Ongoing events



Schindler House

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069


How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney is a Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition of over 150 works by 48 Latin American artists who investigate and challenge nearly one hundred years of cultural influence between Latin America and Disney. Spanning painting, photography, graphic work, drawing, sculpture, video, documents, and the critical responses generated, the joint exhibition explores the idea that there are no clean boundaries between art, culture, and geography, and deconstructs how such notions are formed and disputed.The exhibition’s curators, filmmaker/writer Jesse Lerner and artist Rubén Ortiz-Torres, thoroughly examined Disney’s long engagement with Latin American culture, from Donald Duck’s first featured role in the 1937 Mexican-themed short Don Donald to the company’s 2013 attempt to trademark the Day of the Dead. Lerner and Ortiz-Torres’s research further drew from a pivotal trip Walt Disney took with his team to South America in 1941. Along with a group of fifteen animators, musicians, and screenwriters, Disney flew to over five South American countries as part of a U.S. government-directed effort to promote the “Good Neighbor” policy during the Second World War. In addition to the celebrated film The Three Caballeros, this trip produced the feature Saludos Amigos; a “making of” documentary titled South of the Border with Disney; and propaganda films such as The Grain that Built a Hemisphere.The infamous 1971 Chilean book by scholars Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart, Para leer al Pato Donald (How to Read Donald Duck), was brought to Ortiz-Torres’s attention while studying with artist Michael Asher at the Disney-funded CalArts in the 1990s. The book (formerly banned in Chile and threatened by legal action in the U.S.) provides a structural analysis denouncing the ways in which Disney comic books were used as vehicles to justify and promote U.S. policies and cultural imperialism.As curators, Lerner and Ortiz-Torres intend to show that Disney cannot be seen as something simply exported to the rest of the Americas, and passively received. Like any other cultural force or mythology in Latin America, Disney imagery has always been quickly reinterpreted, assimilated, adapted, cannibalized, syncretized, and subverted by artists: sculptor Nadín Ospina creates pre-Columbian-like objects portraying Disney characters using carved stone and gold; artist Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes imagery from codices, indigenous iconography, and popular graphics that include Disney characters in a postcolonial critique; Liliana Porter has produced conceptual graphics and photography where Disney toys are juxtaposed with recognizable figures such as Che Guevara. Photographs like Antonio Turok’s show how Disney iconography has been intertwined with daily life in Latin America. Arturo Herrera’s work plays with our almost innate ability to immediately recognize Disney characters, no matter how abstracted: the artist will present a new mural near the Schindler House, on the side of the West Elm building at 8366 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90048, on view through the length of the exhibition.Due to its size and scope, the exhibition will be presented in two locations: the Schindler House in West Hollywood and the Luckman Gallery at Cal State LA.Luckman Fine Arts Complex5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032The Gallery at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA is open Monday–Thursday,and Saturday, 12PM–5PM.


Peace Vigils

CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice) is training trainers to train congregations/community in nonviolent Civil Disobedience.  Contact and with your name, phone #, faith/denomination, congregation/community group, and a few words on your experience/interest.

Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (La Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities-Los Angeles, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl and Parkview St, LA 90057, fruit and vegetable distribution

2nd and 4th Mondays during the summer – Freedom Socialist Party LA, Movement Mondays, 7p, Solidarity Hall 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, LA 90018, Snacks available at 6:30pm for a $5 Donation. 323-732-6416

Tuesdays, 9:30a, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting at LAPD HQ, 100 W. 1st St (may have to enter from 2nd & main), 9:30a Tuesdays to speak out against racist police murders with impunity.

Tuesdays, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition – see website for meeting locations and times.

Wednesdays, LA CAN Legal Clinic, 6-7:30p, 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

Sep 24-30. Banned Books Week

Silent Sky at ICT in Long Beach, through Sep 10, Thu, Fri & Sat 8p, Sun 2p. International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. New play explores the life and career of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) as she fearlessly asserts herself in the male-dominated world of early astronomy. Hired by the Harvard Observatory as a human “computer” to catalog the stars, Henrietta’s story plays out against a landscape of early feminism and universe-revealing science. Tickets: 562-436-4610,

Converging Storms 2017 workshop series, every other Sun, 10:30a–2p, Student Conference Center (SC 212) Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Rd, Glendale 91208. We encourage people to attend all sessions, but it’s possible to miss the first and come to the rest.

Sun, Aug 27: Approach of the Study Series & Framing the Problem

Sun, Sep 10: Energy as a Critical Environmental Problem

Sun, Sep 24: Climate Change and the Urgency of Now

Sun, Oct 8: Impact of Fossil-Fuels: Peak Oil, Climate Change, Resource Depletion, Global Toxification

Sun, Oct 22: Problematic of Capitalism and Environment Facing Activists Today

Sun, Nov 5 Limits to Alternative Sources and Carriers of Energy

Sun, Nov 19: Current Responses to Ecological Crises from Within the System

Sun, Dec 3: If This Changes Everything, Does That Include Capitalism? Exploring “System Change”

Sun: Dec10: Future Scenarios and Strategies for Survival and Change (NOTE: no prior skipped week)

A systemic, historic, class analysis will be integrated throughout the series.


