Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>.
Decolonial Teach-In and Gathering in LA: date TBD. Call to Action. A call to communities in
resistance in particular and those who dream of a better world in general. We understand to get
there we need vision, strategy, organization and to build alliances. We are putting out this call to
those communities building autonomy, and revolution. In the coming weeks we will begin to
fundraise for communities and collectives wishing to make it out from different regions, as well
as to plan and organize for the gathering and teach-in. This event is not made for organizations
to promote themselves but for communities fighting to build and strategize with each other.
Art “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change”: thru May 3, LA. Human resilience, from
adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in the world’s rich & poor coastal
communities. Human responses to landscape changes that will be intensified by sea level rise.
Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars. 213.403.3000.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. <annenbergphotospace.org>, click on “exhibits.”
May 1 – Fri:
Manifest:Justice Conference: May 1-10, M-F 6-10p, Sat/Sun 10a-4p & 6-10p, LA. 3741 S La
Brea Ave. 310.779.6090. <email@example.com>. <manifestjustice.org>.
Freethought Alliance Conference: May 1-3, Fullerton. Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference
Center, 222 W Houston Ave. <freethoughtalliance.org>.
May Day – Dia Internacional del Trabajador@s: Noon, LA. We are All Immigrants: Keep
Families Together! 213.746.6264, 323.394.3611. Cesar Chavez & Broadway.
May Day March: 2p, Santa Ana. Human Rights and Equity for All. Sasscer Park, 500 W Santa
Ana Blvd. <ocmdc.org>.
OC May Day March: 2-5p, Santa Ana. Black Panther Park, Ross & 5th St.
#OpNSA Rally: 3p, LA. A public forum against the invasions of our privacy speaking out
against the growing police state, informing the public, talking to passer-bys, handing out flyers.
City Hall, 200 N Spring St. <facebook.com/events/429831517140095>.
May Day March Downtown: 4p, LA. Support legalizing street vendors, the fight for $15/hr, and
the schools LA students deserve!. MacArthur Park, 7th & Alvarado.
May 2 – Sat:
John Dear: May 2-3, All Day, Morro Bay. John presides over the weekend Masses. Pace e Bene
Campaign Nonviolence. Free. St. Timothy’s Church, 962 Piney Way. 510.268.8765.
Conference “Future of Left & Independent Electoral Politics”: May 2-3, Chicago IL.
KPFK Community Advisory Board: 1130a-1p, N Hollywood. 3729 Cahuenga Blvd West.
RAC Community Center Grand Opening: 3-9p, LA. Food, entertainment, music, art, educational
activities, discussion, tabling & more. 2515 W 7th St. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Global Cannabis March: High Noon, LA. SW corner of Adams & Crenshaw.
Art “Freedom from Internment”: 4ñ8p, Torrance. Honoring Asian Pacific Heritage Month. South
Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd. 310.328.6550. <email@example.com>.
Screening: “Salt of the Earth”: 6-8p, LA. Chicano Resource Center, LA Public Library, 4837 E
MPAC Media Awards: 6-10p, LA. Honoring Voices of Courage & Conscience. Muslim Public
Affairs Council. $150. Purchase tickets on webpage before 1p May 17. 323.258.6722.
Political Party: 6p-Midnight, LA. Contact them for time & cost. Sponsor: Labor/Community
Strategy Center. Radisson Hotel, 3450 S Figueroa St. 213.387.2800.
#OpStopTPP : 630p, Santa Ana. Protest the TPP & raise community awareness. Start organizing
local events and coordinating actions so they are noticed & recognized. Santa Ana City Hall, 20
Civic Center Plaza. <facebook.com/events/794901700525174>.
May 3 – Sun:
The People’s United Nations (pUN) General Assembly, presented as part of Hammer Projects: Pedro Reyes, is an experimental gathering of volunteers enlisted to represent the 195 member and observer states of the UN. Prior to the pUN General Assembly, volunteer delegates are selected based on family connections to the nations represented at the UN. Represent your country!
