Who is Defend Venice?

Defend Venice (formerly Save Venice) is a grassroots media and action movement based in Venice, CA, dedicated to advancing and defending the social and economic equity of the Venice community and its cultural forebears. We strive to empower traditional and disenfranchised residents by providing an alternative and remedy to the gentrification and Anglo-centric narratives and social models that plague Venice’s social and political spaces. Through our activism and media, we stay outspoken and work tirelessly to directly challenge the white supremacy and capitalist paradigms that gives way to the social and economic disparities facing our community.