See continuing and ongoing events at the end of the 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.

Please contact the event by phone, email or website for updates.

 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

 

 Change Links urges all our subscribers and readers to administer all necessary precautions, to ensure their safety.  You will find a number of related articles to COVID-19 in our print and electronic issue. We will continue to update you going forward.  We advise you as well to do your personal research for updates from all available sources to you. We face a difficult time, and wish you and yours good health and tranquility as we weather this together. City or County of Los Angeles COVID protocols in effect at most indoor public venues: proof of vaccination and photo ID or masks are required for entry at many events.

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Also, please check recurring events below the regular monthly Calendar.

 

Calendar of Resistance for Palestine! Events and actions around the world. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to stand with the heroic Palestinian resistance and confront colonial Zionist violence and imperialist complicity. This list is constantly updated – please share the link with your friends and comrades! These events are organized by many groups around the world — wherever possible, we link to the original organizers so that you can be in direct contact! Please note: this list is for action-oriented/outdoor/protest actions specifically. However, direct actions like those by Palestine Action (palestineaction.org) are some of the most important events taking place — but they are typically not announced in advance! ANSWER Coalition is also maintaining a list of US based protests (answercoalition.org/join_a_protest_near_you_free_palestine). Check out our events listings for the webinars, discussions and meetings we’re involved in (samidoun.net/category/events)! 

TO ADD YOUR EVENT TO THE CALENDAR: Email us at samidoun@samidoun.net or tag us on social media! We know that these events are mainly international and that the Arab people are marching everywhere for Palestine — we will be honored to add Arab events. PLEASE NOTE: Times and details may change. Wherever we have it, we have linked to the original organizers’ accounts, posters and pages. Please follow these for the latest info – and don’t hesitate to send us updates! samidoun.net/2023/10/calendar-of-resistance-for-palestine- events-and- actions- around-the-world/

 

Join the Resistance Campaign! (AFGJ) The Resistance Campaign pushes back against the dangerous attempts to silence movement work through deplatforming and lawfare attacks. Alliance for Global Justice refuses to back down in our commitment to promoting liberation and justice worldwide, including centering the rights of the Palestinian people. We invite you to stand with us in solidarity and push back against the forces of imperialism and repression. afgj.org/resistance-campaign-landing-page [AFGJ is ChangeLinks’ fiscal sponsor!)

 


Fri – Dec 1

 

Dec 1-4, EPFC Collective is 22! (Echo Park Film Collective) Fri 11a – Mon 7p. Heavy Manners Library

1200 North Alvarado St., LA. The Echo Park Film Center Collective is celebrating 22 YEARS as a Community Media Arts Center and YOU ARE INVITED!!! Join us for 4 days of ART, MUSIC, FOOD, CINEMA and LOVE!!! Something for everyone!!! Come for 5 minutes or stay ALL WEEKEND! Details including festival program: epfccollective.org/events/epfc-is-22

Thru Dec 1, 2024 (*next year*). Stamping the Ireichō. Reservationsrequired. Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration is a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration and to expand the concept of what monument is through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as a monument (Ireichō), a website as a monument (Ireizō), and light sculptures as monuments (Ireihi). See ongoing events for further details. Japanese-American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave, LA. 213.830.5640 visitorservices@janm.org janm.org/exhibits/ireicho

 

KPFK On-air membership drive starts at 12 AM (midnight) with Something’s Happening. Continues 24-7 through Dec. 22. Go to kpfk.org and click on donate.


Profs Miles Armaly and David Buckley on Christian Nationalism’s ties to Political Violence 11a Webinar. Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks. Why do many Christian nationalists play the victim, believe in nonsensical conspiracy theories, subscribe to racist thought, and engage in political violence like we saw at the January 6th insurrection? Secular AZ weekly webinar. Registration: tockify.com/secularaz/detail/164/1701457200000

 

Real World Regeneration, 6p: Design, Install & Management Strategies from “The Regenerative Landscaper” by Erick Ohlson. Explore the reality of making regenerative projects work on the ground in real time with permaculture designers Ohlsen & Starhawk. They’ll discuss design, installation, and management strategies found in Ohlsen’s new book published by Synergetic Press. Steep yourself in their deep experience to inspire and motivate your own work! Register: earthactivisttraining.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd–sqDMpEtQmiOOWpM30X9QM1m-bh8nZ or enter from earthactivisttraining.org

Muslim Gamechangers, 7-930p, 3 Fridays. The Muslim Gamechangers Network (MGN) is a crash course social justice training program for Muslim high school students that equips participants with the tools to critically understand their world, effectively challenge injustice, and build legacies of positive change in their communities. Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF), 23581 Madero, Mission Viejo. (See Dec 1,8,15.) ca.cair.com/losangeles/event/muslim-gamechangers-network-3/

 

