The 1992 L.A. uprising was a pivotal event in our city's — and nation's — history. The immediate spark was the acquittal of four police officers accused of beating Rodney King; however, the unrest reflected profound anger and frustration with decades of systemic injustice and structural racism. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the uprising, a coalition of South L.A.–based community organizations has planned a rally, march and festival to reflect on its legacy and celebrate the neighborhood's resilience and transformation. At the intersection of Florence and Normandie — where it all started — the event will begin with speeches by community leaders and activists, followed by a march to 81st and Vermont. There, at 1 p.m., Future Fest will kick off, featuring performances by Mariachi Arcoiris, trumpeter Josef Leimberg, bilingual hip-hop artists Los Rakas and many more.
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