MAY 2019 Community Calendar
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On-Going & Continuing Events
Puerto Ricans in Action has launched a nationwide campaign to pressure Union Bank to cancel Puerto Rico’s National Debt imposed by Wall Street big money, while shining the light on this injustice!
Public events are planned for May thru June:
May 6 – 17 | California Tour| | May 8 Film Screening: “Jurakán Nation In Resistance”, At UC Santa Barbara. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/ 432902110585949/ May 24-30 | Santa Monica | Laemmle Theater | May 25: East LA| Latino Equality Alliance.
http://www.puertoricansinaction.com Email: Puerto Rico In Action Of L.A. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saturdays, Crenshaw Farmers Market 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
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.
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 90.7FM-LSB Outreach Committee & friends. Join us for a fun time outreaching & making noise at Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Ave. Bring your signs…
IWW-May Day 1st… Is international day of remembrance, how so many were killed, for demanding an 8 Hour working day and safe working conditions. Thus, a 40 Hour week became real…
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 registration and will explain LA County’s new Vote Centers – these allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period.
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. Address change to: 7625 S. Central Ave, LA 90001. (323) 235-4243 | fax (323) 846-9472 | or firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.youth4justice.org/
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, email@example.com, httpss://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/
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/
“DITCH THE TWO PARTIES OF WALL STREET” JOIN OUR MONTHLY MEETING, Last Wed.of the MONTH @ 7 PM, 2617 S. HAUSER BL., LA, 90016 (Steps South from Adams Ave. (just East of Fairfax Ave.) ~ Socialism now! www.Peace & Freedom Party.org-LA Chapter.
Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Av, L.A. 90032, 323-255-1279.
May 2-10 35th LA Asian Pacific Film Festival httpss://www.vconline.org/festival/
May 4-5 UCLA Pow Wow https://www.americanindianstudies.ucla.edu/event/2019-ucla-pow-wow
UCLA North Athletic Field, Sat. 11a-10p, Sun. 11a-6p. https://www.americanindianstudies.ucla.edu/events
Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Av, L.A. 90032, 323-255-1279.
May 2-10 35th LA Asian Pacific Film Festival httpss://www.vconline.org/festival/
May 4-5 UCLA Pow Wow https://www.americanindianstudies.ucla.edu/event/2019-ucla-pow-wow UCLA North Athletic Field, Sat. 11a-10p, Sun. 11a-6p
Thru June 15. The Skid Row History Museum/Archive proudly presents: VISIONS OF FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE – Exhibition is a Studio 526 group art exhibit featuring the works of over 50 Skid Row neighborhood artists from Studio 526 Arts Center, working in a variety of media, painting to sculpture and multimedia art. Many of the works have been created specifically for this exhibition. Arts are “vital to the improvement of the human condition,” says artist James Michael Newton. “Society cannot exist without art,” adds another studio artist Mariana Valles. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 213 413-1077 http://www.lapovertydept.org 250 S. Broadway, LA, 90012.
Check out the full month event roster for ECHO PARK FILM CENTER – Too many events to list: echoparkfilmcenter.org
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
May 1 – Wed
May Day/International Workers’ Day
L.A. People’s Power March 2019, 3-6p, MacArthur Park, May 1, Los Angeles honors the contributions of immigrants, workers, and those who fight to create a more just society that includes everyone. Thousands of Angelenos who are our neighbors, families, friends, and co-workers will march together in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harvey Milk, Dolores Huerta, and Cesar Chavez to mark the struggle for the rights of all workers and all immigrants. Wear red! httpss://www.facebook.com/events/273341786923929/
OC May Day Collective march for human rights and workers rights, 4-7p, Sasscer Park, Ross & Santa Ana Bl, Santa Ana. Join us as we march for human rights and workers rights! Bring your signs and your voice and lets represent our issues and campaigns. https://ocprogressiveevents.info/#May01mdc
2 – Thu
How Does Community Conflict Turn Into Genocide? By Omer Bartov. 7:30p, Zocalo event at the National Center for The Preservation of Democracy, 111 North Central Ave., LA, 90012: The Ninth Annual Zócalo Book Prize Lecture: History often blames genocide solely on murderous demagogues and military campaigns. But more often than not, the forces that unleash ethnic cleansing arise slowly and during peacetime, and stem from seemingly everyday interactions in places that are home to diverse peoples…. Erica Goss, winner of the eighth annual Zócalo Poetry Prize, will deliver a public reading of her winning poem prior to the lecture. httpss://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/community- conflict-turn-genocide/
3 – Fri
UndocU Conference at CSU Long Beach, the Dream Success Center, CSULB, Annual conference features research with and in support of undocumented students, their families, and communities.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Roberto Gonzales, Prof., Harvard Grad School of Education, author of
Lives in Limbo. httpss://mydocumentedlife.org/2019/02/06/register-for-this-years-undocu-conference-at-csu-long-beach/
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/
Sweet Baby J’ai, Jazz at LACMA, 6-8p, Smidt Welcome Plaza, Free. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90036.
