August 2020 Community Calendar


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In light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, and quarantines in California, the Change Links Calendar has also been affected by cancellation of events and closure of venues. Consequently, we will print fewer copies and mail out more until further notice.  You’ll notice there are empty dates on this calendar. Most have turned to virtual meetings via teleconferencing, etc. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you contact any event listing of interest in this Calendar before you attend, as the ones listed herein were posted prior to actual circumstances reaching a heightened level of awareness..

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On-Going & Continuing Events


1st of each month, PeoplesStrike actions called by a national united front coalition initiated by Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi (see Mondays for more into).


3rd Sunday, KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a-2:30p. Open to the public with 3 opportunities for short public comments. Check for other meetings, including LSB committees.  The meetings will be conducted via Zoom or a Maestro conference audio conference call.  Further info announced over KPFK 90.7 FM air waves and or


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.


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.


3rd Sunday, SoCal350 monthly meeting, 3-5 p, Physical meeting cancelled, virtual “meeting” scheduled.; Climate Action.


Mondays, PeoplesStrike organizing calls, 9a PDT, zoom call for details


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. 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 are being held via Zoom call, with the option to call in by phone to observe and (occasionally and arbitrarily) to comment. They have been keeping a lot of people from being heard. for official information for movement talking points. A recent meeting was livestreamed on YouTube by KTLA and had 67,000 views.


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. – see website for meeting topics.


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. (213) 687-4278. Website now describes virtual galleries and at-home “concerts” so this has probably been made virtual. Pwd: artshare


Wednesdays, 3-6p, 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. 3p, 211 W. Temple Bl, Downtown LA. The physical vigil has returned with larger crowds and an earlier start at 3 instead of 4 pm.


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


Last Wed, 7p  “Socialism Now!” Peace & Freedom Party monthly meeting, 2617 S. Hauser Bl., LA, 90016 (Steps South from Adams Blvd. (just east of Fairfax Ave.) http://www.Peace& Chapter. Presumably not happening in-person until physical distancing demands can be lifted.


1st Thursday, 6-8p, Justice Not Jails, has switched to a virtual meeting. You can also call in by dialing: 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 529 548 17. RSVP to Larry Foy at:


Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace forum, 7-9a, has switched to a virtual meeting on zoom or dial in by phone: 669-900-6833 For details and to prevent zoom-bombing, contact for an invitation and instructions.


Fridays, Vigil for Peace & Justice, 5-6p, sponsored by KPFK LSB Outreach Committee & friends has been suspended until further notice.


Fridays, Montrose Peace Vigil, 5:30-7p, since 2006! NW corner of Ocean View Bl and Honolulu Av, Montrose, CA  91020.


1st & 3rd Fri, LA Poverty Department Movie Nights, 7p, Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. 213-413-1077. Suspended for the duration.


3rd Fri: Lawyers in the Library, 1-4p,, 213-785-2516, 301 W. 1st, LA 90012. Not happening. All libraries in the city and county, as well as Santa Monica and other cities 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.

This farmers’ market has re-opened!  Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises: for other farmer’s markets that are also continuing with physical distancing (in Echo Park, Hollywood, Atwater Village and on Central Avenue in South LA).


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. Call or email for information on how or whether meetings will continue.. 323-723-6416


Every 2nd & 4th Sat, SOLA Food Co-Op 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 to find out how information is being made available: 323-235-4243


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.


All events are semi-postponed, new dates TBA. We’ll be meeting in the clouds a la

Richard Brautigan, who said, “Everyone has a place in history. Mine is clouds.” Feel safe! Call Gerry Fialka for weekly zoom & video chat sessions 310-306-7330, email:


UndocU 2.0 Conference postponed til Fall 2020.




PeoplesStrike actions and broadcast, see Ongoing Actions for details.


World Beyond War California, zoom call, 1 p.m Pacific. RSVP: We will inform ourselves of the challenges and possibilities for a peaceful world through reading and discussion. Please read pages 1-25 of Comprehensive Peace Education: Educating for Global Responsibility: wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Betty-Reardon-Comprehensive-Peace-Education_-Educating-For-Global-Responsibility-Teachers-College-Press-1988.pdf. We’ll continue conversations from our last meeting about working on peace education at the local and state level. infol:




