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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, 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, 3-5p, #EndPoliceAssociations, Black Lives Matter LA and allies weekly vigil at 1313 W. 8th St. near DTLA, in front of the ACLU and across from the LA Police Protective League, the organized political force of cops defending each other against accountability and the community.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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:
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 email@example.com 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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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), 1-3:15p https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yuqjsqHtYAnJ5qfW8-z-C1OyEH-LuY
Every 2nd Saturday (Encino SD), 10:30a-12:30p https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfuqsrz8vE93l1M91tYG96h8D6wg2IVcN
Every 3rd Saturday (Eastside SD),1- 3p https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfuGrrjsuE9U7F_QxEz87reFKojZj8-ow
Every 3rd Sunday (Always Online), 3-5p https://msmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsfuCppzovGNb1iGfup5qrLyLV2gLFcMSI
Every 4th Saturday (Pomona Valley SD), 11a-1p 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
Through May 16: Desert X Art exhibit and installation, Coachella Valley. https://desertx.org/dx/desert-x-21
Curated by Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield and Co-curator César García-Alvarez.The Desert X 2021 exhibition explores the desert as both a place and idea, acknowledging the realities of people who reside here and the political, social, and cultural contexts that shape our stories. Among the first art experiences in the region since widespread lockdowns to offer a safe, outdoor experience that is free and open to all, Desert X includes newly commissioned works that collectively pose urgent questions about our pasts while imagining the possibilities of a shared future.
May 1 – Sat International Workers’ Day AKA May Day
See story on front page for multiple May Day actions
Stateless & Abandoned: Stories of Palestinian Women Exiled in Lebanon, 10a, JVP-LA Education and Visibility Committee unique live zoom event with four young Palestinian women from the refugee camps in Lebanon. Register for the event here: bit.ly/JVPLA-NakbaTour
These are the descendants of Palestinians expelled by Zionist paramilitary gangs in 1948 who are still living the harsh legacy of al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). These young women represent the 3rd and 4th generations of Palestinians living as stateless refugees in Lebanon because Israel and the United States refuse to recognize their right to return to their homes in Palestine.
We’ll have the opportunity to hear their own deeply moving personal accounts of their every day lives, fraught as they are with severe discrimination in every area of public life in Lebanon, but also buoyed by the belief that one day they will return to their homeland in freedom and equality. This is an important story that Israel does not want told precisely because it will inspire people of good will everywhere to be active for justice for Palestinians.
For more information on the young speakers, visit: http://www.nakbatour.com
Please join us and our co-sponsors for this event: JVP – Central Ohio, Cleveland, Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey, Portland, Rogue Valley, San Diego, and Tucson & Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, SoCal, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, LA4Palestine, People for Palestinian-Israeli Justice, and United Church of Christ Palestine/Israel Network. https://www.facebook.com/events/1244628065933819 us02web.zoom.us
May 2 – Sun
KPFK Local station delegates’ assembly, 10:30a, via zoom, to discuss and vote on proposed Bylaws replacement, with half-hour of public comment (see story on page 7). https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84464153641 Meeting ID: 844 6415 3641 One tap mobile +16699006833,,84464153641# US (San Jose)
A Time Of Civil Unrest: Where Do We Go From Here? 6:30-8p zoom meeting by Committee for Racial Justice. We will have several resource people to help us in small groups as we deal with moving toward change after this year of civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The Chauvin trial and all the protests over this past year are helping to move us toward a time of reckoning on race in a way that this country has not experienced before. The conviction of one officer will not make all the difference. We will still experience civil unrest because civil rights injustices are still all around us, but the Chauvin trial has contributed to a sea change in awareness in our country of how much has to be changed. CRJ wants to help galvanize the resistance to injustice and racism that has been brought to light. Our resource people will include Robert Howard, a restorative justice trainer, group facilitator, and conflict mediator; Dr. Roslyn Satchel, an active member of Black Lives Matter and scholar-activist who researches and teaches about communication, ethics, and law; and Attorney George Brown, a key drafter of the Santa Monica Public Safety Advisory Committee’s report, which is leading to the formation of the first police oversight commission in SM’s history. For more information, call Joanne at 310-422-5431.
