Mothers Behind Bars Benefit — October 27th

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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

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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.”

Los Angeles Free Our Sisters Forum: Saturday, 14 September

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An opportunity to network and enjoy an art exhibit, a musical performance, remarks from Mary Sutton and Margaret Prescod and a discussion on the impact of incarceration and policing on women.

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.

Soldier’s Heart Retreat — October 10-14

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Rebecca Martin: According to a 2012 VA study, some 8,000 veterans are thought to die by suicide each year, about 22 per day.

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.

Rally to Ban Fracking — August 12th

Tell Fran Pavley to drop weak fracking regulatory bill and fight for a ban instead.

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. . .

Cafe Inquiry: Incendiary, The Willingham Case — Wednesday, July 31

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Join us for popcorn and a FREE MOVIE in the Steve Allen Theater! This month’s film: Incendiary: The Willingham Case

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

50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington – Local Event Plan July 28th

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We welcome the planned commemoration in Washington, D.C. this year but we also feel that the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington needs to serve as a vehicle for advancing struggles for justice on the ground-floor in every community

“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.

Why and How to Avoid GMOs — July 30

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“Scientific Perspective on Why and How to Avoid GMOs” And also the Latest News On Why The Trade Agreements “TPP” and “TAFTA” Will Affect Our Food.

“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.

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.

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