Saturday, November 5
Nate Holden Performing Art Center

 
12 noon - WELCOME

 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. - LIBRARY AS A CULTURAL LEGACY - Theater
The purpose of the 50th anniversary celebrations is to bring attention to the creative, artistic, cultural and historical contributions

C. Bernard Jackson and the Inner City Cultural Center have made to the City of Los Angeles and honoring this legacy by designing  and building a library to honor and acknowledge this fact. Why is collecting, archiving and preserving, art, cultural and historical data, information and other artifacts important to a people, a culture and a community of artists? In the current age of innovation and technology, what will such a library look like? What will be the content? How will such a library preserve, study, present and educate people regarding the people's cultural history of their city  it look like? What will it cost? How can strategic  partnerships be developed? How do we get started? Join the conversation and discover and create the answers to the questions.
MODERATOR: Andrew Thornhill
PANELISTS:  L. Martina Young, Ph.D.( The Lighthouse/Studi0 502); Michael  Rendler, AIA (e7Architectua Studio);

Dr. Larry Kubota, et al  (TBA)

2:15 p.m. - 4:00  THEATER - Theater
Discussed will be issues affecting the Los Angeles Theater Community, i.e., funding, audience development, as well as the   

EQUITY 99 Seat Theater Plan. What will be the impact on actors, producers, theater operators and playwrights? To generate an 

in depth audience and panel discussion, other craft guilds,  corporate and industry professionals are also invited to participate.

MODERATOR: (TBD)
PANELISTS: Luis Valenzuela (LA Theatre Center); Dan Berkowitz (Alliance of LA Playwrights); Nancy Renee (Town Street Theatre);

Snehai Desai (East West Players); Tomas Benitez; Wren Brown (Founder, Ebony Repertory Theatre)

4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  THE HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT - Theater

Industry professions discuss the Hollywood Diversity Report and provide the foundation and insight to statistics regarding

Hollywood's Report Card and issues of diversity in the media. After this discussion, what grade will you give Hollywood?
MODERATOR:  Josefa Salinas
PANEL: Ron Hasson, (President Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch NAACP); Chris Tashima, Cedar Grove Productions, Academy

Award for Live Action Short Film); Barbara Roberts (SAG-AFTRA); - (et al TBA)
 
6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.  "IT'S A WRAP"  POST PANEL CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
RECEPTION - Cabaret
Photo Opportunities at the Step And Repeat Booth

For additional information: innercityculturalcenter@gmail.com / PH: 213.234.1717



12:00 noon - WELCOME

George Takei's  bio

INNER CITY ESSENCE (ICE) Award

Friday, November 4 - GALA
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

CBJ/ICCC ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. - LIBRARY AS A CULTURAL LEGACY - Theater
The purpose of the 50th anniversary celebrations is to bring attention to the creative, artistic, cultural and historical contributions C. Bernard Jackson and the Inner City Cultural Center have made to the City of Los Angeles and honoring this legacy by designing  and building a library to honor and acknowledge this fact. Why is collecting, archiving and preserving, art, cultural and historical data, information and other artifacts important to a people, a culture and a community of artists? In the current age of innovation and technology, what will such a library look like? What will be the content? How will such a library preserve, study, present and educate people regarding the people's cultural history of their city  it look like? What will it cost? How can strategic  partnerships be developed? How do we get started? Join the conversation and discover and create the answers to the questions.
MODERATOR: Andrew Thornhill
PANELISTS:  L. Martina Young, Ph.D.( The Lighthouse/Studi0 502); Michael  Rendler, AIA (e7Architectural Studio); Dr. Larry Kubota, et al  (TBA)

2:15 p.m. - 4:00  THEATER - Theater
Discussed will be issues affecting the Los Angeles Theater Community, i.e., funding, audience development, as well as the EQUITY 99 Seat Theater Plan. What will be the impact on actors, producers, theater operators and playwrights? To generate an in depth audience and panel discussion, other craft guilds,  corporate and industry professionals are also invited to participate.
MODERATOR: Carmen Hayward-Stetson
PANELISTS: Luis Valenzuela (LA Theatre Center); Dan Berkowitz (Alliance of LA Playwrights); Nancy Renee (Town Street Theatre); Snehai Desai (East West Players); Tomas Benitez; Wren Brown (Founder, Ebony Repertory Theatre)

4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  THE HOLLYWOOD DIVERSITY REPORT - Theater
Industry professionals discuss the Hollywood Diversity Report and provide the foundation and insight to statistics regarding Hollywood's Report Card and issues of diversity in the media. After this discussion, what grade will you give Hollywood?
MODERATOR:  Josefa Salinas
PANEL: Ron Hasson, (President Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch NAACP); Chris Tashima, Cedar Grove Productions, Academy Award for Live Action Short Film); Barbara Roberts (SAG-AFTRA); - (et al TBA)
 
6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.  "IT'S A WRAP"  POST PANEL CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
RECEPTION - Cabaret
Photo Opportunities at the Step And Repeat Booth

For additional information: innercityculturalcenter@gmail.com / PH: 213.234.1717

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The C. Bernard Jackson Memorial Archival Library (CBJMAL) presents the AWARDS PRESENTATION PROGRAM :   

ELAINE GAYLE KASHIKI / JOSIE DOTSON AWARD (KASHIKI / DOTSON AWARD) will be presented to  ROBERT KENNARD (deceased). Gail Kennard will accept the award on behalf of her late father
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Saturday, November 5 
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Performances by CANDI SOSA and DR. L. MARTINA YOUNG

The Inner City Ditty Crew presents a “truth in comedy hour,” a comedy talk show with an Inner City twist featuring a new generation of Inner City talent: Greg Iwinski, Raja Michale, Steve Chang, Marquez Acuna and Lindsay Castillo. What is a Ditty?


10:00 p.m.  - 12:00 p.m. 
POST AWARDS RECEPTION - Cabaret

Robert Kennard's bio (1920-1995)

​KASHKI-DOTSON Award