Story by Patty Miramontes/Viking/@pamiis23

LBCC’s Library Diversity and Inclusion Task force and the Black Student Union will hold a free film screening for not only faculty and students but the whole LBCC community on Friday, March 10 from 10am to 12pm.

The Film is titled Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and The Political Race. It tells the little know story of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor to be elected in a predominately white city. It also goes in depth with the creation of Bradley’s extraordinary multi-racial coalition which is currently still a staple to Los Angeles today and has encouraged the elections of minority candidates nationwide.

Shamika Simpson from Library Diversity and Inclusion Task Force says, “It’s a good film to show right now especially with the current situation going on in Washington.”

The film will be screened in Room T-1200 at the Liberal Arts Campus located at 4901 E. Carson Street.

Post-screening there will be a Q&A panel with filmmakers Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor and Lorriane Bradley, Tom Bradley’s daughter.

For more information contact Shamika Simpson at or Cheryl Williams at