JULY 2021 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.

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

 

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Peace vigils: http://change-links.org/ongoing-peace-vigils-and-community-programs/

Other Calendars: http://ocprogressiveevents.info/,

http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/,

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ieprogressivealliance/events/,

http://www.activistsandiego.org/event,

https://vcpjn.org/calendar/, https://indivisibleventura.org/events/,

https://echoparkfilmcenter.org

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

 

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). http://www.cooperationjackson.org

 

3rd Sunday, KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a-2:30p. Open to the public with 3 opportunities for short public comments. Check http://www.kpftx.org 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 kpfk.org or kpftx.org

 

Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (El Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl & Parkview St, LA 90057, free produce distribution. https://www.facebook.com/raclosangeles/

 

Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA 90033. STPLA free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc). We also engage the community on happenings around the neighborhood and city, learn about grievances and provide legal services with help from the LA Ctr for Community Law & Action. https://servethepeoplela.wordpress.com/

 

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

 

Mondays, PeoplesStrike organizing calls, 9a PDT, zoom call https://peoplesstrike.org/ https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesStrike mayday2020generalstrike@gmail.com for details

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

Tuesdays, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting via zoom 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. 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.

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. http://stoplapdspying.org – see website for meeting topics. https://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying

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). https://artsharela.org (213) 687-4278. https://zoom.us/j/9103444651 Pwd: artshare

Wednesdays, 3-6p, #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.

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, action@youth4justice.org/

 

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&FreedomParty.org-LA 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. https://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

http://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. https://www.facebook.com/events/200763851083819/

 

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, since 2006! NW corner of Ocean View Bl and Honolulu Av, Montrose, CA  91020. http://montrosepeacevigil.proboards.com/

Fridays, Music Center Dance series, free, 7p, YouTube. (K-pop, line dancing, cumbia, etc.) and free dance lessons. https://www.youtube.com/c/musiccenterlosangeles

3rd Fri: Lawyers in the Library, 1-4p, http://www.lalawlibrary.org/classes, 213-785-2516, 301 W. 1st, LA 90012. All libraries in the city and county, as well as Santa Monica and other cities had been closed, but are re-opening, so check..

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 https://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/

Every 2nd & 4th Sat, SOLA Food Co-Op http://www.solafoodcoop.com/ Baldwin Hills Farmers Market has re-opened.. SOLA Co-Op has been taking orders for pick-up of various CSA boxes..

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:  info@youth4justice.org 323-235-4243 http://www.youth4justice.org/

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.

 

AWARE-LA White anti-racist Saturday dialogues, https://www.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 here https://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 SD), 1:00pm – 3:15pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yuqjsqHtYAnJ5qfW8-z-C1OyEH-LuY

Every 2nd Saturday (Encino SD), 10:30am – 12:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfuqsrz8vE93l1M91tYG96h8D6wg2IVcN

Every 3rd Saturday (Eastside SD),1:00pm – 3:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuGrrjsuE9U7F_QxEz87reFKojZj8-ow

Every 3rd Sunday (Always Online), 3:00pm – 5:00pm

https://msmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfuCppzovGNb1iGfup5qrLyLV2gLFcMSI

Every 4th Saturday (Pomona Valley SD), 11:00am – 1:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucuGhpj0vHdxiJyZxKAF8LCIPt8WJMetR

 

SATURDAY DIALOGUE ORIENTATION: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6-7p via: Zoom, register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rceuvrDoqHdV0AWp0NwBrlcpXsIcUerEx.

We strongly encourage you to attend a Saturday Dialogue Orientation before you attend a Saturday Dialogue. Please join us! In this orientation, we’ll talk about the purpose of Saturday Dialogues and why AWARE-LA organizes as a white anti-racist community. We’ll go over what a typical Saturday Dialogue agenda looks like, and talk about the different types of content that we do throughout the year. We’ll also tell you about the organizational structure of AWARE-LA, and then close out our time together with an opportunity for newcomers to ask questions of our facilitation team.

Accessibility: We can provide ASL interpreters and closed captioning upon request. To ensure availability, please make your request at least 72 hours prior to the event you wish to attend. Contact: awarela@gmail.com with questions

 

All Laughtears.com events are on-line, until further notice. 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: pfsuzy@aol.com.

 

Through July 7 – Voting on Pacifica Bylaws replacement that would eliminate local oversight at KPFK and other Pacifica stations, segregate unpaid producers and programmers into a new third class of membership (thereby giving the paid staff a veto power over any subsequent substantive Bylaws amendments), and open the door to sale or swap if Pacifica’s FCC broadcast frequencies. You must  have become a member by April 7, 2021 to vote. Only about 20% of listeners and 30% of staff have voted yet, so your voice and vote in opposition to these undemocratic changes, and in support of democracy and diversity at KPFK and Pacifica are crucially needed. More information at https://pacificafightback.org and https://elections.pacifica.org

 

Through July 14 (extended to July 21) – If you become a member of listener sponsored KPFK by June 30, you qualify to run, nominate others, or vote for delegates to the KPFK Local Station Board  through July 14 (extended to July 21) (assuming the above-mentioned Bylaws change is defeated). Nine seats are open for listener members, and three for staff, in an election scheduled to begin in August. More information at https://pacificafightback.org and https://elections.pacifica.org

 

July 18 – 30, 9a-12n: Young Inventor’s STEAM Summer Camp. Two Bit Circus Foundation presents Young Inventor’s STEAM Summer Camp where kids can imagine one-of-a-kind toys, prototype wacky inventions, and create their own unique games. July 18 – 30, 9am-12pm. Kids 8-12 years. Visit https://twobitcircus.org.

