City 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. 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, from 2-4 p.m. at the Tom Bradley Tower Room at LA City Hall, 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 more effectively work together to secure a brighter future?
This is the first in a series of discussions that will focus on the issues of race and politics. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP for this event, please click here.
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