These regularly-scheduled events are hosted at the WCCW by our community members. A great way for newcomers to get to know the WCCW! All community programs are free or donation based.
Hosted by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Vocalizing is an act of protest!
Community Chorus is a bi-monthly safe singing space and activist chorus that is on-call for protests, rallies, marches, and community-building events. Our goal is to provide an additional platform where participants can rally together in a collective expression of commitment to justice, bravery, beauty, change, action, protest, dissent.
The chorus requires no audition/prior skill, no commitment, and all bodies are welcome.
Every other Sunday from 11am – 1pm, Chorus leader Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs holds 2 hour gatherings with live accompaniment and monthly guest presenters.
Hosted by Amelia Steely
This is monthly group critique night, moderated by Amelia Steely. Folks share what they do, offer feedback, and get to know other artists in their community. Each month, four artists present their work at a different LA-based artist’s studio. This event is free, but space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and get details.
FeM Synth Lab
Hosted by Natalie Robehmed, Sophia Elliot and kora colasuonno
FeM Synth Lab is a low-cost recurring monthly night for womxn and non-binary folx to learn how to use hardware for electronic music production, meet others, and make music together.
Feminist Reading Group
Hosted by Dawn Finley & Eileen Ybarra
The Feminist Reading Group is a community working to understand ourselves, the worlds we occupy, and the texts we read in deep, truthful, respectful, and joyful ways. The Group explores many themes: feminist histories, race, class, gender, space, sexuality, art-making, culture, creative practices, relationship,
conflict, globalism, family, colonialism, media, aging, work, organizing, reading, politics, writing, activism, and technology, among others. Members are invited to participate in an open process of sharing, to be generous and honest with ourselves and others through our thoughts and actions, when speaking and when listening. Join the email list for more info!
How We Organize
Hosted by Sophie Trauberman
This is a reading and discussion group that invites conversation between artists, organizers, and anyone else interested in discussing, critiquing, and imagining alternatives to the non-profit organization as the best model for organizing communities. Readings from The Revolution Will Not Be Funded, an anthology of essays about the industrialization of the non-profit organization model, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence– as well as texts about critiquing the non-profit model for arts organization will be the foundation for our conversation.
Mapping Feminist LA
Hosted by Leana Scott
Mapping Feminist Los Angeles is a volunteer working group with the goal of building a spatial and digital network that recontextualizes Los Angeles neighborhoods through the filter of intersectional feminism online, in print and in person.
MFLA is currently in the process of building crowdsourced maps (both digital + print pieces) to help connect folks to intersectional feminist resources and services in LA County.
We aim to represent as many identities, lived experiences and neighborhoods in LA as possible. Examples of locations we wish to populate our maps with include: anti-racism organizations, medical centers, LGBTQIA+ spaces, arts & cultures spaces that center people of color identities, indigenous resources, immigrant services, low-income services, ADA-friendly spaces and more!
Join us at one of our upcoming meetings this spring and in the meantime feel free to check out our landing page: http://mappingfemla.azur
Led by Cynthia Navarro
Join our Print Lab Manager Cynthia Navarro in learning the basic mechanics how the risograph printer works. We will delve into the history and uses of this specialty analog/digital stencil-based printmaking device, covering: color drums, masters, ink, how the stencil is made, and printing using the scanner bed vs. network printing.