April 2019


Peace vigils: https://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/


Other Calendars: https://ocprogressiveevents.info/, https://la.indymedia.org/calendar/, httpss://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/, https://www.activistsandiego.org/event, httpss://vcpjn.org/calendar/ httpss://echoparkfilmcenter.org


On – Going & Continuing Events


Weekends, Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick and yoga classes, blood pressure screens and annual health & wellness fairs. Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises for more info: http://www.seela.org


Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (El Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl & Parkview St, LA 90057, free produce distribution. httpss://www.facebook.com/raclosangeles/


Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA 90033. STPLA free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc). We also engage the community on happenings around the neighborhood and city, learn about grievances and provide legal services with help from the LA Ctr for Community Law & Action. httpss://servethepeoplela.wordpress.com/


3rd Sunday, SoCal350 monthly meeting, St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Ave., LA 90026, https://bit.ly/SoCal350Updates;  facebook.com/SoCal350 climate action.


Mondays, Support Honduran Refugees, 6-8p, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA), 2845 W 7th St, LA.   Respond to Trump’s zero tolerance policies on Refugees and Asylum and to prepare to receive the Refugee Caravan from Honduras and other immigrants from Central America. Come organize with Central Americans, bring a friend or two, and get ready to roll up your sleeves.


Tuesdays, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting at LAPD HQ, 9:30a, 100 W. 1st St to speak out against racist police murders with impunity. See agenda, schedule here: https://www.lapdonline.org/police_commission


Tuesday evenings, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition meets weekly at LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. https://stoplapdspying.org – see website for meeting topics. httpss://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying


Wednesdays, 4-6p, Black Lives Matter-led vigil outside DA Jackie Lacey’s office with families who have lost loved ones to police & sheriff’s deputies. DA Lacey has indicted only a single law enforcer for over 445 murders by local police & deputies. 211 W. Temple, DTLA.


Wednesdays, 6-7:30p, LA CAN Legal Clinic, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Residents. Must sign-in before 6:15p. For more info, call 213.228.0024


Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace breakfast forum, 7-9a, Immanuel Presbyterian, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90010. For donation, bring packaged non-perishable food for the church food pantry. Guest speakers, reflections, coffee and bagels to start your morning! http://www.icujp.org.

Fridays, 5-6p, a lively Vigil for Peace & Justice, sponsored by KPFK 90.7FM-LSB Outreach Committee & friends. Join us for a fun time outreaching & making noise at Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Ave. Bring your signs…


1st Friday of the month, LA FOR YOUTH, 4-6p, 1726 N. Spring St, LA 90013. action@youth4justice.org


1st & 3rd Fri, LA Poverty Department Movie Nights, 7p, Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. movienights@lapovertydept.org. Free screenings, & conversation about issues that are important to Skid Row and downtown with generous support of Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.


3rd Fri: Lawyers in the Library, 1-4p, http://www.lalawlibrary.org/classes, 213-785-2516, 301 W. 1st, LA 90012. Register on-line, check-in 12:45. Ref doesn’t guarantee consultation of approx. 20 minutes.


Every 1st and 3rd Sat: End Homelessness Now-LA,  2-4pm, a grassroots campaign to pressure L.A. City and County public officials to use their vacant properties for large-scale, permanent, supportive public housing to end the homelessness catastrophe. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 90018, just west of Arlington Ave. Free street parking. 323-723-6416, endhomelessnessnowla@gmail.com,  httpss://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/


Every 2nd Saturday of month: Welcome Home LA, resources for those returning from jail, prison and juvenile detention, Chuco’s Justice Center of Youth Justice Coalition. Location may be changing, contact YJC, PO Box 73688, LA 90003, (323) 235-4243 | fax (323) 846-9472 | or action@youth4justice.org. https://www.youth4justice.org/


Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, SOLA Food Co-Op at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market.  This Co-op is unique, because it’s planning to open the first-ever Organic Grocery in Leimert Park Community. You can become a member. http://www.solafoodcoop.com/


Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Av, L.A. 90032, 323-255-1279.


Wed Apr 17-Sat Apr 27 50-500 Elders Committee Little Tokyo to Manzanar Spirit Run. Commute portion, 4/17-21, camping 4/21-27. Contact Mo Nishida, monishida@gmail.com, 323-371-4502.


Saturdays thru Apr 27: Turning Challenges into Co-opportunities Collective REMAKE presents a cooperative education & development workshop series free and open to the public RSVP: contactus@collectiveremake.com Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center, MLK Center for Public Health, 11833 Wilmington Ave, LA 90059, Right off the Green Line Metro Stop, Willowbrook/Rosa Parks.


LA Times Festival of Books, USC, April 13-14 httpss://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/


Thru May 2: Print As Protest art exhibit, LA Valley College featuring the work of Inge Bruggeman, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Michael Krueger, Kimiko Miyoshi, Tim Musso, and Sergio Teran. Gallery hours, when LAVC is in session: Mon+Wed 2-4p, Tue+Thu 11a-2p, M, T, Th 6-9p. LAVC Art Gallery is in the Art Building, 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen 91401


Apr 3-13, Poor Peoples Campaign statewide Truth & Poverty Bus Tour, Chico-San Diego w stops in Pacoima, Pomona. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/386225685533971


Apr 11- Sep 1, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, exhibition at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049, 310-440-4500, http://www.skirball.org. Featuring over 40 photos of black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, this is the first-ever major exhibition dedicated to this key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite (b. 1938) combined his political vision with the medium of photography to effect social change. With his brother Elombe Brath (1936-2014), Brathwaite founded 2 organizations: African Jazz-Art Society and Studios, a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers, in 1956; and Grandassa Models, a modeling agency for black women, in 1962.

