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October 2013 Calendar

Posted on 09 October 2013 by John Johnson

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October 1 ● Tuesday

Political Action: STOP the San Onofre Rate Shaft!
First CA PUC Public Participation Hearing on how much ratepayers should be stuck with for the defective San Onofre Power Plant. 1-9:30 PM. 1 PM: press conference. 2-5 PM; 6:30-9:30 PM: hearing sessions (you don’t have to be there the entire time). 5:30-7:30 PM: Overpass Light Brigade on the sidewalk on Kearny Mesa Rd, by driveway. Al Bahr Shriners Building, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego.

 

Political Action: Stand in Peace 
Holding signs that read “Imagine Peace.” Tuesdays. Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner). Tustin Common Ground, a spiritual community. 4-5 PM. Prospect Ave. at Irvine Blvd., Tustin. (714) 961-5439. <camarshall7@sbcglobal.net>.

 

Discussion: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake
Explores the ideas of James Joyce and Marshall McLuhan and how they apply to today’s media and technology. Usually 1st Tuesdays monthly, call to confirm. 6-8 PM. Lloyd Taber- Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. (310) 821-3415. <venicewake.org>.

 

Community Event: Women’s Group
Participants help decide the direction of the group. Tuesdays. 6:30-8 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>. <southbaycenter.org>.

 

Political Action: Occupy Anniversary [added]
Invitation to All Occupy groups, All Affinity Groups & Close Support Groups to showcase their work and accomplishments. Members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures, Occupy Venice, Occupy Whittier have already agreed to participate. 6:30-9 pm. LA City Hall, 200 North Spring St., LA. <ola2nd@gmail.com>. <facebook.com/events/594574070584874>.

 

October 2 ● Wednesday

“Political Meeting: Coalition for World Peace
Bring snacks. Call to verify date. Usually 1st Wednesdays monthly. 3 PM. Korean Resource Center, LA. 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA. <staff@coalitionforworldpeace.org>.”

 

Political Action: Opt Out Leafleting
Help  vulnerable youth avoid the horrors of war. Under “No Child Left Behind” federal legislation schools are required to share 11th and 12th grade students’ personal information with the military for recruitment purposes unless parents and students sign an opt-out form.
Oct 2, 2:45 PM: Pali High -15777 Bowden St., Pacific Palisades. Or Oct 4, 1:45 PM: Taft Senior High, 5461 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills. Topanga Carpool info: (310) 455-1825.

 

Political Meeting: Counter Recruitment
Regular monthly meeting of Glendale Education/Social Justice Advocates. Working to encourage GUSD to provide balanced information about military recruiting & other social issues. Students, parents, community members are invited. Usually 1st Wednesdays monthly. 6-8 PM. Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. <gesja_email@yahoo.com>.

 

Community Event: Transgender Support Group
For all stages and gender variance; for those questioning gender identity; for friends and family. Not a dating, romance or singles group. Wednesdays. 7-9 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <thecenter@southbaycenter.org>. <southbaycenter.org>.

 

October 3 ● Thursday

Political Meeting: Green Party of Orange County
Regular meeting, call first. 2 PM. Board Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. <s.sayre@cox.net>.

 

Political Meeting: Long Beach Greens
1st Thursdays monthly. A local group of activists working for a fair economy, a just society & a sustainable future. 7 PM. It’s a Grind Coffeehouse, 2162 E. Willow St., (East of Cherry), Long Beach. <longbeach@greens.org>. <cagreens.org/longbeach>.

 

Political Meeting: ACLU Orange County
Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714) 956-5037. Call for location. <quetzalcoatl38@aol.com>.

 

Film: Peace & Justice Movie Night
1st Thu. Movie night. Also 2nd Thu. Steering Committee & 3rd Thu. Teach-in meeting. 9 PM. St. Matthias Episcopal Church Chase Room, 7056 Washington Ave., Whittier. <whittierpeace.org>.

 

October 4 ● Friday

Political Action: Glendale Peace Vigil
Vigil for peace & social justice. Every Friday. 5-7 PM. Broadway & Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 242-4320. <glendalepeacevigil.org>.

 

Film: “Harvest of Empire”
The film and the book it is based on) looks how US economic & military interests’ actions triggered an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation. 6:30 PM. Free. St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Rm., 480 S. Batavia St., Orange. (714) 633-8121 x7716. <justice@csjorange.org>. <csjorange.org>.

 

October 5 ● Saturday

Political Action: Keep Space for Peace Week
Events in many locations worldwide. Contact them for events or add your own. Oct. 5-12. (207) 443-9502. <globalnet@mindspring.com>. <space4peace.org>, <space4peace.blogspot.com>.

 

Political Action: Bank & Austerity
Call for all activists fighting banker-imposed austerity (in the US & worldwide). Come to Detroit. Join the people of this city under siege in convening the International People’s Assembly Against the Banks and Against Austerity. Cancel the debt to the banks which is strangling schools, cities, states & countries. Guarantee workers’ jobs & pensions and services for the community. Stop union busting. Oct 5-6. Detroit, MI. (313) 744-7912. <moratorium@moratorium-mi.org>. <facebook.com/events/1411806892364948>, <internationalpeoplesassembly.org>.

