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Chumash Language & Culture

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Chumash painted cave detail

HAKU! (that means "hello") The Chumash are the indigenous people of nearby coastal California – did you know Malibu’s name is derived from the Chumash word humaliwo (“where the surf sounds loudly”)?  Read more

Noche de Ofrende

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Dia de los Muertes MECHA poster

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, with the Noche de Ofrenda.

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MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

Dia de los Muertes MECHA poster

Live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present. Read more

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The Kindness of the Hangman

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Kindness of the Hangman

Dr. Henry Oster, author of The Kindness of the Hangman (Higgins Bay Press, 2014), which tells a gripping tale of the 2,011 Jews who were rounded up by the Gestapo and deported from Cologne, Germany. Henry is the only one still alive to tell their story. Read more

Film Screening: “10,000 Black Men named George”

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

10,000 Black Men Named George Movie Poster

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

The story of union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. To register for this event please, Read more

Haiti International Film Festival: "La Belle Vie"

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Rachelle Salnave

Black History Month

Haitian Americans Telling their Stories

Q&A after the Film

The Haiti International Film Festival includes three feature documentaries about Haitian Americans telling their authentic stories of their struggle with their dual identity of being Haitian and American. This film: La Belle Vie is a story about a Haitian-American filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave’s journey to discover her Haitian roots... Read more