“5 Broken Cameras,” 7:15p. First Friday Film Night, Topanga Peace Alliance. A classic documentary presenting an intimate look at the hope and despair of life in the occupied West Bank of Palestine. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born in 2005, self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. At the same time in his village of Bil’in, the Israelis begin bulldozing village olive groves to build a barrier to separate Bil’in from a Jewish settlement. The barrier’s route cuts off 60% of Bil’in farmland. In response, the villagers start holding non-violent protests each Friday against this seizure of more of their land by the settlers. During the next five years, Burnat films this struggle, which is led by two of his best friends including his brother Iyad. At the same time, Burnat uses the camera to record the growth of his son.. After the screening, we will be joined by Rick Chertoff, a founding member of L.A. Jews for Peace. He is currently with the Justice for Palestine – LA Campaign, promoting Palestinian equal rights and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Join us on Zoom. We encourage you to turn on your camera, connect with like-minded activists, and engage in discussions before the film. Zoom Link:

zoom.us/j/86311256046?pwd=VFFIdGl2QmN0ZExVL3hCMWdiamE1UT09 ; Meeting ID: 863 1125 6046; Passcode: Peace2022 .Event info: facebook.com/events/875904214195983 Topanga Peace Alliance: facebook.com/groups/53323228710

 


Sat – Dec 2

 

NATO Climate Killer Pt. 2: Climate Crossfire Webinar, 8a. Should the world’s richest countries spend on wars or on preserving the planet? New research reveals that NATO’s aim to spend 2% of GDP on the military will accelerate climate breakdown, potentially endangering our planet. The climate is caught in the crossfire of war. To safeguard our world, peaceful conflict resolutions are essential. A secure nation cannot exist on an unsafe planet. At COP28 this December, political leaders face a critical choice: Do they favor a heavily armed yet deteriorating world, or a healthy planet where peaceful coexistence thrives? Join us for a compelling discussion on the insights from the new report, ‘Climate Crossfire – How NATO’s 2% spending targets worsen the climate crisis.’ This discussion sheds light on the perilous implications of increased military spending during COP28. Invited Speakers – Authors of CLIMATE CROSSFIRE: How NATO’s 2% military spending targets contribute to climate breakdown: NICK BUXTON (TNI), WENDELA DE VRIES (Stop Wapenhandel). Moderation: Steven Staples (IPB) tbc and Pippa Bartolotti (GWPUAN). Register: zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcu-vqDstHddqdi94DVDPQaspcVQuACVz#/registration

 

Beyond Violence: Creating a Culture of Peace, online. 10a-1p. Dialogue based convening of representatives of the various peace and nonviolence movement networks. An online conversation for designing a national convening of peace movements.We invite those who wish to help design the national peace convening to attend the design sessions. The greater diversity in design, the greater the effect of the convening! paceebene.org/events/2023/12/2/beyond-violence-creating-a-culture-of-peace

 

Poets Respond: An Open Writing & Healing Space in Response to the Mideast Crisis, 11a-Noon, Zoom. Hosted by Ravina Wadhani (Writing as Healing). Community Literature Initiative. Zoom ID: 862 0668 6432; Password: POETS . 

 

Science Against Capitalism: Exiting the Climate Crisis, 12n-2p, Hybrid Series. Functions and limits of technological interventions. Rapacious and limitless profit-making, the central drive of capitalist production, is in contradiction with ecological balance. As ecological disasters ravage the earth, very few immediate actions to end fossil fuel consumption and preventing ecocide are being taken.  Instead, the promise of future technologies is offered.  We will discuss the ideological function of technology in shifting the parameters of how the ecological crisis is conceptualized and the inherent inadequacy of proposed future technologies to address what is urgently needed to be dealt with now. Throughout the series, we will discuss with scientists who have developed deep scientific expertise across different fields in the dynamics of our planet and our ecological systems, uplifting proposals of viable solutions to help build a path toward a socialist and scientific future. Today, Ansar Fayyuzuddin, theoretical physicist. Register: peoplesforum.org/events/science-against-capitalism-functions-and-limits-of-technological-interventions/

 

A celebration of Womxn led, QTBIPOC publishing! 5p, Tia Chucha’s Cultural Center, 12677 Glenoaks Blvd, Sylmar 91342. LA Poet Society Press is having a party! Join us for a celebration of our lineage of books. The event includes LAPS Press alums, and our LA Poet Society creative community! Julio the Conga Poet will be the corazon (heartbeat) of the event, both accompanying our readers, and performing. 

Our event will include an interactive memory map, snacks, music, and a preview of our first literary journal with its own music soundtrack, Acid Verse Literary Journal, Vol. 3: The Mixtape! lapoetsociety.org/single-post/a-celebration-of-womxn-led-qtbipoc-publishing


43rd Annual Black Doll Show, 3-6p. William Grant Still Arts Center. Theme: Conjure: Reclaiming African American Traditions Through Hoodoo and Other Spiritual Dolls. Opening reception. Dolls in African spirituality are powerful tools that offer an opportunity for ritual healing through veneration of ancestors, protection, good fortune, education, and overall well-being. Chosen by curator Monica Bailey, “Conjure” will use dolls and other spiritual objects to immerse viewers in African cosmology through an African- American lens. The exhibit, co-curated by Oluwo Fakolade (Babalawo), encourages viewers to ask the question, “How can these tools help us flourish our connection with our origin stories and honor these histories going forward?”This year’s Black Doll Show will run from December 2, 2023 – February 10, 2024 with an opening concert on Saturday, December 2nd. For more information, please visit: culturela.org/event/the-43rd-annual-black-doll-show-at-the-william-grant-still-arts-center/.


