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BLU understands the importance of art and makes a point to expose students to different forms of art and opportunities. Since it's inception BLU has taken students to local museums, musical events, and film festivals


MLK Tribute Symphony - San Bernardino 2019

The Broad Museum - 2019

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Since its inception in 2014, Long Beach Indie has screened more than 1100 films from 50+ countries, drawn over 12,000 attendees, received coverage from more than 300 international media outlets, and drawn Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, Emmy, Directors Guild of America, ALMA, and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees as presenters. 

Pan African Film Festival

It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

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