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On – Going & Continuing Events
Saturdays, Crenshaw Farmers Market, 10a-3p, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd. offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick and yoga classes, blood pressure screens and annual health & wellness fairs. Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises for more info: http://www.seela.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. httpss://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. httpss://servethepeoplela.wordpress.com/
3rd Sunday, SoCal350 monthly meeting, St. Athanasius at the Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Ave., LA 90026, https://bit.ly/SoCal350Updates; facebook.com/SoCal350 climate action.
Mondays, Support Honduran Refugees, 6-8p, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA), 2845 W 7th St, LA. Respond to Trump’s zero tolerance policies on Refugees and Asylum and to prepare to receive the Refugee Caravan from Honduras and other immigrants from Central America. Come organize with Central Americans, bring a friend or two, and get ready to roll up your sleeves.
Tuesdays, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting at LAPD HQ, 9:30a, 100 W. 1st St to speak out against racist police murders with impunity. See agenda, schedule here: https://www.lapdonline.org/police_commission http://www.stoplapdspying.org
Tuesday evenings, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition meets weekly at LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. https://stoplapdspying.org – see website for meeting topics. httpss://www.facebook.com/stoplapdspying
Wednesdays, 4-6p, Black Lives Matter-led vigil outside DA Jackie Lacey’s office with families who have lost loved ones to police & sheriff’s deputies. DA Lacey has indicted only a single law enforcer for over 445 murders by local police & deputies. 211 W. Temple, DTLA. http://www.blmla.org
Wednesdays, 6-7:30p, LA CAN Legal Clinic, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Residents. Must sign-in before 6:15p. For more info, call 213.228.0024
Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace breakfast forum, 7-9a, Immanuel Presbyterian, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90010. For donation, bring packaged non-perishable food for the church food pantry. Guest speakers, reflections, coffee and bagels to start your morning! http://www.icujp.org.
Fridays, 5-6p, a lively Vigil for Peace & Justice, sponsored by KPFK 90.7 FM – LSB Outreach Committee & friends. Join us for a fun time outreaching & making noise at Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Ave. Bring your signs…
1st & 3rd Fri, LA Poverty Department Movie Nights, 7p, Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. email@example.com. Free screenings, & conversation about issues that are important to Skid Row and downtown with generous support of Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
3rd Fri: Lawyers in the Library, 1-4p, http://www.lalawlibrary.org/classes, 213-785-2516, 301 W. 1st, LA 90012. Register on-line, check-in 12:45. Reg doesn’t guarantee consultation of approx. 20 minutes.
1st & Last Fri, Voter registration, 10a-2p, lobby of Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center, 7555 Van Nuys Bl, Van Nuys until the Nov. 2020 election. 16 for 2020 volunteers will assist with voter reg and explain LA County’s new Vote Centers which let you vote at any vote center over an 11-day period.
Every 1st and 3rd Sat: End Homelessness Now-LA, 2-4pm, a grassroots campaign to pressure L.A. City and County public officials to use their vacant properties for large-scale, permanent, supportive public housing to end the homelessness catastrophe. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 90018, just west of Arlington Ave. Free street parking. 323-723-6416 firstname.lastname@example.org httpss://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/
Every 2nd Saturday of month: Welcome Home LA, resources for those returning from jail, prison and juvenile detention, Chuco’s Justice Center of Youth Justice Coalition. 7625 S. Central Av, LA 90001. 323-235-4243 https://www.youth4justice.org/
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, SOLA Food Co-Op at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market. This Co-op is unique, because it’s planning to open the first-ever Organic Grocery in Leimert Park Community. You can become a member. http://www.solafoodcoop.com/
Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Av, L.A. 90032, 323-255-1279.
Thru June 15. Skid Row History Museum/Archive presents: VISIONS OF FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE – a group art exhibit featuring works of over 50 Skid Row neighborhood artists from Studio 526 Arts Center, working in a variety of media, painting to sculpture and multimedia, many created for this exhibition. Arts are “vital to the improvement of the human condition,” says artist James Michael Newton. email@example.com Tel. 213 413-1077 http://www.lapovertydept.org 250 S. Broadway, LA, 90012.