 

July 1-31, Grand Park’s Portraits of Freedom: Building a Life in L.A. Grand Park, powered by The Music Center, will magnify the culturally rich and diverse communities that comprise L.A. County with a month-long public art installation that applies an artistic lens to celebrate home and freedom, themes often associated with July 4th observances. From July 1–31, 2021, Grand Park’s Portraits of Freedom: Building a Life in L.A. will feature photography and video exhibitions as well as a nighttime projection installation. Located throughout different areas of Grand Park between Grand Avenue and North Broadway, the on-site programming will illuminate Los Angeles through civic pride, identity and engagement while narrating cornerstone stories of the American experience. Find more info at july.grandparkla.org.

 

Through August 1: Made in L.A. 2020: a version, The 5th iteration of the acclaimed biennial bridges east and west with complementary presentations at the Hammer and The Huntington. Hammer visitors can pick up passes to make free, advance reservations for The Huntington through August 1. Reservations to The Huntington are available first come, first-served. Questions? Email info@hammer.ucla.edu or call 310-443-7020. Learn more about online and offsite projects by Larry Johnson and Kahlil Joseph, Ligia Lewis, and Justen LeRoy. Works by 30 Los Angeles–based artists are presented at both institutions—two versions that make up the whole. The exhibition features new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings, many commissioned specifically for the exhibition.

 

July 1 – THU

 

Public conversation: Compassion & Self-Deception, The Box Gallery – In The Box Parking Lot, 822 E. Third Street, LA, CA 90013, 6-8:30p. with Pastor Cue Jn-Marie, Aryeh Cohen, Matt Harper, Robby Herbst and moderated by Michael Alexander. A project of Los Angeles Poverty Department with support from CAL HUM. 213 413-1077, info@lapovertydept.org, https://lapovertydept.org

“Compassion & Self-Deception” takes on the mind-boggling contradictions of a city that votes to create housing for homeless people –and then doesn’t want any of it built anywhere near them: whether that be permanent housing, or temporary housing. LAPD invited visual artist Robby Herbst to help unravel the situation and he has produced a 12-page broadsheet exploring the socio-emotional impact of LA’s housing catastrophe: “Compassion and Self Deception: A Guide To Los Angeles’ Moral Crisis.” Whether you’re able to attend the event  we’d love to mail you a copy.  To order a free copy of the guide, send your postal address to Robby Herbst/Llano Del Rio at llanodelrio@gmail.com. In developing the guide, Herbst engaged three deeply spiritual, social activists: Pastor Stephe “Cue” Jn-Marie, founder of Skid Row’s Church Without Walls, Matt Harper of the LA Catholic Worker community, and activist, rabbi, and scholar Aryeh Cohen.

The July 1 conversation, moderated by UCR Professor of religious studies, Michael Scott Alexander, will be a chance to talk about the moral crises and contradiction-induced stasis — what perpetuates it and how to undo it.

Cue, Matt, Aryeh, Robby and Michael will dialogue in person around the questions:

“How Should an Angeleno React to the Suffering They Encounter on a Daily Basis?”   and

“How can we understand LA? – a living contradiction; a place where some people put care for the civic body above all else, while others, in the words of Curtis Mayfield, “would hurt all mankind just to save his own.”

 

July 2 – FRI

 

July 3 – SAT

 

JULY 4 – SUN

 

The Farce of July – Survivor Day, 3:30-7:30p, Temple Street Pedestrian Bridge in DTLA, near the Triforium above Los Angeles Plaza (across from Federal Bldg). XRF Presents The 24th Annual Farce of July Taking Place on Tongva Territory. We have adopted an Australian Aboriginal tradition by including the phrase ‘Survivor Day’ meaning despite attempted obliteration by colonists, we still remain! Music, Vendors, Speakers, Hosted By: Jessa Calderon Opening Ceremony By: Tongva Relatives Tina & Jessa Calderon. Performances By:

-Jessa Calderon. -Sallee Free, -JD Wolfrobe, -Aztlan Underground aka Anahuak Underground, -HueHuetlatolli, -2020, -El Colectiva Sabinas, -Frosty, -Jag Arreola, -GataTECH, -Matt Sedillo, -Spirit Lake Singers, -Danza Macehualitzli Noyollotl. Speakers: TBA. For Vendor Info: -fonscreative@yahoo.com

Honoring Covid Safety Measures. IN THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE NO DRUGS, WEAPONS, ALCOHOL AND ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS! https://www.facebook.com/events/543227120180598/

 

Fireworks displays at the Rose Bowl, the Hollywood Bowl, and multiple other venues including Long Beach, Hollywood Forever cemetery, Pacific Palisades and Disneyland.

