Day of the Ancestors: 
Festival of Masks

Leimert Park's Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks is an annual celebration of our ancestors and an invocation for the South Central LA community. Founded in 2010 by artists Najite Agindotan and Ben Caldwell in collaboration with LA Commons, the Festival of Masks is a multicultural, multigenerational, and multimedia arts event that champions the vast identities of the African diaspora. 

The festival features a libation ceremony, procession, and a lineup of dance and musical performances. The blessing and libation ceremony are designed to invoke a healing and reflection process in the community. The procession through the streets symbolizes the people's power and capacity to take ownership over their community, address challenges, and create change.

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Fremont Healthy Culture Hub

A collaborative community-led project /
Un proyecto colaborativo liberado por la comunidad
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2022 Fremont Art Installation / 2022 Instalacion Arte de Fremont

To develop the Fremont Wellness Center and Community Garden into a Healthy Culture Hub, integrating arts and culture as complements to health services.

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Transformar el Centro de Fremont Bienestar y Jardín Comunidad en un Centro de Cultura Saludable que integre las artes y la cultura como complementos a los servicios de salud

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BELONGING / PERTENCIA

Increased sense of belonging among members of the community through their involvement in the project /

Aumentar el sentido de pertenencia entre los miembros de la comunidad a través de su cooperación en este proyecto.

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ACTIVATION / ACTIVACIÓN

Engagement of the community in key policy objectives to improve outcomes related to the social determinants of health / Participación de la comunidad en los objetivos políticos clave para mejorar los resultados relacionados con los determinantes sociales de la salud.

Located at Fremont Community Garden Entrance / 

Entrada al Jardín Comunitario de Fremont 

7821 Avalon Blvd. S Los Angeles, CA 90003

Contra-Tiempo Radical Joy Sabor Sessions /

Baile Contra-Tiempo Alegría Radical Sesión de sabor

Every Thursday from October 6 - November 17, 2022

Todos los jueves para October 6 - November 17, 2022

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Los Angeles-based Activist Dance Theater company, CONTRA-TIEMPO will get you moving and grooving with their "Sabor Session" (from the Spanish word for "flavor") where dancers will guide participants in Afro-Latin social dance forms that are rooted in radical joy and exercises that promote community engagement. Together we embody joy as a form of resistance and as a tool to build community. Appropriate for all ages. No prior dance knowledge necessary. Just bring yourself, comfortable shoes, and an open heart! 

Danza activista con sede en Los Ángeles La compañía de teatro CONTRA-TIEMPO hacer que te muevas y disfrutes con sus "Sabor Session" (de la palabra española por "sabor") donde los bailarines guiarán participantes en formas de danza social afrolatina que tienen sus raíces en la alegría radical y ejercicios que promover la participación de la comunidad. Juntas encarnamos la alegría como forma de resistencia y como herramienta para construir comunidad. Apropiado para todas las edades. No son necesarios conocimientos previos de danza. Solo tráete, zapatos cómodos y un corazón abierto!

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Fremont Food Fair and Wellness Workshops

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For questions, contact beth@lacommons.org or 323-620-6822.

Para preguntas contactar beth@lacommons.org o 323-620-6822.

LA Commons

Beth Peterson

Valery Mendoza

Emily Rangel

Community Coalition

Glauz Diego

Carlos Leon

Kimberly Carrillo

LA Neighborhood Land Trust

Andrea Luna

Marcela Clark

UMMA Fremont Wellness Center

Angelica Rodriguez

Community Health Council

Sadio Woods

Simona Moreno

Cynthia Barboza

Maria Rutledge

Angelica Rodriguez

Cordie Williams

Afreca Howard

Edgar Vasquez

Emily Rangel

 
 
 
 

Thank you to our partners/
Gracias a nuestros socios

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