Josely Carvalho, Brazil (b. 1942) “Waiting”

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985; running Sep 15-Dec 31, 2017, Hammer Museum, Español English. Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition will reappraise the contribution of Latin American women artists and those of Latinx and Chican@/Mexican@ heritage in the US to contemporary art. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US-born women artists of that heritage between 1960 and 1985—a key period in Latin American history and in the development of contemporary art. Fifteen countries will be represented in the exhibition by more than one hundred artists, with 260 works in photography, video, and other experimental mediums. Included are Lygia Clark, Ana Mendieta, and Marta Minujín and lesser-known names such as Cuban-born abstract artist Zilia Sánchez, Colombian sculptor Feliza Bursztyn, and Brazilian video artist Leticia Parente. httpss:// Video sneak preview here: httpss://


Fri Sep 1

Rally in support of DACA, 10a-12n, DTLA Federal building, 300 N. Los Angeles St., LA. Sponsored by CHIRLA.

Vigil for Peace, 5-6:15p, 1st /Gaffey, Long Beach. 2nd Annual L.A. Harbor Peace Week 2017: Solutions of Peace, in the World & in our Towns. Family Needs not Militarism’s Greed!  Call or Text: 310-971-8280 Facebook: LA Harbor Peace Week 2017.

Topanga Peace Alliance film night, Special High School “Opt Out” Alternatives to Military Recruitment planning meeting at 6:15p prior to film, with Pat Alviso of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) and Rick Jahnkow from Project on Youth and Non-Military with new strategies to share to get into schools and have an impact from inside. 7:15p potluck before film, non-alcoholic snack; action oriented  discussion after film. Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, 90290, What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary Cowspiracy. httpss://

Echo Park Film Center Chicagoland Shorts, 8p, $5, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA 90026. Celebrating the new wave of independent cinema in Chicago, Vol. 3 champions work by underrepresented filmmakers and combines experimental genres into one seamless anthology. Produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP, it brings together“niche” cinemas – experimental works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color. 213-484-8846

Sat 2


Join THE GOLDEN RULE Crew For a No Nukes Picnic, 1-5p, Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey 90292  Next to the Harbor Guest Dock on Main Channel. Veterans For Peace John Day Chapter 007. The historic antinuclear sailboat, the Golden Rule, is the “flagship” of the Veterans For Peace Disarmament Campaign, as it sails down the coast of California this summer.310-339-1770. ADA Accessible.


PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson & Voices From The Peace Movement, 7p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda, Culver City 90231, $5 Suggested Donation. Marking the 30th anniversary of S. Brian Willson losing his legs to a munitions train at an anti-war protest. Short Trailer: httpss:// Discussion after the Screening with Frank Dorrel, Sabina Virgo, Michael Novick & Others TBA. RSVP to Frank at: 310-838-8131 or:

South L.A. Power Fest, 12n-8p, Martin Luther King Junior Park, 3900 S Western Ave, LA, 90062. Join us for the 6th Annual day of celebration, empowerment, and education. Great music, art installations, good food, health resources, and special activities for kids! Free. RSVP:  httpss:// httpss://

NOlympicsLA 2028 Coalition, 12:30-2:30p, Caffe Bene, 3287 Wilshire Blvd 90010, right by UTLA. httpss://

AWARE-LA Westside Dialogue, 1-4pm (newcomers arrive at 12:40 for orientation), Highways Performance Space, 1651-18th St, Santa Monica 90404. White anti-racist affinity space, for brave reflection and conversation about how we as white people understand, navigate and challenge white supremacy and white privilege in our personal lives. Rooted in accountability to people of color, deepening our commitment to racial justice, and discovering our own stake in ending white supremacy.

Books Not Bombs  Education, 1-3p, USS Iowa, LA Harbor, Long Beach, CA. 2nd Annual LA Harbor Peace Week, 2017: Solutions of Peace. Alternative to “Fleet Week.” Call or Text: 310-971-8280 Facebook: LA Harbor Peace Week 2017

LA Democratic Socialists of America meeting, 3-5:30p, UTLA, 3303 Wilshire Bl, LA 90010. (indicate if you need child care)

Chuco’s Justice Center: Back to School All Teen Turn Up, 7-11p, 1137 E. Redondo Bl, Inglewood, 90302.  $5 Donation, Fundraiser for Chuco’s relocation, Free before 8p.  Live DJ & Performances. Dance Contest. Info 323-214-5470 httpss://

NoHo Summer Nights – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 8p, N. Hollywood Park, Corner Magnolia and Tujunga. Bring a picnic, blanket, and the whole family to free outdoor movie screening of this 1986 John Hughes classic. NoHo Summer Nights is sponsored by Councilmember Krekorian. For more information, visit

Sun 3

Peace Picnic & Memorial, 11a—2p, San Pedro City Hall, 6th & Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA. 2nd Annual L.A. Harbor Peace Week, 2017: Solutions of Peace. Call or Text: 310-971-8280 Facebook: LA Harbor Peace Week 2017

Artists Political Action Network meeting, 1-4p, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012

Mon 4

Labor Day March, 5:30-7:30a, Bernie’s Coffee Shop, 6101 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90048, march to undisclosed location. UNITE with WORKERS who have asked for support from the community! Be ready to turn out in large numbers for good causes, and be prepared to relax and celebrate afterwards. The unions have a rally at 10am that this coalition is supporting. httpss:// httpss://

Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition Labor Day Parade and Picnic, 8a-3p, Broad Ave and E Street, Wilmington, CA 90744. httpss://

Labor Day March, 9:30a-3p, Grand Ave & Cesar Es Chavez Ave LA 90012. Join #FightFor15 fast-food workers going on strike in over 300 cities along with community organizations and our neighbors to fight inequality and take to the streets to declare that America Needs Unions! Sign up for updates: httpss://

LA CAN 18th Annual Community Labor Day Gala, Let’s Get Free, 12n-3p,in front of the LA CAN office (838 East 6th St, LA) between Gladys and Ceres Ave.  The Gala always gives us renewed energy to secure more victories that ensure Skid Row residents will have the option of staying in their own community and building a power base to prevent gentrification of skid row. LA CAN will sponsor a lively day that will feature world-class entertainment, a neighborhood talent show, a chess tournament, distribution of resource information from local organizations, and a BBQ. 213-228-0024

Tue 5

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Our Data Bodies Project Meeting, 6p at LA CAN, 838 E 6th St, LA 90021. X-St Gladys.

McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, 6p, Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR

Mayor Garcetti – Keeping Our Immigrant Communities Safe, 7-8:30p,(6:30 p–light refreshments)  Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90010. (Stalford Hall, Glazer Campus) Parking onsite; please provide extra time for security. Panel discussion with: Thomas A. Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Horace Frank, Dep Chief, LAPD, Cindy Chang, LA Times, Dan Schnur, Moderator, Director, LA Region of American Jewish Committee (AJC). First of a three-part AJC Community Series on Immigration and Refugee Policy, in partnership with MALDEF, and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE). The conversation will focus on building trust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve. RSVP: Dan Wentzel, 310-282-8080. httpss://

Wed 6

ADL Latino Jewish Roundtable & Loyola law School Project for the Innocent present United for Justice: Fighting Discrimination in Criminal Justice System, 6;30-8:30p, Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St, LA 90015. Moderator: Prof. Laurie Levenson; Panel: Profs. Yxta Maya Murray, Priscilla Ocen, Kathleen Kim; Obie Anthony, wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years. httpss://

Thu 7

Cuba – Benefit Screening of Embargo, 6-11p, Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica 90401. A private reception and screening benefiting the Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation, hosted by Aris Anagnos, Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Jan Goodman, Ed Harris, Brad Horwitz, Jerry Manpearl, Susan Sarandon, and the Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation. Q&A will follow the screening with Director Jeri Rice; VP LA Port Commissioners Dave Arian; Editor of Truthdig Bob Scheer and Journalist Nomi Prins. Tickets: $100. RSVP before Sept. 1: The 90-minute documentary follows Rice’s quest for truth, beginning with a rare encounter with Cuban President, Fidel Castro. New insights into: the Batista-Nixon-CIA connections; Nixon’s link to Bay of Pigs; behind the scenes with Ted Sorensen during the Cuban Missile Crisis; Watergate and more. Media Sponsors: KPFK 90.7fm ( and WBAI 99.5fm ( NYC. httpss:// httpss://

L.A. Tenants Union meeting, San Fernando Valley, 6:30-9p, (6:30p potluck and socializing) Marvin Braude SFV Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., ROOM: 2B Van Nuys, (Enter on Sylvan Street)  Is a lease buy-out your best option? Organize with your neighbors to stay in your apartments! Fight to stop gentrification! Free legal advice for tenants! httpss:// (bilingual English/Spanish) LATU Solidarity Casework Hotline: (213) 986-8266 Línea directa para apoyo solidario de casos del SILA: (213) 986-8266,, httpss://

Whittier Peace Free Film Night: All Governments Lie, 7-9p, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Av, Whittier 90602. Park on Washington (additional parking behind church). N/E corner of Wardman St. & Washington Ave.  Washington Ave (not Blvd) runs north and south two short blocks east of Greenleaf. Walk through the second gate n. of Wardman. Film, inspired by investigative journalist I.F. Stone, features independent journalists Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Moore, Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, Chris Hedges, Matt Taibbi, John Carlos Frey. Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition, 562-587-6270, 562-233-8579,

Democratic Club of West OC: Death Penalty Dilemmas, 7p, (Doors open at 6:30)  Green Valley Adult Recreation Clubhouse, 17250 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley. Discover more about current death penalty consequences and why change is warranted from Bethany Webb, whose sister was among eight murdered in the Seal Beach Salon Meritage shooting in 2011.  310-871-2083. Refreshments.

Fri 8

California Commits to Resist March and Rally, 8a-12n, Exposition Park Dr, LA 90037. Join Black Workers Center, Black Workers United Coalition, partners, allies, and friends, as we  work to combat white supremacy, build worker power, RESIST state oppression and repression, and DEMAND California representatives protect Black workers statewide. We will be advocating for SB 491, to show a united Black community committed to protecting our workers and our communities, and promote hiring of Black workers on public projects like Metro. Job discrimination is one root cause of health disparities in the Black community. httpss://

Coming To The Table Santa Monica, 7-9p, Quaker Meeting House, 1440 Harvard St, Santa Monica. 310-558-8144. Fran Sutton-Williams, facilitator. Coming to the Table provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism rooted in US history of slavery.

