Los Angeles Poverty Department

Mon, 2016-06-20 11:59 -- Anonymous (not verified)

LAPD's activities and projects have used theater and other arts to thematically focus on a constellation of inter-related issues of continuing importance to Skid Row and other low-income communities. A common element is to create acknowledgement for the accomplishments of the neighborhood. In articulating the new reality of the neighborhood, LAPD creates a narrative that causes re-thinking of a variety of issues, including: gentrification and community displacement, drug recovery, the war on drugs and drug policy reform, the status of women and children on Skid Row and mass incarceration and the criminalization of poverty.

Website: 
http://lapovertydept.org/wordpress/lapd-history/
State: 
California
Arts Sector: 
Theater
Non-arts sectors: 
Community
Received NEA Support: 
City: 
Los Angeles