Email pUN@hammer.ucla.edu or Carolina Guillermet firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Hammer Museum/UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024
Unemployment, Overwork & Capitalism: 7-10p, Culver City.Westside Peace Center, 3916
Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 101-102. <email@example.com>.
May 4 – Mon:
Deadline to File for GPCA Coordinating Committee or State Delegate to National Committee.
Western Shoshone Walk/Run: May 4-10 Mon-Sun. NV. Info: 702.646.4814.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. <nevadadesertexperience.org>. More info available nearer
May 5 – Tue:
National Zero Waste Business Conference: May 5-7, Downtown LA. Educational resources,
professional training for businesses to start (or complete) their efforts to pursue Zero Waste, and
presentations by industry leaders on Zero Waste business operations, economics, policies, and
more. US Zero Waste Business Council. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave.
May 6 – Wed:
Healthcare For All: 1st Wed 7p San Fernando Valley chapter. Improved Medicare (single-payer
health care) for all Californians. Bernardi Community Ctr, 6514 Sylmar Ave, Van Nuys.
818.766.7318. <email@example.com>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on “local chapters”),
May 7 – Thu:
Death Penalty Focus Awards Dinner: 6p, Beverly Hills. Business attire.
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. 415.243.0143, 818) 906-0240. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Screening “Citizen Koch”: 7p, Whittier. Peace & Justice Films. Whittier Area P&J Coalition. St.
Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579.
Open Screen: 8p, Echo Park. Share your own film with the feisty EPFC audience. Any
genre/style; new, old, work-in-progress. First come, first screened; one film/filmmaker, 10 min
max. DVD; call for other formats. Featuring new Super 8mm films from the EPFC “Intro to
Documentary” class. Free pizza while it lasts. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St.
213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
May 8 – Fri:
UNAC National Conference: May 8-10, Secaucus NJ. United National Antiwar Coalition.
518.227.6947. <unacpeace.gmail.com>. <unacpeace.org>,
Skid Row Walking Tour: 10-1130a, Downtown LA. Inner City Law Center, 7th & Central.
Capital Punishment: 1p, Seal Beach. Nick Yarris – Author “Seven Days To Live and Seven Days
To Love,” former death row prisoner. Senior Patriots for Peace. Free. RSVP Nancy at
562.896.8604 for gate access. Clubhouse 4, Leisure World, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods.
LA Aging Advocacy Summit: 830a-230p, LA. “Building and Empowering Communities.” Over
300 senior services organizations, federal, state, and local policy-makers, advocates, key
stakeholders, and community leaders address key program & policy issues affecting CA’s older
adults. $35. Register ASAP to avoid sold out admissions! Info & Registration:
<laaacsummitonaging.eventbrite.com>. The California Endowment, Center for Healthy
Communities, 1000 N Alameda St. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Peace in Motion Cafe films: 2nd Fri 7p, Irvine. May 8: “Trudell” (John Trudell’s travels, spoken
word performances and politics). Jun 12: TBD. Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr.
949.854.5500. <email@example.com>. <goodhappens.org>,
OUTspoken Sessions: 7-9p, LA. Open Mic and safe space for LGBTQ (and ally) folks. Multi-
generational but still affirming of and respectful of youth and avoiding tokenism. $3-plus
suggested donation; no one turned away. Free food & drinks. Downtown Labor Center 675 S.
Park View. <dferlito (at) equalaction (dot) org>. <equalaction.org>.
May 9 – Sat:
Korea Food Sovereignty Tour: May 9-17. RSVP ASAP, limited time to register.
Cuba Delegation: May 9-19. Cuba’s National Week Against Homophobia. 212.926.5757.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Delegations may require an early registration and planning for
Escuelita Aztl·n: 830a-1p. Topic: Trip to MEChA Conference. Class 830-12n followed by
Somos Raza meeting. EAZ Graduation & Camp Aztl·n take place in June. Bread & Salt, 1955
Julian Ave, San Diego. 619.923.3685. <email@example.com>. <https://somosraza.org/wp/>,
click on “community work” then on “Escuelita Aztl·n.”
