Past Events

Past events in the progressive communities of Southern California

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

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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

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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.

Urban Issues Forum: Life After Obama — Will Wealthy Separation Allow Our Communities to Connect the Dots?


This forum will focus on the adverse effects high unemployment is has had on impoverished African American communities nationwide.

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

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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.

KPFK 90.7 FM and LA Progressive Present Richard Wolff


Richard Wolff will discuss Economic Crisis and System Decline: What We Can Do. Saturday, 18 January, at the LA Musicians Union 47 Hall.

ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Forum: Health Care As A Right

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Immigrants and Obamacare — At the January 14th ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/Foothills forum, experts will discuss the #Health4All campaign.

#WakeUp2014 Theme of “Occupy the Rose Parade”


Lauren Steiner: dc]W[/dc]e need YOU to help raise awareness of the event. Join the Twitter Storm on Tuesday at 4 pm PST. Follow us on Twitter @AwakeCoalition to for information about the storm aOccupy the Rose Parade — Join the Twitter Storm on Tuesday at 4 pm PST. Follow us on Twitter @AwakeCoalition.nd the livestream and for live tweets during the parade.

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

Annual Festival of Rights Hanukkah Party: All Politics Is Local


Anjuli Kronheim: Bend the Arc is working to harness that political power and use it to win progressive issues domestically.

Tell Obama, Reid and Pelosi to Flush the TPP: Beverly Hills, November 25th


Lauren Steiner: On Monday, November 25, as many as 500 people will be the first to take the public protests of the secret trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) directly to the President, the Senate Majority Leader and the House Minority Leader when they come to town for two high dollar Democratic Party fundraisers.

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

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.

Blacks in STEM: Stereotype Busting & College Pipelining: November 14th


On Thursday, November 14th at Gardena High at 11:00, seminar participants will discuss college preparation, admission, mentoring, retention, confronting discrimination and their path to graduation.

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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