Upcoming events and actions in Greater Los Angeles designed to protect the environment.
David Riker: I began to think about what it means to live in the very epicenter of the American Dream, and feel not hope – but trapped. My focus shifted, and I began to imagine a film not simply about the borders of geography, but about human borders – of class, culture, attitudes, and ideas. This was the starting point for The Girl.
Marian Wright Edelman: too many people assume that despite recurring cases of often labeled “isolated” or “unpredictable” mass gun violence primarily committed by White male shooters, “ordinary” gun violence is mostly a Black problem that is or should be the Black community’s responsibility alone to solve.
Ace Hoffman: There’s an unofficial history of misery, starting with the uranium miners, the bomb victims, the bomb test “downwinders,” “Chernobyl heart” and “thyroid necklace” children, and now Fukushima thyroid cases abound… yet nobody counts.
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.
All-day “Justice and Only Justice” Conference will be presented April 6 in Pasadena by Friends of Sabeel Los Angeles and Orange County
Former Legislator Known for Independence and Government Reform to Work With Students, Provide Political Analysis in Campus Programs
Join CHIRLA’s “Keeping Families Together: tour March 4-6
California Common Cause released new analysis of the fundraising around the Los Angeles Mayoral race, finding that some of the campaign finance reforms implemented in 2013 are already re-shaping candidate fundraising to focus on individual and smaller donors.
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.
Casey Leydon: Our mission, with our community, The International Native American Memorial, is to gather all Indigenous Tribes and Nations to form a virtual round dance around the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and to reclaim it for Indigenous Native Americans.
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.
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.”