Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Do Black Lives Really Matter

*+-At this month’s forum, we have three experts who can help us better understand the dynamics involved in police interactions with black and brown communities, from law enforcement, legal, activist, and victim family perspectives.

Heroine of the Working Class

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*+-Murray Polner: For the rest of her life she toured the nation as a Wobbly to help secure the right of working men and men to organize unions, raise wages, and improve their working conditions.

ACLU Lawsuit Delivers for Students at 37 Schools

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*+-Diana Rubio: Attorneys representing middle-school students who experienced huge teacher turnover due to budget-based layoffs have reached a historic agreement in the Reed v. State of California et al. lawsuit.

ACLU Chapter Integrates Eagle Rock Community

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*+-Sarah Corsa: The chapter aims to incorporate community members and organizations from the Eagle Rock area into their events and activities, acting as a hybrid that connects the surrounding area, professors and students.

Baca Held Liable for L.A. County Jail Violence

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*+-Hector Villagra: A federal jury’s decision earlier this month to hold Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable for the savage beating of an inmate provides yet more proof of the deep-seated culture of violence in Los Angeles County’s jails.