Mar 15 – Wed
Ides of March – flood the White House with post cards or twitter @POTUS: Beware the Ides of March
2017 Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Flash Fiction) $500 prize for the best poem, and $500 prize for the best short story (flash fiction), plus publication in Able Muse (the print journal). Finalists in each category will also be considered for publication. Entry deadline: March 15, 2017 http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-write-prize
ECHO Parenting & Education – Changing the Paradigm: Social & Historical Trauma, The California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St, LA 90012. When we look at childhood trauma we cannot ignore the social and historical context in which children and families exist. This year’s Changing the Paradigm conferences takes on the issue of social and historical trauma, especially racial trauma, and with a team of experts from around the country will endeavor to create a safe space to talk about the impact of social and historical trauma on the communities we live in, as well as to showcase strategies that offer hope of community-level healing and resiliency-building. Keynote speakers include: Joy DeGruy (author of “Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome”), Kenneth Hardy (“Courageous Conversations About Race”), Kanwarpal Dhaliwal (“Racing ACEs”), Howard Pinderhughes (“Adverse Community Experiences”), Federico Bustamante and the Casa Libre team (“Unaccompanied Immigrant and Refugee Children”). Registration is open. Standard Registration (Feb 1): $275; Student Registration (w/ valid student ID): $180; Group Registration (min. 3 people): First pays standard rate, $200 for each addt’l. Visit our website for more information. Be sure to follow us for all the latest updates and announcements. http://www.facebook.com/events/1740486092871538/
Does Globalization Only Serve Elites? A Zócalo/UCLA Event, 7:30p, Moderated by Steven Greenhouse, former NY Times labor reporter, author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker. National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N Central Av, LA 90012. Paid parking at the Little Tokyo Mall Public Parking Lot (318 E. First St.) Enter from San Pedro Street. Trump argues that “globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy” by allowing them to employ immigrants cheaply here while sending jobs and factories overseas. Senator Bernie Sanders calls globalization “an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite” who skirt regulations and the taxes that pay for public services. Has globalization only helped the elites? The explosion in international trade after World War II produced a rise in global living standards and lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. Cheaper goods, cultural exchange, and opportunities for education and travel have benefited poor and middle class people. What’s behind the backlash against globalization? Are there ways to reshape policy to reduce globalization’s costs, without hurting the economy or fueling nativist politics? UCLA Anderson economist Jerry Nickelsburg, business and policy entrepreneur Kati Suominen, UCLA legal scholar and labor policy expert Katherine Stone, and LA World Trade Center president Stephen Cheung visit Zócalo to discuss who wins and who loses in globalization.
MOM- Media Discussion, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA. Free.
Mar 16 – Thu
Drinking Liberally (www.drinkingliberally.org), 7-10p, King’s Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org.
Mar 17 – Fri
Chris Crass featured at North Orange County Community College District first ever District-wide Student Equity Symposium. 8a-3:30p. Brings together national and local voices on student equity to engage students, faculty and staff in expanding the equity narrative. Hear from leading voices on equity, participate in discussions, engage with peers in collaborative effort to further community building and advance the equity agenda. Marriott Hotel Anaheim, 700 W. Convention Wy, Anaheim 92802. http://tinyurl.com/hb3r87e
Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme’s Su Frida Calo, 8p, Casa 0101 Theater, LA. Opening night! Su Frida Calo will run Mar 17-Apr 16 with performances Fridays/Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets at http://www.casa0101.org. Purchase before March 1, 2017 for early bird discount! CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present “Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme’s Su Frida Kalo”, a theater festival exploring Latinas’ perspective on Frida Kahlo. Bring your girlfriends and come celebrate womyn’s herstory month with a series all new works! “Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme” is an all-Latina driven stage production now in it’s fifth year. Committed to developing talent, CASA 0101 hosts a series of writing, acting and directing workshops where no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. It is from these workshops that instructors Claudia Duran and Lindsey Hayley were able to mine the talent of the playwrights and directors featured in “Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme.” https://www.facebook.com/cholasychisme/ http://www.casa0101.org
Mar 18 – Sat
Anaheim: Citizenship Fair, 9a-12n, North OC Community College District, 1830 W. Romenya Dr.
