May 2022 Community Calendar
See Continuing & Ongoing Events at end of calendar section
May 1 – Sun May Day – International Workers’ Day
May Day Migrant Workers’ March & Rally, 11a, Olympic & Broadway in DTLA. May Day Coalition-Essential and United for Justice. https://www.facebook.com/events/5162329530455267
Boyle Heights May Day March & Rally, 12n, E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave & N. Matthews St., firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-943-2030
Revolutionary Internationalist May Day March, Rally, followed by Picnic, 2p, Assemble at the corner of Wilshire and Alvarado, Near Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Red Line Station 213-468-3189
Municipalism Learning Series May Day panel online, 5-6p PDT via zoom. Speakers will define radical municipalism and frame the municipalist moment. Speakers include: KALI AKUNO, Cooperation Jackson,
RUTH WILSON GILMORE, CUNY Graduate Center, ANANYA ROY, UCLA Luskin, ABDOUMALIQ SIMONE, University of Sheffield, Facilitated by: ANDREW CURLEY, University of Arizona, FRANCISCO PEREZ, Center for Popular Economics, BLAIR TAYLOR, Institute for Social Ecology, YVONNE YEN LIU, Los Angeles for All. RSVP at https://www.municipalism.org/ Zoom link will be sent after registration. Local watch party: Los Angeles for All is a network of self-organized social movements. We launch on May 1, 2022. We will gather from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the Robinson Space in Historic Filipinotown. We will have live music, DJs, food, and community resources.https://www.facebook.com/events/443811150853067
Committee for Racial Justice presents: Students Talk with an Expert About Racial Trauma at School, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Zoom meeting open to all. Click the following link to register in order to be sent the link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-ChrDsqGdbB9SKU7dddMqAIQy1juhwz
The Committee For Racial Justice will hold a STUDENT FORUM as a safe space for students to share some of their difficult experiences at school and talk with an expert in racial trauma and its generational effects. Chantilly Wijayasinha, LCSW, MPH, is the Director at Family Service of Santa Monica – a division of Vista Del Mar. She is committed to using her role to dismantle structures of oppression through direct impact, such as leading Vista Del Mar’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce. In her work at Vista, Chantilly has developed and facilitates workshops on Transracial Adoption and LGBTQ+ Youth in Systems of Care for prospective adoptive parents and currently runs Racial Justice and Social Oppression workgroups for her staff. Furthermore, she provides clinical supervision to MSW interns and highly values mentoring the next wave of social workers in the field. Chantilly is a member of the Building Bridges Initiative Leaders of Color Workgroup and is a Board Member for the Field Advisory Board at USC.
In Santa Monica an Instagram account named Dear Samohi caused quite a stir years ago when it was started to provide a resource for Black students to air their issues related to racial microaggressions. Come and hear if the students think that anything has changed since and what challenges they are facing today. Chantilly will also talk with them about some of the things they need in order to do well in school and students will share their own ideas. There will be Q & A time and all students, parents, and anyone who wants to learn more about how to deal with trauma and help themselves & others achieve their maximum potential are welcome to attend. Click on the link above to register and then you will be sent the zoom link for this May 1st workshop. For more information, call Joanne at 310-422-5431
May 2 – Mon
Santa Monica-Malibu USD “State of Our Schools” livestream: Emerging Stronger, 5:30p/ bit.ly/SMMUSDsosEvent050222 with Supt. Dr. Ben Drati, school board, teachers, parents, students.
Online Film Screening: Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, (Abby Ginzberg, 2021, 82 min, USA) 7p, Co-sponsors: Merrill College, UCSC Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center. Register to reserve your free in-person ticket or join virtually by Zoom at bit.ly/RW22May2. Free on-demand streaming of Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power from April 27-May 2 at bit.ly/BarbaraLee
See http://www.reelwork.org/schedule.htm for the entire “Reel Work” Labor May Day film festival continuing through the end of May.