May 3 – Mon
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers: “The Soul of Mexico”, free Online Event, 2–5p. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA). It’s never too early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join the first all-female mariachi ensemble in the US, Grammy-nominated Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, along with classically trained protégés the Villalobos Brothers, for an evening of incredible musicianship and vitality. The Villalobos Brothers bring jazz harmonies and classical virtuosity to Mexican folk music and have collaborated with artists from Bruce Springsteen to Regina Carter. Mariachi Reyna have performed for Oprah Winfrey and Barack and Michelle Obama and delight audiences everywhere with their groundbreaking contributions to mariachi! https://www.facebook.com/events/885669335614393/ https://www.facebook.com/OnlineEventLivestrea
May 4 – Tue Anniversary of Kent State massacre
May 5 – Wed Cinco de Mayo
May 6 – Thu
Women, Peace & Security for the Digital Age, 8-9a. Register: https://foreignpolicy.zoom.us/webinar/register/8116189523927/WN_Sbzl6IxARFaDunL7DT38fw Featured Speakers: Kara Swisher, Host, Sway, New York Times and Co-Host, Pivot, New York Media; Lisa Roman, Vice President of Public Policy, Bumble; Moira Whelan, Director, Democracy and Technology, National Democratic Institute; Sahana Dharmapuri, Director, Our Secure Future; Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics. For more information about our program and speakers, please visit our website at foreignpolicy.com/events Note: This is a bourgeois, pro-imperial think tank.
Culture & Cause: Highlighting Women in Photography: APA San Diego, 4 PM PDT, Free. APA San Diego invites you to join us for a special online evening presentation hosted by MOPA with three artists to support and celebrate these amazing women and their cause driven work. The panel will cover topics such as diversity within the industry, share their personal stories and experiences and discuss their creative process and activism. This event is a fundraiser to benefit three youth organizations that each artist is passionate about. Your support will help raise funds to further the goals and mission of the following organizations: Las Fotos Project, The Smart Project, The AjA Project
Our guest panelists include: Cara Romero, Nitashia Johnson and Morgan DeLuna
Cara Romero, based in Santa Fe, NM, was born in Inglewood, CA and raised between the rural Chemehuevi reservation in the Mojave Desert and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Her identity informs her photography, which is a blend of fine art and editorial photography. Her award-winning work is included in many public and private collections internationally. Her practice is shaped by years of study, and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences, from a Native American female perspective. Donations will be made to Las Fotos Project.
Nitashia Johnson is a multimedia artist and educator from Dallas, Texas and attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She then went on to become an alum of Texas Woman’s University in 2012 and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. She has a true passion for creating and combines her love for photography and design to help make a difference in the world. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Dallas Morning Show and she’s also the creator of The Self Publication photographic book series. In 2019, she became one of the first women selected for the Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence program. For the past year, she’s worked hard on The Smart Project, a creative after-school program structured for teens and aspiring mentors living in North Texas. Donations will be made to The Smart Project.
Morgan DeLuna was born and raised in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and relocated to Southern California in 2004. She has a background in the performing arts and was a precursor to her visual arts practice. Using a conceptual approach she explores the human condition and liminal space. Themes around the relationship between identity, appearance, and human connection are the focus of her work.
Morgan’s work has been exhibited in spaces nationally and internationally including the San Diego Art Institute, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and FotoNostrum in Barcelona. In addition to exhibitions, her work has been published in SHOTS Magazine and Diffusion Annual. Donations will be made to The AjA Project
“Beyond Scarcity: Mothering Towards Liberation”, 6p PST In honor of Mother’s Day 2021, AF3IRM-LA invites you to join us for a virtual gathering and discussion on revolutionary mothering through pandemic times. Our panel will feature four mothers, Mai’a Williams (author), Stephanie Cariaga (professor), Alma De Jesus Ramirez (organizer), and Stevie Merino (birthworker) who will share their experiences of mothering beyond survival, ensuring that they and their children thrive through these times of crisis and loss while engaging in the critical struggle for genuine liberation. Join us! Register now at bit.ly/AF3IRMMothersDay Virtual, via Zoom #BeyondScarcity #MotheringTowardsLiberation https://www.facebook.com/events/169805804922690
May 7 – Fri
May 8 – Sat
Ilan Pappé: The role of the JNF in the Palestinian Nakba, 8–9:30a. Free, online event. Register: http://bit.ly/IlanPappeJNF The Nakba is not an isolated historic event that took place in 1948 but an ongoing process. Professor Ilan Pappé, renowned Israeli historian, will describe the crucial role of the JNF and its leaders in developing the ideology and strategy of ethnic cleansing leading up to 1948.