 

Community Service: Peoples Legal Clinic
Clinica Legal Del Pueblo. Free consultations regarding immigration, family law, labor, criminal defense, personal injury, tenant rights, and other issues. Please bring all of the documents concerning your legal problems to the clinic! 9 AM – 1 PM. Peoples College of Law, 660 S. Bonnie Brae St., LA. <peopleslegalclinic@gmail.com>. <facebook.com/events/364500600348681>.

 

Political Meeting: Homeless Bill of Rights
Join us for our 2014 Campaign Launch Event to find out how to get involved in winning a Homeless Bill of Rights in California! LA Community Action Network, LA Right to Housing Collective, LA CAN,WORKS & Hunger Action LA. 10 AM – 2 PM. Young Burlington Apartments, 820 S Burlington, LA. (213) 228-0024. <wraphome.org>, <cangress.org>.

 

Conference: SoCal Regional Fair Trade
Fair Trade campaigners gathering. 10 AM – 5 PM. Loyola Marymount University, LA. <facebook.com/events/215141628641769>.

 

Community Event: Justice for Javier One Year Commemoration. Oct. 1, 2012, Javier Arrazola Jr. was misidentified as a “parolee” and chased then beaten and tasered multiple times by LAPD and left on a concrete floor w/o CPR. After a delay, paramedics transported him to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Javier was not on parole or probation, and was unarmed. Noon – 3 PM. 18400 Valerio St., Reseda. <facebook.com/events/195394053961039>, <socalftgathering.eventbrite.com>..

 

Political Meeting: SF Valley Socialists
Meetings usually 1st Saturdays monthly. 3–5 PM. Room 268, Sierra Hall, west side of CSU Northridge. <ccrittenden@csun.edu>.

 

Community Event: Communitas Awards
Honoring Anne Hawthorne, Robbie Jones, and Jasmine Lieb. Dinner 4 PM; program 6 PM. $65, low income $25. Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. (310) 399-1631. <info@churchop.org>. <churchop.org>.

 

Film: Poetry & Cinema
Playfully exploring the connection between cinema and poetry, John Cannizzaro returns to EPFC with an eclectic array of 16mm films, music& poetry from the archives of Smokehouse Films. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. (at Sunset), LA. (213) 484 – 8846. <info@echoparkfilmcenter.org>.

 

October 6 ● Sunday

Community Event: CicLAvia
CicLAvia temporarily removes cars from L.A. streets – and the streets fill up with smiles! Heart of LA Route: Explore downtown LA on bike, foot, stroller and many more creative means of locomotion. 9 AM – 4 PM. (213) 355-8500. <info@ciclavia.org>. <ciclavia.org>,

 

Film: The Muslims are Coming
The film follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia. The screening will only happen if enough paople have reserved tickets. $12. Noon. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana. (714) 557-5701. Must reserve spots at <tugg.com/events/5398>.

 

Political Meeting: The Youth Justice Coalition
Monthly County Wide Meeting. 2-4 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243. <freelanow@yahoo.com>. <youth4justice.org>.

 

October 9 ● Wednesday

Political Action: Protest Petraeus on Afghan War Anniversary
Despite his status under international law as a war criminal, he was recently hired by City University of NY. On Sep 19, peaceful CUNY student protestors at his lecture were assaulted & arrested by NYPD; six of them face disorderly conduct, rioting and other charges. 11 AM. USC Radisson Hotel entrance, 3540 S. Figueroa St., LA. (323) 394-3611. <answerla@answerla.org>. <facebook.com/events/457160401066759>, <answerla.org>.

 

Political Action: Where to Put the RAD-Waste
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (RAD)Waste “Confidence” Public Meeting. The NRC Waste Confidence Directorate staff will present a short overview of the DGEIS and proposed rule, after which interested parties and members of the public are invited to present oral comments on the documents. TELL them where. 6-7 PM: open house. 7-9 PM: meeting. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad (San Diego County). More info at: <facebook.com/events/433756900073078>.

 

Political Meeting: United Nations Women
LA Chapter general meeting. Formed to promote the status of women worldwide. Bond Wright is the local contact. 2nd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax, LA. (310) 450-3396. <chillman@la.unwomen-usnc.org>, <socal@unwomen.usnc.org>.

 

Music: Suzy & Her Solid Senders
Suzy Williams & her band play live swing jazz and jump blues; contact her for more info on this group. Free. 7-10 PM. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice. (310) 450-6052. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.

