The mission of Homeland Cultural Center is to provide a safe place for the cultivation, preservation, and promotion of art forms, both traditional and contemporary, representing the diverse array of cultures that make up Long Beach today. Homeland offers classes and drop-in programs in West African drumming and dance; Hmong, Cambodian, and Micronesian traditional arts; and ballet folklorico; as well as break dancing; KRUMP; hip-hop; belly dancing; and media arts. Homeland offers instrumental classes and an improvisational music jam and regularly hosts open mic nights. Youth sports and after-school programs are important components of Homeland’s commitment to the community. (Homeland is a facility of the City of Long Beach’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine under the auspices of the Community Recreation Services Bureau.)
Our social justice collection takes place on the second Sunday of November, but you can support the Homeland Cultural Center until the last Sunday of the month, by mail, text, or online.
If by mail, note “Social Justice Collection” on your check, and send it to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90808. Using Text-to-Give, text the words “21 Social Justice Collection” and the amount to 833-931-1845. To give $20, for example, text “21 Social Justice Collection $20.”To cover any convenience fees for the church, you can add the word “cover” (so “21 Special Collection $20 cover”) or simply text “Cover fees on” to cover fees on all text gifts. For online giving go to uuclb.org/give.