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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1PM - 5PM (Galleries open at 11AM) | TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM


CAAM JOINS CICLAVIA FOR OUR ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATIONS

Join us as we move our stage from CAAM to King Boulevard for CicLAvia and celebrate our annual Kwanzaa program.
We’ll have spoken word, dance and music highlighting our seasonal revelry. Remember to visit our Holiday Marketplace of Target Sunday vendors! In addition, we will take a few moments to pay a special tribute on the 73rd anniversary of our fallen military heroes in the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 11AM - 4PM | WORKSHOP

WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON:  African American Visual Artists

CAAM, in conjunction with Unforgetting LA and LA AS SUBJECT, is hosting this “teach-in” session on how to edit Wikipedia entries facilitated by Wikipedia expert, Cal Art’s Stacey Allen, editor of the respected arts magazine East of Borneo. Stacey will provide detailed instruction on how to edit and update pages on this popular internet encyclopedia, and we’ll use source materials from CAAM’s Research Library. This is an opportunity for you to enhance your research and editing skills while learning more about African American visual artists. Bring your laptop and come ready to have some fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2PM | WORKSHOP

GIFTS OF THE SEASON #1

Create a unique gift for someone special at our holiday workshop. Embellish a totebag, découpage a favorite photograph on a decorative tile or bring in an old ornament and give it new life. This workshop is free and begins at 2pm in CAAM’s Courtyard. RSVP at 213.744.2024 to reserve a space. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2PM | WORKSHOP

GIFTS OF THE SEASON #2

Create a unique gift for someone special at our holiday workshop. Embellish a totebag, découpage a favorite photograph on a decorative tile, or bring in an old ornament and give it new life. This workshop is free and begins at 2pm in CAAM’s Courtyard. RSVP at 213.744.2024 to reserve a space. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2PM | FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

BLACK AND WHITE:  Crimes of Color (2010, 58 min)

Documentary screening after which a discussion will follow.  CAAM is grateful to the organization Under the Same Sun for allowing us to screen this important film. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2PM | PRESENTATION AND WORKSHOP

Dr. Edna Briggs of the California African American Genealogical Society will conduct a hands-on workshop for families interested in learning how to research their 'roots'.  RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2PM - 4PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

ALBINISM IN TANZANIA

CAAM is proud to present a panel discussion exploring the genetics of albinism, and the socio-political factors influencing the harsh treatment of the albino population in Tanzania.  Panelists include Dr. Murray Brilliant, PhD., Senior Scientist, Director of the Center for Human Genetics at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin, and Dr. Rebecca Kammer, Clinical Consultant, Optometric Education at VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies and founder of Low Vision U in Orange County.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2PM - 4PM | FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
THE DANCE:  The History of American Minstrelsy

This documentary looks at the birth of 'minstrelsy' that played a huge role in American popular culture immediately after the Civil War and through the 1920s.  The afternoon includes an in-depth conversaton with the visual artist - Mark Steven Greenfield - whose artistic output is currently on display in the CAAM exhibition LOOKING BACK IN FRONT OF ME:  Selected Works of Mark Steven Greenfield, 1974-2014.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024. 

CHILDREN SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR ALL WORKSHOPS!

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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