Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Christmas Holiday Schedule

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Saturday, December 22. However, the garden will be open with coffee and Christmas treats if you are interested in helping. We will be closed Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, will reopen on Thursday, December 27. We will also be closed on New Years Day, …

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Angel City Chorale Performs At Hippie Kitchen

On Saturday, December 8, the Angel City Chorale made their annual visit to Skid Row to sing Christmas Carols in our dining garden. Everyone present from guests eating in the garden, to volunteers and community members, clearly enjoyed their uplifting performance. This year, as in the past, they had a variety of songs from old …

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LACW Attends Burial Of L.A. County Unclaimed Dead

Photo by L.A. TimesPhoto by L.A. Times On Wednesday, December 5, under gray skies and cool and windy conditions, LACW community members were part of a group of approximately 200 people who attended an interfaith graveside memorial service honoring 1,467 people whose bodies were unclaimed in 2015 and cremated. Some may have been people we …

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46th Annual St. Paul High School March For Hunger

On a beautiful, sunny, and pleasant Sunday, December 2, the LACW had its only annual fundraiser, the St. Paul High School (in suburban Santa Fe Springs) March For Hunger. The walk is actually a Marathon as it is slightly more than 26 miles. This is year 46 for the walk that included nearly 400 students, …

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December 2018 Agitator

Here is the DECEMBER Catholic Agitator In This Issue:  CHRISTMAS 2018 APPEAL It’s Like Eden To Me by Jeff Dietrich Karán Founds-Benton – R.I.P A Little Prophecy by Karán Founds-BentonMeet A Guest Volunteer by Kaleb HavensSkid Row Friends by Matt HarperThe Work They Do Is Fulfilling by Mayer Cook-TonkinArlington West Memorial by Benny MattisLearning To Love …

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LACW Karan Founds-Benton 1955 – 2018 R.I.P.

The LACW will have a memorial service for Karan at this Wednesday’s liturgy at 6pm (November 28). We have not yet heard from her family about funeral arrangements, but will post them here when matters are finalized. It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved LACW community member Karán Founds-Benton joined the …

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Thanksgiving At The LACW

On Thanksgiving Day we hosted 25 of our friends from downtown plus  volunteers, family, and friends for a great Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. We watched some football games and had great conversations, and ate and ate until we could not eat anymore. The food was prepared by various community members and friends who …

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Upcoming Holiday Schedules

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Tuesday, November 20 for needed maintenance, and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. However, we will be open on Saturday, November 25. Further, the kitchen will also be closed on Saturday, December 22,  Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, will reopen on Thursday, December 27. We …

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Catholic Worker Tensie Hernandez Self-Surrenders To Federal Authorities

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Tensie Hernandez, from the Guadalupe Catholic Worker, appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court for a trespass charge related to her arrest at Vandenberg Air Force Base on August 6 during our annual protest commemorating the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The court accepted Tensie’s guilty plea and ordered …

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Dorothy Day Birthday

Today, November 8, 2018, we commemorate Catholic Worker movement co-founder Dorothy Day’s 121st birthday. We give thanks for the gift of Dorothy’s life, her witness, and the CW movement–founded in 1933.  Dorothy joined the Heavenly Cloud Of Witnesses on November 29, 1980 (aged 83) in New York City Dorothy was a woman who afflicted the …

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LACW 2018 Día de los Muertos Altar

The LACW celebrates the Mexican tradition of El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) on November 1 & 2 (All Saints and All Souls Day in the Catholic tradition) to remember, honor, and celebrate the lives of family, friends, and mentors who have gone before us. The altar usually stays up until …

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LACW Attends Black Lives Matter One Year Anniversary Protest Against Killer Cops

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, LACW, along with approximately 200 other citizens, attended the first anniversary of Black Lives Matter weekly protest, at L.A. County Hall Of (In)Justice, against L.A. County Prosecutor Jackie Lacey, who has yet to prosecute any LAPD officers or L.A. County Sheriff deputies for killing more than 400 Black and Latino …

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