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On Thursday afternoon (Jan 12), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a press conference to launch "Three Weeks in January," a project created by Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy that addresses violence against women. This project, presented by LACE as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, recreates a piece done in 1977 entitled "Three Weeks in May," in which rape, hidden from view, became public through the mapping of incidents on the L.A. Rape Map. The 2012 version of this map, which will be updated every day by the L.A. Police, will be on view at the Police Dept, 100 W. 1st St. for three weeks from Jan 12-Feb 1.
interview with Lacy on CBS2 News
In addition, many events across the L.A. region will take place, in partnership with schools, art organizations, rape crisis centers, social service organizations and civic institutions. The original project is included in the exhibition at Otis' Ben Maltz Gallery, Doin' it in Public: Feminism and Art at the Womans Building, through Feb 26.
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