L.A. protests, past and present

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

5 p.m. 7 p.m. PT


The first big uprising against police violence in L.A. came in 1965 in Watts. Today’s BLM protests are broader and more promising, but the challenges are no less daunting. Stories and perspectives from the authors of Set the Night on Fire (Mike Davis and Jon Wiener); N•gga Theory (Jody Armour); and Bearing Witness While Black (Allissa Richardson), moderated by USC Annenberg professor and polymath Josh Kun.

Join USC Annenberg for this conversation on L.A. protests spanning the Watts Rebellion to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.

This event is part of a series presented by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society program in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, East and West.