Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

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


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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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“The Take” – Free Movie Nights At The Museum

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September 23, 7pm – “The Take” Directed by Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein | Running time: 57 min Film synopsis This documentary tells the story of thirty employees who – in the wake of Argentina’s dramatic economic collapse in 2001 – walk into their factory, roll out sleeping mats, and…

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