[UPCOMING EVENT] A Discussion of USC's Role in the Community: Voices of South L.A.
Voices of South L.A.: Civic Action and Community Voice
-Sponsored by USC Visions & Voices
In light of USC’s recent expansion and potential impact on our neighbors, it is crucial that we take stock of the university’s role in the civic and community life beyond our walls, and understand the significant work, service and fellowship already being cultivated by community members and institutions. A three-part series will examine community building in and around USC and South Los Angeles, with a focus on movements and organizations that are responding to the disparities and injustices that structure life in South L.A. Their daily leadership, sacrifice and creativity helps bind South L.A., catalyzing progressive and sustained neighborhood change.
A dynamic discussion will highlight the visions of activists and leaders from the worlds of neighborhood journalism and community organizing. Panelists include journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan, one of the primary chroniclers of African American life in Los Angeles; Francisco Ortega of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission; Community Coalition’s Alberto Retana; and media maker Sahra Sulaiman, who works with South L.A. youth and others in the fight for residents’ safe access to the streets.
Organized by Alison Trope, Robeson Taj Frazier and George Villanueva (Communication)
Thursday October 9th, 2014, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Annenberg Auditorium (ASC) Room G26
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, USC
Reception to follow.
ADMISSION is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Tuesday, September 16, at 9 a.m.