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Each Weekend, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (Mall) Farmers Market, offers a variety of farm fresh produce, gourmet and artisan goods. Currently, the market is featuring locally grown favorites, including Fuji apples, Asian pears, mustard greens, kale and Swiss chard. The market ties into the mall’s diverse health initiative, which promotes wellness throughout the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes free events all year, such as weekly Zumba, cardio kick and yoga classes, as well as blood pressure screens and annual health and wellness fairs. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market is produced by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA). For info, see


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


Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA (Boyle Heights) 90033. STPLA has weekly free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc) every Sunday. We distribute food, engage the community in things happening around the neighborhood and city, learn about grievances they have and see how we can address those grievances, invite them to community events, and provide legal services with help from friends at the LA Center for Community Law and Action.  httpss://


Tuesdays, 9:30a, Join Black Lives Matter LA, 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. Check agenda, schedule at


Tuesday evenings, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition – see website for weekly meeting locations and times. httpss://


2nd Tuesday monthly, 12n–2p, free resource event to formerly incarcerated Men/Women/Youth and their families, seeking reunification back to the community to rebuild their lives. Medical HIV-STD Info, Waivers for I.D. & Birth Cert., Clothes-Interview attire, Bus Pass, Hot Meal, Access to other orgs providing services for Housing, Felon-Friendly Employment, Mental health and much more! Volunteers and donations welcomed. Email:   424-285-5233 to check on location as YJC/Chuco’s Justice Center is moving in December.


Wednesdays, 4-6p, Black Lives Matter-led vigil outside DA Jackie Lacey’s office with families who have lost loved ones to police & sheriff’s deputies with impunity. DA Lacey has not indicted a single law enforcer for any of the over 400 murders by police on the streets and in custody that have occurred in LA County on her watch. 211 W. Temple, corner of Spring near entrance to the “Hall of [In]Justice.”


Wednesdays, 6-7:30p, LA CAN Legal Clinic, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Residents. Must sign-in before 6:15p. For more info, call 213.228.0024


Every Friday at 7:10-9a, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace breakfast forum, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90010. Donation, $10. Recent topics have included ending nuclear war, peace with the Koreas, Syria, Guantanamo, drone warfare and domestic spying. We seek to engage with our communities and involve people to take action.


Alternate Fridays, Los Angeles Poverty Department Movie Nights at the Museum, 7p, Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012.


1st Friday of the month, LA FOR YOUTH has an assertive campaign, 4- 6p, 1726 N. Spring St, LA 90013. E-mail:


Every 1st and 3rd Friday – Los Angeles Poverty Department’s Movie Nights at the Museum.  Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. We screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.  Location: Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

One Million Flames: Occupy ICE Los Angeles Friday Night Vigil, every Friday, 7-10p, 308 Aliso St. (between N Alameda St and N Los Angeles St), Los Angeles.  Occupy ICE LA is keeping a candlelit vigil, called #OneMillionFlames, along with Families Belong Together and #OccupyICE groups across the country.  httpss://  httpss://

2nd & 4th Saturday, SOLA Food Co-Op at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market, where you can purchase selected Organic Grains like: Quinoa, Rice, Bean and Pea varieties.  This Co-op is unique, because it’s planning to open the first ever Organic Grocery in Leimert Park Community soon. You can become a Co-op Member & Owner, make this a reality. Join now…


Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 2-4 pm. A Coalition of individuals and organizations have joined to address L.A. Homeless Crisis. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party, announcing a Campaign to end homelessness. This is an ongoing effort to pressure public officials to take immediate action to house the homeless.  Over 50,000 people are homeless in LA County. They are disproportionately Black and Latino, and the fastest growing age group is over 62 years of age. The public is invited to engage, be educated on the issues behind the lies that have created much confusion as to causes to the crisis and possible solutions. Please join us for our next Public Housing to End Homelessness Campaign Meeting. Solidarity Hall,  2122 W. Jefferson Blvd. LA 90018, just W. of Arlington Ave., free street parking.  More info at:,  323-732-6416.


