The City of West Hollywood invites the community to attend the Black Women Lead Pop-Up Market on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free, open-air event is being presented to the community in partnership with Black Women Lead and will feature Black vendors, panelists, and performers. This event will take place on the Great Lawn at the West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. In the event of rain, this event will take place inside the West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center. Limited parking will be available at the Five-Story West Hollywood Park Structure located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Any event changes or event updates will be provided on the City’s website calendar at www.weho.org/calendar. RSVP is encouraged in advance via Eventbrite.
Black Women Lead is a community-based nonprofit organizations that is committed to amplifying the voices of Black women and underrepresented communities. Black Women Lead was created with a fundamental belief in the strength and power of communities and allies, and in harnessing the collective ability of each of us to develop our personal power and contribute to dismantling systems of injustice and inequity. The organization relentlessly pursues its promise to speak out against discrimination and systemic racism through advocacy, activism, and community-led events.
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. The event was postponed due to rain.
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!”