 

October 10 ● Thursday

Books: Bill Ayers
Public Enemy: Memoirs of an American Dissident. Sequel to the much covered and controversial Fugitive Days, Bill Ayers’s new memoir charts his life after the Weather Underground, from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures to the 2008 campaign when Ayers was labeled a “domestic terrorist” by the McCain campaign and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for “pallin’ around with terrorists.” 7:30 PM. Skylight Books, 1818 Vermont Ave., LA. (323) 660-1175. <skylightbooks.com>.

 

October 11 ● Friday

 

Conference: SDS National Convention Oct. 11-13. Clarksville, TN. <newsds.org>.

 

“Political Action: San Gabriel Valley Vigil
2nd Fridays Monthly. Sponsored by San Gabriel Neighbors for Peace and Justice. 7-8:30 PM. Alhambra at Main and Garfield, San Gabriel. (626) 281-8741.”  Should be “Thursdays.” ]

 

Film: Socialism at the Movies
“Harvest of Empire.” How US economic & military interests triggered unprecedented migration from Latin America. Discussant: John Marciano, Pf. Emeritus, SUNY, Cortland. Moderator: Jack Rothman. Doors open 7:45 PM; film 8 PM. Free. Westside address provided with your RSVP; space limited— reserve early to assure a place. RSVP: <carolnewtn@gmail.com>. <dsa-la.org>.

 

October 12 ● Saturday

 

Political Action: March Against Monsanto
Raise awareness about GMO products in our food supply. With a Monsanto Monster Mash: show us your best Monsanto Monster representation in a costume (and also wear it for Halloween). Occupy Long Beach. Meet in public parking lot, 6550 Marina Dr, Long Beach. Rally is at 2nd & PCH. <facebook.com/events/1376895079209587>.

 

Talk: Dede Audet
Interview of the Venice Icon. MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon). Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 4 PM. 310-315-0056. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.

 

Political Meeting: Transit Advocates
2nd Saturdays monthly. TA advocates better transportation for the residents of LA. (Their website also hosts a transit meetings/issues calendar.) 1 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill Street, LA. (213) 388-2364. <socata.net>.

 

October 13 ● Sunday

 

Film: Hot Docs as Subversive Art
Documentary film workshop at <othervenicefilmfestival.com>. Call for details. (310) 306-7330.

 

Community Meeting: Humanist Association
11 AM. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2236.

 

Political Action: Anti-Columbus Day
Nican Tlaca (“Native Americans”) and supporters protest & revisit the scene of the crime of continuing genocide at this historic site. 10 AM – 1 PM. San Juan Capistrano Mission, 26801 Ortega Highway at Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. <facebook.com/events/513632112052319>.

 

Benefit: Free Marissa Alexander
Marissa is an African American mother from Florida who is serving a 20-year sentence for firing a warning show to stop an abuser who attacked her. With poets & hip hop artists. 2-5 PM. Blu Elefant Café, 2024 W. Washington Blvd., LA. 5 PM. (323) 732-6416. <radicalwomenla@earthlink.net>. <radicalwomen.org>.

 

Forum: Intl. Transition Movement Founder Rob Hopkins speaks and chats with LA activists from Social Justice Learning Inst., Environmental Change-Makers, TreePeople, local Transition groups and others. 5-7 PM. $10; RSVP necessary for speakers: <transitionus.org/event/power-just-doing-stuff-festival>. (2:30-4:30 PM by a free “doing stuff” Transition Town festival at the Emerson Ave. Comm. Garden, across the street from the church. Westchester United Methodist Church, 8065 Emerson Ave., LA. (310) 670-3777. <wumcoffice1@sbcglobal.net>. <westchester.methodists.org>.

 

October 14 ● Monday

 

Forum: Intl. Transition Movement Founder
A second local appearance by Rob Hopkins. 10:30 AM – 2 PM. $10. <transitionus.org/event/just-doing-stuff-fair>. Part of a free “doing stuff” Transition Town fair. Throop Unitarian Universal Church, 300 S. Robles Ave., Pasadena.

 

“Political Meeting: Green Party
The Green Party of Orange County general meeting. 2 PM. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. <secretary@ocgreens.org>. <ocgreens.org>.”

 

Film: Psychology Films
Carl Jung, etc. Documental. films. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 6-10 PM. (310) 315-0056. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.

 

Political Meeting: SF Valley Green Party
2nd Mondays monthly. 7 PM. Free. 8847 Penfield, Northridge. (818) 380-1252, (818) 515-8541.

 

October 16 ● Wednesday

 

Conference: A Just Economy
A Just & Sustainable Economy. Why capitalism does not work and the solutions available to us. Monarch Hall, LA Valley College. 5 PM. Monarch Hall, LA Valley College, Fulton and Burbank, Van Nuys. <lavc.socialist.club@gmail.com>.

 

Political Meeting: LA Greens
3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Call them for the meeting location (the Peace Center has moved). (323) 651-5539. <losangelesgreens.org>.

 

Talk: MOM
Meditations On Media. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree stirs up discussion to reveal the hidden effects of what humans have invented. Free. 3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006, (310) 306-7330. <laughtears.com>.

