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ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE FREE! - RSVP TO 213.744.2024

Sunday, July 2, 2017 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Assemblage Workshop

Create your own treasured assemblage sculpture from recycled materials alongside multimedia artist Karl Jean-Guerly Pétion, whose work is featured in Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection. Born in Haiti, Pétion immigrated to the US and studied fine art at the Kansas City Art Institute and the California Institute of the Arts. Using drawing, painting, video, and experimental sound, the artist draws inspiration from his Haitian roots and contemporary issues. Maximum 20 participants.
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Sunday, July 2, 2017 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Live Music with Paul Beaubrun

Haitian musician Paul Beaubrun treats us to the transfixing music he calls Roots/Blues. Beaubrun plays at many of the most coveted venues in the country alongside some of the world's best artists. His unique sound and spirit resides at the intersection of music, activism, and history.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Youth Now

To inspire activism in the next generation of leaders, community mentors in a variety of fields will welcome teens on a drop-in basis to participate in unscripted conversations about changing communities. We invite youth to reclaim the word "responsibility" from its frequent use by adults to blame or shame youth for societal problems. Instead, young people will use art, critical thinking, and community organizing to reframe "responsibility" to mean "the ability to respond to a broken society." Teens will share topics of interest and receive feedback from mentors, including Brent Blair, Associate Professor of Theatre Practice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts, artist and activist Patrisse Khan-Cullors, artist and professor at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts Suzanne Lacy, and others. Youth Now happens every Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, July 7, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CAAM Camp

Starting on the Fourth of July, join us for a week dedicated to kids! Our educators will be on-hand to lead free, drop-in art activities for youth and families. CAAM Camp culminates in the CAAM Kids Maker Fest, at which local artists will join with our educators and families to share their methods in a variety of mediums. Healthy snacks will be provided by our CAAM Camp partner, Vegan Outreach. Workshops and snacks are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Activism Now: Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters may be making headlines today for her stance against President Donald Trump's agenda, but she has a long history of advocacy and legislative achievements. For nearly forty years, Congresswoman Waters has been at the forefront of effective policy-making, beginning first in the California State Assembly where she rose to Democratic Caucus Chair until her election to the US House in 1990. As Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, Congresswoman Waters is leading the fight to protect the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Further, she has championed legislation to protect homeowners, consumers, and even worked across the aisle to pass such important measures as the National Flood Insurance Program and reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Congresswoman Waters is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, co-founder of the LA–based Black Women's Forum, and former board member of Essence and Ms. magazines.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
CAAM Kids Maker Fest

Come participate in this all-day, all-ages affair, featuring maker stations by local artists! Learn from the pros of our community and take home several creative treasures of your own. No prior art experience necessary. Art materials provided.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Can't Stop, Won't Stop!

Come one, come all!
DJ sets by DJ Francesca and DJ CEEBROWN

Good art, people & food trucks
FREE
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Celebrating the openings of:
Gary Simmons: Fade to Black
Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films
Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture
Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection

Also on view:
No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992
Trouble Every Day: LA 1965/1992

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mime Workshop

Following cultural expressions from silent film to miming, explore how to read, and then rewrite, our cultural stories without saying a word. As with silent films, mimes present narratives without the use of speech, engaging the physical in potent expressions of public and private themes. Brent Blair, a specialist in the methods of Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, will present a workshop on silent expression--then the stage is yours!
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
After the Rebellion: Rebuild LA and Reconciliation

Rebuild LA was a committee created by Mayor Tom Bradley after the LA Uprisings to address economic development, restoration of properties, and racial distrust among the city's communities. Reverend Mark Whitlock, Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, South Los Angeles housing advocate Jackie Dupont Walker, and activist Mark Craig will consider its successes and failures. Organized by CAAM's History Council, the program is followed by a signing for Craig's book, Ain't a Damn Thing Changed, which examines the lived experiences and realities of the post-1992 narrative.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Looking Forward, Looking Back

As CAAM embarks upon a new chapter, we reflect on the Museum's history at a special summer reunion: Looking Forward, Looking Back. We invite you to join conversations and enjoy great company, refreshments, and live music throughout the day.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Looking Back
Previous museum leaders including David Krippens, former board members, and donors share cherished moments in CAAM's history.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Looking Forward
Executive Director George O. Davis, Deputy Director Naima Keith, current board members, and representatives from the Exposition Park campus lay out an exciting new vision for the future of the Museum and park.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Service to the Museum
Former gallery guides, volunteers from the Docent Council and History Council, and community members will reflect upon the impression the Museum has made on their lives.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Featured Artists
Join an intergenerational conversation with CAAM featured artists, past and present, including Charles Dickson, Mark Greenfield, Dominique Moody, and others, as we celebrate them and the perspectives they have shared with the public through their work.

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