The ability to speak our minds, sharing thoughts and points of view about politics, social issues and life in general is paramount to a liberated society, but many are often not given the attention or encouragement to do so. The Town Hall for Freedom of Speech, an important component of the “For Freedoms” series at the California African American Museum attempts to remedy that. Curated by (the group founded by Harry Belafonte to educate and motivate artists and allies for equality) the event will unite artists and activists for an in-depth discussion about rights and responsibilities pertaining to freedom of speech, a topic that is on the forefront of all our minds as 2020 presidential election nears, and that is particularly significant to people of color and marginalized groups that don’t get to be heard. A platform for civic engagement founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is partnering with CAAM, IDEA (Institute for Diversity & Empowerment at Annenberg), and the USC’s RAP (Race, Arts, & Placemaking) Initiative for the sure to be resonant gathering. CAAM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park; Mon., March 2, 7-9 p.m.; free.

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