St. Elmo Village, a free-spirited arts education complex, has been transformed into one of Los Angeles' under-recognized Black arts hubs.
The hub has a long history of activism and has been a space for people who could grieve and brainstorm ways to mobilize activists.
Artist and activist Patrisse Cullors transformed the space into a safe, creative hub where it spawned the National Black Lives Matter movement.
Muralist and photographer Roderick Sykes and his uncle, visual artist Rozzell Sykes, built St. Elmo Village.
St. Elmo Village is a living, thriving testament to the 1970s Black Arts Movement. It has enabled many artists and writers to experience an alternative, creative space. The hub, for its long-term survival, is planning on funding, leadership and renovation. Read the Entire Article
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Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.