Public Reading Group: “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution”, 6-8p, International Marxist-Humanist Organization, via zoom:  Meeting ID: 826 7820 2440  Passcode: 434658. Every 2 weeks, we will meet to read Marxist and feminist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya’s classic book, “Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution” Reading for August 2: Ch. 9, “An Overview by Way of Introduction: The Black Dimension”. Book can be found here: With introductory remarks by Lilia D. Monzo, Professor at Chapman University and author of “A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity”. Our discussions during the upcoming weeks will cover topics like Race, class, gender, and revolution; Dialectics as philosophy and as principle of organization; The relationship of spontaneity to revolutionary organization; Rosa Luxemburg vs. V.I. Lenin on revolutionary democracy. More information: <>


Coalition for Racial Justice: WHAT’S GOING ON? TWO PANDEMICS, 6:30-8:30p zoom meeting

If you’re not on the CRJ email list, call Joanne for the zoom link 310-422-5431. The Pandemic is far from over. Still worse, the virus is assaulting the Black community with disproportionate ferocity. Thus, the Black Community faces at least two plagues at once: the relatively new plague of Covid 19, and the very old plague of racism. Workshop will focus, therefore, on the question of how the local Black Community is during this crisis in terms of physical health, mental health, and economic health. In addition, remedies will be proposed and discussed.  Speaker: Janel Bailey. Previously with SEIU in the midwest and  Worker Center for Racial Justice in Chicago, Ms. Bailey is now Co-Executive Director of Organizing and Programs for the LA Black Worker Center. For more information, call Joanne at 310-422-5431.




Choose Students Not Billionaires, 10a, LA Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Bixel St., LA (just west of LAUSD HQ on Beaudry and the Harbor Freeway at 3rd St.). Communities on the frontlines for racial justice in the US public school system will join forces to demand a safe, scientific, racially just and fully funded approach to reopening schools. In Los Angeles, achieving safe, healthy, equitable schools means we must choose students and not billionaires. ACCE, LAANE, UTLA and others. Please bring a mask and practice social distancing. Meet at LA Area Chamber of Commerce for an Action that will include LAUSD headquarters. More details to come. For more information, email For more on the Demand Safe Schools Coalition, please visit




Herbalists Without Borders Monthly Chapter Meeting, 7-9p, 2023 Pacific Ave, Long Beach. Herbalists Without Borders humanitarian aid and actions center around herbal health justice: Herbal Borderless Medicine, Holistic Free People’s Clinics, Trauma Trainings, Education & Advocacy, Technical Assistance and more. HWB also promotes Nourishing Community Gardens, Medicinal Seed Saving, Seed Banks/Libraries, healthy food in food deserts, herbal education and advocacy, and social justice related to herbalism and herbal health access. Read more at




Sección Mid-City | Mid-City Local LA Tenants Union/Sindicato de Iniquilinxs, 7-9p, SOLO POR INTERNET Y TELÉFONO! Correo electrónico: INSTRUCCIONES PARA LA VIDEOCONFERENCIA / TELECONFERENCIA: Conéctese a través de Internet utilizando este enlace: O llame por teléfono usando cualquiera de los siguientes números: 1(646) 876-9923, 1(669) 900-6833, or 1(408) 638-0968  El ID de la reunión es 482-629-1152




DNC2K LA 20th Anniversary Zoom Webinar, 5p. Please join our Zoom webinar to talk about what we learned from the protests at the Democratic National Convention in LA and what people can learn today. Propose agenda: 1) A short video about D2K LA; 2) Introductions; 3) Panel of speakers (3-5 min each); 4) Q & A, Open Discussion. If you were part of the DNC2K LA 2000 organizing & want to share your story, please contact  Register:


Anniversary of US Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, no event as we went to press, but there is always a commemoration.




Fair Housing Protections for People with Mental Disabilities & Related Covid-19 Emergency Updates, 12n, For Zoom link, RSVP to PRESENTERS: Naomi Sultan⁠, Supervising Attorney at Mental Health Advocacy Services. Kyle Gilliam⁠, Staff Attorney with Mental Health Advocacy Services and provides legal services in the Fair Housing and Medical Legal Community Partnership programs.




March to Replace Biden (We must have a candidate who can defeat Trump), 12n. Facebook event says Aug. 8, website says Aug 1. They are joining forces with the Movement for a Peoples Party. “Establishment candidates in the Democratic Party continue to be elected without achieving any progressive change, while accepting corporate donations to legislate our tax dollars into corporate subsidies in lieu of the social programs we demand. In a time of unprecedented opportunity provided by the circumstances of our current society, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party are holding hostage the hope for any meaningful legislation under a “Vote for us or get Trump” platform.”


