Community Connection

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In 2000, following the tradition of all major social movements, LA CAN created its own community-based newspaper with the purpose of telling the whole story from the perspectives of those living it. Since then, the Community Connection has served as a forum for extremely low-income residents to express their opinions, write stories, and report on news happening in their community from their own perspective.

Understanding that the mainstream media regularly fails to include the voice of poor communities of color in its reporting of issues of poverty and race, the Community Connection provides space and training for community journalists to report on issues of housing, poverty, civil rights, community health, arts and culture.

The newspaper shares LA CAN’s philosophy that people are best suited to tell their own stories; therefore, all stories and articles are written by LA CAN members and supporters. Submissions are compiled into bimonthly editions and distributed to residences, organizations and other locations throughout Downtown and South LA. The Community Connection is LA CAN’s rendition of the North Star, the Liberator and other historical examples of community-based press used to advance social change.


Archived Editions
August/September 2017
June/July 2016
February/March 2015
November/December 2014
September/October 2014
July/August 2014
April/May 2014
February/March 2014
December 2013/January 2014
October/November 2013
August/September 2013
June/July 2013
April/May 2013
February/March 2013
December 2012/January 2013
October/November 2012
August/September 2012
May/June 2012
March/April 2012
January/February 2012
November/December 2011
September/October 2011
June/July 2011
April/May 2011
February/March 2011
October/November 2010
June/July 2010
March/April 2010
January/February 2010
November/December 2009