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Watts Happening at the Mafundi?

Advocating for the following programming/activities at the Watts Happening Cultural Center:

Exhibition Space/Gallery

  • Curated exhibits

  • Digital archives

  • Watts History presentations

Watts Coffee House Legacy Business

  • Work-share space 

  • Take-out

  • Dine-in

  • Culinary classes

  • Apprentice component

Multi-purpose (Office & Community Spaces) 

  • Meeting/conference room(s) 

  • Off-site/virtual learning facilities/room

  • Pop-ups for local business start-ups (via leases)

  • Guest companies in need of space (via sign-ups)

  • Conferences and lectures (via rental)

Interactive Programming (revival of Mafundi Institute) 

  • Writing workshops - New Watts Writers’ Workshops

  • Music education - Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory

  • Theater arts - Watts Village Theater Company

  • Theater construction and video education - Empowering Many to Make Earnings (EMME) 

  • Health seminars 

  • Preservation Trades component 

  • Recording studio equipped with social media resources

  • Research lab for policy & social justice (membership) 

  • Book talks specific to BIOPIC

  • Watts Tours - LA By Pam Sightseeing Tours (nominal fee) 

  • School tours 

  • Self-improvement workshops - Think Watts Foundation financial literacy curriculum

  • Revival of historic Watts celebrations

  • New Watts celebrations

  • Gift shop to celebrate local artists

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