Dictee: A Marathon Reading

December 4, 2021

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Cha’s birth, the entirety of Dictee will be read by Deaf and Hearing volunteers, simultaneously in spoken language and in ASL.

legacy businesses

People + Places: Saving LA’s Legacy Businesses

December 10, 2020
Join us for a Zoom conversation about Legacy Businesses and hear how the cities of San Francisco and San Antonio have created official programs, branding, and financial incentives to help support legacy business owners.

Unbreakable Resolve: Building Free-Dem Foundations in New Orleans

February 6th, 2020
Dive deeper to learn more about the Unbreakable Resolve of Jerome Morgan, Robert Jones and Daniel Rideau, who will make a powerful presentation about mass incarceration and their efforts to rescue young people from its grasp.

Slow Jam

Slow Jam

November 6, 2019

George Lipsitz at Plannings Edge

Spatial Imaginaries and Social Justice with George Lipsitz

September 10, 2019
Join George Lipsitz Department of Black Studies, UCSB for a talk on the role played by expressive culture in place based struggles for social justice in New Orleans, Houston, and East Los Angeles.
Watch Video Highlights here
Watch Video of Full Seminar here

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Josh Kuhn

Crossing Borders, Blurring Borders: Writing and Refugees with Viet Thanh Nguyen and Josh Kun

October 3, 2018
MacArthur grant recipient, USC RAP faculty members Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen and Professor Josh Kun engage in informal conversation about the modes of practice they have developed around art and politics, migrants and refugees, and the borders of scholarship and creativity.

Co-sponsor: USC University Faculty Club

Refugee Block Party

Refugee Block Party

September 3, 2018

Black Spatial Imaginary

February 23, 2017

Nina Simone

February 12, 2017

The Skin of Memory

September 26, 2017

Microphone Misdemeanor

September 12, 2017

RAP Conference ‘Forward LA’

April 27-28, 2017

Our conference, Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest, takes stock at the 25th anniversary of the 1992 LA Civil Unrest, a seminal moment which sparked a national discussion about the conflicts in our cities.