*NEW* Film: Disturbing the Peace, 7:30p (doors open 7p), Crescenta Valley UMC – Fellowship Hall, 2700 Montrose Ave, Montrose 91020. Film presents hope and possibilities for solutions to and age old conflict, that many see as inevitable, between Israel and Palestine. Film’s official website:

Sat 9

Activist Training in Non-Violence, 7:30a snacks; 8 a-noon, Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, 480 S Batavia St, Orange. Strengthen our skills and commit to further the need for nonviolence growth in our communities. Registration: $20 – only cash/check at the door. Meeting in the auditorium lounge. (Follow signs) Trainer is Ann Mbacke, peace advocate and Trauma Support Provider. Sponsors include OC Peace Coalition Campaign Nonviolence, Pax Christi, MFSO, VFP, Enough, Senior Patriots for Peace (Seal Beach), Peace Builders of OC.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim book sale, 9a-2p (1-2p, dollar-a-bag book sale) 511 South Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, (Located on the Southwest corner of Harbor Blvd. and Santa Ana Street)

Medicare-4-Cali Rally, 10a, Location TBD. Greens of Westside and South Los Angeles and associated groups; an opportunity for Angelenos to learn about SB562, California’s single payer healthcare bill that was passed by the CA Senate. httpss://

Repair Cafe Pasadena, 10a-1p, FREE. Registration required, Villa Parke Community Center, 363 East Villa St, Pasadena. Repair and save  items from the landfill: Appliances, clothing, electronics, dull tools and knives– volunteers will try their best to fix them all. Bring something, take something at the Really Really Free Market where everything is 100% off! httpss:// httpss://  httpss://

Asian American Movement of the 1960s–70s: JACS-AI and Activism Today, 11a-2:30p, Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Av, LA 90012. FREE with RSVP. Join us for an interactive program on long history of Japanese American activism in Little Tokyo through the lens of an innovative project: Japanese American Community Services-Asian Involvement (JACS-AI). JACS-AI was a pivotal social services agency established in 1963 with funds from the shuttered Shonien children’s home. The JACS-AI office became a center for the Asian-American Movement, focusing on “serve the people” programs carried out by hundreds of volunteers. Light refreshments provided. RSVP required: httpss://

Socio-Ecological Justice-Activist Art-Poetry-Music Open Mic With Multi-Cultural-Genre-Era DeeJay, 12n-5p, All ages. Free. The Learning Garden @ Venice High, 13000 Venice Blvd. Enter from Walgrove. LA 90066. Join us to celebrate, activate & mobilize SATYAGRAHA (Truth/Soul Force) against the elements of fa$cist tyranny and oppression. Special musical guests: Aztlan Underground. Craft your own natural DIY Dream Catcher & Learn how to propagate trees and plants, also Eco-spiritual prayer ceremony.  Text for RSVP and info: 424-297-6458

12th Annual PDSMM Birthday Party/Fundraiser, Doors open, 3p, pgm, 4:30 p; 21801 Saddlepeak Rd., Topanga Cyn., 90290. RSVP or call: 310-455-4050. Requested donation $35, covers annual dues. Award recipients: Ed Pearl, Barbara Lee, Harvey Wasserman. Alan Minsky emcees. Tickets: httpss://

Coming to the Table meeting, Pasadena, 3-5p, La Pintoresca Library, 1355 North Raymond Ave. Pasadena. CTTT is an anti-racism organization based in Virginia: 626-744-7268

MESS Author–playwright Steve Fife interview, 4p, Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico, Santa Monica. Free.


Benefit Screening of “Cuba! Africa! Revolution! 6p, Harriet Tubman Social Justice Center, 5278 W Pico Blvd, L.A. Food – Film – Discussion. Proceeds to be used to send youth to Cuba on “Che Brigade 2017!” Documentary talks about the revolutionary internationalist role played by Cuba in Africa, from Che’s trip to Congo to their heroic victory against the racist apartheid South African army in Angola, which led to the freedom of Nelson Mandela.

Sun 10

NEW Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival, 10a-5p, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., LA, CA 90012.

White People for Black Lives (WP4BL) General Meeting, 11a-2p, 3965 Landmark St, Culver City 90232. New folks are welcome and there will be an orientation. The political education topic will be environmental racism. If you want to participate virtually, please email for login info to join by video

NEW Single Payer SB562 Speaker Training 101, 1-3p, Johnie’s Coffee Shop
6101 Wilshire Blvd. Training for anyone who wishes to advocate for #SB562 & Universal #Healthcare! RSVP: httpss:// info: httpss://

Converging Storms Action Network study group, see Ongoing Events for details.

Valley Glen Food Truck Family Fest, 5-9p, Laurel Grove Park, 12227 Erwin St., Valley Glen. Join the Greater Valley Glen Council in partnership with Councilmember Krekorian for a free community event featuring food and fun for the whole family. Get a taste of local food trucks, participate in book giveaway and games and activities for kids.

Subversive Cinema, 7p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice. Free. Political-Music, films.

Committee for Racial Justice meeting, 6p potluck, 6:30p meeting (pls arrive early), Thelma Terry Bldg, Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica. Note: White supremacists are planning to disrupt this meeting again. CRJ has decided to go ahead with the meeting (see article p. 7.)  You are invited  to join us, as are Santa Monica City officials and all local politicians who reject this new wave of fascist violence, to help us deliver a resounding No! to these forces of hatred. Co-sponsored by Church in Ocean Park.  Full story here:  httpss://


“Can Barriers to Peace in Israel-Palestine Be Surmounted?” 7p, Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.Parking in large lot behind church. Donation of $10/$5 students (no one turned away). Soft drinks will be served. The question now is whether the two-state solution has become moot, and if so, how will the combined populations of Jews and Arab Palestinians in “greater Israel” accommodate themselves to the de facto one-state solution that looms? The Markaz, LA Jews for Peace and the United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force present “Can Barriers to be in Israel-Palestine Be Surmounted” with Uri Talil and Monir Deeb, moderated by Reverend Sandy Olewine.