 

Talk: Monthly Review
Readers’ discussion group. 3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. Yahoo Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 390-0306. <peaceandfreedom.org>.

 

October 17 ● Thursday

Community Meeting: SFV Atheists United
San Fernando Chapter of AU. Usually 3rd Thursdays monthly. 6:30 PM. Country Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills. (818) 988-2806. <atheistsunited.org>.

 

October 18 ● Friday

Conference: Bioneers
Oct. 18-20. San Rafael, CA. <conference.bioneers.org>.

 

Conference: Healthy Lifestyle Expo
Oct. 18-20. Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills. <healthylifestyleexpo.com>, <facebook.com/events/330059000432774>.

 

Film: Peace, Love & the Undead.
Rob Kuhns’ feature documentary “Birth of the Living Dead” goes beyond just being a tribute to director George Romero’s work. It explores a critical moment in the American experience and the notion that horror acts as a reflection of national anxiety. Opens Oct 18. LA Arena Cinema, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. <firstrunfeatures.com/birthofthelivingdead_press.html>.

 

October 19 ● Saturday

Conference: Decommissioning NPPs & Nuclear Waste
Symposium on Decommissioning San Onofre and the Ongoing Dangers of Nuclear Waste. To help concerned residents inform ourselves and get active to be sure the outcome is the fairest and best possible for those who continue to live with the presence of San Onofre as a nuclear waste storage site. Noon – 5 PM. Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, 1201 Puerta Del Sol, Ste. 100, San Clemente. (949) 233-7724, (858) 945-6273, (949) 248-3183. <genston@sbcglobal.net>, <marthasullivan@gmail.com>, <gpascall@sbcglobal.net>. <facebook.com/events/1404122279810752>.

 

October 20 ● Sunday

Benefit: CSPG Celebrate the Art of Resistance!
Center for the Study of Political Graphics. 3 PM reception/silent auction; 4:30 PM awards program. With A performance by the Get Lit Players. Professional Musicians Union Local 47, 817 Vine St., Hollywood, LA. <politicalgraphics.org>.

 

Political Meeting: Jericho
3rd Sundays monthly. 4 PM: letter writing to prisoners. Followed at 5 PM by the monthly general meeting of the Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee (which embraces such programs as Break the Lock prisoner solidarity, Hood Health, Turning the Tide journal, and George Jackson Freedom School). Left Side Lounge, 1905 Rodeo Road between Western and Arlington. 4 PM. (310) 495-0299. <jerichoamnestylosangeles@gmail.com>. <thejerichomovement.com>.

 

Media: “Nation” Mar Vista
Readers’ discussion group. Usually 3rd Sundays monthly, call first. 2 PM. 4054 Coolidge Ave., Mar Vista, LA. (310) 391-1707.

 

October 21 ● Monday

Political Meeting: KPFK LSB Finance Committee
1 PM. KPFK, upstairs outside Studio D or the downstairs conference room, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, N. Hollywood. (818) 985-2711. <kpfk.org>.

 

Books: Black Women’s Resistance
Weekly book club on Black Women’s resistance to Jim Crow. Every Monday, Oct 21 thru Dec 16. 7 PM. Join a reading club on At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance. Sponsored by Radical Women. For more info contact them. 8:30 PM. Solidarity Hall 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA. (323) 732-6416. <radicalwomenla@earthlink.net>. <radicalwomen.org>.

 

Political Meeting: Peace & Freedom Party
Open to all Peace & Freedom Party registrants. Normally 3rd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. 2617 S. Hauser Blvd, L.A. (323) 960-5036. <pfplosangeles (at) peaceandfreedom.org>. <peaceandfreedom.org>.

 

October 22 ● Tuesday

Political Action: Stop Police Brutality…
…Repression & the Criminalization of a Generation. National Day of Protest and call for actions. <oct22national@gmail.com>. <october22.org>.

 

October 23 ● Wednesday

Conference: NLG Law for the People Convention
National Lawyers Guild. Oct. 13-27. San Juan, PR. <nlg.org>.

 

Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA
San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but doesn’t fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved Medicare for all Californians. (Leno). Usually 4th Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. For location & more info, contact them. (818) 766-7318. <info@hca-sfv.org>. <healthcareforall.org/chapters/15-San-Fernando-Valley>, <facebook.com/hcasfv>. (Sites on Facebook may require membership.)

 

Community Meeting: Activist Support Circle
6:30 PM Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000. <activistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>. <activistsupportcircle.org>.

 

October 24 ● Thursday

Political Action: Minimum Wage
75th anniversary of the minimum wage. Make today “Workers Demand a Raise Day.” $15 an hour because “we can’t survive on $7.25.” National event. <facebook.com/events/154877361387778>.

 

October 25 ● Friday

Community Event: Day of the Dead
Week-long observance in the northeast SF Valley. Oct. 25 – Nov. 2. SF Valley Historical Society, LAMC Drama Club, Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural/Bookstore & other sponsors. Tia Chucha’s, 13197 Gladstone Ave., Unit A, Sylmar & other venues. (818) 939-3433. <chuchastaff@gmail.com>. <tiachucha.org>, <facebook.com/events/278338452308666>.

