Event seeks to promote positive relations between the two groups, unify and strengthen relations
WHAT: Councilmember Curren Price—joined by the Stanford Black Alumni Association of Southern California and Walter Thompson-Hernandez, a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist—will host on June 4 an open dialogue that examines the current race and political climate between the black and brown community in South Los Angeles. The event, titled “Black and Brown Relational and Political Intersectionality in Los Angeles and Beyond,” is aimed at engaging Angelenos in an honest conversation on race, ethnicity and identity.
Latinos and African-Americans make up an overwhelmingly majority of Council District 9, which Price has represented since 2013. Emphasizing the need for bridge-building, the Councilmember and partners seek to unify African Americans and Latinos—who often face similar challenges like discrimination, poverty, unemployment, and mass incarceration—by having them share their experiences. The event includes a special presentation by Thompson-Hernandez, a writer, researcher and self-described “Blaxican” who is both black and Mexican descent. As global cities like Los Angeles become increasingly multiracial and multi-ethnic, this project asks: How can diverse communities better work together to secure a brighter future?
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Curren Price, Los Angeles City Council District 9
Walter Thompson-Hernandez, social documentarian/multimedia journalist whose writing, photos, documentaries, and research have been featured by NPR, CNN, BBC, Fusion, Los Angeles Times, VICE, Huffington Post and other platforms
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
Los Angeles City Hall/Tom Bradley Tower