Support AB392 Policy Change, Not Training Videos. After years of watching cops kill unarmed people and getting away with it, there is finally legislation on the table to change the definition of “justifiable” homicide by a peace officer from reasonable to necessary. httpss://takeaction.salsalabs.org/SenateBill230/index.html
Sats Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Festival of Masks, Leimert Park Village, httpss://www.facebook.com/LACommons/ httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1023204587879218/
June is LGBTQ Pride Month httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride#LGBT_Pride_Month commemorates the Stonewall Rebellion, which occurred at the end of June 1969. June 6-9 LA (Gay) Pride Festival and Parade, West Hollywood.
Sat – 1
State of the Sudanese & Algerian Uprisings: Livestream Event, 9a Pacific, Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Join us in a livestream facebook event to discuss the following questions and more: What are the balance of forces today in Algeria and Sudan? What has been the role of women fighting patriarchy? What is the anti-racist dimension of these struggles, especially concerning solidarity with the victims of genocide in Darfur? How are labor unions involved? What role does the opposition to capitalism play in these uprisings? What kind of international solidarity is needed? Four speakers–two Algerian activists, and two Sudanese–will be tuning into Facebook Livestream to answer these questions and more. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/480716339335584/
Town Hall on LA County Sheriff’s Dept, 9:30a-12n, Malibu City Hall-Theatre, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu 90265. Share your thoughts with the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission and the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station. https://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/coc/co/1054212_Flyer-TownHall-Malibu-6-1-2019-English.pdf
LA River Community Discussion, 11a-2p, The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, free. LA County is updating its LA River Master Plan. It’s a comprehensive approach covering all 51 miles. The effort is to update the 1996 master plan, synthesizing recent ideas for portions of the River and seeking to incorporate your needs, concerns, and vision. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/452466688627284/
Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere Saturday west side dialog, 1-4p, Santa Monica. Contact email@example.com for details.
Sun – 2
National Animal Rights Day, 11a-2p, North Lawn of Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036. The event will start with a Memorial Ceremony for the billions of animals who lost their lives this year by human hands, and will end with a Celebration of the victories we had this year towards ending the suffering of all animals. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1067029393468634/
Urban Air Market, 11a-6p, Hillhurst & Franklin, Los Feliz. Curated marketplace for sustainable design and home decor, plus eclectic sounds from BackbeatLA. http://www.urbanairmarket.com
Book talk: Egyptian-American artist Khalid Hussein and Syrian-American scholar Khalid Seirafi discuss The Case for Revolution, 6p, Sideshow Books, 1639 S La Cienega Bl LA. The Case For Revolution is a graphic adaptation of Dennis Loo’s Globalization and the Demolition of Society, analyzing the underpinnings of modern global capitalism. This volume represents part one of this series, beginning with the philosophical origins of the modern global system. Hussein intricately illustrates Loo’s exposition, building a case for radical change in the structure of the world’s economic and political systems. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon – 3
Rachel Kushner reads from her novel The Mars Room. 6-7:30p, Edendale Branch Library, 2011 Sunset Bl, LA. 6-7:30p. Kushner’s The Mars Room is the chosen book this year and the topics discussed are incarceration and reentry. The final community service project is to create welcome home kits for the women in the reentry program, A New Way of Life. httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-rachel-kushner-tickets-55598637020
Tue – 4
Election Day: Measure EE on the ballot to add a small “parcel tax” to properties to provide funding to LAUSD.
WHAT CAN THE ANCIENT WORLD TEACH US ABOUT FEMINISM? A Zócalo/Getty Villa Event moderated by Madeleine Brand, Host, KCRW’s “Press Play”, 7:30p, The Getty Villa, Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades 90272. Women throughout the ages have found ways to advance themselves even under the most oppressive circumstances. How did women in ancient societies, from Greece to China to the Yucatán Peninsula, resist misogyny and defend themselves against discrimination? UCSB scholar of ancient Greek literature Helen Morales, U of Miami archaeologist Traci Ardren, and CSULA historian of premodern China Ping Yao consider how ancient women empowered themselves.
Wed – 5
Naksa Day httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naksa_Day
Is Propaganda Keeping Americans From Thinking for Themselves? 7:30p, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave., LA 90012. A Zócalo/UCLA Anderson School of Management Event moderated by Carla Hall, Editorial Board Member, LA Times. UCLA Anderson marketing scholar and psychologist Hal Hershfield, Texas A&M historian of rhetoric Jennifer Mercieca, and UC Santa Cruz social psychologist Anthony Pratkanis visit Zócalo to examine what propaganda is doing to our brains and our society.