 

JULY 5 – MON

 

Independence Day holiday observed – bank, post office, schools and government agencies closed.

 

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KPFK 90.7 General Manager Report to the Listener: Check station for time. Will take listener calls and comments on the studio line, 818-985-5735 (KPFK)

 

JULY 6 – TUE

 

Conversation: Beyond Baroque & Beyond, Sheree Rose & Tosh Berman, free, 7p, online with the Hammer Museum. https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2021/sheree-rose-tosh-berman

Performer and photographer Sheree Rose freaks forth with thoughts on poetic restraints, sadomasochism, love’s lasting impact, and artistic collaboration within the Beyond Baroque scene throughout her life spent with poet and artist Bob Flanagan.

 

JULY 7 – WED

 

Last day to vote on Pacifica Bylaws revision that would eliminate local oversight of KPFK by elected delegates of the listeners and staff, segregate unpaid staff into a new third class of membership with less representation, and install a mostly appointed new National Board of directors with control over the Pacifica Foundation’s assets, including its FCC licenses for signals in NY, DC, Houston TX, LA and Berkeley. For more information, see the article in this issue or https://elections.pacifica.org

 

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Celebration of life of Maggie Phair, a long-time progressive organizer and socialist, a founder of Peace & Freedom Party, who has passed away. Obituary and appreciation here:

https://maggiephairinstitute.org/maggie-phair-obituary
Here is the information for the Celebration of Life. You are invited to a Zoom meeting to celebrate the life of Maggie Phair.
When: Jul 6, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-yhqD4uH9AvtXNX6D_cMjQ3ksJ2N0U5
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

JULY 8 – THU

 

Erosion: Essays of Undoing, Terry Tempest Williams in conversation with Jessica Strand, LA Public Library ALOUD series, 5p. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/erosion-essays-of-undoing-tickets-144270351505 One of today’s most important writers and conservationists explores the erosion of our public lands and our earth—our home…

 

JULY 9 – FRI

 

ETHIO CALI FEATURING CUT CHEMIST AND RANI D, 7-9p, Grand Performances, Ethio Cali pays homage to the Golden Age of Ethiopian Jazz and Soul. Directed by Todd Simon, the performance will also feature collaborations with DJs Rani D and Cut Chemist.  Free. All ages. Outdoors. https://www.grandperformances.org/events

 

JULY 10 – SAT

 

Dialectics of Race, Class, and Gender: Debating Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism, 9a-3:30p, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83241086972?pwd=cjcvUjE3RlVVNEZpMkQ4TEszVk1ldz09

Sponsored by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Chapman University, and others TBA.

This mini-conference will celebrate and debate the new book, Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism: Race, Class, Gender, and the Dialectics of Liberation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). The first-ever volume devoted to an assessment the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987), this book includes essays by philosophers, social theorists, feminists, and anti-racist activists. Many of these authors will be presenting on their research on Dunayevskaya for the book at this conference, as will other noted thinkers familiar with her work. At this mini-conference, we seek to connect the writings of an often-marginalized thinker to the issues facing the global movement for liberation in an era of great promise but also one of great threats to our very existence. In so doing, we will explore Dunayevskaya’s underlying humanism, the connections she drew between race, gender, and class, and her critical appropriation into her Marxist-Humanism of the writings of Hegel, Marx, Fanon, and Luxemburg, as well as the insights of the grassroots movements of her time on the part of rank-and-file workers, women, youth, and Black and other oppressed minorities.

 

Session One: Raya Dunayevskaya and Contemporary Revolutionary Theory, 9-11a.

Moderator: Kristopher Baumgartner

Kevin B. Anderson* – UC Santa Barbara, author of Marx at the Margins

Paul Mason* – writer for New Statesman, author of Postcapitalism

Barbara Epstein – UC Santa Cruz, author of Protest and Cultural Revolution

Lewis Gordon – University of Connecticut, author of Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization

 

Session Two: Hegel, Dialectics, and Humanism in Dunayevskaya’s Writings,11:30a-1:20p

Moderator: Rehmah Sufi

Kieran Durkin* – York University (UK), author of The Radical Humanism of Erich Fromm

Alessandra Spano* – University of Catania, writer on Marx, Hegel, and feminism

Peter Hudis* – Oakton Community College, author of Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Commentator (5 minutes): Sevgi Dogan, author of Marx and Hegel on the Individual and the Social

 

Session Three: A Living Legacy: Dunayevskaya on Race, Gender, and Revolution, 1:30-3:20p

Moderator: Jens Johansson

Lilia D. Monzo* – Chapman University, author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity

Heather A. Brown* – Westfield State University, author of Marx on Gender and the Family

Ndindi Kitonga* – Kenyan-American educator, writer, and longtime organizer

Commentator (5 minutes) Rhaysa Ruas – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, social activist and legal worker

