Urban Issues Forum with Angela Davis: April 19

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Constructing a 21st Century Populist Movement: Re-thinking Wealth and Imprisonment Protest.

Seeds of Peace: April 20

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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 Healthcare Movie – Screening April 24th

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Please join emergency room physician, Dr. Bill Honigman and others for a screening of “The Healthcare Movie” a highly acclaimed documentary by Laurie Simmons and Terry Sterrenberg, narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland

Morocco Unveiled — April 2

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Women, Art, and Activism in the New Morocco. Tuesday, April 1, with Majdouine Lyazidi, Levantine Cultural Center.

Not A Feather, But A Dot — Screening April 22nd

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“Not a Feather, but a Dot” is a synthesis of the Indian history, perceptions and journey in the United States, told through a first
person narrative of the filmmaker.

Cesar Chavez Peace Walk — March 30

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Cesar Chavez Peace Walk

Keep San Onofre Closed

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“We must win this battle for health, safety, economy, environment as well as rate and regulatory issues” Wasserman claimed, “Southern California Edison wants to impose a cost of $765M on its customer base for steam generators at San Onofre that don’t work.”

ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothill “Gun Violence in Our Communities” Forum — March 12th

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An upcoming ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills Chapter bimonthly public forum on March 12th will bring the conversation back to the no less critical gun violence taking the lives of our fellow Angelenos day in and day out.

Non-violent Resistance to Support Israeli-Occupied Palestinians — April 6

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All-day “Justice and Only Justice” Conference will be presented April 6 in Pasadena by Friends of Sabeel Los Angeles and Orange County

Keeping Families Together Tour

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Join CHIRLA’s “Keeping Families Together: tour March 4-6

The LA Premiere of Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

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Stephen Vittoria’s new feature documentary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many consider America’s most famous political prisoner – a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression.

Emancipation — Sunday, February 24

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As a special event for Black History Month, Neighborhood Church will present the first public performance of Emancipation, written by Jonathan Estrin and directed by Alan Freeman.

Torture Survivors Express on Stage – Feb 26th & 27th

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Diane Lefer: Torture Survivors Express on Stage – with Hector Aristizabal and Alessia Cartoni, we’ve been creating a Theater of Witness play entitled, “We Are Here” with torture survivors who live in LA County

Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo — Wednesday, 27 February

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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.”

Drones: Killers and Spies – Is Anybody Safe Anywhere? March 12th

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Charles Feldman KNX Reporter and ACLU’s Peter Bibring on Domestic Surveillance Drones and Your Privacy and Civil Liberties. ACLU’s Ahilan Arulanatham will speak on Overseas Targeted Killings

Women Veterans Symposium — March 21

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With Ruth Wong, Director of LA County Military & Veteran Affairs, and Brenda Threatt, Office of the Mayor City of Los Angeles.

Creatively Maladjusted: Sustaining a Prophetic Ministry — February 18

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Progressive Christians United Annual Event, with La Makia Castillo, Patrisse Marie Cullors, and Sarah Nolan at St. Michael’s Church in Studio City.

Be Part of the Largest Climate Rally in History: LA, February 17

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Jack Eidt: Never before have such a wide array organizations … environmental, humanitarian, religious, political, labor, civil rights, and educational … come together in Los Angeles to say: “Solve the climate crisis! Take a stand, Mr. President!”

LA Students to Hold Teach-In on Civilian Oversight of County Jails — February 7th

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Patrisse Collurs: The Dandelion Risin’ Leadership Institute will host a teach-in on civilian oversight of the L.A. County Jails Thursday, February 7, from 11:20 a.m. until 12:20 p.m., on the campus of Los Angeles Trade Technical College,

March to Guarantee Universal Healthcare for All Californians — February 11th

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We need Improved Medicare for All! Join us on Monday, February 11th starting in Pershing Square and ending at the offices of Anthem Blue Cross.

Tar Sands Blockade

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Lauren Steiner: You are invited to come stand with us in solidarity with Idle No More and Tar Sands Blockaders everywhere on January 28th in peaceful, unified protest of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) – funded Keystone XI Pipeline.

Pasadena City Council, School Board Candidate Forums

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The Pasadena/Foothills Chapter of ACLU SC is hosting 2 candidates forums- one on January 31st for Pasadena City Council candidates (6:30 PM at Church of Truth, 690 East Orange Grove Blvd.) and one Pasadena Unified School District candidates (6:30 PM at 301 North Orange Grove Blvd.)

Discuss “The New Jim Crow” at All Saints in Pasadena

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Join the discussion of author and attorney Michelle Alexander’s ground-breaking book , The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness in four sessions at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 No. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, 91101 (across from City Hall).

Byron Hurt at Occidental College Jan 23

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“Soul Food Junkies: The Impact of Food on Life and Health” Join us for the MLK Week Keynote speech with special guest BYRON HURT. Most recently, Byron directed the award winning documentary “Soul Food Junkies.” It aired nationally on PBS’ Emmy award-winning series, Independent Lens. Learn more at www.BHurt.com.

Put Citizens United on the Ballot in Los Angeles

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Lauren Windsor: Join the Money Out/Voters In Coalition and California Common Cause on Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00 am for the City Council meeting to ask the LA City Council to place this on the ballot:

REAL EYEZ Book Signing at Eso Won Wednesday Night

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Antony Samad: The book is an examination of American Institutions (Race, Religion, Education and Politics) and the cultural shifts taking place in our society (national identity, racism, sport, social stigmatism, sex, redemption, counter-culturalism, popular acceptance and tragedy)

Occupy the Ballot: A Public Forum on Popular Movements and Independent Politics

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A meeting of the minds with a range of community organizers including Ron Gochez, Marcy Winograd, Bilal Ali, Michael Feinstein, Kim MaGill and others and organizers who are working to develop alternatives to the current corporate-dominated political system.

You Could Be Speaking at Netroots Nation

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ach year, we ask for your help in developing and organizing the sessions you’ll attend at Netroots Nation. Your submissions will help us create an inclusive and engaging agenda.

LA Police Department’s 2013 LGBT Community Police Academy

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The Los Angeles Police Department presents the 2013 LGBT Community Police Academy every Thursday night, beginning on April 4th, thru May 30, 2013.

Community Demands End to Violence in L.A. County Jails – Dec 18th

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Violence in County Jails – Community organizers demanding an end to violence committed by L.A. Sheriff Deputies in L.A. County Jails – hold press conference Tuesday

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