These regularly scheduled events are hosted at the FCCW by our community members. A great way for newcomers to get to know the FCCW! All monthly programs are free or low-cost.
(These programs were formally known as Community Programming).
Hosted by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Every other Sunday, 1–2pm PST
Community Chorus is a drop-in, persistence-themed chorus founded by artist and composer Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs in early 2017 as a direct response to protest fatigue. Renowned soprano, performer, and teacher, Tany Ling conducts.
All Voices are welcome, and no commitment is required. Performance is optional. In addition to biweekly meetings that include vocal warm-ups, techniques, and experimental exercises, we are now coordinating an (optional) remote recording series.
Email [email protected] for song + meeting links.
We also coordinate protest buddies – email [email protected] for more info.
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.
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 [email protected] to sign up and get details.
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 [email protected].
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.
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 [email protected].