Writers for Palestine: Fundraiser for Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, 6:30-9:30p.
Writers for Palestine is a reading and fundraiser featuring authors, organizers, and community members demanding a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. All proceeds will be donated to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). Tickets are priced at $10-$15 on a sliding scale. If you don’t have the means to donate but would like to attend the event, please send us an email to info@beyondbaroque.org. The evening includes testimonies of organizers, music, art, and poetry readings by writers of diverse backgrounds calling for an end to genocide and war crimes committed in Gaza since October 7. In solidarity with Palestinian and Jewish community members demanding peace, we will give space to poets and artists to come together for an evening of expression against war, genocide, and colonization. Organizers from Westside for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Justice for Palestine, and the Palestinian Youth Movement will be sharing resources and information for those looking to become involved in the movement. To keep immunocompromised community members safe, masks are encouraged in the space. Beyond Baroque reserves the right to remove individuals from our events, virtual or otherwise, if they are not respecting the space, fellow attendees, or performers. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach. beyondbaroque.org Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/writers-for-palestine-fundraiser-for-palestine-childrens-relief-fund-tickets-766603109537

 

Winter Fest OC & Fair Event Center. Through Jan 7, 2024 Slip and slide on epic ice tubing runs, stroll through a million twinkling lights, pet some furry friends at the petting zoo, and enjoy live shows. Ticket prices may vary depending on the day of your visit. Tickets & info: winterfestoc.com

 

Bury the Monroe Doctrine! Events are being planned around the world to bury the Monroe Doctrine on or about its 200th birthday which is today. World Beyond War. Find or post events to: events.worldbeyondwar.org

 

Sun – Dec 3

 

COMRADE-TENANTS: TAKE TO THE STREETS – 9a-12n, march together AGAINST ALL RENT INCREASES AND EVICTIONS! Normandie Rec Center (1550 S Normandie Ave, LA, 90006). Registration & location map: actionnetwork.org/events/tenants-take-to-the-streets-march/ As socialists, communist, anarchists, tenants, and workers, we understand

  • that capitalism risks our livelihoods and health by demanding property be kept private.
  • that landlords are not “housing providers”, they’re housing ransom takers.
  • that nation-wide, every $100 increase in rent results in a 9% increase in homelessness.
  • that no rent is “justifiable”, property kept out of collective worker stewardship is unjustifiable.

We also recognize that no one will save us from capitalist oppression and the tyranny of private property but ourselves – through collective education, agitation, and organization! 

 

KPFK Local Station Board recognized by PNB meets via zoom, 10:30a. More information at kpftx.org, click on calendar. Half-hour of public comment. Newly-elected listener and staff delegates will be seated. There is continuing controversy over the composition of the board and who is recognized by the Pacifica National Board as a seated delegate.

 

Webinar, Nicaragua: “Nicaraguan Migration: Myths and Reality.” 12n. Speakers:  John Perry, author and journalist; and Lenin Munguia, Nicaraguan migrant currently in the US.  Spanish-English interpretation provided. Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eyrTbwsATqmWFhsQk5zwpA#/registration

 

Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal: Action and Evidence Meeting, 6p, online. Join the coordinators of the Tribunal to learn how to take action in your community confronting the Merchants of Death. In almost every community there is a weapons maker, a Merchant of Death. Organizing and taking action locally is crucial. They are using your tax dollars and using the name of your country to commit War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity. Help put an end to it. Register via actionnetwork.org/events/merchants-of-death-war-crimes-tribunal-session

 

Mon – Dec 4

 

The West, Israel, and the Settler-Colonization of Palestine, 9a webinar. Join the Center for Security, Race and Rights for a keynote lecture with Professor Joseph Massad who will discuss the history of Western colonial intervention in Palestine before and after the establishment of Israel in the context of Israel’s current war against the Palestinian people and the history of western racism which enables that support. Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yTvebxZrTeaXiefoWcxiow#/registration

 

Bluey X CAMP Immersive Experience for Kids in Century City – Through Mon Jan 15, 2024 – Bluey fans can step into an episode of Bluey – for real life! Fans of the animated show can laugh, play, and pretend with Bluey, Bingo, Mum, and Dad, everyone’s favorite Blue Heeler family.  see all dates, Various times, Age: Best for 3 – 8 ; all ages welcome. Price: $39 – $52. Location: CAMP Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, Map: google.com/maps/place/10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, CA

read more: mommypoppins.com/los-angeles-kids/event/events /bluey-x-camp- immersive-experience

 

Tue – Dec 5

 

Palestine Teach In Series: West Bank and Jerusalem, 9a PT, webinar. (see also Dec 5) Rutgers Law School. Register via: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_67rZBINKT8qAq5Uz6QP2rg#/registration

 

The Rise of US Child Labor and How We Can Fight Back, 11a PT webinar on zoom and youtube. Child labor violations are on the rise across the U.S., and in the past two years at least 16 states have considered legislation to roll back protections for young workers. This growing crisis is beginning to draw overdue attention to longstanding gaps and weaknesses in federal and state child labor policies and enforcement systems.Panelists will discuss why and where exploitative forms of child labor have persisted or re-emerged in the U.S., the legislative landscape at the state and national level, and proactive measures that lawmakers and labor agencies can pursue to improve protections for young people who work. Economic Policy Institute. RSVP:epi.org/event/the-rise-of-u-s-child-labor-and-how-we-can-fight-back/

