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We are a grassroots group of Crenshaw Blvd stakeholders, seeking a Crenshaw-LAX Line designed in the manner desired by the community: underground on Crenshaw Blvd with a Leimert Park Village subway station.

It is our hope that this website will be an informative and engaging vehicle that helps empower stakeholders directly impacted by MTA’s Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line, and all who are concerned. For a quick overview of the issue, view our PowerPoint presentation created in preparation of “The Decision,” which can be found on the Issues page.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA

    Gentrification 101 Teach-In

    (Download the flyer)

    The "g-word" is becoming one of the most talked about community issues in urban areas across the world. As development focus now heads south of the 10 freeway, the pressures of increasing housing prices are being felt in South Los Angeles. 

    What exactly is gentrification? What's the historical context of it? Who is driving it? And how can it be fought while promoting better neighborhoods with the same neighbors?

    We request all attendees review the following material that will be referenced in the teach-in prior to attending: http://www.crenshawsubway.org/gentrification101

    Join with fellow community residents on Saturday, August 12 from 8:30 am - 1 pm for the first public session of Gentrification 101 - a community teach-in.

    This session is co-sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Housing is a Human Right campaign, Black Community Clergy & Labor Alliance, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Fannie Lou Hamer Civic Engagement Project, & Southern Christian Leadership Conference-Southern California.


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    Draft Principles of Community Development

    After five sessions of Gentrification 101 that involved much study and discussion to help us better understand the subject and alternative forms of economic development, the leaders of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Hyde Park Organizational Partnership for Empowerment and Uplift Inglewood, began a process of identifying principles of community development. It is our hope that these principles will create a lens upon which to evaluate all proposed and current development and help us as we work to articulate a vision for a better and just future for our community. Crenshaw Subway Coalition presents these draft seven principles for consideration by Crenshaw community residents. Our principles are highly inspired by the mission of the Right to the City Alliance, Cooperation Jackson, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and one of the country's leading resources for community wealth building the Democracy Collaborative. Let us know what you think.
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    First CSC Community Meeting of 2014 is Tonight

    Join us tonight at the first Crenshaw Subway Coalition community meeting of 2014: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Community Meeting So much has happened and is happening on the Crenshaw-LAX Line. There are important new developments in our efforts to make MTA underground the rail line on Crenshaw Blvd and encourage Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Mayor Eric Garcetti to assume their roles as leaders of South LA and the city to champion the effort. Come to tonight's meeting to receive critical information on our lawsuit in federal court that challenges the entire Crenshaw-LAX project for violating civil rights and environmental laws, because the line is proposed to built at street-level in a manner that will kill the last black business corridor in Southern California and threaten our children’s lives. Also, come hear about the challenges with the MTA’s currently selected contractor for the project, Walsh-Shea. The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing MTA's eminent domain abuse along the Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line.
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