Free Documentary Film Screening and Discussion “ON THESE SHOULDERS WE STAND” You are invited to join us at a free screening of Glenne McElhinney’s documentary, “On These Shoulders We Stand,” about LGBT civil rights in the 60s and 70s in Los Angeles. After the screening a panel of local community activists including Wes Jo and […]
Mark Naison: On Fordham Road, most of the people including the children, are heavy, some to the point of obesity.
Allison Mannos: Advocates ought to be examining ways to work with the Legislature to create incentives, mitigation funds and other pots of money that advance transportation and housing balances, multimodal transportation and good construction jobs in the region.
Carl Matthes: Highlight of the evening was a film directed by Ryan James Yezak and produced by Dana Miller which capsulized the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and AHF’s crusade to fight the disease around the world.
Stephen Box: As community activists continue to fight for a ban on city park advertising, the Mayor is pursuing an overhaul of LA’s sign ordinance that will create “innovative revenue sources” such as wilderness advertising.
Interested in proposing a breakout session topic or speaker? Please download and fill out this Call for Workshops form. Deadline: 15 January 2012.
David Love: Crown Heights was imminently important from a political perspective, as it altered the course of New York’s political history and ended the brief stint that was Black Power in the Big Apple.
Walter Brasch: The truth is that the politics of hate, combined with media complicity and Internet access, has led not to a discussion of critical issues but to character assassination, with racism and bigotry as its pillars.
Cynthia Liu: Charter schools seem to have evolved into government-subsidized industries exploited by for-profit companies more interested in real estate deals than teaching.
Kafi D. Blumenfield: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This generation of leaders has taken Dr. King’s injunction to heart and they are taking action. They and their peers find common ground by connecting not only through race, gender, sexual orientation or citizenship status, but also, on higher ground, through shared aspirations and hope for the future.
The Los Angeles Media Reform Group encourages community activists and grassroots media makers to present their ideas at its fourth annual LA Media Reform “Just Media” Summit, scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Occidental College.
Press Release This month, friends, supporters, political allies and family members gathered at 6457 E. Whittier Blvd., in East Los Angeles to celebrate and inaugurate the grand opening of a new progressive community law office in East Los Angeles. This new community legal center is the joint effort of Mercedes V. Castillo and Guillermo Suárez […]
Sikivu Hutchinson: Because Franklin and Turner are black male killers of black women, it is safe to say that there will be no cable-ready film made psychoanalyzing their childhoods, no Lifetime channel melodrama on the lives and last days of their victims trumpeted in flashy national billboard campaigns, and no pathos inspiring media blitz chronicling the anguish that these murders elicited in South L.A. communities.