L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: UCLA Black Alumni to hold summit

WESTWOOD — UCLA’s Black Alumni Association will host a Social Justice Summit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 12 at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza.

The summit will feature panels, live musical performances, a pop-up art gallery, social impact activations and more. Artists, thought leaders, industry insiders, activists, students and community members will join together for the special signature event centered at the intersection of art, community and activism.

The event also will feature award-winning artist Common, legendary activist Angela Davis, hip-hop architect KRS ONE, Bunche Center for Social Justice Public Policy Advisor Isaac Bryan and a growing list of educators and VIPs.

Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-social-justice-conversation-with-common-and-angela-davis-tickets-53529220339?aff=ebapi.

Film Festival set

volunteer meetings

LOS ANGELES — The 27th annual Pan African Film Arts Festival has announced dates for volunteer meetings for people interested in volunteering for this year’s festival. All people who wish to volunteer must attend one of the first four meetings and the final meeting Feb. 2. 

Meeting are scheduled: Jan. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room on the first floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Community Room on the first floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza; Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strategy and Soul Center, 3546 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strategy and Soul Center.

The final meeting will be held Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Strategy and Soul Center.

Information: Akili at (310) 337-4737 or email volunteer@paff.org.


hosts yoga class

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES —  Lo from Radha Yoga will host a special session for teens from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 5, at the Los Angeles Central Library Branch, 630 W. 5th St.

This all-levels class combines the energy of a dance party with the benefits of traditional yoga. Wear comfortable exercise clothes and bring water. Yoga mats will be provided.

Information: Teen’Scape at (213) 228-7290.

Windsor Hills offers

animation exhibit

WINDSOR HILLS — A free exhibit of fine art and animation created by emerging and established Los Angeles artists will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12, at the Cook Art Gallery, 3710 W. 54th St., Los Angeles.

The event will also feature an afternoon of jazz and wine tasting. Information: email nphcart@gmail.com.

Holocaust survivor

to speak at library

INGLEWOOD — Alice Neuman Schoenfeld, a Holocaust survivor, and author of “Ungvár to Beverly Hills: One Survivor’s Story,” will speak via video conferencing at a special discussion about compassion and tolerance at 2 p.m., Jan. 14, in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, at the Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

The free event is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Tolerance.

Holman to host

conference on faith

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A conference on “Faith and Race: Challenging the Culture of Criminalization”will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 26 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

Free class planned

for entrepreneurs

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles Business Source will host a free three-week class on entrepreneurship beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave.

Inglewood realty

plans free class

INGLEWOOD — Keller Williams Realty will host a free introductory real estate session from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 at Keller Williams – Inglewood, 111 N. La Brea Ave., Suite 500.

The training sessions are run by successful real estate agents with experience in the industry.

Senator to speak

about 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.

Known for being a voice for the voiceless, Harris will explore the themes of “The Truths We Hold” and share her vision of our shared struggle, purpose and values. The cost to attend starts at $41.

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

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.

Phenom Girls

host vision session

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Phenom Girls will host “Visions for the Future,” a mother/daughter vision board session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Lewis Metropolitan CME Church, Fellowship Hall, 4900 S. Western Ave.

The event is the first of 12 sessions that will be hosted by the organization for middle-school aged girls in 2019. It is an opportunity for participants and their mothers, to get to know their fellow phenoms and mentors. Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring any magazines and art supplies you wish to use in addition to the ones we will have.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visions-for-the-future-motherdaughter-vision-board-session-tickets-54072897492?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Airport to host

career orientation

 LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles World Airports, in partnership with Los Angeles Southwest College and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, will host a mandatory orientation for interested students from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 5 at Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Highway.

The workforce development program prepares local residents for skilled craft labor careers to support the multibillion-dollar capital improvement program at Los Angeles International Airport.

The eight-week program begins Jan. 22.

Applicants should RSVP to attend the orientation at https://hirelaxorientation2019-01-05.eventbrite.com.

MTA to conduct

workshop meetings

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold 10 community meetings beginning Jan. 8 asking for the public’s help in the agency’s NextGen Bus Study, an 18-month effort to redesign and reimagine the agency’s bus system to meet the needs of today’s riders.

Among the meetings are Jan. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dollarhide Community Center, 301 N. Tamarind Ave., Compton; Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Los Angeles Trade Technical College Aspen Hall TE-101, 2215 S. Grand Ave.; and Jan. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Inglewood City Hall Community Room, One Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood. Those unable to attend in person can access information on the NextGen Bus Study by visiting www.metro.net/nextgen.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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