LACAN releases update of "Dirty Divide: Out of Service" - report on human rights violations on Skid Row

“Instead of parks, water, and hand washing stations, poor communities received paddy wagons; instead of porta-potties and supplies we received additional police and patrol cars; and, instead of being treated with dignity and respect the community was punished for existing in spaces in which we were not welcome. Thirty years later the pattern continues and compliance with any form of public health standards is non-existent.”

To read more about the impacts of human rights violations on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, click here. Huge shout out to our friends at Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) for all their work on the front lines building a better world by and for poor people.