When a catastrophe reaches legal drinking age, it's time to look back and see if the passage of time has led to change — or just more notches in death's temporal belt. Los Angeles Burning: Memory, Justice and the 1992 Riots focuses on the uprising that followed the Rodney King verdict, with a special focus on the turmoil that erupted around the USC campus over those days in April and May, while military forces patrolled the streets amid varying levels of fear and sadness. Speaking on this afternoon's panel are Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray, senior fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC; writer and journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan; filmmaker Dae Hoon Kim, who's directed Pokdong (The Riots), a new documentary about the riots that has lots of shots of Edward James Olmos and his big broom; and Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Also: refreshments! University Park Campus Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy.; Mon., April 29, 4 p.m.; free. (213) 740-2924, web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897964.

Mon., April 29, 4 p.m., 2013

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