CAAM Cinema: To Right a Wrong: Ballard Mountain
600 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037
Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends Jul 11, 2024
This thirteen-minute film documents a community campaign to change the name of a local peak in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Previously known as a racial slur, the mountain was renamed in 2010 to honor the first Black family to homestead in the Santa Monica Mountains. This community’s actions reverberated across the region, reaching the modern-day descendants of John Ballard, for whom the mountain was eventually named. Join members of the Ballard family in conversation with CAAM History Curator, Susan Anderson, as they discuss their family legacy, which is explored in the exhibition We Are Not Strangers Here. RSVP:
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