He will also illustrate some of the ways in which the JNF is implicated in the military operations for the expulsion of the Palestinians from their lands and how the JNF thwarted the Palestinian Right of Return.
Free live VIRTUAL Graffiti and Mural tour of LA, 4–5p, free. Tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-live-virtual-graffiti-and-mural-tour-of-los-angeles-tickets-151307104623 Live-Virtual guided tour of Graffiti and Murals in the Arts District of Los Angeles. Your guide is an actual graffiti artist streaming live! https://www.facebook.com/events/898603910932043/ A live-virtual-interactive guided tour of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District… without leaving your home! Your live guide is on the streets, streaming his tour, as you relax and enjoy beautiful art and learn about urban art history and culture. Famous for its rich art scene, the Downtown LA Arts District has long been a place where artists of many backgrounds came together to create, discover and collaborate. This is a 1 hour version of our popular graffiti walking tour that LA Art Tours has hosted since 2007. With over 100 5-Star reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google, this tour has been named one of LA’s best tours by the LA Weekly, LAist, Sunset Magazine and many more. All of our guides are themselves local artists, showing you the art they live and the neighborhood they love. The guide is accompanied by a dedicated videographer (another local artist) who follows like a guest would, giving you a view exactly as you would if you were there in person. All guests are sent a .pdf with a high quality photo of the art seen on the tour. It includes links to all of the artists who we see on the tour. Great for reviewing what you’ve seen and enjoying another look at the amazing art. Attendees will link up via Zoom to experience this one of a kind tour.
May 9 – Sun
Lovers & Friends Concert – Usher, Ludacris, Sean Paul, Fat Joe, Free • Online Event, 2–5p, The Lovers & Friends Concert is coming to town featuring many of music’s biggest stars of the past and present including – Usher, Fat Joe, Jhene Aiko, Mario, Next, 112, Montell Jordan, Nina Sky, Lil Jon and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/451951562679528
May 10 – Mon
May 11 – Tue
May 12 – Wed
How to Start a Non-Profit (Non-Profits 101) Online Event, 1:30–2:30p, Tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-start-a-non-profit-non-profits-101-tickets-145149747803 The session covers the different option to start and grow a non-profit. Session Includes:Resources -Guidelines -Creating a plan -Focusing on the Vision -Who can Help. Second Wednesday of the month. https://www.facebook.com/events/445071846931064/
Intersectionality and Class: From ‘Leaning In’ to Solidarity, Free online Event, 6p, sponsored by East Side Jews. Our first workshop, presented by the East Side Jews Activist Collective, is a three-part, discussion-based, interactive workshop with author and professor Ashley Bohrer. In it, we will be examining economic class through the lens of intersectionality; an analysis of inequality that relates to overlapping social and political identities. We’ll examine issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and gain an understanding of how these identities intersect with capitalism. Ultimately we will explore how we can resist oppression by embracing solidarity.
The three consecutive Wednesday night sessions will take place May 12, 19, and 26 at 6pm. Each session will last 90 minutes. If you are only available for one or two sessions but would still like to attend, please indicate on the registration form below, or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
To attend you must sign up here: https://www.sijcc.net/events/esj-summer-learning-intersectionality-and-class-from-leaning-in-to-solidarity
Ashley Bohrer (she/they) is a scholar-activist based in Chicago. Her academic work focuses on the relationship between exploitation and oppression (check out her book here: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/marxism-and-intersectionality/9783837641608), and her activist work does too! She is a long-time facilitator, movement trainer, and organizer across various movements. At the moment, she is most active in Never Again, the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, and Jewish Voice for Peace, but has previously been involved with the Chicago Coalition to Close the Camps, the International Women’s Strike — US, Occupy Chicago, FURIE, Jews for Justice in Palestine, and a variety of other grassroots collectives. When she isn’t buried in books or behind a bullhorn, she can often be found pickling various fruits and veg from her community garden plot. You can read more about her work here: http://www.ashleybohrer.com. This series is for anyone interested in politics, and hoping to deepen their analysis of oppression, class, intersectionality, and capitalism. All ages and backgrounds are invited to attend!
