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Beyond the Bridge - July 21

  • Women's Center for Creative Work 2425 Glover Place Los Angeles, CA, 90031 United States (map)

Un Taller de Cuentos Bilingues ye Obras de Arte por la Justicia

A Bilingual Storytelling & Art-Making for Justice Workshop

Presentado por One Mile y WCCW / Presented by One Mile & WCCW



Todos son bienvenidos / All are welcome

Venga a todos o casi taller / Come to all or any workshop


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In this weeks workshop:

  • We'll harness the power of witness as we unearth the history of the Dodger Stadium and the stories buried beneath the infamous ball field & all the concrete. 
  • We'll experiment with political sculpture building as we look at the battle of Chavez Ravine and its legacy in LA neighborhoods today. 
  • Activist & scholar Diego Robles will give a talk "What makes one a local?" and raise questions as we explore how people shape a place, how places shape people, and the forces that change neighborhoods far into the past & future. 
  • Through lenticular image-making we'll create visual narratives the incite dialogue about neighborhood displacement -- historically & today.
  • We'll continue generating a collective story with ropes and knots that bridges across generations, languages & cultures -- bring your mom, your cousin, your neighbor, your partner, your kids!
  • If you can, remember to snap a pic of a place, person and thing in your neighborhood that you love or that gives you a feeling of home or belonging. You can take multiple shots of each if you like -- think about a variety of shots -- close-ups, long-shots, different angles. Think about where your body is, how you are angled as the EYE on this one thing/person you love from where you live. Just bring your phone with your pix on it & we're good to go!

Free, all ages & open to the public. No experience necessary just open minds & ready hands!

Beyond the Bridge is a project that works across communities in LA to explore California’s unique history of race and ethnicity and co-create public art as forums for greater justice. The WCCW workshop series centers on neighborhood displacement, cultural resistance, and community solidarity. Looking at Frogtown, the Chavez Ravine history or your own neighborhood, we’ll ask: how can we build stronger ties between communities, between histories, and between generations? Through One Mile’s transformational visual storytelling, we’ll weave stories with rope, write histories into songs, make sculptures we can wear like homes and use poetry to re-imagine the bridges between ourselves and each other.

One Mile’s transformational artmaking process uses fun yet thought-provoking story, music & art games to build community, justice and joy. We’ll weave stories with rope, write histories into songs, make sculptures we can wear like homes and use poetry to re-imagine the bridges between ourselves and each other.

Como podemos construir lazos más fuertes entre vecinos, familias, y generaciones? Cada Sábado durante el mes de Julio intentaremos buscar conexiones entre nuestras comunidades, historias, y generaciones al compartir historias individuales y comunales sobre la Barranca Chavez, Frogtown, y su barrio.

El proceso aritisrico transformacional de One Mile usará historias inspiradoras, música, y juegos artísticos para crear comunidad, justicia, y alegría. Tejeremos cuentos con lazos, escribiremos historias dentro de canciones, crearemos esculturas que podemos usar como hogares, y usaremos poesía para reimaginar los puentes entro nosotros.

Interpretation provided by Antena LA


One Mile founding director, K. Bradford, is an interdisciplinary artist with an inventive public practice who has curated an array of cultural & artistic workshops, festivals and public events that invoke justice through engaging strategies of community-building. Collaborator Eugene Ahn has vast experience curating humanities projects and innovative arts programs related to visual storytelling, photography, digital media, and social praxis. Bradford and Ahn have a shared social vision of justice based art-making where an organic, collective response to the moment is the building block for community-building.

Stay tuned for the final Beyond the Bridge festival in the Fall of 2018.


Información de accesibilidad para este evento: WCCW tiene una rampa de 36" de ancho en nuestra entrada principal y una escalera con 8 escalones y un riel. Hay 2 baños neutrales de género. Un baño es accesible para sillas de ruedas, con una barandilla. Proporcionamos jabones sin aroma y alentamos a los invitados a asistir a nuestros eventos sin perfume. Si necesita interpretación de ASL, CART, interpretación para otro idioma además del inglés, guardería supervisada o tiene otras necesidades o preguntas de acceso, favor de contactarnos a al menos dos semanas de anticipación. Es nuestra práctica hacer todo lo posible para crear un espacio seguro y accesible.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

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