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, April 27-May 11, httpss://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2019/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema

1st & Last Fri, Voter Registration, 10a-2p, lobby of Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, 7555 Van Nuys Bl, Van Nuys, until the Nov. 2020 election.  16for2020 volunteers will assist with voter registration and will explain LA County’s new Vote Centers – these allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period.


1 – Mon


Women 4 Women and Children Advocacy Committee of Valley Community Healthcare, 12n–1p, 6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave Suite 1B, LA 91605. Committee takes an active and leadership role in outreach, advocacy and fundraising for Valley Community Healthcare’s women’s reproductive health and pediatric programs via a specific event(s) or plan of action to be created and implemented by the group. W4W engages caring, compassionate and dynamic women in the vital programs and women and children of Valley Community Healthcare. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2558723374153980/


An Evening Service with Marianne Williamson, 7:30–9:30p, First Unitarian Church, 2936 W 8th St, LA 90005. Williamson is running for president in 2020. http://www.uula.org


2 – Tue


Progressive Book Club potluck picnic, sunrise to sunset, Balboa Park (Victory Blvd & Woodley Ave). Contact Mic 818-277-8352.


Diné Black Mesa Grandmothers with their beautiful woven rugs, 10a-4p, Autry Museum in Griffith Park. Fundraiser for their long legal battle on Black Mesa. They are available until Apr 7 to talk at schools and other venues. Contact: jessicanicolewofford@gmail.com. Contact for the Elders: Salina Begay 928-229-1505.


FILM: The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975, 1:30 pm, free, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049, 310-440-4500. Using a treasure trove of discovered 16mm film shot by Swedish journalists in the 60s-70s, director Göran Olsson and coproducer Danny Glover chronicle the evolution of the Black Power Movement. 2011, 100 min. httpss://www.skirball.org/programs/film/black-power-mixtape-1967-1975


McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, 6p, Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR 90292, free. https://laughtears.com/McLuhanWake.html. Finnegans Wake turns 80–published May 4, 1939


3 – Wed


L.A. Tenants Union Sección Oeste | Westside Local, 6:30p, Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Ave, Venice 90291. Bilingual English/Spanish (Sindicato de Iniquilinos).


Save Porter Ranch: Monthly Meeting, 7-9p, 9666 Lemona Ave, North Hills 91343.


4 – Thu


LA Students Deserve general assembly monthly meeting, 4:15-6:30p, 3651 S. Vermont Av (2 blocks n. Of Expo Vermont Metro Station). We are divesting from a culture of criminalization of youth of color: As you read this, schools are applying to be part of the first wave to eliminate the racist random searches and usher in a new era.  Applications are due March 15, and if you and your school are applying, let us know right away! studentsdeservejustice@gmail.com


Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change, 9-5:30p, USC, Town and Gown (TGF), 665 Exposition Blvd, LA 90089. With former Secy of State John Kerry as keynote speaker, the conference brings together experts from both sides of the political aisle to identify how to break the political gridlock that is preventing action against the growing threat of climate change. httpss://calendar.usc.edu/event/climate_forward_navigating_the_politics_of_climate_change


LEVELLING UP: Engaging Our Students in PROJECT BASED LEARNING, 6–8:30p, Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Bldg., 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica 90404, Child care provided. Committee For Racial Justice will host Dr. Ben Drati, Superintendent for SMMUSD schools, and some district staff who will introduce a new program of project based learning that will start next fall at SAMOHI. Such programs have a strong positive impact on student achievement. The pilot program will have 100 9th graders involved in a ground-breaking approach to education. Current SMMUSD 8th graders need to apply by April 30.

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National Day of Action this Thursday, April 4 at 5pm, to demand that Attorney General William Barr #ReleaseTheReport! If Barr fails to meet the deadline set by Congressional leaders of Tuesday, April 2, we mobilize. Please RSVP and invite friends to join you at the event!  Wheelchair accessible. A core principle shared by supporting organizations is a commitment to nonviolent, peaceful actions.  All actions that are sponsored or organized on this page are intended to be nonviolent and peaceful. We expect all participants to act lawfully at all times and to seek to de-escalate any potential confrontation with those that disagree with our values. Demand full transparency today, not partial news later! Line Ocean Ave, the Incline as well as the overpass over PCH which will be packed. Bring signs. httpss://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/18997


5 – Fri


Reframing the discourse on Israel/Palestine, 9a-5p, USC Annenberg Hall 106, free. Amid political turmoil and human rights concerns in the Middle East and rising charges of anti-Semitism at home, the time is right for for a civil and respectful conversation between scholars, journalists and activists across a wide range of perspectives. Panel topics will include reframing the future: expanding the possible outcomes in for Israelis and Palestinians.Panelists include Michal David, IfNotNowLA, Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace LA, Dena Takruri, AJ+ (Al Jazeera), Saree Makdisi,  professor of comparative literature at UCLA and author of Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, and many others. httpss://uscannenberg.formstack.com/forms/israel_palestine


UPDATED – Topanga Peace Alliance Film: 7:30p, Topanga County Library, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, 90290. Discussion after film. “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste” httpss://www.facebook.com/events/396055564310100/    httpss://www.facebook.com/groups/53323228710/


Black Mesa Diné  Grandmothers Community Forum (Koreatown) w/ John Prysner, 2936 W. 8th St, LA, 7:30-9:30p.