 

* author of a chapter in Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism

Sponsored by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, arise@imhojournal.org, http://www.imhojournal.org

 

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Art Share L.A. REOPENS to the public with 6 – 9 PM for two exhibitions in our Main and Perimeter Galleries. Main Gallery: “Defiance of Juncture”, a group survey exhibition highlighting Los Angeles contemporary artists across multiple art practices. What is defiance? Is it an action? An idea? Is it contained within a movement? An object? How does operating in that defiance define the point in time? How does defiance or the definition of defiance differ throughout time? “May You Live In Interesting Times”, the title for the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, unknowingly predicted the sentiment of humanity just eight months later. “Interesting Times” would prove to be an understatement, as the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside numerous uprisings in the country, gave way to the defiance of current conditions in many facets of our society. Analyzing these conditions has allowed for constant dialogue among humanity about the actions of the past and present and eventually how they will affect our future. This has given us the opportunity to create what’s to come. Perimeter Gallery: Let’s Paint The Town (Quarantine Murals) & Selections: LA Street Photographers – dual Exhibition. Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013; info@artsharela.org

 

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Rally for a Permanent Child Tax Credit, 10:15a, Hollenbeck Park, 415 S. St. Louis St. LA, 90033.  Please bring a mask! Join Community Leaders & Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) to Demand a Permanent Child Tax Credit! The new Child Tax Credit gives families up to $300 per child per month to help with everyday expenses and savings. For one year.  We need to make it permanent. Join Us! Pastries, Street Vendors, Live DJ, Games & Activities for Kids. Rally speeches in Spanish & English with live interpreters.

 

JULY 11 – SUN

 

KO Comedy Club online stand-up. Live stand up comedy streamed directly to your home! 7-9p, RSVP at http://www.kocomedy.com and you will receive an email with the link before showtime. Make sure to check your spam or promotions folders! If you have registered for a show in the past then there is no need to register again! This is a FREE event, no cover charge, no drink minimum. For Tipping: Venmos

The Show: @KO-Comedy DJ/Tech, Paul Antonio: @thepaulantonio Sammy Obeid: @KO-Comedy

If you don’t have Venmo…Our show Paypal: kocomedyshows@gmail.com Cashapp: $KOcomedyclub

Zelle: kocomedyshows@gmail.com Apple Pay: 510-552-9398 Follow us on Social media! Instagram: @KOComedyClub Facebook: @KO Comedy

 

JULY 12 – MON

 

Sixth Annual Virtual Korea Peace Advocacy Week, July 12-16, 2021. Join hundreds of people across the country in nationally coordinated virtual advocacy meetings to urge your Member of Congress to support: A Peace Agreement to end the Korean War; Life-saving humanitarian assistance; and other humanitarian actions such as lifting the travel ban, reuniting separated families, and repatriating the remains of U.S. service members.

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/2021/05/22/please-join-the-sixth-annual-virtual-korea-peace-advocacy-week-july-12-16-2021/

 

JULY 13 – TUE

 

JULY 14 – WED Bastille Day (anniversary of French Revolution)

EVENT UPDATED

Final day for nominations to run as a listener or staff delegate to the KPFK Local Station Board. See article in this issue and https://elections.pacifica.org  Deadline extended to Wednesday, July 21.

 

JULY 15 – THU

 

LA County Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission, 9a-1p. See https://coc.lacounty.gov for virtual meeting details and to subscribe to emailed agendas, 213-253-5678.

 

JULY 16 – FRI

 

Grand Performances: Katalyst, 350 S. Grand – LA, 7-9p, outdoors, free. 9 piece band and artist collective, Katalyst connects the past and future of West Coast jazz. https://www.grandperformances.org/events

 

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The Wealth Hoarders How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions with Chuck Collins, 7-8:30p, online.

Public · Hosted by Chalice Community Forum and Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley
Topics to include:
• The high cost of hidden wealth
• Who are the wealth defenders?
• Solutions to wealth hiding

For decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants and wealth managers has been developing into the shadowy Wealth Defense Industry. These “agents of inequality” are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%. Chuck Collins discusses the inner workings of how the world’s richest pay next to no tax and outlines ways to shut down the Wealth Defense Industry for good.

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Study where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good and co-edits Inequality.org. He is a founding member of Patriotic Millionaires and co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE). Chuck Collins has co-authored several IPS reports including “White Supremacy Is the Pre-Existing Condition: Eight Solutions to Ensure the Economic Recovery Reduces the Racial Wealth Divide.” He has authored numerous books, including Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good and Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions http://www.wealthhoarders.com.

