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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-2000s

Opening night is tonight A Jordan Downs Illumination and we are sold out! Click here to check for available performance dates and times. Jordan Downs is once again on the precipice of change. As much as the neighborhood has changed, some things have stayed the same. While amenities, like showers, have been added and the…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1990’s

Tomorrow is the big day! A Jordan Downs Illumination opens for previews tomorrow at 8pm. Opening night is Saturday and is already sold out, but other performance dates are still available. Check them out on here. When people think about the 90’s in Los Angeles, several significant moments come to mind. In 1991, Rodney King…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1980’s

The Jordan Downs Recreation Center is in a state of change! We’re almost ready for May 18th, wrapping up load-in, adding finishing touches, and getting the cast ready for A Jordan Downs Illumination. We hope to see you there! While some things are constantly changing, others stay the same. The community of Watts was thriving…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1970’s

Preparing for the May 18th opening of A Jordan Downs Illumination has prompted a lot of discussion on the relationship between art and change. From the destruction of the Watts Rebellion rose an artistic renaissance that centered the needs of the community. The Watts Happening Coffeehouse was a place for artists, famous and otherwise, to…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1960’s

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. -Martin Luther King Jr. It’s opening week! A Jordan Downs Illumination opens this Saturday, May 18th. As we highlight moments of change in Jordan Downs, we have to look at significant cultural movements that impacted the nation, as well as…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1950’s

Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi As we prepare to open A Jordan Downs Illumination on May 18th, we’re highlighting some of the important moments of change in the area. Originally designed to house war workers in the 40’s, the plan was for Jordan Downs to represent the best of…

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Jordan Downs Transformation by the Decade-1940’s

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill Changing landscapes, changing narratives and changing demographics. As we prepare to open A Jordan Downs Illumination on May 18th, it’s impossible to overlook the inevitability of change. Over the next few days, we’re taking a look at the many transformations that have…

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Humans of Native Nation: Meet Dominque Hunter

We here at #NativeNationAZ are introducing a short photo and blog series we’re calling #HumansofNativeNation, based off the popular photo series #HONY. Leading up to the performanceshappening April 20, 27 & 28, we will be sharing stories of the cast members who help make up the local community and “Native Nation”. Meet Dominque Daye Hunter,…

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Humans of Native Nation: Meet Maria Chavez

We here at #NativeNationAZ are introducing a short photo and blog series we’re calling #HumansofNativeNation, based off the popular photo series #HONY. Leading up to the performances happening April 20, 27 & 28, we will be sharing stories of the cast members who help make up the local community and “Native Nation”. Meet Maria Chavez…

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Humans of Native Nation: Meet Bryce McGertt

We here at #NativeNationAZ are introducing a short photo and blog series we’re calling #HumansofNativeNation, based off the popular photo series #HONY. Leading up to the performances happening April 20, 27 & 28, we will be sharing stories of the cast members who help make up the local community and “Native Nation”. Meet Bryce McGertt,…

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