Thru Sep 3: 3rd Annual LA Harbor Peace Week, activities in San Pedro to resist the normalization of war during “LA Fleet Week”. Instead, we promote the solutions of peace in the world and in our towns. Endorsed by: San Pedro Neighbors For Peace and Justice, Witness For Peace Southwest, Military Families Speak Out, CODEPINK LA, SoCal 350 Climate Action, Veterans For Peace LA, Occupy
Torrance/South Bay,  MLK Coalition, Green Party of LA, Long Beach Progressive Alliance, Maria Estrada for Assembly, Progressive Democrats of America, Office of The Americas, Long Beach Area Peace Network, and more. Call: 310-971-8280 or email:
Facebook: LA Harbor Peace Week 2018.




¡Ya Basta! The East L.A. Walkouts and the Power of Protest, thru Feb 25 2019 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the East LA walkouts and brings the story of this important moment in the history of civil rights to a new generation of students. Through photos, posters, memorabilia, music, film footage, and art, the exhibition explores educational inequality and the actions taken by Mexican and Mexican American students of East Los to change unequal conditions in their schools.


Sat 1


Rainbow Family Day in the Park, hosted by L-Project Los Angeles, 11a-3p, Pan Pacific Park – Covered Picnic Area, 7600 Beverly Blvd, LA 90036, free. httpss://


LA Harbor Peace Week (see ongoing) Candlelight Vigil for International Peace & Disarmament, USS Iowa 6-9p, San Pedro.


Sun 2


Resistance Squad’s Supreme Court Phonebank, hosted by Los Angeles LGBT Center, 11a-3p, 1220 N Highland Ave, LA 90038-1207, Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. Trump’s intent is to roll back fairness, equality, and justice in for decades to come. Kavanaugh supported repealing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions – including HIV. If you value equal rights for LGBTQ people, health care for poor people, a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, Kavanaugh is an unacceptable choice and we need YOU to stop this. httpss://


War Victims and Veterans Memorial Rally & Picnic @ “Peace Park” 6th & Harbor Blvd. 11a-2p, $10 donation. Part of LA Harbor Peace Week (see ongoing).




Last show of summer at Levitt Pavillion, McArthur Park: Havana Secret with El-Haru Kuroi, 7p, free, 6th St. & Parkview. Revisit the classic salsa numbers of the late and great Celia Cruz with Havana Secret. With an opening set from LA’s own El-Haru Kuroi, serving up an emphatic mix of jazzy folk rock and Latin rhythms.


Mon 3


Rise Up and Resist: LA/Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition 39th annual march & rally. Gather 8a, Broad & E St, Wilmington; march 10a, Rally/picnic Banning Park, 12n. httpss:// 562 482 7275


“Kayak and Peace Flotilla @ the USS Iowa” with Military Families Speak Out, Meet  6th & Harbor Blvd, San Pedro. 9a-12n, Part of LA Harbor Peace Week (see ongoing).


Tue 4


McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, 6p at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291. Free., 310-306-7330


Wed 5


#JackieLaceyMustGo vigil, 4-6p, 211 W. Temple, see ongoing activities (every Wed at 4p).

Free Twilight Concerts, Santa Monica Pier, 6:30-9:30p, Main stage: Orquesta Akokán, Latin band. Plus Jarina De Marco, a creative visionary whose work transcends categories and borders, embodying the multi-ethnic future. She sings in four languages supported by a creative community looking to make a difference through art and music. West end stage: Quitapenas is an Afro-Latin duo born under the warm California sun. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s, delivering a rhythmic contagion that echoes a remix of history. Plus Sister Mantos, Latin Pop. httpss://

*** NEW *** Reform Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, 6p, CARECEN, 2845 W. 7TH ST., LA.  The Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office (LACPD) is the biggest in the nation, but has fallen behind compared to other public defender offices in providing quality — and legally required — representation to its noncitizen clients. This Public Forum will engage in an important and timely discussion about the issues withing the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, what has been done so far, and what is still needed to reform LACPD in order to better serve the residents of Los Angeles County.  Register at httpss://  httpss://

Thu 6


Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies 50th Anniversary: Dolores Huerta & Alice Bag, Cal State L.A., 10a- 12n, 5151 State University Drive, King Hall C4069, LA. “50 Years of Transforming Minds & Communities” Inaugural event. Join us for our year-long celebration kicking off the Fall semester with two fierce feministas: Dolores Huerta & Alice Bag! RSVP. Free.


