HSLB and LBCC Host Long Beach Community Studies Conference

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The Historical Society of Long Beach and LBCC’s Long Beach Community Studies Project host their third Long Beach Community Studies Conference on April 26, 2014. The Conference presents an enticing schedule that covers a broad range of topics related to the history of the city and its neighborhoods.

There are 13 sessions offered over the course of the day. (Schedule attached). We are pleased that our speakers and moderators represent colleges and universities from throughout the state including LBCC, Santa Ana College, CSULB, USC, and Claremont Graduate School. The conference concludes with a wine and cheese reception.

Long Beach is the sixth largest city in California and the 34th most populous in the U. S. Yet published scholarship on the city’s development and importance is severely lacking. The Conference is a forum where those involved in Long Beach activities come together with those writing about the city and its environs to offer their perspectives on its evolution and history. Our goal in presenting this bi-annual conference is to provide a forum for community members and academicians alike to encourage learning and analysis about the Long Beach area.

The Conference takes place at LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus T Building at 4901 Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90808. Check in and registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Pre-event registration can be done online at http://hslb.org/product/2014-long-beach-community-studies-conference/ through April 19th.

General Admission is $60 and includes lunch and the post-conference reception. Parking is free. This is event is ADA compliant and reasonable accommodations can be provided in advance of the conference by calling LBCC’s Disabled Student Services Department at 562.938.4039.

The Conference was made possible by the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach City College Foundation, the College of Business and Social Science, Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Inc., and Murphy, Murphy, & Murphy.

Presentation topics include: Journey to Long Beach LGBT Pride, Signal Hill, Rum, Race, & Rebellion, Refugees in the Neighborhood, Strategies for Building a Village, The Harbor Area, Cambodian Aesthetic in Long Beach, Colorado Lagoon, California Heights, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, & Seal Beach, East 7th Street, The Jungle, and Neighborhoods Transformed. A full list of the schedule follows this release.

The Historical Society of Long Beach collects, preserves and presents local history. Using historical documents, photographs, artifacts, and oral and written stories we create exhibits and public programs that connect people to the past and to the place they live. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law (taxpayer identification number 95-6111591).

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