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Sept. 22-24, 2011

LA Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015



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Grannies on Safari

These aren't your average grannies

Lifestyle Session

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Grannies on Safari stars Pat Johnson (L) and Regina Fraser (R)  AARP Los Angeles member event

Grannies on Safari are Pat Johnson, left, and Regina Fraser

AARP is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the third season of the Emmy Award-winning Grannies on Safari TV show.

Regina Fraser

Regina Fraser is a co-host of the Emmy Award-winning Grannies on Safari TV show. She held management positions in communications and marketing with United Airlines for 31 years. She has also developed marketing strategies for major entertainment and trade association clients, including Discovery Channel and

As a loaned executive to White House Millennium Council, Fraser developed a cultural exchange program for the 50 largest U.S. cities. She is a member of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program with Durban, South Africa. She also serves on several boards, including the James Jordan Foundation and Music Alive, an educational arts program for music in schools.

Pat Johnson

Pat A. Johnson has been co-host of the Emmy Award-winning Grannies on Safari TV show since 2004. Her 25-year career as an arts administrator includes serving as founding director of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and director of the Chicago Artists International Program, a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Johnson also served as executive director of the Jamaica Center for the Arts in New York City and founding director of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Texas.

A nationally recognized leader in multi-disciplinary arts management, Johnson has been a consultant for many arts and cultural organizations including UNESCO, as well as for the U.S. Department of State. Her work as a cultural specialist includes residency assignments in India, Ghana, Brazil, South Africa, China and Indonesia. She has also taught a graduate level course in international arts management at Columbia College in Chicago.

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