Lauren Steiner: Please help us spread the word across Los Angeles! Come with signs that say “Bruce Karsh, please don’t sell the LA Times to the Kochs” and “Bruce Karsh, our democracy is not for sale” We are gathering Thursday, May 23 for a rally and march.
Past events in the progressive communities of Southern California
Panelists at the upcoming ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills Chapter bimonthly public forum on Tuesday, May 14, will recount the battle for LGBTQ rights in our community, discuss the impact discrimination and abuse has on students in local schools — especially for youth of color, and outline legal challenges ahead.
Not only will best-selling author Marianne Williamson give the keynote talk, and a workshop, there will be workshops bringing together activists and contemplatives on topics ranging from Kundalini yoga, Sufism, Kabalah, and Christian meditation to environmentalism, just peacemaking and gun violence reduction. Workshop presenters include Rev Ed Bacon, Maher Hathout (founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council), Glen Stassen (Just Peacemaking), and many more–over 30 total!
The speakers will examine unjust U.S. detentions and prosecutions, whether at the internment camp at Guantánamo, in domestic prisons and jails, or at ICE immigration detention centers; explore how racism and anti-Muslim propaganda are being utilized to enable and normalize these unjust detentions and prosecutions, and contextualize these in the ongoing if rebranded so-called “war on terror.”