Street Poets 20th Anniversary Celebration

Support our friends at STREET POETS on Saturday, May 9th, for honoring 20 years of inspiring work with a benefit at Smashbox Studios in Culver City.STREET POETS Inc. is a non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation. Their mission is to:

  • Inspire at-risk youth in the juvenile detention facilities, schools and streets of Los Angeles County to discover and develop their voices as writers, artists and human beings
  • Empower these young people to use the skills and increased self-awareness engendered through the arts to transcend self-destructive lifestyles
  • Create a healing community that unites different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic segments of our city around the transformational power of the creative process.

Join Street Poets to celebrate their release of True Nature, a beautiful book of portraits of the Street Poets community by photographer Don Flood.Enjoy delicious food by Lulu Powers and live performances by the Poets themselves.Here's a little sneak peak of True Nature!https://instagram.com/p/1zNaRQA18c/?taken-by=streetpoetsinchttps://instagram.com/p/10cfQcg1wH/?taken-by=streetpoetsinchttps://instagram.com/p/16BtOiA19U/?taken-by=streetpoetsinchttps://instagram.com/p/2BalnlA12A/?taken-by=streetpoetsinchttps://instagram.com/p/2B3ZGog1-f/?taken-by=streetpoetsinc  Come celebrate with Street Poets on May 9th! If you can’t attend, feel free to donate or simply spread the word!Saturday, May 9th 6–9pmSmashbox StudiosTickets: $150TICKETS/DONATE HOST COMMITTEEAlison Tatlock & David WiaterAnya Epstein & Dan FuttermanCecilia Peck & Daniel VollChase (Artist)Chenjerai & Saadiqa KumanyikaDaniel Weiss and Abby Wolf-WeissGregg Renfrew & Mark HancockGreg Walker & Michelle AshfordJulie Arias Young & Mark YoungKatie Moss FragenLaura DernLeo Marmol & Alisa BecketLisa BoyleLoren Montgomery & Dylan ClarkMelinda & Matt ReevesNeal AndersonPot at The LINE HotelPseudonymous BoschRobert Perrin & Kristi SpringerRona MercadoSarah Timberman & Ed RedlichSusannah Grant & Christopher Henrikson“Out Beyond Ideas Of Wrong-Doing And Right-Doing, There Is A Field. I Will Meet You There.” - Rumi