Past Events and Guest Speakers


Tuesday Sept 1st, 2020 | 6pm-715pm PST
Tongva women have overcome numerous challenges similar to those we face today. They have overcome insurmountable odds and created ways to thrive in the face of dangers ranging from tumultuous social conditions and systemic racism to global pandemics like COVID-19. Join Tongva Elder Julia Bogany, and facilitator Violet Luxton as they trace the lives of women like Juana Maria, who overcame eighteen years living in isolation on San Nicolas Island, or Toypurina, medicine woman and revolutionary organizer who united six nations in a revolt against the San Gabriel Mission. Join us as we celebrate Indigenous resilience and courage while learning how to face our fears and stay empowered during difficult times.


Thursday August 27th, 2020 | 6pm-715pm PST
Join artists Jessi Jumanji and Violet Luxton on a journey through forgotten futures and the process of remembering one’s self through the healing modalities of ancestral communication, Afro-Indigenous art and culture. 


Wednesday July 1st, 2020 | 1pm-230pm PST
A Pitzer College Juice Summer Series Event, Hosted by the CEC Hear from CEC’s community partners and how the current events (COVID-19, police brutality and elections) are affecting their work, what strategies they are using to adapt to new needs and what programmatic resources the organizations need to reach their goals.