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400 Years of Inequality

Friday, June 14, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Stern Grand Hall in the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Please join The Music Center, in partnership with Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Los Angeles, in welcoming the organizers of Four Hundred Years of Inequality: A People’s Observance for a Just Future. Learn how the Los Angeles arts and culture sector can support the call-to-action for all Americans to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of enslaved Africans.

Meet Timothy Nottage and Ashley Bernal, members of the organizing committee, who will share how—over the course of this year, and, in particular, during the week of October 12, 2019—networks, organizations and individuals can observe and publicly acknowledge the past four centuries since 1619 when African slaves arrived in Jamestown V.A.

400 Years of Inequality is a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals calling on everyone—families, friends, communities, institutions—to plan their own solemn observance of 1619, learn about their own stories and local places and organize for a more just and equal future. The coalition is dedicated to dismantling structural inequality and building strong, healthy communities.

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Open to the public.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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