May 13 – Thu
Leading with Empathy – Actors Talk Climate Change, Free online Event by Green Production Guide
Online: urldefense.com, 1p. Creating empathy with audiences is what actors do best. Find out what compels these dynamic actors to be on the front line igniting important conversations in communities around the world. “Leading with Empathy – Actors Talk Climate Change,” is a conversation among environmental-activists Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Lee Rodriguez (Never Have I Ever) and Colby Minifie (The Boys) moderated by Tim Guinee (Homeland). Learn about sustainability in our industry and what we can all do while we still have the chance to turn things around. This Sustainable Entertainment Education Series (SEEDS) event is produced by GreenProductionGuide.com, with co-hosts, The Climate Actors and SAG-AFTRA. Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-with-empathy-actors-talk-climate-change-tickets-151862776653
May 14 – Fri
May 15 – Sat
SH!T MEN SAY TO ME: A Poetry Anthology in Response to Toxic Masculinity, Virtual Release, Free • Online Event by Moon Tide Press, 4p. Moon Tide Press invites you all to join us at the virtual launch for our 2021 anthology, SH!T MEN SAY TO ME: A Poetry Anthology in Response to Toxic Masculinity. With over 70 poets featured, we hope to capture all the diverse voices possible who’ll be sharing their powerful work at this release. So mark your calendars, save the date, and enjoy an afternoon of poetry on a subject that remains of utmost important to our community. https://www.facebook.com/events/282182510118052/ https://zoom.us/j/96048096486?pwd=MGg1VmxiQlgzZ1FJKzVaU0NKU2RwUT09&fbclid=IwAR3kph9qwGspO-Da8AZMtbmOOS3_Q5uCVHHsCzWQDaXjhAV0z3H7IkwI4Wk Meeting ID: 960 4809 6486 Passcode: 274242 One tap mobile
+16699006833,,96048096486#,,,,*274242# US (San Jose).
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Los Angeles: Nakba 73 – Resistance Until Liberation Rally & Protest, 12n-2p, WLA Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Bl, LA. 73 YEARS ONGOING NAKBA, 73 YEARS OF RESISTANCE! Join us in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 15th for a community rally as we commemorate 73 years of our people’s resistance to the ongoing Nakba. The Palestinian Youth Movement LA-OC-IE Chapter is organizing this action alongside AMP, Al Awda, PAWA, FDPM, and Yalla Indivisible. We invite you and your families to take part in this action with us at the Wilshire Federal Building, on foot or by car caravan. Spread the word, and we’ll see you there! #OngoingNakba #SaveSheikhJarrah #JerusalemUprisings #Nakba73 Organized by American Muslims for Palestine, Palestinian Youth Movement, PAWA, Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Free Democratic Palestine Movement, Yalla Indivisible
More events at https://samidoun.net/events/list/
May 16 – Sun
KPFK Local Station Board monthly business meeting, 10:30a-2:30p, via zoom. There is a half hour of public comment interspersed throughout the meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84464153641 Meeting ID: 844 6415 3641 One tap mobile +16699006833,,84464153641# US (San Jose)
music & meditation: on feminism, Sliding scale, Free-$10, Online Event by Hannah Rooth Music and Wild, 5p. Hannah Rooth is a revolutionary songstress who cares about vulnerability, emotional growth, and social change. She uses soulful pop to tell her life story in shades powerfully raw and ethereally sweet. Join Hannah and her Patreon community to share in the stories and comradery via this Zoom monthly music & meditation series. May’s show will center around Hannah’s take on feminism and include a beginner-friendly guided meditation. TICKET OPTIONS: 1. Become a patron for $3/month or more at patreon.com/hannahroothmusic or 2. Purchase a one-time ticket for $10, or a flexible price based on your means. Free tickets always available for those tight-on-cash. https://bit.ly/3dCHIBS
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SCV Rally for a Free Palestine, 12n, Valencia and McBean (NE corner), Corner Bakery, 24290 Valencia Bl, Valencia 91355. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/05/israel-opt-end-brutal-repression-of-palestinians-protesting-forced-displacement-in-occupied-east-jerusalem/ Hosted by SCV Democrats and Progressives https://www.facebook.com/SCVDem/ https://www.facebook.com/events/507271277354558/
May 17 – Mon
May 18 – Tue