 

Film: Human Rights
EPFC Human Rights Film Festival. This festival began in 2000 after the untimely death of life long human rights activist Evelyn Marie Davanzo. The premise is simple. To screen human rights film all over the City of Los Angeles—for free, everyone welcome, dialogue and actions encouraged! Program and locations still being determined but save the date and get ready to change the world one film at a time. Oct 25-26. (213) 484 – 8846. <info@echoparkfilmcenter.org>.

 

Change Links Mailing
We forgot to list the Change Links mailing meeting in the print version.  So please past the word.  Lately we have been going the mailing at my play in Van Nuys,  the West Side Peace Center is a bit for away for me at least.  So please call for the Van Nuys location.  (818) 782-1412.

 

 

 

October 26 ● Saturday

Conference: A Just & Sustanable Economy
Why capitalism does not work and solutions that are available to us. 9 AM – 5 PM. Monarch Hall, Valley College, Fulton and Burbank, Van Nuys. <lavc.socialist.club@gmail.com>.

 

October 27 ● Sunday

Film: Blues-Jazz
With Music Historian Sherwin Dunner. 7 Dudley Cinema. 7-10 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <laughtears.com>.

 

Books: Dunayevskaya

Speaker is Brian Lovato, author of a book in progress on James and Dunayevskaya. 8 PM. Westside Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. (near Venice Blvd; free parking in rear), Culver City.

 

October 28 ● Monday

Political Action: Wheatland Five Trial
8 AM pre-trial No Drones rally; 9 AM trial. U.S. Federal Courthouse, 501 “I” Street, Sacramento. (916) 284-0944, (510) 215-5974. <bbinks@comcast.net>, <ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net>. <occupybealeafb.org>.

October 30 ● Wednesday

Community Meeting: Center for Inquiry Dinner
Atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, skeptics, nonbelievers, agnostics & inquiring minds welcome. Hosted by Rachel Sene and Jay Johnson. 4th Fridays monthly (not 5th Fridays). 6:30 PM dinner; 7:30 PM discussion followed by unstructured socializing. West LA Grill (formerly Dolores), 11407 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA. (310) 780-7363, (310)-488-7431. (If you have a restricted number please dial *82 before our number if you want a callback.) <cfiwest.org>.

Talk: Frank Gruber,

Author of “Urban Worrier: Making Politics Personal” & Co-Founder of Airport2Park to be Featured Guest Speaker at October 30 Activist Support Circle Public Forum in Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA-  Frank Gruber, author of “Urban Worrier: Making Politics Personal” and co-founder of Airport2Park, will be the featured guest speaker at the Activist Support Circle public forum on Wednesday, October 30. The event will take place at the Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall located at 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica 90404. The program will start at 7:00PM. Doors open and refreshments will be served at 6:30PM.Mr. Gruber is an entertainment attorney, an author, a former member of the Santa Monica Planning Commission, a former local columnist, a popular blogger, and a longtime neighborhood activist and “self- proclaimed urbanist”. He is also a co-founder of Airport2Park, a community coalition of residents who want to create a park for everyone in place of the Santa Monica Airport. ( Visit: Airport2Park.org  and  facebook.com/Airport2Park ) The event is free to the public. On-site free parking is available.The Activist Support Circle is an open and ongoing support group for progressive activists that started in 2005 to help guard against activist burnout.For more information visit: ActivistSupportCircle.org or call:  310-399-1000.

Film: Coastal Convergence Society

Free video night. Meet local peace & justice neighbors for free food, video & discussion. You can bring your own video. Last Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Contact them for directions.  Huntington Beach. (714) 964-2162. <ccshbca@aol.com>.

 

 

 

Upcoming

 

November 1 ● Friday

Conference: Tear Down the Walls National Gathering. Nov. 1-3. Tucson, AZ. (202) 540-8336. <afgj@afgj.org>. <facebook.com/events/550367588317963>, <teardownwalls.org>, <afgj.org>.

 

November 2 ● Saturday

Benefit: Day of the Dead
El Velorio 2013, day of the dead event, community art exhibit & benefit for Plaza de la Raza.  Music, dance, visual art, special screening, food, etc. 7 PM – 4 AM. Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Rd., LA. <facebook.com/events/495417880547987>.

 

November 14 ● Thursday

Conference: Advancing Justice Focusing on on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Nov. 14-16. Los Angeles, CA. <advancingjustice.org>.

 

November 15 ● Friday

Film: Socialism at the Movies:
“The Visitor.” A lonely economics professor’s life changes when he finds an undocumented couple living in his seldom-used NY apartment. Moderator: Jack Rothman. Doors open 7:45 PM; film 8 PM. Free. Westside address provided with your RSVP; space limited— reserve early to assure a place. RSVP: <carolnewtn@gmail.com>. <dsa-la.org>.

