SELF HELP GRAPHICS CLOSURE - COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW (6/28)
- To Mark Torres and Travel Tips for Aztlan group memebrs.
(Some of the contents of the following message may have previously
been sent via email or posted on the SHG Artist group site)
Fellow artists/community members,
There will be a community meeting held to discuss the status of Self
Help Graphics tomorrow eve at Ave 50 Studio in Highland Park at 7 pm.
As you are aware the Board of Directors of Self help Graphics shut
the doors of this monumental institution without informing the
community in which they service.
A coalition of artists and community members has banded together to
create a letter requesting the Board be held accountable for their
actions and for them to provide financial records and minutes to
meeting within a given time frame of 48 hours. There was a public
invitation to all to attend the community meeting which was held this
past Saturday at Belvedere Park in East LA. The letter was composed
as a direct response to the concerns of those who attended the
meeting. The letter will be posted shortly on the Self Help Artist
Community Yahoo group site
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/selfhelpartistcommunity/ (please visit
the site and join the group)
Self Help Graphics, in its years of operation has seen countless
artists/activists/community members walk through its doors. Many have
profited professionally while others gained a sense of belonging to
an institution built on the foundation of community. SHG was born in
the 70s, an era known for social activism. Move forward 30 years to
the present, a time where citizens are finding themselves fighting
for rights believed to have been earned. Unfortunately it appears we
are taking giant steps backward when in all reality we should be
moving forward. Regardless what your belief is or method used to show
resistance and opposition now is NOT a time to be complacent. If ever
there was a time to come forward as a community it is NOW! We cannot
afford to lose such an institution as Self Help Graphics.
Please make calls to friends, relatives, artists, musicians, poets,
performers, vendors, neighbors and express the importance of their
presence at this Tuesday's meeting at Ave 50 Studio. Until now there
have only been a small group of concerned citizens come forward to
protest and attend Saturday's meeting. The meeting on Tuesday is an
opportunity to express concerns, ask questions and gain information.
It is also an opportunity to show the Board of Directors who their
community is and let them know that their actions will not be
If you cannot attend then send your questions with someone who will
be attending. Post your concerns on the Yahoo group board. We will
print them out and take them with us to present on your behalf.
Bring your body. Bring your voice.
Community Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 pm Avenue 50
Address: 131 No. Avenue 50 , Highland Park
For more information call: 323 258-1435