Los Angeles 2013 Activities Archive

Thursday, December 12, 7:00pm
Let's toast to the good fight in 2013 and beyond!
This year has been filled with inspiring street action for social causes important to women, especially women of color, immigrants, LGBT folks and workers around the world, and some jaw-dropping set-backs. Bring your celebratory toast or funny roast to the heroes and villains everywhere. Chime in with what you think is needed in 2014 to keep up the good fight for working people and their families at Radical Women's year-end gathering.

Learn how this grassroots group evaluates its political and financial priorities and how to become part of an organization whose priority is to train women to be the leaders the movements have been waiting for.

Come early at 6:30pm to feast on a delicious winter supper, with vegetarian option, for an $8 donation.

Gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is disabled accessible.

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
HIP HOP & POETRY SLAM


Everyone is invited to a fundraiser to benefit the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund. Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence who is serving 20 years in prison for defending herself against an abusive husband. Performances include talented hip hop and spoken word artists such as MC360, Shorty Loka, Wo'se Kofi, Yazmin Monet, Fe Montes, Sangre Fria, Fawks One, Wil B and Gia-Scott Heron. Sponsored by MC360 and the Los Angeles Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.

Blu Elefant Café, 2024 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018.
For information 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Endorsed by Justice for my Sister Collective and Justice for Trayvon Martin, Los Angeles.

Saturday, September 14, 9am – 4pm
Giant Sidewalk Sale
Here are three ways you can lend a hand to support feisty feminist causes:

• Stop 'n shop at the sidewalk sale
• Donate items: house wares, furniture, jewelry, collectibles, tools, and more
• Volunteer: sort and price, pick up donations, staff the sale

The sale will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209).

To arrange a drop-off of your quality rummage, or to volunteer, call 323-732-6416 or email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Proceeds to benefit Radical Women, the Freedom Socialist Party, and the Freedom Socialist $100,000 Fund Drive.

Thursday, August 22, 7:00pm
Women's Rights Day Special Meeting:
Gender, Race and Voting Rights

Early U.S. feminists and anti-slavery movement leaders won the right to vote for women in August 1920 after a long, hard struggle. In 1965, Blacks finally achieved the vote in reality with the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a major Civil Rights Movement victory. In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act, dealing a huge blow to African Americans and other people of color. Bring your ideas to a report and discussion on what the recent Supreme Court decision means and how we can guarantee voting rights for everyone. Updates on upcoming Radical Women activities will also be discussed.

Radical Women's August meeting is part of 10 days of activities supported by the Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

A savory home-cooked supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 pm for an $8.00 donation.

The gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information or childcare (please call 5 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, July 25, 7:00pm
Leaders and misleaders in the battle for Crenshaw High
Crenshaw, L.A.'s iconic, overwhelmingly Black and Latino high school was recently dismantled and replaced with three magnet schools by a charter friendly and union busting L.A. Unified School District. Outraged parents and community members had the potential to unite with teachers, staff and students to stop the school districts assault. But by the end of the school year LAUSD's actions left 33 teachers displaced (27 were teachers of color) and the Special Education Department, among other vital programs, gutted.

Featured speakers, Freedom Socialist writer Yuisa Gimeno and Crenshaw High parent-leaders, will discuss their involvement in the fight, the effect of LAUSD's divide and conquer tactics, and share lessons they learned for future campaigns to defend public education. This discussion, along with a report back on the recent Radical Women Leadership Conference and upcoming activities, highlights the July meeting.

A home-cooked summer supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 pm for an $8.00 donation.

The gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information or childcare (please call 3 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Sunday, July 14, 2pm
Sizzlin' Summer BBQ & Garden Party
to benefit the Freedom Socialist newspaper

Meet special guest Nellie Wong, acclaimed poet and coordinator of the regular FS feature "Voices of Color." Games for children and fun for everyone!

Enjoy delicious BBQ (with veggie options) served from 2:30
BBQ donation $11 • $5 for kids and low income

1915 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, home of Yolanda Alaniz and Wendy McPherson. Exit 10 freeway at Western Ave., on bus lines #35 and 207.

Hosted by the Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. Proceeds to benefit the Freedom Socialist $100,000 fund drive.

For information call 323-732-6416 or 323-733-6200 or email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Thursday, June 27, 7:00pm
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride Meeting
Fighting for their lives: Queer & Transgender Resistance in Honduras

Drag queens, gays of color and lesbians led the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion that launched the modern U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement, and ignited a global fight for queer and trans liberation. Today in Honduras, the Movement for Sexual Diversity in Resistance (MDR) demands justice for the 91 LGBT people murdered since the U.S.-backed coup that ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.

Speakers: Lesbian immigrant activist, Karla Alegria, will report on a discussion with Pepe Palacios, a leader of the MDR and an activist in the National Front of Popular Resistance, a broad coalition that opposes the current right-wing government. Queer historian, Suyapa Portillo, will discuss her research and participation in the LGBTTI movement organizing in Honduras. Learn what you can do to help.

Home-cooked summer supper, with vegetarian option, served at 6:30 pm for an $8.00 donation.

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
(Wheelchair accessible. Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209.)

Proceeds to benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist newspaper fund drive.
Sponsored by Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party
For more information or childcare (please call 3 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416, radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or fspla@earthlink.net.