Ready for a Diablo Cyn Meltdown?: 1130a, Malibu. Hear top experts Harvey Wasserman &
Linda Seeley. Sponsor: Malibu Democratic Club. Malibu Library, 23517 Civic Center Way.
David Ocker, musician & Zappa’s “musical secretary”: 4-6p, Santa Monica. MESS (Media
Ecology Soul Salon) Interviews: 2nd Sat. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.306.7330.
Book Launch “Talking Back- Voices of Color”: 7p, LA. Featuring political, feminist and cultural
perspectives of activist African Americans, Latina/os, Asian Pacific Americans, Indigenous
people, Arabs, LGBTQ, immigrants, political prisoners, & more. Sponsor: Comrades of Color
Caucus, Radical Women. The Last Bookstore, 435 Spring St, ground floor. 323.732.6416.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <radicalwomen.org>,
Screening: “Cotton Road,” 8p, Echo Park. Traces the path of cotton and workers’ lives from NC
rural farms to factory cities in China and back to the US. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N
Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
May 10 – Sun:
Border Immersion Experience: May 10-14, El Paso TX. Border tours, Juarez trip, Border Patrol
Q&A & more. Affordable & partial scholarships are available. Univ of NM Peace Studies
Program. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. International travel may require
special planning & preparation.
May 11 – Mon:
CA Rivers Day: Sacramento Capitol, CA. Education, outreach & activism. 888.464.2477.
May 13 – Wed:
Hunger Action Day: May 12-13, Sacramento. Educate your legislators about hunger and
encourage support for anti-hunger legislation. Limited bus space available (departing May 12)
with overnight lodgings- reserve a seat NOW. Or supply your own transportation. Groups
travelling from LA, San Diego, Central Coast & elsewhere. $40 donation requested; no one
turned away. Questions or RSVP to: 213.388.8228. <email@example.com>,
Do Our Rivers Have A Chance? 7:30PM Hammer Museum Co-presented with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, River ecosystems have become some of the most endangered places on Earth. Steve Fleischli, Director and of the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and hydrologist Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA Professor of Geology, will speak on protecting against threats to the worlds rivers. Hammer Museum/UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024 (310) 443-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org
30-Yr Commemoration of the MOVE Bombing: 12n-9p, PA. Rally, press conference, food,
program, speakers. Philadelphia. 267.408.7802. <email@example.com>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: usually 2nd Wed 730-9p, Culver City. Peace
Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place. Dial “22” for entry.
May 14 – Thu:
The Age of Fallout- Terraforming Planet Earth: 5-630p, Irvine. “Fallout” post 1945 as a way to
consider nuclear & climate danger. Joe Masco, Assoc Pf Anthropology, U of Chicago. Margolis
Lecture. UC Irvine, Social Science Plaza A, Rm 1100. 949.824.3344. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The legendary MDC, on tour with Wisconsin’s own Motorcharged Punk outfit Deathwish, 7p, The Music Hall, 4210 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim 92807 OSD Press and Poor Kids Radio Present: MDC-80s American Hardcore Punk Legends, Deathwish-Motorcharged Punk w/ members of Wartorn//Dresden, The Iconoclast- Classic 80s Anarcho Peace Punk from LA, Visual Discrimination- 80s OC HARDCORE https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1388070
Conscientious Projector Films: 2nd Thu 7p, Pasadena. May 14: “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion”
(overpopulation’s planetary impact). Jun 11: TBD. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>,
May 16 – Sat:
OC Anarchist Book Fair: 10a-6p, Santa Ana. Keynote speaker Andrej Grubacic. Contact them to
verify location. Centro Cultural de MÈxico, 310 W 5th St. <email@example.com>,
Art “50 Years & I Still Can’t Breathe”: Noon, LA. Exhibit guided tour. RSVP, $50 donation to
Revolution Books. Venue: Watts Towers, 1727 E 107th St. 323.463.3500.
