Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader

A friend of mine has assemble this great event. For those in L.A., this should be an amazing event. Come and find out what is really going on in Skid Row aka Central City East. I will be there tomorrow.  Contact Christina if you want further information. She has put in a lot of work into this event.

Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader, an innovative collaboration between scholars, activists, artists, and students to explore the struggles against displacement, misrepresentation, and civil rights violations in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Join USC History and American Studies and Ethnicity Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, UCSB Black Studies Professors Cedric J. Robinson and Clyde Woods, UCLA Law Professor Gary Blasi,  founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) Pete White,  Skid Row organizer General Dogon, UC President’s postdoctoral fellow Damien Schnyder, and famed East LA poet Jonathan Gomez for a round table discussion about the historic civil rights struggles being waged in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader
Release Event and Reception
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Seeley G. Mudd #101
(Near the USC bookstore)

Copies of this reader will be available at the event.
This event is co-sponsored by the American Studies Association Community Partnership Grant 2010-2011 and the Peers in American Studies and Ethnicity Organization (PASEO).
The project was initiated by the Southern California Library.
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Contact Christina Heatherton for more information.

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