September 1 – Monday
35th Annual Labor Day March & Rally:
8a Assemble, 10a March, Noon Rally & Picnic. From Broad & E Sts, Wilmington to Banning Park (between PCH & M St, off Avalon Blvd, Wilmington. LA/LB Harbor Labor Coalition, 562.595.1891. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
BA Everywhere Campaign fundraising picnic: Noon-5p. Project Bob Avakian’s voice throughout society. $10; sliding scale. Rancho Cienega Park, 5001 Rodeo Rd, LA. 213.304.9864. <email@example.com>. <revcom.us/BAfundcampaign>.
Valley Interfaith Council Labor Day Celebration: 5pm program, 6pm light supper. Keynote speaker Rachel Torres of UNITE HERE speaks on From Income Inequality to Upward Mobility. Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church, 11066 Norris Ave, Pacoima. 818.903.4771.
September 2 – Tuesday
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club: 6-8p. Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. <laughtears.com>.
September 3 – Wednesday
Health Care for All-CA: 7p, Van Nuys. See ongoing events/ Wednesday.
September 4 – Thursday
Onionaires choir rehearsal: Thursday 715p. Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society (aka The Onion), 9550 Haskell Ave, North Hills. 818.894.9251.
Screening: BA Speaks: Revolution – Nothing Less!: 730p, LA. Excerpt from the film with discussion. Bob Avakian Live. See ongoing/Thurs.
September 5 – Friday
An Evening with American Muslim Writers: 7:30-10p. Free/donation. Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W Pico Blvd, LA. 310.657.5511. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <levantinecenter.org>.
DakhaBrakha & Carmen Rizzo: 8p. Grand Performances. Free. CA Plaza, 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. free. Eastern European ethno-chaos & improvised ambient musical set. 213.687.2159. <grandperformances.org>.
September 6 – Saturday
Boycott HEWLETT-PACKARD Campaign, 2-4p. Location TBA. HP profits from selling technology to control & blockade Palestinians on occupied land, speed up deportations by ICE/Homeland Security, and digitize all prisoner & parolee records for the CA prison system. Educate the public about HP’s role in the surveillance state & militarism. <email@example.com> <idc-calif.org/hp-boycott-campaign-socal>.
Activism Is Not Terrorism: Oppose the AETA!: 2p. Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire, LA. Join Progress for Science, Empty Cages LA, Direct Action Everywhere LA & Project Intersect to expand public awareness of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in LA. 562.528.6891.<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ross Altman performs Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads 1-2:30p in “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” with Prof. Peter Dreier at the Pasadena Public Library in the DRW Auditorium at 285 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 744-4066. Free and open to the public.
Yuna: 8p. Melodic pop, and soulful R&B by Malaysian born resident of Downtown LA.Grand Performances. Free. CA Plaza, 350 S Grand Ave, LA. 213.687.2159. <grandperformances.org>.
September 7 – Sunday
Sunday Funday Bike Ride: 9:30a. 13-mile tour includes a “bikes-eye view” of sites like the Velodrome Cycling Arena, the Goodyear Blimp & crosssections of a few Carson residential neighborhoods. Carson Bicycle Coalition. Stevenson Park, 17400 Lysander Dr, Carson.
Running Down the Walls 5K Run/Walk/Bike: 10a. Fundraiser shared by Anarchist Black Cross Federation & RAC-LA. MacArthur Park, LA. <la(at)abcf.net>. <abcf.net>.
Conjunto Los Pochos y Friends: 3p. Bilingual listening/dance party for the young & young-at-heart. Grand Performances. Free. CA Plaza, 350 S Grand, LA. 213.687.2159 <grandperformances.org>
Reparations: 6p potluck, 6:30-8:30p program. Dr. Ikaweba Bunting examines the call for reparations for Black Americans. Committee for Racial Justice. Virginia Avenue Park, Thelma Terry Building, 2200 Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica. 310.422.5431.
Violent Affair On Tour from OKC: 8p. In Support of Their New Album Call To Arms. Hosts: OSD Press & OC Anarcho. The Other Place, 316 S Euclid St, Anaheim. Venue: 714.533.1534.
September 8 – Monday
Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training application deadline. Four month political education & leadership development program for white social justice activists. Become accountable, principled anti-racist organizers building multiracial movements for justice. <collectiveliberation.org>, click on Our Work, Anne Braden Program.
