Past Events

JULY 2015

Selma Movie

WATTS 50 FILM FESTIVAL
Movie Screening and Discussion

July 31, 2015

1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
University Theatre | CSU Dominguez Hills

Hosted by Assemblyman Mike Gipson

Screening and discussion of:
Wattstaxs
Building the Dream and
Selma

AUGUST 2015

Tom Bradley

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
Film Screening and Discussion

August 10, 2015

7:15 pm to 9:45 pm
Luckman Auditorium | Cal State L.A.

Hosted by the Pat Brown Institute Public Affairs

www.patbrowninstitute.org

Watts Then and Now Exhibit
 

WATTS THEN AND NOW
Photography and Archive Exhibits

August 11, 2015 to January 28, 2016

University Library Cultural Art Center | CSU Dominguez Hills

OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:00 to 6:30 pm

A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WATKINS | Thursday, October 8, 4:00 pm
President and CEO of Watts Labor Community Action Committee

On display August 11, 2015 to January 28, 2016

Photographs by Ellie Zenhari, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, CSU Dominguez Hills

Archives Exhibit by Greg Williams, Director, Archives and Special Collections, CSU Dominguez Hills

Exhibit Hours
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extended Hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; September 16th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 30th and October 2nd, 8th and 10th

*Beginning August 11, 2015, a mirror exhibition of Zenhari’s photos will be on display at the
 Watts Labor Community Action Center, City of Watts, California

Two women clean at Day of Service 

DAY OF SERVICE:
Watts Firehouse & Bradley Milken Family Source Center
Community Service and Beautification Projects

August 15, 2015

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Buses will meet at the CSU Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden at 8:00 am, and take volunteers to the City of Watts for beautification projects
at the Watts Firehouse and at Bradley Milken Family Source Center.

Register to volunteer

SEPTEMBER 2015

Heat Wave Film

Heat Wave Film and Discussion

with Larry Aubry, L.A. Sentinel columnist and community activist

September 15, 2015
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Loker Student Union Ballroom | CSU Dominguez Hills

Black Family Conference

3rd Annual Black Family Conference:
Black Families Matter

September 19, 2015

9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Loker Student Union | CSU Dominguez Hills

Topics include: black wall street, utilizing community resources, wealth building, social action and other hot topics!

Breakout sessions for parents and youth ages 6-18

Free lunch, groceries, school supplies, door prizes, and vision board 

Register here. For additional questions, contact: 

Awaken the Greatness at (323) 743-3660 orinfo@awakenthegreatness.org
MDAAPEI at (310) 243-2515 or briddick@csudh.edu

Wattstax Film

Wattstax Film and Discussion

with Dr. Lance Williams

September 22, 2015
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Loker Student Union Ballroom | CSU Dominguez Hills




OCTOBER 2015

Symposium 

Fire and the Quest for Transformation: 
A Two-Day Academic Symposium on the Watts Rebellion
Featuring Nationally Regarded Scholars

Day One: October 7, 2015
4:00 pm to 9:45 pm | Loker Student Union

Day Two: October 8, 2015
8:00 am to 4:30 pm | Loker Student Union

California State of Mind Film 

California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown
Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

October 8, 2015
2:30 pm | Extended Education Building Room 1213

with Sascha Rice
Award-winning Filmmaker and Granddaughter of Pat Brown

Watts Then and Now Exhibit
 

WATTS THEN AND NOW
Photography and Archive Exhibits

University Library Cultural Art Center | CSU Dominguez Hills

OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:00 to 6:30 pm

A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WATKINS | Thursday, October 8, 4:00 pm
President and CEO of Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Photographs by Ellie Zenhari, Assistant Professor, Art & Design, CSU Dominguez Hills

Archives Exhibit by Greg Williams, Director, Archives and Special Collections, CSU Dominguez Hills 

Founders' Dinner 

CSUDH Founders' Dinner

October 8, 2015

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Loker Student Union Ballroom | CSU Dominguez Hills

Purchase Tickets

This commemorative dinner will recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion,
 highlight the university’s role as a catalyst for change in the aftermath 
and the continuing impact the university makes in its surrounding communities,
 and honor partners dedicated to improving our local communities.

Watts Writers 

Watts Writers' 50th Anniversary Gathering

October 23, 2015

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LSU Ballroom C | CSU Dominguez Hills

Featuring:
Raspoet Ojenke, poet
Father Amde & Otis O' Solomon, members of the Watts Prophets
Kamau Daaood, poet and co -founder of the World-Stage in Leimert Park
Dee Dee McNeil, jazz musician
Sundiatta, poet
Jaha Zainabu, Anansi Writers Workshop alumni poet and author
V Kali, poet and author
Micheal Datcher, best selling author

Hosted by the current facilitators of the Still Waters Writers' Workshop; Queen Socks and Food4Thot. 

NOVEMBER 2015

Women in Leadership Conference 

Women in Leadership: The Path to Political Power
Conference

November 12, 2015

8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Loker Student Union | CSU Dominguez Hills

Hosted by the CSU Dominguez Hills Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute

Prominent national and regional female political leaders will discuss their paths to political leadership, the impact of the civil rights movement and the Watts Rebellion in shaping their paths, and share their perspectives on public policy changes during the last fifty years impacting the Watts community and surrounding Los Angeles region.

For more information, email briddick@csudh.edu.

DECEMBER 2015

Watts Rebellion Book Club 

Watts Rebellion Book Club

Monthly Lunchtime Discussion Group
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12:00 Noon

Library South | Fifth Floor | Piano Room
CSU Dominguez Hills
 

The CSU Dominguez Hills campus community holds a monthly book club to discuss books and readings relevant to the 1965 Watts Rebellion, protests and activism, and race relations. Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to join us at this lunchtime brown bag meeting. Visit the Watts Rebellion Book Club website for the group’s reading list.

For more information, email Glenn DeVoogd, associate dean of the CSUDH College of Education.