Dreaming Land Back into Reality

Dreaming Land Back into Reality 02


Dreaming Land Back into Reality

Dreaming Land Back into Reality 02



January 21, 2023



2806 Clearwater St

Los Angeles, CA


Clockshop presents a new series Dreaming Land Back into Reality, an exploration of the intersectional movements that work towards the return of stolen land. Community-led campaigns have lent a renewed momentum to the return of land to Indigenous, Black, and other communities of color in California. We turn our attention to collaboration within these efforts and the processes, languages, and imaginations that have brought about change.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, California 90039

Seats are Limited
This event is free and open to the public.
Clockshop suggests a $10 donation to help underwrite our public programs.

Doors open at 12:30 PM, program begins promptly at 1:00 PM. The conversation will be hosted indoors at Clockshop. Vaccination and indoor-use of masks are required for this event.

Expanding on the previous conversation on Indigenous stewardship models, we move to unpack the synergistic alliances by Black advocates working to heal the generational historic harms of settler colonialism. This second installment will examine the dispossession of land from the Bruce family of Bruce’s Beach and other Black Californians, from seizures through eminent domain to racist housing practices like redlining and racial covenants, and imagine the contemporary conditions that make reparations and land return attainable.

This conversation features April Banks, artist and creative strategist; George Fatheree III, a real estate attorney with Sidley Austin LLP; and Kavon Ward, co-founder of Where Is My Land, the latter two having collaborated on the return of Bruce’s Beach to the Bruce family. The program will be moderated by Theresa Hwang, a community-engaged architect and founder of the Department of Beloved Places. The speakers will discuss how law, public policy, community organizing, and art can work together in envisioning and building toward the radicalizing work necessary to support the reality of reparations.

This program is the second of a two-part series. The first installment from October 8, 2022, focused on the LandBack Movement and Indigenous land rematriation and
was recorded here.

Dreaming Land Back Into Reality and related programs are generously supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.