Homelessness – a conversation determined by you, 7:30-9p, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N Central Ave, LA 90012. Hosted by KPCC In Person. KPCC’s Libby Denkmann will lead a conversation with city leaders working on the frontlines of L.A.’s homelessness crisis, including Elise Buik, president of the United Way of Greater LA; Va Lecia Adams Kellum, pres. & CEO, St. Joseph Center; Peter Lynn, exec dir of LA Homeless Services Authority (a govt. agency). httpss://,


2018 Long Beach QFilm Festival, 6-11:30p, LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, 2017 E 4th St, Long Beach, 90814. Tickets are now on sale for the 25th Anniversary of The Long Beach QFilm Festival! This premier event is Long Beach’s longest-running film festival. Visit for more information. All screenings will take place at Art Theatre Long Beach, next door to The Center at 2025 E 4th St. Join us in viewing several West Coast, Southern California and area premieres as well some of the most acclaimed features on the 2017-2018 film festival circuit. Dozens of filmmakers and cast members of the films to be shown will be present for audience discussions after each screening.


Fri 7


Film: On the Nickel (1980), directed by Ralph Waite. Featuring original music by Tom Waits, 7p, Skid Row Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. The film presents the story of Sam (Donald Moffat), a recovering alcoholic who feels dissatisfied with his life of sobriety and goes back in search of the good times he enjoyed with his old friends living on skid row (Fifth Street, hence the title), eventually finding his best friend, “C.G.” (Waite), still living on the nickel. A multi-level odyssey through the slums of L.A., as well Sam’s personal ruminations as he re-evaluates the nostalgia he had for the bohemian lifestyle of a street person. LA Poverty Dept., (213) 413-1077,,


Topanga Peace Alliance First Friday Film Night, 7:30p Veggie (no alcohol) potluck at 7:15p. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290. The Topanga Peace Alliance is a peace and justice grassroots organization. Documentary film night the first Friday of every month, followed by an action-oriented discussion. Donations accepted.


2018 Long Beach QFilm Festival, see Thu 6


Sat 8


Rise Los Angeles for Climate, Jobs and Justice, 11a-2p, 801 W 23rd St, LA 90007-2006. We’ll be focusing in So Cal on the need for a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer between oil operations and homes and schools. Millions of Californians live within half a mile of an oil rig! SoCal 350, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, STAND-LA Coalition, People Not Pozos, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, ANSWER Coalition, American Indian Movement Southern California, join in calling for a fossil-free world and a just, rapid transition to 100% Clean Energy. httpss://, httpss://


MESS  Arts patron Fred Plotke  interview, 1p, PRT, 705 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 92091. Free., 310-306-7330.


2018 Long Beach QFilm Festival, see Thu 6


Public Housing to End Homelessness Campaign Meeting every 2nd Saturday of the month. 2p,  Solidarity Hall,  2122 W. Jefferson Blvd. LA 90018, free street parking. Info at:   323-732-6416, or see on-going activities (Sat.) for full listing.


SFV Housing and Homelessness Town Hall hosted by United Progressives SFV, 2-4p, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, 91405-2233, ACCE, #SheDoes, UPSFV Founding Member and Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Member Marlin Medrano. Panel: Housing, Homelessness and the Rise of the Unhoused: a representative from HOPE of the Valley Shelter, Enrique Vasquez from Everyone In LA, the Coalition for Economic Survival. httpss://


Sun 9


Rockin’ 4 Puerto Rico 2018, hosted by Puerto Ricans In Action, 6-7:30p, Dipiazzas,
5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach 90804. httpss://


