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Watts Happening Cultural Center designated as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument!

Photo courtesy of UCLA/Gail Kennard

On April 2021, the Los Angeles Historic Commission unanimously approved the Watts Happening Cultural Center (Mafundi Building) designation as a Historic Cultural Monument! This was a result of FAM's successful efforts in coalition-building and advocacy. 

FAM awarded the 2021 Special Citation for Grassroots Initiative Award by Docomomo US 

Docomomo US, a national modern architecture and design non-profit organization, awarded FAM the Special Citation for Grassroots Initiative Award for our advocacy to preserve the Mafundi Building.

Watts Coffee House recognized as a Legacy Business by the Los Angeles Conservancy


Image by Los Angeles Conservancy

The Los Angeles Conservancy has recognized the Watts Coffee House as a Legacy Business! Watts Coffee House owner and FAM Honorary Board Member Desiree Edwards is featured on the Conservancy's Legacy Business website page.

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