Past Crawford Family Forum Events

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Angel City Brewery & Public House

Unknown LA: Navigating ‘LAtitudes, An Angeleno’s Atlas’

Maneuvering L.A.’s complicated history and many layers can prove as difficult as navigating its traffic. In the new book “Latitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas,” a diverse group of contributors provide new insights into the complexities of the City of Angels—past and present—through lyrical essays and innovative maps. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Winifred Smith Hall

The future of speech and ‘microaggressions’ on college campuses (#AT30)

The University of California has come under fire this summer for a series of workshops for deans and department heads on so-called microaggressions -- "slights, snubs or insults...that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target people based solely on their marginalized group membership," according to a University memo. More

Glenn Hartong

The Crawford Family Forum

Can a school save a community? A screening of 'OYLER' with Kai Ryssdal

By one measure, more than half of children in public schools today come from low-income families. The new documentary OYLER explores one school’s radical approach to helping more of those kids succeed, by combining academic, health, and social services under one roof. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Keck Theater, Occidental College

The indentured class: The social costs of student debt (#AffordableCA)

If you are just out of school, you may be facing years of debt repayment for the cost of that education, and finding a good job may not be easy. Income levels for most middle-class workers have remained flat for the past 30 years while price tags for housing, transportation, and especially education, have climbed relentlessly. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Hahn Hall

The future of desalination in Santa Barbara and California (#AT30)

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history. In the midst of this drought, communities are trying to address their current water needs as well as develop long-term strategies. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

From the margins to the mainstream: Race, comedy and prime time TV

The fall season is about to launch. Last year, we saw the likes of "Fresh Off the Boat," "Black-ish," and "Jane the Virgin" poke fun at racial stereotypes, while appealing to audiences across color lines. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

Crawford Family Forum

She's pretty funny...for a woman: The changing face of ladies and laughter

The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  "Trainwreck" upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Grace and Frankie" showed funny women of all ages could makes us laugh out loud. More

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Priced out: Can high-density housing solve the affordability crisis? (#AffordableCA)

Can a city built on the single family home as a sign of success and achievement accept density? Only 30 percent of households earning the state’s median income — $61,000 a year — can now afford to buy a home. More

Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Discovery Cube - Orange County

Authenticity and gentrification: The future of identity in Santa Ana and beyond (#AT30)

Santa Ana has long  been a majority-Latino city, with a population that is over 78 percent Hispanic or Latino and about 48 percent of its resident born in another country. But ever since efforts began to revitalize the city’s downtown area almost 30 years ago, there’s been fervent discussion about its changing demographics and whether Santa Ana should embrace its Latino heritage by preserving it, or favor economic development that could stifle unique cultural expression. More

Grant Slater/KPCC

Watts Labor Community Action Committee

50 years of Watts: A special live broadcast with Take Two

One of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen started August 11, 1965, in the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts.  More