LA City Councilmember Curren Price on April 23 paid his respects to the more than 1,000 victims in District 9 that have succumbed to COVID-19. The virtual celebration of life included special guests at back-to-back presentations from South Park Recreation Center and Vermont Square Park.
Looking out into a sea of over 1,000 white flags, each representing a life lost and a family forever changed by the pandemic, Councilman Price welcomed four local families who each lost a loved one, including the loss of patriarchs and matriarchs. The hour-long programs, which included words of encouragement, music and dance, featured the participation of RTLA Church, Experience Christian Ministries, Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and St. Cecilia Catholic Church. The events concluded with special poetry readings by LA Artist Kelvin Carter and acclaimed poet Hiram Simms, curator and owner of The Sims Library of Poetry.
To watch “Hope and Healing” from South Park Recreation Center, click here.
Click here to watch the virtual event from Vermont Square Park.