4 – Sat
ACLU of So California: AB 392, 10a-12:30p, Anaheim Central Library, 500 W Broadway, Anaheim. California has a deadly problem with policing. California police kill more people than any other state, and there are enormous racial disparities. That’s why ACLU So CA is working to pass AB 392, a bill in the CA Legislature to stop police from using deadly force when they have other options. By holding police to a higher standard, this common-sense change to the law will make the difference between life and death. Too many families are left shattered by police violence. Many of these killings are senseless and preventable. Police should never use deadly force unless absolutely necessary. But right now, California law lets police kill even if deadly force isn’t required. Last year, this bill was stalled in the legislature by the big law enforcement lobby. It’s time to take the power back and demand more from police and elected representatives. Join the movement of everyday individuals who are committed to bring an end to this death toll. Get informed, get organized and let’s jump into action. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. httpss://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/18949
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER – Too many events to list here, so check out all May events at: www.echoparkfilmcenter.org Celebrating 16 Years of Community Media Arts. Sell your TV
and come to the cinema! STORE HOURS: Friday 3 - 7 pm and Saturday/Sunday noon – 5 pm. SCREENINGS begin at 8 PM and are $5 admission (unless noted). Here is a selected date for May: Classics Off the Beaten Path, with Mark Johnson. Also see May 14, 18 & 25… 1200 N. Alvarado Street, LA, 90026, (213) 484-8846.
Thru May 5th, 2nd Annual LA Tastemaker 420 Pop Up Dinner in West Hollywood, 90069, 8P to 12A. From Eventbrite.com: Our second annual LA-Tastemakers Dinner is a fine dining experience designed for EVERYONE to enjoy. Weather you prefer your food with absolutely zero infusion. Or your up for the HIGHer-end of… By Chef Kyla… This is a PRIVATE event. Location be provided 48hrs before the event time: To purchase a dinner ticket or RVP for our networking experience: httpss://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-la-tastemakers-420-pop-up-dinner-tickets-60160235885
5 – Sun
The Committee for Racial Justice presents: Million Dollar Hoods – A NEW LOOK AT MASS INCARCERATION, 6 – 8:30pm. Hosting historian and award- winning author, Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, foremost expert on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she will share her insights into both the history and the present status of incarceration in Los Angeles County. Potluck supper at 6 pm and program starts at 6:30 pm. Location: Virginia Ave. Park, Thelma Terry Bldg., 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica 90404. Child Care provided.
Cinco de May- This Historic Date is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores, which initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.
Missing Murdered Indigenous Women & Men (MMIW) MARCH, 4:30-8:30p. March from Hollywood & Highland to CNN. httpss://www.facebook.com/events/284936742177405/
6 – Mon
Freedom Socialist Party hosts a 6-week public Public Study Group – Socialist Feminism and the Revolutionary Party – Discussion Group: A Radiant Program for New Generations, Monday evenings, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3, 10, 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA, CA 90018. Capitalism is not meeting basic human needs like shelter, healthcare, and employment. The huge gap between rich and poor demands change. A Pamphlet with powerful set of ideas and a democratic structure that offers a way forward. For Information: Chris Smith, 323-732-6416 or 206-953-5600 cell, email@example.com
7 – Tue
6pm McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club at Marina Del Rey Library
8 – Wed
CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum, 7-10p, El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. Santa Ana (new address) You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd Wed. at 7p. Professional childcare provided. Agents of the state including the Santa Ana PD and ICE are NOT welcomed. https://ocprogressiveevents.info
9 – Thu
Health Care For All-LA Chapter meeting, 7:30-9:30 p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City 90230. Parking Lot and meeting entrance is behind the building. Desert, coffee & tea. Featuring “CONVOLUTED BY DESIGN,” a very informative talk by Alice Ly, patient advocate who directly helped 15,000 underserved L.A. County residents gain access to care with her expertise in navigating convoluted health systems. Ms. Ly will discuss how the current healthcare system utilizes complex coding systems and disjointed protocols to reduce costs at the expense of the patient.
