As all of Los Angeles is being called to wear masks while out in public, the L.A. Times reported on the lack of access that most unhoused people have to the protective gear required in this unusual time. Fortunately, the LACW was able to source a couple thousand masks (and more have been donated to us) so we are able to provide the folks that come to eat at the Hippie Kitchen with a simple protective barrier at a time when they have little means to remove themselves from the public.
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Apr 10 2020
Good Friday is the day Jesus was arrested, tried, tortured and executed by the State. Join the L.A. Catholic Worker this Good Friday (April 10th) in calling on all Christians to demand our county take immediate action to save the lives of our incarcerated brothers and sisters before their prison cages become death cells.
3 PM – Via Crucis: Stations of the Carceral Cross (live-stream)
Search for “Los Angeles Catholic Worker” on Facebook for find our page, while there, make sure to follow us, if you aren’t already! The video will go LIVE at 3pm, see you there!
Learn more about the demands at: http://jlacovid19.org/
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Apr 03 2020
The April 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.
In this edition, we continue to celebrate 50 years of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker (and Catholic Agitator) with Part 2. This issue highlights some great articles and photos from the LACW’s past 25 years, as well as reflections written by current community members.
In this issue:
Fifty Years Later by Sarah Fuller
Homeless Harassed: Protection or Service? by Joyce Parkhurst
Hippie Kitchen Today by Kaleb Havens
Resurrection City by Jeff Dietrich
The Only Solution is Love by the L.A. Catholic Worker Sister House Network
Soup Kitchen Subversives by Jeff Dietrich
The Great Shopping Cart Caper by Jeff Dietrich
Conscientious Objector to Technology by Kate Chatfield
To Die at the Catholic Worker by Kieran Prather
Victory for the Homeless by Alice Callaghan
Foot Care at the L.A. Catholic Worker: A Geography of Suffering by Karan Founds-Benton
No Peace, No Prize by David Omondi
Vandenberg Backcountry Action by Theo Kayser
Largest Protest in a Decade by Allison McGillivray
We Are All Part of the Occupy Movement by Alecia Stuchlik
Jesus Was a Homeless Enabler by Jeff Dietrich
LACW Timeline (1993-2020)
Sister House Network – The Gift of the Catholic Worker by Julia Occhiogrosso
Child of Christ by Patty Carmody
Life and Hope in Tonopah Jail by Martha Scarbrough
Skid Row Poor Win Victory Against LAPD by Jeff Dietrich
Letter to Cardinal Mahoney by The Los Angeles Catholic Worker Community
The Women Didn’t Run by Brendan Walsh
Listen to Him by Toni Flynn
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Apr 02 2020
We are in need of easy grab and go foods that we can give out as easy takeaway items.
If you can, please consider donating:
- Bottled Water
- Fruits with Rinds (tangerines, oranges, bananas, lemons, etc.)
- Healthy Granola Bars
- Sleeves of Garlic (for adding to our beans)
If you have any of these items to give, please drop them off at our house of hospitality:
632 N. Brittania Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
To protect those we live with, we are trying to limit our contact with others at the house, so please drop off items off at our front porch, ring the doorbell, and we’ll say hello (and thanks!) from a safe distance!
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Apr 01 2020
Hello, outside world! We hope you all have been staying safe and healthy!
With this ongoing crisis, we have continued to provide take-out food to our Skid Row community during the regular serving hours. The food is going faster than it has in decades. It has taken careful calculations and creative use of our stove space to figure out how to make more than twice the amount of beans as we were serving only a month ago.
For the safety of our more vulnerable housemates at our house of hospitality, our community has branched out into two groups: one that keeps the kitchen up and running and one that keeps our home healthy and happy.
As we are serving an unprecedented amount of food, with a bare bones crew of people, we can use volunteers. The health of Skid Row is our priority, so we are asking all volunteers if they have been healthy and not have traveled (by plane or other public transit) in the past two weeks. We are also taking extra precautions in the kitchen, for those who are being good about social distancing – we have tasks that can be accomplished while staying 6ft away from others!
Please call our house if you have any questions about volunteering at this time! 323-267-8789
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Mar 16 2020
In light of current events, for the health and safety of our friends in Skid Row, the Hippie Kitchen will remain open but is offering Take Out service only during the coronavirus situation, during regular serving hours. We do not need any new volunteers at this time. Some of our other regular services will also be limited. Please call us at 323-267-8789 if you have any questions.
Also, Wednesday liturgy gatherings at the Hennacy House are currently canceled, and we are currently asking visitors not to come to the house as we have a number of vulnerable people living there. We are also canceling our Seder of Liberation and the Stations of the Cross for this year.
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Mar 16 2020
Due to the discouragement of large gatherings, we are so sorry to have to cancel this year’s Stations of the Cross as well as our annual Seder of Liberation celebration. Although we cannot gather this year, our extended community of friends, family, supporters, and volunteers are not forgotten, we pray we see you all soon.
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Mar 13 2020
Because people still need to eat, we are temporarily keeping our regular serving hours.
We are taking extra precautions around our kitchen to maintain a healthy environment for everyone who comes through. If you have been feeling sick, PLEASE do not volunteer at this time, we will have to send you home. However, if you are in good health, we would love to see you someday soon – Tues, Thurs, or Saturday, 7:30 am -1 pm.
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Feb 25 2020
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!
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Feb 04 2020
The February 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online
In this edition, we celebrate 50 years of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker (and Catholic Agitator). This issue highlights some great articles and photos from the LACW’s first 25 years–1970-1995. The next issue will cover the second 25 years.
In this issue:
There is a Season by Matt Harper
Hey Brother by LACW Founder, Dan Delany
Hope for the Poor of Nicaragua by Rev. Philip Zwerling
The City of Angels Sidewalks by Catherine Morris
Faith and Absurdity by Joan Traffecanty
Anarchy of the Heart by Gary Cavalier
Abandoning Our Poor by Donald Nollar
Striking the Bloodsuckers by Ray Correio
After Eight Years, We Do Not View Success As the World Sees It by Jeff Dietrich
Nonviolence in Action by Kate Chatfield
History of Ministry and Timeline of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker (1970-1995)
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Dec 09 2019
The December 2019 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online.
In this issue:
Annual Appeal – Downtown Gangsters
Grow Old and Be Strong by Jeff Dietrich
Wisdom From Skid Row
Remembering Karan by Sarah Fuller
Hospitality and Resistance at the Venice Catholic Worker by Lisa Redmond
Ammon Hennacy by Kaleb Havens
My Summer at the LACW by Gloria Günther
LACW Responds to Torture by Mike Wisniewski
Open the Doors by Nathan Sheets
Better Know A Volunteer by Maria Teresa Kamel
Coup in Bolivia by Mike Wisniewski
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