Haizlip speaks at CAAM
'Conversations at CAAM'
Shirlee Taylor Haizlip participates in the “Conversations At CAAM” program Saturday from 1 –2:30 p.m. The best selling author, lecturer and president of the Wilshire Ebell Club, is the author of the renowned memoir, “The Sweeter the Juice.” Haizlip will be interviewed by Karani Marcia Leslie, chair of the CAAM History Council’s Conversation Committee. She will also share her personal story and talk about how to encourage and uplift a diverse Los Angeles community. This event is free and open to the public.
Conversations at CAAM highlights African American history, culture and achievements.
The California African American Museum is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information and to RSVP call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
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.
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.
At this time of the year, Charmaine Jefferson is under no allusion about what her job is.
“My job is to put my hands (deep) in your pocket and pull out something big.”
Although drolly humorous, Jefferson, who is executive director of the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park, is quite serious. The-state supported cultural institution will host its eighth fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, “An Artful Evening at CAAM,” and the money collected provides approximately one-quarter of the museum’s annual budget.
Services were held last Friday for Adelia Andrews, at Bel-Vue Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles Calif. She was the mother of veteran musician and educator Reggie Andrews and one of the forces behind creation of the California African American Museum (CAAM).
Adelia transitioned on Aug. 7. She was 96 years old.
The Citizens Redistricting Committee (CRC) released its latest visualization map detailing what proposed congressional and state political boundaries could look like.