COMMUNITY MARATHON WEEKEND
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October 2019
The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion at La Brea Tar Pits – Los Angeles
A weekend of back-to-back events showcasing non-profit organisations that use dance, poetry, art and education to transform people's lives in Los Angeles.
An initiative radically committed to bringing LA’s neighborhoods, networks and resources together to create a more environmentally conscious, economically secure and socially just future. Thinknado was an opportunity to join some of LA County’s most creative writers, designers, scientists and thinkers to discuss the sustainability issues you feel strongest about, and develop ideas for California’s resilient future.
GET LIT POETRY
Get Lit are a youth-based program that uses poetry to increase literacy, empower youth and inspire communities. An inspiring group of young poets will be performed spoken word pieces, showcasing their love letters to LA.
COVENT HOUSE CALIFORNIA
A non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. The Covenant House California Band aka CHC Band performed, showcasing some of the songs they’ve worked on as part of Covenant House California’s onsite music programme.
An Inclusive Dance Company composed of dancers with and without disabilities breaking stereotypes, using dance as a catalyst to inspire inclusion and innovation. A colorful dance performance by Infinite Flow's professional dancers with and without disabilities, followed by an #InfiniteInclusion Dance Party. A mega celebration of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, gathering people of all abilities, all walks of life, LGBTQ, other minority groups, as well as everyday people.
FREEDOM & FASHION
Freedom & Fashion use job training and coaching in the arts of fashion and beauty to empower youth overcoming trafficking, homelessness, and other injustices. Freedom & Fashion survivors came together during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to celebrate their courage and strength. The event was 100% inspired by their students with special performances, story-telling, fashion, food and the opportunity to creatively interact with their students.
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF LOS ANGELES
For 100 years, the league has worked to improve the lives of underserved, foster and homeless children in the LA community. From providing a week’s worth of school clothes to children in need, to producing live musical theatre for low-income students, the League’s member volunteers improve the lives of more than 22,000 children annually A unique opportunity to help children in need by making no-sew blankets that will be given to foster youth served by our Foster Children’s Resource Center (FCRC)*