From the Porch to the Plaza, a Diaspora Looks Forward

The Art of South Central Innervisions: An AfroLatinx Futurism

Well before the pandemic began, Esperanza Community Housing was planning a public arts festival in South Central Los Angeles to challenge prevailing narratives about the community and celebrate its excellence and diversity. After a long delay and with a variety of safety measures and technological innovations, that festival is set to take place on July 31, 2021, at Esperanza’s Mercado La Paloma, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.

Titled South Central InnerVisions: An AfroLatinx-Futurism, the program includes a variety of free virtual …