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Save the Date

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

April 8, 2022

Wednesday, April 13 at 3.00 pm Member Spotlight: In Person, featuring Rosalind Goddard Rosalind Goddard will present What’s On a Stamp: African American Imagery on US Postal Stamps, and show her personal collection. Wednesday, April 13 4.00 – 7.00 pm Confab In person, following Member Spotlight Thursday, April 14 at 7.00 pm Partnership Program Concert: LA… Read more »

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Planning, Planning and More Planning

Revisiting Our Vision and Mission as We Look Ahead

Posted by Patricia Lombard, 64th President

March 15, 2022

In 1927, when Mrs. William Read opened our historic building, she expressed the members’ aspirations for the new clubhouse and the exciting work of serving the community through the support of arts and culture that would take place within our building’s Italian Renaissance walls. Mrs Read said, “so we may at last dedicate this house… Read more »

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Executive Director’s Message

March 15, 2022

Hello and, though it may be officially a few days away, let me wish you all a happy spring! Certainly, after the terrible hardness and deep suffering of the last few years connected to the pandemic, I have been thinking a great deal about what it means to gingerly step into the sunlight of this… Read more »

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New Covid Protocols for Ebell

from Rony Rosenbaum, Director of Human Resources

March 15, 2022

In keeping with the guidelines posted last week by the CDC and LA County, we will be further loosening some of the requirements for staff, guests, members and vendors. As of now, we will continue to require vaccines and boosters for all staff and any visitors to the Ebell campus, including event guests, filming representatives… Read more »

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The Ebell Wins a Place on ‘Doors Open California’ Weekend

Hailey Simmons, Membership and Development Assistant

March 15, 2022

The Ebell has won one of only 50 places on the Doors Open California weekend, where historic buildings open their doors to the public and ‘tell an untold story.’  Held  June 11-12, 2022, Doors Open California is an event spearheaded by the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), the longest-running statewide organization dedicated to the protection of… Read more »

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Look What SHE Did Virtual Salon on Female Athletes

March 15, 2022

Look What SHE Did! Women’s History Month Closing Event: FREE Virtual Salon on Female Athletes with Films + Conversation March 27 , 11.00 am PDT Look What SHE Did!, the non-profit that makes under 4-minute films featuring women telling the stories of other women who inspire them, will close Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 27… Read more »

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Regina Jones’ Ebell “Spotlight” Event Appears in LA Sentinel

from Lizzie Blatt, Director of Publications

March 15, 2022

The fascinating Black History Month Spotlight event of Wednesday, February 9, featuring our very own Regina Jones, former publisher of Soul Magazine, the first bi-weekly magazine dedicated to the coverage of Black arts and entertainment, was covered in the Feburary 24 edition of the LA Sentinel.  The LA Sentinel is the largest paid African American owned… Read more »

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Spotlight on THE SHOT – A Staged Play-Reading with Sharon Lawrence

from Phyllis Hansen, Director of Programs

March 15, 2022

On Sunday, April 24,  at 2.00 pm, award-winning actor and Ebell member Sharon Lawrence performs a staged play-reading of THE SHOT, written by Robin Gerber at The Ebell. For more than 20 years, Katharine Graham was a self-described “doormat wife,” secretly enduring years of domestic abuse from her husband.  After his suicide, she took over as publisher and… Read more »

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Melinda Gates Interviews Three Spectacular Women at The Ebell

from Anessa Birkemeier, Director of Special Events

March 15, 2022

As part of CBS’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Melinda French Gates conducted interviews with three spectacular women: labor activist Ai-jen Poo and epidemiologist Kizzmekia S. Corbett Ph.D in the Clubhouse, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay in the Theatre. The first interview, featuring activist Ai-jen Poo on the importance of investing in care workers, was screened… Read more »

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‘Finding Your Roots’ Films at The Ebell with Viola Davis

from Erika Newman, Theatre Business Coordinator

March 15, 2022

A Hopi proverb says, “When the grandmothers speak, the earth will be healed.” Though many of us forget or do not have the privilege of knowing our ancestors, we recognize that through discovering them, we are able to connect and listen to their wisdom. Each year, new efforts are being made to discover our grandmothers,… Read more »

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Meet the New Members

from Aretha Green, Director of Membership

March 15, 2022

Meet these new members and welcome them to The Ebell! Julie Neustadt Heifetz, PhD Julie was born and raised in LA – her great grandparents moved here in the early 1900s.  She studied Education and Cultural Anthropology at UCLA, where she also gained her PhD. Julie is an educator and advocate and works as a… Read more »

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Book Chamber: March Book Choice

from Constance Hornig, Book Chamber Chair

March 15, 2022

Katherine Mansfield:  if you haven’t yet read her highly rated short stories (up in the literary pantheon with her peers T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf), join us the 3rd Tuesday March 15 at 6.30pm on zoom to explore The Garden Party and Other Stories.  Don’t expect a tidy plot like Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe… Read more »

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Newest Donors to Ebell Fund

Lorraine Spector, Chair of Development

March 15, 2022

2022 Ebell Donations Including: Building Fund, Rest Cottage Association, Ebell Scholarship, and Ebell Friends. The Ebell of Los Angeles gratefully honors the donors who enable us to fulfill our vital mission of uplifting women and advancing the wider Los Angeles community through arts, education, service and stewardship of our historic campus. Their visionary leadership and… Read more »

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RCA Grantee St Barnabas Senior Services

from Arden Teplow, Chair, Social Service Committee and Ambassador to SBSS

March 15, 2022

Founded in 1908, St Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS) is the oldest senior service agency in Los Angeles. SBSS is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization that empowers a diverse community of older adults to Live Well, Feel Well, and Age Well, with dignity and respect. Most SBSS participants live alone, have few relatives or friends to provide… Read more »

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