6 – Sat


“Co-op Jump-Start”, all day, also Sat Apr 13, LA Trade Tech College, Washington & Grand, LA. Introduction to worker coops and coop principles, a preview of coop business models and governance, and exercises to think about a good business idea and about forming a team. Info, pre-register, and sliding scale fee schedule: httpss://lacooplab.com/classes/


Westside Repair Cafe hosted by Transition Culver City, 12n– 4p, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 90401. The Westside Repair Café returns to the Camera to connect folks with broken household items to volunteers who will demonstrate repairs. Bring small household goods and see if their lives can be extended! Please RSVP but repairs are made first come, first served. Drop off larger items curbside right out front before parking. No gas powered appliances allowed onsite. If you know how to fix something please send email to ourtimebank@gmail.com; they welcome volunteers!


Protect Our Species Lecture & Vegan Cooking Demo Featuring Joni Newman and Andy Shrader, 5p, The Duck Club,15 Riparian View, Irvine. Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-2019-protect-our-species

Celebrating Alex Odeh, 4-6p, Makara Center for the Arts, 811 N Main St, Santa Ana, 92701, free. Marks what would have been the 75th birthday of poet, activist, and Santa Ana resident Alex Odeh, assassinated leader of the American Arab anti-Discrimination Committee; as well as the 25th Anniversary of the statue dedicated in his honor at the Santa Ana Public Library. Odeh’s story remains untold to many city residents, and this event promotes awareness of his work as a poet and human rights activist. The performance will feature newly translated readings of Odeh’s book “Whispers in Exile” in English, Spanish and Arabic, set to an original music score. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/297368920926860/


Puerto Rico: Interior/Exterior art exhibit opening, 5-8p, The Art Gallery, Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Rd, Glendale 91208. Free to the Public RSVP to receive directions and parking: PRinout.eventbrite.com

• See artwork from nine contemporary artists from Puerto Rico
• Connect to Puerto Rican current aairs and activism in Los Angeles with Puerto Ricans In Action
• Hear Puerto Rican music from Aponte Poro

The Failed Coup In Nicaragua, 2-4p, The Public School Los Angeles, 951 Chung King Road, LA 90012.  The Alliance for Global Justice invites you to a documentary screening and delegation report back from the recent agroecology and food sovereignty trip to Nicaragua. The documentaries being screened will touch on what corporate mainstream media is not telling what truly happened in Nicaragua starting on April 18, 2018. The movement that is being promoted is being sold to the public as “heroic” and “pacifist”. Yet you are not being told that they have been funded by U.S NGO’s like NED or USAID. Besides the documentaries and recent delegation in January, we will also discuss opportunities to go on the next delegation to Nicaragua in July. You can read the report of the last delegation here: httpss://friendsatc.org/blog/report-from-the-january-2019-delegation-to-nicaragua-now-available/ . Info about the upcoming delegation can be found here: httpss://friendsatc.org/delegations/  202-540-8336 – afgj@afgj.org


7 – Sun


Marcha por Zapata 2019 hosted by Coordinadora Independencia, 9a-6p, El Parque de Mexico Conmemorando al Gral. Emiliano Zapata. 9a Los 5 Puntos (Five Points) 3300 E Cesar Chavez  East Los Angeles 90063. Evento Comunitario: Parque México, Valley Blvd & Mission Av. Lincoln Heights, 90031.


Paper Earth Fair, 11a, Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, Tarzana. PAPEREARTH.ORG Family fair that connects art and earth. Learn how to create beautiful things and protect our beautiful world through paper crafts, food, gardening, advocacy, and a little zero waste. FREE. 5 Paper art workshops: Nick Runge – Watercolor; Gallery Girls – Life Drawing; Emily Greenfield – Paper Portraiture; Jeremy Bregman – Origami; Aimee Ward – Papermaking. Bring-Your-Own Food Container, Mugs, Water Bottles, and Utensils and you’ll get discounts and special offers. Food vendors. 8 Conservation organizations: 5 Gyres, Orangutan Foundation International, In Defense of Animals, Kiss The Ground, Food Forward, American Green Zone Alliance, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. Live music.


8 – Mon


Volunteer Orientation for Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and Heal the Bay, 6:30–8:30p, Heal the Bay, 1444 9th St, Santa Monica 90401; http://www.healthebay.org; Heal the Bay has empowered over 100,000+ volunteers to improve our environment and communities. Our volunteers are an integral part in fulfilling Heal the Bay’s mission – they advocate for safe, healthy and clean water in Los Angeles through education, interpretation, science and more. Volunteer Orientation occurs every second Monday of the month. Attend one to learn more about Heal the Bay, our various volunteer programs, and current water issues in LA County. Once you attend a Volunteer Orientation you will be able to sign up for a host of volunteer training opportunities and events: Aquarium volunteers work at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over LA. Beach Captain volunteers support our beach cleanups that occur every 3rd Sat of the month.