Thu – 6
CONVERSATION: Saidiya Hartman & Arthur Jafa, 7:30p, UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024, free. Saidiya Hartman’s new book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval, delves into the lives of young black women in the early 20th century, exploring the forms of kinship and intimacy that created a revolution of black intimate life. Hartman joins filmmaker, artist, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa. In addition to creating acclaimed works such as the video essays The White Album and Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, Jafa has worked with Spike Lee, Julie Dash, Kanye West and Solange. 310-443-7000, email@example.com.
Fri – 7
First Fridays: Forces of Nature, 5-11p, Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Bl, LA 90007. DJs, performances, lecture, plus 6:30p, Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist at CalTech in conversation with Patt Morrison on “the Big One”. Tickets: httpss://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/june-2019
Topanga Peace Alliance Film 7:30p, Topanga County Library, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, 90290. Discussion after film. httpss://www.facebook.com/groups/53323228710/
Sat – 8
People Power Convention, 9a-3p, LA Trade-Tech College, 400 W Washington Bl., LA 90015 httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-people-power-convention-tickets-60445725793 https://cocosouthla.org/
Teach-In/Act-Out: Become an Advocate for Immigrants and Refugees, 9:30a-2:30p, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston St, Ventura, $20 donation. Immigration attorneys, clergy, and immigration activists will lead a series of teaching sessions on becoming an immigrant rights ally at the UU Church of Ventura. Learn about immigration law, past and present, the current situation on the southern U.S. border, asylum and sanctuary as expressions of faith, and the status of immigrant detention centers and visitation. Each session will include ideas for actions to take to become an ally and make a difference. Register at httpss://www.Eventbrite.com/e/teach-inact-out-tickets-59340196124
Light refreshments will be provided. Lunch will be available for purchase. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1269139746620207/
21st Annual Conference on Raza Prisoners and Colonialism “Policing and Incarceration” (Aquí y Allá la Raza Vencerá), San Diego httpss://www.facebook.com/events/433033193906098/
Gluten-Free Expo, Jun 8-9, 10a-3p, Pasadena Convention Ctr, 300 E. Green St. Pasadena. Event for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, attracts more than 3,500 people annually. Education sessions with top researchers, in addition to a giant Expo Hall with a variety of gluten-free exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, book signings and more. Taste gluten-free products, and go home with a bag of goodies and coupons! httpss://celiac.org/cdf-conference discount tickets httpss://www.goldstar.com/events/pasadena-ca/gluten-free-expo-tickets-1 $6-$10 (regular admission $20 adults, $10 kids)
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Sun – 9
LA (Gay) Pride Parade, West Hollywood, 11a-2p, Santa Monica Blvd (btwn Fairfax & Doheny). httpss://lapride.org/event/2019-la-pride-parade/
Gluten-Free Expo, Jun 8-9, 10a-3p, see June 8 listing.
Running Down the Walls 5K Run, ABCF-LA, 10:30a-2p, Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Av, LA. Every year political prisoners look forward to the day that we collectively Run Down The Walls. We jog for justice, we walk for peace, and we run for our comrade’s freedom. Be a runner or sponsor a runner. LA Branch of Anarchist Black Cross Federation, PO BOX 11223 Whittier, CA 90603. www.abcf.net or email@example.com httpss://www.facebook.com/events/2208530812534267/
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Services for Nativo Lopez of Hermandad Mexicana, 11a-2p, Los Angeles River Center & Gardens, 570 West Avenue 26. LA 90065. Please RSVP at 714-541-0250 or email Sergio Trujillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Eco-Village Tour, 10:30a-1p, 117 S Bimini Pl, LA 90004. Tickets $10 (sliding scale ok) https://laecovillage.org/home/tours/ info facebook.com/events/810405849335507/
SCREENING: Al Jazeera’s CENSORED film “The Israel Lobby,” 3p, Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson, LA, $10 donation, nobody turned away. I-hour abridgment by “If Americans Knew,” Sponsored by Friends of Sabeel, LA Jews for Peace, Arbeter Ring. Info@lajewsforpeace.org
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Film: Invisible Hands, a documentary about child labor in the U.S. and around the world, 2-5p, Choi Auditorium at Occidental College. screening + Q&A. KPFK is a media sponsor.
Grassroots Community Radio Coalition meeting, 7p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. 323-636-7388, email@example.com. Planning for how to save and restore KPFK by building a new peoples majority in local station board elections.
