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2023 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH TRIBUTE TO BETYE SAAR, READY TO BE A WARRIOR FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH ARTIST BETYE SAAR AND FILMMAKER ANGELA WITHERSPOON

Date
February 16, 2023
Time
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost
Free. RSVP is required to attend
Organizer’s Site
oascla.org

Join Mayor Karen Bass; Dr. Lura Daniels-Ball, President, Our Authors Study Club, Inc.; Linda Jones and Sabina Cabe, Board Members, El Pueblo Park Association; Arturo Chavez, General Manager of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument; The Show Biz Kids Foundation; Curren D. Price, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council, Councilman Ninth District; Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilman, Eight District; Heather Hutt, Councilwoman, Tenth District; Monica Rodriguez, Councilwoman Seventh District, Chair Public Safety; the Los Angeles City Council; Board of Public Works President Pro Tempore Mike Davis and the Board of Public Works; Honorary Chair Michael Lawson, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Urban League; and the 2023 African American Heritage Month Committee for a special event recognizing the accomplishments and impact of the art of Betye Saar.

View an exciting new documentary film, Ready To Be A Warrior, about renowned activist artist Betye Saar by actress, producer, and director Angela Witherspoon at this event. Meet and hear from Ms. Saar, known for her work in the medium of assemblage as a visual storyteller and an accomplished printmaker. Still creating at 90 plus, she was a vital part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s and took on the myths and stereotypes about race and femininity. Her work made “Good Trouble” as she challenged negative ideas and images about African Americans throughout her career with artwork that confronted American racism against Blacks.

 

Free. RSVP is required to attend, please call 323.871.5801 to reserve a seat (space is limited).

Location

El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Phone:
213-628-1274
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