Robert Scheer: 6p dinner, 7p talk, San Diego. Editor-in-chief of TruthDig. Book tour & Signing:
“They Know Everything About You: How Data Collecting Corporations and Snooping
Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy.” KNSJ benefit. Church of the Brethren, 3850
Westgate Pl. 619.283.1100. <info@ActivistSanDiego.org>.
Perinatal Depression Workshop: 7-9p, East LA. By Ticicalli Yahualli. Info session on
identifying signs and symptoms of perinatal depression and mood disorders. La Concha, 1214 E
First St. <mujeresdemaiz.com>.
The legendary MDC, on tour with Wisconsin’s own Motorcharged Punk outfit Deathwish, 7p, The Music Hall, 4210 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim 92807
OSD Press and Poor Kids Radio Present: MDC-80s American Hardcore Punk Legends, Deathwish-Motorcharged Punk w/members of Wartorn//Dresden, The Iconoclast- Classic 80s Anarcho Peace Punk from LA, Visual Discrimination- 80s OC HARDCORE
May 17 – Sun:
Venice Art Walk & Auctions. Special event TBD; also various dates during the year.
Dance the Light Fantastic: 7p, Venice. Avant garde dance & films. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681
Venice Blvd. 310.306.7330. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <laughtears.com>.
May 19 – Tues:
The Militarization of America’s Police Forces 7:30PM Hammer Museum, LA. With the cop on the beat armed with military-grade hardware and the streets resembling war zones, we look into what is driving militarization of our police. Elizabeth Beavers, legislative associate for militarism and civil liberties at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, works to roll back the Pentagon’s massive giveaway of surplus military hardware to police forces. Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who now regrets the use of military-style policing during the WTO, is author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing. Hammer Museum/UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024 (310) 443-7000 email@example.com
May 20 – Wed:
A History of Refusal: Black Artists and Conceptualism, 7:30p Hammer Museum panel explores the politics and legacy of African American artists, both of Charles Gainess generation and after, who use strategies of conceptual art to investigate identity, representation, and American culture. With speakers Thelma Golden, director and chief curator, the Studio Museum in Harlem; Hamza Walker, The Renaissance Society, Chicago; and artist Rodney McMillian. Hammer Museum/UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024 (310) 443-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21 – Thu:
“Dollar Democracy”: 7p. “With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American
Dream for All.” Pf. Peter Matthews. $25 includes lunch & drinks. Please RSVP early! Address
given w/ RSVP. 310.858.6643. <email@example.com>.
PXL THIS 24: 8p, Echo Park. Toy Camera Film Fest. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado
St. 310.306.7330, 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>.
May 23 – Sat:
Today is the planned beatification day for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero, an
outspoken advocate for the poor and repressed who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating
Delegation: Cubañ Whole-istic Cuba. May 23 – Jun 03 Sun-Wed. 973.746.6191.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. <witnessforpeace.org>. Delegations may require an early registration
and planning for international travel.
March Against Monsanto. Los Angeles details TBD:
<facebook.com/events/404869356352639>. San Diego: 11a, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prada,
<facebook.com/events/663412457137614>. Additional event locations via
Escuelita Aztl·n: 830a-1p, San Diego. Topic: Arte Con Conciencia. Class 830-12n followed by
Somos Raza meeting. EAZ Graduation & Camp Aztl·n take place in June. Bread & Salt, 1955
Julian Ave. 619.923.3685. <email@example.com>. <https://somosraza.org/wp/>, click on
“community work” then on “Escuelita Aztl·n.”
Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Feminine: 1-4p, El Sereno/LA. Sliding scale $6-25; it’s
important to RSVP ASAP: limited positions in class. Here & Now, 5471 Huntington Dr N.
310.514.6009. <truehealingbodywork.com>, <facebook.com/TrueHealingBodywork>.