2018 Long Beach QFilm Festival, see Thu 6

“HOT” celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Scholarship Fundraiser, 2p, Whittier HS, Vic Lopez Auditorium, 12417 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA  90601. Ticket prices: Adults: $25, Seniors $20, Students with ID: $10 Hispanic Outreach Taskforce is a non-profit in Whittier providing scholarships for nearly 30 years to multicultural students for higher education.  HOT joins forces with community leaders, local businesses, government agencies, colleges, universities and local schools to raise funds/awareness for our community enrichment projects. Although our annual recipients represent only a handful of the diverse capability of the community, they epitomize excellence, cultural values of family and mutual support. This entertainment-filled event will be a celebration of Mexican Independence Day featuring Grammy Nominated Trio “ELLAS”, Toyacan Aztec Dance Group, 2-time Grammy winners Mariachi Divas, Paso De Oro Ballet Folklórico to raise funds for the scholarships. Tix:, (888) 203-4460  Everyone Welcome!


HOUSING CRISIS:  WHAT YOU CAN DO: Due to Labor Day weekend, CRJ’s Sept. workshop is the 2nd Sun. on 9/9 rather than 9/1. Speakers will include Patricia Hoffman, a leader in Santa Monica Renters Rights (SMRR), on a critical CA  ballot initiative in Nov., and Alisa Ordurfia, Senior Advisor to the SM City Manager on Homelessness. Thelma Terry Bldg. at Virginia Ave. Park in Santa Monica at 6pm for potluck supper and the program starts at 6:30pm.


Mon 10


Lunch w/ TransLatin@ Coalition, 12:30-2p, TransLatina Coalition, 3055 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90010. Every weekday until Sept. 21, join us at the Center for Violence Prevention and Transgender Wellness for handmade meals made by the Coalition team and volunteers. No registration or payment required, so please stop by if you are in need of food and a safe(r) space to hang out in the afternoon. httpss:// 213-375-3840,


An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari, hosted by Live Talks LA, 8-9:15p, Aratani Japan America Theater, 244 S San Pedro St, LA 90012; $45 including copy of book: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In Sapiens, Harari explored our past; in Homo Deus Harari looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. httpss://


Tue 11


Words And Ideas: Gary Shteyngart—Lake Success, 8p, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90049. Shteyngart discusses his latest novel, Lake Success—a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. In the work, a narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded hedge-fund manager flees New York in search of a simpler, more romantic life. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife has her own demons to face. See how these two flawed characters navigate the chaos of their own making. Presented in partnership with Scripps Presents, the public programming series of Scripps College. $28 (includes 1 admission, 1 book; $34 for two people, 1 book). Books will be distributed at Will Call the night of the program. Additional books available for purchase. A book signing follows the program.


Wed 12


Change Links mid-month planning conference call. RSVP to if interested in getting involved as a volunteer.


Australia Rocks The Santa Monica Pier, 6:30-9:30p, Main Stage: Betty Who, Synth-pop, plus
Touch Sensitive, Electronic dance music. Michael Di Francesco features eclectic mixes and remixes of songs from around the world. West End Stage: Cxloe (Pop) plus Death Bells (Alternative/Indie). httpss://


Thu 13


Performing Artist Mixer, 7:30p, Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Pl., LA 90013. Calling all musicians, actors, dancers, experimental performance artists, spoken word artists and MORE! We are launching a new program to support performing artists, so we’re having a party to tell you more about it.  All disciplines are welcome! We can’t wait to tell you about our new performance series:  “Art Share Presents:” and “Community Crafted”.  Come learn about how to submit your ideas to be supported by Art Share! You will also get to meet our newly created Theater Committee who are helping shape Art Share L.A.’s future.


Health Care For All- LA Chapter meeting, 7-9:30p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City 90230. Everyone welcome. Light refreshments. Updates on Local Single Payer movement efforts and events will be discussed:  status of Single Payer Universal Health Care (National and States progress), candidates and legislation in support of single payer. Maria Estrada campaign for AD63 to unseat Anthony Rendon.  We will write postcards to constituents for the Estrada Campaign. Defeating Rendon will send a message to all of our state legislators who have allowed the shelving of SB562. Canvassing sign-up: httpss:// Texting sign-up: httpss:// Volunteer: The HCA-LA mission is to encourage people to participate in advocating for just,equitable, accessible, comprehensive, affordable, and quality healthcare in a publicly financed universal single-payer system. Join the HCA-LA Mailing list: mcruised@ 310-459-9763.


