Forum: Getting Money Out of Politics – Tuesday, July 10th

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ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothiils Chapter forum on Getting Money Out of Politics, with Mary Beth Fiedler of Move to Amend LA and Stephen Rohde, ACLU Southern California board member — Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Pasadena

Walmart in Altadena: Fact or Fantasy

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Help take Altadena back. Say NO! to Walmart.

Stonewall’s 6th Annual HERO Awards — August 25th

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Stonewall’s HERO Awards honor Sen. Diane Feistein, Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Planned Parenthood’s Susan Dunlap, and Hon. Cynthia Loo — Augsut 25th

Shut Down, Not Meltdown: Keep Japan Nuclear-Free! — June 22

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A coalition of groups – calling for a closure of California nuclear power plants – will target the Japanese Embassy in downtown Los Angeles Friday (June 22) to protest the re-opening of the nuclear power reactors in Japan.

Marianne Williamson Discusses the War on Women

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On June 19th at 7:00 pm, Marianne Williamson will speaking on Women and Politics at the home of: Jan Good Man and Jerry Manpearl in Santa Monica. Tto rsvp contact Ilene PRoctor proctor@artnet.net

Innocense Matters Courageous Truth Award – June 28th

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Attend Innocense Matters’ Second Annual Courageous Truth Award and learn more about one courageous leader’s determination to follow the truth in all circumstances.

Community-Based Solutions: No Prisons No Jails — June 23

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Come to a community meeting Saturday, June23, that confronts the financial choices that LA and California’s politicians are making to invest our resources in policing and imprisonment, rather than the services we need.

Observing UN’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture — June 26th

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Legal Aid Survivor Project to Commemorate UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Events and Social Media Campaign Aim to Raise Awareness and Recognize Survivors

Protest at State “Regulating” Fracking Workshop — Tuesday, 12 June

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Rally to protest fracking in California, Tuesday, 12 June, 5:30 pm, in Culver City.

Witness to Innocense: Bethel AME Church — Wednesday, June 20

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On Wednesday, June 20th at Bethel AME Church Kirk Bloodsworth, Nathan Fields and Franky Carillo will share their inspiring stories of wrongful conviction and the fight to prove their innocence. The panel will be moderated by Aqueela Sherrills a man who has worked to end gang violence in Los Angeles for the past 20 years.

Witness to Innocense: Stories of Wrongful Conviction — Thursday, June 21

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Hear from former death row inmates proven innocent. Learn about a better path to justice. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Los Angeles.

LAPD’s LGBT Community Police Academy Graduation — Thursday, June 14th

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With Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Dr. Luann Pannell, and Captian Michelle Veenstra

Campaign for a Healthy California’s 3rd Annual Summer Conference – July 7th & 8th

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Organizing for Healthcare Justice in California Campaign for a Healthy California’s 3rd Annual Summer Conference The Campaign for a Healthy California is a coalition of organizations committed to winning single-payer healthcare in the Golden State. Join our annual summer conference to learn how you can help build a statewide grassroots movement for a just, sustainable [...]

Human Dignity Awards Dinner – May 31st

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he Program for Torture Victims (PTV)  is rebuilding lives. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization works with torture survivors from over 65 countries. It is the first organization of its kind that does this kind of work — work that has helped heal the wounds of thousands through a comprehensive set of services. PTV provides services to [...]

Crossroads Antiracism Training and Organization

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Crossroads Antiracism Training: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2 pm to 6pm. Virginia Park, 2200 Virginia Avenuez, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Urban Issues Breakfast Forum: 20 Years after the ’92 LA Riots – Friday May 25th

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What Has Changed, What Needs to Change — with Rodney King, Connie Rice, Rev. Chip Murray and others. Friday, 25 May, 7:30 a.m., California African American Museum.

LA’s Second Annual LGBT Heritage Month Opening Ceremony – Friday, June 1st

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LGBT Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies, Friday, 1 June, LA City Hall, 200 No. Spring Street, 10 a.m. to Noon

Safe Summer Tip-Off: LAPD vs. LAFD – Saturday, June 9th

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LA’s Finest — Police versus Fire Department — take the court Saturday, 9 June, 10:30 a.m., USC Galen Center, 3400 So. Figueroa. Entertainment, games, prizes

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

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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.

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