May 3 – Tue
Healing: When a Nurse becomes a patient”, 11:15a, zoom link at smc.edu/calendar. Info at SMC Office of Public Programs, 310-434-4100
Violence Interrupters: A Key Element of Justice Reform, 1-2p PDT online from fncl.org Traditionally, cities have responded to community-level violence by increasing the presence of a militarized police force. This solution has repeatedly failed with sometimes fatal consequences; compounding trauma and leading to more violence. A new solution, one that comes from within the community itself, offers a new way forward: violence interrupters. Join FCNL General Secretary Bridget Moix and José Woss to learn about the work FCNL is doing to promote violence interrupters as a way to address violence in communities. https://www.fcnl.org/events/violence-interrupters-key-element-justice-reform
May 4 – Wed
The 49th Hexagram by Ho tzu Nyen (2020) through May 8 at the Hammer Museum is a two-channel video and sound installation that explores the construction of cultural memory and political narrative surrounding the history of the Korean peninsula. Employing the services of an animation studio in Pyongyang, North Korea, Ho Tzu Nyen’s (b. 1976, Singapore) recent work reinterprets scenes of political uprising and mass demonstration as depicted in South Korean narrative film and television. The project aims to form a direct relationship between South Korea’s political history and the tensions that still define the country’s relationship with its northern counterpart. The result is, in the artist’s words, a “game of exquisite corpse across geopolitical barriers.” The video installation is complemented by an experimental soundtrack developed in collaboration with Korean artists and musicians Bek Hyunjin, Park Minhee, and Ryu Hankil. Offering two vocal renditions of texts from the forty-ninth hexagram of the I-Ching, an ancient Chinese divination manual, the installation’s soundtrack composites historical interpretation with translation to speak of revolution and renewal. https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2022/hammer-projects-ho-tzu-nyen
May 5 – Thu Cinco de Mayo
A Revolutionary Moment: The Paris Commune, 5p online event by American Friends Service Comm -Chicago and PO Box Collective: a discussion with author of The Paris Commune: A Brief History, Carolyn J. Eichner. We’ll discuss the 72 days of the Commune, which stands as a critical and pivotal moment in nineteenth-century history, a crucible allowing glimpses of alternate possibilities. Upending hierarchies of class, religion, and gender, the Commune is a touchstone for the subsequent century -and-a-half of revolutionary and radical social movements. What inspiration and lessons can we draw from it for our current moment? The book is great and 108 pages, so grab a copy and read before the event if you can! BOOK DISCOUNT: 30% OFF + free shipping rutgersuniversitypress.org or 1 800 621 2736 US orders only • Code: RFLR19 CAROLYN J. EICHNER teaches in the Departments of History and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her books include “Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune” and the forthcoming “Feminism’s Empire.” https://www.facebook.com/events/556372439214079/
May 6 – Fri
Unearthing, Discovering, Unlearning: Armenian Indigeneity in Turkey Online event by Promise Institute for Human Rights and The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA with professor Talin Suciyan of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Ruken Sengul, Ph.D., will provide discussant commentary followed by Q&A. Registration for this lecture is required. RSVP at bit.ly/PAI4-26-22. Genocide is the utmost manifestation of colonial violence and therefore it is the most durable method of building institutionalized structures. Not all colonial powers committed genocides. Yet, many of the tools of governance utilized by the US and Turkey can be traced back to colonial practices and genocidal violence. One of the most tragic aspects of this structural and institutionalized violence is the fact that Armenians born and raised in Turkey are forcibly denied access to their indigeneity. Their indigenous knowledge and history which comes from being an annihilated population in their ancestral lands make their experience very similar to that of indigenous Americans. Being deprived of one’s own history, not knowing the names or whereabouts of one’s relatives, missing the basic knowledge about one’s roots and unlearning the catastrophic experiences of one’s ancestors over the last 100 years continue to perpetuate those structures of denial built through genocide. This lecture is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA Working Group in Memory Studies, the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature, and the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law.
