LAVA, the Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space, is a community center for radical media and organizing located at 4134 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA in the Belmont neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The LAVA collective’s mission is to create an empowering and welcoming physical space where diverse communities converge to build connections and break down barriers, blending media-making, artistic expression and hardy nuts-and-bolts organizing in order to advance movements for justice.
- Ronnie Vega Community Fridge (open 24/7)
- Monday Food Share (3:00- 5:00pm)
- Wednesday Skill Share (5:30-7:00pm)
- Thursday Food Distro (3:00-4:00pm)
- Really Really Free Market – (Every 2nd Saturday 9am to noon)
- Library & SRA Sundays (coming soon!)
The ongoing pandemic has greatly reduced our ability to raise money through events so we created a monthly video series to help get the building together. Currently the roof, windows and walls need work and it’ll take several thousand dollars to get it all sealed up.
Your donations will make sure that the space continues to host food and clothing distros as well as several radical community organizations that use office space at LAVA. Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lava-broken-roof-fundraiser
Check out the LAVA Broken Roof Sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkqveabKmLv_JpVIiO_Pfpw
Please follow us on any of the links below while we work toward creating an intentional website with the most up to date information. Thank you for your patience!