 

November 22 ● Friday

Political Action: Shut the SoA Nov. 22-24. Ft. Benning, GA. (202) 234-3440. <info(at)soaw.org>. <soaw.org>.

 

December 13 ● Friday

Film: Socialism at the Movies [added from ad]
“Sin Nombre.” Spanish language film about

 

OnGoing:

Please call all Ongoing events to confirm and let us know about any updates. Dates given are usually the starting date of the event. Costs listed are usually the lowest. Times are generally the daily times but events vary. Calling first is the best idea (especially as we’re just returning from ChangeLinks’ hiatus). Please let us know about any changes or errors in the Ongoing section.

 

Alternate Calendar sources:

So Cal Area: LA County: Dick & Sharon’s LA Progressive. <laprogressive.com>, look under “events.” Orange County: Orange County Democracy for America (DFA): <dfa-oc.org/calendar>. Orange County Peace Coalition (separate calendar): <dfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-html>. San Diego County: Activist San Diego, <activistsandiego.org>, click on “Calendar;” Occupy San Diego Calendar, <copswiki.org/Common/OccupySanDiegoCalendar>. Santa Barbara County: Join listserve via <sbprogcoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com> or <groups.yahoo.com/group/sbprogcoalition>.

 

No Cal Area: Sacramento: Sacramento Area Peace Action. <sacpeace.org>, click on calendar. San Jose: San Jose Peace & Justice Center: <sanjosepeace.org>, click on calendar. South SF Peninsula: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, <peaceandjustice.org>, click on calendar.

 

Campus Activism

National calendar of interest to students and others. <campusactivism.org>, look under “events.”

 

Art: 

October 10

Downtown Art Walk
Second Thursdays monthly. Peak hours are something like 6-9 PM. Downtown LA. (213) 624-6212. <downtownartwalk.org>. Also Art Walks in Culver City (<culvercity.org>, search for art walk; they may not have an event in 2013), Long Beach (<artwalklb.com>, 2nd Sat Oct 12), Pasadena (<playhousedistrict.org>, click on calendar of events then ARTWalk; Sat Oct 12, 2013), Pomona (<pomonaartscolony.com>, 2nd Sat Oct 12), and Venice (<theveniceartwalk.org>; they may not have more 2013 events) on various dates during the year.

 

Books:

October 5
Black Writers and Artists
International Black Writers & Artists is a network of authors, publishers, artists and community members meeting to listen and be heard. 1st Saturdays monthly (Oct 5), 2-4 PM, St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA. 3rd Saturdays monthly (Oct 19), 1-5 PM, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena. (323) 964-3721. <randy44ross@sbcglobal.net>. <Ibwala.com> (website might not be current— contact them to check event info).

 

Classes:

October 1 

Rising Star Toastmasters
Become a better speaker! 1st/3rd Tuesdays monthly. A professional, structured, international organization. Contact them to check time and location. 6 PM. Community Room, Burbank Police Station, 200 N. Third St., Burbank. (818) 846-8318. <damondray@yahoo.com>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>. More groups at <toastmasters.org>, click on “find a location near you.”

 

October 2

Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose. Read your story to a group of supportive writers. Also other writing, media & performance workshops. Every Tuesday. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <beyondbaroque@aol.com>. <beyondbaroque.org>.

 

Tenants Rights
The Coalition for Economic Survival, with 27 years in working for tenants rights and other issues. Two meetings weekly to help tenants. Every Wed. 7 PM & every Sat. 10 AM. Plummer Park, Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. (213) 252-4411, (323) 656-4410. <contactces@earthlink.net>. <cesinaction.org>.

 

October 3

Acting Workshop for Vets
To train actors for performance & to help individuals heal, grow & learn via “drama therapy.” Donation, register online. Contact them for location and to see whether classes are in session. The Veterans Project. 7-10 PM. Every Thursday. Also community theater & interpersonal communication skills workshops. 3916 Sepulveda, LA. (310) 842-8794. <roy@theveteransproject.org>. <theveteransproject.org>.

 

October 4

African History
Afrikan World Civilizations Adult Class. Fridays thru Dec 6. Youth Class offered most summers. Contact them for details and check the website for details and upcoming class dates. (213) 368-4976. <word@drkwaku.com>. <drkwaku.com>.

 

October 5

Ecovillage Tours.
History, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for this central city demonstration ecovillage neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community. Oct 5, 26; Nov 9. 10:30 AM. Check their website for other times & dates and unscheduled tours by appointment (min. 6 people). $10 sliding scale; $20 with vegetarian lunch (after 1 PM; or brown bag it). LA EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, LA. (213) 738-1254. <crsp@igc.org>. <laecovillage.org>.