10 – Fri
Thru May 26-Cirque du Soleil Amaluna – The Grand Chapiteau – On the LA Waterfront, San Pedro, 90731. Category: KPFK-90.7 FM Media Sponsored Events. Cirque du Soleil is bringing Amaluna to Los Angeles! Plunge into a thrilling adventure filled with amazing acrobatic feats on a mysterious island, that unfolds to the beat of a vibrant energetic sound. httpss://www.kpfk.org/calendar/event/cirque-du-soleil-amaluna/
11 – Sat
Alternatives to 911 training, May 11-12, free admission. Bring your team and get training on how to respond to sexual assault, relationship abuse, addiction, violence and injuries in our homes, schools, workplaces and on the block. Build the skills to create community action teams (CATS) for community alternatives 911 (CAT 911). Supported by peace builders and medical professionals. Childcare also available. To endorse, send your logos to:firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP at:email@example.com
*Address Change: Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 South Central Av, LA 90001.
12 – Sun
Alternatives to 911 training at Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 S. Central Avenue, LA 90001. See May 11 listing.
Happy Mother’s Day
Sundays Live: Pianist John Bayless, 6-7p, Bing Theater, L.A. Co. Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90036. Free.
13 – Mon
Taos – How Did the American Conquest of the Southwest Shape New Mexico’s Future? 7:30p, Zocalo event at the National Center for The Preservation of Democracy, 111 North Central Ave., LA, 90012. Massachusetts and Virginia became American states after colonists repelled an imperial power. But the area now known as New Mexico joined the Union when it was conquered by the U.S. Army. The U.S. incorporated the land after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, but its inhabitants weren’t automatically U.S. citizens; their status became the subject of negotiations and controversies. httpss://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/community-conflict-turn-genocide/
14 – Tue
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER – Too many events to list here, so check out all May events at: * http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org Here is a selected date for May: Handmade Titles for Handmade Films. Also see May 18 & 25… 1200 N. Alvarado Street, LA., 90026, (213) 484-8846.
AB 392: ACLU Reducing Police Shootings Forum, 7p, Friends Meeting House, 520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. The California Act to Save Lives provides a clear definition for when peace officers can use deadly force. Introduced by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and cosponsored by Assembly member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), AB 392 requires that police officers only use deadly for when there is no reasonable alternative, including warnings, verbal persuasion, or other nonlethal methods to resolve or de-escalate a situation. httpss://reducing-police-shootings.eventbrite.com
Alexandre Clérisse!, Famed French graphic novelist, on Atomic Empire, 7:30 p, The Last Bookstore,453 S Spring St., LA, 90013. Cost: $29.34, includes the book. Inspired by a real psychological case, Atomic Empire is both a psychiatric enigma and a space opera. Smolderen and Clerisse deliver a beautiful and contemporary tale, immersed in the fluid and aerodynamic imagery of 1950s sci-fi.
15 – Wed
Nakba Day httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakba_Day
Change Links monthly planning conference call, 7:30p, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Get involved in planning the June issue of Change Links!
Will California Pick the Next President? 7:30p, Zocalo event at the National Center for The Preservation of Democracy, 111 North Central Ave., LA, 90012. When it comes to picking the country’s presidents, the richest and most populous state hasn’t much mattered. But could 2020 be different? California has moved its presidential primary earlier.
16 – Thu
Whittier Peace 3rd Thursday 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/
17 – Fri
Cannonball/Coltrane Project, Jazz at LACMA, 6-8p, Smidt Welcome Plaza, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90036. Free.