OC Peace Coalition: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home, 10a, online.  Anti War Peace Activists in and around OC come together to discuss issues and actions. OC Peace Coalition advocates for the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal becomes a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING: interested in educating, organizing and changing the U.S. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color). The group does not support any specific party but does support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!” For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to  AUDIO/VIDEO CONFERENCE INFORMATION Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 No Password AUDIO INFO Dial: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 No Password corrected link



Progressive Democrats of America – East Los Angeles/North Orange County, 11a, online.  This is a new Progressive Democrats of America chapter seeking to build a party and government controlled by citizens with policies that serve the broad public interest. PDA was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and the country. The group seeks to build a party and government controlled by citizens with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just the interests of individuals, the rich, corporations, political parties, institutions, and organizations. This meeting will feature Dr. Bill Honigman, who will explain PDA’s strategy and objectives, the current activities of PDA, and how to be involved. Also, Attorney Sumita Dalal will discuss the movement to impeach and disbar Atty General William Barr. Ms. Dalal is a criminal defense attorney who believes it is important to hold the powerful accountable. Additionally, Trump’s corruption must be kept front and center. Please register for this Zoom event here: Contact Rich Procida at 562/665-3317 Link




Vital Conversations on Racism with Hollywood United Methodist Church, 9:30-10:30a, Join Rev. Denyse and Pastor Bridie weekly for a conversation about racism and what we can do to make a difference. Please email for the zoom link.


75th Anniversary of US Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, 5-7p, Little Tokyo, plaza of Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, San Pedro between 2nd & 3rd Streets (by the grapefruit tree), speak-out and prayer vigil, called by 50/500 Elders Committee for the Little Tokyo to Manzanar spiritual run, focusing on healing the Japanese and Japanese-American communities from the harms done, and opposing US war and threats of war, the damage done by US uranium mining on Native lands and other crimes of US imperialism and militarism. Will culminate in a prayer circle.


AUG 10 – MON


7th Annual Global Homeboy Network Gathering, Aug 10-11 Online Event. This year’s Global Homeboy Network Gathering is going virtual! Join individuals and organizations from across the globe for informative, authentic panel discussions. Together, we will hear and learn from leaders working in the areas of social justice, nonprofit management, and social enterprise business on how we can better stand with vulnerable populations and build up our communities. Learn more and register TODAY at for our A Good Footprint in the Reimagined World. We are looking forward to being with all of you virtually this year.


AUG 11 – TUE

Homeboy Network Virtual Gathering, see Aug 10 – Monday


Bridges Dancing Army Support Group, building bridges in time of crisis, 8-10p, We at bridges understand that these are difficult times and that the challenges are only beginning. We would like to extend an invention to be part of an online group in which we come together to offer support, by allowing each other the space to discuss whatever we may be going through during this time of crisis. This group is not solely based on substances anymore as we changed the format last month so we could offer broader support.

Meeting ID: 911 4107 7943 Password: 428523 One tap mobile

+16699009128,,91141077943#,,1#,428523# US (San Jose)


AUG 12 – WED


Drive-thru Pop-Up Food Pantry, 12:30p until supplies run out, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica.


AUG 13 – THU


Culver City City Council Special Meeting on Amortization Program for the Culver City Inglewood Oil Field

6p, Meeting will be held via Video Conference. Attendees Must Register in advance.


AUG 14 – FRI


L.A. Animal Save Vigil for Chickens, 3:30-5:30 AM, Vigil for the Chickens at Mao Foods, 1839 E. 42nd St., L.A.


AUG 15 – SAT


Free Phone And School Supposed Supplies, 11a-7p, while supplies last. 2317 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033, sponsored by Boost Mobile. Free backpacks and school supplies for kids 4-12; also free snacks and drinks for kids. Wear masks, first come, first served, 6-foot distancing.


AUG 16 – SUN


KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a, almost certainly virtual until further notice. Check for details of telephonic or Zoom meeting


IMHO reading and discussion group, 6-8p, see Sun Aug 2 for details.


