Los Angeles, CA–Local politicians, community leaders, and influencers will gather in celebration of Destination Crenshaw’s official groundbreaking at the future site of Sankofa Park. The ceremony follows the highly-anticipated cultural hub reaching a significant funding milestone.
Spearheaded by City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Destination Crenshaw was conceived as a counter-balancing force against gentrification in Los Angeles and the displacement of one of the largest Black communities west of the Mississippi River.
Native Angeleno and Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae will host the event featuring performances by the legendary Lula Washington Dance Theatre, World Stage African Drummers, and musician Terrance Martin.
WHO: Hundreds of South LA residents, led by community leaders will march down Crenshaw Blvd to the future site of Sankofa Park. They will be joined by elected officials.
WHEN: Saturday, February 29 from 2-4pm PT
WHERE: Future site of Sankofa Park, 4470 Leimert Blvd
If you plan to attend or send a photographer, please RSVP with Kindeya Chiaro, firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure full access to the groundbreaking ceremony, along with the leaders and speakers.
About Destination Crenshaw:
Destination Crenshaw is a 1.3-mile open-air museum celebrating over 240 years of Black activism in LA, one of the largest Black communities west of the Mississippi River. Through education, arts, and culture, Destination Crenshaw will cement itself as a cultural hub facilitating economic security and entrepreneurship for residents as a method of place-keeping and community building.
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