9 – Tue


Homeland Security Since 9/11: Janet Napolitano, hosted by LA World Affairs Council and Town Hall LA, 7–9p, World Affairs Council, 3535 Hayden Avenue, Suite 200, Culver City 90232. Tickets: http://www.lawac.org. Napolitano, former Secy Homeland Security, will discuss how the department has succeeded and failed since its inception, and whether it can keep the US safe as security risks evolve. She will discuss why the dept is struggling to address cybersecurity threats, and the humanitarian and security crisis at the border, as crossings of families and children have tripled since this time last year and border resources have become overwhelmed. She will also discuss the effectiveness of terrorism prevention since 9/11 and the rise of citizens who are radicalized in the US as terrorist groups find new ways to recruit online. Looks like a good opportunity for a protest or a chance to ask embarrassing questions.


10 – Wed


Data & Displacement FTP Studies Special Series, 7–9p, La Conxa, 2628 E Cesar Chavez, E. LA 90033. Every 2nd & 4th wed of the month. RSVP is mandatory! ftpstudygroup@lists.riseup.net, Fomenting Theory & Praxis study group created for the purpose of debating/discussing and learning from movement’s in rebellion throughout Hue Hue Tonantzin aka mother earth as in all over the globe (europe included).


Laughtears Salon, (rsvp 310 306 7330 for location & time) free – politics, art, culture discussion


11 – Thu


Fair Housing Conference, 8a–12n, Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Dr, Rancho Cucamonga 91739, $50. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2183978775263945/


Sierra Club Rio Hondo Group-Chapter Meeting, 7p, Dinner/Social Gathering; Program/Speaker 7:30p, Coco’s Restaurant, 1250 East Imperial Highway, Brea CA. the_penster@hotmail.com.


Is the US Ready for the Next Recession? A Zócalo/UCLA Anderson Event, Moderated by Erica E. Phillips, Managing Editor, LA Business Journal, 7:30p, The RedZone at Gensler, 500 S Figueroa St, LA 90071. When the next recession hits, the US may not be well-positioned to fight back. Instead of building up surpluses that could stimulate the economy in a downturn, the federal government has cut taxes and run up trillion-dollar annual deficits and a $21 trillion national debt. The Federal Reserve is still unwinding the actions it took to battle the Great Recession. Most people are unprepared for bad times, with only half saying they could come up with $400 in an emergency. UCLA Anderson Forecast director Jerry Nickelsburg, UC Riverside economist Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera, and UCLA Anderson economist and statistician Ed Leamer visit Zócalo to gauge the country’s readiness for recession. httpss://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/america-ready-next-recession/


Words And Ideas-Black Is Beautiful: Then and Now, 8p, Skirball Cultural Ctr, see ongoing events. Hear from Kwame S. Brathwaite, the artist’s son and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archives, along with fashion designer Mimi Plange and photographer Tyler Mitchell, as they examine the social impact of Brathwaite’s photography. This informative panel will also consider contemporary issues of representation and activism through media. Arrive early to view the exhibition and more! Black Is Beautiful will be open to ticketholders from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. A book signing of the exhibition catalogue follows the program. Books available for purchase.


Suzy Williams & Michael Jost, httpss://www.coffeegallery.com/ 8p, Coffee Gallery 2029 Lake Ave, Altadena 91001, httpss://www.facebook.com/events/703901416691859/


12 – Fri


#TIMESUP/#MeToo in Hollywood: Los Angeles as a Company Town, 10:30a, June and Merle Banta Education Center at the Huntington Library.  Parking is free.  A complimentary lunch is available to those who RSVP by April 9. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at this link: https://bit.ly/LACompanyTown  The panelists will be: Kerri Stoughton-Jackson, Deputy Director, Outfest LA; Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter; Dr. Katherine Pieper, Research Scientist, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, USC; Alana Hauser, Manager of Catalyst & Women’s Public Programs, Sundance Institute and ReFrame. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive notifications of future events, please subscribe here: https://bit.ly/LAHistSignup


2nd Annual Puerto Rican Film Night hosted by Puerto Ricans In Action, 7:30–11p, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado at Sunset, LA 90026. Tickets · $10 – $15 http://www.eventbrite.com; httpss://www.facebook.com/events/294320104547294/ puertoricansinaction.la@gmail.com


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FILM: Believer, 7:30p, Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Montrose, 91020, free.  “Believer” documents the efforts of Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons to organize a festival in support of LGBTQ youth in Utah. Concerned by the high suicide rate among teens in the state and the unaccepting policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Reynolds chose to become an ally to the gay community. He uses the platform of a rock star to amplify the voices of LGBTQ youth and their family members. He seeks to build bridges and relieve the isolation that is hurting young people who feel ostracized.

As a Reconciling (intentionally inclusive and affirming) Congregation in the United Methodist Church, we are in the midst of some turmoil around the issue of human sexuality. You have probably seen headlines about the global church’s recent vote, which narrowly passed, to limit access of LGBTQ people and their allies to full inclusion in the church. We disagree with that outcome and want to let the community know that all are welcome in our church. We humbly offer this film, knowing that we are part of a denomination that has done harm. We hope that gathering to hear others’ voices will inspire us to build bridges and to chip away at the isolation that so many are experiencing.

