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Known Holidays & Observances of Interest:
Aug: Nuclear-Free Future Month. Aug 1: Lughnasa (euro-pagan). Aug 6&9: 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki by the US. Aug 9: World Indigenous Peoples’ Day (UN). Aug 12: Intl Youth Day (UN). Aug 19: World Humanitarian Day (UN). Aug 23: Intl Day for Remembrance & Abolition of the Slave Trade (UN). Aug 26: Women’s Equality Day. Aug 29: Intl Day Against Nuclear Tests (UN). Aug 30: Intl Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances (UN). Sep: Sep 5: Selichot (Judaism). Sep 7: Labor Day (US/Canada). Sep 11: 9-11/so-called “Patriot Day.” Sep 13-15: Rosh Hashana. Sep 15 – Oct 15: Natl Hispanic Heritage Month. Sep 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day. Sep 17-23: Constitution Week. Sep 18: POW/MIA Recognition Day. Sep 21: Intl Day of Peace/ Hajj (Islam). Sep 22: Day of Arafah (Islam). Sep 23: Equinox/Yom Kippur. Sep 23: Intl Bisexuality Visibility Day. Sep 23-25: Eid al-Adha (Islam). Sep 25: Native Americans’ Day (CA). Sep 26: Intl Day to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons/ Intl Day against Trafficking Persons. Sep 28 – Oct 6: Sukkot (Judaism).
Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement: 23rd of every month. 510.863.0477. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com>.
Oscar Lopez Rivera Call In Day. (Except Feb 28.) Call President Obama at 202.456.1111 and say that US political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for too long and deserves to go home. Rivera has been imprisoned since 1981 for fighting for Puerto Rican Independence. <email@example.com>. <prolibertadweb.org>, <facebook.com/prolibertadfc>.
Fair Chance Project Food Distribution: Mon 10a-Noon, Inglewood. Fresh veggies, cereals, chips, healthy drinks & legal advice from liberated lifers. Free. Chucho’s Justice Center, 1137 E Redondo Blvd. 323.235.4243. <kruti222 (at) yahoo (dot) com>.
LA CAN Housing Committee: Mon 1030a, LA. LA Community Action Network, 838 E 6th St. 213.228.0024. <cangress.org>.
LA CAN Civil Rights Committee: Mon 1p, LA. LA Community Action Network, 838 E 6th St. 213.228.0024. <cangress.org>.
Occupy Venice: Mon 8p. General Assembly. Beyond Baroque, upstairs, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <beyondbaroque.org>. <ovb.so>, <facebook.com/occupyveniceca>, <twitter.com/occupyvenice>.
Topanga Peace Alliance General Meeting: usually 3rd Mon, Topanga. Ask for time/location. 310.795.1373. <email@example.com>. <topangapeacealliance.org>.
Fighting Words Open Mic: Tue 6-8p, Downtown LA. “Our Voice is Our Weapon.” Sponsored by Youth Justice Cooalition. LAPD HQ, in front, 100 W 1st St. 323.235.4243. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <youth4justice.org>, <facebook.com/youthjusticecoalition>.
Vets’ Acting Workshop: Tue 7-10p, Culver City. Heal/grow/learn w/drama therapy. Donation. Veterans Project. Also community theater &c. 3916 Sepulveda. 310.842.8794. <email@example.com>. <theveteransproject.org>.
Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Tue 8p, Venice. Creative non-fiction, memoir, prose. Other writing/media/performance workshops. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <beyondbaroque.org>.
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club: Usually 1st Tue 6-8p, Marina Del Rey. Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admirality Way, MDR. <laughtears.com>.
Military Families Speak Out: 1st Tue 7p, OC. MFSO Orange County Chapter. Ask for location. 562.833.8035. <email@example.com>. <mfso.org>.
PFLAG EspaÒol-Pasadena: 1st Tue 730p, Pasadena. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays. Neighborhood UU Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <pflagla.org>.
