UPDATE: Black Women Lead Pop-Up Market was postponed due to rain forecast. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
The City of West Hollywood is a co-sponsor of the Black Women Lead Pop-Up Market, which will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the West Hollywood Park Great Lawn, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. This open-air event will feature Black vendors, panelists, music, food, comedy, performers, a Black women photographers exhibit, and more.
The Pop-Up Market is free and open to the public and there will be limited validated parking available in the West Hollywood Park 5-Story Structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
“NEXT Saturday join us in West Hollywood Park,” reads an Instagram post by black_womenlead. We will be joined by two funny ladies @zuri_luv [Zuri Salahuddin] and @rashidasheedz [Rashida “SHEEDZ” Olayiwola] for the “Tell Our Stories: A Conversation with Black Females in Entertainment” panel . Moderated by @daheli.hall [Daheli Hall]. You don’t want to miss this!”
The Black Women Lead Pop-Up Market is part of the City of West Hollywood’s celebration of Black History Month each February recognizing, celebrating, and honoring the rich and diverse history and important contributions and achievements of African Americans.
Last year’s event was held at Plummer Park. There were vendor booths, live performances, and several activities.
Black Women Lead is a Nonprofit Organization formed in Los Angeles after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
“Black women have lead this country since the beginning and we want to amplify more black leadership in this moment,” reads their about page. “BWL will be at the forefront of a human rights movement and will continue to speak out against murders committed by police, campaign against violence, systemic racism, and advocate anti-racist policy, defunding the police, investing in communities and will call for the prosecution of killer cops.”
BWL is committed to meeting this moment with the urgency and outrage it requires. The vow to hold rallies, protests, and donate to bail funds, mutual aid funds and into communities directly. “We are here to put in the work. Let’s get started!”