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On-Going & Continuing Events
3rd Sunday, KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a-1:30p. Open to the public with 3 opportunities for short public comments. Check http://www.kpfk.org for other meetings, including LSB committees. The last meeting in March was conducted via Zoom conference call. Further info announced over KPFK 90.7 FM air waves and kpfk.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, 3-5 p, Physical meeting cancelled, virtual “meeting” scheduled. 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. Offices are closed, called for details: (213)-385-7800. In the San Fernando Valley: 213-385-7800 ext. 122
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. Police Commission meetings canceled until further notice: https://www.lapdonline.org/police_commission http://www.stoplapdspying.org
Tuesday eves, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition meetings have been changed to teleconference. LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021, is closed to the public. https://stoplapdspying.org – see website for meeting topics. httpss://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying
Tuesdays, 8:30-10p, Second Draft LA, open mic cold read of writing and acting at Art Share-LA, 801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013. httpss://artsharela.org (213) 687-4278. Website now describes virtual galleries and at-home “concerts” so this has probably been canceled. httpss://zoom.us/j/9103444651 Pwd: artshare
Wednesdays, 4-6p, Black Lives Matter-led vigil vs. DA Jackie Lacey with families who have lost loved ones to police & sheriff’s deputies succeeded in denying DA Lacey immediate re-election and forced her into a November run-off. Has been converted to an Instagram action. http://www.blmla.org
Wednesdays, 6-7:30p, LA CAN Legal Clinic, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. Suspended until further notice. Call 213.228.0024 for information about how to address needs of unhoused people during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
3rd Wed, 7p, Community Alternatives to 9-1-1 training, Chuco’s Justice Center of Youth Justice Coalition. 7625 S. Central Ave, LA 90001. Check for status: 323-235-4243 email@example.com/
Last Wed, 7p “Ditch The Two Parties Of Wall Street” Peace & Freedom Party monthly meeting, 2617 S. Hauser Bl., LA, 90016 (Steps South from Adams Ave.(just East of Fairfax Ave.) ~ Socialism Now! http://www.Peace & Freedom Party.org-LA Chapter.
1st Thursday, 6-8p, Justice Not Jails, has switched to a virtual meeting. httpss://zoom.us/j/529548178
You can also call in by dialing: 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 529 548 17. RSVP to Larry Foy at: Lfoy@im4humanintegrity.org.
Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace forum, 7-9a, has switched to a virtual meeting. httpss://us04web.zoom.us/j/975550345 Meeting ID: 975 550 345 Or dial in by phone: 669-900-6833 http://www.icujp.org.
Fridays, 5-6p, Vigil for Peace & Justice, sponsored by KPFK LSB Outreach Committee & friends. Join us for a fun time outreaching & making noise at Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Ave. Bring your signs.
1st & 3rd Fri, LA Poverty Department Movie Nights, 7p, Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. firstname.lastname@example.org. 213-413-1077. Suspended for the duration.
3rd Fri: Lawyers in the Library, 1-4p, http://www.lalawlibrary.org/classes, 213-785-2516, 301 W. 1st, LA 90012. All libraries in the city and county, as well as Santa Monica and other ciities are closed.
Saturdays, Crenshaw Farmers Market, 10a-3p, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd. offers fresh produce and artisan goods. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. Closed until further notice. Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises: http://www.seela.org Some other farmer’s markets are continuing with social distancing.
Every 1st and 3rd Sat: End Homelessness Now-LA, 2-4pm, a grassroots campaign to pressure LA city and county officials to use vacant public properties for large, permanent, supportive public housing to end the homelessness catastrophe. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA 90018, w. of Arlington Ave. Free street parking. 323-723-6416 email@example.com httpss://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/
Every 2nd Sat. of the month: Welcome Home LA, resources for those returning from jail, prison and juvenile detention, Chuco’s Justice Center of Youth Justice Coalition. 7625 S. Central Ave, LA 90001. 323-235-4243 https://www.youth4justice.org/ Also, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, free Legal Clinic, 10a-noon.
Every 2nd & 4th Sat, SOLA Food Co-Op http://www.solafoodcoop.com/ Baldwin Hills Farmers Market is closed. SOLA Co-Op has been taking some orders for pick-up.
2nd and 4th Sat, Chuco’s Justice Center legal clinic: 10a-12n, 7625 S Central Ave LA 90001, 323-235-4243. Prepare for Court – Build a Participatory Defense Strategy, Petition to Have Your Name Removed from a Gang Database or Gang Injunction, Expunge Your Criminal or Juvenile Record Prepare for the Parole Board / Commutations and Pardons / Get Prop 47 Relief Immigration Law / Deportation Defense. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sat, JVP – CodePINK Vigil for Palestine & Migrant Rights, 2-4p, 3rd St. Promenade at Arizona Ave., Santa Monica suspended until further notice.
Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Ave, LA 90032, 323-255-1279. Call to check, venue probably closed.
