Racial Justice in Los Angeles

1. Reflection Questions

What manifestations of racial justice in Los Angeles impact your life or the lives of your loved ones? 

Why do you think Los Angeles is an important and unique place to advance racial equity? 


2. Take Action

Get Involved. LA Commons is a community organization that engages communities in artistic and cultural expressions that tell their unique stories through public art. You can find their work in neighborhoods throughout the city including Exposition Park and Leimert Park. Find out how you can participate in LA Commons projects as a youth artist by submitting a youth application for their upcoming projects. 

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3. Healing + Resilience

Ground in Identity. Exploring the diverse aspects of one’s own identity can serve as a powerful foundation for self-awareness and well-being. When you know more about yourself, you can also create unexpected bridges for others around you. Are there any parts of your identity that you’re particularly proud of? What are some aspects of your identity that not many people know about? Write an identity poem to explore parts of yourself that you want to celebrate, question, or learn more about. Check out some examples of poems about self and identity from famous poets to get inspired.  

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