Lenin and the Path to Revolution, 12:30-2:30p PT, hybrid class. Join us for the last two parts of a 3 part series with Brian Becker as we study the life, and legacy of Lenin, the formation of Leninism, and the revolutionary paths it generated across the world. Session 2 – Third International and the Beginning of the Formation of Leninism. Following the success of the October Revolution, the Third International, also known as the Communist International (COMINTERN) was formed in 1918 to aid international proletariat revolution, supporting movements from Vietnam, the U.S., South Africa and beyond. The principles of the COMINTERN, known as the Twenty-One conditions, placed a strong emphasis on anti-imperialism, centralized leadership, and internationalism, all tenets that shape Leninism as a political ideology that guides successful movements today. Register: peoplesforum.org/events/lenin-and-the-path-to-revolution/

 

Collective Struggle of Bangladesh & Palestine: Past, Present & Future. 3p PT, Hybrid event. Delve into the intertwined histories of Bangladesh and Palestine. From colonial pasts to ongoing struggles for self-determination, we will examine the connections between Bangladesh and Palestine to untangle the timeline in which both the Bangladeshi genocide, the violent displacement of Palestinians, and the ongoing occupation of Palestine took place simultaneously. However, 50 years later after Bangladesh gained independence, the Bangladeshi government has now established relations with Israel to uphold mass surveillance of the working class and continues to adopt Israel’s violent tactics. Together, we will examine the parallel between Pakistan and Israel and what our future relations look like, reminding us all that global oppression and violence are deeply connected. Free. Register: peoplesforum.org/events/collective-struggle-of-bangladesh-palestine-past-present-future/


Perspectives on Black-Jewish Relations in the Fight for Civil Rights, 7p. The Howard I. Friedman Memorial Lecture. Join us on the 68th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott for a fireside chat with Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. and Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky, as we consider the relationship of Jewish values to the establishment and defense of civil liberties. Inspired by the Skirball’s current exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, both this year’s winning essay and lecture explore the relationship between Black and Jewish communities. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA. skirball.org/programs/perspectives-black-jewish-relations-fight-civil-rights

 

Wed – Dec 6

 

How does Israel get away with it? (a WIRN webinar), 1-2p. The current genocide in Gaza is a continuation of 75 years of its ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, although more extreme than ever. The apartheid and occupation, the dehumanizing, home demolitions, imprisonments, surveillance, and killing have been standard features of this settler colonial state since its violent birth in 1948. How does Israel get away with it? Is it because it is protected as a client state by the world hegemon, the United States? Or because of the collective guilt of humanity for the holocaust? Or because of its carefully managed narrative of defending itself against anti-Semitism? Register via: secure.everyaction.com/bdTBpXTt7kaiczrB8nF1bw2


Webinar to Launch the Venezuela Solidarity Network, 5p. U.S Attacks, Media Distortions, and Global Solidarity. Maria Paez Victor, Joe Emersberger, Leonardo Flores. Register: bit.ly/VenezuelaSolidarityNetwork

 

Stop Cop City: The fight to live with freedom, an abolitionist discussion. 5p PT. In the face of state repression and Draconian policies upholding the myth of safety, the work of abolition is actualizing it. A webinar with organizers, activists, and other professionals accomplishing this transformational work – from combatting exploitative fines and fees to decarcerating architecture. Register: afsc.org/events/stop-cop-city-webinar-series-fight-live-freedom-abolitionist-discussion

 

Thu – Dec 7

 

Online Grief Circle, continuing Thu to Dec 28. 9-10a. What keeps you up at night? What contributes to hopelessness? Join colleagues at the MK Gandhi Institute for support online and in community, to honor our pain for the world and to unlock love and energy. Every kind of grief is welcome in this gentle and affirming circle. People are welcome to drop in as their schedule permits. Questions: kit@gandhiinstitute.org Register: gandhiinstitute.org/events/event/online-grief-circles-july-december-23/

 

Book Talk: Commune or Nothing! Communes Against Capitalism. 3-4:30p PT, online panel. This virtual panel examines the commune and communal organizing as part of the project of revolutionary social transformation. The speakers address how socialist communes can be used to abolish capitalism’s logic, based on the exploitation of the human being and the expropriation of nature, along with the range of oppressions (including racial, gender, sexual, and colonial oppression) in capitalist society. The speakers – Kali Akuno, John Bellamy Foster, Chris Gilbert, and M.E. O’Brien – draw from various theoretical perspectives and practical experiences. This panel is organized in the context of the recent launch of Chris Gilbert’s Commune or Nothing! Venezuela’s Communal Movement and Its Socialist Project from Monthly Review Press. The book looks at the theory, practice, and history of socialist commune building in Venezuela. Register: peoplesforum.org/events/communeornothing/

 

Fri – Dec 8


AFSC’s weekly Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now, 9a PT. (Fridays continuing into Dec 2023). Hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. Register now: secure.afsc.org/a/afsc-action-hour-ceasefire-now

 

Palestine Teach In Series: Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 9a, webinar. (see also Dec 5) Rutgers Law School. Register via: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_67rZBINKT8qAq5Uz6QP2rg#/registration

 

Muslim Gamechangers, 7-930p, 3 Fridays. The Muslim Gamechangers Network (MGN) is a crash course social justice training program for Muslim high school students that equips participants with the tools to critically understand their world, effectively challenge injustice, and build legacies of positive change in their communities. Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF), 23581 Madero, Mission Viejo. (See Dec 1,8,15.) ca.cair.com/losangeles/event/muslim-gamechangers-network-3/