AUG 17 – MON


Tenants Together Monthly Renters’ Rights Clinic, 7p,

Meeting ID: 989 8250 5378, Password: 339344, One tap mobile

+16699006833,,98982505378#,,#,339344# US (San Jose)


AUG 18 – TUE


Community Engagement and Effective Collaboration – Breastfeeding Promotion Strategies in the API Community, 1p, online event. The Formation of ASAP! (Northern California) and the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (Southern California). The Asian Southeast Asian Pacific Islander Taskforce (ASAP!) will discuss how their task force formed and current activities of the task force. The Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force will also discuss the history of their formation and current projects. Tickets:


AUG 19 – WED


Your Girl and Mine: The Woman’s Right to Vote, presented by Hollywood Heritage Museum online, 7:30-10:30p. The National American Woman Suffrage Association, led by Ruth Hanna McCormick, produced the feature film YOUR GIRL AND MINE (now lost) to convince Congress to pass enfranchisement for women. Though their effort failed, their landmark work helped forward the cause, with the production of the film as compelling as any movie. Mary Mallory will explore the importance of this seminal work in an online presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment enabling women to vote everywhere in the US Tickets not yet available at press time.


AUG 20 – THU


Operation Ally Weekly Social Justice Conference Call, 5:30-7p, (888) 407-4101 Join the Operation Ally weekly zoom conference call to gain insight into the issues of systemic oppression, organize into collaborative efforts and strategize the dismantling of these systems. Be a part of a community that supports you as we mobilize for change.


AUG 21 – FRI


AUG 22 – SAT

Be Braver: an Anti-Racism Workshop for Caregivers 9a-12n online workshop aimed at ending structural oppression and racial injustice by demanding that white & non-Black caregivers understand and grapple with the internalized racism and bias that perpetuates violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Work on exploring and overcoming your own bias and working with kids to be upstanders, not bystanders. Tickets $119 via eventbrite, so obviously for the very privileged and well-to-do.


AUG 23 – SUN


AUG 24 – MON


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, The Challenge is to complete a minimum of one activity per day on this list for 21 days: You can participate in this challenge solo or join a group of us who will start on the same day. This event is for people who live their lives with white privilege and who want to participate in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. Our community values are warmth, compassion and support. You are welcome to invite friends who want to participate in the Challenge.


AUG 25 – TUE


Men’s Talk Support Group 6p, Safe space for men who identify as gay, bi, queer, or questioning to build community and support. Join our weekly Men’s Talk via Zoom to connect with other members of our community and talk about issues that matter to you!  To register for this Zoom event:

For more information, contact us at or call (323) 257-1056.


AUG 26 – WED


Community Blood Drive hosted by Junior Achievement So Cal, 6250 Forest Lawn Dr, L.A. 10am-4pm APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED and can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or here:


AUG 27 – THU


AUG 28 – FRI


Unity & Struggle march to end police abuse We propose to begin at the 107th and Budlong site where on Super Bowl Sunday 2018, Sheriffs murdered 16 year old, unarmed Anthony AJ Weber, to pass the site at 83rd and Western where on Super Bowl Sunday 2005, LAPD murdered 13 year old, unarmed Devvin Brown, then to 69th and Main Street where in August 2014, LAPD beat to death unarmed Omar Abrego in front of his home, then to 65th and Broadway where, 8 days later in August 2014, LAPD murdered unarmed Ezell Ford, shooting him in the back point blank while they had him face down on the sidewalk in his neighborhood.


AUG 29 – SAT

50th Anniversary Chicano Moratorium, 10a-5p.  For the Los Angeles event or an event in your city: Contact the Chicano Moratorium Organizing Committee: Contact 50th CMOC Co-Chair Jorge H. Rodriguez at 310-429-1300 or Contact 50th CMOC Co-Chair Lupe Cardona at 323-490-9575 or Contact Centro CSO, Sol Marquez (323) 943-2030 or If from Greater San Diego & planning to caravan to LA: Email Union del Barrio at or call 619-398-6648


AUG 30 – SUN

Atheists United hosts Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera on The Nones and Future of American Politics! 1p, Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera is the Managing Partner and Director of Political Research at Socioanalítica Research, co-chair of the Latinx Humanist Alliance, serves on the board of directors of the American Humanist Association, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies. He currently writes the Nonedecision 2020 column for about the nones and their role in American politics. Our meeting has a guest limit of 100 so please arrive on time. This meeting has a suggested donation of $5

AUG 31 – MON


Atheist/Freethinkers Group, 3p, UUCLB – Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach. The Atheist Freethinkers Group meets weekly on Mon 3p. We discuss various topics from a realistic perspective and welcome people of all beliefs. Sign on through the church website and check us out!


Upcoming Events

Sat. Sep. 12 in South LA. LA County Sheriff’s Community Oversight Commission,, 213-253-5678 (click on Agendas a few days before Sep. 12, 2020 for the virtual meeting invite. No scheduled meeting in August.)


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