event | into action
Zynderia Studios launches Into Action this Saturday, a 9-day artist and activist stacked event to promote community power and cultural resistance. The pop-up art exhibition provides a platform for unresolved problems on all levels. Attendees unite with other individuals who are ready to do something about it — those prepared to take the next steps to not only make their voices heard, but to shift the undesirable trajectory of so many issues facing our nation. The event features over 25 hours of workshops, panels and live performances. Into Action is about creating a better future. It is free and open for all to attend.
1741 Naud Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Gender and productive rights
- Gender equality
- Criminal justice reform
- Lgbtqia + rights
- Climate justice
- Immigration reform
- Religious freedom
- Workers rights
There are also six themes:
- Justice is a Human Right
- Together We Rise
- No Human is illegal and no human should feel unsafe
- This moment - in history
- Manifesting solutions
- Love, peace and empathy
But most exciting are the calendar events. Here are our highlights:
Saturday, January 13th: 7-8 pm
The Future of Storytelling
The international sensation and Grammy Award-winning group, Black Eyed Peas, released a graphic novel through Marvel titled "Masters Of The Sun" alongside companion mobile applications in both augmented reality and virtual reality. From the making of the project to themes presented including the war on drugs, poverty, police brutality, gang warfare and the political voice of Hip Hop, the Los Angeles-based trio will join special guests in discussing technology's role in creating engrossing narratives. Guests: Black Eyed Peas and Friends
Sunday, January 14th: 7-8:30
Artivism: The Art of Social Justice
The Art of Social Justice Panel serves to amplify intergenerational ARTIVISTS; luminaries who are working at the intersection of art, organizing and civic voice. Artivists are the leaders who agitate, excite, ignite, catalyze and mobilize lasting change. Every generation owes its advance to the generation before and after them. Moderators Eleuthera Lisch, long-standing social justice advocate, activist and artist and Llana Ludovico, artivist consultant, DJ and entrepreneur will discuss the vital role art plays in the times of most peril and divide. This panel brings movements of the past and present to discuss the art of social justice today. At the crossroad of every important moment in history, artists, creative civic leaders, and imaginative mobilizers have banded together to shape the new culture and bring fertile ground for the growth of new movements: artistic, political, social, and cultural.
Monday, January 15th: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Between Earth & Sky: Mother’s Sacred Healing Workshop
To the beloved mother’s of angels, we invite you to join us for a creative healing workshop designed for mom’s who have lost their children to police brutality and gun violence. Experience new outlets of expression, and share the love and memory of children who have passed within a community of mom’s who understand. This workshop is fully facilitated by artist Kate DeCiccio; No artistic skills or experience are necessary to attend.
Tuesday, January 16th: 8pm-9:30pm
State of Hate: A Discussion on Dismantling White Supremacy
After leaving the white-supremacist skinhead movement he helped build in America during the 1980s and 90s, Christian Picciolini has been dedicated to helping counter racism and extremism through such organizations as Life After Hate and ExitUSA. Christian has spoken all over the world, sharing his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion. In conversation, moderated by Christian, he and artist Shephard Fairey will discuss the ""state of hate"" in America today and what can be done to combat it. Guests: Christian Picciolini & Shepard Fairey
Wednesday, January 17th: 8pm-10pm
Dolores The Movie Screening
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.
Thursday, January 18th: 2-5pm
Naturalization Ceremony Celebration
On January 18 in the City of Los Angeles, over 5,000 people will participate in a Naturalization - New Citizen ceremony at the LA Convention Center. Into Action will host a celebration for these individuals and their families at the Into Action space. Co-hosted with For Freedoms.
Friday, January 19th: 2:30-5:30 pm
WeTransfer will host a salon on how businesses can support activism and creativity to effect positive change. Organized in coordination with Bryn Freedman, Editorial Director and Curator for the TED Institute, the conversation will include Blake Mycoskie; Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS; Catherine Hoke, Founder and CEO Defy Ventures; Ibrahim Al Husseni, Managing Partner of Full Cycle Energy Fund; and writer, film producer and scholar Jonathan Taplin, in addition to Damian Bradfield, President of WeTransfer, who will be hosting the salon.
Saturday, January 20th: 4-5:15 pm
We Lead: The Cost of the Leadership Gap for Women and How to Close It
An intimate conversation hosted by NationBuilder about the leadership gap facing women, this session will blend the power of hard-hitting research with personal narrative to illuminate the resulting emotional, economic and societal costs of the gap and what we can do about it. Guests: Hilary Doe, Pat Callair, Mpumi Nobiva, Lisa Hwang & Mona Tavakoli
Sunday, January 21st: 12 pm-1:30 pm
Creative Renewal: Arts + The Homeless Crisis
The Empowerment Congress, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between grassroots leadership and our elected representatives, is partnering with Into Action to host an engaging afternoon on the power of arts-interventions to address the homeless crisis. The event will be rooted in performances from, and dialogue with, homeless and previously homeless artists: a choir from the Urban Voices Project; mosaic artists from Piece by Piece; along with poets and other visual artists. Our panel will have a grounded conversation about how to build more inclusive communities and how to advocate for our homeless neighbors to support these uniquely effective approaches to healing and creative renewal. Guests: Jonathan Thompson & Trevor Davis from Empowerment Congress, Leeav Sofer from Urban Voice Project, Leigh Adams from Piece by Piece, & Pete White