Photos: Inside An L.A. Woman's March Art-Making Party
On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Angelenos gathered at Self Help Graphics and Art in Boyle Heights to make art for the Women's Marches on January 21 in Los Angeles and D.C. A line up of all female DJs performed at the event, which was co-hosted by Artivists Into Action, local group of activists, and Self Help Graphics, a seminal Eastside nonprofit arts organization.
There were six art-making stations, facilitated by artists Ni Santas Collective, Martha Carrillo, Dewey Tafoya, Liliflor Art of Mujeres De Maiz, Luis Genaro Garcia, and high school students from South Los Angeles. There was also a dance activism workshop facilitated by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, and poetry readings courtesy of Get Lit.
"It was really special," Ana Calderon, one of the event's DJs, told LAist. "It was the coolest combination of folks in Los Angeles I've ever seen, all types of people from all walks of life."
Cristina Pacheco, an event organizer said in a statement, “The voice of the artist is critical right now more than ever. We need a creative and cultural resistance to emerge that amplifies the values of solidarity, justice, inclusion, and equity."