 

October 6

Vegan Toastmasters
Improve your speaking ability in a fun & supportive learning environment. Help spread the message of health, compassion towards animals & environmental responsibility. Meeting dates may be updated on their facebook page. 3 PM. Usually 1st/3rd Sundays monthly (call first). West LA Animal Care Center Community Room, 11361 W. Pico Blvd., LA. <vegantoastmasters.org>, <facebook.com/vegantoastmasters>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

October 26

Fair Chance Project
A free legal clinic. Usually 4th Saturdays monthly. 1:30-3:30 PM (subject to change; contact them to verify date/time). Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 677-7445. <gerifacts@sbcglobal.net>. <fairchanceproject.org>.

 

Cuba
Educational tours listed on their website. Cuba Education Tours of Vancouver, BC Canada. (877) 687-3817. <info@cubafriends.ca>. <cubafriends.ca>.

 

Filmmaking
Make a movie! Fun & easy classes for the whole family. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.

 

Food Not Bombs
Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty Tour. Invite FNB co-founder Keith McHenry to speak on your campus. Speaking fees are reasonable. Currently booking thru Dec 2013; contact them for details and available dates. (575) 776-3880, (800) 884-1136. <menu@foodnotbombs.net>. <foodnotbombs.net>.

 

Labor Studies
Learn and develop Union leadership skills. Sponsored by Trade Tech Lab or Center. Classes at union locals and other locations. Ongoing. (213) 763-7129. <laborcenter@lattc.edu>. <college.lattc.edu/laborcenter>.

 

Organic Gardening
An organic gardening school. Classes and lectures for adults, special classes for children. In several LA regional locations. (888) 341-9666. <thewovengarden.com>.

 

SOA Watch
Speakers, actions, international delegations. (202) 234-3440. <nico@soaw.org>.

 

Union Organizing
UNITE HERE!, a union of hotel, casino, food service, laundry& textile workers, wants dedicated activists for a comprehensive program of leadership training and political education. (213) 481-8530. <thudson@unitehere.org>. <unitehere.org>, <hotelworkersrising.org>.

 

Urban Farming
Contact them for events. Dragonfly Hill Urban Farm, 345-½ Douglas St., LA. <home.earthlink.net/~theweproject>.

 

Witness for Peace
Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela. <witnessforpeace.org>, click on “travel with us.”

 

Young Warriors
“For youth by youth” program guiding them into meeting the challenge of their own struggle, Everyone has something to offer to better our future! Contact them for time and place.  Usually Mon/Wed. 6-8 PM. (818) 913-1968, (818) 939-3433. <youngwarriors_souls@yahoo.com>, <young.warriors.yw@gmail.com>. <tiachucha.org>, <facebook.com/YoungWarriors2007>.

 

Community Event/Service:

October 6

RAC Food Program
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities Food Program, a mutual-aid project organizing & distributing food in its home neighborhoods. Volunteers needed. Usually every Sunday. 10 AM – 5 PM. MacArthur Park, SW Corner of Wilshire  Blvd. & Park View Ave. <rac-la@lists.riseup.net>. <revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com>.

 

Natural Health Group
Weekly vegan dinner events at locations in LA & Orange Counties. They publish a comprehensive Holistic Directory of Vegetarian Restaurants and offer coupons as well as an ongoing discount card. (This group may be inactive; website not updated since 2009. Contact them for more info.) Natural Health Group, 326 N. Western Ave. #368, LA, CA 90004. (800) 701-9364, (310) 396-2826. <info@naturalhealthgroup.org>. <naturalhealthgroup.org>.

 

Vegan Happy Hour
Includes a potluck. Age 21+ only; pay for (optional) drinks. 5-9 PM potluck; social continues after. The Short Stop, 1455 Sunset Blvd. (two blocks E of Echo Park Blvd. at Sutherland, look for red neon “cocktails” sign), Echo Park. Join myspace to access their website & meeting schedule. <myspace.com/veganhappyhour>. (This website might no longer be active.)

 

October 3

Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition
W
ar on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. 7-9 PM. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. (NE corner @ Wardman St.), Whittier. (562) 587-6270, (562) 233-8579. <whittierpeace.org>.

 

October 10

Conscientious Projector
Money & Life. Usually 2nd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. (310) 782-4738, (626) 792-4941. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Ave.,  Pasadena. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

Media:

Alternative Radio

Weekly hour-long ongoing series. Featuring speakers like Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Chris Hedges & Howard Zinn. <alternativeradio.org>.

 

AlterNet
A very good progressive website with original articles and more. <alternet.org>.

 

Common Dreams
One of the prominent progressive Website. With a collection of articles, original articles, videos and news. <commondreams.org>.

 

CounterSpin
Hour media criticism program. Also on Free Speech TV. <fair.org>, click on “counterspin.”

 

CPRMetro.org
Community Progressive Radio. <cprmetro.blogspot.com>.

 

Democracy Now!
Every weekday hour-long news program. Amy Goodman et al. <democracynow.org>.

 

Grit TV
With Laura Flanders. Also on Free Speech TV twice daily. <lauraflanders.firedoglake.com>.

