Empowerment of Art at the Empowerment Congress

Wed, 12/21/2011 (All day)

Empowerment Congress LogoOn Saturday, January 14th, the Arts & Culture Committee for the 20th Anniversary Empowerment Congress Summit invite stakeholders to attend "The Empowerment of Art."  The Arts and Culture Committee is a collective of arts organizations that have organized the informative day of workshops, screenings and performances designed to engage, entertain and educate.  Serving the communities in Los Angeles covering the Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District, the Empowerment Congress is here to empower and engage all members of our diverse communities to ensure our collective voice is heard.  Get details & RSVP at http://empowermentcongress.org.

The Arts and Culture Committee of the Empowerment Congress is dedicated to improving the quality of life for LA’s residents by celebrating the richness and diversity of the Arts in the 2nd District. We share cultural resources, ideas and information by bringing together Arts and Cultural Organizations, Artists, Educators and Stakeholders. We recognize that supporting and developing meaningful Arts programs, and engaging residents in cultural resources, will provide Arts Education and Economic Development opportunities, strengthening and sustaining our communities.

Meet Your Neighborhood Arts Organizations:

• Lula Washington Dance Theater

• Watts Village Theater Company

• Streetlamp Studio

• Wende Museum

• Arts for LA

• 24th Street Theatre

• Make Music Los Angeles

• Los Angeles Poverty Department

• Southern California Library


• LA Commons

• Ebony Repertory Theatre

• The World Stage

• Towne Street Theatre

• Lennox Arts & Culture Committee


Please come and join panel moderator Guillermo-Aviles-Rodrigues as he interviews and celebrates the success of special guest artist ALLISON IRAHETA. Ms. Iraheta, born in Los Angeles, rose to prominence on American Idol Season 9. Placing 4th in the competition she easily won a recording contract, has traveled and has lots to share about her passion, life and the arts.

The World Stage will perform a jazz set with local youth.

A discussion reflective of how the arts are empowering our communities follows with moderator Guillermo Aviles-Rodriguez and panelists Abe Flores, Lula Washington, Karen Mack, Jay McAdams and Angela Johnson Peters.

Workshops, screenings, performances, panel discussion and exhibits round out the program.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 2:15 PM (PT) at University of Southern California, southwest of downtown Los Angeles.

To RSVP go to http://empowermentcongress.org.

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