There's nothing like being an aware and informed citizen, starting with your area. For the people in Moreno Valley, Wednesday, August 22nd will be the day that they can be updated on the state of their city. Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. There will be news on the road repair and the award-winning Economic Development Department, upholding the pride of Moreno Valley's great citizens and invigorating them to continue making their city great.
As we all know, art and politics are intertwined and inseparable, and with the current political climate regarding immigration, it is necessary to document and narrate through art. On Saturday, July 28th from 7-9 pm the USC Annenberg Space for Photography will host the panel discussion Telling Border Stories. The discussion will be led by Tijuana singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida and Los-Angeles based artist and activist Ernesto Yerena Montejano, and Texas-based photographer Adriana Monsalve. They will use the art of photography to discuss the ongoing issues of immigration and deportation represented by the literal and figurative ever-resent border.
We all know the words by heart: "I pledge allegiance to the flag..." The words can evoke a variety of emotions, but with this particular theatre piece, the words will bring out only the darkest corners of your psyche. It is designed to be an immersive experience that blurs the line between reality and performance, forcing audiences to question if there is a difference between reality and nightmare. The piece will premeire on June 7th and run for two weekends in the Arts District of DTLA with the exact location provided on the morning of the event.
Big Names, Big Breakfast
Imagine asking California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra to pass the syrup, or California State Senator Holly Mitchell to pour you some more OJ. No, it is not a dream -- it is very much a reality thanks to the Los Angeles African American women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) who is hosting their 3rd annual Breakfast on the Block on Saturday, May 19th from 8-11am. The intimate breakfast will allow guests to enjoy stimluating coversation and network with elected officials over a delicious meal.
The Censored Women's Film Festival The CWFF brings together acclaimed speakers (experts, filmmakers, and activists) from around the globe to uncover silenced women's issues through powerful cinematic storytelling. The event goes on November 14 through November 16, from 7pm to 10pm everyday. RSVP's are required!
3rd Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk
Come one, come all! Join feminists world-over on October 1st for the 3rd Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk. Be at Pershing Square, DTLA at 12pm and march in unity with empowered women from all walks of life to raise awareness on issues like gender inequality, social injustice and slut shaming! Who knows, you might just accidentally rub shoulders with one of the many guest celebrities in attendance ;)
The drama film Detroit (2017) sheds light on the issue of systemic racism through its depiction of the 1967 riots that plagued the city. Directed by the uber-talented Kathryn Bigelow, this is one film you sure don't want to miss!
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
This film will provoke a social consciousness regarding imprisonment of juveniles and the unfortunate fate of those in the system.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
This Hammer series film will surely connect you to your activism spirit while allow you to cross the lines of socioeconomic and racial barries.