Fri 14


Can U.S. Democracy Survive Russian Information Warfare? Moderated by Warren Olney, KCRW, 7:30p, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave., LA 90012. US intelligence services have unanimously concluded the Russian government intervened in the 2016 U.S. elections, and seeks to meddle again this fall. One of Russia’s methods was to use social media to distribute disinformation. Does disinformation have lasting effects on how voters engage with democracy? What vulnerabilities in US society did Russia exploit in its campaign? How can the U.S. best fight back? Former FBI counterintelligence special agent and Yale senior lecturer Asha Rangappa, and film producer and Russian Media Monitor founder Julia Davis visit Zócalo to discuss the power and peril of weaponizing information., httpss://


Sat 15


Bridging Memory: The Art of Interviews: A Narrative Nonfiction Writers Seminar with Lynell George, 10a, free. Palms-Rancho Park Library. Space is limited, so please respond early. For more information, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at or 213.292.6268.

Dear Diary: What If Women Ruled The World? The Fall 2018 EPFC Youth Filmmaking Workshop, 10 Consecutive Saturday Mornings 10a–12n, beginning September 15. Dear Diary: What if women ruled the world? We ask this question as a starting point to reexamine the history of non-fiction filmmaking. Using only works made by women-identified artists and filmmakers, we will focus on viewing and discussing works that emphasize personal lived experiences and perspectives as the source for art. Students will produce their own non-fiction personal films, discovering how their own lives and experiences can be a powerful source for making art. Instructors: Dicky Bahto and Penelope Uribe-Abee. FREE to teens with all instruction, materials and equipment provided at no cost by EPFC. Participants must be willing and able to attend ALL 10 SESSIONS! A mandatory orientation session for all participating students and their parents/guardians will take place at EPFC at 10 am on Sat, Sept 15.


National Organization For Women-OC Chapter General Meeting. Panel of four former candidates to discuss Where To Go From Here. 1p, Goddess Temple, 17905 Sky Park Circle #A, Irvine 92614


PDSMM Birthday and Awards Party, doors open 3:30p, program 5:30p, 21801 Saddle Peak Rd, Topanga 90290. Honorees: Kevin De Leon, Jackie Goldberg, Ani Zonnenveldt . Special guests. $35 (includes PDSMM dues): httpss:// If you want to volunteer in lieu of paying email; 310-291-1300.


KPFK Speaker Series: Chris Hedges, 6:30-9:30p, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire at Berendo, Tickets by Eventbrite 2 VIP Tickets plus one hard back copy of Chris Hedges new book, $150, single general admission ticket, $25. Benefit for KPFK.




Black & Mexican Historical Alliances as a Basis for Present-Day Unity, 3-5p, Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Ave., LA 90064. Ron Wilkins, retired professor of African American History, longtime activist, educator, journalist and photographer will demonstrate the shared yet hidden history of indigenous Mexican and African peoples in order to promote bonds of solidarity between Black and Latino struggles against racism and injustice. (310) 840-2142. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.


Sun 16


KPFK Local Station Board, 10:30a, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. Dial 22 for entry (free parking in rear).


