Challenging America’s Surveillance and Detention State

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Why Do the Santa Anas Blow Our Minds? — Sept 6th

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A Zócalo/Grand Park Event Moderated by David Kipen, Founder, Libros Schmibros he Santa Ana Winds have long been a part of Southern California culture and myth. We sing about them, write about them, and, every fall, tell ourselves their legends: how when they blow, the murder rate goes up, “children become unmanageable,” and “every booze [...]

AllCare Alliance Fundraiser — September 15

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Featuring Jackie Goldberg, Political Activist, and Bill Zimmerman, Campaign Strategist

Breakdown Screening — Tuesday, 20 August

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US Vaterans’ Artists Alliance presents “Breakdown” Tuesday, 20 August, at 7:30 p.m. — a free screening at 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City.

The Doors’ John Densmore Beats Drum Against Greed

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I will always fight for leveling the playing field, because I came from the 99 percent. I’m not in the one percent, but I have deep pockets and I know where I came from and I will fight for the 99 percent the rest of my life.

Picnic for Lynne Stewart and Hunger Strikers – August 3rd

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Join Friends of Lynne Stewart for a National Vigil to BRING HER HOME. All will be gathering to support Lynne Stewart, California Hunger Strikers and all Political Prisoners. Saturday, Aug 3rd in San Pedro. Click here for more. . .

Their Dreams Ended in The San Fernando Massacre

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Two years ago, at an abandoned ranch in the Tamaulipas municipality of San Fernando, Zetas murdered 72 migrants who refused to cooperate with the mafia and were machine gunned to death.

San Diego Prevailing Wage

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San Diego Prevailing Wage: San Diego City Council moved to boost the local economy and increase middle class jobs by expanding the number of local public works projects that pay prevailing wages.

Hunger For Justice Rally – July 31st

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Join Danny Glover, Mike Farrell and others on Wed July 31st as people around the world stand in solidarity with the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers. Click to learn more

“Go Public” — Friday, 26 July

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The recently produced documentary GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is perhaps the finest film ever made about the challenges and successes of public education in the United States.

Kordavision! July 26

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Join award-winning director Hector Cruz Sandoval for a night at LA’s coolest screening venue, The Downtown Independent.

“Justice for Trayvon” National Day of Action Vigils — Saturday, 20 July

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In over one hundred cities across the United States, NAN is organizing “Justice for Trayvon” vigils on Saturday, July 20th to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

What is a Fiduciary

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“Professional Fiduciary” is someone who accepts responsibility for taking care of the personal and/or financial needs of a person that is unable to do so for themselves. Trust is a crucial element when the person receiving the services is vulnerable, frail and incapacitated. A “Professional Fiduciary” is not a caregiver, but manages and oversees the [...]

“The First 70″ Benefits LA Progressive

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The First 70 is a about Californians banding together to enact change and develop solutions in the face of a glaring bureaucratic oversight.

National Bar Association Demands Justice for Trayvon

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The National Bar Association demands justice for Trayvon Martin says Zimmerman verdict highlights continued injustices in American legal system

Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ — July 30

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This new documentary profiles Robert Williams, whose rise from hot rod/underground comics illustrator to hotly collected conceptual realist offers a fascinating perspective on the contemporary art scene.

Beyond Realignment: Fixing LA’s Jails — July 9th

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At the July 9th ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills forum, Peter Laarman from Justice Not Jails will be joined by Patrisse Cullors of Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in LA Jails, and Esther Lim of the ACLU Jails Project.

California’s Underfunded Judicial System

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“Liberty and Justice for All” sounds like a nice slogan from our pledge when in fact justice in the underfunded courts is primarily available only to those who can afford it.

Home Boy, All Saints, and MPAC Address Violence – June 30th

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Sharon Kyle:: Join the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Homeboy Industries and All Saints Church on June 30th for a Community Forum to find tools to address a growing concern – urban violence.

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