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L.A. DIGEST: Sen. Harris to discuss new book

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will host a discussion about the core truths that unite people and the challenges everyone faces together from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St.

In her new book, “The Truths We Hold,” Harris draws on her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her to offer a master class in problem solving, crisis management and leadership in challenging times.

Harris will explore the themes of “The Truths We Hold” and share her vision. The cost to attend starts at $41.

Information: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3923903 or call (323) 939-0126.

Job fair hosted at

Southwest College

LOS ANGELES – The fourth annual homeless service professionals job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17, at L.A. Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Highway, in the Fitness & Wellness Center.

The fair will have more than 30 employers in attendance who are looking to fill positions in the homeless services field throughout the greater L.A. area.

In addition, there will be onsite resources such as resume review and editing, interviewing preparation and tips, and connections to more local services. RSVP at HSPJobFairLa.eventbrite.com.

Music conservatory

offers registration

WATTS-WILLOWBROOK — The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory will host its registration/orientation at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the old library building, 1501 E. 103rd St.

The conservatory provides high quality music education that builds character, self-esteem and discipline for youth ages 6-18. Participants attend one-hour classes twice a week after school, where they learn to read music and play symphonic string instruments.

Applications are available online at www.sappa.net.

Women’s group

holds health breakfast

LOS ANGELES — Black Women for Wellness will host a Black Women’s Financial Health breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, 4030 Crenshaw Blvd.

The free event will focus on the current status of black women’s financial health and features expert panelists in financial planning Diane M. Manuel and Njiedka Obijiaku.

Chef offers advice

on healthy meals

HYDE PARK — Chef T. Jackson will teach participants how to create healthy meals at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch-Los Angeles Public Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

The class is good for people with arthritis, diabetes, celiac disease and high blood pressure and people who want to avoid these things, too. Samples will be available. Space is limited. To RSVP, call (323) 750-7241.

Mitchell to offer

legislative update

CRENSHAW — State Sen. Holly Mitchell will discuss new laws passed by the California Legislature in 2018 at Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive. For more information, call (323) 292-0141.  

Central Library offers

mobile museum fair

DOWNTOWN — The first-ever Mobile Museum Fair will be hosted from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St.

The event will highlight libraries on wheels, portable exhibits and mobile museums from the greater Los Angeles area for an afternoon of surprise and discovery for visitors of all ages.

USC host discussion

on black males

LOS ANGELES — The opening reception and discussion for Bridging Race, Arts and Placemaking, a six-week video exhibition inspired by Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative transmedia project that uses video to facilitate a conversation among black men from diverse backgrounds, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, at USC, in the Wallis Annenberg Hall, 3630 Watt Way.

The event will feature a panel discussion with artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas and Annenberg associate professor Taj Frazier will explore the links between art, pedagogy and social change. The event will be live streamed on Facebook.  

Inglewood to honor

Martin Luther King Jr.

INGLEWOOD — The City of Inglewood will host its 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 19, beginning with a service at Faithful Central, in the Tabernacle, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood. The parade route will be held from Florence Avenue to Hillcrest Boulevard.

Drew University hosts

empowerment summit

WILLOWBROOK — The 27th annual Empowerment Congress Summit “Transforming Communities” will be held at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E. 120th St. Rep. Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be the keynote speaker. Admission is free.

Carson pays

tribute to King

CARSON — The Los Angeles Inter Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund will host its 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Juanita Millender-Mc Donald Community Center, 801 E. Carson St.

Tickets start at $40. For more information, contact Margaret Evans at mevans12802@att.net or (310) 467-4927.

Franklin tribute

planned at school

INGLEWOOD — “Sock it to Me,” a tribute to Aretha Franklin, will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Century Community Charter School, 901 S. Maple St.

The musical is a fundraiser for a summer musical theatre camp for youth. Several of the artists who are performing are local to Los Angeles, Inglewood and neighboring cities. Tickets are $15 at www.Eventbrite.com and $20 at the door.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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