Shields for Families-Jericho Vocational Services Center, 3221 No. Alameda, Compton. In partnership with the Compton’s Mayor’s Office.
Louis Gomez: In prison, I’ve played the bad guy, the victim, the revolutionary, and the good guy—nothing seems to be the perfect fit.
Hear from community activist who have directly experienced growing up in foster care. Panelist will share the racial impacts that occurred within their time in foster care as well.
Joey Vasquez: Being a hurt kid who felt abandoned by my parents, I thought I had to prove myself to others for my self-worth. And becoming a barrio star seemed like the best way to prove my self-worth.
James Elrod: Having no real concept of what honor really is, I resolved in my own twisted logic and rationalizations that I would be the toughest, “downest,” and most loyal white gang member I could be.
John Schiff: While the excitement of the Farmer’s Market is a joy for humans, it is a torment for the sensitive animals bombarded by its color, noise, and movement.
James B. Elrod: Equally as destructive as the violence in my home was the fact that, from my earliest memories until I was around eleven or twelve, my brother (four years older than myself and the recipient of most of my mother’s violent attention) sexually and physically abused me.
Jen Suh: This historic election (the first in Huntington’s 123-year history) is the culmination of nearly a year of organizing, primarily to restore quality patient care at Huntington. Nurses have faced harassment, intimidation, threats and surveillance to get to this point, and we want to offer our thanks and encouragement to them as they head into the election.
Comcast is expected to stack the hearing with corporate cronies who will comment in support of the merger.
610+ people have been killed by Los Angeles County Law Enforcement since the year 2000.
Esteban Tabarez, Jr. : Being gay on the outside is hard but is even harden on the inside. Many inmates or even guards do not accept or tolerate you—many automatically believe you are in jail because you must be a sex offender due to your sexuality.
Johnny Martinez: I found the father figure and brotherhood I was seeking in a group of street thugs. Eventually, I joined a gang and began using drugs. The first drug I used was marijuana, followed later by heavier drugs such as cocaine and PCP.
M.E. Vigil: When my father passed away in 2004, I had already been locked up in Pelican Bay for almost 14 years straight. I was never given the chance to say good-bye to him.