• My Nearest City


    USC, Town and Gown (TGF), 665 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089

    October 14, 2019

    5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

    Soledad O’Brien – The Holt Lecture: Where Policy Hits the Pavement: Storytelling in a Disconnected Age How narrative can shape a better understanding of today’s big issues. Following the lecture, O’Brien will join Compton Mayor, Aja Brown in conversation about narrative and policy.Read more…

    A+P Public Program Space, 4334 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

    October 15, 2019

    7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

    Join Art + Practice for a public program titled In Conservation: Stephen Towns and Ramsess with Cecilia Wichmann. Towns, Ramsess and Wichmann will discuss the exhibitions Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning and Ramsess: The Gathering. More information forthcoming.Read more…

    West Angeles Cathedral (Church of God In Christ), 3600 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

    October 17, 2019

    7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

    In a special evening celebrating National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first book of fiction, he’ll be joined by Ryan Coogler, revolutionary director of Black Panther. Coates’ newly released novel The Water Dancer, offers a timely exploration of the most intimate evil of enslavement—the cleaving and separation of families.Read more…