Past Events

Past events in the progressive communities of Southern California

Civil Rights Act Celebrates 50 Years: Why So Little Progress?

Civil Rights Act Celebrates 50 Years

Segregated schools get the short end of every stick, with larger class sizes, fewer resources for the special support students need to propel them into college — and often a police presence on high school campuses that sends far too many students in all the wrong direction.

“How Popular Blackness Changed America”

How Popular Blackness Changed America

Join us THIS Friday, June 13th, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., as this forum features a discussion on how “Power to the People,” self-determination in symbol and substance, changed American culture and the world.

PDA’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser — Sunday, June 8th

pda fundraiser

In the face of the loss of our founder, Tim Carpenter, on April 28, PDA will gather for our annual LA fundraiser June 8, at 6 pm.

Ban The Box Rally — Friday, June 6th

Ban The Box Rally

Come join us, and add your voice! LA City Council is asking the public to come forward and tell them how background checks keep us from getting a job or housing.

A New Day Has Come Rally — June 2nd

new day has come

Join us on June 2nd, the evening before the June 3rd elections to voice to all the candidates running for Sheriff and County Board of Supervisors, that A NEW DAY HAS COME!

Black Man of Happiness

Black Man of Happiness

Peter Harris: The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Unalienable Right’ is a jazzy journal & unprecedented meditation that ranges in scope from Thomas Jefferson’s era to the Digital Age in search of the answer to the simple, startling question, What is a happy Black man?

How Soultrain Shaped Social Norms in America


How Soultrain Shaped Social Norms in America: Author Nelson George discusses his book “The Hippest Trip in Amerca”

California March for Democracy

California March for Democracy 180

California March for Democracy: Join us at 10am on Saturday, May 17th at Los Angeles City Hall to launch the California March for Democracy

Cornel West at Cal State LA

cornel west

Cornel West at Cal State LA: Dr. Cornel West will be speaking at the upcoming 7th Annual Pan-African Studies Forum at Cal State LA

May Day For All March — May 1

may day march

It’s time: Relief to keep families together and justice for low wage workers are way overdue.

Who’s Policing Law Enforcement? May 13th

Policing Law Enforcement

What Is Civilian Oversight of Pasadena’s Police Department and the LA County Sheriff’s Department? May 13th, 7 p.m., Neighborhood Church, Pasadena.

Los Angeles Is Better Than Donald Sterling Anti-Racism Protest

Donald Sterling Anti-Racism Protest

Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. Staples Center – Corner of Figueroa and Pico, Downtown Los Angeles. Activists will call on the public to boycott the L.A. Clippers and ask Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to denounce Sterling’s comments.

Bridges to Understanding — Thursday, 1 May


Bridges to Understanding: Neighborhood Church, 301 No. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. “Muslims Need Not Apply”

Los Angeles 28th Amendment National Roadshow


The 28th Amendment National Roadshow blasts off with Cenk Uygur and feature film preview at UCLA School of Law on April 26th.

Equitable California Economy


“All-In Nation: An America That Works for All” describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

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

Simona Farrise for Assembly: Grand Opening Saturday, April 5th

Simona Farrise

Saturday, April 5 — 2 to 5 PM — 8810 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite B. Los Angeles, CA 90045

Revival of the Religious Left?


With the religious right a dominant force in the Republican Party, why is there not an equivalent on the left?

L.A. County Sheriff Debate in Pasadena: Sunday, April 6th

la county sheriff debate

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.

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.

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.

ACLU President Speaks on the Snowden Affair


Susan N. Herman, the president of the national American Civil Liberties Union will discuss how to avoid the problems faced by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Abuse and Deadly Force Under the “Color of Authority”


Anthony Samad: This month’s forum features a discussion on Abuse and Deadly Force under the “Color of Authority” and/or the cover of law.

ACLU SoCal Forum on Women’s Rights Coming in March

ACLU Womens Rights 24FEB14

ACLU SoCal Womens Rights Forum at the Hollywood Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

Great March for Climate Action: Kick-Off in Los Angeles – March 1st


Great March for Climate Action: Saturday, March 1, the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 will rally at a Port of Los Angeles oil refinery.

Two Years Later: We Are Still Troy Davis


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

Legacy of Abolitionism — Saturday, 15 February


Legacy of Abolitionism: Join us for a panel session on the lessons that can be drawn from the Abolitionist movement in the United States.

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.

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