Creative Virtual Fundraisers for Nonprofits, Online Event by Mockingbird Incubator, 3–4p, Free via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-virtual-fundraisers-for-nonprofits-tickets-147913564453 To celebrate the Worldwide Day of Giving on June 15, 2021, join us for a webinar to share simple but effective virtual fundraising ideas. Fundraising during COVID has been disruptive for every nonprofit. As restrictions to in-person events continue, we need to get creative in ways to reach and engage our donors. Virtual fundraisers aren’t just alternatives to in-person events, they can actually be more effective, as well as easier to organize than in-person fundraisers. Join us for this workshop to get you ready to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Giving on June 15, 2021. We will share simple but effective virtual fundraising ideas that every nonprofit can implement. Can’t make it? Check out our Teachable “Nonprofit Management School” for on-demand content to help you grow your organization. Join our email list to receive notifications of upcoming events. Mockingbird Incubator is a nonprofit with a mission to help launch new and small nonprofits past the startup phase with infrastructure and strategy. http://www.mockingbirdincubator.org/ (626) 272-5802 email@example.com
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Resistance Until Liberation: Los Angeles. A day of action in solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike. 12n-3p, Israeli Consulate, 11766 Wilshire Bl, LA.
JVP-LA & Friends,
I’m sure like many, some of you are livid. Israel is waging a massacre on Gaza with the full support and shielding of the U.S. government. Palestinians across the world are rising up in unified response and we must join them by pushing every lever we can for Palestinian freedom.
Our local Palestinian allies are organizing Restistance Until Liberation: Los Angeles. A day of action in solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike. Details on the flyer above. Please show up in support if you can.
Nationally, our staff is working closely with Palestinian partners, and what they need from us today is simple but urgent.
Pick up the phone and call Congress. Stop what you are doing and call now. https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/tell-congress-stop-funding-apartheid
Our government sends $3.8 billion in funding the Israeli military every year, shields the Israeli government from accountability at the United Nations, objects to investigations into Israel’s war crimes at the International Criminal Court, and silences BDS activists here at home who try to speak out for Palestinian rights.
I’m enraged. I’m horrified. And I want you to take action with me right this minute, because we have power and we have leverage. https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/tell-congress-stop-funding-apartheid
Now is the moment to demand that Congress WAKE UP. As the state of Israel murders Palestinian families, levels their homes, and destroys their infrastructure, our government officials have to twist themselves into rhetorical and moral knots to deny the obvious truth: We aren’t funding “defense.” We are funding war crimes and apartheid. It needs to stop. Now.
Stand in solidarity with Palestinians NOW by telling Congress to stop funding Israeli violence and apartheid. https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/tell-congress-stop-funding-apartheid
Lives are on the line. Please pick up the phone and call now.
JVP-LA Legislative Organizer
May 19 – Wed
Birthday of Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Yuri Kochiyama, and Lorraine Hansberry commemorated by
ARA-LA/PART meeting Reading letters from, writing letters to prisoners, free 7p. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89618727584?pwd=Zzk3QXpMQm9zdG1VYWhEekREN1JnQT09 Meeting ID: 896 1872 7584
May 20 – Thu
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Palestinian Liberation is a Racial Justice Issue, 5p, zoom (see registration page).
Join SURJ and friends to learn more about what’s going on in Israel and Palestine right now, how we got here, and how Palestinian liberation is a racial justice issue that ties into our broader vision for collective liberation. Featuring leaders from Arab Resource Organizing Center, Friends of Sabeel North America, Catalyst Project, and SURJ-Faith.
SURJ supports Palestinian liberation. And as a majority-white racial justice organization, we know that many of our beliefs about Palestine have been shaped by racist and pro-United States propaganda in our media, telling us that Palestinians are terrorists or that Israel is defending democracy against the terrorism of the Middle East or even that supporting Palestine means you’re anti-Semitic.
