L.A. Digest Sports West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to talk, sign book

WESTWOOD — Retired L.A. Lakers basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will hold a conversation with 1995 NCAA champion Tyus Edney at 3:30 p.m. May 27 at UCLA Pauley Pavilion, 301 Westwood Plaza.

ESPN broadcast journalist Cari Champion, UCLA class of 1998, will give the introductions.

The Dr. Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship VIP Reception will take place at 2 p.m.

Abdul-Jabbar will hold a signing for his book “Coach Wooden and Me,” about his 50 years of friendship with UCLA’s Coach John Wooden, following the conversation. The book will be available for sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Information: (310) 488-1818 

Chamber to honor

public officials

LOS ANGELES — The California Black Chamber of Commerce is honoring public officials with a reception and dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. May 25, at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, 5711 W. Century Blvd.

Honorees include Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Inglewood Mayor James Butts and Fontana Mayor Aequanetta Warren.

Tickets are $125.

Symposium planned

on cancer research

GARDENA — The Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry is holding a cancer research symposium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 26, at Hollypark United Methodist Church, 13000 S. Van Ness Ave.

Registration: (424) 258-5433 or http://tinyurl.com/2017researchsymposium.

Library offers

citizenship workshop 

INGLEWOOD — The Inglewood Public Library is hosting a program on naturalization and citizenship at 6 p.m. May 30, in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Main Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services personnel will discuss the naturalization process step-by-step and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times.

The session will be bilingual and include presentations in Spanish. Participants will also see sample questions from the naturalization test and receive an overview of U.S. history and civic principles.

Free educational materials will be given out while supplies last and bilingual immigration service officers will be available for questions and answers at these sessions.

The program is free and open to all.

For more information, call (310) 412-5380 or visit library.cityofinglewood.org.

African Liberation

Day to be celebrated

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The African-American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., acknowledges African Liberation Day with a fund-raising dinner from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a program from 5 to 7 p.m. May 29

RSVP is required at (323) 299-6124. Dinner cost is $15 per plate.

Inglewood hosts

Memorial Day service

INGLEWOOD — The city of Inglewood will hold its 69th annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. May 29, at Inglewood City Hall, 1 W. Manchester Blvd, on the South Mall courtyard in front of the Memorial Obelisk Monument.

The ceremony includes the playing of “Taps,” remarks by military guests and a wreath-laying ceremony. Local and community-based organizations also will take part in the ceremonies.

The event is free and open to the public.

Conference promotes

social justice

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The Future of Feminism Girls of Color conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at 11633 S. Western Ave.

Sponsored by the L.A. County Human Relations Commission and the Women’s Leadership Project, the conference will feature high school and college-age young women of color presenting their community work on gender and social justice.

Youth-serving organizations such as GSA Network, Peace Over Violence and Media Done Responsibly are among the participants.

Participating high schools include Miguel Contreras, King-Drew, Gardena, Fremont and Dorsey. Students also will represent UCLA, USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Mount Saint Mary’s, Marymount College and El Camino.

Information: Shutchinson@css.lacounty.gov.

Haitian heritage

festival planned

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A free Haitian Heritage festival featuring live Caribbean music, Haitian films, workshops and food will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 28, in Leimert Park, 3341 W. 43rd Place.

Information: www.pepsla.com/events/haitian-heritage-fest or call (877) 594-1292.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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