The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Cal State LA, PBS Socal, CSU Dominguez Hills, and UCLA present “BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE” on Monday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m with a panel discussion to follow the film at 8:30 p.m. The film screening will be held at the Luckman Theater, a world-class visual and performing arts theater, located on the Cal State L.A. campus.
“BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE,” tells the little known story of Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major American city without a black majority. His extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged election of minority candidates nationwide, including our nation’s first black president. The film brings into sharp focus issues of police brutality in minority communities and the challenges of police reform. BRIDGING THE DIVIDE is the story of the pressures which face our cities, the paradox of race, and the complexities of coalitions in a changing America.”