LOS ANGELES, CA- The California African American Museum (CAAM) presents Target Sundays at CAAM-Caribbean Style. The annual Caribfest at CAAM takes place Sunday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will bring together Caribbean communities, their cultural contributions as well as influential celebrations. Co-hosted by Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter and actress Shauna Chin, Target Sunday’s at CAAM will feature live performances in dance, song and spoken word. Performers include the dance group Iseiri Isanigu Cultural Group, Jamaican poet Lyndall Andrew Rhoden, Reggae artist Errol Bonnick and many more. CAAM’s galleries will also be open to the public starting at 11 a.m. where visitors will be able to explore the works of Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive, and Robert Chile’s photo exhibition of ‘AFRODESCENDIENTES’. For more information visit www.caammuseum.org or call 213-744-2024, or follow CAAM on twitter at Twitter.com/CAAMinLA.
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POMONA, CA – State Senator Norma Torres (D-Pomona) has announced she will hold a community swearing-in ceremony in Pomona on Sunday, September 1st from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Local elected officials, community leaders and constituents are invited to attend and meet with the Senator and her staff. The event is an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns about issues facing the district. An RSVP is required to attend and can be made by calling the district office at (909) 621-2783 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ceremony will take place at the Mountain Meadows Golf Course, 1875 Fairplex Drive, Pomona, CA 91768.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, in partnership with Leland F. Norton Elementary School and the San Bernardino City Unified School District, Horace Mann Insurance and Kiwanis of Inland Center, will launch its inaugural STEM Reading Buddies program on Friday, September 6 at 8:45 a.m. The Reading Buddies volunteer program calls on business, civic, community and education leaders to provide literacy support by committing to reading to students once a month throughout the school year. The public-private partnership supported by local business, civic and service groups, community and faith-based organizations has been created and expanded countywide to include East Valley, West End and High Desert school districts. The Norton Elementary program will kick off with an assembly, refreshments and reading at 8:45 a.m. Future Reading Buddies dates for the school are: October 11, November 15, January 24, February 21, April 4 and May 19, which culminates with a finale celebration. Leland F. Norton Elementary School is located at 741 N. Mountain View in San Bernardino. Business or community members who would like to join the voluntary reading program should contact Suzanne Wagers at (909) 388-6534 or Linda Miranda with the County Schools office at (909) 476-6165.