LOS ANGELES – The National Council of Negro Women View Park and Save Ourselves Sisters will host a community breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Imperial Courts Recreation Center, 2250 E. 114th St.
Le Cresha Gipson, wife of Assemblyman Mike Gipson, will serve as keynote speaker with comedian Carly Carr hosting the event. The theme is “Girls Can’t Be What They Don’t See,” organizers said.
Information: (323) 563-1347 or email@example.com.
LOS ANGELES – The California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, will host a weekly series, “Films at CAAM: Celebrating Black Music Month,” at 7 p.m. beginning June 11.
The series features a weekly documentary screening that shows the social, political and humanitarian sensibilities of musicians fueled through their art, organizers said.
“Finding Fela,” an Academy Award-winning film, will kick off the series.
Information: (213) 744-2024.
WEST HOLLYWOOD – City Year AmeriCorps will host a “pop-up” photography exhibit, “#InstaGallery,” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 4 at De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Ave.
Some of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s toughest schools will be the focus of the “pop-up” exhibit, which offers an unfiltered look at everyday school life in inner-city Los Angeles, organizers said. Schools include Jefferson High, Belmont High, Markham and John Muir middle schools.
Compton High hosts pop artist Becky G
COMPTON – After winning this year’s national graduation pledge challenge from Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Compton High School students received a visit from pop artist Becky G May 28.
In April, Compton High beat more than 1,200 schools in the country to win the Taco Bell Foundation’s “Graduate for Más” competition’s grand prize of $10,000 to support student success and a celebrity principal for the day, officials said.
Historians trace their ancestry
BURBANK – The Southern California Genealogical Society will host its 46th annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree June 5 to 7 at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, 2500 Hollywood Blvd.
Attendees will learn all the ins and outs of searching for ancestors and have generations of fun researching their lineage, organizers said.
Organizers also said there will be special classes for free for those who are tracing their African American heritage.
Organization teaches business plan writing
Who: Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
What: Business Plan Writing Workshop
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6 to Aug. 27
Where: Business Enterprise Center, 6109 S. Western Ave., South Los Angeles
Why: For over 34 years, the economic development corporation has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs with their business goals by providing lending, counseling and technical support for business owners, officials said.
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 789-4515
Women’s group discusses forgiveness
Who: Noir Unicorn
What: “I Forgive You, But…,” group discussion social mixer
When: 3 to 6 p.m. June 7
Where: Shop 1323, 1323 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood
Why: Let’s create a sisterhood bond by sharing our stories, relating to one another and uplifting each other in an intimate circle, organizers said.
Information: (818) 445-8597 or email@example.com.
Los Angeles Urban League hosts grant writing workshop
Who: Los Angeles Urban League
What: Grant Writing Workshop
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 and 9
Where: Los Angeles Urban League, 3450 W. Mount Vernon Drive, South Los Angeles
Why: Organizers say the two-day training will prepare individuals for the fund development process. Come learn how to develop program methods, evaluation tools and how to prepare effective budgets.
Information: (626) 560-0800.
Brunch features New Orleans’ cuisine
Who: Little Easy Restaurant
What: Soulful Saturdays, a weekly brunch
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 30 to June 25
Where: Little Easy Restaurant, 215 W. 5th St., Los Angeles
Why: The brunch features New Orleans-style food with hurricane cocktails and unlimited mimosas while listening to soulful house music that will have you grooving in and out of your seat.
Information: (773) 619-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Art groups host fundraiser
Who: Free Arts Los Angeles
What: Free Arts Family Fun Day
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6
Where: The Victorian Santa Monica, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica
Why: Free Art’s Family Fun Day annual fundraiser brings together people of all types who appreciate art. The event will feature art activities, music, food, beverages and a silent auction, organizers said.
Information: (310) 313.4278 or email@example.com.
Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.
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