DOCUMENTAL: 6-10p, Santa Monica. Experimental films. See Ongoing/Monday.
September 9 – Tuesday
Revolution Books bookstore volunteers meeting: 7p, LA. See Ongoing/Tuesday.
Screening: The Front: 130p. The McCarthy-era witch-hunt in the entertainment industry set the stage for this comedy-drama with Woody Allen as an unsuccessful bookie who agrees to act as a “front” for a blacklisted TV writer. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, LA. 310.440.4500, <skirball.org>.
September 10 – Wednesday
Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): 5-615p. On-line webinar. Defending Dissent Foundation presents activists who used FOIA & Public Record Requests to advance their work… and discover how they were spied on. Learn how to get your own FBI file or launch a research campaign that can bring your fight for justice to a whole new level. Presenters: Drew Hendricks, who used FOIA to expose illegal US military infiltration into efforts to block shipments of war equipment out of Olympia WA, Jane Kleeb who used FOIA to reveal that Keystone pipeline builder TransCanada is pushing to brand peaceful activists as terrorists. Shawn Musgrave of Muckrock.com talks about your own FOIA request. <email@example.com>.
Singer Suzy Williams: 7-10p. Free. Dannys, 23 Windward Av, Venice. 310.450.6052.<laughtears.com>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: 7:30-9p. See Ongoing/Wednesday.
September 12 – Friday
LA Green Festival: September 12-14 Fri-Sun. LA Convention Center, Downtown LA. <greenfestivals.org>.
Cuban 5: 16th anniversary of their arrest. With the recent release of Rene Gonzalez & Fernando Gonzalez, we feel it is time to double our efforts to free Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez & Ramon LabaÒino! <thecuban5.org>.
Kickstarter Film Fest: 6-11p. An evening of film, food, art, music, tech& other Angeleno eccentricities- all made with Kickstarter. Free. The Autrey, Griffith Park. <kickstarter.com/events/filmfest2014_la>.
India Jazz Suites: 8p. a.k.a. Fastest Feet in Rhythm. An explosive collaboration between one of India’s foremost Kathak masters and one of the world’s fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. Incredible speed & power, grace & beauty, epic storytelling & the pure joy of dance. Grand Performances. Free. CA Plaza, 350 S Grand Ave, LA. <grandperformances.org>.
September 13 – Saturday
LA Black Book Expo: all day. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Crenshaw Blvd., LA. 323.365.2948. <labbx.org>.
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon): 4-6p, Unurban CafÈ, Santa Monica. Author & LA Times writer David Ulin. See Ongoing/Saturday.
Benefit/Play: Turning Thirty: 7:30p. $32. Proceeds to Griefhaven which helps those impacted by the loss of a child. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 – 4th St, Santa Monica. 310.394.9779.x2. Tickets: <griefhaven.org/turning-thirty.shtml>. Play info: <santamonicaplayhouse.com>. <griefhaven.org>.
Rosanna Gamson, WIFE, Sheetal Gandhi: 8p. An evening of stunning, accessible, and unforgettable modern dance from LA-based artists. Free. Grand Performances. CA Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave, LA. 213.687.2159. <grandperformances.org>.
September 14 – Sunday
Rants n Raves: Zine Publishing for Beginners: 11a. Ages 9-14. Workshop participants write, design& produce a ‘zine to trade with the whole group and hand out to friends and family. Led by Darin Klein, award-winning independent publisher. Reservations encouraged. 826LA@Hammer. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd at Westwood, LA. 310.443.7000, 310.915.0200. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <workshops.826la.org>.
Crisis At Home & Abroad: 6-8p. …from Ferguson, Missouri to the Middle East & Ukraine. West Coast International Marxist-Humanist Org. Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd near Venice Blvd, Culver City. Free parking in rear; dial 22 at door to enter. <email@example.com>. <internationalmarxisthumanist.org>, <facebook.com/groups/imhorg>.
Catrina’s Candle-Light Vigil in solidarity with those in solitary confinement, 4p. Lincoln Park, Pomona CA. Isolation is Torture! <abolishsolitary.com/about-cfasc.html>
September 15 – Monday
KPFK Governance Committee of Local Station Board: 730p. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City. Pacifica is seeking an Executive Director for the Foundation and a General Manager for KPFK. Check <pacifica.org/jobs>
Independence Day for Central America
September 16 – Tuesday
Independence Day for Mexico, anniversary of the Grito de Dolores.
