At the intersection of art and policy: lives will be saved

PROVOST'S BLOG     July 10, 2020

The University Park Slow Jams project – made up of a coalition of USC Arts in Action, USC Price School, USC Kid Watch, Los Angeles Walks and Public Matters – strives to draw attention to the traffic violence problem and generate solutions through policy, community building and artistic expression.

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Program explores criminal justice through plays

DAILY TROJAN     February 26, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday, students sit in a circle inside Shrine Auditorium to write and rehearse lines with formerly incarcerated people, rehearsing for “Performing Policy: The Justice Project,” an open-ended play that discusses criminal justice conflicts that will be performed in April.

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A map project for Skid Row arts highlights cultural resources

L.A. WEEKLY     February 18, 2020

Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, home to one of the largest homeless populations in the United States, stretches across 54 blocks. The no-to-low-income community borders some of the more affluent and gentrified neighborhoods in L.A. “Historically, people have always been treating Skid Row like it’s not a community,” says Leeav Sofer, co-founder and artistic director …

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