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


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


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


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


“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

Put Citizens United on the Ballot in Los Angeles


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

ACLU-SC Pasadena Foothills Police Drones Forum — January 8th

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Domestic Drones and Police Surveillance: What Happens to Civil LIberties. Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Pasadena, California.

Netroots Nation 2013


Netroots Nation 2013 – Anyone who is a political activist, blogger, journalist, politician, reporter, social justice proponent, or is just curious about issues, current events and technology — will benefit by attending.

Mt. Washington School Information Session: December 11

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Urban Issues Forum: Senior Hunger

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Please join us this FRIDAY MORNING, December 7th, at 7:30 a.m., as we discuss a dire economic reality around the senior population in our community, hunger among the elderly.

Comedy Congress Live – Dec 12th

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Election season might be over, but that doesn’t mean Comedy Congress is too. From the Petraeus love pentagon to fiscal cliff worries, join Patt Morrison and her guests to laugh at the madness of it all—the truth hurts far less when it’s told by comedians. The comedic material emanating from Washington D.C., and state capitols across the [...]

Why Is Cancer Killing More African-Americans? Thurs Dec 6th


Cancer Kills More African-Americans – African American men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer. Black women die at higher rates from breast cancer.

Free Film Screening: “On These Shoulders We Stand” Dec 7th

On These Shoulders We Stand

Free Documentary Film Screening and Discussion “ON THESE SHOULDERS WE STAND” You are invited to join us at a free screening of Glenne McElhinney’s documentary, “On These Shoulders We Stand,” about LGBT civil rights in the 60s and 70s in Los Angeles. After the screening a panel of local community activists including Wes Jo and [...]

Raise Cash and Consciousness for The Progressive Magazine: December 2nd

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Founded by Wisconsin Senator Fighting Bob La Follette on January 9, 1909, the magazine is known for combating corporate power and for championing civil rights and civil liberties, women’s rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, human rights, environmentalism, criminal justice reform, and democratic reform.

Marianne Williamson on The Law of Divine Compensation – Dec 4th

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Marianne Williamson on Divine Compensation – The author, activist, lecturer and teacher in the world of spiritual self-help, will be speaking at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, CA on Dec 4th.

Will Gaming Change the Way We Learn? – Tuesday Dec 4th


Gaming’s Affect on Learning – Are video games were teaching us fundamental skills?

Tom Hayden at Oxy Thursday Night – “From the 1960s to Barack Obama: What Now?”

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Tom Hayden will be speaking at Occidental College this Thursday on the topic, on “From the 1960s to Barack Obama: What Now?”

LA Protest Against Israel’s War on Civilians in Gaza

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As the aerial bombardment of Gaza’s homes, markets, hospitals, schools and more continues–and with the potential invasion of Israeli ground troops–join us for an emergency action to demand an immediate end to the attacks and ending all U.S. aid to Israel.

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