Nothing could be further from the truth, but like in many other parts of our work, we need to unlearn these teachings in order to be strategic and effective in the ways we take action together.
Our struggles across the world are connected. Those who benefit from the status quo want to keep our movements fractured and disjointed. Whether we’re fighting against police violence, deportations, or pipelines here in the US, or against the violent seizure of Palestinian homes and land, we can find power and connection in our collective struggle.
May 21 – Fri
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STAND WITH PALESTINE! 4p, Anaheim. Location: Intersection of W Orange Ave & S Brookhurst St. Organized by Palestinian Youth Movement, Arab American Civic Council, Yalla Indivisible, ANSWER Coalition. https://www.answercoalition.org/palestinians_resist_brutal_u_s_backed_israeli_repression
May 22 – Sat
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Black & Brown Solidarity with Palestine, Press Conference & Rally Starts at 2:00 PM, Car Caravan Starts at 3:00 PM. Meet at MacArthur Park – On S. Park View Street – Near 7th Street. All are welcome to this Black and Brown led protest demanding an end to the war on Palestine and to stop the U.S. arming and funding of Israeli war crimes. It will begin with a Press Conference and Rally at 2:00 PM, then at 3:00 PM, a Car Caravan to the Downtown Federal Building. Join us as we demand our tax dollars be used for reparations and to end the continuous murder of tens of thousands of Palestinians throughout the centuries. http://www.facebook.com/events/1163196180772409 Questions Contact John Parker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Gaza Fights For Freedom’ Film Screening + Q&A, with Director Abby Martin & Producer Mike Prysner, Sat. May 22, 6:30p Pacific, register at https://TINYURL.COM/GAZAFILM
‘Gaza Fights for Freedom’ is a documentary directed by Abby Martin in which she and a team of journalists follow the historic Great March of Return that occurred every week from March 2018 to December 2019 in Gaza. Demonstrators demanded that the Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to the lands they were displaced from, now called Israel. The documentary also highlights the call protesters made against Israel’s Gaza blockade and United States declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Interviews and footage of the heroic protests come together to raise awareness of the struggle for Palestine’s liberation.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner of The Empire Files. Invite your friends to this enlightening screening and following conversation, and please bring questions! Register to join here. https://TINYURL.COM/GAZAFILM
May 23 – Sun
Edible & Medicinal Plants of Southern California: A Bioregional Exploration by Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies; Online Event, $35. 6–8:30p. Tickets: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr
When contemplating Southern California (and its 24 million inhabitants) natural beauty and ecological diversity aren’t usually the first things that spring to one’s mind. That said, you’d be quite surprised to learn about the abundance of botanical treasures hidden away just beyond the outskirts of the ever expanding concrete jungle.
From the wind swept alpine fell-fields of San Gorgonio Mountain (@11,503′) to the rare plant laden Diegan coastal sage scrub community of Orange/San Diego Counties, this unique area provides us with the opportunity to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range.
Join us as we discover together a diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within a number of these contrasting yet closely interconnected floristic zones. During this course we’ll be exclusively focused on the non-desert regions of Southern California (from Santa Barbara to San Diego), including: the Transverse Ranges (Santa Monica Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, etc), the Peninsular Ranges (San Jacinto Mountains, Santa Ana Mountains, Cuyamaca Mountains, etc), as well as the Los Angeles Basin and Greater South Coast.
Topics to be covered include: field botany/plant I.D, plant family characteristics, legal-ethical harvesting/processing/preparation methods, edible/medicinal/utilitarian uses, regional ethnobotany, plant toxicology (plus tips on how to avoid poisonous look-alike species), natural history, plant conservation and at-risk species, and more!
The class session will be recorded and will include Q&A at predetermined intervals. Participants will have access to the session recording for the week following the class.
Instructor: Tellur Fenner of the Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies
IMPORTANT NOTE: Detailed class info will be emailed out to the registered/paid students within 2-3 days of payment. This message will be sent to the email associated with your PayPal transaction (and for some people this may not be their primary email). This message will include info to help prep students for how to effectively navigate the Zoom video platform ahead of the program start date.
Refund Policy: After registration/payment no refunds will be issued for this online course.
