March 2017 Calendar of Events week one


Mar 1 – Wed

Rally & March to remember Charly Africa, killed by LAPD, 11a, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. marching at 11:30 to San Pedro between 5th & 6th, site of the killing, on the 2nd anniversary of the LAPD murder of Charly ‘Africa’ Keunang, recently found ‘in policy’ by Police Commission.

Annual Judeo-Spanish Symposium, UCLA Royce Hall, LA. 6th Annual ucLADINO symposium will explore the ways in which Judeo-Spanish fosters community and creates relationships across generational, geographic and chronological gaps.  RSVP cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or 310-267-5327 http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/ucladino/

Mama Walk West, 10a, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, LA. Two Doulas Birth is passionate about bringing moms together. Having a touchstone during pregnancy and in the swirl of parenting is vital to the wellness of the entire family, but especially the mama! This is an opportunity for pregnant and new moms to meet one another, create community, and receive breastfeeding support from our team of educators. First Wed of month, 10a-12n, Monthly Walk and Breastfeeding Support, Kenneth Hahn Park Reservoir, 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, LA 90056. There is no entrance fee on weekdays. Drive to parking lot at the top of the hill. We will meet at the playground next to the parking lot. There are bathrooms near the playground as well. Kenneth Hahn Park Bowl Loop is just under 1 mile around. We will do a minimum of 1 lap, and more if mamas and babies feel up for it! After our lap(s) we will meet in the grass by the playground for snacks, breastfeeding support, and camaraderie!  No RSVP needed, but questions can be directed to Laura at purplelaura13@gmail.com. Rain = stay in bed. Free! Dress code: unwashed hair and a t-shirt with day old spit up on it Friends and dogs welcome

Brad Kay house concert, 7p. 732 Superba, Venice CA. http://www.janetklein.com/web/bios/brad.htm

Hammer Forum: Standing Tall for Tribal Rights, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Bl., LA 90024. Last year, the Standing Rock Sioux and thousands of allies began gathering for one of the largest Native American protests in history. Blocking the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the activists known as “water protectors” call attention to environmental policy and sacred sites, but also to a longer history of the dispossession of Native American land. UCLA law professors Carole Goldberg and Angela Riley discuss with scholar and activist Melanie Yazzie what tribal sovereignty and Indian rights look like in today’s US as well as in activism more broadly. Moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and KPFK 90.7 FM radio host. 310-443-7000 info@hammer.ucla.edu

Mar 2 – Thu

Mike Tempo’s Voices & Visions Art Show, 6-10p, Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd @ Beethoven. Suzy Williams and Gerry Fialka do a 30-minute set of song stylings and wordsmithery at 8pm, free.

Whittier Area Peace and Justice Film: The Brainwashing Of My Dad, 7p. This film exposes the human impact of Right-Wing Media. Filmmaker Jen Senko explores the rise and popularity of conservative media by profiling her own father, a mostly apolitical Democrat who became a rabid right-winger after years of listening to talk radio. With the help of Dr. Kathleen Taylor, a British neuroscientist at the University of Oxford, the film explains how media outlets like Fox News can literally brainwash otherwise reasonable, intelligent people. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Av, Whittier 90602. N/E corner of Wardman St. and Washington Ave. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north-south 2 blocks e of Greenleaf Park on Washington (additional parking in back of the church) Walk through 2nd gate north of Wardman 562-587-6270 or 562-233-8579 whittierpeace.org

SoCal Linux Expo, Thu Mar 2 – Sun Mar 5 –  at the Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St

Pasadena. Largest North American Linux convention that is run by volunteers. http://socallinuxexpo.org

Mar 3 – Fri

Histories of Feminist Co-Struggle, 1p. Women’s Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Pl, LA 90031. $20 members/$25 regular. It can be hard to access histories of feminism. Mainstream narratives often gloss over points of conflict, areas of difference, trajectories of internal struggle–or those strands of feminist movement can be blown out of proportion and used to misrepresent the goals of feminist organizing. This 3-hr workshop will cover non-mainstream stories of feminist struggle from within, from the so-called first wave in the late nineteenth century through the blind spots of white and marketplace feminisms of today. Primarily lecture-based–with slides!–and participants will receive three handmade booklets to take away: one on consciousness-raising, one on feminist keywords (with explanations and guides to further reading), and the last a journal for exploring personal relationships to feminist ideas and questions. Dawn Finley, co-founder of the Feminist Library On Wheels, will lead the workshop, based on materials found in our collection. Participants will also be able to sign up for a F.L.O.W. card and check out books! All proceeds from the workshop support the WCCW and F.L.O.W. Sign up to be a member and get a 15% discounted price on this and all WCCW Workshops! Dawn Finley is co-founder of the Feminist Library On Wheels (F.L.O.W.), a caregiver, new dog guardian, and academic expat. http://womenscenterforcreativework.com/calendar/

