Los Angeles has a rich anarchist history, but sadly most of that history has
been forgotten or lost in the pages of time. Due to a disconnect of today’s
anarchists with their past, combined with never ending redevelopment of the
city’s landscape, anarchists in the city constantly walk past important
landmarks for our community, unaware of their existence.
But all is not lost. The Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross will be hosting the
Black Rose Society Anarchist Historical Tour. The walking tour will take us
around the Plaza and into Chinatown where will rediscover our movement’s
history. We will visit the sites of anarchist riots and where several of our
martyrs have fallen. We visit locations where Magonista and IWW offices once
stood. We will follow in the paths where some of the greatest and most noble
anarchists once traveled.
With 13 stops and 20 specifics site, we will reconnect with our roots and
through the past we will begin to build a new anarchist movement.
So please, join us and learn a little about our city’s great anarchist history.
When, Where and How Much?
We will gather on June 19th at 11:00 am on the south side of Los Angeles Plaza
(near the Pico House and Sanchez Street.) The tour will take approximately 1 – 1
½ hours. We are asking for a $5 donation, but no one will be turned away.
We are also looking for individuals interested in helping out with the event.
This will involve publicly reading a statement about one or more of the
locations we visit. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 12, 2011