Discover the inspiration and purpose that fueled the creation of Black Punk Now, James Spooner, and Chris L. Terry’s latest book. Curated from the perspective of Black writers with connections to the world of punk, the collection mixes media as well as generations, creating a new reference point for music lovers, readers, and historians by capturing the present and looking toward the future. With strong visual elements integrated throughout, this smart, intimate collection is demonstrative of punk by being punk itself: underground, rebellious, aesthetic but not static—working to decenter whiteness by prioritizing other perspectives. The co-authors will lead a table reading followed by a moderated conversation with Tunde Adebimpe and Kash Abdulmalik. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insights into the book’s inception and join in the discussion with our talented creators.
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Continue your creative medium exploration at the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center by registering for one of eight classes for children ages 6 to 17 years. Experiment with painting, coding, origami, photography, ceramics, and more! All materials are included within each course. Registration for five weeks of winter art classes begins February 10, 2024, at 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. Classes will be held February 17th to March 16th, 2024. For more information and to sign up please visit 8642…
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers Black image making as a site of protest, contestation, affirmation, and possibility. At CAAM, Fazlalizadeh will present a series of portraits of Black Angelenos wheat-pasted across the atrium’s monumental walls. Based on photographs and conversations that took place this spring while the artist was living in Los Angeles, the portraits ask how safety is inferred, built, and felt for the city’s Black residents.
Kids and teens are invited to help complete portions of artwork celebrating Black History Month on our Main Library Youth area display wall. For youth through 17. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn more about Black history and celebrate Black authors and illustrators through reading. Visit smpl.beanstack.org to register. Log your reading and activities to earn badges and entry into a book-pack drawing. For youth through 17 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2024 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH – IN-PERSON BUILDWITH MATCHMAKING EVENT “KEEPING THE CITY MOVING”
The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and the Bureau of Contract Administration cordially invite you to the 8th annual BuildWith event in collaboration with Mayor Karen Bass, the Office of Budget and Innovation, and the Office of Economic Development. Our theme for this year is “Keeping the City Moving” with a focus on the construction and transportation industries. The two-part, virtual BuildWith 2024 event will provide the opportunity for diverse construction-related businesses to learn about City and…