About LAVA

Our Mission:

LAVA, the Lancaster AVenue Autonomous space is a center for radical media and organizing located at 4134 Lancaster Avenue 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.

The first floor of LAVA hosts the LAVA library, a community kitchen and an event space where social change organizations hold meetings, lectures, video-showings, benefit concerts and other community happenings. LAVA aspires to host welcoming, strategic and inspiring events that connect diverse communities, building bridges between movements for fundamental social change.

Check out our member organizations here.

Getting to LAVA

LAVA is on the #10 Green Line trolley and easily accessible by the #30, #31, #40 and #43 bus lines.

Download a pdf of the 10 trolley schedule here