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Weekly peace vigils
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On-Going or Continuing Events
Each Weekend, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market, offers a variety of farm fresh produce, delicious gourmet goods and unique artisan goods. Currently, the market is featuring locally grown favorites, including Fuji apples and Asian pears (check season), mustard greens, kale and Swiss chard, along with the first of the Citrus Crop.
The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market is produced by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA). For more information, visit: http://www.seela.org
Also find SOLA Food Co-Op, 2nd & 4th Saturday… Where you can purchase selected Organic Grains like: Quinoa, Rice, Bean and Pea varieties. This Co-op is unique, because it’s planning to open the first ever Healthy Organic Foods Grocery in Leimert Park Community soon. You can become a Co-op Member & Owner, make this a reality. Join now… solafoodcoop.com/
Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl & Parkview St, LA 90057, fruit and vegetable distribution. httpss://www.facebook.com/raclosangeles/
Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA (Boyle Heights) 90033. STPLA has weekly free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc) every Sunday. We distribute food, engage the community in things happening around the neighborhood and city, learn about any grievances they may have and see how we can best address those grievances, invite them to community events, and provide legal services with the help from our friends at the LA Center for Community Law and Action. httpss://servethepeoplela.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/two-years-serving-the-people-of-los-angeles-in-building-community-power/
Mondays in July & August: Help with Becoming an Adult’s Legal Conservator, 10a-1p, LA Law Library, 301 W. First St., LA 90012, 213-785-2516; http://www.lalawlibrary.org/classes. Help for families struggling to care for adults who cannot care for themselves. Presented by Bet Tzdek in collaboration with LA Law Library. Free. Call Bet tzedek for more info: 323-939-0506
Tuesdays, 9:30a, Join Black Lives Matter LA, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting at LAPD HQ, 100 W. 1st St (may have to enter from 2nd & Main), 9:30a Tuesdays to speak out against racist police murders with impunity. Check https://www.lapdonline.org/police_commission for agenda and re-scheduling
Tuesday evenings, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition https://stoplapdspying.org – see website for weekly meeting locations and times. httpss://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying
2nd Tuesday monthly, 12n–2p, free resource event to formerly incarcerated Men/Women/Youth and their families, seeking reunification back to the community to rebuild their lives. Medical HIV-STD Info, Waivers for I.D. & Birth Cert., Clothes-Interview attire, Bus Pass, Hot Meal, Access to other orgs providing services for Housing, Felon-Friendly Employment, Mental health and much more! Volunteers and donations welcomed. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 424-285-5233 to check on location as YJC/Chuco’s Justice Center is moving in December.
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 with impunity. DA Lacey has not indicted a single law enforcer for any of the over 400 murders by police on the streets and in custody that have occurred in LA County on her watch. NW corner of Spring & Temple near entrance to the “Hall of Justice.”
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
Public Service Announcement: Santa Monica City Council has directed the Santa Monica Pier to move their free Thursday evening concerts to after Labor Day to reduce crowds. There will be no free summer concerts this year. They will run a series in the fall. For a listing of various free and paid outdoor summer concerts, see: httpss://www.tripsavvy.com/summer-concert-series-los-angeles-1586660
Every Friday at 7:10-9a, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace breakfast forum, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90010. Donation, $10. Recent topics have included ending nuclear war, peace with the Koreas, Syria, Guantanamo, drone warfare and domestic spying. In all of our campaigns and projects, we seek to engage with our communities and involve as many people as possible to take action in a number of ways. http://www.icujp.org.
Fridays, Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum, 7p, Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. email@example.com
1st Friday of the month, LA FOR YOUTH has an assertive campaign, 4- 6p, 1726 N. Spring St, LA 90013. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 5-11: Peace and Anti-Nuke groups and individuals are joining hands to move our world closer to being “Nuclear-Free.” We jointly declare the week of August 5th “Week of Action for a Nuclear-Free Future,” to commemorate the victims of the two A-bombs and to renew our oath for Peace on Earth. There are NorCal & SoCal events, and we will have resources and actions you can choose to participate. Please message us to join our coalition. Together, we are stronger! httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2045859802153838/
Aug 10-12: Resist + Confront Fascism, Washington, DC; Mass Mobilization Against the Alt-Right, We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC (where the sponsors of the Charlottesville VA “Unite the Right” rally have applied for a permit. This is for Heather Heyer (killed by a white nationalist in Charlottesville last year), ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12. httpss://shutitdowndc.org/
Thru Sun, Aug 19, The LA Resistance (anti-Vietnam War, anti-draft) exhibit at Central Library. In 2014, the LA Public Library acquired the Los Angeles Resistance Collection and its materials related to the Vietnam-era draft resistance. The collection consists of papers, correspondence, writings, legal records, newsletters, news clippings, datebooks, prints, photographs, digital still and moving images, and ephemera chronicling the non-violent anti-draft activities of the L.A. chapter of the Resistance. The movement serves as a blueprint for non-violent peaceful protest and Resistance today. Library parking is at 524 So. Flower (first driveway on left on Flower Street – a southbound one-way street). Parking is $1 for all cars entering after 3 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends with a library card validation (a card can be obtained at the info desk). Parking is +$8 after 9pm. It’s a short walk from the Metro Blue, Expo, Red & Purple lines station at 7th St-Metro Center (on Flower).
