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Is there History on Skid Row?

RFK in EKY, The Robert F. Kennedy Performance Project , is a series of public conversations and activities centered around the real-time, site-specific intermedia performance that recreated, on September 9th and 10th 2004, Robert Kennedy’s two-day, 200 mile “poverty tour” of southeastern Kentucky in 1968.
An Appalshop project directed by John Malpede.

Recreating Imbalance
A short description by John Malpede that describes the conceptual links between Agents & Assets and RFKinEKY.


'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute': MAKING THE CASE FOR SKID ROW CULTURE


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LAPD's NEW PROJECT

* May 29 – June 16: WALK THE TALK ~ LAPD’s SKID ROW HISTORY EXHIBITION

FREE and open to the public inside the MIKE KELLEY Mobile Homestead in front of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA at 152 N. Central Avenue in Little Tokyo.

* May 24: WALK THE TALK parade/performance

* May 14: WALK THE TALK Come Together, a conversation event at the LA Mission.

Image WALK THE TALK is a project that combines performance, visual art and community conversations about some of the extraordinary people and groups that have made community on Skid Row by Los Angeles Poverty Department. This is the 2nd peripatetic performance that brings the history of the Skid Row community to life.

 

 

> download the WALK THE TALK newsletter with the parade route and info: 2014 Walk the Talk

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THE REAL DEAL documentary

Image THE REAL DEAL, a documentary chronicling the evolution and impact of the homeless performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (L.A.P.D.) and founder John Malpede.  Produced by the Halo Group, THE REAL DEAL was directed by Tom Jones and written by Jones and John Malpede.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE  DVD 78 minutes. To order THE REAL DEAL write to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or buy now online with PayPal:

Price for individuals $35 (shipping included)

and for institutions $150 (shipping included)

 
LAPD History
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Los Angeles Poverty Department, founded in 1985, is made up of people who make art and live and work on Skid Row.  LAPD tells the rest of the story, what you don’t hear elsewhere.  We create change by telling the story of the community in a way that supports the initiatives of community residents.  We want the narrative of the neighborhood to be in the hands of neighborhood people.  We work to generate this narrative and to supplant narratives that perpetuate stereotypes used to keep the neighborhood people down or to justify displacing the community. We want to create recognition of the community and it’s values.
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LAPD Mission

Los Angeles Poverty Department (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. 

'Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute'         
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Contact us: Los Angeles Poverty Department
                  PO Box 26190
                  Los Angeles, CA 90026
                  Tel.: 213-413 1077
                  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it - http://lapovertydept.org
 

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