Past Crawford Family Forum Events

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The Crawford Family Forum

Lost in translation: The search for quality diverse books for kids

“¡Léales a sus niños!” “Read to your kids!” That's the mantra parents hear more and more often. With educators and researchers urging us to read with our children, and then read some more, there is increasing demand in the United States for children's books in languages other than English. More

Cross Campus

Why can’t LA keep its tech and engineering grads?

Silicon Valley is the nation’s undisputed tech innovation leader. And other cities from New York to Seattle are nipping at its heels. Los Angeles has been working to cultivate its own homegrown tech hub in the form of Silicon Beach, an area that encompasses Culver City to Santa Monica that has seen an explosion of  new startups and venture capital activities. More

The Crawford Family Forum

Community Cinema: 'Limited Partnership'

Long before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple challenged the U.S. government for the right to marry — in the mid 1970s. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

LACMA at 50: A conversation with Michael Govan and The Frame's John Horn

Since its opening in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has become the largest art museum in the western United States. Its mission as an encyclopedic museum is supported by a collection of more than 120,000 artworks and objects that span the history of art. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

The End of Life Option Act: A 'right to die' for Californians?

When Brittany Maynard, a young woman suffering from an incurable brain tumor, made public her decision to move to Oregon and end her life, the controversy around physician-assisted suicide grabbed headlines. More

Clockshop L.A.

What do we want the LA River to be? (#3rdLA)

A walking tour along the Bowtie Project in the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River followed by a discussion of the river’s emerging role as public and park space for Los Angeles. More

MAK Center at the Schindler House

The future of the single-family house: New housing models for Los Angeles (#3rdLA)

At once vulnerable and inviolate, a disappearing architectural species and the most protected building type in the city, the single-family house continues to play an outsize role in debates over architecture, planning and growth in Los Angeles. More

The Crawford Family Forum

AirTalk with Larry Mantle - Special 30th anniversary live broadcast (#AT30)

A gallon of gas cost about $1.10, a postage stamp cost 22 cents and Ronald Reagan was President. The compact disc gained popularity and production of New Coke began (and ended). Microsoft released Windows 1. More

Thorne Hall, Occidental College

A debate over the new LACMA (#3rdLA)

Architect Peter Zumthor’s plan to radically redesign the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has divided critics and architects in L.A. like no other proposal in recent memory. Host Christopher Hawthorne, LACMA director Michael Govan, Carolina Miranda of the Los Angeles Times, and some of the plan’s most committed opponents will gather for a vigorous examination of the plan. More

KPCCRadio (via YouTube)

The Crawford Family Forum

3D Printers in the Classroom – design, creativity and tech skills for today’s students

Are 3D printers really the classroom tool of the future? Do students need to be exposed to 3D printing technology to be competitive for jobs? More