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LOS ANGELES– Beyond the Bridge: workshop on racial exclusion/injustice and inclusion/solidarity in California

May 5, 2018 @ 7:00 am10:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Presented by One Mile & WCCW Saturdays in May, 2-5pm 50 participants maximum Free / RSVP here

Saturdays in May, One Mile invites Frogtown families, seniors, women & non-binary folks, feminists, and LGBTQIA youth & adults to participate in a transformational process of collective visual storytelling. All ages welcome! Beyond the Bridge is a project that works with communities across LA to explore California’s unique history of race and ethnicity and co-create forums for greater justice. At WCCW, One Mile hosts four Saturday workshops where we will share stories and perspectives about moments of racial exclusion/injustice and inclusion/solidarity in California. As a group, we will look at the image of “the bridge” as a symbol for building solidarity and re-imagine our own unique bridge as a symbol for creating understanding across racial and community lines. A closing festival of Beyond the Bridge on September 29 at the LA State Historic Park in DTLA will gather participants from across LA to share their stories and images of alternative bridge-building with the general public. Through live storytelling, an open mic, and hands on activities for all ages, we will offer platforms for transformational community building. Interactive installations will incorporate the different stories, images, objects, and sounds recorded at workshops all over Los Angeles. Looking beyond the traditional bridge which only connects two sides, the festival celebrates unique perspectives and imaginative possibilities for building fierce, just and inclusive communities.

One Mile director and founder K. Bradford is an interdisciplinary artist with a rigorous and inventive public practice who has curated a wide array of cultural and humanities based programs, workshops, festivals and public events that tackle critical issues of our times through highly creative and unusually engaging strategies of community engagement. Humanities collaborator Eugene Ahn has vast experience curating humanities projects and innovative arts programs related to visual storytelling, photography, digital media, and social praxis. Bradford and Ahn have a shared pedagogy, social vision and humanities methodology which will create a strong foundation for this project. Visiting artists Clarice Cast (composer/musician percussionist) and Sarah Fylak (composer/sound designer/musician) will record workshop participants’ stories and community dialogues to produce powerful interactive sound environments to create public engagement at the final Beyond the Bridge festival.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

Beyond the Bridge is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. 


May 5, 2018


Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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