Our biggest fair of 2017 will include helping legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 citizenship application, get legal advice, sign up for citizenship classes and receive educational material to practice for a civics test. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/KALiXj7erGbS2New1 http://ocprogressiveevents.info/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi?T#Mar18cf
32nd Annual Great American Write-In, 9:30a-1:30p, Delhi Center, 505 East Central Av., Santa Ana.
Free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Every year, 50 or more organizations present information regarding vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees visit participants’ tables and then voice their opinions by generating letters and cards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change. Last year, over 2500 individual mailings were sent out. If your organization needs a table at the 2017 Write-In, registration is $60. Please send a check for the appropriate amount, payable to Women For: Orange County, to Felicity Figueroa at 36 Blazing Star, Irvine, CA 92604. Please contact Felicity Figueroa (949-733-0850 or email@example.com) if you have any questions. http://ocprogressiveevents.info/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi?T#Mar18gawi
For Kids: Art Without Walls – Monument to Rad Women, 2–4p, Felipe de Neve Branch, LA Public Library; 2820 W. 6th Street, LA 90057. In this writing-based workshop, express gratitude for women you know and women you don’t know. Add the names of inspiring women to a monumental scroll and describe how they have made a difference in your life or in the world. Everyone can be a feminist! Recommended for children ages 5+, teens, and grownups. Art can transcend barriers of all kinds. Join artist Sandy Rodriguez in creating art inspired by social justice issues, children’s literature, and Hammer exhibitions. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Suzy Williams, 7p, Coffee Gallery, 2029 N Lake, Altadena 91001, $20. http://www.coffeegallery.com/home.html
Mar 19 – Sun
Friends of Orange County Detainees Volunteer Orientation, 2-3:30P. Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23436 Madero, Ste 140, Mission Viejo, California 92691. Did know on any given day more than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities, right here in Orange County? We are a community of local volunteers that offer regular visits to immigration detainees, dedicated to restoring hope and humanity in Orange County. Our volunteer orientation covers an introduction to FOCD, a brief explanation of U.S. immigration detention, and step-by-step instruction to start visiting detainees today. RSVP: http://friendsofocdetainees.org/Events.html http://www.facebook.com/friendsofocdetainees/
Marxist Feminism: Strategic Reflections, followed by Nowruz (Iranian New Year) party featuring live music with Mansoor & friends, 6p-?, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Bl., Culver City, btwn Washington Pl & Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear) press #22 for entry. Panelists Lilia D. Monzo, International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Nathan Fisher, Jacobin Reading Group. Suggested reading: Heather Brown, “Marx on Gender and the Family: A Summary,” Monthly Review, June 2014 http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/articles/marx-gender-family-summary-heather-brown. Info: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mar 20 – Mon
KPFK FM General Manager Leslie Radford to be Featured Speaker at Activist Support Circle, 6p, UnUrban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. Ms. Radford is a longtime progressive activist, communications professor and independent journalist. She will share her history and involvement as an activist as well as her current work at KPFK <http://kpfk.org/>. free parking at the U.S. Bank parking lot across the street from the UnUrban. Info: 310-399-1000. JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net. http://www.facebook.com/ActivistSupportCircle.
Vis-A-Vis Velvet Goldmine And Yantra, 8p, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St, LA 90026. Space and cinema collide in our screening of Todd Haynes’s epic glam-rock odyssey VELVET GOLDMINE (1998), a genre exploding faux-biopic that tells the story of Brian Slade, an otherworldly rock demigod, his rise, and his cataclysmic disappearance. Inspired loosely by Ziggy Stardus-era Bowie, this classic of post-queer theory is a decadent, intergalactic ode to glam rock and imagined space. Paired with VELVET GOLDMINE is James Whitney’s experimental animation short YANTRA (1957). Painted by hand sixty years ago, this curio of non-objective animation merges the almost robotic, early computer technical mastery with hand-painted, spectral imagery to form a mediated, meditative abyss. Get ready to have your mind blown with the poetic spread onto visual planes, and the personal made extraterrestrial. VIS-À-VIS is an ongoing program curated by Brenda Contreras and Navid Sinaki that pairs narrative works to present the dialogues and deviations when seemingly disparate styles are placed side by side and face to face. Presented with the USC Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive. For additional information, contact us at visavisEPFC@gmail.com.
Mar 21 – Tue
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition General Meeting, 6:30p, UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Parkview St., LA 90057. Next to Macarthur Park. https://stoplapdspying.org/calendar/
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