Pueblo Del Rio Tenants: 2nd Tue 530pm, LA. James Slauson Park Rec Center, 5306 S Compton Ave at 53rd. 213.228.0024. <cangress.org>.
Revolution Books bookstore volunteers meeting: 2nd/4th Tue 7p, LA. YOUR effort, & ideas needed. Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Blvd. 323.463.3500.
Build a Movement for Social Justice: 2nd/4th Tue 7p, San Diego. Activist SD & United Against Police Terror SD. Activist Center, 4246 Wightman, City Heights, SD. 619.283.1100.
Rising Start Toastmasters: 3rd Tue 6p, Burbank. Community Room, Burbank Police Station, 200 N. 3rd St. 818.846.8318. <email@example.com>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>. More groups at <toastmasters.org>, click on find.
OC Code Pink Vigil: 4th Tue 530-7p, Orange. Plaza Square Park, Old Towne Orange Traffic Circle @ Glassell/Chapman. OC Peace Coalition immediately follows vigil: Watson’s Drugs & Soda Fountain, 116 E Chapman Ave, just around the corner. planning for tabling, future actions, or whatever business people want to bring up (excluding any specific support of candidates or political parties). Please bring your ideas, and be ready to step up and participate.
Vegan Ed/Support Group: Wed, 530-7p, Rosemead. We gather in person weekly to help each other move towards and maintain a healthy, whole foods plant based vegan diet. California Mission Inn, Recreation Room, 2nd floor, 8417 Mission Dr. Contact form on website. <veghelp101.com>.
OC for Climate Action: 3rd Wed, 630-8p, Newport Beach. 1151 Dove Street #210.
Tenants Rights: Wed 7p, W Hollywood. (Also Sat 10a.) Coalition for Economic Survival. Volunteers needed. Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, W Hollywood. 213.252.4411. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <cesinaction.org>.
DFA-OC: usually 1st Wed 630p social, 715-9p meeting, Costa Mesa. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901 S. Coast Dr. <email@example.com> . <meetup.com/dfa-oc>; <ocprogressiveevents.info>.
Healthcare For All: 1st Wed 7p, Van Nuys. San Fernando Valley chapter. Improved Medicare (single-payer health care) for all Californians. Bernardi Community Ctr, 6514 Sylmar Ave. 818.766.7318. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on “local chapters”), <facebook.com/hcasfv>.
UN Women 2nd Wed 645-9p, W Hollywood. LA Chapter. Natl. Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), 543 N. Fairfax. 323.651.2080. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <unwomen-usnc.org/greaterla#>.
Singer Suzy Williams jazz blues: 2nd Wed 7-10p, Venice. Free. Dannys, 23 Windward Ave. 310.566-5610. <laughtears.com>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: usually 2nd Wed 730-9p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place. Dial “22” for entry.
Statewide Initiative Building Against Police Terror and Victim Advocacy: 2nd/4th Wed, San Diego. Uaptsd.org working meetings, Contact them at <uaptsd.org> to get involved.
Meditations On Media discussion (MOM): 3rd Wed 7-10p, Venice. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <laughtears.com>.
PFLAG-Westwood: 3rd Wed 730p, Westwood. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays. Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. <pflagLA.org>.
Senior Patriots for Peace Vigil: Last Wed 5-630p, Seal Beach. Leisure World, large world globe, Seal Beach Blvd & Golden Rain Rd (near I-405). 562.430.7509, 562.430.1047.
Clutter 12-Step: Thu 10-1130a, Silverlake. Clutterers Anonymous (CLA). Face-to-face, phone, other locations. CafÈ Tropical , 2900 Sunset Blvd. 866.402.6685, 310.281.6064, 323.281.2243. <clutterersanonymous.net>.
Onionaires chorale rehearsal: Thu 715p, North Hills. Sepulveda UU Society (aka The Onion), 9550 Haskell Ave. 818.894.9251.
Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos: Jueves (Thu) 730p, Glendale. McDonald’s, 500 N Central Ave. 213.230.4868. <email@example.com>. <poesiasymas.com>.
