ACLU Next: Death Penalty on the Ballot — May 21

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Guest Speakers: Jeanne Woodford (former San Quentin warden) and Obie Anthony (exonerated after being wrongfully convicted of murder) Monday, 21 May

Broken Windows and Los Angeles – Jun 4th

Broken Window

His “broken windows theory” of combating crime—by maintaining order and focusing on minor infractions—helped re-shape LAPD policy. His work on bureaucracy influenced late 20th-century efforts to re-organize California governments.

Are We All Paparazzi Now? – May 16th

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Paparazzi may feed our addiction, but we are the addicts. And in an age where every film, TV, and even reality personality seems to have a team of stylists and press people choreographing their every move, what role are the stars themselves playing in this industry?

Will China Dominate the Skies? – May 14th

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China plans to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars on expanding its aerospace industry, and the city of Xi’an alone has 250,000 workers in the field. Scores of new airports are under construction. And China hopes to create the next Boeing or Airbus.

Pasadena/Foothills ACLU Forum: How Homeowners and Renters Cope with Housing Crisis

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Hear how activist groups in the San Gabriel Valley and across Los Angeles are fighting back, battling attempts to throw people out of their homes and collaborating to find housing for former homeowners and others who can no longer find a decent—and afforable—place to rent.

The Health Care Debate: A Free Public Conference

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A free public conference – Health Care: Where Are We Now? — will address the health-care debate: Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pasadena City College, Harbeson Hall. 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Confronting California’s In-Justice System with Michelle Alexander

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Come Let Us Reason Together: Faith Communities Confronting California’s In-Justice System — with Author Michelle Alexander — Thursday, May 10 — New Philadelphia AME Church, Rancho Dominguez, California

Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with Michelle Alexander — May 11

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Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” Friday, May 11, 7:30 a.m., at the California African American Museum.

First Annual Downtown Los Angeles Stand Down — May 6

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First Annual Downtown LA Stand Down, Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2341 East Olympic boulevard. Help homeless vets combat life on the street.

Fifth Annual Youth Media Education and Leadership Conference — May 31

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Youth Media Education and Leadership Conference, Thursday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Loker Student Union, Cal State Dominguez Hills.

May Day Events In Los Angeles

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ay Day Events in and around Los Angeles National Lawyers Guild/LA Executive Director Jim Lafferty wrote on Fri, 4/27/12: The protests this May 1st will be historic. This year traditional immigrant rights groups are joining with the L.A. County Federation of Labor and Occupy LA, in staging protests starting at nine different locations around the [...]

Latin Jazz and Tea at the Venice High School Learning Garden

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Latin Jazz and Tea at the Venice High School Learning Garden. The Urban Survival Kitchen is finding solutions to the ever-growing problem of dwindling food resources. Join them on Sunday.

Defending Civil Liberties: If They Take You In The Morning

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Defending Civil Liberties in the Era of the Wars on Drugs, Terror, and Immigrants. Sunday, April 29, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena. With “Reckoning with Torture” and panel discussion.

Create American Jobs with Our Tax Dollars

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Protest LA Metro Board’s staff recommendation and instead work with Siemens to create 1,122 American jobs and a factory in our communities. Monday, April 30, at 9 a.m.

We are Women March and Rally — Los Angeles

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On Saturday, April 28th, We Are Women is joining together united in solidarity with all women to make a loud and clear statement that women must be treated as equals deserving dignity and the right to decisions dealing with their own healthcare.

Liberty Hill Gives Prestigious Upton Sinclair Award to Paris Barclay

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The 2012 fundraising gala takes place on May 9 at the Beverly Hilton. Liberty Hill expects more than 600 friends, supporters, and allies to join in celebration of Paris and their other 2012 honorees.

“4 Winds” People’s Power Car and Bike Caravan — May 1st

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For May 1st, 2012 Occupy Los Angeles is organizing around a “4 Winds” People’s Power Car and Bike Caravan through the urban sprawl of Los Angeles that will culminate in Direct Action in and around the Financial District

Rally for the 99%

99% Rally

We are at a crossroads as a country. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Smiley and West – The Book Tour

Smiley West Book Tour

Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals are touring the country addressing the issue of rising poverty in the United States.

Los Angeles Fire Chief Talks Budget Cuts and Response Time

New York Firefighters Rescue in Worst Storm

How is the Fire Department affected by budget cuts? Chief Brian Cummings of the Los Angeles Fire Department talks to the community about budget cuts and response time.

LA Police Department’s LGBTQ Community Forum — April 12th

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Los Angeles Police Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) Community Forum Coming April 12th

Justice for Trayvon Martin — Community Speakout!

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17-year-old Trayvon was murdered 26 February by a racist vigilante while walking from the store to his father’s home in a suburb of Orlando, Florida. The murderer is being protected and not arrested by local police.

Cancer Prevention, Detection, Intervention

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Certain types of cancer disproportionately affect the Latino and African-American communities. The California Oncology Research Institute will conduct FREE mammograms following a panel discussion on this topic.

The Horrors of Corporate Healthcare: April Ghouls Day

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April Ghouls Day: Zombies, vampires and other corporate health care monsters will “chase” ill patients from Blue Cross through the streets of downtown Los Angeles as the patients throw bags of money at them.

Green Party Music Benefit March 22nd

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Please join peace activist Marcy Winograd, the Goo Goo Dolls’ Mike Malinin, Violinist Lili Haydn and others for the Green Party Music Benefit in Santa Monica.

LAPD 2012 LGBT Community Police Academy Starts in April

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The Los Angeles Police Department’s 2012 LGBT Community Police Academy every Thursday night, beginning April 19 thru June 14, 2012.

Making Your Own Media: “Media for the 99%” Summit

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To get you waist deep in the big media yourself, this Saturday we’re presenting ten workshops that will give you hands-on tutoring on how to effect change in your community by creating your own media.

How Will Local Communities Cope with the Sudden Influx of Newly Released Prisoners?

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ACLU Forum: The number of nonviolent, non-serious, non-sexual prisoners the San Gabriel Valley alone will receive through 2012 is between 1,000 and 1,500. What will be the impact on local communities and families of these (primarily) men?

ACLU Forum: Homecoming: Community Planning For Released Prison Inmates

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More than a thousand prisoners are being released into the San Gabriel Valley through 2012 . What will be the impact on local communities and families?

Occupiers Rally in Beverly Hills Park Wednesday Evening

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On Wednesday, February 15 from 4 – 7:30 pm, Occupiers will rally at the Will Rogers Memorial Park at9650 Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills to call attention to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

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