 

Sat – Dec 9

 

AWARE-LA December In-Person Dialogue, 1-3:30p. Saturday Dialogue is a gathering for white anti-racists who want to discuss issues of identity, community, privilege and racism in our lives with the intention to strengthen our practice as anti-racists in alliances, relationships, and interactions with people of color. Participants are asked to follow COVID safety protocols. Some chairs will be provided. Carlson Park, Braddock Dr. at Motor Ave., Culver City. Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere- Los Angeles (AWARE-LA). http://www.awarela.org


New Filmmakers LA (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival, 4-11:30p, from $10. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its December Monthly Film Festival, which features its annual InFocus: Middle Eastern & Arab Cinema program. More programming information to come soon. 1139 S Hill Street, LA. facebook.com/events/644257517861392

 

Sun – Dec 10

 

Making Magic Happen Series 4-Session Course on Zoom, 4-6p zoom. Topic: Keeping It Lively. 

(see also 2024 Jan 11) Objective: Learn how to make tech seamless and virtual trainings magical. Gain outer skills like adaptations for Zoom and also look at the inner work of facilitation. Each session can be taken separately, but sign up for all 4 for a 30% discount. Facilitator: Rivera Sun. Pace e Bene. Cost: $85, scholarships available. Details and registration: paceebene.org/events/2023/10/26/making-magic-happen-series

 

Mon – Dec 11

 

Jerry Peace Activist Rubin’s 80th Birthday, 6p. Friends and fellow activists are cordially invited to help Jerry celebrate his 80th at the popular karaoke bar, The Gaslite, Free to the public. Music, comedy, guest speakers & open mic. Special cake-cutting ceremony at 7:00pm! Complimentary delicious pizza including a vegan option (all we are saying is give pizza a chance)! RSVP not needed…just show up with your good energy! For further information: 310-399-1000. Email: JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net The GasLite, 2030 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica. facebook.com/events/331940349481275/

 

Tue – Dec 12


Lenin and the Path to Revolution, 12:30-2:30p PT, hybrid class. Join us for the last two parts of a 3 part series with Brian Becker as we study the life, and legacy of Lenin, the formation of Leninism, and the revolutionary paths it generated across the world. Session 3 – Leninism and World Revolution. “Leninism is not only a miraculous “book of the wise”, a compass for us Vietnamese revolutionaries and people: it is also the radiant sun illuminating our path to final victory, to socialism and communism.” – Ho Chi Minh

peoplesforum.org/events/lenin-and-the-path-to-revolution/

 

Wed – Dec 13

 

Thu – Dec 14

 

Online Grief Circle, continuing Thu to Dec 28. 9-10a PT. See Thu Dec 7

 

Fri – Dec 15


AFSC’s weekly Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now, 9a PT. (Fridays continuing into Dec 2023). See Fri Dec 8

 

Muslim Gamechangers, 7-930p, 3 Fridays. The Muslim Gamechangers Network (MGN) is a crash course social justice training program for Muslim high school students that equips participants with the tools to critically understand their world, effectively challenge injustice, and build legacies of positive change in their communities. Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF), 23581 Madero, Mission Viejo. (See Dec 1,8,15.) ca.cair.com/losangeles/event/muslim-gamechangers-network-3/

 

Play: Revolutionary Genocide, 8p. Shows also thru Dec 17. William Patterson and Paul Robeson reflect on the “We Charge Genocide” document they delivered to the United Nations on December 17, 1951, as they now prepare for the defense of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. Theatre 68 Arts Complex, 5112 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/6172664

 

Sat – Dec 16

Film: Rod Serling’s Nuclear Nightmare: Carol for Another Christmas, 7:30p. In person: Introduction by author Anne Serling, who will join Television Curator Mark Quigley for a post-screening conversation. Prior to the screening, Serling will sign copies of her book As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling. Preserved by UCLA — new 35mm preservation print! Carol for Another Christmas (1964) reunites stars Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers of Dr. Strangelove in Rod Serling’s impassioned telefilm to promote the peace-keeping work of the United Nations. Artistically resembling a feature-length Twilight Zone, Serling illuminates the suffering at Hiroshima, the plight of innocents displaced by war, and the tragedy of hunger. The unflinching drama culminates in a post-apocalyptic future led by an egomaniacal demigod self-named “Imperial Me” (Peter Sellers). HAMMER MUSEUM Free for good, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA. hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2023/rod-serlings-nuclear-nightmare-carol-another-christmas

 

Play: Revolutionary Genocide, 8p. Shows also thru Dec 17. William Patterson and Paul Robeson reflect on the “We Charge Genocide” document they delivered to the United Nations on December 17, 1951, as they now prepare for the defense of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. Theatre 68 Arts Complex, 5112 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/6172664

 

LA Poverty Dept Holiday Party & film screening, Celebrate the end of 2023 with us with a wonderful Movie, great Music, delicious Snacks & good Conversation! 6p: Screening Homeless the Soundtrack

directed by Irene Taylor Runtime: 29 min. showing Don’s take (5min) Q&A with Jenni Alpert. 7p: Music Soundscape of Hope– Jenni Alpert & band. 7:30p: More Music – Skid Row Artists & friends. Singer- songwriter Jenni Alpert (birth name “Cami”) went searching for her birth father and finally found him homeless, addicted, running from the law in Skid Row. Yet, a musician, just like her. Together they join forces, embarking on a journey of profound transformation as she pioneers a path to her birth father’s release from the legal system, the cycle of homelessness, and street crime through unconditional love and unique solution solving, inspiring others experiencing homelessness, addiction, and loss to find transformation in resilience.  December 15 is Don’s – Jenni’s father’s – birthday!

