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LOS ANGELES PUBLIC TALK–Compassion & Self-Deception
July 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmFree
LOS ANGELES PUBLIC TALK–Los Angeles Poverty Department’s (LAPD) project “Compassion & Self-Deception” takes on the mind-boggling contradictions of a city (ours) that votes to create housing for homeless people –and then doesn’t want any of it built anywhere near them: whether that be permanent housing or temporary housing. LAPD invited visual artist Robby Herbst to help unravel the situation and he has produced the twelve-page broadsheet exploring the socio-emotional impact of Los Angeles’ housing catastrophe: “Compassion and Self-Deception: A Guide To Los Angeles’ Moral Crisis.” The July 1 conversation, moderated by UCR Professor of religious studies, Michael Scott Alexander, will be an opportunity dialogue further about the moral crises, and contradiction induced stasis —what perpetuates it and how to undo it. Cue, Matt, Aryen, Robby and Michael will come together —for real / en persona – to dialogue around the questions: “How Should an Angelino React to the Suffering They Encounter on a Daily Basis?” And: How can we understand Los Angeles – a living contradiction. A place where some people put care for the civic body above all else, while others, in the words of Curtis Mayfield, “would hurt all mankind just to save his own.” Thursday, July 1 from 6:30-8 pm WHERE: The Box Gallery In The Box Parking Lot, 822 E. Third Street, LA, CA 90013 For Further Information Call or Email: Tel. 213 413-1077 firstname.lastname@example.org | lapovertydept.org This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.