Black History Month Banners Project Launch Reception

Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00pm to 6:45pm

California African American Museum, Expo Park 600 State Drive (cars enter on Figueroa St.)

Join members of the USC community for a preview of the new USC Black History Month Banners, public artworks to be installed on the USC University Park Campus. Refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP to

Meet lead artist Noni Olabisi, USC student mentors Nadia Kelifa and Levi Powell, and youth artists who worked on the project with inspiration drawn from members of the USC community.

Reception guests are cordially invited to attend an artist talk after the reception, at 7 p.m., with renowned contemporary artist Theaster Gates, hosted by CAAM and USC Visions and Voices, the Arts and Humanities initiative (please note: a separate reservation for the talk is required through Visions and Voices)Organized by Amelia Jones, Karen Koblitz, and the USC Roski School of Art and Design. The artist will participate in a conversation with Naima J. Keith, the deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum (CAAM). 

Special thanks to Rosalind Conerly and Theo Fowles of CBCSA (Celebrating 40 Years), Michele Turner of USC Black Alumni Association, and arts organization L.A. Commons as partners on this project.

Event Type

Reception, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


Free; Kindly RSVP to

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