Mon 11

Inglewood for Kisha and Marquintan, time TBA. Launch event for petition to get DA Jackie Lacey to prosecute the 5 officers who killed Kisha and Marquintan in Feb. 2016.  This is a serious case of police violence that’s being covered up as Inglewood rapidly gentrifies. Contact Michele Dumont

Documental Films & Live Music, 4p, Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico, Santa Monica. (music, 4:30 p, avant garde films, 5-7:30p)

Tue 12

Court Support for General Jeff Page, 8:30a, Criminal Courthouse, 210 W. Temple St., Dept. 56.  General Jeff is facing trial for two events at Police Commission Meetings. Usually trials begin around 9 am and go to noon, then start again at 1:30-4:30 pm.  If you can’t come the whole day, come for any part. Contact Michele Dumont at

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Community Meeting – FBI Surveillance of Students, 6p, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St., LA 90021. X-St Gladys.

Wed 13

CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum, 7-10p, El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St. Santa Ana (new address) Participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed.  Professional childcare provided.  Agents of the state including the Santa Ana PD and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

Change Links monthly planning meeting, 7:30p. 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. Dial 22 for entry.

Thu 14

Health & Wellness Fair, 55 +, 12:30-2:30p, Valley Plaza Rec Center, 12240 Archwood St., N Hollywood 91606. Free. Health screenings, including glucose and blood pressure, “Meet the Doctor” for general medical questions. Fitness demonstrations, community programs and services. Meet National Senior Games athlete Hiro Moriyasu. 213-485-8744.

Mike Pence LA Fundraiser Protest Rally, 4p, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90210. VP Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) are hosting a series of fundraisers in CA. Pence and McCarthy will headline a reception and dinner in Beverly Hills on Sept. 14. httpss:// httpss://

“Your Money Or Your Life: Insurance Is Not Health Care,” Healthcare for All-LA Chapter, 7:30-9:45p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City 90230 Advocating, activating, and agitating for SB562 READ the Bill and the Financial Analysis online.  The HCA-LA mission is to educate, activate and encourage people to participate in advocating for just, equitable, accessible, comprehensive, affordable, and quality healthcare in a publicly financed universal single-payer system.

RACE & SPACE IN LOS ANGELES VIII, 8p, $5, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 8th installment of series on the topic of race and space in LA features 16mm films from the archives of The Southern California Library including Black Panther, aka Off The Pig, “a compelling document of the Black Panther Party leadership in 1967.” (Third World Newsreel) As an added bonus, we’ll screen Repression, a 1969 (never completed) film about the Black Panthers by Dennis Hicks and Los Angeles Newsreel, newly scanned by Dino Everett, USC’s Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archives. FREE! 213-484-8846

Fri 15

Lunch with League: The OC Snitch Scandal with Norberto Santana Jr. 12n, @ Marie Callender’s, 31791 Del Obispo St., San Juan Capistrano. Santana is publisher of Voice of OC, award-winning investigative reporter. He has focused on local governments across Southern California. httpss://, including instructions on menu order and RSVP. This event is open to League members and the general public. RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 or email at Respond by Sept. 11 with menu choice. $20 for lunch, $5 for speaker only.

Justice on Trial Film Festival, Sep 15-17, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester. Hosted by Susan Burton of All of Us or None & A New Way of Life.

International League of Peoples’ Struggle, 7p, location TBA. Our SoCal delegates to the August 2017 ILPS & Int’l Women’s Alliance conference in Toronto will report back. httpss://

Sat 16

Hispanic Heritage Month, 10a-12n, Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405. 310-458-8684 Join us for music, games and crafts, folkloric dances, play Loteria, and much more!

Equality California’s Equality Awards, 6p, JW Marriott LA Live, 900 W Olympic, LA 90015.  Join Sandra Fluke at Equality California’s Equality Awards to honor champions of LGBTQIA+ rights and to support EqCA’s vital work. Use Sandra’s name in the ‘Referred By’ box when you buy your tickets:

Movies in the Park – Sing, 7p, Jamie Beth Slaven Park, 7965 Whitsett Ave. N Hollywood. N Hollywood West Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Krekorian, NBCUniversal, and the Dept. of Recreation and Parks for a free screening of the hit movie Sing. Bring a picnic, blanket, free popcorn, water and film.

Sun 17

Claremont United Church of Christ is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of being an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation.   8:15am service – 9am Education Forum – 10am Service – 11am Lunch, Speaker, Entertainment. Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont 91711

ABCF Running Down The Walls 2017, 10a-4p, Location Mission & Main, Lincoln Heights Park, ELA. 5K run / walk / jog / bike in support of Political Prisoners. httpss://

Can Capitalism Survive The Great Recession? Re-Examining Marx’s Capital For Today, 6:00-8:00 p, Art Share, 801 E. 4th Pl (Arts District) LÁ. (Free parking in lot across street on Hewitt St. by Aztec calendar). First in a 7-part series, mtg. will address the causes of economic crises as developed in Marx’s law of the tendential fall in the rate of profit. Suggested reading: Marx’s Capital, Vol. III, Chs. 13-15. Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization:

Mon 18

Author J. Jaye Gold speaking on “World Peace-Inner Peace; What’s the Connection?” 7p, Doheny Memorial Library, USC. Free. Philosopher and humorist deals with questions: Are human beings innately good? Can we rise above our current polarization? Q & A follows. From (see story, p. 8)


#VoiceRaise 2017, 5:30-8p, Los Angeles River Center and Gardens; 570 W Ave 26 #100, LA 90065. Fundraiser for LA VOICE. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, live music and inspiration. The suggested minimum donation is $30. We ask everyone to donate what they can, be it more or less. All are welcome.

