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Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all workshops!

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2PM | Storytelling

TALES FROM THE SOUTH
In keeping with the rich African tradition of the village griot, masterful storyteller Michael McCarthy will spin tales of wonder from the American South. All ages are welcome. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, April 6, 2014, Galleries open 11am; Stage opens 1PM | TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM

TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM | Artpreneur Couture with Hatitude! - Live Performances & Art Workshop
CAAM’s annual spring celebration highlights “haute couture,” with a unique showcase featuring creations from CAAM’s artpreneur fashion vendors. The program will also include a terrific line-up of music performances and our ever-popular hats on parade. Remember to wear your special hat for the annual “Hatitude” competition. Men, women, girls, and boys can compete in various categories and win prizes! You can also design your own hat at a workshop before the competition.

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7PM | Documentary Screening

Films at CAAM Series: Survivors of the Games


Tyson (2008, 90 min) Tyson combines original interviews with archival footage to shed light on the tumultuous life and times of the former professional heavyweight champion who was the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. Director, James Toback. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2PM | Demonstration & Workshop


HATS AND HEAD WRAPS INSPIRED BY THE MOTHERLAND


Join us for a demonstration and practice session of head-wrapping techniques and styles, using fabric (the gele) inspired by African traditions, that are still being worn today. Fabric will be provided or you may bring your own. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7PM | Documentary Screening

Films at CAAM Series: Survivors of the Games


Venus and Serena (2012, 99 min) The film takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional team tennis has ever seen. It is the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds but with the help of vision.  RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7PM | Documentary Screening

Films at CAAM Series: Survivors of the Games


More Than a Game (2008, 105 min) This documentary tells the story of NBA superstar LeBron James and his four high school classmates, nicknamed “The Akron Five.” More Than a Game depicts their dedication, passion, and teamwork that enabled LeBron and his St. Vincent-St. Mary squad champions to go on to win the 2003 State Championship. Director, Kristopher Belman. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2PM |Panel Discussion

HAVING THE CONVERSATION: BLACK MEN AND POLICE PROTOCOL
A panel consisting of Officer Stinson Brown of LAPD, Attorney Austin Dove, Cedric Farmer of Brother II Brother, and youth advocate Deshawn Young will discuss racial profiling, protocols for public behavior, and how to best manage interactions with the police. This is part of CAAM’s programming produced in conjunction with our exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, May 4, 2014, Galleries opens 11am, Stage opens 1pm | Live Performances & Art Workshop

TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM | CROSS-CULTURAL AFRO INFLUENCES
Celebrate Spring with cross-cultural Afro influences. Live music and other performances as well as special tributes to mothers and the history of Cinco de Mayo. Creative art workshops for guests of all ages.

Friday, May 9, 2014, 9AM –2PM | Screening and Discussion

YOUNG VOICES AT CAAM: HIGH SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM
CAAM presents the documentary, The Loving Story, the final film under the umbrella of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. After the screening, students will engage in discussion with multi-generational interracial couples to compare and contrast their experiences with the Lovings’ in the 1950s and 1960s. Teachers interested in participating please contact, Elise Woodson, Program Manager, Education at 213.744.7536. Program support provided by the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Monday, May 12 - Friday, May 16, 2014, throughout the day | "Heads are turning, Chidren are Learning" - Promoting literacy during National Children’s Book Week


READING IN THE SCHOOLS


Throughout the week, CAAM’s Volunteer Councils, Board members, and staff will visit classrooms at local schools to read their favorite books as a means of fostering a passion for reading and cultural literacy.

Thursday and Friday, May 15 - May 16, 2014, 10AM - 5PM | Student Authors Showcase

SHOWCASING THE CRAFT OF HANDMADE BOOKS
Following bookmaking workshops offered by professional bookmakers, handmade books written and illustrated by students from the Tom Bradley Elementary, Alexander Science Center and Windsor Hills Elementary Schools, will be showcased in CAAM’s Conference Center.

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11AM – 4PM | Annual Literacy Day

HEADS ARE TURNING, CHILDREN ARE LEARNING

Join us for the day as we promote literacy in fun and entertaining ways. We will offer celebrity readers, local authors, art and writing workshops, face painting, book and prize giveaways. Eso-Won Books will be on-site. Free Admission. For more information, please contact 213.744.2024.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 9AM - 1PM | CAAM Co-hosts Civics Fair

CIVICS IN ACTION SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
CAAM is proud to support the Constitutional Rights Foundation in this one day presentation and discussion for 12th Grade students engaged in addressing issues that affect their community through informed and responsible civic action. The Civic Action Project Showcase will include over 100 students from LA County including schools in Compton, Lynwood, Bell Gardens and Los Angeles. See our next generation of civic leaders in action! For more project information, please visit www.crfcap.org.

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 2PM | Panel Discussion

Issues & Concerns Panel Discussion | Eradicating the ‘School to Prison’ Pipeline
During this installment of our History Council’s Conversations at CAAM series, we will examine the educational, physical, virtual and psychological impact the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ has on the existence and future of our youth, community, and nation. Program is presented in conjunction with our exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, May 31, 2014, 12PM - 2PM, | Panel Discussion

Black Men’s Health Panel
Angela de Joseph of the Global Wellness Project will moderate a panel consisting of health professionals and advocates on issues that most frequently affect African American men, and the importance of screenings and preventive measures. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE ALWAYS FREE. PARKING AVAILABLE FOR $10.00 AT THE LOT LOCATED AT 39TH AND FIGUEROA STREETS.

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