Homeless activists will hold a third annual Community Sleep Out to support the “unhoused” community in Venice on the lawn of Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.
Presented by Occupy Venice, the event will include activities from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, followed by an overnight sleep out.
Featured at the event are music, art and poetry on the lawn, as well as free food served all day and breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Organizers say they hope the sleep out will call attention to homeless issues, provide important information and unite the community in solidarity around the plight of the homeless.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24, and activists such as attorney Carol Sobel of the National Lawyers Guild also plan to speak. There will be information booths from local organizations, as well as informative workshops held in the theater.
LACAN will conduct a legal rights training and discuss Assembly Bill 5 (the “Homeless Bill of Rights”).  In addition, the event will screen a trailer for “American Street Kid” and the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary “Innocente.”
Visitors are encouraged to attend and safely camp out on the lawn of Beyond Baroque for the night.