African American Cultural Center Community Visioning Process
On February 20, 2018, Councilman Austin introduced, and City Council approved, an item requesting the City Manager to work with community stakeholders to identify potential City-owned sites in Long Beach for an African American Cultural Center. After sites were identified, City staff recommended that further engagement of stakeholders and subject matter experts be conducted, contingent on the identification of a funding source. On September 4, 2018, while adopting the 2019 Budget, the City Council allocated funds to support planning and outreach efforts for the African American Cultural Center.
From February to May, community members are invited to participate in the visioning process through community roundtable meetings, focus groups, and an internet survey. This outreach will be led by Tasha W. Hunter of the Wiggins Hunter Consulting and Alan Burks of Environ Architecture, Inc. Concurrently, Lord Cultural Resources, a premier national organization experienced in creating cultural centers and museums, will work with a Community Advisory Committee to explore best practices. Community members are also welcome at the monthly Community Advisory Committee meetings.
Give your input by filling out the online survey.
Community Advisory Committee Meetings
Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Community Visioning Kickoff
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 5:30pm
Meeting #1 - Planning Overview and Case Studies / Community Outreach Strategy
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 5:30pm
Meeting #2 - Cultural Asset Inventory
Community Engagement Update
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:30pm
Community Roundtable Meetings
Roundtable #1 - Data and Information Gathering Session
Long Beach Community Action Partnership, 117 W. Victoria St., Long Beach, CA 90805
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:30-7:30pm
Christ Second Baptist Church, 1471 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813
For more information or questions contact email@example.com or (562) 570-7915.