Peace & Justice Films: usually 1st Thu 7p, Whittier. Aug 6: “Citizenfour” (Edward Snowden). Sep: TBD. Whittier Area P&J Coalition. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
Team Food & Garden: 1st/3rd Thu 1030 a, LA. LA Community Action Network, 838 E 6th St. 213.228.0024. <cangress.org>.
Screening: “BA Speaks: Revolution ñ Nothing Less! Bob Avakian Live”: 1st /3rd Thu 730p, LA. Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Blvd. 323-463-3500. <revcom.us/revbooks>.
Downtown Art Walk: 2nd Thu 6-9p approx. peak hours, LA. Spring & Main Sts, between 2nd & 9th. 213.624.6212. <downtownartwalk.org>.
Autism Advocates: 2nd Thu, 6p, Whittier. Autism Society’s Empowerment Center, 8635 Greenleaf Ave. Text messages only to 424.237.4588. <meetup.com/ASANLA>, <facebook.com/ASANSouthBay>. Other chapter locations via <autisticadvocacy.org/chapters>.
Healthcare for All: 2nd Thu 7-9p, Culver City. Single payer Medicare. LA Chapter. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd. Light refreshments. Free. Park & enter @ bldg rear. 310.459.9763. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <healthcareforall.org>.
Conscientious Projector Films: 2nd Thu 7p, Pasadena. Aug/Sep: TBD. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>.
PFLAG LA Gender Focus (formerly PFLAG-Silverlake): 2nd Thu 730-9p, Silverlake. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays. Detailed meeting info & parking suggestions via their website. Metropolitan Community Church, Rosa Parks Room, 4607 Prospect Ave. 1-888-PFLAG-88. <GenderFocus@PFLAGLA.org>. <PFLAGLA.org>, <twitter.com/PFLAG_LA_Gender>, <facebook.com/PFLAGLAGender>.
SFV Atheists United: usually 3rd Thu 645p dinner/socializing; 715p discussion, North Hills. Ongoing topic: Outside religion, is there an actual good & evil? Kountry Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd. 818.988.2806 (after 5p), <atheistsunited.org>.
Peace & Freedom Party: 3rd Thu 7p, LA. For all Party registrants. 2617 S Hauser Blvd. 323.960.5036. <pfplosangeles (at) peaceandfreedom.org>. <peaceandfreedom.org>. Other locals (click on contact, local organizations): Kern, OC, Riverside, San Bern., SD, SLO, Ventura County & Venice (LA).
Peace & Justice Teach-In: 3rd Thu 7p, Whittier. Roundtable discussion of current topics & a film TBD. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. 562..692.2621, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
PFLAG EspaÒol-East LA: 3rd Thu 730p, East LA. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays. Bienestar East LA, 5326 E Beverly Blvd. <ELA@pflagSoCalEspanol.org>. <pflagLA.org>.
Fightin Words: 3rd Thu 8-11p, Inglewood. Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Oct. 22 Coalition. Make sure it’s happening. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd, Inglewood. 323.235.4243, 323.446.7459. <youth4justice.org>.
PFLAG-South LA: 4th Thu 730p. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays. La Tijera United Methodist Church, 7400 Osage Ave. <southLA@pflagLA.org>. <pflagLA.org>.
Michael Slate (web/radio): Fri 10-11a. KPFK 90.7 FM. <kpfk.org>.
Topanga Peace Vigil: Fri 430-530p. Social after. Pine Tree Center, 120 S Topanga Cyn Blvd. Contact form on website. <topangapeacealliance.org>.
Anti-War Vigil: Fri 5-6p. Pico & La Cienega, LA. Contact unknown.
Anti-War Vigil: Fri 5-7p. Vista Theater, Sunset Blvd./ Hollywood Bl./ Hillhurst Av./ Virgil Av. junction, LA. Contact unknown.
