The Talk - July

LA Poverty Department launches the Walk the Talk Archive website, a people’s history of Skid Row, celebrating SKID ROW VISIONARIES with interviews, performances, scripts, portraits, commentary. Designed by Robert Ochshorn and REDUCT Video. Check it out at: https://app.reduct.video/lapd/walk-the-talk/

The WALK the TALK Archive is now available on-line, celebrating SKID ROW VISIONARIES with interviews, performances, scripts, portraits, commentary.

Check out our WALK THE TALK archive/website:
06/24/2020

Check out our WALK THE TALK archive/website:

Over the next several weeks, The Box LA will be posting content from Los Angeles Poverty Department’s ongoing ‘Walk the Talk’ project--a biennial performance parade started in 2012 to honor people who live and work on Skid Row.

The LA Poverty Department was established in 1985 as the first arts program in Skid Row, working with people living in poverty to create performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect their experiences with the larger social forces that shape their lives.

The content we will be posting is coming directly from the ‘Walk the Talk’ archives.
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In 2008, The Box LA started working with the Los Angeles Poverty Department in the exhibition and performance series titled ‘The Skid Row History Museum.’ This was the beginning of what would eventually become the first ‘Walk the Talk’ performance parade in 2012.

Through the event, which takes place every two years, LA Poverty Department has collected and retold the dynamic history of Skid Row through the voices of those who live and work there. ‘Walk the Talk’ honors those who have made Skid Row a significant neighborhood and a place for solving the problems that others have given up on.
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LA Poverty Department’s activities and projects have used theater and others arts to focus on issues of continuing importance to Skid Row and low-income communities. A common element is to create work that acknowledges the accomplishments of the neighborhood. In articulating new and uplifted narratives, they create access points to re-think a variety of issues, including displacement, drug recovery, the war on drugs and drug policy reform, the status of women and children on Skid Row, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of poverty.
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Follow Los Angeles Poverty Department for more!! 💫

Caption: Image 1: Photo by Austin Hines. Image 2: Photo by KCRW’s Avishay Artsy, 2012.
#lapovertydepartment #walkthetalk #skidrowartists #skidrowhistory #skidrowvoices #communityarchives

Walk the Talk this year is happening today at 5pm!Zoom in for the online celebration of 8 wonderful Skid Rowdians!Please...
05/30/2020

Walk the Talk this year is happening today at 5pm!
Zoom in for the online celebration of 8 wonderful Skid Rowdians!

Please click the link below to join the Walk The Talk 2020 webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83837366759
+ live streaming on our FB event! https://www.facebook.com/events/2432116487080225/

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,83837366759#
Or dial US: +1 669 900 6833

Saturday 5.28.16 I went by to WALK THE TALK - PARADE - PERFORMANCE

May 28, 2016: the Walk The Talk parade starts at noon at the corner of E. 6th St. and Stanford Avenue, (zip 90021).
Download the Walk The Talk newsletter here for more information about the honorees and parade route.

Walk the Talk 2016 is the third iteration of the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s biennial, peripatetic performance: an on-going chronicle of the accomplishments of Skid Row people and their visionary initiatives. Walk the Talk is a peoples’ history of the community.

This years Skid Row visionaries are civil rights activist General Dogon, housing activist Becky Dennison, Gladys Park caretaker A.J. Martin, 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 (plus pick up musicians), PERFORMANCES by Los Angeles Poverty Department and PORTRAITS made by Pairoj Pichetmetakul, a former Buddhist monk, now living in New York. Be part of the New Orleans style 2nd Line. Bring your tambourine, your shimmy, your cowbell, your laughter, your attention.

Walk the Talk Gallery Exhibition:
From May 18 through July 31 the portraits of the 45 previous Walk the Talk honorees will be on display at LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum & 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.

Henriëtte Brouwers and Los Angeles Poverty Department

The newspaper is out, now check it out online:
05/22/2020
“Inviting everyone to join the discussion”

The newspaper is out, now check it out online:

The homeless newspaper “Arts of the Working Class” and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles present the special edition “Worlds Of Homelessness”. In an interview with “The Latest” at Goethe, editors María Inés Plaza Lazo and Alina Ana Kolar talk about their idea of an art magazine for every...