Aug 24-26, Left Coast Forum, LA Trade Tech College (see p. 1 and calendar listings).
Black August Sunrise Ceremony 2018: Gather at 5:30a; Sunrise at 6:05a, Inkwell Beach: Look for the Red Black and Green flag by the shoreline! 1900 Ocean Way@Bicknell St, Santa Monica 90401. https://www.blackpast.org/aaw/inkwell-santa-monica-california-1905-1964
Metro Purple Line Wilshire Blvd extension La Cienega Blvd and Rodeo Drive Stations Monthly Update Meeting; first Wed. of month; 6:30p, free. Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills 90210. 2nd Floor Municipal Gallery. This meeting will feature the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Metro and the City of Beverly Hills for the construction of the Wilshire/Rodeo Drive Station. Stakeholders will receive a step-by-step walkthrough of major station construction activities and proposed work hours, and the opportunity to provide input for each construction process.
Training Workshop on “Race Counts, Asian Pacific Community Fund, 9:30a-12:30p, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 105, LA 90017. Tickets: apcf.wufoo.com. Join us for a Special Training and Planning Workshop on the New RACE COUNTS Website! What racial disparities do API communities face in economic opportunity, democracy, housing, healthy built environment, and more? How can data work for your advocacy, policy work, grant writing, and program development? How does the data look for API communities by county and by city? There will also be a unique opportunity to provide vital feedback to help inform how the data will be disaggregated by ethnicity and applied for diverse communities like APIs!
Topanga Peace Alliance First Friday Film Night, 7:30p Veggie (no alcohol) potluck at 7:15p. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290. The Topanga Peace Alliance is a peace and justice grassroots organization. Documentary film night the first Friday of every month, followed by an action-oriented discussion. Donations accepted. topangapeacealliance.org
The Inspi (HER) Summit 2018, hosted by Girls With Gifts, Inc. and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 9a-5p, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, LA 90008. Tickets: http://www.girlswithgifts.org. Girls With Gifts is calling all young girls ages 12-18 who desire to explore and discover their purpose! This two-day Summit (continues Sunday) will focus on personal and professional development, exposure to non-traditional careers within the entertainment industry, the importance of mentorship and tools to help lead to a path of success. Register today at: http://www.girlswithgifts.org
Indigenous Now: Experimental Moving Image Works By Native American Artists, 8p, Echo park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado, LA 90026. Multimedia artist and filmmaker Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) presents a screening of performance based experimental moving image works by Native American artists. Each filmmaker has a diverse practice that explores Indigenous histories and identities through their work. These films play at the intersection of documentary and experimental film to tell stories while exploring legacies, language, land, and passing down culture through generations. This program was originally presented as part of Indigenous Now Art @ Tongva in and sponsored by the City of Santa Monica. Featuring work by Pamela Peters, Timothy Ryan Ornelas, Kayla Briët, Elisa Harkins, Suzanne Kite, and Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, several filmmakers will be in attendance.
‘Ban Nuclear Weapons’ Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance and peace vigil 3:30-5p at landmarked public art peace sculpture ‘Chain Reaction’ in the Santa Monica Civic Center on the 1800 block of Main Street just north of Pico Blvd. August 5 also marks the 55th anniversary of the 1963 nuclear test ban treaty between the US, USSR and UK banning nuclear weapons testing in the atmosphere.Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, ICUJP, Progressive Asian Network for Action et al. httpss://m.facebook.com/events/157198361615336/
All Day: Special Hiroshima/Nagasaki Exhibit at Arlington West, Veterans for Peace LA (below SM Pier on the beach). At Night: Candle-light Vigil to commemorate the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki httpss://www.facebook.com/groups/VFPLA/
Anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the US in 1945 httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki
Pro/Con at the Pier, hosted by ProCon.org and Santa Monica Pier; Every Monday, Aug 6 – Aug 27, 6p. It’s 2018: civil discourse and informed decision-making are more crucial than ever. Whether you’re on the left or right, come learn about legislation that pertains to marijuana legalization, water safety, labor unions and immigration reform. Marijuana Legalization in California – Is It Working? PRO speaker: Lindsay Robinson; CON speaker: Kevin Sabet, PhD; Moderator: TBA. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2571742869718547/
ACLU Pasadena-Foothills chapter: California Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform, 7-9p, Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, free. Police Use of Deadly Force: Under AB 931, California police officers would only be allowed to use deadly force if there were no reasonable alternatives available and if there was an imminent threat to the officer’s or another person’s safety. Current policy uses the looser approach of allowing deadly force when “reasonable.” The change would require officers to use de-escalation tactics where possible and to avoid unnecessary shootings. Police Misconduct & Use of Force: SB 1421 will make police procedures more transparent and officers more accountable to the communities they serve. The legislation will make available critical information on how police departments handle the most serious use of force incidents, as well as proven cases of sexual assault, perjury, or fabrication of evidence. Contact: Dick Price email@example.com, 213.434.4643 RSVP: httpss://aclu-glendale-ab931.eventbrite.com
International Day for Peace in Colombia, against State and Paramilitary Terror: Afro-Colombian, indigenous, and peasant community leaders are being especially targeted. The death of Santa Felicinda Santamaría, President of the Community Action Council of Barrio Virgen del Carmen, Community 2 of Quibdó, Choco is a direct result of US and Colombian government efforts to destroy peace accords ending more than five decades of political violence and war. If your organization would like to endorse the August 7 days of action, or if you would like to help organize an event, write JAMES@AFGJ.ORG or call 202 544 8336, ext. 3
30th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, 2-3p, Japanese American National Museum and Go For Broke National Education Center, 100 N Central Ave, LA 90012. Tickets: 9644p.blackbaudhosting.com. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/200348403921587/ JANM will commemorate this unprecedented event in our nation’s history with a conversation between the Hon. Norman Y. Mineta and Mitch Maki, Go For Broke National Education Center President/CEO and author of “Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Achieved Redress.”
