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February 9, 2018 -- From comic books to social media, Santa Monica College's Communication & Media Series will explore the opportunities and challenges in today's expanding communications world.

The series begins Tuesday, February 20 with “A Conversation with the Producers and Talent of the Films Break Dance Revolution and N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo: The Story of West Coast Hip-Hop.”

Part of the History month celebration, the presentation features Marque ‘DJ Cli-N-Tel’ Hawkins, an original member of the legendary Hip-Hop group World Class Wreckin' Cru; Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers, renowned for his dance skills and Alonzo ‘Grandmaster Lonzo’ Williams, who is considered "the Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop."

The presentation takes place at 11:15 a.m. in the Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165 on the main campus.

On Wednesday, February 28 Marvel and DC Comics television writers "discuss how their respective backgrounds enhance storytelling," event organizers said. Moderated by SMC Professor MN Matthews, the panel takes place at 2:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 180 at the SMC Center for Media and Design.

The series continues Tuesday, March 20 with a presentation by award-winning YouTube star Jenny Lorenzo at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165.

A Cuban-American actor/producer known for her popular character Abuela, Lorenzo will share the secrets to her social media success and the struggles she conquered.

Also on March 20, there will be a film screening of “Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus,” at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall 180 at the SMC Center for Media and Design.

The 2011 documentary is "an emotionally compelling look at the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yanus, showing how microcredit loans empower social businesses from healthcare to alternative energy, organizers said.

A Q&A with director Holly Mosher will follow the screening.

On Thursday, March 22, León Krauzea, news anchor at Univision KMEX in Los Angeles, will talk about "the foreign language advantage in communication and media studies," organizers said.

A native of Mexico City, Krauzea is the author of "La Mesa: Historias de nuestra gente" (The Table: Stories of our people), a book of interviews with people throughout the Los Angeles area.

All talks, panel discussions, and film screenings are free. Street parking is restricted around the SMC main campus and extremely limited around the Center for Media and Design. Attendees are encouraged to arrive via the Expo line, the bus, or a ride-sharing service.



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