Friends & Partners

Friends & partners

  • Treehouse Family Space - Treehouse is a family space that cultivates creativity and connection through arts and community. It was created to provide parents, caretakers, and children with opportunities to expand their collective networks of support while participating in activities that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Learn more…

  • Hey Baby: A Feminist Parenting Group - Hey Baby Feminist Parenting Group was started at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in 2016 by Gilda Davidian. As the cornerstone activity of the Hey Baby community, children, babies and their caretakers are invited to gather together for a morning of play and connection with other families every two weeks. This is a space that provides much needed contact and support to counter the often-isolating experience of contemporary parenting. Parents, caretakers, and children can connect with collective wisdom, practical support, and a rich network of families to rely on. Learn more…

  • Alas De Agua Art Collective - Alas De Agua Art Collective is an intersectional grass roots space providing resources and opportunities for artists of color, native artists, immigrant, undocumented and queer artist who have historically and currently been marginalized and not afforded the same resources . We remove barriers and go around them. We believe in abundance where there seems to be scarcity. We believe in compassionate conflict. We help support artistic visions that are counter narratives to dominant culture and believe diversity is key in creating community. Learn more…

  • Godmother | Soraya Medina: Godmother was founded by Soraya Medina, a Los Angeles based cultural worker, WOC, a mother of two brilliant girls and a breast cancer survivor. She Co-owned Bohemia Books in Mac Arthur Park from 2000-2005.  She has 15+years experience in Healthy home environments, Chronic Illness prevention and management, Corporate Wellness and Longevity. Learn more

  • Chicana M(other)work: Chicana M(other)work is a concept and project informed by our specific gendered, classed, and racialized experiences. Chicana M(other)work offers a new interpretation of motherwork that looks at the layers of care work we do in our communities through activism, self-care, teaching and mothering. Learn more…

  • Andrea Penagos, L. Ac.: Andrea Natalie Penagos, L.Ac. is a Physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and Reiki Master serving the greater Los Angeles area. Andrea is dedicated to empowering her patients to reach their wellness goals and live healthy, peaceful, pain-free lives. She provides effective, individualized holistic healthcare services including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, guasha, tui-na (Chinese massage), nutritional advice, self-care strategy, mindfulness meditation instruction, and Reiki/energy work. Learn more…

  • GROUND SERIES: GROUND SERIES dance collective, currently based in Southern California, uses performance as embodied intervention. Each GROUND SERIES production is rooted in ensemble collaboration, interdisciplinary approach, inquiry-based content, and site-specific dance-making. In practice and performance, dance is used as a means of personal and communal transformation and a catalyst for community dialogue. Since its inception in 2012, GROUND SERIES has created 18 original dance works performed throughout Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, Northern New Mexico, and London. Learn more…

  • Christy Roberts Berkowitz: Artist, musician, academic, organizer, and agitator, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, composes experiences, images, and objects that attempt to reconcile the intersections of utopian resistance and escapism, expectation and failure, subject and object, community and individualism. Learn more…

  • Aware-LA | Saturday Dialogue: Saturday Dialogue is a gathering for white anti-racists who want to discuss issues of identity, community, privilege and racism in our lives with the intention to strengthen our practice as anti-racists in alliances, relationships, and interactions with people of color. Regular, recurring dialogues throughout the year focus on the intersections of multiple identities, including Race and Class, Sexuality and Race, and Gender and Race. Other workshops focus on relationships, Radical White Identity and Community, and issues such as police and the prison industrial complex, immigration, and gentrification. Learn more…

  • Aware-LA | White People 4 Black Lives: White People 4 Black Lives (WP4BL) is a white anti-racist collective and activist project. We operate within a national network of white anti-racists called Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Our work is rooted in showing up for racial justice and acting in alliance with Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles, the Movement 4 Black Lives, and other partners. Learn more…