Please register in advance here:
http://bit.ly/3i1iBLEWealthHoarders

Our program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Hosted by:
https://www.facebook.com/Chalice-Community-Forum-123965540995689/
https://www.facebook.com/ChaliceUUF/

event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2981968288758351/

More events: https://indivisibleventura.org/events/
http://change-links.org
http://ocprogressiveevents.info

 

JULY 17 – SAT

 

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Public Meeting – 51st Chicano Moratorium, 10a-12n, Ruben Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd, LA 90023. Attend the public meeting for helping organize the 51st Chicano Moratorium! ALL are welcome, as we build a new movement for self-determination of Chicanos.  Event on Aug. 29. Hosted by: Centro CSO https://www.facebook.com/CentroCSO , Chicano Moratorium Continúa https://www.facebook.com/ChicanoMoratoriumContinua https://www.50thchicanomoratorium.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/304915107997061/

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Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Confronting Christian Nationalism, 2p, online. This webinar is an exploration of how The Joint Baptist Committee is identifying and responding to the dangers of Christian nationalism in the wake of the January 6th insurrection. The panelists are The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church; The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and Dr. Andrew L. Whitehead, Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site at http://www.au-oc.org. To join the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92884657764?pwd=Q1h3bU9GQlAzWkwxTFlYR09qc3NqZz09 Meeting ID: 928 8465 7764; Passcode: 993669 http://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Jul17au

 

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Good Trouble: Candlelight Vigil for Democracy, 7:30-8:30p, Burbank City Hall, 275 E Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91502. Volunteer organized for John Lewis Mobilization. At a sunset gathering we will light candles rather than curse the night of racist anti-democratic mania sweeping the midlands of this country. We will commit ourselves to full realization of the dream of John Lewis, of blessed memory, and extend the right to vote to every citizen regardless of race, creed, disability or economic status. Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information. Event: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401240/   More events: https://indivisibleventura.org/events/

 

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Good Trouble: Candlelight Vigil for Democracy, 7:45-10p, Wilshire Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Bl., Volunteer organized for John Lewis Mobilization. At a sunset gathering we will light candles rather than curse the night of racist anti-democratic mania sweeping the midlands of this country. We will commit ourselves to full realization of the dream of John Lewis, of blessed memory, and extend the right to vote to every citizen regardless of race, creed, disability or economic status. Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information. Event: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/400211/   More events: https://indivisibleventura.org/events/

 

JULY 18 – SUN

 

Young Inventor’s STEAM Summer Camp opens. Two Bit Circus Foundation presents Young Inventor’s STEAM Summer Camp where kids can imagine one-of-a-kind toys, prototype wacky inventions, and create their own unique games. July 18 – 30, 9am-12pm. Kids 8-12 years. Visit https://twobitcircus.org.

 

DANCE BABY DANCE, 12n- 5p, free, outdoors, Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave (California Plaza), DTLA. Dance Baby Dance is a family friendly event filled with live acts, dancing, great music,  art activities and fun-filled retro DJ sets that will provide entertainment for the entire family. All ages. https://www.grandperformances.org/events

 

JULY 19 – MON

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Women For OC: Paid Leave Policies, 2p, online. Join speakers Katie Waters-Smith, Political Organizing Director, and Mia Hemstad, Communications Manager, when they discuss Paid Family Leave Rights, Paid Sick Days, and Action Items you can take to advocate for more inclusive paid leave policies. Paid Family Leave Rights: What is paid family leave, who can use it and how to apply. Paid Sick Days: Discussion of permanent paid sick days and COVID-19 paid sick days. Action Items: How you can take action to advocate for more inclusive paid leave policies by supporting AB 1041, the Chosen Family Bill. Learn about the California Work & Family Coalition https://www.workfamilyca.org/ The California Work & Family Coalition is a statewide alliance of organizations united in the belief that all people should have the time and resources to care for themselves and each other. Join Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87460782019?pwd=T25WNUF5VHk4ZlpFVEhGSndJWDBFUT09 Meeting ID: 874 6078 2019 Passcode: 444668 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Jul19wf

 

JULY 20 – TUE

 

JULY 21 – WED

 

Free Virtual Summit on Digital Fundraising for Non-Profits https://www.causevox.com/summit/

Additional access and resources available for a $35 fee. According to a recent survey, nonprofit professionals’ #1 challenge is growing fundraising, and a close #2 is limited time and resources. So this year’s Digital Fundraising Summit is all about equipping you to rapidly grow digital marketing and fundraising at your organization in less time and with limited resources. The Digital Fundraising Summit helps you acquire new skills, new processes, and new technology, learned from the top nonprofit digital marketing + fundraising experts to give you the practical + tactical insights you need. Join 6000+ nonprofit professionals. Continues Thu July 22

 

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Final day for nominations to run as a listener or staff delegate to the KPFK Local Station Board. See article in this issue and https://elections.pacifica.org  Deadline extended to Wednesday, July 21.

 

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Bystander Intervention To Stop Police Sponsored Violence And Anti-black Racist Harassment, 11:00AM PT. Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HQasd1bER5CBiWPb_Qf8eQ

Hollaback! Is offering this free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene in the face of police violence and anti-black racism using Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention.

We’ll start by talking about the types of violence and racism black folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to murder — using a tool we call the “spectrum of racism.” We’ll talk about how anti-black racism is so ingrained into the fabric of our society that we see it present in all forms, from everyday tasks or activities to larger societal institutions. We’ll discuss the deep impact harassment, violence, and constant threat of violence has on black communities.

