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WEST ADAMS: Beyond Conversation

Join us for something different.

Following select performances, Special Guests talk candidly about their lives and experiences - sharing what they lived and learned.

JOIN US.  -- Listen. Ask a question. Share your experience and expertise.  Go Beyond Conversation.

Sun. Feb 16, 3:00pm
IT'S NOT JUST A "HOUSING CRISIS" - Guests: Celina Alvarez, Executive Director of Housing Works and Caleb Crowder, Everyone In LA OrganizerNorvell Thomas with moderator, Michael Kearns

Join two housing advocates and learn about the real issues people face when gentrification displaces their communities, and what you can do about it.


Sun. Feb 23, 3:00pm
WHAT DOES "FAIR HOUSING" HAVE TO DO WITH YOU? - Guests: James Fawcett, Urban Planner and USC Professor in Environmental Studies and playwright, Penelope Lowder, with moderator Tony Abatemarco

 What is Fair housing? Is it possible when Big Business comes calling?  James Fawcett offers real life examples and experiences from an urban planner dealing with gentrification in his own West LA neighborhood and a mega-tech company. Penelope Lowder grew up in West Adams. She knows a thing or two about the neighborhood.

Sun. Mar 1, 3:00pm
RACE. CLASS. INEQUALITY. GENTRIFICATION. Guest: Paul Ong, Director of the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge and UCLA Professor

Paul Wong has spent a lifetime looking at the racial wealth gap, and the labor market status of minorities and immigrants. He offers a fascinating look at "Gentrification through the lens of race, and predatory capitalism".


Guests, topics and dates may be subject to change.

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