Tue 19

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition general meeting, 6p, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN): 838 E 6th St, LA 90021 (cross street Gladys)


Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with Rev. William Barber, 7-9p, McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4101 W Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Join co-Convenors Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis for a Mass Meeting for the Poor People’s Campaign.

Wed 20

MOM – MEDIA DISCUSSION, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA. Free.

Thu 21

Vietnamese Labor Delegation Visit, UCLA Labor Center, 5-7p, free. 675 S Park View St, LA 90057. Welcome the new President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, Bui Van Cuong. LA union leaders have been promoting exchanges between US and Vietnamese unions for more than a decade. This tour by the President of the Vietnam labor movement to the AFL-CIO hq in DC and to LA represents a historic breakthrough in building labor solidarity between Vietnamese and US workers. httpss://


Rally to end Martial Law in Mindanao,  5pm  @ Philippine Consulate,  3435 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90010. BAYAN USA, ILPS.

Fri 22

Film: Copwatch, 8p, $5, Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, whose mission is to film police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. Director Camilla Hall profiles several We Copwatch members, including Kevin Moore, who filmed the arrest of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, and Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal Staten Island arrest. Orta is the only person involved who’s been jailed. Hall crafts an incredibly timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists who seek to disrupt the challenge of police violence. 213-484-8846


PUSO SoCal Fundraiser party for Moving the Mountains Film 7pm in Long Beach (RSVP & more info at

Sat 23

Rally to Rename Plummer Auditorium: KKK out of Fullerton, 9a, Louis E Plummer Auditorium, 201 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton 92832. OC was a Klan stronghold in the 1920s. Louis Plummer was a member of the KKK in Fullerton. The Plummer Auditorium sits adjacent to the campus of Fullerton High School and serves as a venue for school functions and for the performing arts. Such an important building must not continue to bear the name of a white supremacist KKK member. httpss://

Los Angeles Green Festival Expo, 10a-5p, 1933 S Broadway, LA 90007. In our 7th year in LA, we offer something for everyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Booth slots available! 828-333-9403 Ext 300. httpss:// httpss://

Better Together, a March for Solidarity, 11a-2p, Pershing Square, 532 S Olive St, LA 90013.  Hate, racism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and anti-LGBTQIA rhetoric is not acceptable. We must bring people together in solidarity against all forms of discrimination. Everyone is welcome as long as they are respectful!  httpss://

AWARE Claremont Saturday Dialogue, 11a-2p, RSVP for location. Monthly gathering of white anti-racists who want to discuss issues of identity, community, privilege and racism in our lives to strengthen our practice as anti-racists in alliances, relationships, and interactions with people of color. RSVP to Christine at

Pleasure As Resistance: Sexual Self Care & Social Justice Workshop, 11a-2p, EVERYBODY, 1845 N San Fernando Rd, LA 90065. Many of us are fighting hard against oppression, trying to heal and change the world through our jobs, our art, and various styles of activism. We must take care of ourselves too and it is easy to leave our bodies and especially our sexualities out of the self care equation. Open to everyone, especially POC, queer, trans*, non-binary, gender non-conforming and sexual non-conforming folks. Free; donations welcome. Seating is limited so register to reserve your spot at httpss://

NEW Repair & Share Fair,  12n-3p, East Whittier Christian Church, 9951 Mills Ave Whittier,  90604. Whittier welcomes FREE community repair! Get your family’s stuff repaired by handy neighbors, see 3D printer appliance repair demos, practice creative reuse, and connect with neighbors. It’s FREE! httpss://

Protect Our Earth March, 4-7p, Placita Olvera, 845 N Alameda St, LA 90012. Pipelines, refineries, fracking and urban drilling must stop! Stand in solidarity with struggles in LA and across the country! httpss:// httpss://

Mass Incarceration and the Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism, 7-9:30p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. What is the Prison Industrial Complex in the U.S. and how does it affect African Americans, Latinxs and the labor movement as a whole? Who are the political prisoners in the Middle East today and how are they challenging authoritarianism, imperialism, war, and religious fundamentalism? Why is authoritarian capitalism on the rise globally today? Panel of five presenters. Parking is available in the parking lot behind the venue. httpss:// httpss://

Sun 24

Film the Police: Training, 1p-3p, LA Worker’s Center, 1251 S. St. Andrew’s Pl, LA 90019. Pete White, Exec Dir of the LA Community Action Network will provide WP4BL members with their “cop watch” training. In interactive workshop, learn the “do’s and don’t’s” of filming police interactions with community, know your rights, engage in role plays and Q & A. RSVP:

Converging Storms Action Network study group, see Ongoing Events for details.

Anti-Fascism Rally, 2p, Main Beach (Laguna Beach). Sponsored by Democratic Socialists of America – OC to counter the fascists’ final attempt at their America First rally! 2500 of us showed them in Aug. that OC would not stand for their racism, hate, and violence, and that we stood together with love and solidarity.   Details still being worked out, but save the date, and start making signs.