Assistance For The Resistance Picnic/Fundraiser, hosted by Bernie Sanders Brigade, 12n-6p, Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, LA 90027. httpss://


Is Geoengineering Really What We’re Told? Presentation by Elana Freeland, 6p, Corazon Performing Arts, 125 S Topanga Blvd., Topanga Canyon, 90290. Free event, donations welcome, Elana will be signing her books after the presentation. Freeland is an investigative author & speaker who has documented these geo-engineering programs in her first book: Chemtrails, HAARP and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth. Now she poses two questions: Is geo-engineering about ameliorating global climate change? Or is it about military operations quietly begun and now ready to go into high gear with a Space Force? Elana has researched the military connection to geoengineering in her new book: Under An Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown. www., Gayle (818-989-5816) or Alcyone,

Mon 17


Intro to Non-Violent Communication, Women’s Center for Creative Work, 7-9:30p, 2425 Glover Pl, LA 90031. Unschooling: Intro to Non-Violent Communication, Mondays, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 7-9:30p, Presented by Meenadchi, Max 16 participants (priority to people of color) $24 Members / $30 regular for series commitment (6 sessions). A workshop series on using the language of feelings and needs to decolonize communication, increase self-empathy, and embrace accountability and transformation without shame. httpss://


The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation, with Miriam Pawel and Kathleen Brown In conversation with author and professor Natalia Molina, 7:30p, Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library, 5th & Flower. Pawel, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist,  demystifies transformative moments of California history as she considers the impact of one family dynasty. Beginning with Pat Brown, who presided over California during an era of unmatched expansion, to Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times—and returned three decades later as the oldest, Pawel traces four generations of this influential family.  She will be joined on the ALOUD stage by Kathleen Brown, Pat’s youngest child and former California State Treasurer. httpss://


Tue 18


Blankets of Love South Bay‎ – Knitting & Crocheting Circle, 3:30-5p, Joslyn Community Center,
1601 N. Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach 90266., Volunteer to crochet and/or knit baby blankets for babies in need. (310) 666-6626,


Wed 19


Island Vibes at the Santa Monica Pier, 6:30-9:30p. Main Stage: Judy Mowatt (Reggae), Once a member of Bob Marley’s “I-Three,” Mowatt has been a reggae and soul queen for more than 40 years. Plus Bokanté, High energy West African/Contemporary Jazz/Delta Blues via Guadeloupe. West End Stage: Twilight Steel Drums, plus DJ Danny Holloway (Dub/Reggae).


Decolonizing Public Spaces: Community Dialogue #2 hosted by Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, 6-7:30p, The Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way – Griffith Park, LA. A discussion about, among other things, the removal of the statue of Columbus from Grand Park in DTLA.


MOM  – Media Discussion, 6-9p, at  Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd,  Venice CA 92091. Free., 310-306-7330.

What Can Termites Teach Us About the Future of Technology? Lisa Margonelli, moderated by Warren Olney, Host, KCRW’s “To the Point”, 7:30p, The RedZone at Gensler, 500 S. Figueroa St, LA 90071. Lisa Margonelli, author of Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology, visits Zócalo to chew over the potential of a bug with the power to make, or unmake, the world., httpss://


Thu 20


Third Eye Thursdays, hosted by Youth Justice Coalition, 5-8p, Chuco’s Justice Ctr, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood 90302 (3 blks w., 1 blk n. of Florence & Crenshaw; 3rd Thursday each month. This event was put together by our youth organizers to: Welcome people home from juvenile halls, jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers and connect them back to community & resources. Build stronger youth and community leadership among people who have family members killed or injured by law enforcement; people currently or formerly incarcerated and family members of people inside; people facing or fighting deportation. httpss://


Vigil for Puerto Rico, 7:30p, Mofongo’s restaurant, 5757 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood CA. Info:


Fri 21


ICUJP breakfast forum presentation on Puerto Rico, 7-9a, Immanuel Presbyterian, 3300 Wilshire (enter on Berendo). 1st anniversary of the Hurricane, 150th anniversary of El Grito de Lares (Puerto Rican independence struggle against Spain).


World Peace Day Open House & Concert, Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 11:30a-4p, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 12n – Global Minute of Silence Observed at Labyrinth (as suggested by the UN International Day of Peace), 1:40p – Peace Sound Meditation, 2:00-2:30p – Peace Concert with Merrill Collins. httpss://


Sat 22


10th Annual Homeboy 5K, 8:30-11:30a, Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno St, LA 90012. Join thousands of people coming together to support Homeboy Industries at the 10th Annual Homeboy 5K. You can expect a morning filled with fun, music and laughter as we embark on a 5K Run/Walk throughout historic downtown Los Angeles. Register at httpss://


Garment Worker Center Justice Banquet: The Future of Fashion: Designed by Workers, 5-8p, Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, LA 90031. This festive celebration will include delicious food, music, and a Sweat Free Runway Show!


