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Wednesday, Jan 20
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 21
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4:00 PM Warwick's Book Discussion: Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
6:00 PM Italian Film: Cosa Sarà (Everything’s Gonna Be Alright)
6:30 PM Art History Lecture: Jan Vermeer
Friday, Jan 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Saturday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Sunday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Live Streaming Comedy: Kristina Wong for Public Office
Monday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Thursday, Jan 28
7:30 PM Persican Film Discussion: Winter Sleep
Saturday, Jan 30
10:00 AM Chinese Historical Museum 25th/35th Anniversary Celebration

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All Day Ongoing and Extended Events Film:

The World of Wong Kar Wai

Digital Series: Vamos!
10:00 AM 2021 MLK Day Online Celebration Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today. Enjoy these vibrant programs and activities for all ages.

10:00 AM

Musical Welcome from ICYOLA

Kick off CAAM’s MLK Day Celebration with members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), the largest majority Black orchestra in America.

11:00 AM

King Study Group

Join the King Study Group to engage with King’s speech in support of Memphis Sanitation Workers. Delivered the day before he was assassinated in 1968, this speech is commonly known by the theme in its concluding paragraph: "I've been to the mountaintop." The speech is most remembered for that chilling phrase, which foreshadowed his untimely death, but King's true message was about economic power, workers’ rights, and the strengthening of Black institutions.

1:00 PM

Black Workers and Social Justice: From Memphis, 1968, to Today

The labor movement was-and remains-essential to the struggle for racial equity and civil rights. King's final campaign was undertaken to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Hear a distinguished panel discuss the struggle in Memphis, the right to strike, and Black labor's role in the California economy and in today's movement for social change. Panelists include Janel Bailey, Co-Executive Director of Organizing and Programs at the Los Angeles Black Worker Center; Steven Pitts, Associate Director emeritus of UC Berkeley Labor Center and host of the podcast, Black Work Talk; and sanitation worker Rodney Fowler Sr., Vice President District 5, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees District Council 36, and President, Local 127, San Diego.

2:30 pm

Family Storytime and Poetry Workshop

Close out the holiday with this family program celebrating MLK. Author Alice Faye Duncan will read excerpts from her children's book, Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968, followed by a haiku writing workshop.

Admission/Cost: FREE please Register

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Monday, January 18 - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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