Rising to Return National Conference, Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, People’s Forum, 320 W 37th St, NY 10018. Opens Friday, 5:30p. REGISTER NOW: tinyurl.com/risingtoreturn Mapping strategies to advance Palestinian liberation and return; Devising tactics to dismantle zionist supremacy and colonization. Join us for a weekend of strategic collaboration for advancing Palestinian liberation and return. The conference will include film screenings, poetry, music, organizers, activists and speakers from Palestine and globally ~ combined in a weekend of intensive workshops geared to craft advanced strategies for advancing the Palestinian liberation movement. See program and speakers here: https://alawdaconference.org/
May 7 – Sat
CultivaLA- Health Fair at the Westlake Community Garden with Los Malditos (Cumbia)
11a-4p. Join Levitt LA as we share the joy of music at the annual CultivaLA Spring Health Fair at their Westlake Community Garden. Their mission is to transform healthy food access and wellness through people, social enterprise and environmental justice. This free, all ages community event is created to offer access to resources and to bring people together. This is a second-year partnership for WE RISE and we look forward to seeing you there! 599 Columbia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Rising to Return Al Awda national conference, see May 6
May 8 – Sun Mothers’ Day (for Peace)
Rising to Return Al Awda national conference, see May 6
May 9 – Mon
May 10 – Tue Mothers’ Day in Mexico and Central America
Feminist Solidarity with Ukraine 9a PDT, online. Haymarket Books. Join feminists from Ukraine and around the world for a critical discussion on building solidarity against the war and global capitalism.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was launched by Vladimir Putin on February 24, Putin’s speeches, Russian state propaganda and the actual massacres and rapes committed by the Russian army have revealed the genocidal and misogynist character of this invasion. At the same time, the resistance of the Ukrainian people has been heroic. Ukrainian feminists have been an active part of the resistance both in actual combat and in various other invaluable capacities such as health care, child care, food production, communications and strategizing through social media as writers, leaders and spokeswomen.The Russian Feminist Anti-War Resistance, though much smaller in comparison, has brought together forty different feminist groups inside Russia to oppose the invasion. They have also attempted to fight state disinformation by publicizing facts about the war through a Telegram channel. However, many of their members along with other opponents of the war within Russia have been arrested and silenced by the Russian police state and its campaign of disinformation. Desperately needed is a coordinated global feminist solidarity effort to support the Ukrainian popular resistance and their struggle to maintain their country’s independence and democratic rights. This panel will argue that solidarity with Ukraine is critical for the future of women’s rights, anti-racism, labor rights, environmentalism, LGBTQ+ rights, and the right to seek truth and social justice. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-can-feminist-solidarity-help-ukraine-tickets-329162071617
On-line Film Screening – A Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, (James LeBrecht, Nicole Newham, Sara Bolder, 2020, 106 min, USA). 7p, Panel moderator: Brenda Gutierrez Baeza. Speakers: James LeBrecht, filmmaker & aactivist; John Daugherty, accessibility coordinator. Co-sponsors: Shared Adventures, Santa Cruz County Commission on Disabilities, Pacific Blue Inn. Register to reserve your free ticket at bit.ly/RW22May10 Watch Crip Camp on Netflix
May 11 – Wed
Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation installation at the Hammer Museum thru May 15. The first major retrospective of the groundbreaking video and performance artist. A pivotal influence on contemporary art for over 50 years, Ulysses Jenkins (b. 1946, Los Angeles) is a groundbreaking video artist who emerged in the late-1970s. Beginning as a painter and muralist, Jenkins was introduced to video just as the first consumer cameras were made available to individuals, and he quickly seized upon television technology as a means to broadcast alternative and critical depictions of multiculturalism —citing the catalyst of Melvin Van Peebles’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971) and its call to Black filmmakers to control their subject-hood by controlling the media depicting them. Adopting the role of a “video griot,” Jenkins draws upon the inspiration of oral traditions in videos often structured around music, poetry, and dynamic performances. https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2022/ulysses-jenkins-without-your-interpretation
May 12 – Thu
