Save the date! February 23, 2017

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We are excited to announce the grand opening date and location of our BlackMusic, BlackWork historical exhibit of the Black musicians union Local 767:

Grand Opening:
Thursday, February 23, 2017

California Jazz and Blues Museum – Liemert Park
4317 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008
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Developed by AFM Local 47, Los Angeles Black Worker Center, and UCLA Labor Center and History Department, the exhibition opening event takes place at the new California Jazz and Blues Museum, opened by acclaimed jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison. The exhibition runs through June 30, 2017. Tickets are now available for the opening event taking place the evening of February 23.

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Tickets for the exhibition opening event will be available at the door for $25. Discounted presale tickets for $20 are available here. Early Access Admission ticket holders are invited to join our Exhibit Sponsor VIP Reception from 5-6 pm.

The program begins at 6 p.m. and will feature a panel of distinguished guest speakers discussing struggle of Black musicians from Central Avenue’s rise as the West Coast’s cultural center up to the present struggles of working musicians and activists, oral histories with prominent Local 767 members, live jazz performances, and a diverse crowd of workers, business owners, interfaith leaders, local elected officials, in the heart of L.A.’s African American Arts culture, Leimert Park.

 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact LaTonya Harris: lharrisbwc@gmail.com, 323.752.7287.

 

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If you are unable to attend but would still like to make a contribution, you may make a tax-deductible donation here:

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