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club FREE, 6p. (Moved temporarily to Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, instead of the regular Marina Del Rey Library 4533 Admiralty Way).
Night Out for Safety and Liberation, 6-8p, Ward AME Church, 1177 West 25th Street, LA. RSVP: httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-out-for-safety-and-liberation-tickets-48190048733. Every year 30 million Americans participate in the annual “Night Out for Safety” sponsored by law enforcement and neighborhood watch groups. Their premise: “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” But what if what you are afraid of is law enforcement? This year Justice Not Jails and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity invite the community to come together for a different kind of conversation about what real public safety looks like: public safety based on respect and on access to good schools, good jobs, and good services in neighborhoods that are currently over-policed but under-resourced in every other way.
Did Women Ever Rule the World? A Zócalo/Getty Event, moderated by Bettany Hughes, Historian and Documentary Filmmaker, BBC. 7-9p, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA 90049 (near I-405). Women might have more control over their own destinies today than at any previous time in history. But in the great game of geopolitics, contemporary women rulers hold little sway. Even Angela Merkel, often referred to as the world’s most powerful woman, is merely the head of a weak coalition government in Germany, home to just one percent of the world’s people. To find women who truly dominated vast swaths of the planet requires a journey to the past—to Hapsburg Empress Maria Theresa, Britain’s Queen Victoria, the 16th-century African warrior Queen Aminatu, or China’s Empress Wu. And no women in history have had more power over the known world than the ancient Egyptian rulers Cleopatra and Hatshepsut, who presided over her country’s busiest building era. UCLA archaeologist Kara Cooney, author of The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, and University of Manchester Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, author of Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, visit Zócalo to examine the legacies of the women who actually ruled the world. httpss://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg
Support Fukushima/Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 6:15-7:40p, Frances K. Hashimoto Plaza, Little Tokyo, LA. South side of 2nd St, btwn San Pedro and Central Ave., LA. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/675391942808906/
Anniversary of atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the US in 1945, 70 years. (See Aug 5, 6).
Health Care For All- LA Chapter, 7-9p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City 90230. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments. Updates on Local Single Payer movement efforts and events, status of Single Payer Universal Health Care, both National and States progress. Maria Estrada Assembly Campaign for AD63 to unseat Anthony Rendon is our meeting focus. We will write postcards to constituents for the Estrada Campaign. Bring a pen! Bring a friend! This election is in our hands. Will you join us to bring single-payer healthcare to all? Defeating Rendon will send a message to all of our state legislators who have allowed the shelving of SB562. http://www.mariaforassembly.org. Donate time and/or money. Canvassing sign-up: httpss://goo.gl/forms/judwlqvk1dcbxi522 Texting sign-up: httpss://goo.gl/forms/BiTwnkXeZBqhiXju Volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org. The HCA-LA mission is to educate, activate and encourage people to participate in advocating for just, equitable, accessible, comprehensive, affordable, and quality healthcare in a publicly financed universal single-payer system. Agendas include speakers, presentations, discussions, films, opportunity for action in our communities. http://www.healthcareforall.org. Join the HCA-LA Mailing list: email@example.com. 310-459-9762.
National Day of Action-Justice for Jesse Romero! hosted by Centro CSO, 7-10p, Breed & Cesar E. Chavez Blvd (Lot 682). National Day of Action to demand an end to Chicanx and Latinx killings at the hands of killer LAPD. This action calls on all peoples around the country to hold their own events, including calling L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey to demand she prosecute and jail killer cops. The call is to occur from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (all time zones), and the following are the lines at Lacey’s office. Phone: 213-974-3512; TTY: 800-457-7778. A rally & vigil on the 2nd anniversary of Jesse Romero’s murder to commemorate his life and demand justice against LAPD. Joining us will be Jesse’s family, former classmates from Mendez High School, his teachers, parents, neighbors, and supporters. Also demanding justice for: Jose “Peruzzi” Mendez, Carlos “Charlie” Gonzalez, Edwin Rodriguez, Christian Escobedo, Eric Rivera, and Cesar Rodriguez. Jesse Romero was only 14 years old on August 9, 2016 when LAPD killed him in broad daylight and fired multiple shots at him at the busy intersection of Breed and Chavez. LAPD Hollenbeck officer Eden Medina shot and killed Jesse. Medina had killed another young Latino less than 2 weeks prior, also in Boyle Heights.
