L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Youth Justice Coalition to host arts, music

INGLEWOOD — The statewide Schools Not Prisons Arts and Music tour makes a stop at the Youth Justice Coalition, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30.

The tour brings together artists, youth and community leaders to call for less spending on punishment and more investment in education, health and support for young people.

Artists scheduled to perform include Los Rakas, Buyepongo, Audio Push, Jasiri X and Kimya Dawson along with local artists and special guests.

The tour is being produced by Revolve Impact with support from the California Endowment and the California Wellness Foundation, in partnership with Tidal, the global music and entertainment platform.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

Library group

urges partnerships

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A library support group is conducting a community discussion to address the need for parents and educators to partner during difficult situations in early childhood education. The event takes place 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29 at the Angeles Mesa Public Library, 2700 W. 52nd St.

The discussion, organized by Friends of the Angeles Mesa Branch Library, features Educator LaShawn Brinson, a specialist in early childhood education.

Information: (323) 292-4328. 

Black aesthetics

featured at Hammer

LOS ANGELES — Visual artists Greg Tate and Sanford Biggers are scheduled to discuss the politics of 21st-century America and visionary black aesthetics at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Billy Wilder Theater, located at the courtyard level of the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.

The event, part of the “Conversations” program at the museum, is free.

Guest speakers Tate and Biggers are both multi-disciplinary artists, known for depicting black culture and life; including contemporary black music, art and literature, film and politics.

Information: (310) 443-7000.

Radio trailblazers

honored at gala

HOLLYWOOD — Radio personality “Jammin” Jay Michaels returns as host of the Living Legends Foundation’s 25th annual anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 Vine St.

This year’s gala will honor seven individuals who have helped to shape America’s broadcast and recording industries. They include: Miller London, Tony Gray, Larry Khan, Sheila Eldridge, Jamie Brown, Herb Trawick and Regina Jones. Tickets cost $250.

Information: (310) 568-9091.

Attorney shares

real estate tips

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A realtor’s association is organizing a free commercial real estate lecture from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6.

The Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors will host the event at their office, 6820 La Tijera Blvd.

The presentation is hosted by the Commercial Alliance, a division of the Realtors association. The meeting is intended to support attendees with plans to invest in real estate.

Attorney Richard Macias is scheduled to cover government relations advocacy, lobbying and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Information: (310) 216-6781.

Celebrity Center

hosts musical play 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — An L.A.-based playwright is presenting her gospel musical play at 5 p.m., Oct. 8 and 9 at the Celebrity Center, 8049 S. Vermont Ave.

The play, “Naomi & Ruth,” is written and executive produced by Sandra Moore. General admission tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $100.

The musical stars Keara White, Saudia Yasmein, Joe Holt and Sandra Moore.

Information: (323) 963-1543.

Church celebrates

110th anniversary

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — An L.A.-based church is celebrating its 110th anniversary at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 5200 S. Central Ave.

The day before the anniversary celebration, the church is holding a membership appreciation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Grand Events Center in Long Beach, 4101 E. Willow St.

Information: (323) 232-4326.

Church hosts

employment event

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A local church is hosting a special event designed to help community members looking for work, or battling criminal records from 4 to 8 p.m., Oct. 6 at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2249 S. Harvard Blvd.

The event, billed as Breaking Barriers in South L.A., is set to help people use the 2014 voter-approved Proposition 47 to reduce some felonies to misdemeanors. Attendees can also receive employment services, including resume writing and online job search tools.

The special event will also feature voter registration opportunities and health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and HIV/AIDS.

Information: (323) 735-1251.

Compiled by Billie Jordan.

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