WED APR 1 April Fools’ Day
THU APR 2
Film Screening: The Historical Legacy of El Movimiento Campesino, 6-8p, Our Lady of Guadalupe-Oxnard, 500 N Juanita Ave, Oxnard, 93030. Film Showing of the historical legacy of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers Union: followed by a panel and discussion about the Lucha of today! httpss://www.facebook.com/events/225670461923986/ Not cancelled.
FRI APR 3
Topanga Peace Alliance Film, 7:30p, Topanga County Library, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, 90290. Discussion after the film. httpss://www.facebook.com/groups/53323228710/
County libraries are closed for the duration–check.
SAT APR 4
A conversation about the War on Drugs, 12n-4p, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales L.A, 4318 S Main St, LA 90037. The FIOB and Cielo Gallery host a conversation about the impact of the war on drugs on Indigenous people. Conversation with Dawn Paley, Gladys Tzul and John Gibler moderated by Daniel Hernandez. RSVP to ClaudioH@mycielo.org to confirm attendance (limited capacity) httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2611577698960362/ This event has not been cancelled so far…
SUN APR 5
Zapata March has been postponed
Committee for Racial Justice presents: Gathering to Uplift, Inform and Inspire During the Pandemic, 6:30-8p
Join CRJ by Zoom. RSVP to email@example.com for Zoom info. Panelists include: Alisa Orduna, former Director of Homelessness Policy of LA, and now Senior Advisor on Homelessness to the City Manager for the City of Santa Monica and Rev. Janet McKeithen, minister of the Church in Ocean Park and member of the steering committee of CRJ.
MON APR 6
TUE APR 7
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club Canceled: Laughtears.com is postponing all events. New dates are pending and TBA. Call Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330 for more. “You know we gotta stick together.” – Frank Zappa. “World War I a railway war of centralization and encirclement. World War II a radio war of decentralization concluded by the Bomb. World War III a TV guerrilla war with no divisions between civil and military fronts.” — Marshall McLuhan, Take Today : The Executive as Dropout (1972).
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club
WED APR 8
Laughtears Salon Cancelled. See Apr 7.
The listing website was emailed for an update, but no response…
CopWatch Santa Ana Meeting/Community Forum, 7-10p, Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. Santa Ana (new address) Participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. 2nd Wed. every month at 7p. Professional childcare provided. Agents of the state including Santa Ana PD and ICE are NOT welcome. https://ocprogressiveevents.info editor@ocProgressiveEvents.info
THU APR 9
Change Links monthly planning conference call, 7:30p, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Get involved in planning the April issue. Note that we are switching to Thursday evenings for this call because of on-going conflicts for several members on the previous Wednesday night call.
FRI APR 10
SAT APR 11
SUN APR 12
MON APR 13
TUE APR 14
WED APR 15
MOM – MEDIA DISCUSSION Cancelled, See Apr 7.
THU APR 16
LA County Sheriff’s Community Oversight Commission, All physical meetings cancelled, may be turned into a virtual conference meeting. Please check their website for updates. httpss:coc.lacounty.gov, 213-253-5678
Whittier Peace Film Night, Canceled. Call 562-233-8579
FRI APR 17
Palestinian Prisoners’ Day
SAT APR 18
LA Times Festival of Books at USC postponed to Oct 3-4, 2020.
SUN APR 19
KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a-2p, will be conducted by ZOOM teleconference. Public may watch on-line, muted and given an opportunity for public comment for ½ hour. See kpfk.org or kpftx.org for details on teleconference.
Earth Day Greater LA 2020 in Grand Park has been cancelled. Check EarthDayGreaterLA2020.live for details and information
ACLU: Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age, cancelled.
MON APR 20
National High School Walkout (anniversary of the Columbine shooting)
TUE APR 21
WED APR 22
Earth Day httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day A message to our readers about COVID-19. With the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to reassure our readers across the globe that our volunteers are working to bring you a trusted source of unbiased information. Throughout these challenging times, knowledge must and will remain open for all.
Youth Climate Strike Earth Day 50th Rally/March, 10:30a, downtown LA, TBD. Notice on their facebook site: “Our events will be moved and or canceled for our future events.” But it did not state, this event was cancelled! httpss://www.facebook.com/events/528655924727024/ httpss://strikewithus.org/
THU APR 23
12th Annual Labor, Social, and Environmental Justice Fair Sponsored by Labor Studies Dept and Labor and Social Justice Club, CSU Dominguez Hills. Event cancelled, campus closed, converted to Virtual Conference
FRI APR 24
Mumia Abu Jamal’s Birthday
March for Justice (Armenian genocide), march from Hollywood Bl. and Western Av to Turkish Consulate General in LA. httpss://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/278296/ No news of event cancellation on this site, as of Sun., 3-22-20, 11:45 PM.
SAT APR 25
SUN APR 26
PIANO AS EXPERIMENTAL FILM was canceled.
MON APR 27
TUE APR 28
WED APR 29
Anniversary of 1992 LA Uprising over acquittal of cops who beat Rodney King, and slap on the wrist of the grocer who shot and killed Latasha Harlins.
THU APR 30
Change Links monthly distribution meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230, free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry. Email email@example.com for details, as the Peace Center has closed to the public for large meetings until further notice