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Seeding Change

This year, we are calling upon our key partners to rally friends, family, and networks to support LA Commons’ work at the intersection of health, community leadership, and arts/culture. We hope to raise $15,000 by the end of June!

 

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Seeding Change,’ as LA Commons continues to figuratively [and sometimes literally] sow seeds throughout LA. In light of a socially, economically, and geographically fragmented Los Angeles, LA Commons seeds changes by:  

 

SPROUTING GROWTH, NURTURING YOUTH ARTISTS AND COMMUNITIES & INVESTING IN FLOURISHING NEIGHBORHOODS! 

 

Our campaign will culminate with our 13th annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks, themed ‘Seeds of the Village’, which centers on Leimert Park Ancestors who planted the seeds of art, culture and wellness and features artists and cultural workers who carry their vision forward. Six weeks of workshops free to the community in West African and Diaspora Dance and Drum, Mask Making and Gardening Arts will culminate in the festival that features procession, performances and a village feast. Due to your continued support, our program will directly impact approximately 3,000 participants and an additional 10,000 - 20,000 indirectly via social media!

Resources

Recorded Info Session

Empower
Growth

Fundraising Toolkit

  • 2024 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks Saturday Workshops
    2024 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks Saturday Workshops
    Sat, May 11
    Los Angeles
    May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jun 29, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Los Angeles, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jun 29, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Los Angeles, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    In preparation for the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks, we're holding weekly workshops in Leimert Park leading up to Festival Day! Learn African Drumming, Dance, and Mask Making every Saturday May 11 - June 29.
  • General Jeff Mural Opening at Walk the Talk 2024
    General Jeff Mural Opening at Walk the Talk 2024
    Sat, May 25
    Los Angeles
    May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 808 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
    May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 808 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
    Join LA Commons for a mural opening in Gladys Park, which will honor the legacy of General Jeff Page, or the 'Mayor of Skid Row.' This celebration will serve as the culmination to LA Poverty Department's biannual Walk the Talk parade, which will kick off at noon.
  • Sharing Our Color Story: Natural Dye and Storytelling Workshop
    Sharing Our Color Story: Natural Dye and Storytelling Workshop
    Sat, Jun 01
    Los Angeles
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 647 E 121st St, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 647 E 121st St, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Join LA Commons, artists Michelle Glass and Terrick Gutierrez for the culmination of our 3 part workshop series for our Getty PST Art project: We are the Harvest.
  • Afrofuturist Ancestor Masks & Fan Making Workshop
    Afrofuturist Ancestor Masks & Fan Making Workshop
    Sat, Jun 08
    Los Angeles
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Los Angeles, Central Library, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Los Angeles, Central Library, 630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
    LA Commons will be a the LA Central Library Octavia Butler Lab's June Jubilee Celebration! Participants will draw from seeds, plants, traditional Adinkra symbols, and futuristic components to create unique masks and fans that bridge the past, present, and future.
  • 2024 Fremont Arts & Wellness Festival
    2024 Fremont Arts & Wellness Festival
    Fri, May 24
    Los Angeles
    May 24, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 7821 Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003, USA
    May 24, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 7821 Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003, USA
    On May 24, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Fremont Health Culture Hub Wellness Festival. Join us for a dynamic day of art making and performance on the Fremont High School campus!
  • 2024 Take Action LA County Resource Fair
    2024 Take Action LA County Resource Fair
    Sat, May 11
    Los Angeles
    May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 1050 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Los Angeles, 1050 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    LA Commons will be popping up at the LA County Department of Mental Health's Take Action LA County Resource Fair! Join us for this community event focused on mental health, community wellness, free games, entertainment, and food! No registration needed.
  • Info Session #1
    Info Session #1
    Wed, May 03
    Virtual Event
    May 03, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    May 03, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Learn more about LA Commons' peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, Seeding Change! We will present some training materials regarding how to set up your own page via Network for Good, talking points, social media assets, and engage in some community building.
  • Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks
    Day of Ancestors: Festival of Masks
    Sun, Jun 30
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshops
    Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshops
    Sat, Jun 29
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Sat, Jun 29
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshop
    Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshop
    Sat, Jun 22
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Sat, Jun 22
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshops
    Festival of Masks - Drum and Dance Workshops
    Sat, Jun 15
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
  • Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Festival of Masks - Art Workshop
    Sat, Jun 15
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St.
    Jun 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA
    Jun 15, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Leimert Park Village Plaza, People St., 4399 90008, 4337 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

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