Supporting LA: A Discussion with REACH LA, the East Los Angeles Women’s Center and the Trans Wellness Center
- July 20, 2019 | 2pm
In conjunction with OBSIDIAN LADDER, Donna Huanca has produced a series of limited-edition artworks and merchandise that can be purchased at the MAF Bookstore and online. These items include a limited-edition perfume designed after the scent in the exhibition and individually packaged by the artist, uniquely painted prints, and a versatile unisex garment based on her paintings. 100% percent of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to three Los Angeles-based nonprofits: the Trans Wellness Center, REACH LA, and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center.
Join MAF to learn more about these three organizations and how they are serving their communities in Los Angeles. Each nonprofit will speak to their mission, as well as share the programs and services offered at their locations. Olivia Marciano will also lead a Q and A discussing the importance of the safe spaces provided by REACH LA, East Los Angeles Women’s Center and Trans Wellness Center and how the arts community can work to support and collaborate with these groups.
REACH LA is a community organization whose mission is to motivate young LGBT people of color, ages 16 to 35, to increase self-care by providing social and sexual health services through an empowering community engagement process, employing the visual & performing arts.
The mission of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities.
Crisis Hotline: (800) 585-6231
The Trans Wellness Center (TWC) provides comprehensive resources and services for transgender and non-binary people under one roof. The 3,000-square-foot center is the first-of-its-kind in the United States, with six local organizations joining forces to create this new home for wellness. The TWC was conceived and created by community leaders and allies, honoring their lifelong dedication to raise awareness about the needs and the contributions of the transgender community