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CAAM Celebrates Women’s History Month With Events Galore
By Sentinel Staff Report
Published March 9, 2016

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The California African American Museum (CAAM) kicked off Women’s History Month with a hosts of great events celebrating the accomplishments and contributions made by African American women.

Two of these exclusive events will recognize two phenomenal women for their accomplished careers including NBC4 Los Angeles’ General Assignment Reporter Beverly White and Hollywood Costume Designer Ruth Carter.

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On Saturday, March 5, a panel of accomplished women in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) discussed their value and progress in these male-dominated fields, as well as provided helpful insight on how to succeed in S.T.E.M. related professions.

On Sunday, March 6, guess were able to meet with White and hear about the triumphs and challenges she has faced as a woman in journalism. She is an award-winning former news anchor and current general assignment reporter for NBC4 Los Angeles and has been active on the front lines for three decades.

Additionally, CAAM will celebrate other African American women and their achievements through fun trivia games, documentary screening and a panel discussion featuring women who have excelled in STEM related fields. All events are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., come ready to play and learn about the important contributions made by some of America’s outstanding African American women in the spheres of politics, civil rights, education, literature and journalism. Biographies are available for study, and can be found at: bit.ly/1LgHkqn.

Also on Sunday, March 13, from 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary “A Ballerina’s Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland”. This documentary explores the rise of African American ballerina Misty Copeland, who is the first Black woman to hold the prestigious position as principal dancer for New York’s American Ballet Theatre. The documentary also examines the issues of race and body image in the classical ballet world.

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m., costume designer and Hollywood icon Ruth Carter will be at CAAM. As one of the most sought after costume designers today, Carter will share details on her esteemed career as a costume designer. She has designed costumes for a diverse roster of critically acclaimed Black cinema such as “School Daze”, “Malcolm X”, “The Five Heartbeats”, “Amistad”, “Selma” and many others. Hear from Carter on her prolific journey through Hollywood.

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For more information, please visit http://www.caamuseum.org/ or call (213) 744-7432.

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