Work in Progress LA Fundraiser, LA

Affair: Work in Progress LA Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 5:30-10PM

Hot Spot: VICE MEDIA, 589 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA

Deets: Over the past month, Working Not Working launched the Work In Progress program and assembled a task force of 20 diverse creatives who work for companies including Google, Snap, Xprize and TED to create solutions to LA's biggest civic issues. For this project, they partnered with VICE Media, local Non-Profits including Safe Place For Youth and LA Kitchen and members of the Mayor's Operations Innovation team to develop actionable ideas that will help feed and house LA's homeless population.

After several solutions were identified, the task force selected one to move forward with for this project. They will launch their first campaign, which is focused on reducing food waste and improving access to healthy food at homeless shelters across the city, at a fundraiser at VICE's office in Venice on October 4th from 5:30pm - 10pm.

This special celebration will include live music curated by Butter Music & Sound including Frankie and the Witch Fingers with a DJ set by Mayer Hawthorne, food will be provided by St. Joseph Center's catering team which is made up of several formerly unhoused Angelenos. The Yalla food truck will be on site and has agreed to donate & serve lunch to the homeless kids at Safe Place For Youth after the event. Guests will enjoy beer from DTLA-based Angel City Brewery, which is also a negative food waste facility. Wine will be provided by One Hope which donates 50% of its profits to charity and Echo Park's Winsome restaurant will be serving their Stay a While specialty cocktail which incorporates the restaurant's unused produce. Following the event, Twice New will bring all left over food and non-perishable items to the Midnight Mission which will round out the no-waste launch event.

Members of Deutsch LA's creative team and impact arm, Deutsch Good, are curating and concepting several art installations to help educate attendees about the problem and the solution the task force is unveiling. Los Angeles Daily News photographer, Hans Gutknecht, will be exhibiting photographs from a series he just released after spending a year photographing LA's homeless population. Skid Robot is the anonymous LA-based artist behind The Living Art Project, a revolutionary, artistic, grass roots movement that seeks to solve the social issue of homelessness through the power of art, design, technology, and most importantly the human spirit. Skid Robot will also be exhibiting some of his work at the event.

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