Sun 23


So Cal Stands with Puerto Rico, 11a, Hollywood & Vine, marching 12:30p to Hollywood between Highland & Orange. On the 150th anniversary of El Grito de Lares, Puerto Rico’s independence struggle from Spain, and the first anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still resisting colonialism and seeking to determine its own recovery, despite control by a US appointed Financial Control Board and other oppressive US laws. httpss://


Death Penalty Focus: “Fighting for their Lives,” 2-5p, Delancey St. Foundation, 400 N. Vermont, LA. Civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson will receive DPF Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong dedication to civil rights, criminal and social justice, and the abolition of the death penalty. Kevin Cooper, on CA death row for 33 years for a crime he didn’t commit, will join by phone from San Quentin, and Gary Tyler, who was sent to Angola Prison’s death row when he was just 17, and spent 41 years before being released for a crime he didn’t commit, will join us in person. DPF President Mike Farrell will host the event, and Nicole L. Gutierrez will introduce DPF’s new Executive Director, Magdaleno “Leno” Rose-Avila. John Fugelsang will return as MC and perform a comedy set. Genl admission: $175. httpss://


An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard author of “My Struggle: Book Six”, In conversation with Tom Lutz, Editor-in-Chief Los Angeles Review of Books, 5p,  Aratani Theatre, Japanese American Cultural & Community Ctr, 244 S San Pedro St, LA 90012. Readers have flocked to Karl Ove Knausgaard’s nearly 3,500-page epic journey through life as an artist as he’s lived it. Highly confessional,  irresistibly beautiful, Knausgaard mines the large and small moments of his own narrative. On the publication of the final installment—Book Six, which confronts the impact of blurring the line between private and public—the Norwegian writer makes a rare West Coast appearance on the ALOUD stage. Co-presented with JACCC, LARB and Center for the Art of Translation. $25-75; httpss://


The Todayness of Marxism and Freedom, Sixty Years Later, 6:30-8:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl., Culver City 90230 (free parking in rear) press #22 at door for entry. Speakers: Kevin B. Anderson, Ndindi Kitonga, others TBA. Raya Dunayevskaya’s 1958 book speaks to contemporary struggles and debates over automation and precarity, race and class, exploitation and alienation of labor, the causes of economic crises, and the dialectic in Hegel and Marx. Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization <>


An Evening of Music Films with Mark Cantor, exemplary cinema historian, 7p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291. Free., 310-306-7330. Cantor screens jazz, blues, folk music, Western Swing and just plain “pop” films drawn from his extensive Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive. Celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane and more ultra rare clips that cannot seen on YouTube, or found on commercial DVDs.


Mon 24


Laughtears Salon, 6-9p, 212 Pier, Santa Monica. Politics, art, culture discussion, Free., 310-306-7330


Tue 25


JailBedDrop, 8a-8p, Cal State LA Library, LA 90032. The Cal State LA #JailBedDrop is a collaboration between the JusticeLA coalition; Project Rebound; Words Uncaged; Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good Director Taffany Lim; community artist Joel Garcia; Cal State LA Professor Kimberly Robertson; and Cal State LA students enrolled in LBS 4610, which explores the potential of engaged arts and humanities to co-produce art among diverse partners to effect social change. It aims to raise awareness and initiate dialogue regarding the potential for education to intervene in the processes of mass incarceration in general, and rates of recidivism in particular. httpss://


Wed 26


Eclectic Indie at the Santa Monica Pier, 6:30-9:30p. Main Stage: Brazilian Girls (International Pop) plus Violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives who writes, plays, and produces her own music, drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers. West end stage: Capyac,  a dance/electronic music act with style. The group’s music spans genres with ease and offers something for everyone – if they can understand their special brand of madness. Pacific Park Stage: Combining classic folk songwriting with contemporary electronic beats, yOya’s latest single is “The Heartwood”. The trio has recently shared stages with Bleachers, Moses Sumney, Avi Buffalo and many others. httpss://


Thu 27


Change Links monthly distribution and planning meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230. Dial 22 for entry (free parking in rear). (Between Washington Pl & Venice Blvd; served by Metro 33, 733 or Culver City 6, R6.