18 – Sat
ADDED EVENT NOT IN PRINT CALENDAR:
Ending Endless War, 9:30a-12n, Orange Grove Friends Meeting House
520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91104, Free public conference, Donations to offset expenses are welcome. According to a recent study, the “war on terror” has cost nearly 6 trillion dollars since 9/11. The US is now engaged in military action in 62 countries — displacing over 69 million people from their homes and spawning the greatest refugee crisis since WWII. One important step would be repealing the Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF). This bill, passed after 9/11, has been used to give three US presidents carte blanche to wage war anywhere in the world in the name of opposing terrorism.
Speakers: Adam Moore, PhD, Associate Professor, UCLA, specializing in ethnic conflict, postwar peace building, nationalism, and cultural diversity
Fayaz Nawabi, civil rights advocate and community organizer, Council on American Islamic Relations; Moderated by Anthony Manousos, ICUJP
Learn more and sign up on the event registration page
For more information or questions, contact Anthony Manousos by email
or call 626.375.1423
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER – Here is a selected date for May: Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro, 10am – 1pm. Also see May 25… 1200 N. Alvarado Street, LA, 90026, (213) 484-8846. http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org
South L.A. Community Farm, Ribbon-Cutting Celebration, 10 a-1p, 847 E. 20th St, Los Angeles, CA 90011. Join us to celebrate the 1st year of the Community Farm and 9 years of growing food, community, and justice in South Central through the Roots for Peace Program. Food, music, Youth Artivism, Food Growers Network, Resistencia mural walks, and info on the networking behind it all.
19 – Sun
Celebrate Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Agusto Cesar Sandino, Yuri Kochiyama and Lorraine Hansberry on their birthday, 7-9 PM, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90232 (between Washington Pl and Venice Bl; free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry). Documentary film on Malcolm X, speaker from Nicaragua on the significance of Sandino today in the face of renewed US attacks on Nicaragua, video clip of Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” and more. Sponsored by Grassroots Community Radio Coalition.
Observed by Berkeley, CA. Official events in San Jose and San Francisco.
1-5pm BSP AvantFunkJazz Live Music & Poetry at John Mooney’s glass art studio at 705 Hampton Dr., Venice CA free “Free your art and your consciousness will follow”…walkin’ and wakin’ de art
20 – Mon
21 – Tue
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.
6:30 PM, Los Angeles – At the Zocolo-National Center for The Preservation of Democracy, 111 North Central Ave., LA, 90012: Honolulu – Will Pidgin Survive the 21st Century? Eh braddah, howzit? Did you hear that a pidgin word—hammajang—made the Oxford English Dictionary? Wait, you missed it? No worry, beef curry. Pidgin remains most strong and distinctive elements of culture in Hawai‘i, used in everyday conversation and local advertising. What does the popularity of pidgin say about the history, culture, and class structure of Hawai‘i? How has contemporary immigration changed the ways in…
22 – Wed
Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year on May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk. A gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century. He ran for office three times before becoming the first openly gay person elected into California public office, where he acted as a city supervisor. Harvey Milk Day came about as a day to remember and teach about Milk’s life and his work to stop the discrimination against gays and lesbians. httpss://www.milkfoundation.org/ & httpss://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk_Day
23 – Thu
Free Cultural Events https://laughtears.com/ 310-306-7330 various locations:
PXL THIS 28 Toy Camera Film Festival, 8pm (doors open at 7:30p). At Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St, LA 90026, $5 admission. The Fisher-Price PXL2000 (Pixelvision) is a toy camera, manufactured from 1987-89, that records on quarter-inch audio cassette tape. Pixelvision has been screened recently at Lincoln Center in New York, and at LACMA’s 3D exhibit in Los Angeles. https://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/pxl-this-28/
24 – Fri
Global Strike For Future March Los Angeles, 12n-3p, Pershing Square station, 500 S Hill St, LA 90013. Los Angeles continues to strengthen the unity of environmental activists and organizations, together we will save our planet! Momentum is high and we invite you to join us for the second global strike in downtown Los Angeles. Local event: httpss://www.facebook.com/events/590151701454191/ global event: httpss://www.facebook.com/events/313546356029054/
25 – Sat
The Echo Park Film Center and Los Angeles Filmforum present LOCAL HISTORY: A Robert Todd Tribute. And Intro to Super 8 Filmmaking and Hand processing. 1200 N. Alvarado Street, LA, CA 90026, (213) 484-8846.
