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Free Online Arts Workshops & Diaspora Dialogue via Zoom & Facebook Live
8/8 - 8/9 @ 11 AM
Learn about Afro Diasporic cultures, and create art that brings cultures alive with Roneika Pinkney. Special guest Najite Agindotan will join several sessions to share Yoruba drum rhythms and songs. Lessons learned and art created from this workshop series will be featured in the virtual procession at the 10th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks at the Leimert Park Art Walk.
All ages are welcome and invited to participate in this free series of public programs.
This week we will finalize our work on the Ndebele inspired hand fans. Come ready with your cereal or shoe box already cut and ready to construct your fan. If you've already constructed your fan, come ready to complete your Ndebele geometric design.
8/16/20 - 8/14/20
Councilmember Curren Price released a survey seeking input on public safety to help shape the future of policing in Los Angeles. The survey, in collaboration with Council President Nury Martinez and Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Bob Blumenfield, is available in English and Spanish through Aug. 14.
Amid calls to address decades of systemic racism and rethink public safety, the survey asks respondents questions about their own perceptions and experiences with the police, including whether an increased police presence makes them feel safer and whether they believe an unarmed model of crisis response is appropriate for non-violent incidents. The survey also seeks feedback on whether other types of community safety initiatives, like the City's Safe Passage program, should be expanded, along with other questions about possible public safety alternatives in Los Angeles’ neighborhoods.
“This is a time for reflection and action where we’re listening to one another, and we’re more conscious of injustices especially in the age of social media where videos go viral instantaneously and cyberactivism connects people to the truth,” said Councilmember Price. “We must seize this opportunity as a collective force to ensure the changes neighbors are demanding from the LAPD are considered.”
In June, Councilmembers Price, Martinez, Wesson, Harris-Dawson and Blumenfield, co-presented a motion that would require unarmed, non-law enforcement agencies to respond to non-violent situations as an alternative to police officers. The motion calls for the development of a crisis response system made up of service providers, including medical professionals, mental health workers, homeless outreach workers and other professionals with specialized training, to replace police in non-violent, non-emergency crises.