German Antifa history and strategy, 7:30p. Two German anti-fascists speak about the history of Antifaschistische Aktion since 1932 and current developments. Location TBA –


Neruda – Santiago-born Pablo Larraín’s 2016 biopic about Chile’s Communist poet and senator co-stars Gael García Bernal. Commemorate the 45th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende in September, 1973. – 7p. Program features live poetry by Irene Sanchez and Matt Sedillo. Part of Marx @ 200 Film series, last Thursday each month, httpss:// L.A. Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Pl, LA 90019, just north of Pico. Followed by a Q&A. Refreshments served. Donation: $10 requested. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.


Fri  28


Black & Poly Fifth Anniversary: The Wakanda Edition starts 1p, weekend celebration. Thru Sep 30, 1pm. Hilton Garden Inn LAX / El Segundo, 2100 E Mariposa Ave, El Segundo 90245. Join your Black & Poly family for a weekend of celebration of black polyamory and culture. The weekend is full of events including poly movie screenings, trips to the California African American museum, and a pool party. The culminating event is the anniversary dinner on Saturday night featuring B&P founder Ron Young and the creator and cast of the show Compersion. Visit for the full itinerary and details.


Sat 29


Justice on Trial Film Festival, 10a, Loyola Marymount University, sponsored by A New Way of Life formerly incarcerated women’s reintegration program. Also Sun 30. httpss://


Connecting the African American, Latino and Middle Eastern Struggles Against Racism, Sexism and Capitalist Authoritarianism, 2:30-5p, So Cal Library, 6120 S Vermont Avenue, L.A.  90044 (street parking only). For more information call 310-210-3748. What are the barriers to solidarity between African Americans and Latinos in the struggle against capitalist dehumanization and the current rise of neofascism in the U.S.? From Idlib to Rojava, Syria, how can the struggles against authoritarian regimes, religious fundamentalism, patriarchy, imperialism and for Kurdish self-determination come together? Speakers: Julia Wallace,  Black  anti-racist activist, member of Left Voice; Juan Pintor,  worker, community activist, member of “Corriente Obrera(LIT-CI)”,  a socialist internationalist movement; Omar Abbas, Syrian student, writer, activist and member of Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists; Frieda Afary, producer of Iranian Progressives in Translation, and member of Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists

Black & Poly, see Fri 28


California Vegetarian Food Festival 2018, hosted by Sea Shepherd LA, 10a-5p, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, LA 90004. Tickets · $0 – $24.84, The California Vegetarian Food Festival brings amazing eats, speakers, & entertainment back to Hollywood for year THREE!  Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, this is the festival for you! Innovative food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors. Children 10 and under are free and tickets are available at the door each day. Please visit for more info.


DEAFestival Los Angeles (Annually), hosted by Deaf Community Association – Tyrone Oraguzie and DEAFestival LA, 11a-8p, 200 N. Spring St,, LA 90012. 20th Annual DEAFestival LA; 11a-4p (Deaf Got Talent) and 6-8p (Fashion Show) along Spring St between Temple and 1st St. Presented by Mayor Garcetti, Councilman Ryu and Department on Disability. ASL Story Telling, Children Arts & Crafts workshops, including employment opportunities, resources, homeless & housing services, food trucks, health screening, live demonstrations, merchant vendors, games and much more! httpss://


Sun 30


Justice on Trial Film Festival, 10a, Loyola Marymount University, sponsored by A New Way of Life formerly incarcerated women’s reintegration program. Also Sat 29. httpss://


Black & Poly, (see Fri 28),  CA Vegetarian Food Fest, see Sat 29.


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