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Celebrate summer 2018 with AARP in Los Angeles

Posted on 07/05/18 by Anai Ibarra, AARP California

Español  As in previous years, this summer we have several and a variety of events specially prepared for you, your friends and your loved ones. You can meet in person your favorite L.A. Galaxy players, educate yourself about the power of protests by Chicanos in Los Angeles during the 60’s seeking social justice; as well as take your little ones to enjoy an intergenerational free show. Register for each event in order to receive a surprise gift. ¡We look forward to seeing you there!

JULY:

L.A. Galaxy’s Players Appearance at Niky’s Sports | Niky’s Sports, 4310 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 | Saturday, July 28th, 2018 | 3pm-5pm

Come join us at Niky’s Sports where you can play fun games, get awesome giveaways and learn about the work AARP does in the community. Visit www.lagalaxy.com/aarpmember or call LA Galaxy at 1-877- 3GALAXY for more information on how to get discounted LA Galaxy tickets during the 2018

Teacher Training | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, L.A. CA 90012 | Civic Justice: Activism of the East L.A. Walkouts |Saturday, July 28 |12-4pm                                           

The 1968 East LA Walkouts demonstrated the impact that youth voice and activism can have on uniting a community to agitate for change. This teacher training explores the historical context and pedagogical approaches that will help teachers include this event into their courses and includes conversations with educators, historians, and two hands-on sessions focused on integrating activist art into the history/ethnic studies classroom. Presented in partnership with UCLA History-Geography Project. For more information, email: education@lapca.org. Presented as part of ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest.

Summer Film Series: Walkout (2006) Unrated | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, L.A. CA 90012 | Saturday, July 28 | 6pm                   

The true story of a little-known but profoundly significant moment in Los Angeles when high school students, outraged at the shabby treatment afforded them in the L.A. school system, challenged authority with a mass student walkout at five barrio high schools. Duration, 2 hours. Presented as part of ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest. Live music, food, and beverages. Movie starts at dusk. Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift:  Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/MovieWalkoutLaPlazadeCulturaYArtes

Grand Performances: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band – Nom, Nom, Nom |California Plaza Address: 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 | Parking Address:  351 S. Olive St | Los Angeles, CA 90013| Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 3:00-4:30pm                                     

Family Show. The bilingual kindie music superstars return with a tasty and educational performance highlighting healthy eating. We’ll hear how Goldilocks and the Three Bears got their food portions just right, what to pack in Little Red Riding Hood’s healthy picnic basket, and more! Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift:  Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/LuckyDiazandtheFamilyJamBand

AUGUST:

Frida Kahlo Under the Stars with Gregorio Luke | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, L.A. CA 90012 | Saturday, August 11 | 8pm |$25
This fully illustrated lecture presents a kaleidoscopic portrait of Frida Kahlo, with more than 300 slides of her paintings and documentary photographs as well as rare film footage. Presenter: Gregorio Luke, expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift. https://aarp.cvent.com/FridaKahloUnderTheStarts

Walkouts in Pasadena | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes |501 N. Main Street, L.A. CA 90012 | Thursday, August 16 | 7pm |FREE
Although East LA had the most visible student protests, walkouts by Mexican American high school students occurred in other cities as well, including Pasadena, which led to the establishment of Chicano-based curriculum, cultural centers, and the reform of hiring policies. Speaker: Roberta H. Martinez, writer and historian. Presented as part of ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest. Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/WalkoutsinPasadena

Grand Performances: La Marisoul curates: The California Feetwarmers & Hermanos Herrera | California Plaza Address: 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 | Parking Address:  351 S. Olive St | Los Angeles, CA 90013| Friday, August 17, 2018 | 8:00 PM

Curated by La Marisoul Hernández, lead singer of La Santa Cecilia, this night shines a light on two of her favorite local bands – The California Feetwarmers, equal parts New Orleans jazz and ragtime, and Hermanos Herrera, playing modern versions of Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and música Norteña. Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/LaMarisoulCurates

The 1968 East L.A. Chicano Blowouts:  50-Year Report Card of the Student Demands | La Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 N. Main Street, L.A. CA 90012 | Thursday, August 23 | 7pm
The presentation engages the audience in a rigorous assessment of the progress and status of the Los Angeles Unified School District in addressing the original Chicano student demands for the improvement of educational opportunities for Mexican-American students. Guest speaker: David L. Moguel, Ph.D., Professor of Secondary Education, CSU Northridge. Presented as part of ¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest. Come to the AARP booth to receive a gift. Register here: https://aarp.cvent.com/EastLAChicanoBlowouts

L.A. Galaxy’s Players Appearance at Niky’s Sports | Saturday, August 25th | Niky’s Sports Downtown LA

Come join us at Niky’s Sports where you can play fun games, get awesome giveaways and learn about the work AARP does in the community. Visit www.lagalaxy.com/aarpmember or call LA Galaxy at 1-877- 3GALAXY for more information on how to get discounted LA Galaxy tickets during the 2018 regular season.

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