The Brother Side of the Wake, test screening, 8p (doors 7:30p) EPFC, 1200 N Alvarado St, LA 90026 https://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ https://laughtears.com/broside.html httpss://www.facebook.com/events/338890146634883/ The Brother Side of the Wake (BroSide) is Gerry Fialka’s experimental documentary with Venice, California, as its main character. A remake of the soon-to-be-released Orson Welles film The Other Side of the Wind, it evokes the rascality of the Our Gang comedies, and it probes the cliché: “Is the journey more important than the destination?” BroSide wakes up the psychic effects of direct cinema, abstract animation, and films about films. It was shot in various formats including Super 8mm, Pixelvision, digital video, and hand-painted celluloid. Now in its third test screening, BroSide will involve the audience in call-and-responses, much like a community, out-loud reading of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. BroSide can empower the audience to go out, have fun, and do their own thing. With Suzy Williams, Brad Kay, Treeman, Jen the Hooper, Dede Audet, Solomon the Snakeman, Alita, Jeff Michalski, Boardwalk Dancers, Dave Healey & more.
Hearings Of ITC In Mexico: August 9 to August 20, 2018
The National Lawyers Guild is thrilled to announce our Summer International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC) in Guerrero, Mexico, this year holding sessions from August 9 – 20.
Thursday, August 9: Delegates arrive in cuidad Mexico (DF). Welcome dinner.
Friday, August 10: Travel to Guerrero.
Saturday to Tuesday, August 11-14: Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero. Begin Tribunal hearings.
Wednesday, August 15: Site Visits- Iguala de la Independencia and Taxco, Guerrero.
Thursday, August 16: Travel to Ciudad Mexico.
Friday to Saturday, August 17-18: Tribunal hearings continue in Estado Mexico.
Sunday, August 19: Free day.
Monday, August 20: Press conference in Mexico City. Fly out of Ciudad Mexico.
Now more than ever, it is crucial to show solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Mexico. In their struggle for self-determination in the face of the North American Free Trade (NAFTA), The Merida Initiative, and Plan Colombia, and now increasing hostility under the Trump regime. You should be a current member of the National Lawyers Guild to join the ITC. If not, you may renew your membership or join the NLG at: http://www.internationaltribunalofconscience.org For any questions or to request an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit for application and information. Cost: $1,300 plus airfare to and from Cuidad Mexico (DF). Download PDF registration application here: https://www.internationaltribunalofconscience.org/uploads/1/0/9/4/109461961/tribunal_registration_mexico_2018.pdfr , or contact us: email@example.com. In Solidarity, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan and Elena L. Cohen, President & President Elect – NLG National Office
DC Mobilization Against White Nationalists (see on-going/continuing events).
Summer Night Lights hosted by Neutral Ground, Thursday and Friday nights, thru Aug. 10,
7-10pp, El Salvador Park, 1825 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, 92703. Neutral Ground, a 501(c)3 public charity working in the City of Santa Ana will launch their “Summer Night Lights” pilot program to reduce crime and violence during summer months by promoting family-friendly events at El Salvador Park during extended evening hours.
Focus Features will release BlacKkKlansman on August 10,
Download the NEW poster: httpss://wdrv.it/dd03655ec
Download the official teaser art: httpss://wdrv.it/90f1029f4Download the official images
Watch the Official trailer: httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v= pFc6I0rgmgY&feature =youtu.be
2018. From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out. For more info, please follow the film: https://www.focusfeatures.com/blackkklansman
Resist + Confront Fascism Aug 10-12 Washington, DC
Mass Mobilization Against The Alt-Right in Washington D.C., httpss://shutitdowndc.org/
We are calling all anti-fascists and people of good conscience to participate in international days of action August 10 through August 12 and a mass mobilization in Washington DC. This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12. Our lives were forever changed on August 12, 2017, when neo-Nazis, KKK and militia members, and Alt-Right trolls from across the US and North America converged on the town of Charlottesville, Virginia.
White supremacists lit torches and attacked students as young as 17 last year while the police looked on and did nothing. The next day, people bravely confronted hundreds of armed racists. In the ensuing confrontation, one person gave her life, and many more were scarred forever. Tens of thousands immediately took to the streets. Suddenly the world would never be the same. Old statues fell. And a new street-based, grassroots power rose. Now the white supremacists want to come back. On August 12, 2018, the Alt-Right will hold “Unite the Right 2” in Washington DC in front of the White House at Lafayette Square.
The Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions invites you to: Eco-Justice-Equity and Well-being in an Ecological Age, 6-8p, Bahai’ Center, 3102 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica 90404. Come join us as we discuss as a community how we can educate ourselves and organize to find solutions for some of the most urgent eco-justice challenges that we face. http://www.sccpwr.org RSVP required: httpss://sccpwr-sharingourstories.eventbrite.com
On the anniversary of Ezell Ford’s murder by LAPD, Demand Justice from State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, hosted by Coalition for Community Control Over the Police, 1-3p, Reagan State Bldg, 300 S Spring St, LA 90013-1204. DA Jackie Lacey has failed to meet the needs of the community; police continue to murder unarmed people continue with impunity under her jurisdiction. As the State’s chief law enforcement officer, State AG Xavier Becerra is responsible. He recently agreed to investigate of the murder of unarmed Stephon Clarke, of Sacramento. We demand he involve himself, directly, with many more here in L.A. – not just an investigation, but charges.
MESS – Artist Lance Miccio interview (3p; rsvp for location: 310 306 7330). Free.
Pan African Women’s Day 2018- Women Leading! 3-7p, Krst Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science, 7825 S Western Ave, LA 90047. August 9th, 1956, 20,000 Women marched demanding an end to Apartheid in South Africa and created the spark of the Revolution! We honor those women and a special tribute to Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with guest speakers: Moza Mjasiri Cooper of Black Arts Coalition, Fumilola Fagbamila -artist/activist an Prof. at CSULA. Special invited guest Danyelle DeBruyn Grady Consul General, South African consulate. Poetry, African dance troupe and a film/ workshop. You don’t want to miss this day of Powerful Pan African Women Engagement. Sister Vendors welcomed. Sponsored by All African Women’s Revolutionary Union, Duafe Sister circle and Krst Unity Center. Vendors register at firstname.lastname@example.org. (562) 595-1192 or KRST Unity at (323) 759 7567. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/404759486699801/
The Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions invites you to: Sharing Our Stories-Celebrating Harmony in a Broken World, 1-7p, Bahai’ Center, 3102 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica 90404. Come join us as we discuss as a community how we can educate ourselves and organize to find solutions for some of the most urgent eco-justice challenges that we face. http://www.sccpwr.org Sikh Langar dinner & music at 7p. 14 workshops will include: Women’s Empowerment; Homelessness: An Interfaith Response; Next-Generational Activism; The Poor Peoples’ Campaign; How to Love One’s Enemy; Immigration Matters; Youth Voices and Gun Violence. Visit httpss://sccpwr-sharingourstories.eventbrite.com/ to register
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Soap Box Poets Open Mic, 2p, Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd, Venice 90291 with Host Mark Lipman and featured author & poet, Henry Howard.
Where Will YOU Sleep Tonight? #shedoes deserve shelter! #shedoes deserve food and safety! #shedoes deserve peace! The Los Angeles Poet Society is putting out a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS of poems or writings for #shedoes, a movement in LA seeking to house 1000 homeless womyn by August! The first 50 poems will be published in a chapbook, and invited to read on March 23 at Tia Chucha’s Open Mic. Please send in your poems by March 19 to be a part of this project. Womyn of all ages are living on our sidewalks, dying of the cold, living in fear, being constantly violated, abused, terrorized, and starving. Shelter is a HUMAN RIGHT! Our sisters deserve peace! ALL poems will be published on http://www.lapoetsociety.org and the call for these poems is ongoing, every Monday until 2019. Send poems to email@example.com and help us house all the womyn in our city. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/156134325023683/
Space Is the Place: Lauren Halsey and Patrisse Cullors, 6-7:00p, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024; (310) 443-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lauren Halsey’s artwork The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture) centers on the legacy and preservation of her South-Central community. She joins artist, activist, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors to discuss displacement of low-income communities in Los Angeles, the prison-industrial complex, and economic disparity within the city. httpss://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/08/space-is-the-place-lauren-halsey-and-patrisse-cullors/
*NEW* ACLU SoCal Pasadena-Foothills Chapter Forum: Colin Kaepernick, 1st Amendment Take a Knee, 7p, Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale, free. Reporters are publicly demeaned, called “worst people” and “liars,” their press credentials threatened, their access to news sources blocked, their ability to work jeopardized by threats of litigation and incarceration if they do not reveal sources. At the same time, star professional football players, Colin Kaepernick and his colleagues, are demeaned, slandered, called ‘traitors’, and blackballed for expressing solidarity with the young black men too often gunned down by police officers. How can America’s democracy function without a vibrant press that the public trusts? And how can our society function if citizens are prohibited from exercising their Constitutional rights to free speech. We’ll look at the history of such attacks and their current impact on working journalists and the public they serve. We’ll also examine attempts to deny citizens their right to peacefully express their political views. RSVP: httpss://first-amendment-takes-a-knee.eventbrite.com
*NEW* The Criminalization of Immigrants + What We Can Do to Fight Back, 7p. Join LA Forward & the Silverlake Independent JCC for an important panel on how to stand in solidarity with immigrant communities against Trump’s hateful agenda. More info: httpss://www.losangelesforward.org/calendar/2018/8/15/panel-on-the-criminalization-of-immigrants. RSVP for address: email@example.com
Change Links mid-month planning meeting by conference call, 7:30-9p. Check in with firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved for details on the dial-in number and code.
MOM – MEDIA DISCUSSION, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291. Free.