KPFK Finance Committee 7:30p. Local Station Board considers the station’s budget and finances. Radio Station KPFK, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West (near Lankershim & 101 Fwy), Universal Studios stop on Metro Red Line), N. Hollywood. 818.985.2711. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <kpfk.org>.
Screening: Shield and Spear: 7:30-9:30p. What does democracy mean in South Africa today? Some of South Africa’s most prominent artists examine hate crimes against the LGBT community, death threats for a political satirist, identity, race and creativity. A commemoration of the recent death of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela & the 20-year anniversary of the end of Apartheid. Followed by Q&A with director Petter Ringbom, producer Alysa Nahmias and executive producer Marquise Stillwell. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd at Westwood, Westwood. West Coast Premiere. 310.443-7000. <email@example.com>.
September 17 – Wednesday
Sandra Fluke at Activist Support Circle: 6-8p. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St, Santa Monica, Fluke is an attorney, women’s rights activist and candidate for CA Senate District 26. Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee refused to allow her to testify on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control. 310.399.1000. Opponent Ben Allen appeared last month. <www.ActivistSupportCircle.org>.
Meditations on Media (MOM): 7-10p. Beyond Baroque. See Ongoing/Wednesday.
Evening of Iranian literary & artistic culture, 7-10p. Launch party for Iran: RPM Vol. 2 from Magic of Persia and the latest issue of B’ta’arof as well as Omid Walizadeh’s LP, Modern Persian Speech Sounds. Fiercely independent and creative Iranian writers and artists. Free (donation). Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W Pico Blvd (between La Cienega & Fairfax), LA. Street parking. <levantinecenter.org>.
September 18 – Thursday
Bob Avakian Live: 7:30p. See ongoing/Thursday.
September 20 – Saturday
The Woody Guthrie Show (music): 1p. See Ongoing/various dates, Theatricum Botanicum.
KPFK Local Station Board: 1-4p. Monthly meeting with a report from the interim GM & public comment periods during the Board meeting. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice Bl & Washington Pl.), Culver City. Dial “22″ for entry.
Visibly Invisible dynamic walk-thru: 1-4p. Join artist Yrneh Gabon Brown & curator Mar Hollingsworth for an exhibition tour & informal conversation. CA African American Museum, 600 State Dr, Exposition Park, LA. 213.744.7432. <caamuseum.org>.
Building Blocks Against Climate Change: 1-5p. View our webpage map, choose a corner, intersection or block for your group’s special action along Wilshire between Alvarado and Wilton , fill out the brief form, and hit Submit. In solidarity with the People’s Climate March demanding that world leaders at the UN Climate Summit implement policies to Stop Climate Change Now. Converging Storms Action Network. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <againstclimatechange.org>.
September 21 – Sunday
People’s Climate March. NYC. While President Obama & world leaders come together for the UN climate summit, we have an opportunity for a powerful moment to push for climate action. The People’s Climate March is shaping up to be the biggest climate march in history. 646.780.0801. <email@example.com>. <peoplesclimate.org>.
Pacifica National Board Committee of Inclusion: 1-3p. To consider how KPFK can better incorporate & meet the needs of historically under-represented communities in programming, governance, management and staffing. Radio Station KPFK, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West (near Lankershim & 101 Fwy), Universal Studios stop on Metro Red Line), N. Hollywood. 818.985.2711. <kpfk.org>.
September 22 – Monday
Poetry in solidarity with Sundiata Acoli. Announce your events supporting political prisoner & Assata Shakur co-defendant Acoli. <facebook.com/events/1514149692131971>.
September 24 - Wednesday
Dave MacArthur on the Four Pillars of Health
Basic Nutrition and the most Cutting Edge Anti-Aging Telomeres Science.
Wednesday Wellness Show on KJLH-FM with Dominique DiPrima.
September 26 – Friday
Days and Nights Festival
Philip Glass & Jerry Quickley
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Dave MacArthur on the 4 Pillars of Health
6:30 pm reception, 7 pm presentation
Presentation will include a few tasties.
$10 at the Door.
Free if you Email or Call in advance.