Please come watch “Believer” with us on Friday, April 12th, 2019

Doors open at 7, film at 7:30. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.




13 – Sat


“Co-op Jump-Start”, all day, {see Apr 13), LA Trade Tech College, Washington & Grand, LA.


IWW Organizer Training, 9a-5p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. Also Sun 14. To reserve a spot please fill out our registration form: https://tinyurl.com/y3kqx2yt Workplace democracy. A world without bosses. How can we help make it happen? The Industrial Workers of the World is a union for all workers, dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. We aim to win better conditions today and to build a world in which production and distribution are organized to meet the needs of the entire population, not just a handful of exploiters.


National Organization For Women-Orange County Chapter Meeting & Guest Speaker, 1p, Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Circle, #A, Irvine, free. Arab-American Heritage Month Info: http://www.ocnow.org https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Apr13now


LA Times Festival of Books, USC, April 13-14 httpss://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/


“HERE TO BE HEARD: The Story of The Slits”, 2 Screenings: 7p &  9:15p, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado LA 90026. A film about the world’s first all girl punk band; formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up. Filmmaker William Badgley & Slits Founder/First Drummer Palmolive In Attendance!

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Relief for the Ridge: Emergency Relief Benefit Concert for Pine Ridge Reservation, 7p, Corazan Performing Arts, 125 S. Topanga Canyon Bl., Topanga.  Musical Guests: Dr. T & The Blues Criminals, Terin Ector.

Items Needed:


Non-perishable foods



Drinking Water

Baby Food/Formula


Free admission with gift of any of the listed items or suggested $25.  donation at door.  contact: wilsterner@gmail.com   There’s a discussion about this situation here (March 28 show): https://www.kpfk.org/on-air/american-indian-airwaves/  https://montrosepeacevigil.proboards.com/thread/888/relief-ridge-april-13th


14 – Sun


IWW Organizer Training, 9a-5p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. (See Sat 13 for details).


LA Times Festival of Books, USC, April 13-14 httpss://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/


Suzy Williams & Michael Jost, 6p,The Write Off Room, 21791 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills 91364 818-610-8308 Opening for The Bonedaddys. httpss://www.thewriteoffroom.com/



15 – Mon


Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD, 12n-1:30p, USC, Doheny Memorial Library (DML)241, Free. When Watts erupted in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential segregation, and poverty. But the more immediate grievance was anger at the racist and abusive practices of the LAPD. Yet in the decades after Watts, the LAPD resisted all but the most limited demands for reform made by activists and residents of color, instead intensifying its power. In Policing Los Angeles, Max Felker-Kantor narrates the dynamic history of policing, anti-police abuse movements, race, and politics in Los Angeles from the 1965 Watts uprising to the 1992 rebellion.  Felker-Kantor is visiting assistant prof of history at Ball State Univ. httpss://dornsife.usc.edu/events/view/1538373/policing-los-angeles-race-resistance-and-the-rise-of-the-lapd/


Mindful Mondays for Wellbeing w/ Susan Lopez, 7-9p. $25. (every 3rd Monday of month), Self Help Graphics & Art: 1300 E. 1st Street, East LA 90033. Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness and Grounding in the Body. Reviewing the support and history of mindfulness from different cultures and traditions (naming and honoring those that came before us-shared these traditions), different mindfulness practices for connecting to our body, bringing awareness to our relationship to our body, and how we can begin using the body to access presence. httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-mondays-for-wellbeing-with-susan-lopez-tickets-59193450203


16 – Tue


The Source Program (for Homeless Services), 12:30–3p, Exposition Park Regional Library – LAPL, 3900 S Western Ave, LA 90062. Tickets: http://www.lapl.org. One-stop-shop of resources and services to help homeless Angelenos transition to independent and supported living. Services are also available for eligible low-income residents. All services are free of charge, may vary by month and include: Same day transportation to emergency shelter; Free California ID vouchers for the DMV; Free cell phones; Housing assessment through the Coordinated Entry System; Enrollment into Medi-Cal and CalFresh.


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FILM: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe – A Documentary about The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 6-9p, West Hollywood Public Library, 625 N. San Vicente Bl, West Hollywood.  Validated free parking is available at the directly adjacent West Hollywood Library parking lot.

6:00pm – Pre-screening reception

6:45pm – Screening with an introduction by filmmakers Andy Trimlett and Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb

8:15pm – Panel discussion with professors James Gelvin, UCLA; Robin Kelley, UCLA; and Sandy Tolan, USC. Moderated by Estee Chandler, KPFK Radio.

RSVP Required. https://bit.ly/HRSS-Apr2019 Only one admittance per RSVP. All names will need to be on the list for entry.

Film tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is not possible to make sense of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This was the last chance for many of its characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.

The documentary film uses eyewitness interviews to tell the story of the httpss://imeu.org/article/quick-facts-the-palestinian-nakba> Nakba, which established the Israeli state through ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes, land, and country.

