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Tuesday, July 25, 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.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

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 Crippens and Charmayne Mills Ealy, 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 Steven 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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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Activism Now: Anthony Ruffin--Advocate for the Homeless

Anthony Ruffin works on the front lines of homelessness in Los Angeles. A caseworker turned nonprofit advocate with the Housing Works Mobile Integrated Services Team (MIST), Ruffin tirelessly works for the most vulnerable, chronically homeless populations, some living with severe mental and physical illness. The event will address homelessness as a chronic issue in metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles that requires constant consideration and progress.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Move: Capoeira Brasil

Participate in a workshop that incorporates traditional music, dance, acrobatics and martial arts. With a lineage that emerged from African slavery in Brazil, capoeira is an art of resistance and survival and a unique form of physical expression. Following a performance by experienced capoeiristas from Capoiera Brasil Los Angeles, learn the art form's history along with a few signature moves. No experience or shoes required; open to all ages and fitness levels.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Trouble Every Day: A Live Listening Party

Join Trouble Every Day co-curator Josh Kun for a listening party dedicated to the sounds and songs that bridge the social upheavals and cultural politics of 1965, 1992, and present-day Los Angeles. Kun, professor of communication at USC and a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, will lead a collective conversation with the audience based on a specially selected playlist of Southern California sounds.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Move: Dance '90s with Tatiana Zamir

Inspired by Trouble Every Day, a music and literature installation presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992, choreographer Tatiana Zamir takes you back to the 1990s with an action-packed dance workshop.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Summer Nights with KCRW

Enjoy the beauty of a warm summer night at CAAM with live sets from KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad and Aaron Byrd. This special CAAM edition of Summer Nights with KCRW features after-hours museum access, food trucks, a beer garden, and more!
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Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 16:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Move: Lindy Hop to Hip Hop with Shamell Bell

Seamlessly melding her activist and choreographer roots, community organizer Shamell Bell leads a movement workshop in conjunction with the exhibition No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bus Tour: Flashpoints, the Legacy of the LA Uprisings
Location: LA Commons, 4343 Leimert Blvd., LA 90008

Join LA Commons to explore key sites in the twenty-five-year trajectory that began with the events of April 29, 1992, and continues to today. Travel to Florence and Normandie, the intersection where tensions first exploded, hear seminal voices, and discover other venues in South LA and Koreatown that are important markers in the story of the LA Uprisings. The tour concludes with a discussion of how to guard against another uprising. Presented in partnership with LA Commons; $25-per-person, tax-deductible donation made payable to LA Commons. RSVP required.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Move: Cooking Samba with Viver Brasil

Inspired by Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection, the bold dance theater troupe Viver Brasil presents a performance followed by their signature dance workshop, Cooking Samba. The event will explore the deep roots, explosive rhythms, and powerful orixas of Afro-Brazilian culture and pay tribute to ancestry, processionals, memory, and the joy of movement.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Remembering '92

Artist and organizer Patrisse Khan-Cullors will touch upon poignant moments from the 1992 LA Uprisings through a performance that explores their impact on black bodies. Khan-Cullors's presentation will incorporate her memories of the city as people protested in the streets.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

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