May 24 – Sun:
Soupstock & 35th Anniversary of FNB. Local Food Not Bombs groups are invited to organize
their own free concerts to mark the global movement’s work to share free vegan meals with the
hungry while organizing for peace, social justice & a sustainable future.
Film Zine Workshop: drop-in during open hrs Noon-5p, Echo Park. Using home movie cameras
for small format filmmaking. Camera operation, technique, hand processing. Suggested donation
$10; pay what you can. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846.
7 Dudley Cinema: 4th Sun 7p, Venice. May 24: Folk-Rock films. Jun 28: Annual Lit Show Film
Fest. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
May 26 – Tue:
American Muslim Women’s Empowerment Council: 11a-5p, Buena Park. Educating American
Muslim women in community relations, role in correcting misconceptions about Islam & the
role of women in Moslem practices and how to promote the well-being of Muslim women and
increase participation in civic affairs. Registration info: <amwec.org>. Knotts Berry Farm Hotel,
7675 Crescent Ave.
May 27 – Wed:
Women For- OC: 1130a, Irvine. Refreshments 11a. Film: “Mighty be our Powers.” Presentation
by Paula Garb. Advancing human & civil rights, peace, social justice, education, health care &
the environment. Free. Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian Way.
May 28 – Thurs:
How Do You Film the (Mexican) American Story? with Luis Valdez & Moctesuma Esparza A Smithsonian/Zócalo “What It Means to Be American” Event, Moderated by Claudia Puig, Film Critic, USA Today. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Garage parking is available off of Ivar Ave. and De Longpre Ave.; $4 with validation at theater kiosks. Reservations: https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/how-do-you-film-the-mexican-american-story/
May 29 – Fri
National Cohousing Conference: May 29-31 (Fri-Sun). Durham Convention Center, NC.
812.618.2646. Contact form on website. <www.cohousing.org>.
Activist Support Circle: Last Fri 630p, Santa Monica. Speakers/programs. May 29: Gerry Fialka (noted artist, writer, activist and paramedia ecologist ). Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St. 310.399.1000. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Indigenous Veganism (Part 2), 7-9p, LA. $5-15 suggested donation; proceeds to community kitchen at an Indigenous Ceremony and Mujeres de Maiz. Here & Now 5471 Huntington Dr N. <mujeresdemaiz.com>, <facebook.com/events/1604729093072588>.
Left Forum Conference: May 29-31, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC. http://www.leftforum.org
May 30 – Sat:
Mountain Justice Summer Convergence: May 30 – Jun 7, WV. Workshops, site tours and hikes during the day. Campsite in the Kanawha State Forest, just south of Charleston WV. Contact form on webpage. <mountainjustice.org>.
Pax Christi Justice and Peace Conference: May 30, 9a-5p, LA. Speakers: Kathy Kelly, Tererence J Rynne, Linda Marsa. $35. Loyola Marymount University, One Loyola Marymount University Dr. <paxchristisocal.org/assembly> (may not be updated yet). 510.268.8765. <email@example.com>. <paceebene.org>.
ARE Migrant Scholarship Banquet: 6-830p,San Diego. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park
Radical Ruckus II, 7p, Angel City Brewery, 216 S Alameda St, LA 90012, Mimi Soltysik SPUSA, Radical Ruckus I was so much fun and so well-attended that we thought we might as well keep this ball rollin’. Folks from across SoCal’s Left – come on out to PARTY! Let’s get to know another a little better, shall we?
CicLAvia Pasadena – sponsored by Metro. Streets closed for cycling, skating and walking; no cars. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/623234874474758/
May 31 – Sun:
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Last Sun 1130a-1p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S
Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place, adjacent to I-405). Dial “22” for entry.
Everyone’s an Actor/Director: 1-230p, Echo Park. We author our lives and movies we create.
Free. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846.
Decolonizing Baby’s Taste Buds: 2-5p, LA. $5-15 suggested donation; proceeds to community
kitchen at an Indigenous Ceremony and Mujeres de Maiz.. Here & Now 5471 Huntington Dr N.