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BFA Spring Dance Performance

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance presents the annual BFA Spring Dance Performance featuring new and classical dance works by renowned choreographers including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Victor Quijada, Chris Scott and Jessica Lee Keller, Raphael Xavier, Victor Quijada and Jodie Gates.

Wed. & Thur. | 7:30 p.m.

Fri. | 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Free

Forward LA: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest

ADMISSION:
Registration is free for students, faculty, and community members by request. For complimentary registration, please contact Stacia Fewox at fewox@usc.edu. To register with general admission, click here.

DESCRIPTION:
Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest
is a conference that will take stock at the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest, a seminal moment which sparked a national discussion about the conflicts in our cities. Since then, Los Angeles has been rebuilding itself in important ways that are timely to add to the nation’s current discussion about racial injustice, freedom, and opportunity in the city.

Conference sessions will bring together academics, activists, community members, and artists to share rich data-driven stories of neighborhood change, of catalytic alliances between social movement organizations, and the role that arts and culture have played in transforming LA’s built environment and inter-cultural understanding. The discussions will also grapple with the new permutations of persistent urban challenges such as development without displacement, police-community trust, and building relationships between generations of movements, organizations, and communities.

The first day of the conference will explore the ways in which demographics, data, social innovation, and local economic opportunity are shaping unique challenges and opportunities within Los Angeles communities. The second day will focus on the ways that innovative Angelenos’ arts and culture practices have helped to rebuild redemptive spaces in LA through food, arts, cinema, media, music, and performance. Simultaneous interpretation into Spanish provided by Antena Los Ángeles.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
For the full conference schedule with panel descriptions and speaker info, visit the official conference page.

Thursday, April 27
9:45 a.m.: Demographic Change – 1992 to 2017
Demographic change has been a narrative in the City of Los Angeles since its inception as a settlement in colonial New Spain in 1781. This panel will discuss some of the demographic changes in the decades leading up to 1992, transitions since then, and how we might expect Los Angeles’ neighborhoods to evolve in the next 25 years.

11 a.m.: Opportunity Neighborhoods (Data Stories)
While recent research has documented the benefits of living in low poverty neighborhoods, there remains much debate about what are the mechanisms that help families thrive. How do we measure opportunity neighborhoods and how can policies be developed to ensure that no neighborhood is devoid of the necessary characteristics for all families to thrive?

12 p.m.: Lunch Keynote: Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Los Angeles City Councilmember (District 8), with an Introduction by Manuel Pastor

1 p.m.: Health Disparities
Health disparities across income strata, race, and ethnicity have been well-recognized in literature, but data are often not available in a disaggregated fashion to develop interventions in neighborhoods. This panel will explore what neighborhood data will allow community stakeholders to do, and discuss the challenges in reducing disparities.

2 p.m.: Data as a Driver of Social Innovation
While data continues to become available at an increasing rate, there remain challenges to leveraging these data to facilitate regional wide assessments of social innovation. This session will discuss what is necessary for data to become an intervention that facilitates neighborhood change, and how community actors can use these data to achieve collective objectives.

3:15 p.m.: Which Way, South LA: Making the Future in South Los Angeles
Presented by The Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change
This panel will be a moderated discussion among dynamic South LA leaders who are working towards a socially just and economically prosperous future.

5 p.m.: Reception
An Evening of Reflection: 25 Years After the L.A. Riots

Experience the digital archive of images surrounding the 1992 Los Angeles Riots while networking with fellow Trojans and friends. The reception will be followed by a series of conversations with university and community leaders that will discuss lessons learned and how we should continue to move Los Angeles forward.

Friday, April 28
9 a.m.: ART SPACES in the City: Desegregating Art Geographies
This session brings together artists and organizations who have been working to break down LA’s segregated art geography by where they situate themselves in the city, their connections to insider and outsider arts, and practices to engage local communities and the larger public.

10:30 a.m.: FOOD JUSTICE: Campus + Community Relations around Food and Space
In 1992, food disparities were already on the South Los Angeles reform agenda, but in the 25 years since, food equity has become a central element of a broader movement. How have community-based organizations created change through new community gardens and healthier food supply? And what has been the role of food in the evolution of USC and its community relationships?

12 p.m.: Lunch Keynote: LOCOLS
Calling itself a “fast food revolution”, Locol restaurant in Watts offers a business model for producing healthy, affordable, chef-created food that employs and serves the local community.

1 p.m.: CINEMA: Independent Voices and Transmedia Strategies
Film and media content creators of color will share the creative strategies they have employed to have their vision and voices heard. Their projects offer counter-narratives to racialized mainstream news and entertainment and search for ways to connect to social action.

2:30 p.m.: HIP HOP: “Alright,” Civic Engagement, and Stories of Resistance
Starting with a viewing of Kendrick Lamar’s Alright video, the panel deliberates the racialized body in the city and the power of visuals and music in processes of civic engagement and building stories of resistance.

4 p.m.: PERFORMANCE: Mic Sessions, Youth, and Emotional Literacy
The conference concludes with the voices of the next generation who are part of a writing workshop started by Steinberg and Tupac Shakur that develops the talents of youth to find their voice through spoken word, poetry, musical, hip-hop, pop and dance, jazz, rock n’ roll singing, and dramatic performances.

