Reception for O’ Speak, Speak 2, curated by Willie Middlebrook
This public art expression is influenced by an original work by John Outterbridge, Dale Davis, Nate Ferance, Tom Little, Charles Dickson, and Elliot Pinkney, created in 1971. It will acknowledge the lack of representation of women artists, as did the 30th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and 35th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival, which presented mostly women musicians and band leaders. These five women will be Afrishe Asungi, Margaret Garcia, Noni Olabisi, Toni Love, and Dominique Moody.
Short Stories honoring the Watts Writers Workshop, by Sally Shore’s The New Short Fiction Series with excerpts from From the Ashes: Voices of Watts by Budd Schulberg
The Poet Laureate Program presents The Early Days In Watts, Reflections and Remembrances with Kamau Daaood and Erin Aubrey Kaplan.
Reception, concert, and exhibition of O’ Speak, Speak 2 artists in Cecil Fergerson Gallery at sister campus Watts Labor Community Action Committee.