Critical Race Studies Ninth Annual Symposium, 9a. California Nano-Systems Institute at UCLA. From Colorblindness to White Nationalism? Emerging Racial Formations in the Trump Era. Donald Trump’s political rise has been marked, and fueled, by a resurgent explicit white nationalism. His victory accelerates and deepens shifts in racial politics. Trump’s ascent seems new insofar as open assertions of white identity—and supremacy—conflict with the nominal commitments to colorblind ideology previously asserted from the center-left to the right. Moreover, the pivot toward a white, masculinist nationalism seems to have disrupted neoliberal orthodoxy. This has been cast as a reaction to “political correctness” yet reflects continuity with the mobilization of white racial resentment against affirmative action and all forms of race conscious remediation, staples of colorblind ideology. Critics have argued that neoliberal politics were deeply bound to racialized state violence. Our first Critical Race Studies Symposium of the Trump era provides an opportunity to interrogate these seeming contradictions. Are we witnessing the emergence of a new racial formation in the US, the extension of deeply entrenched trajectories, or both? Registration is required; however, seating will be on a first come basis, so arrive early to guarantee space. To register: http://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/critical-race-studies/events/2017-annual-symposium/register-donate/ For info, go to: http://www.law.ucla.edu/crssymposium

Topanga Peace First Fridays Film night, Topanga Canyon Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. Veggie Snack Pot Luck at 7:15 PM Movie at 7:30p. Please bring a non-alcoholic beverage or vegetarian potluck snacks to share. ADA compliant with plenty of easy parking, elevator access and headphones for those who need a little extra volume. A $10 donation is requested, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. http://www.topangapeacealliance.org/

The Blizzard Weekly Meeting, 3p. The Coffee Table, 1958 Colorado Bl, Eagle Rock. Show Congress there is broad resistance to Trump’s agenda. Help plan Congressional office visits, coordinate phone calls, and more. Info: theblizzardresist@gmail.com https://actionnetwork.org/events/the-blizzard-weekly-meeting

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Mar 4 – Sat

Panel: The Women of Tuna Canyon Detention Station, 2p, Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., LA 90012. In honor of Women’s History Month and in collaboration with Only the Oaks Remain, JANM presents a panel highlighting the stories of women left behind as their husbands and fathers were imprisoned at Tuna Canyon, including personal reflections as well as readings by historians. http://www.jamn.org

Community Building Saturday, 2-4:30p, Home Gardens Library, 3785 S. Neece St, Corona 92879. Together we will work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities developing our knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference. We are promoting quality of life within Corona, through both political and non-political processes. In addition, civic engagement encompasses actions where individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community. http://www.eventbrite.com/o/rory-osullivan-12992957473

 “Race, Class and American Populism,” 4:30p, Spartacist League Black History Month Forum, Metropolitan Community Church, 4607 Prospect Av. (1 block e of Vermont, nr Vermont/Sunset Red Line Station) $2 donation, 213-380-8239, slsycla@sbcglobal.net

Live Multidisciplinary Art Show & Festival, Exploring the Legacy of Women’s Cultural, Political and Creative Contributions through Mujeres de Maiz’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective, (which runs Mar 4 – May 29). Doors open: 5p Live Art Festival: 6-9:30p.$20 per person. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St, LA 90012. Pre-sale Tickets available at Eventbrite. Mujeres de Maiz launches Women’s Herstory Month and International Women’s Day, with a live multidisciplinary art show and groundbreaking exhibition, 20 Years of Artivism and Herstory in LA. Hosted by D’Lo, queer/ transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor, writer, comedian whose work ranges from stand-up comedy to theater, film and more. Performers include Latina feminist poetry collective Chingona Fire; all-women, all-vinyl DJ crew Chulita Vinyl Club L.A, singer-songwriter Irene Diaz, legendary rapper Medusa, song/drum group In Lak Ech, and more. Speakers include Bamby Salcedo of the Translatina Coalition, LA Youth Mayor Jacky Vargas and Standing Rock Water Protector and hip hop artist Alas. http://www.mujeresdemaiz.com/calendar.html

Socialist Party LA local March meeting, 2p, 2617 Hauser Bl, LA 90016-2519. Open to anyone who would like to attend! Agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting. If you are interested in ride-sharing, please let us know. https://socialistparty-california.org/socialist-party-los-angeles-local/