Raised By A Voice: Warsan Shire And Morgan Parker On Mothers, Daughters, And Healing Through History, 7p, California African American Museum, FREE. Part of PEN America World Voices Festival om MY and LA. Somali British writer Warsan Shire was awarded the inaugural Brunel International African Poetry Prize and served as the first Young Poet Laureate of London. She is the youngest member of the Royal Society of Literature and is included in the Penguin Modern Poets series. The celebrated collaborator on Beyonce’s Lemonade who, in her poetry, “conjures up a new language for belonging and displacement” (The New Yorker) will be joined in conversation with National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Morgan Parker—a “dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence in American poetry” (The New York Times), who “explores how identities are constructed, not only through the prism of race but also through historical legacies and pop culture” (Time Magazine). These two titans of contemporary poetry will read their work and discuss family, diaspora, trauma, resilience, and Shire’s latest collection of poems, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, which she describes as “songs for the refugee.” Booksales by Reparations Club. https://worldvoices.pen.org/session/raised-by-a-voice-warsan-shire-and-morgan-parker-on-mothers-daughters-and-healing-through-history/
May 13 – Fri
Sabiha Sertel’s Struggle for Modern Turkey: Justice, Activism and a Revolutionary Female Journalist Online event 9a by Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. Tia O’Brien (Journalist & Editor) and Nur Deriş (Conference Interpreter), who edited the English translation of Sabiha Sertel’s autobiography, are also relatives of Sertel. At the fifth session of the OTSA Co-Op, they will introduce their pioneering relative, the nation’s first professional female journalist, and her autobiography, which chronicles Sertel’s unrelenting push for democracy and social reforms, ending in exile. James Meyer (Montana State University) and James Ryan (New York University) will talk about their experience teaching the book in their classes. Ezgi Başaran (Journalist) will reflect on Sertel’s experiences from the perspective of a contemporary journalist in Turkey. The session will be chaired by Benjamin Fortna (University of Arizona). https://www.facebook.com/events/774472170204660/
Culver City Arts District Night Market, 5-10p. Free. The Culver City Arts District Night Market at Ivy Station Presented by Ting is now a monthly event! Join us for the May market on Fri, May 13 from 5pm-10pm outdoors at Ivy Station. Dozens of local vendors, food trucks, an outdoor bar, games, and music make this a great destination for date night, a meetup with friends, or a family outing.
May 14 – Sat
The Word For The World Is Forest: A Walking Conversation With Trees, 3p, The Huntington, Pasadena. FREE WITH REGISTRATION to PEN America World Voices Festival. Join forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, poets Amy Gerstler and Kinsale Drake, and The Huntington’s Director of Botanical Gardens Nicole Cavender for a walking lecture and poetry reading set among three tree communities in the Huntington Gardens. In the spirit of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novella The Word for World Is Forest, this event celebrates the forest’s consciousness and trees’ ability to care for one another, listen to the world, and respond with inspired ingenuity. Co-presented with The Huntington. https://worldvoices.pen.org/los-angeles-events/
May 15 – Sun
KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 10a, via zoom Half-hour of public comment interspersed. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81829014778?pwd=ZVpyVDZoTHhYTEROTTM3clRUZnV4dz09
Meeting ID: 818 2901 4778 Passcode: 408970 One tap mobile +16699006833,,81829014778#,,,,*408970# US (San Jose)
AJASS – documentary film debut, 11a-4p, Online event by Elombe Brath Foundation. You don’t want to miss the debut documentary film for AJASS: The Pioneers of the Black is Beautiful Movement
Reserve Your Ticket Now.Less Than A Month Away.http://elombebrathfoundation.org/ 646-694-8139
May 16 – Mon
Poor People’s Campaign Mobilization Tour, 4:30-7:30p, LA City Hall. Building towards the PPC poor people and low wage workers’ assembly and rally in Washington DC June 18. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival invites you to join poor and low-income, directly impacted people, faith leaders, and moral advocates from California, Arizona, Oregon, Utah and Washington for the The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls Mobilization Tour in person and online Monday May 16th. We’ll be gathering at 4:30PM PT. The March will begin at 5pm PT and the Mass Assembly at 6pm. FREE OUTDOOR EVENT. The priorities and demands of poor and low-wealth Californians and neighbors will be front and center as we continue to demonstrate the voting and moral power of those most impacted by the policy violence of the US Congress and state houses. Somebody’s hurting our people, it’s gone on far too long, and we WON’T BE SILENT ANYMORE! tinyurl.com/LAMoralMarch
May 17 – Tue
How We Work: Virtual panel discussion and Q&A with filmmakers on the artistry with which workers carry out their vocations. Register at bit.ly/RW22May17 This week’s featured films available May 11-17 for free on-demand streaming:
Work Songs (Mark Street, 2019, 68 min, USA) Workers find meaning in their jobs in an unsupportive climate. Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Songs
Weavers (Tejedoras) (Ana Micenmacher, 2021, 16 min, Uruguay) Uruguayan women figure out a knitting collective to sustain themselves. Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Weavers
The Victorias (Ethan Fuirst, 2021, 15 min, USA) Union actresses in New York shared a role and a fate.
Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Victorias
Don’t Put Her Down (Julia Golonka, 2021, 33 min, USA) Hazel Dickens, the first woman of bluegrass
Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Hazel
Active (citizen) (Piotr Goldstein, 2019, 30 min, Serbia) A Roma refugee from Kosovo constructs a life in Serbia. Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Citizen
Fantasma Neon (Leonardo Martinelli, 2021, 20 min, Brazil) A bicycle delivery man in Rio learns the dance steps. Stream on demand at bit.ly/RW22Neon
May 18 – Wed
May 19 – Thu Birthday of Malcolm X, Yuri Kochiyama, Ho Chi Minh, Lorraine Hansberry
The World of Ancient Iran and the West – UCLA Conference by Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. An International Symposium Convened by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and Jeffrey Spier (J. Paul Getty Museum) May 19–20, 314 Royce Hall, Morning Refreshments: 8a, Panels Begin: 9a. The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the Getty are convening for a third year an international symposium on the exchanges between ancient Iran and the Classical world. This year’s symposium, held at UCLA over two days (May 19 and 20, 2022), will mark the launch of the exhibit, Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa in the spring of 2022. The symposium will include invited speakers, UC faculty, and Getty scholars, whose research pertains to the nexus between ancient Persia and the West. The overarching themes covered by the symposium are: Achaemenid Persia and the West; Iran and the Hellenistic World; and Eastern and Western Entanglements in the Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Periods. The link for online hybrid attendance is: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92658651250
May 20 – Fri
Ancient Iran and the West, see May 19.
May 21 – Sat
Migration Celebration! 10a-2p, Ballona Discovery park, 13110 Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista 90094. 7th annual celebration of migratory birds in the wetlands. Games, science lab, scavenger hunts, fun for all ages. Live birds, live music.
Opposing Racism & Censorship in Progressive Media, 12n online via zoom by Pacifica Fightback. Hear from Black, Indigenous, Raza, Asian and other critical and radical broadcasters who have been censored or removed from the airwaves at WMNF Tampa FL, and KPFT Houston TX, as well as Spanish-language programmers under threat at KPFK. https://pacificafightback.org for background.
May 22 – Sun
May 23 – Mon
May 24 – Tue
Virtual panel discussion: The Belly of the Beast, 7pm. bit.ly/RW22May24 Erika Cohen, film-maker. The pursuit of justice for women in prison who were sterilized without their consent.
May 25 – Wed
Hidden History Revealed: Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein. 5p online, Holocaust Mueum event. Arthur Rothstein played a pivotal role in the New Deal photo-documentary project that became our nation’s collective memory of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. This was a prelude to his sensitive photo-essay depicting the Jewish refugee community stranded in Shanghai after WWII. In this illustrated talk, the photographer’s daughter, Dr. Ann Rothstein Segan, will illuminate the path that led her father to China, and then back home to a career that shaped the visual culture of post-war America during the Golden Age of picture magazines. This program is presented in conjunction with Holocaust Museum LA’s special exhibition, Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story. Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story is sponsored by the East West Bank Foundation and the Carl K. Moy and Linda C. Moy Family Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/events/985991185626837/ 323) 651-3704
May 26 – Thu
Public Tour—Talking Back to Power, 2:30p, Skirball Cultural Center, free on Thursdays -reservations required. Join us for a docent-led tour of Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes and spend an hour exploring the multimedia artworks inspired by the artist’s family history and social practice. This guided experience will also include a visit to view sculptures by Han Sifuentes on view within the Skirball’s permanent exhibition, Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America. Spend time after the tour visiting “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli or exploring Talking Back to Power further. https://www.skirball.org/programs/public-tours/public-tour-talking-back-power
May 27 – Fri
Santa Anita Racetrack Amusement Park, 11a-7p. $20. There will be a different kind of speed on display at scenic Santa Anita Park when the race track turns into the Santa Anita Carnival just in time for Memorial Day weekend fun. Bring out the entire family and enjoy a wide selection of thrilling rides, challenging midway games, delicious carnival snacks and much more. This ticket snags you an unlimited ride wristband, giving you the chance to get dizzy and make your stomach drop over and over. As an added bonus, the ponies will have a full slate of races, making this a weekend to remember! https://www.goldstar.com/events/arcadia-ca/santa-anita-carnival-tickets-1
May 28 – Sat
May 29 – Sun
Topanga Days, 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290-4274, 10a-7p. Tickets:
topangadays.topangacommunitycenter.org/tickets Celebrating 47 Years, Topanga Days Returns With
Live Music, Fun For The Whole Family, Artisans, Food and a Two-Day Memorial Weekend Full Of Topanga Hospitality!