An Evening of Music Films with Mark Cantor, 7p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA. Free. Exemplary cinema historian Cantor screens jazz, blues, folk music, Western Swing and just plain “pop” films drawn from his extensive Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive. These ULTRA RARE clips cannot seen on YouTube, or found on commercial DVDs. Featured on screen, in a full two hours of music on film, are such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Dakota Staton, Merle Travis, The Robins, Art Pepper, Roy Milton, Josh White, Spade Cooley, T-Bone Walker, Ornette Coleman and many others. httpss://

Mon 25

Laughtears Salon, 6-9p, 212 Pier, Santa Monica. Politics, art, culture discussion; free.


Harvey Wasserman, anti-nuclear activist, author and host of the ‘Solartopia’ radio show, speaks at the Activist Support Circle, 6-8:00p, free. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405. Free parking across street in bank lot. httpss://, 310-399-1000

*NEW* LiveFree ICUC Weekly Meeting, 6-8p, Inland Congregations United for Change, 4063 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside.  Come join LiveFree Inland Congregations United for Change for our weekly meeting. We will work on planning our second HEAT Listening Session. HEAT is our campaign to get the community to come up with protocols for Hiring, Equipment, Accountability, and Training for the police. httpss:// httpss://

Tue 26

Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society Gala, 5:30-8:30p, City Club, 555 S. Flower St, LA. Honor the mission of the NJCHS and celebrate the heroes of the Japanese American Incarceration on its 75th Anniversary, with Judges Tashima and Patel and with a sneak peak of the film “Go for Broke,” about the Japanese Americans who served in the 100/442nd Infantry in WWII. httpss://  httpss://

*NEW* Vigil for 43 students killed in Mexico, 10a-9p,  2401 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90057. Three years after the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa. In Los Angeles, California, we do not forget them and we manifest with a vigil throughout the day. We invite you to make an appearance any time between 10am to 9pm with candles, flowers and some words if you wish. httpss://

*NEW* Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Community Meeting – Predictive Policing, 6p, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St., LA 90021. X-St Gladys. httpss://

*NEW* Jews United for Democracy and Justice presents: Community Conversations: The Challenges of Trump’s America, 7:30-9:30p, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Bl, Encino, CA 91436. Two of the most thoughtful pundits on the American scene – Peter Beinart and David Frum – will discuss the implications of Trump and Trumpism for America and the American Jewish community. A first-time dialogue between these two thinkers moderated by VBS’s Rabbi Ed Feinstein is a rare opportunity to learn about where we are and what we can do. David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic. From 2001 to 2002 he served as speechwriter to and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He is the author of eight books, one of which, Dead Right, was described as “the smartest book written from inside the American conservative movement.” Peter Beinart is a contributor to the Atlantic, a senior columnist at The Forward, a CNN political commentator and a professor at City University of New York. He is the author of three books. He is a graduate of Yale and a Rhodes scholar. He served as the editor of The New Republic from 1999-2006. Free admission, RSVP at
httpss://  httpss://

Wed 27

*UPDATED* Heart of LA Democratic Club Meeting with Sandra Fluke, 7-9p, Sepulveda Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230. Join Sandra Fluke for an update on the important bills in the California’s State Legislature, and the best ways to advocate effectively.  Subscribe to their email address for updates:

Chasing Coral—film and panel, 7 p, (Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat) Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 90403. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Chasing Coral took more than three years to shoot, and is the result of 500+ hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries. A Panel discussion featuring experts in the field will follow the screening.
*NEW* Stopping the Flow:Youth Justice Reform Series Town Hall Meeting, 6-8p, San Bernardino Valley College, 701 S Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, (Conference Center). Town hall on stopping the flow of students from school to prison hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated San Bernardino-Riverside Area Alumnae Chapter & San Bernardino Valley College Black Faculty and Staff Association for a forum on removing barriers for our youth. Education, Prevention, Intervention Rehabilitation and Legislative updates will be covered. For more information call Carla Towns: (909) 856-3563 or email To learn more about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated please visit
ts-37142058898  event: httpss:// httpss://

*NEW* Oil Money Out Advocacy Training – Los Angeles, 7-8:30p, Johnie’s Coffee Shop, 6101 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90048. LAUNCHING! The next phase of our OIL MONEY OUT, PEOPLE POWER IN campaign. We’re going to learn how to talk to our elected officials about the health impacts that are being caused because the oil industry. This kickoff event will be led by none other than Oil Money Out Campaign Director David Braun, founder of numerous anti-fracking organizations, including New Yorkers Against Fracking, the group that successfully BANNED FRACKING in New York. He will teach us about how to talk to our elected officials and educate them about the taxpayer funded SCIENTIFIC STUDIES done by the State of California which demostrate the health impacts of oil extraction on the general population. The training will be open to the public and available via livestream on the Oil Money out Facebook page. ** RSVP For The Webinar Here: ** Here’s What’s Coming Next: In the coming months, we’ll be working with communities throughout the state to set up meetings with our legislators and demand that all of our elected officials stop taking money from Big Oil and start prioritizing public health over industry profits. We hope you’ll join us! httpss:// httpss://

Thu 28

Echo Park Film Center VIDEO CONSORTIUM, 8p, $5, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. The Video Consortium is a 501(c)3-registered creative community that unifies hundreds of video journalists and nonfiction filmmakers across the globe. Please join us for a night of non-fiction shorts and filmmaker Q&As! 213-484-8846

*NEW* The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission meets every 4th Thursday of
each month at the Metropolitan Water District, 700 N Alameda Street,
Los Angeles CA 90012. 9a-1p. The public is welcome to attend the Commission
Meetings and give feedback. httpss://  Agenda:  – presentation about drone deployment.

