Defend Venice is an outspoken movement in Venice, CA, that directly challenges the oppressive mechanisms and social models that have marginalized Brown, Black, and traditional residents for too long. We are committed to advancing social and economic equity by empowering residents with the tools they need to fight back against gentrification, Anglo-centric narratives, and other forms of oppression stemming from capitalism and white supremacy. We are the only BIPOC activism organization directly challenging racism and classism in Venice, CA.
On this site you will find perspectives and representation not found in any other westside publication. You will also come across ways to authentically participate in subverting the homogenization of Venice and it’s current path of de facto segregation that displaces Brown, Black, and other working class Venetians harmed by capital and real estate speculation.