Homeboy Industries in Downtown LA at 130 Bruno St (corner of Alameda, just north of Union Station), CA 90012 AgapeWellnessGroup.com
Justice on Trial Film Festival: September 26/27 Fri 5-9p, Sat 2-6p. Keynote speaker: formerly incarcerated attorney & prison reform advocate Daryl V. Atkinson. Screenings of Fruits of War, The Cooler Bandits, When Will the Punishment End, Elementary Genocide & Crime After Crime. $10. CSU-Long Beach, University Theater, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, LB. 562.985.4111.<justiceontrialfilmfestival.org>.
OC Stand Down: September 26-28 Fri-Sun. Homeless & at-risk vets receive assistance in services including medical, dental, vision, hot showers, grooming, clothing, hot meals, snacks, tents to sleep in (group, female only, family). Shuttles from a # of OC and adjacent locations. Participant & volunteer registration forms online. Army Reserve Center, off Jamboree at Barranca Pkwy, near The District, Tustin Legacy Center, Tustin 714.547.0615. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <ocstanddown.org>.
September 27 — Saturday
Move to Amend, 1-3p. Monthly membership of group seeking to amend the Constitution to strip corporations of personal civil rights, and get money out of politics. Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Ave., LA 90032. 323.255.1279. <email@example.com> Ongoing Event, last Saturday.
MOVE TO AMEND VIDEO RESOURCE:
“A Question of Personhood”
introduces the corporate constitutional rights issue
and Move to Amend. 7min 35 sec
September 27 – Saturday
March Against Chemtrails
Los Angeles Sky Watch
What – March Against Chemtrails
Where: Assemble at the cannon by the Santa Monica Pier at 12 noon.
When – Saturday, September 27th, March from 12 noon to 2 PM. Los Angeles Contact: Paulette @ 310-836-0257
Global March Against Chemtrails http://globalmarchagainstchemtrailsandgeoengineering.com/
September 28 – Sunday
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: last Sunday 11:30 AM potluck/mailing. See Ongoing/Sunday
Long Beach Reggae Music Jerk & Food Festival, 1-9p. Queen Mary Shoreline Park, 1126 Queens Highway North, Long Beach. 562.353.4397 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Identifying the Disappeared: 1p. Thirty Years Later, DNA Makes It Possible to Identify The Disappeared. Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (<fafg.org>, in Spanish). First Unitarian Church of LA, 2936 W. 8th St, LA. 310.573.1901. You can arrange to give a DNA sample.
Book signing: Race & Universities: 3p. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities with the author & MIT professor Craig Steven Wilder. Revolution Books /Libros RevoluciÛn, 5726 Hollywood Blvd, LA. 323.463.3500. <email@example.com>. <revolutionbooksla.blogspot.com>.
Screening: Of Two Minds: 7p. Bipolar documentary with award-winning filmmakers Doug Blush & Lisa Klein. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl, Venice. 310.822.3006. <laughtears.com>.
September 29 – Monday
Survival: It’s On!: September 29-October 5 Mon-Sun. A convergence to help bring progressive activists work together in solidarity. Scheduled themes include Labor Day, Debt/Austerity/Occupy Day, Creative Resistance Day, Anti-Capitalist Climate Action Day, Student Organizing Day, Direct Action Day, Disorientation Party!
Che CafÈ, UCSD. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
September 30, Tuesday
Professor Peter Mathews will be special guest on “The Rob Macon Show to discuss his new book “Dollar Democracy: With Liberty & Justice for Some” about the disappearing middle class is disappearing, fracking, GMO’s and more. Mathews has been on NBC, CBS, KTLA, KPCC & KPFK.
To watch: www.padnet.tv for “Video On Demand.”
October – Bil’in Gathering: Two Weeks of Cultural Activism & Creative Exchange in Occupied Palestine. We have been invited to occupied Palestine by the Popular Struggle Committee in Bili¥n, one of many Palestinian communities engaged in ongoing struggle against Israel’s ongoing practice of settler colonialism, military occupation & structural apartheid. Contact us for more details including how to donate. <email@example.com>. <indiegogo.com/projects/art-and-activism-in-palestine>.
October 1 – Wednesday
Health Care for All-CA: 7p Van Nuys. See ongoing events/ Wednesday.