You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll also talk about what to do if you’re a person of color worried the violence will turn on you and how to avoid being a “white savior.” We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see police sponsored, anti-black harassment or violence.

https://www.ihollaback.org/event/bystander-intervention-to-stop-police-sponsored-violence-and-anti-black-racist-harassment-2/ More events: https://indivisibleventura.org/events/

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Junta Centro CSO Meeting, 6:30p, Online with Facebook Live. Be sure to join us. Open to all people who are against police terror and brutality, against attacks on Raza, against LGBT attacks, against attacks on public education, and working-class attacks, and want to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. How do you get on it? Send us a direct message, and we will link you. You will have a chance to speak, contribute, and join our efforts. On the agenda: jail killer cops/ community control, protests, defend public education. Attend, and invite all your homies. (323) 943-2030 CentroCSO@gmail.com, @CentroCSO on Twitter, IG, Facebook, and TikTok. https://www.facebook.com/events/240884647673423/ https://facebook.com/CentroCSO  Also discuss 51st Chicanx Moratorium, August 29, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/events/147625437352261/

 

JULY 22 – THU

 

Free Virtual Summit on Digital Fundraising for Non-Profits https://www.causevox.com/summit/

See July 21 for details on two day free virtual learning summit.

 

JULY 23 – FRI

 

JULY 24 – SAT

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Medicare for All Rally http://bit.ly/M4M4ALL-LAHCA-LA , 11a, Hollywood and Highland, 12n march to CNN building.

Help with Expenses for Los Angeles’ March via this DONATION LINK.

11 AM Start at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Blvd. 90028 for Rally with dynamic voices from communities across Southern California including Baba Akili from BLM, Hip/Hop Artist Tony Tig, those impacted by our profit first system, and local progressive candidates. 12 PM March to CNN HQ for Brief Vigil. Continue to DeLongpre Park 1350 Cherokee Ave. 90028 for speakers including Dr. Paul Song, Health Insurance Whistle-Blower Wendall Potter, Principle co-authors of AB1400 (CalCare) Assemblymembers Ash Kalra & Miguel Santiago, and more. Enjoy music and entertainment.

HEY LOS ANGELES

Calling all dancers! And those who like to shake it!

Join our flash mob performance art piece!

With CalCare M4A, we’ll all be ‘Stayin Alive’!

Sign up via link below!

FLASH MOB: https://bit.ly/M4M4ALL-DANCE

We’ve been shouting for decades about healthcare reform, but our legislators have not been listening. Which is why we’re inviting YOU to join us for the Nationwide March for Medicare for All (M4M4All) Saturday, July 24th in Los Angeles.The CA Single-Payer, Medicare for All bill – AB 1400 also known as CalCare! was drafted by those who have been on the COVID-19 frontlines, the California Nurses Association (CNA). It has been HCA-LA’s mission to educate the public and fight for Single-Payer, Medicare for ALL in California. Now we are calling on you to mobilize the grassroots boots on the ground to March for AB 1400 (CalCare). If the pandemic has further driven home the fact that our current system is broken and absolutely CANNOT continue. Join the People of Los Angeles for Single Payer Reform AB 1400 Now!

Please share our registration LINK for route information.

Organization endorsement https://m4m4all.org/coalition.php

Promote the M4M4ALL social media platforms (#M4M4All).

1. https://twitter.com/M4M4ALL_LA

2. https://twitter.com/M4M4ALL

3. https://twitter.com/hcalosangeles/

4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/521117629334903

5. https://www.instagram.com/m4m4all_losangeles/

6. https://www.instagram.com/hcalosangeles

 

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Noche Cubana, Celebration of Cuban & Latin American Resistance and Annual Fundraiser for ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), 7p-12a, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, 2936 W 8th St., LA.

Join the ANSWER Coalition in celebrating the continued resistance of Cuba and Latin America against U.S. imperialism! Enjoy food and drinks, live music, dancing, a chance to win prizes, and we will also be fundraising by selling exclusive items you won’t find anywhere else, with all proceeds going to our non-profit anti-imperialist organization. It’s bound to be an event you won’t want to miss!

$10 – Suggested charity donation at the entrance, we appreciate all your support for our work! Muchas gracias! *No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Larger charity donations of $15, $30 & $50 will also be accepted at the door, which will bundle your entrance with free items like a shirt, book, magazine or print and more! The bigger the donation the more you receive and your charity makes you a true comrade! Thank you so much! El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

Travel / location info: This event is taking place at the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles (in the courtyard). Some free parking lot spaces are available at the southeast corner of Westmoreland and 8th (the east side of the block the church is on), there is street parking, and there is a nearby pay lot 2 blocks north; at the southeast corner of Wilshire and Vermont (with entrances on Vermont and Shatto). There is a loading zone at the front of the church that can be used for passenger pick up and drop off. Carpooling or taking public transportation is encouraged if possible. The event is 2 blocks south of the Wilshire/Vermont subway station. Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noche-cubana-tickets-161187081901

