About the Book
For over 6 years Project KengiKat and Do Something Saturday backed by my close circle of friends and a loyal team of volunteers and supporters have worked very hard to restore dignity and respect to homeless individuals, seniors, children and people living with HIV.
This book is a celebration of the work I created over 6 years ago and a tribute to all the wonderful people who have supported my work since the beginning and the people we've tried very hard to serve with love and respect.
From the very first Santa Monica Beach outreach and our HIV outreach in Long Beach to the Baskets of Love and Operation Give Hope outreaches, Project KengiKat and Do Something Saturday represent grassroots outreach at its best. They represent what is possible when humanity comes before community creating connection without bureaucracy.
Louis "Kengi" Carr is a Southern California native born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica. This proud Angeleno is the author of 5 books, a contributor with Getty Images, published writer as well as a guest speaker and community activist/advocate for people living with HIV or AIDS and homeless individuals. He's also the creator of grass roots community-based organization Project KengiKat (Do Something Saturday | Unplugging HIV) His first book, 29 Months, seen but not heard, chronicle his life through homelessness & becoming diagnosed with HIV. Others include documenting the Occupy LA encampment at City Hall, his community work and his use of art to support people living with HIV Often called a "photojournalist" or "social justice" style photographer, Kengi uses his photography to bring new awareness and understanding for social issues gripping Los Angeles as well as the nation. Although often seen on the red carpets, Kengi prefers the real life and grit of street photography.