26 – Sun
Public Memorial for Blase Bonpane, 4p, Immanuel Presbyterian Church – 3300 Wilshire, Los Angeles 90010. Blase and Theresa Bonpane founded the Office of the Americas, “dedicated to furthering the cause of international justice and peace through broad based educational programs.” Blase was also host of KPFK’s “World Focus” for 50 years, interviews and programs on justice, human rights and peace.
St. Elmo Village Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary! “Village Reunion & Celebration of the Arts”
Memorial Day Weekend, Sat. 25 and Sun. 26, 12n-6p, both days. St. Elmo Village is one of the oldest teach, live, and work spaces for artists, and students of the arts in Los Angeles. The celebration will include music, theatrical spoken word performances, dancing and drumming performers, children’s art activities and face painting, artisan craft vendors, food trucks and tours of the Village grounds. located at 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA, 90019. Tricia Alkmia (424) 223-2643. St. Elmo Drive will be blocked off to through traffic – from Longwood Avenue to Rimpau Blvd. Residents of St. Elmo Drive will be given a Parking Pass, to allow them Street access as needed. Shuttle Parking for guests is available at the Mid-Town Shopping Center, 4725 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 0019. Free & open to the public.
27 – Mon
LEST WE FORGET: A DOCTOR’S EXPERIENCE WITH LIFE & DEATH DURING THE EBOLA OUTBREAK WITH DR. KWAN KEW LAI, 7:30 p, The Last Bookstore,453 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. In 2014, after fighting through yards of bureaucratic red tape, leaving her family, and putting her own health at risk in order to help suffering strangers, Dr. Kwan Kew Lai finally arrived in Africa to volunteer as an infectious disease specialist in the heart of the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
28 – Tue
Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, the Broad Museum Exhibit runs March to September 2019. Price: $12-$18 (The Broad is offering free admission to Soul of a Nation every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) during the exhibition’s run.). 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012. 213-232-6200
29 – Wed
Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story, meet the authors and illustrator, 7:30 p, The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St., LA, CA 90013. Adult discussion of a vibrant and award-winning children’s picture book that shares the tale of dairy farmer Max Yasgur and how he came to open his 600 acre dairy farm to half a million people in August 1969. Celebrate 50 years since Woodstock!
30 – Thu
Change Links monthly distribution meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230, free parking in rear, dial 22 for entry.
Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, the Broad Museum. Exhibit runs March to September 2019. Price: $12-$18 (The Broad is offering free admission to Soul of a Nation every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) during the exhibition’s run.) 221 S Grand Ave, LA, 90012 for more info: 213-232-6200
OC Know Your Sheriff Workshop #4: OCSD and ICE, 6-8p, XEROX Centre First Floor Conference Room, 1851 E First St, Santa Ana. Join the ACLU of Southern California and Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for workshop #4 of the public education workshop series about the role and power of a sheriff and sheriff department operations. This workshop will focus on OCSD’s relationship with ICE. Experts in the field will discuss OCSD’s (now terminated) 287(g) agreement, “Beds for Feds” program, the TRUST Act and California Values Act. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the Xerox Centre. Please RSVP at: httpss://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/19317
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31 – Fri
Victor Grossman appears at three engagements in Los Angeles May 31-June 2. All events are free admission, and all are welcome. At each event his books will be available for signing. The author encourages vigorous, probing discussion and is prepared for productive, illuminating conversation. For more info contact: Eric Gordon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dwight Trible, Jazz at LACMA, 6-8 p, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90036. Free.
June 1st effort:
HERESY ON WHEELS will occur Saturday, June 1st at the offices of ICE at: 2035 N. Central Avenue. in downtown Phoenix. Many will participate in a hunger fast, from 7:00 AM till sundown. This action will be conducted until the state of Arizona adopts a policy of treating asylum seekers with the compassion they deserve. I believe our example will inspire the rest of the country to follow suit.