Vigil against militarization of space at front gate of space warfare base 3:30-4:45 PM Vandenberg AFB, CA. Contact Dennis Apel 805.343.6322
October 4-11, 2014 – Keep Space for Peace Week. October 4 is also a Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance & Killing and is being sponsored by a host of groups around the world. See more at http://globaldayofaction.nationbuilder.com/ 207.443.9502 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <www.space4peace.org>
October 4 – Saturday
Movie Night: Freedom Summer: 5:30p. $5 suggested donation for potluck dinner before screening. Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City. 213.201.7029. <9to5.org/CA>.
October 5 – Sunday
Let’s Ax like White People: 7p. Gerry Fialka & Brad Kay probe the motives and consequences of the Minstrel Show, voluntary Negritude, & Afrofuturism. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. 310.822.3006.
October 6 – Monday
Fall Delegation to Bolivia (Presidential Election Oct 12): Oct 6-16. $1000. Start in Cochabamba and end in La Paz; visits to Coroico and Coripata (Yungas de La Paz), Cochabamba and Chapare. Trip space is very limited. If interested, email <email@example.com> ASAP.
October 8 – Wednesday
Day of the Heroic Guerrilla (commemorates Che Guevara)
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: 7:30-9p. For November issue of the monthly progressive newspaper and community calendar. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice Blvd & Washington Pl., adjacent to I-405), Culver City. Dial “22″ for entry.
October 11 – Saturday
Pasadena Art Walk: 11a-5p. Annual event. 626.744.0340, playhouse district assoc. <playhousedistrict.org>, click on calendar of events then ARTWalk.
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon): 4-6p, Unurban CafÈ, Santa Monica. Filmmaker Kent Hayward . See Ongoing/Saturday.
October 13 – Monday
DOCUMENTAL: 6-10p, Santa Monica. Rag’n’Bones – Live poets, music improv & avant garde films. 7p: Sur les Toits (Over the Roof Tops), Nicolas Drolc’s historical documentary. 830p: Guantanamo Circus. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd, LA. See Ongoing/Mon.
October 18 – Saturday
El Grande Fondo de Los Angeles Crest (The Great Los Angeles Crest Challenge). Travel through the classic high country of the San Gabriel Mountains along scenic Angeles Crest Highway. Cycling benefit for LA County Bicycle Coalition & the National Forest Foundation. <grandefondoangelescrest.org>.
A Tribute to the Bard: 1p. celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Shakespeare and the classics in a rustic, outdoor setting. Theatricum Botanicum. See Ongoing/various dates
October 19 – Sunday
Candidates’ Forum: 6p. All the candidates running for Santa Monica city council and for the SMMUSD school board are invited. Express your views on issues important to the Committee For Racial Justice. Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St, Santa Monica. 310-422-5431.
October 22 – Wednesday
Action against Repression. International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Time & location TBD. <october22.org>.
October 25 – Saturday
Jazz Funk Fest: 7-10p. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. <http://laughtears.com >.
Move to Amend: See Ongoing Activities/Saturday
October 26 – Sunday
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: last Sunday 11:30a-1:00p. See Ongoing/Sunday.
Screenings: 7p: Red Reign; 8:30p: My Name Is Jansa Janez. Also Q&A with director Masha Savitz. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.3006.
October 30 – Thursday
Firefly Ball Awards Gala: 6-9p. Benefit for LA County Bicycle Coalition. A light-filled evening of art, music, food & drink honoring community members doing good bike work. Farmers & Merchants National Bank, 401 S Main St, LA.
October 31 — Friday
Halloween – in Hollywood and West Hollywood.
It’s best to verify time & location for all ongoing events- let us know of any changes!
Mondays: (Sept 1,8,15,22,29, October 6,13,20,27)
Fair Chance Project Food Distribution: Mon 10a-Noon. FREE w/ fresh vegetables, cereals, chips, healthy drinks, etc. A movement led by liberated lifers. May also offer free legal advice. Chucho’s Justice Center, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood. 323.235.4243. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Occupy Venice: Mon 8p. General Assembly. Beyond Baroque, upstairs, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. <facebook.com/occupyveniceca>.
DOCUMENTAL: 2nd Mon 6-10p (September 8, Oct 13). September; experimental films; Oct: Avant-Garde films. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>.
Topanga Peace Alliance General Meeting: Usually 3rd Mon (September 15, Oct 20). Contact them to confirm date. 310.795.1373. <email@example.com>. <topangapeacealliance.org>.
