Join us on June 16 for the 8th Annual Freedom Now Awards!

It’s that time again!  Please join us for the 8th Annual “Freedom Now” Awards and Celebration, which is shaping up to be a historic gathering. It’s happening on June 16th 2018, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 838 E. 6th Street, CA 90021 – our permanent home! Click HERE for the sponsorship package.

“Freedom Now” is much more than the book we released in 2012, much more than our annual celebration, it’s the idea that fuels our vision, strategies, and determination to win.”

Our 2018 Honorees will continue the tradition of bringing together the most powerful artists, social action academics, activists, and thought leaders to celebrate LA CAN’s work. We will honor Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez & UCLA Million Dollar Hoods Project; Artivist, Mike De La Rocha (Revolve Impact); internationally celebrated, political recording artist, Mandeep Sethi (SETI X); dynamic civil rights attorney, Shayla Myers (Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles); educator, filmmaker and ‘Father of Leimert Park’ Ben Caldwell and, the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

As always, you will be moved by the words and sounds of both speakers and musical artists. Legendary spoken word artist, Taalam Acey will bless the stage with his thought feeding, soul nourishing material. Special guest headliner to be announced closer to the date.

We have much to celebrate and share this year – LA CAN’s Justice and Wellness Center has become a vibrant destination for arts and culture, fresh and affordable produce, community safety, leadership development and organizing. Our pop-up produce stand has grown into a full Skid Row marketplace with organic fruits and vegetables, organic juicing, herbal tea, jewelry, specialty items, music, live art, free haircuts, healing stations and much more!

Looking forward to seeing YOU there. If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Trudy B. at: (213) 228-0024 or email: