How Soultrain Shaped Social Norms in America

How Soultrain Shaped Social Norms in America How Soultrain Shaped Social Norms in America Newsmaker:  Nelson George Culture critic and author of “The Hippest Trip in American: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style”  will be speaking at the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles. The event is being in partnership with the California African American Museum in connection with their  “How Popular Blackness Changed American” Forum Series. Friday, May 23, 2014 7:30am  – 9:30am California African American Museum 600 State Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 Includes complimentary breakfast Admission is free Parking $12 THIS MONTH’S FORUM is the first of a series of forums entitled, “How Popular Blackness Changed America.” Join us next Friday, May 23rd, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., as this forum features a discussion on how one show, Soul Train, changed American culture and the world. Our Newsmaker will be: Noted Culture Critic and Author, Nelson George This forum will focus on how American culture has been shaped on popular social norms and how African American music and dance has become the dominant cultural practice of the past three decades. The forum will be held: California African American Museum 600 State Dr. (Exposition Park) Los Angeles, CA 90037 Lot/Garage Parking is $10. Parking is free and metered off-site. Breakfast is FREE and will be served (starting at 7:30 a.m.). Program starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. RSVP to: UrbanIssuesForum@aol.com or at (323)789-6224 Forum Sponsors: Urban Issues Forum California African American Museum ESO WON BookStore ADDITIONAL NOTICE: May 17th, 2014 is the 60th Anniversary of the 20th Century’s Landmark Case, Brown v. Board of Education. The State of Education in Los Angeles (and in the United States) for African American and inner city youth are reflective of the times the preceeded this landmark decision. Resegregation, funding disparities, low achievement, underprepared teachers and policy failures now paralyze today’s youth. The Los Angeles Unified School District has been negligent to the needs of black students for three decades now. The LAUSD School Board has ignored demands of the black community and its representative, the late Marguerite Lamotte. The vacany to fill her seat may be the biggest decision the Los Angeles community will make for years to come. Join me as I bring context and reflection to this election on a most important debate on the 60th Anniversary of Brown.

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