Since popping up Saturday, the Tent City has been buzzing with activity, with participants holding a community mass on Palm Sunday, listening sessions with local politicians, and tenants’ rights workshops and legal clinics for residents affected by the rapid gentrification of South Los Angeles at the hands of USC’s civic leaders. The action has drawn elected officials and prominent community leaders from across Southern California and beyond, including Former Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Pastor William Smart, President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The Tent City at the Trojans’ famous Trousdale Parkway entrance first appeared with the start of the “Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books” this past Saturday, where organizers unveiled their demands to incoming President Dr. Carol Holt, and asked her to meet with them directly. It has transformed into an epicenter of activism for Angelenos fed up with destructive effects of policies pushed by USC’s leaders – both on campus and off. Participants have promised the Tent City will remain at the University’s gates until the coalition’s demands are met.
A broad coalition of students, academia, and various Los Angeles community groups will erect a Tent City near the University of Southern California (USC) campus’ Trousdale Parkway entrance at this weekend’s “Los Angeles Times-USC Festival of Books.”
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