PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
As the California African American Museum’s Public Program Manager for History, I have privilege of ideating, facilitating, and hosting socially relevant museum public programming and events. Having done so, has bolstered the museum’s attendance and visibility garnering patronage in the thousands.
Selective list of public programs I’ve organized and facilitated at the museum:
Leveraging Influence: Black Celebrity and Activism w/ KRS-One
February 26, 2019
A public program that examined how black celebrity and activism have been instrumental in leveraging influence for equity and equality. This session was with prominent Hip Hop artist and scholar, KRS-One.
CAAM’s MLK Day
Year: 2017, 2018, 2019
An annual public program that explores Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr’s. legacy and its impact on the civil rights movements of today. Highest attendance has been at 5,000 people.
History of Central Avenue
October, November, December 2018
Devised a three-part public program that explored the history of Los Angeles’ main Black thoroughfare, Central Avenue, and its rise and eventual decline from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s.
“gOD Talk: A Black Millennials and Faith Conversation Series.”
August 25, 2018
National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the California African American Museum
Arranged in bringing the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s God Talk series to CAAM. It was a public program that explored the intergenerational pursuit of religious equity by Black millennials within spaces of electoral politics, entertainment, and religion.
Screening: Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992 with director John Ridley and ABC Networks
October 17, 2017
A public program that explored the impact of civil unrest in the United States in light of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprisings of 1992.
A Historical Perspective on Silent Films
September 6, 2017
A public program that exhibited a collection of the race films movie genre that highlighted African American women and gender activism in the early 20th century.
Frame by Frame: The Media’s Response to the LA Uprisings of 1992
June 7, 2017
A public program that explored themes of policing, media bias, and political history in light of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprisings of 1992.
Can We All Get Along: 25 Years Later
May 18, 2017
A public program that explored themes of civil rights, policing, and electoral politics in light of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprisings of 1992.
#BlackGirlsMatter - March 16, 2017
A public program that explored the intersections of women and gender activism contemporarily with consideration to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.