Costa Mesa Peace Vigil: Fri 5-6p. Across from S Coast Plaza, Bristol & Anton. Call them to verify time. 949.280.4388. <email@example.com>. (updated 2015-08)
Echo Park Anti-War Vigil: Fri 5-7p. Glendale & Alvarado, S of the #2 freeway entrance. Contact unknown.
Anti-War Vigil: Fri 630-730p. Mar Vista Park, Palms & McLaughlin, LA. Contact unknown.
Topanga Peace Alliance film night: usually 1st Fri 730p sharp (doors open 7p), Topanga. Aug 7: “Trace Amounts,” a journey thru mercury poisoning. Sep: TBD. Contact them to verify event. Watch website for film info. Bring veg*n pot luck snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. Park under bldg. Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. 310.795.1373. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <topangapeacealliance.org>, <facebook.com/groups/53323228710>.
First Fridays Long Beach: 1st Fri, 6-10p, Bixby Knolls/LB. Businesses unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. Long Beach at Atlantic Ave b/n San Antonio Dr & Bixby Rd. <email@example.com>. <firstfridayslongbeach.com>, <limelightlb.com/long-beach/events/id/58369>.
Peace in Motion CafÈ films: 2nd Fri 7p, Irvine. Aug: “The Lottery of Birth”: “to take freedom for granted is to extinguish the possibility of attaining it.” Sep: TBD. Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr. 949.854.5500. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <goodhappens.org>, <facebook.com/PeaceinMotion>.
PFLAG EspaÒol-San Fernando Valley: 3rd Fri 7p, Panorama City. Parents/Families/Friends of Lesbians & Gays.Bienestar Centro del Valle de San Fernando, 8134 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste 200. <info@pflagSoCalEspanol.org>. <Pasadena@pflagSoCalEspanol.org>. <pflagLA.org>.
Center for Inquiry Dinners: 4th Fri (NOT 5th Fri) 630p dinner, 730p discussion/social. West LA. Atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, skeptics, nonbelievers, agnostics, inquiring minds. WLA Grill, 11407 Santa Monica Blvd, West. 310.780.7363, 310.488-7431 (prefix *82 for restricted callers). <cfiwest.org>.
Hunger Action LA: Last Fri 1015a-12n, LA. St Mary’s Church, 962 S Normandie (address for parking lot entrance behind church). Parking is scarce; try to carpool. Please RSVP: 213.388.8228. Directions: 213.361.2075. <email@example.com>.
Activist Support Circle: Last Fri 630p, Santa Monica. Speakers/programs. Jul/Aug: TBD. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St. 310.399.1000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <activistsupportcircle.org>.
Tenants Rights: Sat 10a (also Wed 7p), W Hollywood. Plummer Park, Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. 213.252.4411, 323.656.4410. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <cesinaction.org>.
AWARE-LA: 1st Sat 1-4p, Santa Monica. Assoc of White Anti-Racists Everywhere, Santa Monica UU Church, 1246 18th St. <email@example.com>.
Kuruvungna Springs Open House, 1st Sat 10a-3p, West LA. 1439 S Barrington Ave, University HS, Kuruvungna Springs Cultural Ctr/Museum, 1 blk N of SM Blvd, 2nd drwy on west.
Intl. Black Writers & Artists: 1st Sat 2-4p, LA. LA. St Elmo Village, 4830 St Elmo Dr, LA. 3rd Sat 1-5p, Pasadena. Apr 18, May 16. San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. Authors, publishers, artists, community. 323.964.3721. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <facebook.com/pages/ibwala/196883846554>.
OC Peace Coalition: 2nd Sat, 10a-Noon, Irvine. Change US foreign policy & stopping US militarization (HS recruitment, undocumented worker & youth criminalization/brutality &c). Friends Meeting House, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100. 949.653.1097. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <ocpeace.org>.
Fair Chance Project/Free Legal Clinic: usually 2nd Sat 10a-330p, Inglewood. 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: Meet with liberated lifers, caring people& attorneys to bring your loved ones home. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd. 310.677.7445. <email@example.com>. <fairchanceproject.com>.
