Stacey Abrams to speak at March 4 conference for women

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LOS ANGELESStacey Abrams will discuss moving forward after her electoral loss during the inaugural California Conference for Women virtual event at 1 p.m. March 4.

The virtual event will include speakers such as the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Ursula Burns, Jane Goodall, Angie Thomas, Glennon Doyle and Adam Grant. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, will join Burns in conversation.

To purchase tickets, visit www.CAConferenceforWomen.org. For more information, contact Alexa Bluth at abluth@conferenceforwomen.org or call (916) 607-7942.

USC to conduct

women’s conference

LOS ANGELES — The 12th annual USC Women’s Conference will hold a two-day event on at 8:30 a.m. March 5 and 3 p.m. March 6.

The two-day conference theme will be “Thrive Together.” Speakers will focus on professional development, health and wellness and the pressing issues impacting women today. Speakers include USC President Carol L. Folt, Felicia Washington, Nicole Davis, U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragan, Lt. Gen. Stayce Harris and Paige Adams Geller.

To register for the event, visit https://fightonline.usc.edu/s/listing/a1U1Y00000CtsYT/usc-womens-conference-2021. For more information, contact alumni@usc.edu.

Services set for

Rev. Fred Price

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The public will have a chance to say farewell to Rev. Frederick K.C. Price beginning March 4 after the renowned L.A. pastor’s death last month at the age of 89.

A public closed-casket viewing is scheduled March 4 and 5 at Crenshaw Christian Center, 7901 S. Vermont Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with strict adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols enforced, church officials said. The viewing will include a video montage and memorial keepsake booklet.

On March 6, a private, family-only service will occur followed by a private burial. Although the services are not open to the public, a live-stream may be viewed at 11 a.m. on Ever Increasing Faith Ministries’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The March 6 service also will include an aerial truck ladder salute from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Price died on Feb. 12 from complications of COVID-19.

Builder’s Ball

planned March 4

LOS ANGELES Homes 4 Families will hold its annual Hearts for Heroes Builder’s Ball gala virtually on March 4.

The organization will present the Hammer of Hope Award to Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Edwards Air Force Base and the aerospace industry leaders for their support of Homes 4 Families. Proceeds from the event will support the building homes and providing services to low-income military families through the CalVET REN program.

For more information, visit www.homes4families.org/buildersball2021.

Author to give

live book reading

CULVER CITY — Village Well Hosts conversation with anti-racism author Doyin Richards as he reads his new picture book “Watch Me” on March 7 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Following the live book reading, Richards will host a question and answer session and share his work and inspiration for this book.

To register for this event, visit https://bit.ly/2NHPctt. To purchase a signed copy of “Watch Me,” visit https://shop.villagewell.com/.

Virtual film festival

planned March 3-10

LOS ANGELESNonprofit organization Media Done Responsibility will host its first virtual film festival on March 3-10 with an award ceremony March 11 on the virtual event platform Eventive.

The festival will include live panels with Emmy Award-winning producers like Jacoba Atlas and Kibi Anderson, and industry professionals like Shari Page, Jennifer Gottesfeld and Byron Hurt.

To purchase tickets and passes, visit https://mdrff21.eventive.org/welcome. For more information, contact Shaunelle Curry at (213) 361-0678 or info@mediadoneresponsibly.org.

Compiled by Taylor Goodson.å

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