Today, in defiance of  <httpss://www.unrwa.org/content/resolution-194> UN Resolution 194, Israel refuses to allow <httpss://mondoweiss.net/2019/03/anniversary-great-return/>  six million Palestinian refugees to return. In the past year alone, Israeli snipers at the Gaza fence have killed more than 250 Palestinians seeking to exercise that right.

Screening of the short documentary Healing Trauma: Beyond Gangs and Prisons, The Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries and Robert Greenwald invite you. A reception with light refreshments will be held at 5:00pm, followed by a 6:00pm screening with an introduction by Robert Greenwald, and a panel discussion at 6:30pm featuring Father Greg Boyle and Homeboy Industries alumni and staff: Emily Chapa, Miguel Lugo, George Nuñez and Inez Salcido.

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception – 3rd Floor Rotunda
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Screening – John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340
6:30pm – 7:15pm: Panel Discussion;  More info: www.bravenewfilms.org/cityhall

17 – Wed

Palestinian Prisoner’s Day


MOM  – MEDIA DISCUSSION, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291. Free


UCLA Earth Month: Project TEAL, 6:30-8p, Trainings for Environmental Activists and Leaders is a workshop designed to give you the tools you need to become stewards of our planet, focusing on environmental justice, including water, food, air, and toxic injustices. Speakers TBA; food provided. This event is open to anyone and everyone who is willing to learn, so invite your friends! Food Justice and Chemical “-icides”. Also Apr 19, focusing on Air and Water. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2104272779657890/


Change Links monthly planning conference call, 7:30p, email changelinks2@gmail.com for details. Get involved in planning the May issue of Change Links!


18 – Thu


Whittier Peace 3rd Thursday Film Night, 7p, St. Matthias Episcopal Church (Chase Room), 7056 Washington Ave., Whittier  90602, N/E corner of Wardman St. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north south two blocks east of Greenleaf Park (there is additional parking in the back of the church). Walk through the 2nd gate north of Wardman. The Chase Room is just to the left. Film will be chosen from DVDs brought that night. https://whittierpeace.org/

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Know Your Sheriff & Sheriff’s Dept Workshop Series, XEROX Centre, 1851 E First St, 1st Floor Conf Rm, Santa Ana, 6-8p.  The ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative is hosting a public education workshop series about the role and power of a Sheriff and Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected officials in Orange County and California. Yet, most people do not play close attention to the position. In OC, the Sheriff has the power to run the county jail system, influence state policy, use alternatives to incarceration, minimize crime by providing opportunities for rehabilitation, and listen and respond to the community. In OC, the Sheriff also acts as coroner, ruling over a person’s manner of death. Participants will tackle conditions in OC jails, OCSD’s budget, alternatives to incarceration and much more! Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Questions and/or concerns, please contact Daisy Ramirez at dramirez@aclusocal.org. https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Apr18aclu  https://ocprogressiveevents.info/


19 – Fri


UCLA Earth Month: Project TEAL, 6:30-8p, Trainings for Environmental Activists and Leaders is a workshop designed to give you the tools you need to become stewards of our planet, focusing on environmental justice, including water, food, air, and toxic injustices. Speakers TBA; food provided. This event is open to anyone and everyone who is willing to learn, so invite your friends! Water Justice and Air Quality. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2104272779657890/


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Commemorating the Centennial: Spring 1919, the Korean Independence Movement, and the Digitized Archives, 9a-7:30p, Doheny Memorial Library (DML), 240, 3550 Trousdale Parkway, LA 90089.

FLYER: https://dornsifelive.usc.edu/assets/sites/124/docs/2018_19_Events/Korean_conference_postcard_final.pdf

RSVP: httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/commemorating-the-centennial-spring-1919-the-korean-independence-movement-and-the-digitized-archives-tickets-59085732015

Beginning with the public reading of the Korean Declaration of Independence in Seoul on March 1st, 1919, thousands of Koreans rose up in protest against Japanese colonial rule. The protests immediately inspired resistance movements around the world, including the establishment of the Korean Provisional Government in Shanghai the following month.

This single-day conference commemorates the centennial of this eventful spring of 1919, with presentations and discussions on the significance of the March First and Korean independence movements in the formation of modern Korea, and on the newly digitized documents of the Korean National Association. The day’s proceedings culminate in a special event with descendants of notable Korean independence figures. httpss://calendar.usc.edu/event/commemorating_the_centennial_spring_1919_the_korean_independence_movement_and_the_digitized_archives


20 – Sat


The Great L.A. River Cleanup, 9a–12n, 2800 Casitas Ave, LA 90039. Humanist Community of USC joins Friends of the LA River. Tickets: folar.rallybound.org The Humanist Community of USC and the Secular Student Fellowship are joining Friends of the Los Angeles River for the annual LA River Clean up on April 20 at the Bowtie Parcel @ Fletcher Dr. Click this link to register and in Step 2, click to “Join a Team” and search for Humanists of USC. httpss://folar.rallybound.org/bowtieparcel/Account/Register


Our Voice, Our County: Earth Day Fair & Expo hosted by Day One and Liberty Hill Foundation, 9a–12n, Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena 91103. Tickets by Eventbrite-Register to reserve your seat(s). Share your vision for the future that balances the environment, equity, and economy. Earth Day Festival to follow at 12pm!


