Occidental College and United American Indian Involvement archival photo exhibit “The People's Home: Winston Street 1974”
Opening reception April 27, 2018 at UAII, 1125 W 6th Street, LA
Opening reception May 18, 2018 These Days, 118 Winston Street, LA 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Exhibit Run: May 17 - June 3, 2018 These Days
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Occidental College’s Center for Community Based Learning, in association with community partner, United American Indian Involvement (UAII) and Prof. Nancy Marie Mithlo, will sponsor an archival photographic exhibit at These Days(original location of UAII) on the occasion of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) annual conference May 17-19, 2018.
These Days, a gallery on Winston Street in downtown Los Angeles and United American Indian Involvement (UAII) will unveil a selection of never before exhibited vernacular photography, including Polaroids and snap shots, that weave together the lives and critical events of UAII’s earliest beginnings on Winston Street near Skid Row. This historic and noteworthy photo exhibition will be presented in the exact same space where the photographs were taken over 40 years ago and shares a story of hope, community and resilience of America’s first and often forgotten people.
UAII was established as a nonprofit 501(c)3 by Marian Zucco and Baba Cooper in 1974 to provide shelter, food, and a welcoming place for American Indians living on the streets of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Through the U.S. government program of relocation (1956-1979), a large portion of American Indians were encouraged to leave their homes on reservations throughout the country to move to urban areas, including Los Angeles, in hopes for a better opportunity for jobs and education, but the reality was a life of struggle.
UAII has grown to become the largest one-stop provider of human services for American Indian/ Alaskan Native families and youth living in Los Angeles County. Currently, we provide services to members from over 200 different tribes. Please contact our office for interviews, pictures, or other media requests at (213) 202 -3970, ext. 7122.
Founded in 2014 by fourth generation Angelenos Stephen and Jodi Zeigler, These Days is a gallery, store, and publisher that embraces creative rebellion and nonconformist culture, communities, and artists. Visit These Days website to see The People's Home exhibit