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  • South Los Angeles Walking Tour

    Visions and Voices

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    Karen Mack of LA Commons will lead a dynamic, culturally engaged walking tour of South Los Angeles, highlighting public art projects that validate the importance of local narratives and encourage ties between people and places.

    *This Experience L.A. trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link below beginning Wednesday, February 11, at 9 a.m.. Check-in for the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 10 a.m. and return to campus at 1 p.m.

    In light of USC’s recent expansion and potential impact on our neighbors, it is crucial that we take stock of the university’s role in the civic and community life beyond our walls, and understand the significant work, service and fellowship already being cultivated by community members and institutions. A three-part series will examine community building in and around USC and South Los Angeles, with a focus on movements and organizations that are responding to the disparities and injustices that structure life in South L.A. Their daily leadership, sacrifice and creativity helps bind South L.A., catalyzing progressive and sustained neighborhood change.

    Karen Mack of LA Commons, a project of Community Partners, will lead a walking tour of South Los Angeles. LA Commons builds community throughout Los Angeles by facilitating artistic processes and public art projects that validate the importance of local narratives and encourage ties between people and places.  

    Karen Mack is the founder and executive director of LA Commons, an organization dedicated to promoting Los Angeles’s diverse neighborhoods through locally based, interactive artistic and cultural programming. LA Commons’s programming has included numerous cultural tours and interventions in the neighborhoods of South L.A. Mack is president of the board of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) and an appointed member of the Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners.

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    Annenberg Auditorium
    For more info, click here.

    Food, Recreation and the Arts as Social Justice
    Thursday, February 26, 6 p.m.
    Annenberg Auditorium
    For more info, click here.

    Organized by Alison Trope, Robeson Taj Frazier and George Villanueva (Communication).

    Mural: Noni Olabisi, Freedom won’t wait, 1992

    Off Campus
    South Los Angeles

    Open to USC students only. Reservations required. To RSVP, click here beginning Wednesday, February 11, at 9 a.m. See above for details.*

    visionsandvoices@usc.edu

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