 

l.a. activist
LA activism journal. <laactivist.com>.

 

Left Wing Radio Stations
<leftwingradiostations.com>

 

Making Contact
Weekly half-hour documentary-style radio program. Globalization, civil liberties, prison issues, education, environmental justice, etc. <radioproject.org>.

 

Progressive AM Talk Radio
Randi Rhodes (<therandirhodesshow.com>), M-F, Noon – 3 PM, KTLK 1150AM. Mike Malloy (<mikemalloy.com>; also <tunein.com>: search for “malloy”) Thom Hartmann (<thomhartmann.com>), radio & TV.

 

Progressive Podcast
The Rational Radical. Long time activist and subscriber to Change Links, Jerold Block hosts a popular progressive Podcast. <rational@roadrunner.com>. <therationalradical.com>.

 

Progressive Radio
From Matt Rothschild of The Progressive magazine. <progressive.org/radioweekly>.

 

Raza Press & Media Association
“The only Mexican-Raza journalist organization consistently advancing and building revolutionary anti-imperialist media.” <razapressassociation.org/blog>.

 

Vegan Radio
“Go Vegan with Bob Linden.” Broadcast stations & show times on website (frequent changes). Also archives & podcasts. <bob@goveganradio.com>. <goveganradio.com>.

 

Tuesdays

Voice of Palestine Radio
Vancouver Cooperative Radio since 1987. Programs now only posted on their website. <voiceofpalestine.ca>, click on “show downloads”.

 

Fridays

Michael Slate
Fridays, 10-11 AM, KPFK 90.7 FM. <kpfk.org>.

 

Military&Draft
Counter-recruitment groups which organize at schools may go on hiatus when classes are not in session.

 

October 5

Military Families Speak Out
MFSO Orange County Chapter Meeting. First Saturdays monthly. 10 AM. <socal.mfso.org/contact-us/>, <mfsooc.org>.

 

Counter Recruitment
Palisadians for Peace conducts High School campus visits weekly when schools are in session. Usually early morning (onsite about 7 AM). They also canvass other events and distribute information pamphlets in commercial & residential areas offering alternatives and factual information countering relentless military campus recruitment. Volunteers needed. (310) 573-1901. <ulisandra.paz@verizon.net>. (This email address may be bad– “over quota.”)

 

OC Recruitment Awareness Project
New volunteers urgently needed. If you can spare 90 minutes at 7 A.M. once a month during the new school year, please contact us immediately. (949) 492-0571. <bmartin125@comline.com>. <oc-rap.org>. (Blog has not been updated since 2013-12.)

 

Veterans for Peace
Monthly meetings at the LA Peace Center or the Arlington West Memorial, Santa Monica Beach. Contact them for time & location. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (323) 934-3451, (310) 398-0056, (310) 339-1770. <veteransforpeacela.org>. Other chapters: <veteransforpeace.org>, click on “Contact Us.”

 

Music:

October 2
Suzy Williams
Suzy Williams & Her Solid Senders play live swing jazz and jump blues. Second Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice, free. More dates on the website. (310) 450-6052, (310) 306-7330. <pfsuzy@aol.com>. <laughtears.com>.

 

Mother Natures Army
Eco-freak rock, punk americana spreading truth. People & music have the power. Viva la revolución! Contact them for dates & locations. <mothernaturesarmy.com> or “Mother Natures Army” on Facebook. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

Plays:
Dates are usually the opening date or the earliest date in the month. Many plays run from Thu-Sun. Times are for the evening performances. Call for Sunday times. Listed costs are usually the lowest.

 

October 20

LA Café Plays
“Fastest Theater in Town.” Five short plays go from conception to execution in just 10-½ hours. Continuing 3rd Sundays monthly. 7:30 & 9 PM. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica. $15. (310) 397-3244. <ruskingrouptheatre.com>, <facebook.com/ruskingrouptheatre>. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

Theatricum Botanicum
Summer Repertory Season. Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor setting. Thru Oct 25. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723. <theatricum.com>

 

Poetry:

October 3

 

Sociedad de Escritores
Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos. Reuniones Todos los Jueves. (Thursdays.) Contact them to check info. 7:30 PM. McDonald’s, 500 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (213) 230-4868. <bohemia2000@webtv.net>. <poesiasymas.com>.

 

October 16

Fightin Words
Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Hosted by Oct. 22 Coalition. 3rd Thursdays monthly. Call to be sure its happening. 8-11 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243 , (323) 446-7459. <youth4justice.org>.

 

Beyond Baroque
Long running arts and poetry venue with numerous events. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <richard@beyondbaroque.org>. <beyondbaroque.org>. BB & other arts and non-profit venues such as LATW remain at risk due to fiscal austerity. Subsidy cuts would stop nonprofits from running cultural facilities. Even if a venue appears to be safe, this can change rapidly in response to economic & political mandates. Continuing updates on <artsforla.org>, search for “lease subsidy” and for “la cultural centers.”

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