Lydia Lopez Center Gala


You are cordially invited to a fiesta and reception launching The Lydia Lopez Center for Community Empowerment

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles

Additional support is gratefully welcomed and can be offered here. Proceeds directly benefit the newly established center as it begins its work welcoming immigrants, equipping youth for leadership, and teaching cultural arts & history.


Join us Sunday, April 21 at 3pm at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, as we launch the new Lydia Lopez Center for Community Empowerment.

Based at the historic Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, the new Lydia Lopez Center will offer recent immigrants and the community access to legal, housing, healthcare, employment, and counseling referrals; youth services including tutoring, recreation, and college placement; and cultural resources promoting Latin American arts, music, and local history.

The Center honors the memory of the late Canon Lydia Lopez by continuing her work for social justice.

We are pleased to recognize our patrons:  All Saints Church Pasadena, Canon Mary Bruno, the Rev. Tom Carey, Grace & Bill Dyrness, Frank Escher & Ravi GuneWardena, the Rev. Richard Estrada, the Rev. John Forney, Louise Fox, Josh Garrett-Davis, the Rev. Canon Mark Hallahan, Delia Hitz, Doni & Randy Heyn-Lamb, the Rev. Mike Kinman, Canon Florence Mattar, Canon Sue Smock, Bishop John Harvey Taylor, the Rev. John Watson, the Rev. Will Wauters, Canon Bob Williams

Please consider joining this growing list of patrons by sending a gift today. Donations can be made online here or by check. Please make checks payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles (note Lydia Lopez Center in memo line) and mail care of the Rev. John Watson at 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and makes a tremendous impact in our community!

We look forward to seeing you at the fiesta and reception on April 21!