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.
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).
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 Please Circulate Widely Professor Vernellia Randall March 23rd through May 17th, 2014 Online (Asynchronous) Enrollment: http://bit.ly/19UKFbI Application: http://bit.ly/1e0b46y 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 [...]
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.
October 22 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Haven’t we learned that the National Security Agency has been collecting data on every American’s phone call; that the National Defense Authorization Act lets government lock up anyone — including Americans — virtually without limitation; and that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention centers hold thousands of undocumented immigrants virtually without rights or protections.
Executive Director Hector Villagra will discuss the work the ACLU’s Southern California affiliate has been undertaking in recent months, followed by a discussion between Prof. Gonzalez and Ahilan Arulantham, Deputy Legal Director and head of the ACLU-SoCal Immigrant Rights Project, about what life is like for an ACLU attorney.