Koreatown, where KIWA is based, is a very diverse neighborhood with many low-income residents that is also one of the most park poor urban neighborhoods in the nation. The working poverty rate in Koreatown is 17 percent, which is nearly triple that of LA County as a whole. With close to 50,000 people per square mile, there is not nearly enough green or open space to serve the community. Ktown Farms seeks to address this by constructing small , community-led gardens in unused spaces throughout the neighborhood. Learn More
Arte del Corazon
Created by KIWA members and local artists, Arte del Corazon is a space of intercultural dialogue and exchange. Every week, artists in Koreatown come together at KIWA to share ideas and create beautiful crafts and works of art, from murals and paintings to sculptures and picture frames. For more information on how to join Arte del Corazon, or if you are interested in purchasing one of their creations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drums play a very important role in Korean culture and history. They are played at festivals, during folk dances, and at political demonstrations. KIWA members have carried on this traditional by forming their own drumming group. The group meets twice per week to hold open classes and practice. They then perform at local celebrations and during KIWA’s public demonstrations. If you are interested in learning how to play the Korean drums, please contact us at email@example.com
From Where We Stand
From Where We Stand documents the stories of several KIWA members who are low-income immigrant workers in Los Angeles. It brings the personal, individual and unique stories of these individuals to the forefront, and asks that, instead of looking past people, we look at them and listen. Learn More