Community Programming

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 low-cost.

Community Chorus
Hosted by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Every other Sunday, 11:30am-1:30pm

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 11:30am – 1:30pm, Chorus leader Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs holds 2 hour gatherings with live accompaniment and monthly guest presenters.

Critique Night
Hosted by Amelia Steely
First Fridays of the month

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 critiquenight@gmail.com to sign up and get details.

FeM Synth Lab
Hosted by Natalie Robehmed, Sophia Elliot and kora colasuonno
Various Thursdays, 7:30–9:30pm

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
Feminist Reading Group happens by demand — anyone can propose a book to read & discuss! 

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 meets to explore 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. Feminist Reading Group was founded by Dawn Finley and Eileen Ybarra.  If you would like to host a session of Feminist Reading Group, let us know: email info@wccw.us.

Hey Baby
Hosted by Gilda Davidian
Every other Friday, 10am–12pm

Hey Baby is a meet up group for feminist parents and their babies organized by Gilda Davidian. Since its inception in 2016, Hey Baby has evolved into an autonomous participant led group that includes various nodes of programming initiated by a dynamic network of diverse families.Hey Baby organizes bi-weekly parent/child meet ups, political education events, workshops, and various forms of family-centered activities centered on political activism. Contact Gilda.Davidian@gmail.com to find out more.

How We Organize
Hosted by Sophie Trauberman
2nd Tuesdays, 7:30–9pm

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.

Immigration Office Hours
Immigration Attorney Nusrat Ventimiglia

D’Alessio Law Group and the Women’s Center For Creative Work are proud to announce our monthly office hours with expert immigration attorney Nusrat Ventimiglia! Every third Friday of the month from 10am to 2pm (10am–1pm by appointment, drop ins at 1pm). Ms. Ventimiglia will provide her expertise as an immigration attorney for questions or concerns related to family based immigration and acquiring proper visa status, to tips on maneuvering through the various demands of the immigration process. Ms. Ventimiglia speaks Urdu, Farsi & French. Interpretation services for additional languages provided by request, at least 2 weeks in advance. To make an appointment please call 323-739-8847 or email info@wccw.us.

Mapping Feminist LA
Hosted by Leana Scott
Every other Monday, 7:30–9:30pm

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.

Our collaborative research project is currently in the process of building crowdsourced maps (both digital + print pieces) to help connect folks to intersectional feminist resources and spaces 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, indigenous resources, immigration services, low-income and housing resources, ADA-friendly spaces, and more places and people engaged in various anti-oppression work in our city.

Join us at one of our upcoming meetings and in the meantime catch us online at http://angelenaatlas.azurewebsites.net and on Instagram: @angelenaatlas.

Risograph Workshops
Led by Noelle Dillman

Join our Print Lab Educator & Technician Noelle Dillman in learning the basic mechanics of 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. This workshop serves as a certification session for WCCW Workspace Members to gain access to the print lab equipment, as well as an informative skill share for all who are interested in the mysterious workings of this special machine.

Untold Stories
1st & 3rd Sundays, 7-9pm

Untold is a place for womxn and non-binary storytellers of various ages, races, lifestyles, and backgrounds. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month to tell true stories based on a theme. These stories reveal the places where our experiences intersect and open our eyes to perspectives different from our own. We play silly improv games, workshop stories, and generally work towards the destruction of the patriarchy. Join us! Bring a 7ish minute story based on our biweekly theme. Find Untold (and the weekly theme) on Facebook and Instagram @untoldlosangeles, or email untoldlosangeles@gmail.com.