Mon – 10
SaMo Pride, all day: Santa Monica Pier, Downtown Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Place, in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica, present the first ever SaMo Pride: an entire month of festivities to raise awareness and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, individuality, inclusiveness and acceptance. Info: httpss://www.smpride.com/
Tue – 11
Anarchists and environmentalists observe June 11 as a day of action to mobilize around imprisoned comrades.
Equality March for Unity and Pride and LGBT Resist March httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pride_March
STOP UCSF Partnership w/ Catholic Hospitals, 9a-3p, UCLA Bruin Statue, 6 Bruin Walk, UCLA. UC is partnering with Dignity Health, a Catholic healthcare system that denies reproductive and trans healthcare based on religious restrictions. This threatens patients’ rights. Protest at the UC Regents Health Services Comm to ensure UC hospitals live up to their values—stop the partnership with Dignity Health! 9a: Rally [UCLA Bruin Statue, 6 Bruin Walk, then walk to Regents Meeting 10-11a: Public Comments [Luskin Conference Center, Centennial Ballroom, 425 Westwood Plaza, LA]. Info: Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org httpss://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/19461
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club (not June4 Tues due to voting) 6p, Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, free
Wed – 12
Change Links monthly planning conference call, 7:30p, email email@example.com for details. Get involved in planning the July issue of Change Links!
CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum, 7-10p, Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. Santa Ana (new address) Come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. 2nd Wed. every month at 7p. Professional childcare provided. Agents of the state including Santa Ana PD and ICE are NOT welcome. https://ocprogressiveevents.info
Laughtears Salon (RSVP 310 306 7330 for location & time) free – politics, art, culture discussion “My task as a poet entails the work of seeing the world without language and then bringing that seeing into language.” – Gary Snyder
Thu – 13
Reclaim! Remain! Rebuild! Posters on Affordable Housing, Gentrification & Resistance, 12n, Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805 – 562-570-1047. https://www.longbeach.gov/library/locations/mobama/ Reclaim Housing includes 60 years of posters from Boyle Heights to Boston, from Melbourne to Paris. Topics covered include restrictive covenants, gentrification, displacement, homelessness, community building, and resistance. From the collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, in collaboration with Housing Long Beach, Latinos in Actions, Long Beach Residents Empowered, CityHeART, Social Change Coalition and the Long Beach Public Library.
KPFK LSB Fundraising Committee Meeting, 6-8p, KPFK, 3927 Cahuenga Blvd West, N. Hollywood. Fundraising Committee will meet, along with the KPFK GM, to exchange and implement fundraising ideas, public welcome.
9 to 5 – Films at the Frida by Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus and The Frida Cinema, 6–10p, The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Ste 100, Santa Ana, California 92701, boxoffice.diamondticketing.com
Fri – 14
FILM: OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE SKIRBALL – Funny Face, 8:30p (Doors at 6p) $12. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire star in this musical–romantic comedy about the discovery of a fashion star. Get up and dance along to songs by George and Ira Gershwin! Come early to see Black is Beautiful Kwame Brathwaite exhibit and Rudi Gernreich fashion exhibit. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. LA 90049. (310) 440-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat – 15
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Stop Massacres in Haiti – Delegation Report-back, 10a-1p, McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4103 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles 90018. Humanitarian and actor Danny Glover, Margaret Prescod, host of Sojourner Truth on KPFK, and Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee, will report on the months-long deadly attacks in poor neighborhoods in Haiti’s capital. They were members of an April delegation to Haiti headed by Rep. Maxine Waters. It found attacks have been carried out by police and gangs associated with Haiti’s government to punish neighborhood residents for playing a leading role in demonstrations opposing government corruption, mismanagement and brutality. Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee and Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike. Info or childcare: 323-276-9833 or email@example.com.
Roundtable with So Cal Apprenticeship + Living Cultures Awardees, hosted by Alliance for California Traditional Arts, 1–3p, The World Stage Art, Education & Performance Gallery, 4321 Degnan Blvd, LA 90008. Performances and a dynamic conversation on cultural transmission with Los Angeles-based artists and cultural leaders from ACTA’s Apprenticeship and Living Cultures Programs, including Peter de Guzman and Jasmine Orpilla, Mary Alfaro, Wilfried Souly and Aaron Mason, Centro Cultural Techantit, and the Ukrainian Arts Center. There will be performances, dynamic conversation, and snacks—come through for this FREE event! RSVP: http://www.acta-culturaltransmission.eventbrite.com
Pasadena Chalk Art Festival, Father’s Day Weekend, 10a–7p, The Paseo, 300 E. Colorado Bl, Pasadena 91101. FREE for all ages! MAIN STAGE: Live Music and entertainment all day! https://pasadenachalkfestival.com/festival-info/
Sun – 16
Father’s Day Build Community – Close Jails, 8a-12n, Men’s Central Jail, 441 Bauchet St., LA 90012. Coffee, snacks and activities. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasadena Chalk Art Festival, 10a-7p, see Jun 15.