A Day In The Sun, 8p. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St, LA 90026. Launched last June, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Artist Project Grants seek to further Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honor his legacy by supporting innovative projects with visual artists at LA nonprofits and organizations. The goal is to benefit visual artists and arts orgs and support compelling, inventive projects in any medium, particularly work that’s under-known, or proven difficult to make or fund. In recognition of their countless hours as the Center’s educators, programmers, projectionists and facilitators, Echo Park Film Center Co-op members—Rick Bahto, Emett Casey, Brenda Contreras, Paolo Davanzo, Andrew Kim, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Kate Lain, Lisa Marr, Shauna McGarry, Beaux Gest Mingus, Gina Napolitan, Will O’Loughlen, Ellie Parker, Miko Revereza, Chloe Reyes, Cosmo Segurson, Sharmaine Starks, Mike Stoltz, Ariel Teal, and Penelope Uribe-Abee—were commissioned to make new experimental lens-based works exploring their relationships to LA. Co-op members include experienced and self-taught filmmakers, queer identifying filmmakers, artists of color, art school graduates, and EPFC youth film program alumni. Their films, single and multichannel projections, site-specific installations, itinerant performances, and multimedia and expanded cinema experiments will be premiered tonight and presented throughout 2017 around the city via the EPFC Filmmobile and EPFC Filmcicle, and online. Free event! Project made possible by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org, 213-484-8846.

Concert: Andy’s Living Room, 7-11:45p, UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica  90405

featuring: Cruise Control (Sallie Cruise, Kaspar von Braun & Theo Ten Brummelaar), Dennis Davis, and Andy Manoff (Rare Solo Performance) Special Guest – The One & Only ROD SMEAR. No Cover Charge! Free parking across street, behind US Bank. Questions Email: andymanoff@yahoo.com

Mar 5 – Sun

 International Women’s Day March led by AF3IRM LA, 12n-3p, LA City Hall, 200 N Spring St, LA 90012. This march is convened and led by transnational/women of color, but all people are welcome to join! If your organization would like to endorse or if you would like to volunteer, please contact: iwdla@af3irm.org  For media inquiries, please contact af3irm@af3irm.org.

Women Who Lead in Social Justice Movements, 6-8:30p (potluck 6p, program 6:30p),Virginia Ave Park, Thelma Terry Bldg., 2200 Virginia Av, Santa Monica 90404.  Free. In honor of Women’s history Month, Committee For Racial Justice hosts diverse panel who will address issues of what it’s like to work for racial/social justice changes as a woman and as a person with an ethnic identity. Trudy Goodwin will talk about working with the Black Panthers in the 1970’s and Black social justice movements of today. Karen Hilfman will share her work with White People for Black Lives. Funmilola Fagbamila, Activist-in-Residence at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA and a Prof. at CSULA, will also be on the panel.  Co-sponsored by Virginia Ave. Park; the African American Parent, Staff, Student Support Group; and the Church in Ocean Park. Info: 310-422-5431

Subversive Cinema, 8p, Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd – Music and Political Films with fiery discussion. Free admission, donations appreciated,http://www.laughtears.com/documental_subversive.html

Rebels With A Cabaret, 8:30p, Indivisible Action. Three Clubs. 1123 Vine St, LA 90038 https://www.indivisibleguide.com/groups-nav

 Mar 6 – Mon

Yes Femmes II, 7p, Pieter Performance Space, 420 W Avenue 33, LA 90031. Second incarnation of YES FEMMES, an evening of readings, performance, and film, and an official event of the first ever LAMDBA Literary Festival. Launch event for Yes Femmes website, which publishes digital projects that explore the limits of the body, that are campy or fannish, that engage with witchcraft or the occult, that look to animals and plants as models or collaborators, that express saturated feeling, and that move toward the horizon of queerness. Featuring: Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Pauline Gloss, Ciriza, Jennifer Moon + Laub, JD Scott, Elizabeth Hall, Myriam Gurba, Anna Joy Springer, Edgar Fabian Frias, Martabel Wasserman, Saehee Cho *Event page art from fabric design by Lois Mailou Jones. http://www.facebook.com/events/1338551872881451/

Lambda LitFest LA, 10a, Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Bl, LA 90027, first annual Lambda Literary Festival, a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and letters in the Southland! All events free and open to the public! No reservations required. We’ll kick off LitFest with a full day of discussions, readings, entertainment, and mingling with featured presenters, including: Luis Alfaro, Noel Alumit, Tre’vell Anderson, Diane Anderson-Minshall, Ryka Aoki, Lucy Bledsoe, Susie Bright, Melissa Chadburn, Bernard Cooper, D’lo, Zachary Drucker, Alex Espinoza, Julie Goldman, Marga Gomez, Ian Harvey, Cheryl Klein, Beth Lapides, Alec Mapa, MariNaomi, Alberto Mendoza, Michael Nava, Wendy C. Ortiz, Our Lady J, Peter Paige, Robin Podolsky, Claudia Rodriguez, Justin Sayre, Sarah Schulman, Justin Torres, Terry Wolverton. http://www.LambdaLitFest.org

Mar 7  – Tue

Drone-Free LAPD/No Drones, LA Campaign Meeting, 6:30 p, LA CAN – 838 E. 6th, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Cross St Gladys https://stoplapdspying.org/calendar/

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