dwb newsletter #13: MLK Day + Skid Row Communarts Jan-Feb’23

Image: Doodles without Borders table at Festival for All Skid Row Artists, Oct 2022

Kind light /Բարի լույս (the “good morning” greeting in Armenian literally translates as “kind light”) to you, dear neighbors, artists, collaborators, community partners, co-conspirators, supporters of arts in Skid Row and of doodles without borders,
The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism. The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One transformational understanding of King’s legacy can be the recognition that equitable, meaningful, and sustainable community, collaboration, and creativity are impossible without simultaneously being intentional tools in the continuing struggle of disassembling capitalism, and anti-black racism, white supremacy, imperialism, patriarchy that are all inseparable from it.
A great way to celebrate King is to actively look for your role (big or small) in continuing this struggle, en route to collective liberation.

Some neighborhood events, celebrations, and parties to join
Now – March 5, 2023 – Adornment | Artifact: experience ancient Nubia through eyes of LA Contemporary Artists (and add your own mark, too, with an interactive component!) @ Transformative Arts LA (410 S Spring St; Mon-Sat, 12-6p)
Friday, Jan 20th, 7pm – MOVIE NIGHT “The Last Black Man in San Fransisco” @ Skid Row History Museum and Archive (250 S. Broadway); also Movie Nights on Feb 3rd and 17th, every 1st and 3rd Friday of the months 
Friday, Jan 27th, 5-7:30pm – OPEN MIC with Hayk (+ bdays and milestones) @ Skid Row History Museum (250 S. Broadway)

Sunday, February 5, 12-5pm, 8th Annual Bob Marley Day in Skid Row, hosted by none other than dear Sir Oliver @ Skid Row History Museum and Archive (250 S. Broadway)

SUPPORT Community Arts Depot
A shameless plug asking for your support of Community Arts Depot, a sister project addressing the vital need for artwork storage and access focused on Skid Row neighborhood members and residents.

Read the rest of dwb newsletter #13 here.


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