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Celebrate L.A.’s oldest branch library and one of the rare historic Carnegie libraries founded in 1913 that remains a cornerstone of South Los Angeles’ Vermont Square district. This spirited neighborhood event will feature readings from community leaders and performances by the highly acclaimed Fernando Pullum Youth Orchestra. Led by the beloved music teacher who turned Washington Prep High School into the first music magnet in South Los Angeles, this student orchestra has toured around the world, and now they share their music with local audiences for a special homecoming performance. An additional performance by Sean Harrison & People Musiq to follow.

Paul Carter

Paul Carter was born and raised in South LA and earned his B.A. in Psychology at Pomona College. At Pomona, Paul learned that Ethnic Studies courses were made possible because students that came before him protested and demanded that their history be taught in school. This taught Paul that education and organizing go hand-in-hand and now he works with youth to empower students to develop as both leaders and scholars.


Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center

The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality performing arts instruction to at-risk youth and help them build self-esteem, develop civic responsibility, and achieve academic success. Their teachers provide a program filled with structure and well-planned curriculum to serve all students with a desire to learn and grow their talent.


Sean Harrison & People Musiq

Sean Harrison is a multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer/songwriter and educator residing in La Verne, California. He leads a band called People Musiq, a consortium of open-minded musicians with backgrounds in wide variety of music genres ranging from Latin music, jazz, hip-hop and classical.


Location
This program will take place at the Vermont Square Park, at 1248 W. 47th St., Los Angeles, CA 90037. A map of the exact location can be found here.

Parking
There is free street parking available around Vermont Square Park.


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