LA Eco-Village Tour with Cooperative Resources and Services Project, 10:30a–1p, 117 S Bimini Pl, LA 90004. Tickets: laecovillage.org httpss://www.facebook.com/events/291257901570932/

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Americans United for Separation of Church and State OC: Film: Trapped: What Remains of a Woman’s Right to Choose?, 145p, Community Room, Irvine Ranch Water Dist, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine.  Film will be introduced by Judge Lynne Riddle (ret), Instructor, Reproductive Justice, UCI-Law School. US reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. 44 states and DC have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these, clinics have taken the fight to the courts. In 2016 the US Supreme Court issued a ruling that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. *Trapped* follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal. Contact/more info: http://www.au-oc.org mail@au-oc.org 714/299-4551. Doors open at 1:15. https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Apr20au


21 – Sun


Passover Seder, Jewish Voice for Peace, 2-5p, Culver City. Details: JVP.LA@jewishvoiceforpeace.org


22 – Mon  Earth Day


March for Science – Los Angeles, 9a, Pershing Square (5th & Hill) DTLA. A celebration of our passion for science and the many ways science serves our communities and our world. The March for Science is an unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science enthusiasts joining together to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/discovery/


Learn how to ask for help (& get it), 6–8:30p, The Riveter: Marina Del Rey, 4505 Glencoe A, MdR, 90292. Last event in this series in partnership with The Riveter and The Rabbit Hole. Seeds tokens (httpss://www.facebook.com/seedsgives/) allow anyone to ask for monetary help – and receive it as a gift – with no strings attached.  To make the tokens as easy to use as we could, we’ve loaded them on simple gift cards. For every card you buy, another will be donated to someone in need. Instagram: @seedsgives  httpss://www.facebook.com/events/153420265533972/


23 – Tue


LA County Sheriff Community Oversight Commission, 9a-1p, MTA, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 3rd Floor, Metro Board Room.  See httpss://coc.lacounty.gov/Meetings for agenda.


ACLU-SC Pasadena-Foothills: Reducing Police Shootings, 7-9p, Friends Meeting House, 520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, free.  The California Act to Save Lives provides a clear definition for when peace officers can use deadly force. Introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), AB 392 requires that police officers only use deadly force when there is no reasonable alternative, including warnings, verbal persuasion, or other nonlethal methods to resolve or de-escalate a situation.  Concerned that the Weber bill should endanger police officers’ lives and threaten public safety, opponents have introduced SB 230, a competing measure that would increase officer training but would not limit the use of deadly force. Criminal justice reform advocates worry that this toothless alternative would sustain California’s epidemic of police shootings. httpss://reducing-police-shootings.eventbrite.com


In Remembrance: Classical Music by Armenian Composers, 7:30p, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024, 310-443-7000, info@hammer.ucla.edu, Co-presented by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble brings Armenia’s rich musical history to life with mezzo-soprano Danielle Segen, the VEM String Quartet (Ji Eun Hwang, Aiko Richter, Morgan O’Shaugnessey, Jason Pegis), and special guest LA–based composer Artashes Kartalyan. Program features chamber music by Komitas Vardapet and compositions by Aram Khachaturian, Edward Mirzoian, and Alan Hovhaness. The program is introduced by artistic direc­tor, violinist, and UCLA music professor Movses Pogossian. httpss://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/04/in-remembrance-classical-music-by-armenian-composers/


24 – Wed


March For Justice hosted by Armenian Genocide Committee, 1p, T.C. Los Angeles Başkonsolosluğu / Turkish Consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 2010, LA 90048. The AGC, a coalition of 21 religious, political, youth, charitable, athletic and social organizations of the Armenian community, has announced the annual March for Justice will take place on Wilshire between Fairfax and San Vicente, in front of the Turkish Consulate, to demand justice for the Armenian Genocide.


25 – Thu


Change Links monthly distribution meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230, free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry.


26 – Fri

UCLA Protest: World Day for Animals in Labs, 11a-3p. DRESS CODE IS RED.  UCLA has long been the epicentre of controversy over its continued use and abuse of thousands of animals in painful and useless experiments. Join People for Reason in Science and Medicine and grassroots activist in this global day of protest against vivisection (the use of live animals in experiments).

11:00-11:30a Gather on corner of Le Conte and Westwood

11:30a-12n March to UCLA campus

12:00-1p Speakers Simone Reyes, Sydney Ross Singer

1:001:30p Return to corner of Le Conte and Westwood

1:30-2:30p Car pool/caravan protest to Cedars Sinai or meet up at Veggie Grill, 8000 Sunset Blvd.  httpss://www.facebook.com/events/349866765827722/


Green New Deal Tour – LA hosted by Sunrise Movement LA, 7–10p, LA Trade Tech-Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd., LA 90015.RSVP: httpss://actionnetwork.org/events/la-green-new-deal-town-hall In 2018, young Sunrise leaders put the Green New Deal on the map and permanently changed the conversation on climate policy in this country. The political establishment is scrambling to keep up with thousands of people across the country who are eager to take action and bring the promise of the Green New Deal into reality.