PACT Resource Fair 12n-2:00p, Flintridge Center, 236 W Mountain St, Ste 106, Pasadena, 91103, free. Formerly Incarcerated? Need Help? Come to our free PACT Fair where you can meet service providers and volunteers who will help you find the services and opportunities you need! You can find resources on Employment and job training opportunities, G.E.D. enrollment information, Tattoo Removal referrals, Health Service referrals, Substance abuse services/resources, and more! Free Lunch is provided! Located in Room #117. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/184663342237841/
Subsuelo Presents Very Be Careful & Weapons Of Mass Creation, 6-10p, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, 6th & Park View, free.
Reclamation: Inside Mass Incarceration hosted by Unmuted Stories and Youth Justice Coalition, 7:30-11p, 5239 Melrose Ave, LA 90038-3144, Free admission; donations welcome. Concessions and refreshments available. Proceeds to YJC. Showcase art in all forms by the previously and currently incarcerated with the goal of humanizing prisoners and allowing them to reclaim their voices on their own terms. Auction pieces by the affected as well as creative reactions from artists and the greater community to raise money for Youth Justice Coalition and stimulate critical conversations about mass incarceration and police brutality. Opening night screening of Life After Life, co-produced and directed by Tamara Perkins. Panel discussion to follow. Also Sat 18, Sun 19 12:30-4p.
PLEASE SUPPORT UPCOMING HEARINGS OF ITC IN MEXICO (see full event listing August 9)
Save the Dates: August 9 to August 20, 2018. Friday to Saturday, August 17-18: Tribunal hearings continue in Estado Mexico.
Courage Against Racism-End Money Bail, 2-5p, Silverlake Jewish Community Center, 1110 Bates Ave, LA 90029, sponsored by White People for Black Lives. Part of our work is organizing grassroots fundraising efforts to support local organizing efforts led by BLMLA and other solidarity partners. We have raised $50,000 in 4 years for BLMLA through our Courage Against Racism series. This event is an educational and action-based forum to bring together a multiracial audience to support local organizing. Requiring cash bail is an unjust system. Hear a call to action to eliminate the bail system because of its impacts on poor people, and BIPOC folks specifically. We will screen the “The Bail Trap” along with a panel discussion and performances. Actress Lana Parilla will host and Jane Fonda will keynote. The funds raised at this event will be split between BLMLA and Justice LA.
Reclamation: Inside Mass Incarceration (see Fri 17)
Flamenco Meets Peru With Matalache, 4-7p, Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, MacArthur Park, 6th & Park View, free! Get ready for a wild, rhythmic night of dancing spotlighted by Spanish & Pan- African music that’s making noise worldwide. Prepárate para una noche salvaje y rítmica de baile con la música española y panafricana que está haciendo ruido en todo el mundo. https://concerts.levittlosangeles.org/events/2018/8/19/flamenco-meets-peru-with-matalache
Residue: A Film By Steve Degroodt, 5p, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado, LA 90026. Filmmaker DeGroodt will show Residue (1992). Filmed in Papua New Guinea, it considers dislocation of tribes by Western media. Also, The Life & Times of Dr. Henry Perrine (2016), a biopic of the visionary Florida Keys botanist in 1840. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!
Reclamation: Inside Mass Incarceration (see Fri 17)
PLEASE SUPPORT UPCOMING HEARINGS OF ITC IN MEXICO (see full event listing August 9)
Save the Dates: August 9 to August 20, 2018. Sunday, August 19: Free day.
Power Forward – Reproductive Justice Conference, hosted by Black Women For Wellness, 8a-6p, The California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St, LA 90012. Tickets •$0-$155.74 http://www.eventbrite.com Each year Black Women for Wellness (BWW) hosts an annual conference to provide a space for Black and African American women to have open conversations and dialogue surrounding reproductive justice, which is simply the right to live the life that we choose, with well-being in all areas of our lives and the ability to define that for ourselves. This year’s theme is POWER FORWARD. Black women’s health is currently being impacted and controlled by elected officials, many of whom do not consider the Black women’s agenda. We have policies that directly go against reproductive health, rights, and justice. Many of us have been fighting hard to protect the important strides we have made. POWER FORWARD will strategize and mobilize, build on our knowledge and analysis of the state of our communities, and highlight actions that we are taking through education, research, policy and voting to build our collective power. This Power will move us Forward and focus our efforts on protecting our reproductive rights through demanding reproductive justice and holding our elected officials accountable to do the same. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/168232233872747/
First day of National Prisoners’ Strike, continuing until Sept. 7 anniversary of Attica Rebellion. 7;30p, Noise demo in solidarity with prisoner strike outside Twin Towers men central jail on Bauchet St. (just north of Union Station)
Screening and Conversation: Berta Vive: Berta Cáceres and the Fight for Indigenous Water Rights: Carolina Caycedo, Silvio Carrillo & Roxanna Altholz, 7:30p, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Bl. LA 90024; (310) 443-7000, email@example.com. Honduran activist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in 2016 for organizing opposition to a hydroelectric dam on Lenca territory. After a screening of the documentary Berta Vive, artist Carolina Caycedo joins journalist Silvio Carrillo and UC Berkeley law professor Roxanna Altholz to discuss indigenous environmental activism. (2016, dir. Katia Lara, 30 min.) httpss://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/08/berta-vive-berta-caceres-and-the-fight-for-indigenous-water-rights-carolina-caycedo-silvio-carrillo-roxanna-altholz/
