L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Exhibit to explore L.A.’s African roots

CRENSHAW — A photographic exhibit, “Where Black is Brown, The African Diaspora in Mexico,” opens at 2 p.m. June 5 at the Museum of African-American Art, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., on the third floor of Macy’s at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

The opening event explores the African roots of some of the founders of Los Angeles. It also includes a drumming procession of African and Azteca dancers, musicians, a dramatic performance and a guided tour of the exhibition led by curator Toni Mokjaetji Humber, professor emeritus of ethnic and women’s studies at Cal Poly Pomona.

The opening reception is free to the public. The exhibit will run through Sept. 18.

Information: (323) 294-7071.

Crenshaw Chamber

hosts annual gala

LOS ANGELES — The Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce is holding its 83rd Anniversary Awards Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. June 2 at the Radisson, 3540 S. Figueroa St.

Proceeds will benefit Sanctuary of Hope, transition age youth and homeless veterans. A reception and silent auction will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and the dinner and program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

RSVP: (323) 293-2900 or email info@crenshawchamber.com.

Committee holds

forum with politicians

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles African-American Women Political Action Committee is hosting a breakfast on the block and candidates forum from 8 to 11 a.m. June 4, at Brownstone Bistro, 5047 W. Pico Blvd.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with elected officials in an intimate setting as well as hear from prospective candidates. L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, state Sen. Holly Mitchell and L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin are among the invited guests.

An advance payment of $40 is required to attend. Attendees should make checks payable to LAAAWPAC and mail to 3818 Crenshaw Blvd. No. 446 L.A. 90008 or visit www.Eventbrite.com.

Seating is limited, so RSVP at LAAAWPACprograms@gmail.com or www.Eventbrite.com.

Nonprofit presents

fundraisser brunch

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Holman Community Development Corporation is presenting its fifth annual Gospel Brunch fundraiser at 2 p.m. June 5 at USC Town & Gown, 665 Exposition Blvd.

The event will feature gospel entertainment from Holman United Methodist Church Choir “Jubilant Voices” and the Holman Quartet.

The corporation also will honor state Sen. Holly Mitchell with its Quiet Champion Award, which recognizes an organization or individual who has supported the underserved and over-looked members of the community, and who has done so without fanfare.

Tickets are $90, and proceeds will benefit Holman’s programs such as Jobs For Kids Youth Employment Program, the Job Readiness Training Institute and the Beyond The Battlefield Women Veterans Initiative.

Information: (323) 731-0140

Career expo planned

by realtists board

BALDWIN HILLS — A career expo and job resources fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 9, at the Consolidated Board of Realtists, 3725 Don Felipe Drive.

Los Angeles OIC, the Black Business Association, the Consolidated Board of Realtist and Bank of America are organizing the event.

Veteran registration and benefit information will be available, as well as Wi-Fi access for online applications. Attendees are advised to wear business casual attire and bring a resume.

Youth symphony

to hold recital

WATTS — The Watts-Willowbrook Youth Symphony presents its mid-year recital from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 8, at the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, 1339 E. 120th St.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Free zumba class

planned in Compton

COMPTON — A free zumba class will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. June 4 at Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave.

The workshop is part of a 90-day fitness challenge presented by Mayor Aja Brown’s office, where free workouts are held every Saturday morning.

Nonprofit hosts

technology sessions

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation is presenting a series on technology and social media, in partnership with the Black Business Association, at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 Western Ave.

The workshop “Computerized Accounting-QuickBooks” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 2. “Advertising Online” is from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6.

To qualify for attendance, participants must own or operate a business in the city of Los Angeles or have a business license.

RSVP at lelliott@vsedc.org or call (323) 789-4515. Seating is limited.

Compiled by Anne Artley. 

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