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L.A. DIGEST: Reception promotes peace and activism

TORRANCE — The Platform for Peace L.A. is holding its second annual reception for peace, faith and family from 10 a.m. to noon, March 18, at the Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way. Civil rights activist “Sweet Alice” Harris of Parents of Watts, will give the keynote address “Peace and Love is Possible in the Community.” After…

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“Sweet” Alice Harris was honored at a gala on Nov. 14 to commemorate her 50 years of service to the South L.A. community. She is the founder and executive director of Parents of Watts, a local youth outreach group. After the Watts Riots in 1965, Sweet Alice formed the Black and Brown Committee to ease…

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Watts community holds its own celebrations

WATTS — While activists and elected officials prepared to observe the 50th anniversary of the start of the Watts Riots Aug. 11, the community of Watts held two distinct events Aug. 8. The first was a community back-to-school block party at Fire Station No. 64 on South Main Street, where backpacks filled with school supplies…

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