Water as the bridge
The film “White Wash,” which explores the complexity of race in America through water culture, will screen at the California African American Museum Saturday, July 7 from 1-4 p.m. In examining the history of world water culture, and the history of “Black consciousness” the film discusses the power of race as a constructive phenomenon and how American history has included or not include stories about Black involvement in water culture as part of the national discourse. In White Wash, contemporary interviews filmed with professional and vocational surfers and scholars are woven together with historical film footage. A discussion following screening will include: Ted Woods, the film’s director; Rick Blocker, founder of BlackSurfing.com; Alison Rose Jefferson, Historian/UC Santa Barbara doctoral grad student; and Andrea Kabwasa, surfer, artist and educator.
Heal the Bay, the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, the Black Surfers Collective, the Black Surfing Association, and Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers (LABUE). They will all also feature displays at the screening. The event is being held in partnership with CAAM, Heal the Bay, the Pan African Film Festival and the NAACP.
To RSVP or for more information, call (213) 744-2024.
Of all the provocative images that emerged from the counterculture era of the 1960s and 1970s, none was as compelling as that of a striking young philosophy professor, her hair fashioned in a perfectly coiffed Afro, with clenched fist held high in perhaps the ultimate symbol of Black militancy.
The Urban Issues Breakfast Forum will host scholar-activist-author Angela Y. Davis April 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. (the program starts promptly at 8 a.m.) at the California African American Museum, 600 State Park Drive, Exposition Park in Los Angeles. Priority admission and seating will be given to those who purchase Dr. Davis’ latest book, “The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues.” The book must be purchased at Eso Won Bookstore, at which time purchaser’s will be given a priority admission coupon.
If you are one of five people living in a one-bedroom dwelling, you are living in a condition one local health official called severely overcrowded, and there are a number of ramifications that could potentially impact your life.
Dr. Eric Walsh, M.P.H., head of the Pasadena Public Health Department, talked about this and other urban environmental concerns at a recent Urban Issues Breakfast Forum, held at the California African American Museum.
The California African American Museum (CAAM) kicks off two highly anticipated exhibitions featuring a wide array of culturally relevant artwork, beginning with “Promises of Freedom: Selections from the Arthur Primas Collection,” which opened April 19 and runs through Sept. 2, 2012; and “Visual Rhythms,” which opens today and runs through July 1, 2012.
The WOCI, Women of Color Inc. entertainment networking group is hosting “Girl’s Night Out: Shopping 4 A Cause,” a holiday shopping cultural event at the California African American Museum to raise money for its Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program (BBSHOP). More than 400 women are expected to come out on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.