Americans United for Separation of Church & State: 2nd Sat 130p, Irvine. Irvine Ranch Water Dist Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. 949.733.9157. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <au-oc.org>.
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) Interviews: 2nd Sat 4-6p, Santa Monica. Aug 8: experimental filmmaker Wenhua Shi. Sep 12: filmmaker/ photographer Tyler Hubby (Cinema of Time). Oct 10: failed visionary John Tottenham. Nov 14: LA Kitchen pioneer Robert Egger. Dec 12: LA performance artist/ comedian/ actress/ filmmaker April Hava Shenkman (aka “HAVA”). Jan 9 (2016): Performance blogger Aurora de Lucia. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.306.7330. <email@example.com>. <laughtears.com>.
Long Beach Art Walk: 2nd Sat 4-10p. Linden Ave, 1st St, Broadway, 4th St & Elm. 562.682.9735. <artwalklb.com>.
Pomona Art Walk: 2nd Sat 6-9p peak hours. Downtown Pomona. <socalarthub.wordpress.com/art-walk>.
Community Conversations @ SD Peace Resource Center: Last Sat 10a-12n, San Diego. Light refreshments, current issues, community building, brainstorming, questions, new possibilities, linking past to present & future. PRC (inside the Friends Center), 3850 W Westgate Pl, SD. 619.263.9301. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <prcsd.org>.
Move to Amend: Last Sat 1-3p, LA. Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Ave. 323.255.1279. <movetoamend.org>, click on MTA Coalition, Local Affiliate List.
Arlington West Memorial: Sun sunrise-sundown, Santa Monica. “Until the troops come home.” Volunteers desperately needed, 730-930a, 6-7p. Project of VFP-LA. Santa Monica Pier, north side. 323.934.3451, 310.398.0056. <arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>.
Occupy Fights Foreclosures: Sun 2-6p, LA. Denny’s behind Union Station, across Vignes, 530 Ramirez St. 323.696.0596. <email@example.com>, contact form on website. <occupyfightsforeclosures.org>.
RAC Food Program Distribution: Sun Noon-5p, LA. Revolutionary Autonomous Community. Mutual-aid project. Volunteers needed. MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd. & Park View. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
People’s Potluck: Sun 8p “until the food is gone,” Venice. Bring healthy food/beverages ready to for 20-30 folks. Leftovers shared with the community. Don’t fight the power on an empty stomach. 3rd & Rose.
OC Greens: 1st Sun, 2-3p general meeting; 3-4p county council, Irvine. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave. 949.559.7336. <greenpartyoc.wordpress.com>, <ocgreens.org>.
Vegan Toastmasters: 1st/3rd Sun 3p usually, check first, West LA. West LA Animal Care Center Community Room, 11361 W. Pico Blvd. 424.BE.KIND.5 (424.254.4635). <593256.toastmastersclubs.org >.
LA CafÈ Plays: 3rd Sun 730p,9p, Santa Monica.”Fastest Theater in Town.” Conception to execution in just 10 hours. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Ave, Santa Monica Airport. $10. 310.397.3244. <ruskingrouptheatre.com>.
LA Atheists United: 4th Sun 11a-3p, Hollywood. Center for Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. 866.GOD.LESS/ 866.463.5377, 323.666.4258. <email@example.com>. <atheistsunited.org>. Other locations (SLO to OC), click on Affiliated Organizations.
7 Dudley Cinema: 4th Sun 7p, Venice. Jul 26: “The Source Family.” Aug 23: “I’ll Light Your Pyre: Exorcizing Jim Morrison” RIA event. Aug 30: “The Autobiography of Karl Krogstad” Humorous & deeply human film on the maverick filmmaker. Sep 27: Pablo Frasconi films. Oct 18: Madness as Music event. Nov/Dec: TBA. Jan 24 (2016): Venice Film Fest. Feb 6 (2016): Poetry of Venice Photography, photographers’ panel discussion. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <laughtears.com>.
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Last Sun 1130a-1p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place, adjacent to I-405). Dial “22” for entry.