Farmlab Public Salon
John Malpede & Susan Gray
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ Noon
About the Salon
Join Susan Gray, Arts Planner for the CRA-LA and John Malpede of Los Angeles Poverty Department for a discussion of their project to create a series of public artworks that would acknowledge the cultural contribution to the city of people who have lived and worked in Skid Row L.A., and to recognize the history and shifting contours of the area.
About the Salon Participants
John Malpede is a director, actor, activist, writer and the founder of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. At its inception, in 1985, LAPD was the first performance group in the nation made up principally of homeless people. LAPD is dedicated to building community on Skid Row, Los Angeles.
Since 1985, the company has offered performance workshops that are free and open to the Skid Row community— partnering with numerous social service and advocacy groups, including SRO Housing, Inc.; LA Community Action Network; The Downtown Women’s Action Coalition; St.Vincent DePaul Center; The Salvation Army’s Women’s and Men’s drug recovery programs; and the Inner City Law Center.
Susan Gray is the Arts Planner for the CRA-LA.
Photo courtesy John Malpede