Jul 22 2014


SONY DSCNo SOAThe Columbus Police Dept. has denied Fr. Roy Bourgeois and SOA Watch a permit to hold this year’s 25th Anniversary gathering at the gates of Ft. Benning to close the SOA/ WHINSEC. See stories HERE and HERE. The LACW regularly participates in this gathering, with two LACW community members getting arrested and serving three and six months in federal prison as prisoners of conscience.You Can Jail The Resisters

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Jul 18 2014

Former Community Member Margaret Johnson Visits

IMG_3225Former LACW Margaret Johnson recently returned for a short week-long visit before heading up to Santa Cruz. It was great seeing and talking with her again, and enjoying her massage therapy after a long day at the kitchen. We wish her many blessings on her journey.

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Jul 16 2014

Presenting Our 2014 Summer Interns

2014 Interns.3349We warmly welcome our 2014 Summer Interns. (left to right) Kurt Rosenberg (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Murray (Los Angeles, CA), Elliot Martin (Lancaster, PA), (not in photo–Joel). More photos will be posted in the coming days and weeks. See photos HERE.

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Jul 13 2014

Kitchen Garden Tile Artwork

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By Ed Pilolla

Throughout the Hippie Kitchen garden the colorful broken tile artwork of former community member and artist Manuel Hernandez is on display. On Saturday, July 12, former community members Alecia Stuchlik and Rebecca Casas led an art project to place more of those tiles on the cement ground where the line for food forms next to the kitchen. In the spring, Rebecca and Alecia retrieved Manuel’s leftover plates from storage at the community house in Boyle Heights and began using them on this project.

After working a full shift at the Hippie Kitchen on Saturday morning, community members Jed Poole and David Hays, along with the summer intern Joel, mixed cement in buckets, providing the heavy-lifting for the tile project in the afternoon. See more photos HERE

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Jul 11 2014

Update From David Omondi

Below is an update letter we received from David in Kenya:David.1099June 2014 Graphic

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Jul 04 2014

Farewell To Ed, Alecia, and Hazel

Ed, Alecia, Hazel.3121On July 2, we bid farewell to Ed, Alecia, and Hazel as they begin a new chapter in their life. They will be staying with a friend in the L.A. area for three weeks before heading to Ed’s hometown in Chicago, then to Alecia’s hometown in Kansas, where they will settle for an unspecified time. They will be missed, especially little bright blue-eyed and energetic Hazel. We wish them well on their journey with many blessings, happiness, and joy, and a prayer for their return sometime in the future.

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Jun 27 2014

LACW Karan Founds-Benton Invites You To Join Her For A Late Afternoon Of Poetry And Story

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Karan performs DRIVING THE BODY BACK at ART SHARE L.A., Saturday, July 19, at 4:30 PM – Tickets $7.00

A chair, some photographs, traditional music, and ten stories of life and death create an intimate family journey of Irish – Immigrant struggle in pioneer and modern United States of America.

Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander, Writer/Actor Karan Founds-Benton and Veteran Broadway Director Michael Sokoloff bring to life the critically acclaimed poetic narrative,Driving The Body Back. This one – woman show has received audience and critical acclaim throughout the Midwest and premieres for California audiences as a special benefit for Art Share L.A.

“I could listen and watch this author and performer for many hours.” Lancer, Theatre Mania Online Reviews, Chicago

“Weaves an unbroken series of spells”- Jay Harvey,Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis

“Anyone looking for something a little bit off the beaten …. path, or who has a penchant for the literary side of theatre, really ought to go check out this quiet gem of a show.” – Kansas City Star

“This is a warm and gentle tale – or series of tales – that evoke other times and places beautifully. Skillfully acted (and sung) . . . .” – Minnesota Fringe Audience Review

ART SHARE L.A. is located at 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles, 90013. There will be lot parking for this event.

Reserve your tickets at: info@artsharela.org or call 213-687-4278

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Jun 24 2014

Rebecca’s Ford Amphitheater Performance

Rebecca2 Twelve new photos were added from Rebecca’s May 31 Ford Amphitheater performance (see below seven posts). View photos HERE.

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Jun 24 2014

LACW Joined The Protest Against Another War In Iraq

IMG_3088 On Saturday, June 21, a few of us represented the LACW at the protest held at Pershing Square against the threat of another war on Iraq. Approximately 200 people attended the rally, with the organizers taking us into the streets around downtown in what was an unpermitted march. Although LAPD attempted to force us onto the sidewalk, we did not comply, but no arrests were made. See photos HERE.

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Jun 23 2014

LACW Weekly Foot Care

IMG_3035 Each Friday morning after our coffee line, LACW community members Karan Benton and Jed Poole, along with former community member Rebecca Casas, do foot care in our kitchen garden. They lovingly and gently wash feet, cut toenails, do cuticle and skin care, along with other needed care. See photos HERE.

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Jun 23 2014

LACW Ink (2)

IMG_3031 A longtime volunteer treated any community member who wanted a tattoo to one of their choice. In round two of this offer Rebecca, Faustino, David, and Alecia show off their new tats. See them up close HERE.

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Jun 22 2014

Skid Row Art

IMG_2932 A skid row artist recently painted three beautiful renderings of Mumia Abul Jamal, Malcomb X, and what he views as the Queen of Los Angeles, on the electrical box in front of our soup kitchen on Sixth Street and Gladys Ave. See two other photos HERE.

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