 

Sun – Dec 17

 

Play: Revolutionary Genocide, 2p. Shows also thru Dec 17. William Patterson and Paul Robeson reflect on the “We Charge Genocide” document they delivered to the UN. See Sat Dec 16

 

Mon – Dec 18

 

Tue – Dec 19

 

Wed – Dec 20

 

Thu – Dec 21  Winter Solstice

Online Grief Circle, continuing Thu to Dec 28. 9-10a PT. What keeps you up at night? What contributes to hopelessness? Join colleagues at the MK Gandhi Institute for support online and in community, to honor our pain for the world and to unlock love and energy. Every kind of grief is welcome in this gentle and affirming circle. People are welcome to drop in as their schedule permits. Questions: kit@gandhiinstitute.org Register: gandhiinstitute.org/events/event/online-grief-circles-july-december-23/

 

Fri – Dec 22


AFSC’s weekly Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now, 9a PT. (Fridays continuing into Dec 2023). hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. Register now: secure.afsc.org/a/afsc-action-hour-ceasefire-now

 

Sat – Dec 23

 

Sun – Dec 24

 

Mon – Dec 25

 

Tue – Dec 26

 

Wed – Dec 27

Cal Fresh Enrollment: Free Money for Groceries, 10:30a-12:30p. Do you need money to buy groceries? Meet with a representative and sign up for CalFresh! CalFresh is for people with low income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. 你有钱买新鲜食物吗? 我们可以提供帮助!您有资格享受 CalFresh 吗?与代表交谈并立即注册. CalFresh 适用于满足联邦收入资格规则并希望增加预算以提供健康营养食品的低收入人群. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event. Chinatown Branch Library, 

639 N. Hill S., LA. 213-620-0925. lapl.org/whats-on/events/cal-fresh-enrollment-1

 

Thu – Dec 28

 

Online Grief Circle, see Dec 7 for details Register: gandhiinstitute.org/events/event/online-grief-circles-july-december-23/

 

Fri – Dec 29

 

AFSC’s weekly Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now, 9a PT. Hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. Register now: secure.afsc.org/a/afsc-action-hour-ceasefire-now

 

Sat – Dec 30

Noon Years Day, 11:30a. Join us for a family celebration to ring in the New Year! We will have crafts, music, and dancing before the big countdown to 12:00 … Noon! For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event. LAPL, Fairfax Branch Library, 161 S. Gardner SAt., LA. 323-936-6191. lapl.org/whats-on/events/noon-years-day

 

Sun – Dec 31 New Year’s Eve

Annual GLOW Party in Burton Chace Park and New Year’s Eve Fireworks show, 7p-Midnight.  In the Marina del Rey channel. The event offers family-friendly festivities such as DJ music, live entertainment, food trucks, face painting, photo booths and more. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindinao Way, MDR. Flyer: visitmdr.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-MDR-NYE-Event.pdf

 

NYE in Grand Park – arrive early as streets are closed and fencing is installed, making getting around downtown difficult even with public transit.

 Other Calendar Links:

Peace vigils: change-links.org/resources/

Other: ocprogressiveevents.info, la.indymedia.org/calendar/, facebook. com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/ (inland empire), activistsandiego.org, echoparkfilmcenter.org

 

experism.com/los-angeles

timeout.com/los-angeles/movies/all-of-las-outdoor-movies-in-one-calendar

 

samidoun.net/category/events  /  hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events

 

zocalopublicsquare.org  /  lapl.org/events 

 

look for ALOUD at Mark Taper Forum or events at individual branches by date and topic: 

visit.lacountylibrary.org/events

 

lapovertydept.org  / skirball.org/calendar

 

Echo Park film center collective – no longer in their physical venue: epfccollective.org/events

 

local.aarp.org/los-angeles-ca/aarp-events/

 

Official tourist-y site from city: discoverlosangeles.com/events

 

Gerry Fialka: laughtears.com/#regularEventsAndVenues

 

Ongoing and Upcoming Events:

 

Notice: AfGJ, funding agent for Change-Links, continues to be under economic attack in December by right-wing media which convinced the company that handles its credit card donations to block AfGJ and its projects. It is critical that Change-Links donations avoid the use of credit cards for this reason for now. Ditto for any other organizations under AfGJ’s financial umbrella. It is also helpful to send check donations directly to AfGJ to keep them solvent. More info: afgj.org/sos-afgj-has-been-attacked We hope to have direct donations via the internet soon— check the ChangeLinks website for updates! afgj.org/resistance-campaign-landing-page

Study Medicine in Cuba. Latin American Medical School (ELAM) Scholarship deadline 15 Feb 2024 for the next cycle in Sept. ifconews.org/our-work/elam-medical-school/ or elamscholarship@ifco.org for more info.