Seven Dudley Cinema, “Bloom Where You Are Planted” Rare JAMES JOYCE Bloomsday and McLuhan films, 7p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. FREE ! “Where the hand of man never set foot”
Mon – 17
Alliance of River Communities monthly meeting, 7–9p, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, 1900 N. San Fernando Rd, LA 90065. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/592643921199911/
Tue – 18
10th Annual National Innovative Communities Conference hosted by Reach Out, 10a–4p, also Jun 19. Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario 91764. Community orgs, faith-based groups, business enterprises collaborate to solve community problems. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/547933015716563/
Wed – 19
httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth Commemoration of news of Emancipation Proclamation reaching Texas.
MOM-MEDIA DISCUSSION, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291. https://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
IS CIVILIZATION ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE? A Zócalo/Getty Event moderated by Edan Lepucki, Author of “California”, 7:30p, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA 90049. What are the risks of human society of entering a darker age? Do the rise of authoritarians and political extremists portend greater barbarity? If we’re close to the apocalypse, do humans have the capacity to save ourselves? U of New South Wales global biosecurity scholar Raina MacIntyre, SCI-Arc futurist Liam Young, and RAND Corporation researcher Jonathan P. Wong examine whether the future will take us backwards
Thu – 20
Whittier Peace Film Night, 7p, St. Matthias Episcopal Church (Chase Room), 7056 Washington Ave., Whittier 90602, N/E corner of Wardman St. Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north south two blocks east of Greenleaf Park (there is additional parking in the back of the church). Walk through the 2nd gate north of Wardman. The Chase Room is just to the left. Film will be chosen from DVDs brought that night. https://whittierpeace.org/
Book Talk: Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections & Change the Future of Voting, 7:30–9p, The Last Bookstore, 453 South Spring St, LA 90013 enter on 5th St httpss://www.facebook.com/events/375925259677305/
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Movie Premiere: Empire Files documentary, ‘Gaza Fights For Freedom’, 7p, Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, LA 90012. This riveting collaboration between The Empire Files and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers in Gaza features exclusive coverage of the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, and extensive evidence—with frontline footage and victim testimony—of Israeli war crimes. Q&A with the film’s creators, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner. Tix: httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/empire-files-movie-premiere-gaza-fights-for-freedom-qa-w-abby-martin-tickets-61408298875
US/Cuba Friendshipment Caravan benefit dinner. 6:30p Dinner, 7:30p Program at McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4101 West Adams Blvd. The program is free; the dinner suggested donation is $10.00. Info: email@example.com
Fri – 21
OUT Under the Stars: Hairspray (2007), 6:30p, Hollywood Forever, LA. LA LGBT Center. This unforgettable summer movie night, benefiting the Center’s programs and services will feature amazing food and drink from Los Angeles vendors, DJ, celebrity guest appearances and more! Come early to relax and picnic while you enjoy the event and make sure to get free swag from our sponsors and participate in various photo activations! Center members giving $25+/month or more will enjoy complimentary and early admission to the screening. httpss://sponsor.lalgbtcenter.org/outs-tickets/
Sat – 22
SoCal Climate Change Forum, 11a-3p, All Saints Church – Sweetland Hall, 132 N. Euclid Ave
Pasadena, 91101. League of Women Voters event. Come learn about state legislation for climate change. Meet League members from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and what other Leagues are doing for climate change. httpss://my.lwv.org/california/los-angeles/event/socal-climate-change-forum
KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann on The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment, 2:30-5p, UCLA Dodd Hall 147, $40 admission or $70 for two people. KPFK fundraiser. Exploration into the history of slave patrols and the 2nd Amendment. How guns facilitated genocide, and how the 2nd Amendment has been twisted and distorted by the Supreme Court and the gun manufacturers into something that the founders would never have recognized. Thom will also explain what we can do about the gun crisis in the United States, what other countries have done, and what we can learn from it, and lay out the forces arrayed against us. httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/kpfk-speaker-series-thom-hartmann-on-the-hidden-history-of-guns-and-the-second-amendment-tickets-61706833801
Sun – 23
KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10:30a-1p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230, free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry. Public welcome, give feedback.
