A project by LACE’s Getty Marrow Interns.
Welcome to our monthly community newsletter! One of the ways that LACE is committing to actively supporting efforts to uproot white supremacy and empower our communities is by sending out monthly community newsletters that intend to:
- Boost ongoing grassroots community efforts from micro-organizations throughout the LA area.
- Collaborate and engage with our community through arts and activism.
- Share important information and dialogue on anti-racism, abolition, and transformative justice.
Since 1978, LACE has been an advocate of social and political movements within Los Angeles and the rest of the world. We have not been idle to these movements and histories. Given our core values and consistent nurturing of social change, we felt that it is imperative to use our platform to share resources and information as well as continue and begin conversations about the current social, political, and environmental climate we are living in.
This month’s keyword: Mutual Aid
Mutual Aid is a voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions.
Follow Mutual Aid Initiatives
Mutual Aid Network LA – A grassroots community initiative organizing mutual aid in the LA community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Free LA – LA community member initiative of distributing essential items to 8 encampments throughout LA, provided clothing to families and individuals in transition into housing, and distribute direct financial relief to houseless people and others in need.
Support Smaller Grassroots Organizations
WhittierFor: Black & Brown led social justice committed to grassroots community support and social action.
Valley of Change: Organization dedicated to defending and liberating BIPOC communities through advocating for policy solutions, community representation, and widespread education
Lynwood4RadicalChange: Youth led organization for radical change & fighting to bring justice through an anti-capitalist framework for Lynwood residents.
Downey Resistance: Youth led abolitionist organization seeking radical change in the city of Downey and throughout South East Los Angeles
In the past month, community fridges have been popping up in several communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. These locations include:
Mid City (2)
South Arts District
South Central (2)
Visit your nearest community fridge to drop off some pre-made meals or groceries!
We look forward to making more newsletters and engaging with our Los Angeles and LACE community
xx Lilly and Nestor