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Los Angeles Police Department Welcomes LGBTQ’s — May 6th

lgbtq lapd forum

Police Chief Charlie Beck welcomes LGBTQ community Tuesday, May 6th, at the LAPD’s Administrative Building, 100 W. First Street.

CADRE’s 12th Anniversary & Spring Fundraiser: Thursday, April 24th

Cadre Fundraiser

Struggle. Courage. Change. Despite all that were are up against, it feels good–to see the possibilities for racial justice and human rights keep pace due to the vision of CADRE parent leaders and movement allies.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Debate — April 14th


TIME: 11:30AM-1:00PM. Location: Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 4269 South Figueroa Street. Los Angeles, California 90037

A Nurse’s Guide to the Apocalypse


Nurses Guide Apocalypse: Whether it’s zombies, climate change, nuclear winter,or an asteroid — here’s what a nurse needs to know about the apocalypse.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Forum in Pasadena — April 6th

Los Angeles County Sheriff Forum

Neighborhood Church and All Saints, Pasadena, are co-sponsoring a non-partisan Los Angeles County Sheriff Forum with June primary candidates available to speak and answer questions.

In Black and White: African-Americans in the Criminal Justice System

African Americans Criminal Justice System

Justice is supposed to be color blind, especially in America. But is this really true? Blacks in the U.S. face overwhelming prejudice within the criminal justice system.

Los Angeles Sheriff Debates


Come meet the candidates for the upcoming LA Sheriff election at the Los Angeles Sheriff Debates, moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Codepink Medea Benjamin Attacked


Codepink Medea Benjamin Attacked while in Egypt. Benjamin was detained by border police in the Cairo airport, held overnight in a cell, and then brutally tackled (her arm badly injured), handcuffed, and deported to Turkey.

Speaker John A Pérez, Absolutely Qualified and Ready to Lead for California Women


Toni Atkins, Holly Mitchell, and Bonnie Lowenthal: There is no one we trust more than Speaker John A. Pérez to be our next State Controller.

Two Years Later: We Are Still Troy Davis


We Are Still Troy Davis: All Saints Church, Pasadena — Saturday, 22 February at 4 p.m.

ACLU-SoCal Forum: Women’s Rights — March 11th


ACLU Womens Rights Forum: Come and listen in as they discuss the state of women’s rights in diverse areas.

Civil Liberties in the National Security Era: What Happened to Edward Snowden?


Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, speaks at Caltech on Wednesday, March 12th.

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance — February 11th


Join us for a meeting with special guest speakers who will discuss how you can fight back against mass surveillance.

The State of Female Justice — February 6th


State of Female Justice — LA panel! Join Laura Flanders (GRITtv), Susan Burton (A New Way Of Life Re-Entry Project), V-Board memberKimberlé Crenshaw (Columbia/UCLA Law School), Eve Ensler, Ashley Franklin (Community Rights Campaign), Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (Mayor of Richmond, CA), and Olivia Wilde (actor/activist).

Elections and Socialism — January 30th

elections and socialism

Join the Los Angeles ISO Branch for an evening of discussing past and current campaigns, elections, and what socialist have to say.

States Are Regretting Prisons for Profit


Private Prisons Failing — If the private prison industry is being called out in Idaho, Arizona and Texas, it’s happening elsewhere.

Believe It or Not, There’s Something Exciting in the Governor’s Budget Proposal


Emergency Repair Program — Gov. Brownthat the state finally take a step forward by including $188.1 million for the ERP in his budget.

This is Not About Race But. . .


It is disingenuous to claim the recent Duck Dynasty controversies are not about race.

What Really Goes On With US Drone Program?


US Drone Program — Video provided by a drone is a far cry from clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon.

Food Stamp Demand Soars as Cuts Sink In and Shelves Empty


Food Stamp Demand Soars – Deep cuts to the U.S. food stamps program have forced increasing numbers of families to rely on food banks.

Orange Is the New Black Joins CNN Top 10 Hero Susan Burton


Vicky Jeudy to present award along with Sean Patrick Thomas, Lance Reddick, Lennie James, Kearran Giovanni at A New Way of Life 15th Annual Fundraiser Presented by the Office of the Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District

Confronting California’s Abuse of Solitary Confinement


Helen Vera: Seriously mentally ill prisoners all over California continue to be held in long-term solitary confinement, even though a recent court order prohibits those conditions for the mentally ill at Pelican Bay.

ACLU/Occidental: Mass Incarceration in “Post-Racial” Era — November 19th


At Occidental College, with Esther Lim (ACLU), Patrisse Cullours (Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence), and Sharon Kyle (LA Progressive).

A New Way of Life Gala

Join us for an inspirational evening as we look back in reflection at the road we have traveled, moving forward in anticipation of an ever-brighter future. December 8, 2013 Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 5:00pm-9:00pm Program will include Red Carpet and VIP Reception, Silent Auction, [...]

Workshop: Race, Health Care and the Law

Workshop: Race, Health Care and the Law Please Circulate Widely Professor Vernellia Randall March 23rd through May 17th, 2014 Online (Asynchronous) Enrollment: Application: This course explores race, health care and the role of the law in eliminating racial/ethnic inequalities in access to quality health care. It will provide specific attention on understanding the [...]

Combatting Threats to Healthy Food & Vitamins at Codex Alimentarius


Label GMOs of San Fernando Valley presents National Health Federation President and General Counsel, Scott Tips — Tuesday, November 19th

LA County Board of Supervisors Mismanaging Realignment


For mismanaging realignment in LA County, we are putting you “on probation.” We list for you the following five rehabilitation benchmarks that we expect you to meet over the next year.

Celebrate Progressive Leaders in Los Angeles


NLC-LA which runs The New Leader’s Institute, the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement program for young professionals, is looking for sponsors for Heroes at Villains. Heroes at Villains is an annual event that honors local progressive leaders and raises money for the institute.

Letter to Governor Christie from the New Jersey Teacher He Screamed At


Melissa Tomlinson: What do “we people’ want, Governor Christie? We want our schools back. We want to teach. We want to be allowed to help these children to grow, educationally, socially, and emotionally. We want to be respected as we do this, not bullied.

October 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation


The National Day of Protest aims to bring forward a powerful, visible, national protest against police brutality and the criminalization of a generation.

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