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

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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.

Mothers Behind Bars Benefit — October 27th


Mothers Behind Bars: The Parent Puzzle, a benefit event, Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3-5 p.m. at Hillsides, 940 Avenue 64, in Pasadena will raise funds to support the nonprofit organization, Talk About Parenting

Challenging America’s Surveillance and Detention State


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.

ACLU-SC Pasadena / Foothills Garden Party Honors Father Greg Boyle — October 6th

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ACLU-Southern California’s Pasadena/Foothills Chapter will honor Homeboys/Homegirls Inc.’s Father Greg Boyle, Sunday, October 6th.

Malcolm Gladwell Live – Oct 7th

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Malcolm Gladwell Live in L.A.: The New Yorker Magazine writer and author of “The Tipping Point”, “Blink”, “Outliers”, “What the Dog Saw” and most recently, “David and Goliath” will be appearing live.

LAPD LGBTQ Community Forum — October 15


Join Police Chief Charlie Beck, October 15, 6 p.m., LAPD’s Administrative Building, 100 W. First Street.

Physician to Martin Luther King to be the Subject of Documentary

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Quentin Young, the inspirational Chicago civil rights and healthcare activist, will be the subject of a new documentary entitled “The Good Doctor Young.”

ACLU on the Frontline: Defending Our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties


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.

Preacher’s Sons: October 13

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Join us for this free event in Neighborhood Church’s Sanctuary at 3 pm on Sunday, October 13, for the second installment of “Social Justice Filmmakers of Neighborhood.”

LAPD’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Police Academy


LAPD’s next LGBT Community Police Academy April 2 through May 29.

Let’s Take Control of California’s Budget — September 10

Economic Justice

ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter Forum Featuring Veronica Carrizales and Hector Villagra.

Why Are There So Few Women in L.A. Politics? — Sep 23rd


A Zocalo Public Square Event with Robin Kramer, Alice Walton and Linda Griego Moderated by Mariel Garza, Opinion Editor, Los Angeles Daily News he embarrassment is as simple as a number: one. Only one woman holds an elected city office in Los Angeles (she’s a new City Council member). The answer to the question everyone [...]

Marylena Bustamante Ortiz — August 22-24


Hear Marylena Bustamante Ortiz give an Eye Witness Account of the Historic Guatemalan Genocide Trial of Ex-Dictator General Efrain Rios Montt, where for the First Time a Former Head of State was Tried & Found Guilty of Genocide & Crimes vs. Humanity in a Domestic Court.

Can The Left Survive Without Labor? — Sep 12th


A Zocalo Public Square Event with Harold Meyerson Moderated by Jennifer Medina, Los Angeles Bureau Reporter, The New York Times rogressive causes have long relied on the labor movement. But will that last forever? Progressives are making political gains in L.A., California, and among young people across the country. At the same time, labor unions [...]

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