Friday, June 7, 7:30pm
Dyke March and Rally
San Vicente & Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood

March with Radical Women's feisty contingent! Look for our picket signs and bring your friends, co-workers, family and noisemakers. Join the march to honor the lives and activism of queer women everywhere. Meet up at 7:00pm at San Vicente & Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood. Due to traffic, we recommend you come early.

For more information, call 323-732-6416 or email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net

Thursday, May 23rd, 7:00pm
Radical Women meeting
Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Freedom Socialist Fund Drive!

Help jumpstart the $100,000 Fund Drive for the Freedom Socialist newspaper, the Voice of Revolutionary Feminism. Learn what it takes to keep an independent newspaper going and chime in with your creative ideas while participating in a fun and productive work party. The meeting will also feature an update on Crenshaw High School's fightback against reconstitution by LAUSD.

A delectable supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. (Work exchanges and sliding scale available).

Gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., off the 10 freeway at Arlington, bus lines #38 & 209. Disabled accessible. Everyone is welcome. For childcare please call 3 days ahead.

For information, contact 323-732-6416, radicalwomenla@earhtlink.net

Friday May 3, 7:00pm
2013 May Day Celebration
Clara Fraser: The original socialist feminist

A public celebration of this international working-class holiday will honor the life and ideas of Clara Fraser, founder of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. Fraser, a daughter of Russian immigrants, was born and raised in L.A.'s Boyle Heights. She taught a generation of young radicals and women's liberationists how to stand together to fight discrimination and exploitation.

Speakers: Yolanda Alaniz, collaborator with Fraser to form the Comrades of Color Caucus, and Samuel Solomon, professor of Critical Theory and Social Justice at Occidental College.

Arrive early for an International Buffet at 6:00pm for a $10 donation (vegan options available). The program begins at 7:00pm, $3 donation requested. (Strikers and students $2.00) Work exchanges available.

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38 and 209. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For child care or more information call 323-732-6416, email or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or fspla@earthlink.net.

Co-sponsored by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party

Thursday April 25th, 7:00pm
Radical Women meeting
Let's get down to feisty feminist business!

Learn how this grassroots feminist organization evaluates its work and decides political priorities. Chime in with your ideas about the upcoming May Day event celebrating the life and ideas of RW founder Clara Fraser and her lasting contributions to the feminist, civil rights, labor and radical movements. See how a community-based group maintains itself careful accounting and support from working-class people. Find out how to become part of an organization whose priority is to train women to be the leaders the movements have been waiting for.

The meeting is free. A savory supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30pm for an $8 donation.

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38 and 209. Disabled accessible.

For information contact 323-732-6416, radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Thursday, March 28, 7:00pm
A Conversation with Anne Slater,
Radical Women National Organizer and Feminist Extraordinaire

From abortion clinic defense in Mississippi to the battle to save healthcare for the poor in Washington State, Slater has collaborated with organizers on coalition-building and grassroots community campaigns. Enjoy this Q & A about RW's nationwide activities and learn how to become part of the fight for the total emancipation of women.

Also featured will be an evaluation on the recent Black History Month meeting about the battle over LAUSD's "transformation" plan for Crenshaw High School and other RW updates.

Come before the meeting at 6:30pm to feast on a delicious spring dinner, with vegetarian option. $8 donation requested.

Gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is disabled accessible.

Friday, March 8, 7:00pm
International Women's Day Commemoration
Women Rise Up to Stop Violence

U.S. socialist women initiated this rebel holiday in 1911 to support the heroic strikes sparked by female garment workers. Today, around the world and in the U.S., women continue to lead labor battles and protest rape, domestic violence and other gender-based attacks. Participate in this anniversary speak out that is part of a growing effort to free Marissa Alexander-an African American mother from Jacksonville, Florida in jail for firing a warning shot to stop an attack by her estranged husband. Though no one was hurt, she was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and faces a 20-year prison sentence. Learn about her case and share your ideas about what is needed to stop global violence against women. Your spoken word, poetry, solidarity message and song are welcome. Proceeds from the event to benefit Marissa Alexander Legal Defense and Radical Women.

A delectable international buffet, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for a $10 donation. $3 door donation requested. (Work exchanges and sliding scale available).

The gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information or childcare (please call 3 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is disabled accessible.

Thursday, February 21, 7:00pm
Special Black History Month Meeting
The grassroots battle for Crenshaw High School

Freed slaves founded the first U.S. public education system. Crenshaw High is part of that legacy and was born out of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, L.A. Unified School District wants to dismantle this beacon of pride and then privatize it. LAUSD has forced staff to re-apply for their jobs, has left six classrooms without a permanent teacher and starves the school of urgently needed resources. Outraged parents, students, teachers and community members have been organizing to demand a stop to these racist and union-busting tactics.

Hear from a panel of parents, students and educators from the Crenshaw Cougar Coalition who are part of this important fight. Open mic discussion will follow on how to stop the assault on public schools.

A savory home-cooked supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:00 pm for an $8.00 donation.

The gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information or childcare (please call 3 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is disabled accessible.

Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm
Kick off 2013 with Radical Women!
Learn how this grassroots feminist organization sets political priorities and get the latest on opportunities to participate in current activities. Preparations for a Black History Month gathering, an exploration of a feminist analysis on pornography and a special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the legal decision that decriminalized abortion – will round out Radical Women's monthly meeting.

A hearty winter supper, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 pm for an $8.00 donation.

Get-together will be held at Solidarity Hall, located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209). For more information or childcare (please call 3 days in advance) contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net. Solidarity Hall is disabled accessible.


2012 Activities