Tuesdays (September 2,9,16,23,30, Oct 7,14,21,28):
Acting Workshop for Vets: Tue 7-10p. Train for performance; heal, grow & learn via “drama therapy.” Register online. Donation or free. The Veterans Project. 3916 Sepulveda, Culver City. 310.842.8794. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <theveteransproject.org>.
Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Tue 8p. Creative non-fiction, memoir & prose. Also other writing, media & performance workshops. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.3006. <email@example.com>. <beyondbaroque.org>.
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club: 1st Tue 6-8p (September 2, Oct 7). Marina Del Rey Libr., 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. <laughtears.com>.
Military Families Speak Out, 1st Tue 7p: MFSO Orange County Chapter. Contact them for location. 562.833.8035 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <mfso.org>.
Revolution Books bookstore volunteers meeting: 2nd/4th Tue 7p (September 9, 23, Oct 14, 28). Save & expand Revolution Books. Your determination, ideas & input is critical. Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Blvd at Wilton, LA. 323.463.3500.
Rising Start Toastmasters: 3rd Tue 6p (September 16, Oct 21). Become a better speaker! Community Room, Burbank Police Station, 200 N. Third St, Burbank. 818.846.8318. <email@example.com>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>. More groups at <toastmasters.org>, click on FIND.
OC Code Pink Vigil: 4th Tue 5:30-7p (September 16, Oct 21). Plaza Square Park, Traffic Circle at Glassell & Chapman, Orange. (Info from OC Progressive calendar.)
Wednesdays (Sept 3,10,17,24, Oct 1,8,15,22,29):
Activist Support Circle: Last Wed 6:30p (September 24, Oct 29). Speakers/programs TBD. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St, Santa Monica. 310.399.1000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <activistsupportcircle.org>.
Tenants Rights: Wed 7p. Also, Sat 10a. Coalition for Economic Survival, 27 years working for tenants rights & other issues. Volunteers needed. Plummer Park, Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, W Hollywood. 213.252.4411, 323.656.4410. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <cesinaction.org>.
DFA-OC: usually 1st Wed 6:30p social, 7:15-9p meeting (September 3, Oct 1): Oct TBD. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901 South Coast Dr, Costa Mesa. <email@example.com> . <meetup.com/dfa-oc>; updates also at <ocprogressiveevents.info>.
Healthcare For All CA: 1st Wed 7p (September 3, Oct 1). San Fernando Valley chapter. Improved Medicare (single-payer health care) for All Californians. Bernardi Multipurpose Community Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave at Hamlin, Van Nuys . 818.766.7318. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <healthcareforall.org> <facebook.com/hcasfv>.
UN Women 2nd Wed 6:45-9p: LA Chapter. Formed to promote the status of women worldwide. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), 543 N. Fairfax, W Hollywood. 323.651.2080. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <unwomen-usnc.org/greaterla#>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: 2nd Wed 7:30-9p (September 10, October 8). For next month’s issue of the monthly progressive newspaper and community calendar. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (btwn Venice Bl. & Washington Pl, adjacent to I-405), Culver City. Dial “22″ for entry.
Meditations On Media (MOM): 3rd Wed 7-10p (Sep 17, Oct 15). Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree stirs up discussion. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.3006. <laughtears.com>.
Senior Patriots for Peace Vigil: Last Wed 5-6:30p (Sep 24, Oct 29). Signs and banners provided. Leisure World, large world globe, Seal Beach Blvd & Golden Rain Rd (between I-405 & Westminster), Seal Beach. 562.430.7509, 562.430.1047.
Thursdays (Sept 4,11,18,26, Oct 2,9,16,23,30):
Clutter 12-Step: Thu 10-1130a. Clutterers Anonymous (CLA). Face-to-face & phone meetings; additional locations. CafÈ Tropical , 2900 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake. 866.402.6685, 310.281.6064, 323.281.2243. <clutterersanonymous.net>.
Onionaires choir rehearsal: Thu 7:15p. Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society (aka The Onion), 9550 Haskell Ave, North Hills. 818.894.9251.
Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos: Jueves (Thu) 7:30p. McDonald’s, 500 N Central Ave, Glendale. 213.230.4868. <email@example.com>. <poesiasymas.com>.
