A Woman’s Place Art Exhibition

September 23, 2017

November 18, 2017

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

William Grant Still Community Center, 2520 West View Street, Los Angeles 90016




Event Description

A Woman’s Place…” brings together the life, work, stories, and archives of five women of color—whose lives expand upon the notion of what it is to be an educator serving community of all ages through approaching education via traditional and non-traditional means, while each maintaining a dedication to radical social change and grassroots education and a pedagogy derived from love as the root of their approaches.

The exhibit will explore the life-work of Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins, Yuri Kochiyama, Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, and Jewel Thais-Williams, some of whom taught formally in classroom settings and all have built a legacy as educators through action in and of community, furthering their pedagogical approaches spreading political ideas via community organizing, journalism, writing, and taking on mentees.

Workshops and Events


October 21, 2-4  PM (FREE)

The Club as a Classroom:

Conversation with Jewel Thais-Williams and Lynnee Denise

The Black LGBT community may know of Jewel Thais-Williams as the owner of The Catch nightclub, but her work with Minority AIDS Project and Village Health Foundation has lasting impact outside of the club.

DJ Lynnée Denise is an artist and scholar who incorporates self-directed project based research into interactive workshops, music events and public lectures that explore topics related to the cultural history of marginalized communities. She creates multi- dimensional and multi-sensory experiences that require audiences to apply critical thinking to how the arts can hold viable solutions to social inequality.

November 4, 1-4 PM (FREE)

We Are Who We Are Waiting For

Workshop with Ericka Huggins

The general public may be familiar with renowned advocate, educator, scholar, public speaker and activist Angela Davis, but those outside of activism may be unaware of Ericka Huggins, an educator, Black Panther Party member, former political prisoner, ally and poet.


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