 

JULY 25 – SUN

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ANSWER-LA: US Hands Off Cuba caravan/picnic, 12n. Location: Car caravan will start at Victoria Park, 419 MLK Jr. St, Carson, and then go down Avalon to Banning Park, 1331 Eubank Ave
Wilmington, CA, for a picnic and celebration. Sponsors: US Hands Off Cuba Committee. info: LA.US.Handsoffcuba@gmail.com https://www.answercoalition.org/actions_nationwide_to_demand_u_s_hands_off_cuba

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Eternos Indocumentados: Film Screening and Dialogue, 5-7p, online. Event featuring a screening & dialogue for the film Eternos Indocumentados: Central American Refugees in the U.S. The event is hosted by Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition and will feature a panel made up of experts discussing the root causes of Central American migration, including Dr. Steven Osuna from Cal State Long Beach and Dr. Leisy J. Abrego from UCLA. The event will be available in English and Spanish. RSVP today at BIT.LY/PNDfilm Para reservar espacio en español, mande un texto al: (562) 315-8403 https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#Jul25ei

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A Zoom meeting with SURJ Disability, Ableism: A Tool of White Supremacy, Sunday, July 25 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET Register at https://bit.ly/SURJ-ableism

SURJ Disability meets weekly to build community and take action with other white disabled people. This week, in the first of several conversations, we’re inviting the broader SURJ community to explore the many ways that SURJ’s organizational guiding stars of economic justice and abolition connect to ableism and white supremacy.

On July 25th at 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET, we’ll have an open discussion to define ableism, explore how it functions in our society to uphold white supremacy culture, and discuss how antiracist activists can embrace anti-ableism in their movement work. From eugenics to slavery, ableism and white supremacy have an inseparable legacy. Join us to learn more on Sunday.

 

JULY 26 – MON

 

Anniversary of the armed revolt in 1953 that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution

 

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Venceremos Brigade ChapBook Series Release event 4p PDTm via zoom.  This project has been two years in the making and we are eager to share with you an intimate collection of essays from our very own brigadistas Caitlin Gianniny, Elena Schwolsky, Diana Block, Louis Segal, Onyesonwu Chatoyer, Dick Cluster, Stephanie Hedgecoke, and Rachael Ibrahim and Malcolm Sacks.  Please join us to support and show appreciation to our authors, and learn about their contributions and our journey through this production. If you haven’t already please order a bundle or two of the collection here at The Head and the Hand (our publishing partner).  All profits go to the Venceremos Brigade and support our campaigns, operations, and scholarship fund.
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JULY 27 – TUE

 

Is South L.A. Forging a New American Identity? Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian, A Zócalo/Esperanza Community Housing Event at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave.

LA 90007. South Los Angeles, one of the West Coast’s last great working-class places, has been a destination point for two great migrations: African Americans arriving from the South and East, and, more recently, Latin Americans immigrating to Southern California. While media have long dwelled on examples of interracial and interethnic conflict there, the everyday reality of South L.A.’s ever-changing neighborhoods has revolved around Black-Brown co-existence, cooperation, and innovative multiracial organizing. How have South Central’s diverse residents managed to find solidarity in unsettling and polarizing times? What new and shared place-based identities have emerged from the area’s mix of histories and cultures? And what can the rest of L.A., and the U.S., learn from South L.A.? USC sociologists Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Manuel Pastor, co-authors of South Central Dreams: Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A., visit Zócalo to explore the lessons of South L.A.’s struggles and successes. This event is produced in partnership with South Central Innervisions: An AfroLatinxFuturisms multidisciplinary arts festival on July 31, 2021 at Mercado La Paloma. Zócalo is thrilled to host our first in-person event of the year! We will also be streaming the event, either in real-time or the following day. More information to come soon. https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/south-la-forging-new-american-identity/

 

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Bystander Intervention To Stop Anti-asian/American Harassment And Xenophobia Workshop, 2:00PM PT. Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JZLrxo4eR92l482xxzP3Vg

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

https://www.ihollaback.org/event/bystander-intervention-to-stop-anti-asian-american-harassment-and-xenophobia-workshop-6/ More events: https://indivisibleventura.org/events/

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A SURJ webinar, Fighting the Right’s Attack on Critical Race Theory, Tuesday, July 27 at 5 pm PT / 8 ET Register at https://bit.ly/SURJ-CRT

Our movements are strong and we are winning. In response, the Right is expanding racist strategies – and their latest tactic is attacking Critical Race Theory (CRT). With CRT as their latest dog whistle, the Right-wing media is going so far as to blame CRT for a host of things like last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, diversity and equity trainings in companies, and LGBT clubs in schools.

As of today, 26 states have either passed or have pending legislation to ban talking about systemic racism in the classroom. Educators, especially Black educators, are being threatened or fired for teaching about our country’s racist history.

The Right is looking to mobilize their base to turn out for the 2022 midterm elections using CRT as a hook. Along the way, they will also develop new leaders and elect new Right-wing, anti-public-school officials to local school boards and state legislators.

