L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Heritage month worship service set

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd will host the 2019 African American Heritage Month worship service at 10 a.m. Feb. 10, at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd.

The event features the FAME Unity Choir and recording artist Howard Hewett. RSVP: (213) 978-0234.

Panel addresses

black girls’ violence

BEVERLY HILLS — Jenesse Center will conduct a discussion on media violence and black girls from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 in the William Morris Endeavor Screening Room, 9601 Wilshire Blvd.

Panelists will include Alex Johnson of the California Wellness Foundation, USC law professor Jody David Amour and recording artist Justine Skye. Information (323) 299-9496.

Mississippi music

at Grammy Museum

LOS ANGELES — Singer, songwriter and instructor Tricia Walker and DMI students will host a special “Conversation with Randy Houser” about the historical relevance of Mississippi artists, with an interactive songwriting workshop from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at the Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Price’s office offers

help with fundraising

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The office of Councilman Curren Price will host a free informational session for nonprofits looking to raise funds for their organization from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at the Reef, 1933 S. Broadway.

The session will feature insights from private foundation experts, a question-and-answer session and breakfast.

RSVP with Mike Castillo via email at Mike.Castillo@lacity.org.

Social justice art

featured in exhibit

 EXPOSITION PARK — Youth artists explore “Taking a Stand,” developing artworks that explore social justice issues they are passionate about, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at California African American Museum, 600 State Drive.

Open to the USC community and the public, this project is made possible in partnership with the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and nonprofit arts partner, LA Commons.

For more information, call (213) 744-2084.

Panel to discuss

black migration

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Author’s Study Club host a roundtable discussion on “Black Migration: Human Rights and Transformative Resistance” from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Public Works Chambers in Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.

Featured panelists include Sean Harper, Marcus Hunter, Maulana Karenga, Donna Nicol, and Theresa White.  

RSVP at (213) 978-0254.

Inglewood author

hosts meet-and-greet

INGLEWOOD — Inglewood resident, Larry Pye, author of “The Twinkle Box,” will participate in a special meet- and-greet reading from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, 11141 Crenshaw Blvd.

The first 10 attendees will receive a free signed book and free refreshments will be provided for all. For more information, contact (310) 412-5403.   

West Angeles

offers performance

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — “Can a Woman Raise a Man?,” a compelling story of hope, health and healing through an amazing combination of drama, laughter, poetry, singing and music from a myriad of genres, will be staged at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16at the West Angeles Performance Arts Center, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com.

Costume designer

to appear at mall

BALDWIN HILLS — Ruth Carter, iconic costume designer of the film “Black Panther,” will make an appearance at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Macy’s Baldwin Hills, in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.

Carter will share her experiences working in the movie industry and how black history is an integral part in fashion and film. 

Church to celebrate

pastor’s anniversary

SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Church of the Redeemer and the Connecting Congregations of Redeemer will host its 10th year “Pastor Celebration,” honoring Rev. Kerry L. Allison at 3 p.m. Feb. 17, at the church, 900 E. Rosecrans Ave. For more information, call (310) 537-1372.

Black doll exhibit

to close Feb. 16

LOS ANGELES — The 39th annual Black Doll Exhibit will close after a final day, Feb. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at the William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. W. View St.

This year’s theme, “Double Dutch: A Celebration of Black Girlhood” honors, the diversity and uniqueness of black girls, through a multimedia exhibition of bolls. 

Curator Myshell Tabu seeks to showcase the many nuances of black girlhood, including play, activism, education, the black experience and hair. On a deeper level, the show intends to affirm black women and girls through illustrating the depth, diversity, and dynamism of black girlhood

For more information, call (323) 734-1165.

Racism conversation

offered in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — A conversation on “Dismantling Racism as a Community” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave.

The featured speaker will be Derrell Acon. The event moderator will be Sabrina Sanders. Panelists include Paula Wood, Audrena Redmond, and Katie Balderas. A reception will follow.

Youth empowerment

session planned

TORRANCE — El Segundo Christian Church will host Youth Empowerment Saturday at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd.

The session focuses on education and ensuring that youth pursue their dreams and stand firm in their faith. Mentors from entertainment, education and professional fields will attend. Representatives from EL Camino College and the U.S. Air Force will be in attendance. Information: (310) 283-7670.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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