May 30 – Mon Memorial Day
Topanga Days, see May 29
May 31 – Tue
Virtual panel with film-makers, 7p. Local 1196: A Steelworkers Strike, Samuel George, film-maker. On Strike, Zack Williams, film-maker – The PATCO strikers fired by Reagan in 1981. bit.ly/RW22May31
Through June 12: Alice Beasly Quilts Exhibition, 11a-4p, Wed-Sun, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica 90405. 30-yer retrospective of fabric art by Oakland quilter Alice Beasley, focusing on politics and how it affects the Black community.
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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, SoCal350 monthly meeting, 3-5 p, Physical meeting canceled, 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. https://lapd.zoom.us/s/289225944
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, 4-6p, Fund Services Not Police, #EndPoliceAssociations BLM-LA and allies vigil/protest outside LA Police Protective League (who protest killer cops from accountability), 1313 W. 8th St in downtown LA, across from the ACLU-SoCal headquarters. Hear from families who have lost loved ones to racist state terror.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation and instructions.
Fridays, Montrose Peace Vigil, 5:30-7p, Ocean View Bl and Honolulu Av, Montrose.
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 email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/endhomelessnessnowla/
Every 2nd & 4th Sat, SOLA Food Co-Op http://www.solafoodcoop.com/ Baldwin Hills Farmers Market has re-opened.. SOLA Co-Op has been taking orders for pick-up of various CSA boxes..
Last Saturday, Move to Amend Local Meeting, 1-3p, Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, 5371 Alhambra Ave,
LA 90032, 323-255-1279. Call to check, venue probably closed.
AWARE-LA White anti-racist Saturday dialogues, https://www.awarela.org/saturday-dialogue Saturday Dialogue is a gathering for white anti-racists who want to discuss issues of identity, community, privilege and racism in our lives with the intention to strengthen our practice as anti-racists in alliances, relationships, and interactions with people of color.
Regular, recurring dialogues throughout the year focus on the intersections of multiple identities, including Race and Class, Sexuality and Race, and Gender and Race. Other workshops focus on relationships, Radical White Identity and Community, and issues such as police and the prison industrial complex, immigration, and gentrification.
We currently have four monthly Saturday Dialogues, which used to meet in various places throughout LA County, and are temporarily meeting online through Zoom. We also have one monthly “Online Sunday Dialogue” which was originally made available for folks who cannot make it to meetings in LA, or on Saturdays. Sign up here https://actionnetwork.org/forms/aware-la-email-list/ to receive reminder emails about Saturday Dialogues. We strongly encourage you to attend a Saturday Dialogue Orientation before attending a Saturday Dialogue. See below for more info.
You must register for each space each time you want to attend, as all of the zoom links are personalized and different for each person/gathering.
Every 1st Saturday (Westside SD), 1:00pm – 3:15pm
Every 2nd Saturday (Encino SD), 10:30am – 12:30pm
Every 3rd Saturday (Eastside SD),1:00pm – 3:00pm
Every 3rd Sunday (Always Online), 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Every 4th Saturday (Pomona Valley SD), 11:00am – 1:00pm
SATURDAY DIALOGUE ORIENTATION: 2nd & 4th Weds, 6-7p via: Zoom, register here:
We strongly encourage you to attend a Saturday Dialogue Orientation before you attend a Saturday Dialogue. Please join us! In this orientation, we’ll talk about the purpose of Saturday Dialogues and why AWARE-LA organizes as a white anti-racist community. We’ll go over what a typical Saturday Dialogue agenda looks like, and talk about the different types of content that we do throughout the year. We’ll also tell you about the organizational structure of AWARE-LA, and then close out our time together with an opportunity for newcomers to ask questions of our facilitation team.
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