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition General Meeting, 6p, LA Community Action Network (LACAN): 838 E 6th St, LA 90021. http://www.stoplapdspying.org
Northeast Local LA Tenants’ Union / Sección Noreste Sindicato de Iniquilinos LA, 7-9p, Ave 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50, LA 90042. Every 2nd and 4th Weds each month! Organize with your neighbors to stay in your apartments! Fight to stop gentrification! Learn your rights as a renter! Use Metro Gold Line to Southwest Museum or Highland Park Stations ¡Organiza con tus vecinos para permanecer en sus apartamentos! ¡Lucha contra el aburguesamiento! ¡Aprende tus derechos como inquilino! httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2033601533555910/
1968 East LA Chicano Blowouts: 50-Year Report Card, 7-9p, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St, LA 90012. The presentation engages the audience in a rigorous assessment of the progress and status of the Los Angeles Unified School District in addressing student demands for the improvement of educational improvements. Guest speaker: David L. Moguel, Ph.D., Professor of Secondary Education, CSU Northridge. Presented as part of “¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest” exhibition. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/237542173478699/
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FILM: Black August & Prisoner Solidarity, hosted by Workers World Party, 7-9p, Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, 5278 Pico Boulevard, LA 90019 httpss://www.facebook.com/events/233474580688642/
2nd annual Left Coast Forum: 5p, L.A. Trade Tech College, 400 W Washington Bl, LA 90015. In 2017, LA Progressive and the Left Forum joined forces to put on the first-ever Left Coast Forum (LCF). Similar to the annual Left Forum in New York, the Left Coast Forum gathers progressive activists, organizers, non-profit organizations, academics and individuals to address issues that forward-thinking people are most concerned about—like immigration, climate change, police practices, universal healthcare, labor, mass incarceration, worker-owned co-ops, public education, public banking, economic equity, civil liberties and more. We aim to address progressive issues by first reaching across racial, ethnic, gender, class, generational and sexual identities with intention. Our annual convening is an expression of the Left Coast Forum’s commitment to bringing the progressive community together on social, political, economical, environmental and other issues, while openly tackling the divisions that exist along identity lines within the progressive community in an effort to build authentic relationships that can then work together to sustain power. As we share information and inspiration, we will turn that combined energy into actionable steps for greater impact. Friday keynote speaker TBA. Info and registration at: httpss://www.leftcoastforum.org/
Left Coast Forum, 9a-7p, see Aug 24 for more details. Info, registration at httpss://www.leftcoastforum.org/
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12th annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair, 10a-5p. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP), located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Bl. For more, visit http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com
10th Annual Interfaith World Peace Pilgrimage on Mt. Baldy. Hundreds from almost all faiths have hiked sacred Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains to pray for world peace, organized by the Aetherius Society and endorsed by dozens of religious groups. wpp-baldy.org, 323-465-9652. This is a FREE EVENT other than the cost of the ski-lift ticket ($15 round-trip with Registration; $25 on the day; one-way tickets also available) and parking ($5). You must Register in order to get the discounted lift ticket! Check-In: 8:30am – 9:30am, Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts parking lot, 8401 Mt. Baldy Rd., Mt Baldy, CA 91759. Lower Level Ceremonies: 11a-1:30p (approx.) Upper Level Ceremonies: 12n-2:30p (approx.)
Chicano Moratorium 48th Anniversary rally, 12n-5p, Ruben Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd (at Ditman) in East L.A. Sponsored by the National Chicano Moratorium Committee (NCMC) and the National Brown Berets de Aztlan. Ya Basta con racista Trump! Build Self-Determination! Resist White Supremacy! Tierra y Libertad. For more info: Jaime Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-687-0943
Left Coast Forum, see Aug 24 for more details. Info, registration at httpss://www.leftcoastforum.org/
Dr. King Commemoration: To observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s passing, the live stage event “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” takes place shortly before the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This play with music is being presented at the end of the Left Coast Forum (www.leftcoastforum.org/) at 3p, LA Trade-Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd, LA 90015. “Towards the Mountaintop” pays homage to Rev. King’s visionary legacy as a champion of: Black, Civil and Human Rights; Labor; and Peace. Various actors and activists will re-enact Dr. King and other real life equal rights activists. Musicians will present Black Spirituals, gospel music plus anti-Vietnam War rock songs. Tix: $150-Prime seating front row; $100-First 3 rows. $50- Front Orchestra. $20-Rear Orchestra. We also gratefully appreciate donations for the King Commemoration. Actors/activists will portray and speak the words of: Jesus, Henry David Thoreau; abolitionists Senator Charles Sumner, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth; feminists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, Ida B. Wells; Joe Hill; Civil Rights workers Cheney, Goodman and Schwerner, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer; peace activists Tom Hayden, Dave Dellinger, Pete Seeger; Angela Davis, Malcolm X, etc. httpss://www.gofundme.com/dr-king-commemoration
httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Equality_Day (Anniversary of Amendment granting women the right to vote in the US)
2018 Write For Your Rights Event, 12:30-2:30p, Unitarian Universalist Church, 5654 Ralston St., Ventura CA. The Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network will host its annual Write For Your Rights event. We will provide letters to elected representatives regarding reproductive health care, for the public to sign. httpss://sites.google.com/site/vcrrnetwork/Home/upcoming-e
Seven Dudley Cinema, 7p, Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291, 310-822-3006. Free. WE GOTTA GO: LOUIE LOUIE- Eric Predoehl (in person) of LOUIELOUIE.NET and producer/ director of the upcoming and long-awaited Meaning of Louie documentary, screens rare film clips and probes the history of the world’s coolest rock’n’roll song. Local music icons will perform unique versions of “ultimate party song” written by LA’s Richard Berry in 1955. The Kingmens version caused controversy in 1963. Celebrate the fun and impact of one of the most recorded and covered songs ever. Summer splurge party! “Richard Berry is one of them most important secret sources behind the West Coast R&B in the fifties…one of the most creative forces in rock & roll music.” – Frank Zappa, who quoted Louie Louie over twenty times in 60 albums. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/922538031261490/
Laughtears Salon, 6-9p, 212 Pier, Santa Monica; free – politics, art, culture discussion. Laughtears.com
Building Our Families: Pasadena- A ‘How-To- for the LGBTQ Community, 6:30-8:30p, All Saints Church
132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena 91101. Hosted by Family Equality Council. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/217258589057099/
Climate Reality Los Angeles Training w/ Al Gore – Apply by 7/18 hosted by SoCal 350 Climate Action; Aug 28–30. Tickets: http://www.climaterealityproject.org The Climate Reality Project is holding the largest-ever Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training. You MUST apply via the online application by July 18, please visit here to apply: httpss://www.climaterealityproject.org/training Applications are taken on a rolling basis – don’t wait to apply! You know our climate is changing. You want to make a difference. We’ll show you how. Work with former US VP Al Gore and renowned climate scientists and communicators to learn what’s happening to our planet and how you can use social media, storytelling, and personal outreach to inspire audiences to take action. SoCal 350 is partnering with Climate Reality to promote this inspiring FREE training! Location provided once you’ve been accepted. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/225348471609164/
Screening: Afro-Punk, 7:30p, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024; (310) 443-7000, email@example.com. James Spooner’s audacious rock documentary follows four black people from different cities who are immersed in overwhelmingly white punk scenes. Featuring performances by Bad Brains and Cipher and exclusive interviews with Fishbone, Dead Kennedys, and Candiria, the film gives a voice to black punk fans, who are often excluded from both white and black music communities. (2004, dir. James Spooner, 75 min.) A Q&A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy follows the screening.
48th Chicanx Moratorium Anniversary. In Boyle Heights hosted by Centro CSO, 6-9:30p, 2510 E 6th St, LA 90023, 90033, 90063 httpss://www.facebook.com/events/638660023149950/
LA Metro Crenshaw/LAX line Special Project Workgroup Metro Art Tour, 10a-12n. You’re invited to the CLC ‘Special Projects’ Metro Art Tour to view some the artwork along the Expo Phase line. Join Metro Art Docents and some of the artists whose work is featured on the Expo Line for a free Expo Line Art Tour. We will meet at the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Office and partake on a round trip ride on the system from the Crenshaw/Expo station to Union Station in Downtown. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. CLC Workgroup Meetings are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For questions or to RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Change Links monthly distro and planning meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda, Culver City 90230. firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA GUERRE EST FINIE, door 7, film 7:30, LA Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, LA 90019. Refreshments. Donation requested. Yves Montand plays a Spanish Communist who continues to fight Franco’s fascism underground in French director Alain Resnais’ 1966 drama The War is Over, co-starring Quebecois actress Geneviève Bujold and Sweden’s Ingrid Thulin, co-star of nine Ingmar Bergman films. Written by Madrid-born Jorge Semprún, who co-wrote Costa-Gavras’s Z, La Guerre est Finie was Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay. In French and Spanish with English subtitles. Film historian/critic Ed Rampell intros the film, followed by Q&A. Marx@200: The Marxist Movie Series commemorates the bi-centennial of Karl Marx’s birth by screening films by and/or about Marxists. Schedule: httpss://www.gofundme.com/marx-200-the-marxist-movie-serie. Info: 200MarxMMS@gmail.com.
Fight for the Ocean! 6-7p, Redondo Beach, CA. Beach clean-up in honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle! Grab your reusable water bottle and join us for a day of cleaning one of our local beaches! Trash harms our oceans and the sea creatures who call it home. Esplanade at C Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Unfortunately, this beach is not wheelchair accessible) parking is free at the end of Bean Ave. No dogs are allowed on the beach. We will meet at 6pm at the top of C Stairs and walk down to the shore together. Please wear a hat and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide snacks. Want to take action by organizing a clean-up at a local beach, river, or lake in your area? Send us an email at info(at)foodispower.org for information how! https://www.foodispower.org/fight-for-the-oceans-day/