Organized by the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, SLAB: the Spatial Analysis Lab of USC Price, RAP USC: Race, Arts, and Placemaking Faculty Collaborative, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and USC Dornsife Alumni Relations. Co-sponsored by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, USC Provost Office Research Collaboration Fund, USC Price School of Public Policy, and USC Digital Humanities Program.

Registration is free for students, faculty, and community members by request. Registration is $100 for the general public.
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FORWARD LA: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest

Our conference, Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest, takes stock at the 25th anniversary of the 1992 LA Civil Unrest, a seminal moment which sparked a national discussion about the conflicts in our cities. Since then, Los Angeles has been rebuilding itself in important ways that are timely to add to the nation’s current discussion about racial injustice, freedom, and opportunity in the city.

We bring together academics, activists, community members, and artists to share rich data-driven stories of neighborhood change, of catalytic alliances between social movement organizations, and the role that arts and culture have played in transforming LA’s built environment and inter-cultural understanding. We also grapple with the new permutations of persistent urban challenges such as development without displacement, police-community trust, and building relationships between generations of movements, organizations, and communities.

Co-Organizers include:

The first day of the conference will explore the ways in which demographics, data, social innovation, and local economic opportunity are shaping unique challenges and opportunities within Los Angeles communities. The second day will focus on the ways that innovative Angelenos' arts and culture practices have helped to rebuild redemptive spaces in LA through food, arts, cinema, media, music, and performance.

The $100 registration fee includes two days of dynamic speakers, ample time for networking as well as continental breakfast, served lunch, and parking. Generous sponsors have provided complementary registration ($12 daily parking fee not included) for students and a limited number for community members. Please contact Stacia Fewox for complementary registration: fewox@usc.edu.

We are grateful for the generous support of our social innovation champions in underwriting the conference and making a limited number of full scholarships available. Contact Stacia Fewox (fewox@usc.edu) for more information.

For schedule and speakers, view our conference website.

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17th Annual Blueprint for Workplace Success Job Fair

Youth and Young Adults Job Fair

 

 

EMPLOYERS

Benefits to your company:

  • On-site interviews with more than 600 qualifed young adults ages 16-24
  • Access to pre-screened qualifed young adults
  • Network with over 60 companies and community agencies
  • No cost

 

 

JOB SEEKERS

Bring plenty of resumes

Encouraged to Attend:

  • Young Adults Ages 16-24
  • Blueprint for Workplace
  • Success Certified
  • Interested High School Youth
  • Should Contact Their Counselor
  • or a Career Advisor

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EXPO 2017 Final Reviews and Exhibition of Student Work

This vital two-day event showcases student work spanning all undergraduate and graduate disciplines across a range of topics critical for the advancement of design and the built environment. With over 700 projects ranging from full-scale installations to theoretical propositions from 60 studios, and featuring over 300 critics hailing from around the world, EXPO is the touchstone event for the USC School of Architecture and one of Los Angeles’ most important cultural forums for new discussions on architecture, design, and the city. Like no other event, EXPO forms the crossroads between local and global design and architecture communities, bringing together academics, professionals, and the public, to engage, examine, and challenge new modes of thinking about and producing architecture. 

Over two days or reviews and discussions, EXPO student work will be exhibited both inside and outside using the surfaces of the school as a background for a variety of disciplines and course types examining the most relevant and pressing issues facing architecture, digital technology, sustainability, urban design, landscape architecture, building science, and heritage conservation. 

Bridging the worlds of design, theory, and technology, EXPO is a vital cultural forum for advanced thinking and debates on new modes of architecture and the built environment.

Free and Open to the Public.

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Narrative Studies Capstone Presentations

You are invited to come support seniors in the Narrative Studies program this week at the 2017 Narrative Studies Capstone Presentations. The presentations are 15-20 minutes each (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) and are scheduled between 11:30a.m. and 5p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4/25-4/27) in Taper Hall of Humanities 420.

Please see the schedule here and stop by for whichever presentations you would like to see.

NARS students who plan to complete their capstone projects in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend some of these presentations.

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Pause 4 Paws

USC Therapy Dogs

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Pause 4 Paws - OWHP Happy Hour

OWHP Happy Hour

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Dean’s Forum: Jonathan Taplin - Move Fast and Break Things

On Thursday, April 27, Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab, will speak about his new book, MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy (Little, Brown and Company, April 18, 2017).

MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs (Peter Thiel and Larry Page among them) hijacked the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating behemoth monopoly firms that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. Building their businesses to scale by tolerating piracy while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating the individual privacy of their users, the founders of Facebook, Google, and Amazon have together built a way of doing business predicated on surveillance marketing, one in which more creative content is being consumed that ever before but less revenue is flowing to those who make and own the content.

Studded with unforgettable stories from Taplin’s half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. We urge you to read this unflinching, necessary polemic about the future of culture, media, and democracy.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP required. To RSVP, please click here.

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University of Sussex Information Session

Sussex is ranked among the UK’s top 25 universities and has established an international reputation for the quality of its research and its innovative teaching style. The campus is small enough to be friendly, yet sufficiently large to offer a lively social scene. The university welcomes about 500 study abroad students each year to study alongside British students.

Come and meet the UK Resident Director, John Sharkey.

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