Thank you Sister Diane Donoghue for supporting the Harbor Corridor Best Babies Collaborative. The community members appreciate your support and your donations!

Jessica is a teenager exclusively breastfeeding her  6 month baby and very thankful for having received a carseat for her baby.

Maria Guadalupe and her four-year old boy, very happy to have received a blanket and clothes for his twin sibblings.

Thank you Sister Diane.  We are enhancing our community with education, and also providing them with resources in their most critical moments. ~ Gina Serrano

Break Free Art Exhibit and Mother’s Day at Mercado La Paloma

Join us this weekend for an art exhibit entitled Break Free, a collective art exhibit that will take you on an artistic journey exploring the prison industrial complex, school-to-prison pipeline and other forms of slavery in this country. The following organizations/artists have been influential in making this exhibit possible:


  • The Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Youth Justice Coalition
  • The Community Rights Campaign

 May 6th from 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma 3655 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Contact Damon Turner for information: 323.245.3199



Mother’s Day Celebration

Join us at Mercado La Paloma for Mother’s Day Celebration and enjoy the critically acclaimed cuisine,  amazing prizes, and live music by Ferfran Duo, Johanna Chase, and Trio Loteria.  May 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007.


South Los Angeles Building Healthy Communities

Join us for a Community Collaborative Celebration “Recognizing Our Riches!”   With you involved, South L.A. will be a healthier place to live!  Meet more than 30 community organizations working together to bring more parks, safer streets, healthier food options and affordable housing to our communities.  Let’s Learn, Talk and Plan together to Improve South Los Angeles. ¡Si se Puede!

Spanish/English translation and child care will be provided.  Breakfast and snacks.  And some surprises too!

Date:            Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Time:          8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Address:   Bethune Middle School

                      155 W. 69th Street

                      Los Angeles, CA 90003

Please bring plastic bottles to help support the recycling program at Bethune Middle School.

R.S.V.P. Cynthia Rojas at or call (213) 493-6543.

Day 2 : The Second Encounter

Mercado La Paloma brings their second art exhibit of the year.  From the camera lens of Ashley Blakeney comes very bold and captivating images shot from around the community we all take pride in, while Tiffany Latrice uses her paint brush to tell the story of those images on hand built wooden canvasses…some reaching taller than some of us! Both of these women are students at USC getting their first art show debut.

The night will showcase, not only art from these women, but also live performances from some of their favorite artists :

  • Fisseha Moges
  • Serena Powery
  • Mouse Kills Tiger
  • Wanda Payne and the Forgetmenots
  • REAL8

There will also be food samples/specials from a variety of restaurants housed at the Mercado as well as give aways to the first 20 people that come for the night from Gloria’s Alterations.

The exhibit Runs March 25th-April 15th, from: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA, 90007.  For More Information Call Damon @ 323.245.3199

Day 2 : The Second Encounter Facebook page to RSVP :

Also see event on Fusicology LA :


Holidays at Mercado La Paloma!

The Mercado La Paloma ended the year 2010 with a Posadatradition mainly celebrated in Mexico and Guatemala.  The Mercado shined with colorful lights, a christmas tree, folklorico dancers from Oaxaca, exquisite food from vendors of Mercado La Paloma, the Urban Art Crew, arts and crafts workshops, ginger bread decorations, and live music.

Happy New Year to All of our Supporters!


2nd Annual Health and Human Rights Conference

The 2nd Annual Health and Human Rights Conference took place on December 10, 2010 at the Convention Center.

Dr. Violeta Menjivar was one of the speakers visiting directly from El Salvador. The conference ended with a rally at the Orthopaedic Hospital.