Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

Founded in 1985, LAPD is made up of people who make art and live and work in Skid Row...



Performance, visual art and community conversations. It's an epic history of Skid Row!...


Festival for All Skid Row Artists

LAPD's yearly arts festival at Gladys Park in Skid Row...




EXHIBITION project “Words We Have Learned Since 9/11” from 10/7 through 11/13, 2016.

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Exhibition: Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 Friday, October 7 through Sunday, November 13 Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2-5pm Workshops by Clayton Campbell Saturday Oct. 8 and 15: 2-5pm at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive. Saturday, Oct. 22: 1-5pm at the festival For All Skid Row Artists in…

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“Kill the Messenger” – Free Movie Nights At The Museum

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Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Film synopsis Journalist Gary Webb’s life comes under threat after he uncovers a story that alleges the CIA’s was involved in crack cocaine trafficking in the Los Angeles area to make profits to fund Nicaraguan rebels. Film details Director: Michael…

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