Curious about wild and cultivated mushrooms and foraged plants? SoCal based mini-courses: Wildcrafted Winter Wellness (Dec 2), edible and medicinal mushrooms, cooking mushrooms, herbology. Instructor Jess Starwood is active and experienced in wild food and mushroom groups through the southwest and especially SoCal and AZ.  thewildpath.corsizio.com 

 

Thru Dec 1, 2024 (*next year*). Stamping the Ireichō. Reservations are required. Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration is a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration and to expand the concept of what monument is through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as a monument (Ireichō), a website as a monument (Ireizō), and light sculptures as monuments (Ireihi). The Ireichō contains the first comprehensive listing of over 125,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated in US Army, Department of Justice, Wartime Civil Control Administration, and War Relocation Authority camps. Embedded into the very materiality of the Ireichō are special ceramic pieces made from soil collected by the project from seventy-five former incarceration sites from Alaska to Hawai‘i, Arkansas to California, and from almost every other region of the United States. rei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration, Japanese-American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave, LA. 213.830.5640 visitorservices@janm.org janm.org/exhibits/ireicho

Making Magic Happen Series 4-Session Course on Zoom, 4-6p zoom. Topic: Troubleshooting 101. 

(see also Dec 10) Objective: Learn how to make tech seamless and virtual trainings magical. Gain outer skills like adaptations for Zoom and also look at the inner work of facilitation. Each session can be taken separately, but sign up for all 4 for a 30% discount. Facilitator: Rivera Sun. Pace e Bene. Cost: $85, scholarships available. Details and registration: paceebene.org/events/2023/10/26/making-magic-happen-series

 

Jan 20, A Special KPFK Fundraiser, 1-3:30p. Culver-Palms United Methodist Church. 4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City. With Michael Novick, Interim General Manager of KPFK. Special Guests to Be Invited. Hosted by Frank Dorrel. $25 to $50 Sliding Scale at The Door. Reception to Follow. Free Parking Behind Church. RSVP to Frank Dorrel at Frank.dorrel@gmail.com or 310-838-8131. Support KPFK! http://www.KPFK.org

 

Through Jan 7th, 2024 -Winter Fest OC & Fair Event Center. In LA brings you real snow in a city where rain is the closest thing to winter. Slip and slide on epic ice tubing runs, stroll through a million twinkling lights, pet some furry friends at the petting zoo, and enjoy live shows that’ll bedazzle you. Don’t miss the nightly tree lighting with fireworks as you enjoy ice skating, a North Pole journey, yummy -holiday grub, photo ops, and a never ending 150-meter ice slide. This event has all the fun, food and entertainment of a full-fledged winter carnival, but keep in mind ticket prices may vary depending on the day of your visit. Tickets and info: winterfestoc.com

 

Jan 9 through Feb15, Fire, Flood, Drought & Heat: Creating Community Resilience. Tues 5-7p (6 weeks). Early bird Discount 20% Off Until December 11th 2023! Our climate and world are changing at an accelerating rate. We face many new and unprecedented challenges.This course will help you develop the confidence to step into this unknown future and prepare your family and community for a disaster or crisis.Join our positive and proactive community to learn innovative ways to design, adapt, and prepare for climate change. Do you: Work on a farm, eco-village or land-based project? Run a business or not-for-profit organization? Work on urban or rural planning? Feel concerned about the future of your family and community? Yes? This course is for you! Taught by Chris Gilmour with amazing guest presenters. Full tuition $300-400. Group discounts. Diversity scholarships available. Contact: Support@EarthActivistTraining.org Registration and more details: earthactivisttraining.org/creating_community_climate_resilience/

 

Through Mon Jan 15, 2024 – Bluey X CAMP Immersive Experience for Kids in Century City – Hooray! Bluey fans can step into an episode of Bluey – for real life! Fans of the animated show can laugh, play, and pretend with Bluey, Bingo, Mum, and Dad, everyone’s favorite Blue Heeler family. At Bluey x CAMP, guests step inside Bluey’s house for an immersive adventure that ends with a meet-and-greet with Bluey and Bingo!  see all dates, Various times, Age: Best for 3 – 8 ; all ages welcome

Price: $39 – $52. Location: CAMP Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City,

More info: mommypoppins.com/los-angeles-kids/event/events /bluey-x-camp- immersive-experience

 

Ongoing Events: (Please let us know if any information is incorrect!)

 

Mondays, Support Honduran Refugees, 6-8p, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA), 2845 W 7th St,, LA. Offices are closed, call for details: (213)-385-7800. In the San Fernando Valley: 213-385-7800 ext. 122

Third Monday, Activist San Diego’s CommUnity Summit, 645-9p. A time and space to build beloved community. Each month, we hear reports from ASD’s working groups, discuss community events and center each meeting on an important topic in the pursuit of social justice. Subscribe to ASD’s emails for an invitation, or send a request to us@activistsandiego.org 

 

Tuesdays, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting via zoom and in person at LA Police Administration Building across from City Hall to speak out against racist police murders with impunity. In response to increased public scrutiny, they changed their rules and only allow public comments of 1 minute each on two specific items and general public comment as the first agenda item, so call in promptly to get on the stack. lapd.zoom.us/s/289225944

 

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. stoplapdspying.org – see website for meeting topics. facebook.com/stoplapdspying

 

2 – 4p. Monthly – 1st Tuesday. Page Museum At The La Brea Tar Pits Free Admission,  The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Long Beach. Free Admission Tuesday at Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits – see INFO below. Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one … gohilo.com/event/15395681168448/page-museum-at-the-la-brea-tar-pits-free-admission-tuesday-long-beach-ca/