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Glendale Peace Walk, 2p, Glendale.
Help Start a New Movement for Justice and Peace in Glendale
Originally scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Peace Walk will now take place at 2:00p on May 23.
Modeled on similar events around the country, Glendale’s Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk will be a moving witness to our passion to continue Dr. King’s work of justice right here in our city until every resident has peace, security and stability.
The walk will be a time of inspiration and hope where children, teens and adults young and old can speak to the ideals of Dr. King. Bringing positive messages through the clothes you wear or the signs you make will make this a very festive time.
Social distancing, facemasks and hand hygiene are essential for this event. Your pandemic protective practices will be an expression in the spirit of Dr. King’s mission of love.
Walk participants will gather in the parking lot of YWCA Glendale (735 East Lexington Drive, Glendale, CA 91206) between 1:30 and 2:00p and follow a route south on Glendale Ave. to west on Broadway where it will pass Glendale City Hall, the Superior Court of Glendale and Glendale Police headquarters. It will then head north on Jackson St. past Glendale Unified School District offices and then travel down California Ave to Glendale City Church where an artistic and uplifting outdoor celebration will conclude the afternoon by 4:00p.
Info (and register your organization at) https://glendalepeacewalk.wordpress.com/
May 24 – Mon
Preschool Storytime on Zoom, Free online Event by Jefferson Branch – Los Angeles Public Library
Online: forms.gle, 10:30–10:50a. Join us for songs, stories, and more to help build early literacy skills.
May 25 – Tue
Stand Pup Comedy Night Benefiting Pasadena Humane Society, 7p, online, Tickets · $20 – $25 Ticket Link: https://standpuponline10.eventbrite.com/?aff=PASADENAHUMANE Dogs, Cats, and Comedians – It’s Stand Pup Comedy Online! Starring adoptable pets, funny humans, and YOU! Past performers have been seen on The Office, Seinfeld, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, Conan and more! Tickets are $20 and 50% of proceeds will go directly to Pasadena Humane using the ticket link above or or mention PASADENA HUMANE at checkout. The zoom link for the event will be emailed on the day of the show.
Event is for mature audiences | Refunds will not be issued unless the show is cancelled by the venue or producer. Events are subject to change and cancellation.
May 26 – Wed
Ananya Dance Theatre-Dastak: I Wish You Me | Screening and Virtual Talk, 6p, Skirball Cultural Center. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the social uprising that followed, Minneapolis-based Ananya Dance Theatre set out to make Dastak: I Wish You Me. Named for the Farsi word dastak, meaning “knockings,” this performance-based film traces the knockings of global injustices on our hearts. Witness Dastak’s powerful artistry using a link to view the film on demand. Then tune in to a talk and Q&A with choreographer Ananya Chatterjea and collaborators Sharon Bridgforth and Spirit McIntyre as they share how artists and community members came together to create this timely, inspirational new work. Directed by Darren Johnson. (2020, 25 min. No MPAA rating.) “I refuse the binary where dancers can be entertainers or they can be thinkers. My thinking is powered by my dancing, and my dancing is powered by my critical analysis. I have aligned my balance with justice.”—Ananya Chatterjea https://www.skirball.org/programs/performance/ananya-dance-theatre
May 27 – Thu
Can Boyle Heights Save America? Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian 6:30p, Moderated by Hector Becerra, City Editor, Los Angeles Times Boyle Heights may be divided up by L.A. freeways and thoroughfares, but its people have a remarkable record of maintaining solidarity across racial and ethnic lines. What explains the ability of Boyle Heights residents to stick together while constantly integrating immigrants and incorporating newcomers? How has Boyle Heights kept its distinctive identity in the face of social upheaval, political transformation, and waves of gentrification? And what can a more diverse America, and a more globalized world, learn from the history of this magical and multiracial neighborhood in the center of Los Angeles? Josefina López, author of Real Women Have Curves and Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, joins USC professor of American Studies, ethnicity, and history George J. Sanchez, author, most recently, of Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy, at Zócalo to examine whether the neighborhood that birthed him might point the way to a better future for the United States. https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/can-boyle-heights-save-america/
May 28 – Fri
May 29 -Sat
May 30 – Sun
May 31 – Mon Memorial Day holiday