Leimert Park is a current and historically vibrant hub of African American arts, culture, music and activism in Los Angeles, whose central role in our city’s evolution must be celebrated always. This virtual exploration of the neighborhood’s treasures will be led by co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors; co-lead organizer of We Love Leimert, Kaya Dantzler; CEO of Urban Design Center, Sherri Franklin; founder of the California Jazz & Blues Museum, Barbara Morrison; artist Alison Saar; and co-owner of Sikas, Milan Wilkinson. Following the virtual tour, an expanded conversation unpacks this moment of a Black art renaissance and its historical antecedents. Participants include historian and curator at the Autry Museum, Tyree Boyd-Pates; founder of Kaos Network, Ben Caldwell; and art collector and advocate, Dr. V. Joy Simmons. Moderated by independent curator and producer Autumn Breon. Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30pm; free with rsvp; lacma.org.

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