Photo courtesy of Self-Help Graphics & Art.
In recognition that 2020 was a pivotal year, we gather as a community of artists, cultural workers, arts administrators, practitioners, educators, and creatives to discuss what advocacy looks like in 2021 and beyond.
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture will host a half-day of learning and discussion to support the arts and culture field in this time of heightened activity and urgency on how we can engage in legislation, campaigning and advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, not only at election time but throughout the year on issues ranging from public health, social justice and racial equity, arts recovery, and community investments through our work in arts and culture.
Our goals for this engagement are to share knowledge, build community, and hold space for leaders and organizations that are deeply involved in arts advocacy work, specifically those led by and serving communities of color. The Department seeks to highlight creatives and artists as changemakers and visionaries who reflect our current conditions, illuminate an alternative path forward and provide the inspirational stamina that can mobilize and nourish communities.
Participating artists and organizations will be asked to discuss their arts and advocacy work—current and historical moment/s of politicization, and how communities can stay informed and involved in the arts and advocacy movement and community building efforts. Look forward to a robust and lively conversation!
Panelists & Training Presenters
- Nan Aron, Alliance for Justice - Nonprofit Advocacy
- Alberto Retana, Community Coalition of South Los Angeles
- Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Reform LA Jails, Dignity and Power
- Lauren Halsey, Summaeverythang
- Luis Rodriguez, Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural