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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

ESCONDIDO–Yalda, Persian Winter Solstice Celebration

Escondido Public Library 239 S Kalmia St., Escondido

SAN DIEGO–The Cultural Fair Series presents Yalda, Persian Winter Solstice Celebrations on Thursday, December 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Program Schedule: •Persian live music performance by Delnavazan Daf Ensemble: 5:30- 5:40 •Lecture: include information about the Yalda Persian Winter Solstice, customs, and celebrations on this night with Q&A: 5:40 – 5:50 •Persian live music performance by Delnavazan […]

JURUPA VALLEY–My Life, My Struggle, My Victory/Mi Vida, Mi Lucha, Mi Victoria

Glen Avon Regional Library 9244 Galena Street, Jurupa Valley, CA, United States

JURUPA VALLEY–Attend the première of the independently produced film, “My Life, My Struggle, My Victory/Mi Vida, Mi Lucha, Mi Victoria”, a documentary about the varied immigrant experiences that formed the foundation of Jurupa Valley. African, European, Asian, and Hispanic families have built this community in unique ways. Through the shared experiences of our neighbors we […]

MALIBU–Preserving the History of South Los Angeles

Payson Library, Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, United States

MALIBU—With support from California Humanities, Pepperdine Libraries' Preserving the History of South Los Angeles initiative has recorded oral history interviews as part of the broader effort to preserve the voices and lived experiences of members of the African American community in South Los Angeles. We spoke to elders in the community who come from a […]

Free

EXHIBIT— Imperial Geographies: How Border Policy, Pollution, and Labor Create the Modern Salton Sea and Imperial Valley

Union Center for the Arts

EXHIBIT—Imperial Geographies: How Border Policy, Pollution, and Labor Create the Modern Salton Sea and Imperial Valley examines the hidden inequities and environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect residents of the Imperial and Mexicali Valley regions. It highlights the work of local residents, and asks citizens across the U.S. to take responsibility for human and ecological […]

PBS Premiere–HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY

PBS Station

PBS Premiere–Tune into broadcast premiere of HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY, directed by Leslie Tai. The film will air as part of PBS' Season 36 of POV. HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY is a kaleidoscopic voyage into the booming shadow economy catering to pregnant Chinese tourists who travel to Southern California on “birthing […]

Free

OCEANSIDE–Creando Memorias in Oceanside

Oceanside Public Library 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, United States

OCEANSIDE–Join the Oceanside Public Library in celebrating Oaxacan culture through a series of events and workshops that will be held at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center and Civic Center Library. The Oceanside Public Library recognizes there is a large and diverse Oaxaqueño community present not only in Oceanside, but throughout the North County and […]

HEALDSBURG–Healdsburg Library Posada

Sonoma County History Wine Library 139 Piper St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

HEALDSBURG–Enjoy tamales, horchata, and holiday treats, while joining us to learn about our new immigrant oral history project and how you can record your family history using the library’s Playback Memory Lab. Take a family photo at our photo booth and decorate a photo frame to take home. Children can enjoy the Spanish Music & […]

Event Series RADIO BROADCAST—Valley Tales

RADIO BROADCAST—Valley Tales

RADIO BROADCAST—Tune into KDUP, 88.1 FM, Surprise Valley community radio, every Sunday between 4 and 5 pm through December 17, 2023, to hear Valley Tales, a series of interviews with diverse members of the Surprise Valley community including ranchers, farmers, members of the Northern Paiute Kidutokado band, artists, writers, musicians, and others. These interviews will […]

LOS ANGELES—The St. Clair Bourne Community Documentary Screening

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center 4305 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, United States

LOS ANGELES—The St. Clair Bourne 4th Tuesdays Community Screening series is a free community monthly documentary film and discussion series, named in honor of the founder of our organization, the late award-winning documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bourne. The St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Community Screening series serves our mission of advocating and exhibiting high quality […]

PASADENA—Culinary Connections: Hamburger Fry

The Crawford 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, United States

PASADENA—Join LAist for an old-school Hamburger Fry! LAist associate editor of food and culture Gab Chabrán (he/him) fondly recalls attending these community-style events as a kid and now we’re inviting you to ours, featuring some of our favorite burger makers from around L.A. Gab and How To LA’s Brian De Los Santos (he/him) will talk with Alicia Lopez (she/her) and Cecilia […]

Free – $25
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