Encuentro 25 Years of Zapatismo, marking 25 years of Zapatismo, 9a–10p, also April 27 9a-10p, CSULA, 5151 State University Dr, LA 90032. Continuing the diálogo, learning from experience. Free public event hosted by by CSULA Latin American Studies Program and Eastside Café.  Papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, art projects, performances, installations, booths, dialogues, and other activities related to the Zapatista movement and to movements and organizations that are inspired by it.  Themes include: Art and Political Change /Artivism; Activism / Social Movements; Autonomy / Self-determination; Horizontalismo; Education/Unschooling/Unlearning; Neo-Liberalism; Indigenous Empowerment; Food Justice; Health; Conscious and Inclusive Parenting; and Women’s Rights.  For more information, please email las@calstatela.edu or httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2288556091422706/


27 – Sat


Manzanar Pilgrimage, httpss://manzanarcommittee.org/2019-manzanar-pilgrimage/ Annual visit to one of the concentration camps that held Japanese-Americans during World War II. Our bus to the 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo is full. To get on wait list, e-mail  50thpilgrimage@manzanarcommittee.org or call (323) 662-5102 for details.


4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit 8a-4p, Chapman University, 1 University Dr, Orange. 4th Annual Education & Ethnic Studies Summit: Ethnic Studies Community Movements: From Resistance to Policy. Info and registration httpss://events.chapman.edu/61796 https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Apr27ess


Encuentro 25 Years of Zapatismo, marking 25 years of Zapatismo, 9a–10p (see 26- Fri).


Maestra Circle w/ Lara Medina, 11a-1p. Donation. Casa Coatlicue, 1501 Loma Verde St, Monterey Park, 91754. This platica will center the wisdom of maestra Lara Medina. She will guide conversation by sharing her experience with prayer & spirituality. RSVP: httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/maestra-circle-with-lara-medina-tickets-57244461726


Socialist Feminist Transitions and Visions: Theorizing a Socialist Humanist Alternative to Private and State Capitalism, 2:30-5:30p, Art Share L.A.,  801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013.  Free parking available.  Art Share L.A.  is near the Little Tokyo Metro Train Station (Gold Line) 5th class in a series on Socialist feminism. For more information & to obtain the readings, contact socialistfeminismclasses@gmail.com or call Frieda Afary at 310-210-3748.   A $5 donation per class is requested but is not mandatory.


Climate Change: Making a Future for Earth, 1-2:30p, Santa Monica Public Library: Main branch, Santa Monica Blvd & 6th St, SM, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor. Free. Learn how climate change affects the earth’s natural systems, as well as solutions happening locally, nationally, and internationally to prevent its worst effects. Co-presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Light refreshments.


4th Annual Maker Faire, 8a-5p, Sierra Vista Bldg. Glendale Community College, 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, free. Where art, innovation and science meet. A faire for artists, craftspeople, scientists, hobbyists, techies, musician, makers and more! Interactive workshops & lectures. Network with industry professionals.  httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/glendale-community-colleges-4th-annual-maker-faire-tickets-52125028363


28 – Sun


KPFK LSB meeting postponed from 3rs Sunday (Easter).  10:30a, Location TBA, probably Peace Center.


State of the Environment Conference, 9a–4p, CSULB, 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach 90840. Join CSULB’s Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) for the second annual State of the Environment Conference. Free day-long event invites CSULB staff, students, faculty, environmental leaders, policymakers, scientists, and businesses to engage in discussion about our current state of the environment and our role in the future of sustainability. FREE breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided to all participants. This is a free Earth Week event and all are welcome. Learn more at csulb.edu/sustainability


7 Dudley Cinema – GEM (Geo Earth Mother) Gaia Goddess – Celebration of the Primal Mother of all life: beauty, love, fertility with RIA films, dancers, poets and music, 6p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291, Free. In the spirit of Marija Gimbutas and Annabelle Serpentine & Butterfly Dance httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YostqK_hFkE


29 – Mon


27th Anniversary of Los Angeles Uprising, after Rodney King beating of 1992


Housing is a Human Right Orange County, Anaheim Poverty Task Force, 7–10p, UUCA – Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim 92805. Join our coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals in Orange County.. On the 3rd Monday each month we meet with the OC Poor People’s Campaign at Youth on the Move in Santa Ana.


30 – Tue


Opening your Non- Profit Organization hosted by VEDC Women’s Business Center, 5:30–7:30p, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 300A, Sherman Oaks 91403. Find the steps to open your own Non Profit 503, C3 Corporation by determining the name, the purpose, appoint a board of directors, draft your by laws, file the registration form, and file a tax ID number from the IRS. We will go over all the steps to open a Non- Profit organization and if this is the right way to go with your idea.httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2274977289406108/


Upcoming events


May 1 International Workers’ Day


Multiple immigrant workers’ rights demos and marches, downtown, East LA and MacArthur Park.


May 2-10 35th LA Asian Pacific Film Festival httpss://www.vconline.org/festival/


May 3  UndocU Conference at CSU Long Beach, the Dream Success Center, CSULB, Annual conference features research with and in support of undocumented students, their families, and communities.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Roberto Gonzales, Prof., Harvard Grad School of Education, author of

Lives in Limbo. httpss://mydocumentedlife.org/2019/02/06/register-for-this-years-undocu-conference-at-csu-long-beach/


May 5 Cinco de Mayo

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