photo of Lalo GuerreroTwo immigrant communities in Los Angeles — Ethiopian and Armenian — are the subjects of a new exhibit of photographs by Ara Oshagan at the Los Angeles Center for Experimental Art & Architecture. The exhibit is an outgrowth of Oshagan’s work on two separate California Story Fund projects. “The photos invite the reader to consider questions like, what is identity? What is community? And how the two are related,” Oshagan said. The exhibit runs from September 26 to October 17, 2008. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 26 from 7 to 10 pm.

publicity for the exhibitAs part of the Council’s How I See It: Youth Digital Filmmakers program, a group of San Francisco East Bay teens from Ally Action, which works to insure schools are safe for youth regardless of sexual orientation, created a film about the absence of LGBTQ history in California schools. Their 30-minute film, “Don’t Erase My History,” already screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival, will have its Bay Area premiere at a benefit event at the Metreon, San Francisco, on October 11, 2008. Funds raised will help complete and distribute the film. Find out more.

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