Reporting about last years Worlds of Homelessness conference and the Festival For All Skid Row Artists.
05/03/2020
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Reporting about last years Worlds of Homelessness conference and the Festival For All Skid Row Artists.

Friday, May 1st 2020 Launch Event:
ARTS OF THE WORKING CLASS SPECIAL EDITION: WORLDS OF HOMELESSNESS

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the special edition / Extrablatt WORLDS OF HOMELESSNESS as part of the Berlin-based street journal Arts of the Working Class!
The 28-page special edition presents the work of the amazing contributors to our project Worlds of Homelessness from around the world and is now available free to read and download here:
https://bit.ly/AOWCxWOH

The Berlin-based street journal Arts of the Working Class and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles present the AOWC Special Edition Nr. 5 / Extrablatt WORLDS OF HOMELESSNESS. The special edition includes the work of the contributors to the Worlds of Homelessness project from around the world.

You can read about “Housing Justice in unequal cities” by Ananya Roy, “Recentering the Politics of Home” by Michele Lancione, and the history of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. You can look at the artwork of artists Showzart and Fabian Debora and find out more about the Theatre of the Oppressed in Brazil. You can learn about lessons from the housing movement in Germany and check out architectural notes from South Africa, Colombia, Austria, and Los Angeles, USA. You can discover Jutta Allmendinger’s reflections on housing precarity in Berlin and Los Angeles, Hilary Silver’s thoughts on home and homelessness, Cristina Cielo’s research in Bolivia and the Philippines, and Charles Porter’s notes on his work in Skid Row & more.
Enjoy!

Arts of the Working Class
Los Angeles Poverty Department Thomas Mann House SCI-Arc NAVEL Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin #AnanyaRoy
#michelelancione Radical Housing Journal
Goethe-Institut Skid Row History Museum and Archive #gaupenraub 26'10 south Architects
German Consulate General Los Angeles
WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin The Advocates
Homeboy Industries
#WorldsofHomelessness #navel #worldsofhomelessness #anaelviravelez #carloszedillo

05/03/2020
L.A. ROLL

Check out Helki’s movie!

L.A. ROLL is OUT NOW on Short of the Week!!!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4jxYGndksY&t=2s
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/380171363

Forever grateful to the LA rollerskating community and all the wonderful people who helped make this film! Can't wait to see you all on the floor again, and in the meantime, sit back, put your skates on, and enjoy the ROLL! (And please share!)

UPDATE 4/16: How to receive your Economic Relief Payments.
04/16/2020
Los Angeles Poverty Department

UPDATE 4/16: How to receive your Economic Relief Payments.

COVID_19 info: update
Most people experiencing homelessness may be eligible for the Federal CARES Act's Economic Impact Payment of up to $1,200.

Eligibility includes U.S. citizens or resident aliens who:

- Have a valid Social Security number,

- Could not be claimed as a dependent, and

- Had adjusted gross income under certain limits.

People experiencing homelessness, case managers, and homeless advocates can apply here:

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

ALSO: The Treasury Department opened a free "Get My Payment" mobile app. for Americans to Submit Direct Deposit Information and Track Payments. https://sa.www4.irs.gov/irfof-wmsp/login
You can enter your information and your Economic Relief Payments will be send to your bank, or you'll receive a check in the mail.

"Skid Row Arts TV Guide”  > stay connected with Skid Row's arts makers and join us from where ever you are!
04/13/2020

"Skid Row Arts TV Guide” > stay connected with Skid Row's arts makers and join us from where ever you are!

Introducing The "Skid Row Arts TV Guide”
This guide will help you virtually untap the artist inside you.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication from Clancey Cornell, Daniel Villa and Leeav Sofer, this will Guide your way to connect to multiple online offerings of different Skid Row based arts organizations including, Los Angeles Poverty Department Piece by Piece ​ Urban Voices Project​ Studio 526 arts center Creative I, Street Symphony LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network)​ and extra support from USC Visions and Voices ​ Arts in Action program.

The intention is to promote neighborhood based #Connectivity best as possible in the face of #COVID-19 and the hardships of social distancing.

All Programs are accessible by either calling in with your phone, Facebook Live, Zoom and Youtube.

Please share with everyone! We all can benefit from adding art into our lives and staying socially connected at this time where we are physically distancing.

https://www.artstvguide.com/home

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250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012

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Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00

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