Anti-Colonialism and Marxist-Humanism, 6-9p, Poetic Research Bureau, 951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA 90012 (near Chinatown stop on Gold Line, parking on street or paid lot next to gas station at College and Hill St.). Speakers: Ndindi Kitonga, LA-based activist and Kenyan-American revolutionary educator; Seamus Connolly, writer on humanism and Marxism. Sponsored by West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization. Info: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
KICK OUT THE JAMS, 7p, Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291. DETROIT Rock ‘n Roll films & live music.
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Save Peace Kids and Peace Camp, 2:30-4:30p, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 520 S. Vermont, LA 90007. Fundraiser to support the SoLa Community Peace Center, a new nonprofit organization overseeing the Peace Kids and Peace Camp programs. Since 2005, these transformative experiences have enabled South LA young people ages 5-17 to learn about themselves, one another, and how to create nonviolent social change. Learn more at http://www.solacommunitypeacecenter.org
Mon – 24
California Public Utilities Commission Low Income Oversight Board (LIOB) Meeting, 10a–3:30p, Compton City Hall, 205 S Willowbrook Ave, Compton 90220, http://www.cpuc.ca.gov. The LIOB would like to strengthen its relationship with community-based and non-profit organizations who focus on topics and issues that complement the LIOB’s mission, vision and guiding principles. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/297273864537732/
Tue – 25
LA County Sheriff Community Oversight Commission, 9a-1p, MTA HQ, One Gateway Plaza, LA, 90012, 3rd Floor, Metro Board Room. See httpss://coc.lacounty.gov/Meetings for agenda.
Wed – 26
QUEER FOREVER! A NIGHT OF VIETNAMESE QUEER CINEMA – 8p, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado at Sunset, L.A. “Queer sex seems to be “marginalized” in lgbt/queer art/activist scene – at least in Vietnam, so it still promises some subversive, defiant possibilities. It’s also fortunate that a few films have been made in Vietnam about this topic in last few years. I think it’d be interesting to put them in the same program with films by Vietnamese American artists” –Program Curator Nguyen Quoc Thanh. Curator In Attendance!
Thu – 27
Change Links monthly distribution meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230, free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry.
httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller_Day Helen Keller was a socialist and a war opponent during World War I but is one of the few women to appear on a US coin, the reverse of the Alabama state quarter.
Fri – 28
FILM: OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE SKIRBALL – Zoolander, 8:30p (Doors open at 6p). See Fri 14 for details.
Sat – 29
League of Women Voters annual meeting, 8:30a-12:30p, UTLA auditorium, 3303 Wilshire Bl, LA. Keynote Speaker Alejandra Ramirez-Zarate is a Policy and Research Analyst for Political Voice at Advancement Project California. Through policy advocacy, actionable research, and facilitating data-based collaborative action, Alejandra advocates for public policies and administrative practices that expand opportunities for political participation, particularly for low-income communities of color. Her current research focuses on the 2020 Census, voting systems, public participation in governance, and redistricting. httpss://my.lwv.org/california/los-angeles/event/annual-meeting-2019-0
Sun – 30
ADDED EVENT NOT IN PRINT EDITION
CicLAvia—Mid City Meets Pico Union, 9a—4p, Washington Blvd/LaBrea Blvd to Venice Blvd/Hoover St. httpss://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_mid_city_meets_pico_union
COOPERATION WORKS, 5-8p, Mt Saint Mary’s Univ, Rose Hills Auditorium, 10 Chester Pl, LA 90007. Build Cooperative Businesses with People Returning HOME from Prison or Jail! Evening of knowledge sharing, entertainment & networking featuring: Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, professor of community justice and social-economic development in Africana Studies Dept, John Jay College, City University of NY; and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. httpss://collectiveremake.com/
Toypurina Youth Arts & Action Workshop, Jul 16-17-18, 10a-3p, Apachiagna (East LA). This (FREE) summer youth arts program is a 5-week art & activism workshop for youth 14-24, primarily those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration (their families or their own), punitive frameworks such as school suspension and expulsion, migration and gender constructs. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/344939462895111/