Peace & Justice Films: Usually 1st Thu 7p (Sep 4, Oct 2). Sep: TBD; Oct: TBD. Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave (NE corner @ Wardman St), Whittier. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
Bob Avakian Live: 1st /3rd Thu 730p (Sep 4, 18, Oct 2, 16). Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Bl.
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thu 6-9p approx. peak hours (Sep 11, Oct 9). All over downtown focused on Spring & Main Sts, between 2nd & 9th Sts, Downtown LA. 213.624.6212. Be advised that this is contested space due to gentrification of downtown and Skid Row. <downtownartwalk.org>.
Conscientious Projector Films: 2nd Thu 7p (Sep 11, Oct 9). Sep: TBD; Oct: TBD. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941 (phone may not be current). <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>.
SFV Atheists United: usually 3rd Thu 6:45p dinner/social; 7:15p discussion (Sep 18, Oct 16). Sep/Oct topic: outside religion, is there an actual good & evil? Kountry Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills, 818.988.2806 (after 5p), <atheistsunited.org>.
Peace & Freedom Party: 3rd Thu 7p (Sep 18, Oct 16). Open to all Party registrants. 2617 S Hauser Blvd, LA. 323.960.5036. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <peaceandfreedom.org> Peace & Justice Teach-In: 3rd Thu 7p (Sep 18, Oct 16). Roundtable discussion of current topics & a film TBD. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave (NE corner @ Wardman St), Whittier. 562..692.2621, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
Fightin’ Words: 3rd Thu 8-11p (Sep 18, Oct 16). Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Hosted by Oct. 22 Coalition. Call to be sure it’s happening. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd, Inglewood. 323.235.4243, 323.446.7459. <youth4justice.org>.
Fridays (Sept 5,12,19,26, October 3,10,17,24,31):
Topanga Peace Vigil: Fri 4:30-5:30p. Optional social follows vigil. Pine Tree Center, 120 S Topanga Cyn Blvd, Topanga. Contact via form on website
Costa Mesa Peace Vigil Fri 5-7p: Protesting all colonial occupation. Across from South Coast Plaza, Bristol & Anton, Costa Mesa. <email@example.com>. 714.956.5037.
Topanga Peace Alliance film night: Usually 1st Fri 7:30p sharp (Sep 5, Oct 3) Bring veggie potluck snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. Parking under the library. Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd, Topanga. 310.795.1373. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <topangapeacealliance.org>.
Center for Inquiry Dinners: 4th Fri (NOT 5th Fri) 6:30p dinner, 7:30p discussion & social (Sep 26, Oct 24). For atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, inquiring minds. WLA Grill 11407 Santa Monica Blvd, WLA. 310.780.7363 <cfiwest.org>.
Saturdays (September 6,13,20,27, Oct 4,11,18,25):
Tenants Rights: Sat 10a. Also Wed 7p. The Coalition for Economic Survival, with 27 years in working for tenants rights & other issues. Plummer Park, Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, W Hollywood. 213.252.4411, 323.656.4410. <email@example.com>. <cesinaction.org>.
Intl. Black Writers & Artists: 1st Sat 2-4p (Sep 6, Oct 4), St Elmo Village, 4830 St Elmo Dr, LA. 3rd Sat 1-5p (Sep 20, Oct 18), San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd, Pasadena. 323.964.3721. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <facebook.com/pages/IBWALA/196883846554>.
OC Peace Coalition: 2nd Sat 10a-Noon (Sep 13, Oct 11). Educating, organizing & changing US foreign policy promoting illegal invasion & occupations & stopping US militarization. Friends Meeting House, 2091 Business Center Dr, #100, Irvine. 949.653.1097. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Fair Chance Project: usually 2nd Sat 10a-3:30p (Sep 13, Oct 11). 10a: Free Walk-in Legal Clinic staffed by attorneys & liberated lifer paralegals especially for those impacted by the prison system. 11a: LEAPP, Learning Everything About the Parole Process workshops. 1230-230p: Fair Chance Project, meet with liberated lifers, people who care & attorneys. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd, Inglewood. 310.677.7445. <email@example.com>.
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: 2nd Sat 1:30p (Sep 13, Oct 11). Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine. 949.733.9157. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <au-oc.org>.
Move to Amend, last Sat 1-3p. Monthly mtg of group seeking to amend the Constitution to strip corporations of personal civil rights. Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Ave., LA 90032. 323.255.1279. <email@example.com>
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