EXPOSITION PARK – KTLA-5 News Anchor Chris Schauble will host the United Negro College Fund’s annual Walk for Education at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 15, which will start at the corner of Menlo Avenue and Coliseum Drive.
Community members, corporations and friends of UNCF are invited to participate in helping youth get the education to get to and through college, organizers said.
The event also will feature food, prizes, awards and surprise guests, officials said.
Information: (213) 639-3800 or Carolyn.Trader@UNCF.org.
discuss police brutality
JEFFERSON PARK – The Black Prosecutors Association of Los Angeles will host “Removing the Veil: Police-Community-Justice” from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.
“There is not a focused discussion for the role of prosecutors in the [criminal justice system],” said Bobby Grace, Deputy District Attorney for the county of Los Angeles. “So we wanted to make sure that people know what the prosecutor’s role is and how we go about handling officer misconduct cases.”
Organizers confirmed several speakers will join the panel including Deputy Chief Bill Scott from the Los Angeles Police Department, Deputy District Attorney Gilbert Wright and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mack Jenkins from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Elected officials unveil
support for Watts
WILLOWBROOK – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn and other elected officials at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E. 120th St.
Williams, the keynote speaker, will address the Economic Development Administration’s ongoing commitment to and support of the economic development efforts in the Watts community and in communities across the nation, officials said.
CULVER CITY – The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce and Southern California Edison will host “EDGE Business Workshop Series” starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Four Points by Sheraton L.A. Westside, 5990 Green Valley Circle.
EDGE – Entrepreneurial Development Growth Education – speakers will explain how to determine and manage risks and evaluate operational structure and internal processes, organizers said.
The series is a “technical assistance program to increase profits and capacity building for small businesses,” officials said.
Information: (323) 292-1297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
provided at give-away
CULVER CITY – A Child’s Dream will host its annual Back-to-School Giveaway at 11 a.m. Aug. 15 at Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 S. Overland Ave.
The organization has prepared backpacks, school supplies and other items for 500 children, organizers said.
The giveaway is open to the community, officials said, but children must be present to accept the items.
Information:(424) 543-4020 or email@example.com.
Town hall meeting
addresses water issues
INGLEWOOD – The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors will host a town hall meeting on water saving tips and drought information at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at Hollywood Park, 3883 W. Century Blvd.
Experts from West Basin, along with water representatives from Golden State Water Company, California Water Service Company and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will give updates on drought conditions and restrictions, tips on how to find free water conservation programs and rebates, officials said.
work at library
MARINA DEL REY — South Los Angeles artist Al Hornsby is displaying some of his artwork at the Lloyd Taber Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, through the month of August.
Hornsby says is knowledge of art is heavily influenced by European culture, but he also has pieces that lean toward social commentary, especially pertaining to celebrities.
He said the exhibit will change throughout the month as he displays different pieces he has created over the years, including a drawing of Michael Jackson he plans to exhibit the last week of the month in observance of Jackson’s birthday, which is Aug. 26.
Library hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Information: (310) 821-3415.
to be held in mall
Who: South Bay Pavilion
What: Zumba Fitness Four-year Anniversary Island Party
When: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 15
Where: South Bay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Blvd., Carson
Why: Come out and celebrate South Bay Pavilion’s Zumba Fitness Four Year Anniversary Island Party where the first 100 guests will receive free leis and tote bags upon entry, officials said.
Information: (310) 366-6629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Class aims to
Who: M. Shannon Etiquette Consulting
What: Miss Prissy Book Club for Girls
When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1 to Sept. 19
Where: Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
Why: The weekly course will teach young girls self awareness and social skills while empowering them through a collection of books and activities, according to organizers.
Information: (323) 289-5326 or Michelle@MShannonConsulting.com.
Who: City of Compton, Crossroads United Methodist Church and Legal Aid Foundation
What: Expungement clinic, “Fresh Start: A Day of Restoration”
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15
Where: Crossroads United Methodist Church, 2354 N. Wilmington Ave., Compton
Why: Trained volunteers will assist participants in clearing up to three convictions from their record, organizers said.
Information: (310) 639-3136.
Learn how to
start a business
Who: Vernon Slauson Economic Development Corporation
What: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Training ETP I
When: 9:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Aug. 15 to 22
Where: Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles
Why: Learn how to start your own business in three weeks with classes beginning the first Saturday of every month, organizers said.
Information: (323) 789-4515 or email@example.com.
held for local musician
Who: A coalition of musicians
What: A “Heartfelt Birthday and Get Well Fundraiser” for Taumbu, a legendary conga musician.
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15
Where: The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 101, Leimert Park
Why: The event will feature alumni of The Taumba International Ensemble including Matt Amper and Don Littleton, The Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Band and Eddie Resto and many more, organizers said.
Information: (323) 350-1962.
Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.
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