*NEW* Impeach Donald Trump rally (every Thursday),  5:30-7:00p, at Congressman Brad Sherman office, 5000 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste 420 Sherman Oaks. httpss://

*NEW* Statewide Domestic Worker Rights Enforcement Summit, 9am-5pm, Pilipino Workers Center, 153 Glendale Blvd, LA. California Domestic Workers Coalition is charting the path towards dignified standards in the domestic worker industry. We are excited to convene over 60+ organizers, domestic worker leaders, and other key stakeholders from across the state and from a broad range of worker organizations – some who’ve been organizing domestic workers for decades and others that are exploring how to support women workers in their worker centers. Find below our summary of logistics, agenda and goals. And please make sure to register for yourself and your group as soon as possible, no later than September 8th here:
DACA renewal scholarship
Get $495 so you can renew your DACA on time.

*NEW* Film Screening: “No” (2012) + Discussion with Anat Shenker-Osorio, 6-9:30p, Occidental College, Choi Auditorium,1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock.  Progressives have failed miserably at the art of messaging. Now what? Join Occidental College Media Arts & Culture Cinemathèque Series + ACLU of Southern California for a free screening of No (2012) + lecture Messaging This Moment by Anat Shenker-Osorio, messaging guru and author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy.  In 1988, international pressure comes to bear on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, forcing him to call a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote either yes or no on extending Pinochet’s rule for another eight years. Leaders of the “no” movement recruit Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), a young advertising executive, to spearhead their campaign. With few resources and constant scrutiny by the dictator’s minions, Saavedra and his team hatch a bold plan to win the election. RSVP:

*NEW* Scott Horton: US out of Afghanistan!, 7:30-10:30p, The Peace Center 3916 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230.  Join KPFK Radio’s Alan Minsky, and Scott Horton, managing director of the Libertarian Institute and opinion editor of, for a discussion about the deadly and disastrous war in Afghanistan you won’t hear anywhere else! Approaching sixteen years of continuous war, Horton’s new book: Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan is the single best source in your arsenal of reasons to advocate an end to America’s longest conflict. Free.

Fri 29

Expungement Clinic, Hosted by Live Free ICUC, 6-8p; Sep 30, 9a-5p. Quaker House, 4063 Mission Inn Av, Riverside 92506. Don’t let a criminal record prevent you from gaining employment. Join us for a free informational session and workshop! Bring your case information to begin the process of cleaning up your record. Light refreshments will be provided Friday night, and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Provided by Arise 2 Destiny. httpss:// Second Chances Alliance weekly meetings Mondays at 6pm.

Mex-Am / Raza Studies – Historic Legal Victory, 6-8p, Centro Comunitario de Educacion, 216 N Broadway, Santa Ana. Guest Speaker: Sean Arce   Former MARS Director, Plaintiff, Ethnic Studies Educator   In 2010, the Mexican American / Raza Studies (MARS) program was banned. Now, a court decision has overturned the law
banning the program, rendering it unconstitutional.   Learn about the MARS trial and its implications for Chicanx/Mexican, and other communities. What is the context that lead to the ban? What will the recent court ruling mean for Mexican American / Raza Studies programs in Arizona? And what can we do to support the movement for ethnic
studies programs here in Orange County?   RSVP: httpss://   Event is free and open to the public   For more information: 562-333-5814

Sat 30

Expungement Clinic, 9a-5p. See Sep 29 for details.

Student’s March LA, 10a-1p, 532 South Olive Street, LA 90013. Education Is A Right. Demonstrations to call for an end to student debt, and a national free tuition for all program.  httpss://


Emergency community forum on the dangers of charter schools, 11a-4p, Southern California Library for Social Studies, 6120 S. Vermont Av. LA 90044. 323-666-6752, Charter schools can take over part of existing public school campuses, deny services to some students, and further privatize public education.

*** EVENT CANCELED *** Eagle Rock 24 hour Peace Vigil, September 30 – October 1, 2017, 2p Sat to 2p Sun.  SW corner of Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock Blvd., in front of Shell station. Saturdays 4-6p, since 2002!  Keep updated, in case event is postponed: httpss://  httpss://

WP4BL Direct Action Training, 2-5p, LA Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Pl. LA 90019. This interactive training will include an overview of direct action and civil disobedience, Q & A, action planning, de-escalation,  space holding tactics,  action role plays with a focus on different roles. Facilitated by Garik Ruiz who provides direct action training to various groups locally, nationally and internationally.  $5 donation for space and remaining will be donated to the facilitator. Park on the street, limited stacked parking in the back. RSVP to

Film Screening and Discussion—Hidden Histories: The Story and Legacy of Japanese American WWII Incarceration, 2p, Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave, LA 90012. Hidden Histories is a touring program of five short narrative films about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans; four of those films will be screened for this event. Discussion with the filmmakers to follow. Included with museum admission. info: RSVP: httpss://

Expungement Clinic & Community Resource Fair, 10a-5p, Santa Ana College, 1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana. If your criminal record is a barrier to opportunities, please call
(714) 571-5265 to make an appointment to get your record expunged. You must call to get the expungement services but are welcome to walk in for the resource fair and the immigration screening services.This is a free event. The event will be in Building A, please park in lot #6; parking will be $2 per car.

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