L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Bass hosts community resource fair

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, hosted a community resource fair at Hawkins High School March 17. The four-hour event hosted more than 15 service providers to help constituents with services like free blood pressure monitoring, car seats for infants, legal aid, education counseling, health services and more.

“Our constituents and neighbors are facing real issues ranging from employment to health care access and we are hoping that these service providers are truly able to help by offering the great work we know they do in the community,” Bass said. “My office will continue to do all we can to connect constituents with services that will help their situations improve.”

Chamber to honor

women trailblazers

LOS ANGELES –– Three local women trailblazers will be acknowledged for their contributions to the city from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 30 at the JW Marriott L.A. Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd.

The women include Avis Ridley-Thomas, Capri Maddox and Christine Keith, who will be honored during the 25th annual Economic Awards Dinner, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce.

Ridley-Thomas, who will receive the Community Service Award, is the co-director of the Institute for Nonviolence in L.A. and Day of Violence, where she trains people to confront conflict without using force and violence.

Maddox will be recognized with the Lawyer of the Year Award. As a special assistant city attorney, she has worked in public service for two decades. With her current position, Maddox participates in criminal and civil cases, among other duties.

Keith, president of Elite Auto Network, will be the recipient of the Member of the Year Award. Before her current title, Keith was a general practice physician who turned her family practice into a free clinic to meet the needs of underserved communities.

Information: (323) 292-1297, glaaacc.org.

Library hosts women

in labor movement

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A panel will feature some of the first women in the labor movement from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 24 at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

In celebration of Women’s Heritage Month, the first women of the Service Employees International Union will talk about their journeys in becoming the firsts in their positions within the labor movement.

Invited guests from the union include Tamekia Robinson, Laphonza Butler and Margarita Maldonado, among others.

Information: (310) 750-7241.

Workshop planned

on home ownership

LOS ANGELES — People interested in buying a home can get their questions answered for free from 6 to 8 p.m. March 27 at R.S. Cooper and Associates Realty, 3731 Stocker St., Suite 110.

The “Home Ownership Preparedness for Renters” coaching event will offer information about the mortgage loan process, assistance on down payments, and suggest steps to improve credit scores.

Real estate community advisors will be available to answer any questions.

Information and RSVP: (310) 710-9520.

Towne St. Theater

hosts 10 plays

LOS ANGELES — A series of 10 10-minute plays will take place at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sundays in April at the Stella Adler Theater, 6773 Hollywood Blvd.

The 10th annual festival, organized by Towne Street Theater, will feature plays that celebrate birth, death, marriage, separation and more.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $20.

Information: (213) 712-6944.

Haddish to be honored

at robotics exhibit

LOS ANGELES — Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish from the film “Girls Trip” will be honored during an interactive robotics exhibition from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 22 at the Galen Center, 3400 S. Figueroa St.

Haddish will be honored by Living Advantage Inc. at its “Intro to Robo” event, which is meant to expose children to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics at an early age..

A former foster youth, Haddish is now an advocate for helping other youth in the system. She started the Suitcase Drive for Foster Youth, which collects suitcases so foster kids can keep their belongings in them.

Tickets are $50. Information: (310) 498-3783.

Horton to speak

at tax clinic

INGLEWOOD — California State Board of Equalization member Jerome E. Horton will speak at a volunteer income tax assistance clinic at 10 a.m. March 24 at the U.S. Vets Center, 733 S. Hindry Ave. The event is co-sponsored by the United States Veterans Initiative. Income tax assistance will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Horton’s remarks will focus on poverty prevention.

“I strongly encourage veterans to participate in this event, which will provide free tax help to low-income individuals who need assistance in preparing and filing their tax returns and claiming the refundable state and federal earned income tax credits,” Horton said.

USC to celebrate

Nigeria cinema

LOS ANGELES — Nigeria’s growing cinema industry will be celebrated March 23 and 24 at the University of Southern California, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, and other locations.

The celebration, titled “Nollywood in Hollywood,” will include free film screenings, seminars and networking events, and will be the first of what is expected to be an annual exhibition of Nigeria’s best films.

The event is co-presented by USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and others.

Information and schedule of screenings: http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=23559, (213) 740-0137.

Yoga for seniors

offered at library

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A yoga for seniors class will be taught at 10 a.m. March 23 at Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave.

The class, taught by local teacher Analyn Revilla, is meant to promote flexibility, mobility and build strength. All ages are welcome, and no equipment or enrollment is required.

Information: (310) 750-7241.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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