 

Tuesdays, 6-8p. Tenant Rights and Eviction Advice. Conducted in Spanish, translated into English.calorganize-org.zoom.us/j/88324434157 -or- Call: +16699006833,,88324434157#

Also Thursdays, 5-7p. Conducted in English, translated into Spanish. calorganize-org.zoom.us/j/84489313723 -or- Call :+16699006833,,84489313723# Also, statewide, outside LA: acceaction.org/dyh Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

 

Tuesdays, 8:30-10p, Second Draft LA, open mic cold read of writing and acting (virtual, not at Art Share-LA, 801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013). artsharela.org (213) 687-4278. zoom.us/j/9103444651 Pwd: artshare

 

Wednesdays, 4-6p, Fund Services Not Police, #EndPoliceAssociations BLM-LA and allies vigil/protest outside LA Police Protective League (who protest killer cops from accountability), 1313 W. 8th St in downtown LA, across from the ACLU-SoCal headquarters. Hear from families who have lost loved ones to racist state terror.

 

1st Thursday, 6-8p, Justice Not Jails, has switched to a virtual meeting. 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.

 

Thursdays, 5:30-7p, Operation Ally Weekly Social Justice Conference Call, fb.com/justadvocacy  advocacyproject.org (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. facebook.com/events/200763851083819/

 

Every other Thursday, 6:30-8p, Looking At Masculinity And Patriarchy (LAMP) LAMP is an affinity space offered by AWARE-LA of white, male-presenting folks (however anyone is invited) where we discuss how your male-presenting gender role and socialization impacts the ways you are showing up (or not showing up) in the fight for an abolitionist future. Via zoom:  For more information and to register, email: lampteam@tutanota.com.

 

Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace forum, 7:30-9:30a, has switched to a virtual meeting on zoom or dial in by phone: 669-900-6833 For details and to prevent zoom-bombing, contact communications@icujp.org for an invitation and instructions.

 

Fridays, Montrose Peace Vigil, 5:30-7p, Ocean View Bl and Honolulu Av, Montrose.

 

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.  Location:250 S. Broadway (DTLA) 90012. Tel: 213-413-1077.

 

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: http://www.seela.org 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 endhomelessnessnowla@gmail.com facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/

 

2nd Saturdays through Dec. 9.  10:00AM – 11:00AM, Free Yoga on the Redondo Beach Pier.  100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach 90277. 

 

Every 2nd & 4th Sat, SOLA Food Co-Op. http://www.solafoodcoop.com/ Baldwin Hills Farmers Market re-opened & SOLA Co-Op will take orders for CSA boxes.

 

3rd Sunday, SoCal350 monthly meeting, 3-5 p, Physical meeting canceled, virtual “meeting” scheduled. bit.ly/SoCal350Updates;  facebook.com/SoCal350 Climate Action.

 

LA Ecovillage Tours: Usually twice monthly, 10:30a-1p. Our regular in-person tours are 75% outside within LAEV. Reservations required: 213-738-1254 or crsp@igc.org. Tour only:  $15 to $25 (self-selected sliding scale ok; cash or checks made out to “CRSP” accepted at the door. Time dollars 2.5 hours accepted. Local currency?). Vaccinated people only please. Masks encouraged during indoor tour stops. More info and LAEV events: laecovillage.org/home/tours/ and laecovillage.org/category/events/.

 

Saturday dialogues, AWARE-LA White anti-racist gathering. awarela.org/saturday-dialogue 

Saturday Dialogue is a gathering for white anti-racists who want to discuss issues of identity, community, privilege and racism in our lives with the intention to strengthen our practice as anti-racists in alliances, relationships, and interactions with people of color. Regular, recurring dialogues throughout the year focus on the intersections of multiple identities, including Race and Class, Sexuality and Race, and Gender and Race. Other workshops focus on relationships, Radical White Identity and Community, and issues such as police and the prison industrial complex, immigration, and gentrification.  We currently have four monthly Saturday Dialogues, which used to meet in various places throughout LA County and are temporarily meeting online through Zoom. We also have one monthly “Online Sunday Dialogue” which was originally made available for folks who cannot make it to meetings in LA, or on Saturdays. Sign up  actionnetwork.org/forms/aware-la-email-list/ to receive reminder emails about Saturday Dialogues. We strongly encourage you to attend a Saturday Dialogue Orientation before attending a Saturday Dialogue. See below for more info. You must register for each space each time you want to attend, as all of the zoom links are personalized and different for each person/gathering.

 

Every 1st Saturday (Westside), 1-3:15p. 

Every 2nd Saturday (Encino), 10:30a-12:30p. 

Every 3rd Saturday (Eastside),1-3p, 

Every 3rd Sunday (Always Online), 3-5p. 

Every 4th Saturday (Pomona Valley), 11a-1p.

 

Saturday Dialogue Orientation: 2nd & 4th Weds, 6-7p via: Zoom. In this orientation, we’ll talk about the purpose of Saturday Dialogues and why AWARE-LA organizes as a white anti-racist community. 

 

Accessibility: We can provide ASL interpreters and closed captioning upon request at least 72 hours prior to the event you wish to attend. Contact: awarela@gmail.com with questions and to arrange to register.

 

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