In the face of these attacks, education and racial justice organizations such as the African American Policy Forum, The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS), BlackLivesMatter in Schools, and SURJ members have been organizing locally and nationally to say no to such flagrant white nationalism, efforts to obscure our country’s true history, and building alternatives for racial justice in education.

In this webinar we’ll hear from Zakiyah Ansari, Advocacy Director at the Alliance for Quality Education, Barbara Gross from EJ-ROC at the NYU Metro Center, Scot Nakagawa from Change Lab, and SURJ chapter members who are leading fights in their communities.

We’ll learn about the Right’s strategy with these attacks as well as how we can effectively organize to bring more white people into anti-racism and counter the far right’s white nationalist recruitment through organizing for racial justice in education. Let’s make it clear that the truth about our history and ongoing systemic racism and white supremacy hurts us all.
https://bit.ly/SURJ-CRT

 

JULY 28 – WED

 

JULY 29 – THU

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Virtual Conference on Qualified Immunity: When Protecting Officers Leaves the Community Vulnerable, 9-11a, online.

L.A. County residents are invited to a virtual conference to learn about qualified immunity protections afforded to law enforcement officers. Across the United States, law enforcement officers have been given permission to steal from private citizens (Jessop v. City of Fresno), to shoot an innocent 10-year old in the knee (Corbitt v. Vickers), and to destroy an innocent person’s home with tear gas grenades (West v. City of Caldwell). All three of these cases were dismissed because of the court-made doctrine of qualified immunity. In this virtual conference, panel speakers will explain what qualified immunity is and how it functions.  The panelists will highlight concerns about holding law enforcement officers accountable for violating people’s civil rights and will discuss the obstacles of eliminating qualified immunity.  The panelists will also provide an update on what is being done at the state and federal level to eliminate qualified immunity and provide solutions as to what oversight bodies can do to assist in the fight to hold law enforcement officers accountable.

Tune In:

More info, and to learn about past Commission Conferences: https://coc.lacounty.gov/Meetings/Conferences

 

JULY 30 – FRI

 

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Palestinian Film Screening Amplifying Palestinian Voices Film: ‘The Present’ (Netflix), 7p. Where: Top of Erringer and Lost Canyons Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065, $5 General admission. Please bring: chairs, blankets, towels Snacks & drinks available, proceeds to charity. https://twitter.com/AnswerLA/status/1418345845678739456

 

JULY 31 – SAT

 

DEEP with MARQUES WYATT, 2-9p, at Grand Performances. DEEP’s 21st Anniversary dance party will celebrate Los Angeles house music with Marques Wyatt. Free. All ages. Outdoors. 350 South Grand Avenue,  LA 90071, 213-687-2190. https://www.grandperformances.org/events

 

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ImmiPOWer Day! / Día del ImPACTO Inmigrante, 11a-3p, register for location.

¡CHIRLA presenta el Día del ImPACTO Inmigrante para que los inmigrantes en nuestra comunidad se pongan en el mapa! Entérese de la redistribución de distritos, las elecciones especiales de 2021 y la campaña Sí Inmigrantes Avanzando. Mientras visita los puestos informativos, aprenderá a contar su historia, verá cómo encaja en el mapa de su distrito, y participará en decisiones que afectarán a su comunidad durante la próxima década.

Nuestra comunidad ya se aseguró de contar durante el censo. En esta siguiente fase, se prepara para hablar en los debates políticos sobre las líneas de nuestros distritos, para votar en las elecciones especiales, y para lograr la reforma migratoria a como dé lugar. Una comunidad informada reclama su poder y se pone en el mapa. ¡El Día del ImPACTO Inmigrante le sube el volumen! #ImPACTOInmigrante

CHIRLA is hosting ImmiPOWer Day to help immigrants in our community put themselves on the map! Participants will learn about redistricting, the special election of 2021, and the Yes to Immigrants Forward campaign. As they visit different booths, participants learn to tell their stories, see how they fit into their district maps, and get involved in decisions that will affect their communities for the next ten years.

During the census, our community made sure it counted. In this next phase, we will master the coming political debates over drawing district lines, voting in the coming special election, and passing immigration reform by any means available. An informed community reclaims its power and puts itself on the map. ImmiPOWer Day puts it on overdrive! #ImmiPOWerDay

Accessibility

COVID-19 safety protocols

Notes from the organizer: 1) Please wear a mask / Por favor use una máscara 2) Stay 6ft away / Mantenga 6 pies de distancia 3) Bring your hand sanitizer / Traiga su desinfectante de mano

Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.

Tags: Hispanic/Latinx Community, Bilingual Spanish Event, Education

Event (register here) https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/401351/

See https://redistricting.lacounty.gov/

 

More events:

https://www.mobilize.us/

http://change-links.org

http://ocprogressiveevents.info   https://indivisibleventura.org/events

 

Upcoming Events

Aug 29, 51st Chicanx Moratorium, https://www.facebook.com/events/147625437352261/  facebook.com/CentroCSO https://www.facebook.com/ChicanoMoratoriumContinua/

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