Los Angeles 2014 Activities Archive

Wednesday, December 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Vigil for Human Rights Day:
Stop Police Violence Now!
LAPD Headquarters, 100 W. First Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Sponsored by: Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater Los Angeles
Posted on: https://www.facebook.com/events/884103074956484/

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343 or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Saturday, December 13, 11:00am – 5:00pm
LadyFest IE (Inland Empire)
Blood Orange Infoshop, 3485 University Ave. #2, Riverside, CA 92501
Sponsored by LadyFest IE
Posted on: http://www.facebook.com/events/174460806073540/?pnref=story

To meet up with Radical Women call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343.

Saturday, December 13, 1:00pm
"We Are Ferguson Los Angeles" Rally/March
Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028 Sponsored by: We Are Ferguson Los Angeles Posted on: https://www.facebook.com/WeareFergusonLA

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343
or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Sunday, December 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Teach-In on history of
L.A. Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA)
The focus of this educational workshop is to examine how CAPA organized campaigns and brought together and encouraged the leadership of Black radicals, feminists and socialists. This history is important to know for today’s battle to get cops under community control. There will be plenty of time for discussion.

Snacks will be available and donations welcome!

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles 90018

Sponsored by: Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party

Saturday, December 20, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Community Town Hall Forum: "Concrete Solutions to Police Brutality"
Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Sponsored by: Coalition for Community Control Over the Police
Posted on: https://www.facebook.com/events/689666694474430/

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343
or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Sunday, December 7, 1:00-3:00pm
Know Your Rights Training for Protestors
Free legal rights workshop for anti-police and police crimes protesters.
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Phoenix Hall
10950 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles.
Sponsored by: Human Rights Advocacy and Crenshaw Legal Clinic
Posted on: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421396694817003/

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343
or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Saturday, December 6, 4:00-10:00pm
Fundraiser for 43 Ayotzinapa students murdered in Guerrero, Mexico
Bresee Foundation
184 S Bimini Place, Los Angeles 90004
Sponsored by: Frente Latinoamericano
Posted on: www.facebook.com/events/859302270788204/

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343
or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Friday, December 5, 1:00pm
Protest of Non-Indictment for Murder of Eric Garner
LAPD Headquarters, 100 W. First Street, Downtown L.A.
Posted on: Ferguson National Response Network

To meet up with Radical Women or our sister organization, the Freedom Socialist Party, call or text Yuisa's cell phone at 323-369-6343
or call Solidarity Hall at 323-732-6416.

Monday, November 10, 7:00pm
Radical Women meeting
Feminist Salute to Native Americans and Marissa Alexander

Honor the contributions of Native Americans who were innovators in such fields as science, architecture, construction, politics, and poetry, art and literature—prior to Columbus. They also revolutionized the cultivation, production, preparation, and preservation of food.

Create squares for the Domestic Violence Monument Quilt and send them to Free Marissa Now -- to build their media campaign that highlights the beginning of domestic abuse survivor Marissa Alexander’s second trial on December 8th in Jacksonville, Florida.

A harvest dinner, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. Everyone is welcome.

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38 and 209. Wheelchair accessible. For more information or childcare contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Sunday, October 26, noon
South L.A. community brunch and hot topics discussion

A revolutionary feminist cure for blues from the mainstream news! First, fill your tummy with nutritious and delicious home-cooked food and stimulate your brain with strong java and tea. Then, dive into reviews of wonder-tonics from the Freedom Socialist newspaper. Everyone is welcome to chime in with their take on organizing against police violence, the growing movement to free Mexican political prisoners, the battle for living wages in California, and more.

Brunch will be served at noon for an $8 donation.

The meeting starts at 1pm and is free. The blues-cure, hosted by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party, will be held at
Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Freedom Socialist is in the midst of a six-week subscription drive. Readers can receive four-years of the best socialist and feminist reporting for the bargain rate of $20.00 until Oct 31.

For more information, call 323-732-6416, email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or fspla@earthlink.net. For childcare call 3 days in advance.

Mondays, Starting August 4th, 7:00pm
A Crash Course in Socialist Feminism
Are racism, transphobia, and sexism permanent facets of human relations? Is violence against women and transgendered folks inevitable? What will it take to bring about a better world for the 99%?

Come explore these and other questions in an eight-session bi-weekly class. Groundbreaking works such as Estamos en la Lucha, Unpacking Transphobia, and Woman as Leader -- written by women of color, feminists, and radicals -- will kick off the conversation. Examine the critical leadership role of women and LGBT folks in various social justice movements. And discuss how replacing for-profit capitalism with democratic socialism is not only possible, but necessary to guarantee full liberation for all the downtrodden.

Hearty snacks served at 6:30 pm for a $5.00 donation.

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

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

Monday, June 16, 7:00pm
Public Forum and LGBT Pride Month Commemoration
LGBT workers & families of color:
On the bottom rung of the low-wage economy
Due to discrimination, queer and transgender people of color are hit hardest by the recession. Salvadoran lesbian immigrant and Freedom Socialist columnist Karla Alegria will kick-off a roundtable discussion about strategies to win full rights for all.

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

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
(Wheelchair accessible. Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209.)

Co-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.

Monday, June 16, 7:00pm
Public Forum and LGBT Pride Month Commemoration
LGBT workers & families of color:
On the bottom rung of the low-wage economy
Due to discrimination, queer and transgender people of color are hit hardest by the recession. Salvadoran lesbian immigrant and Freedom Socialist columnist Karla Alegria will kick-off a roundtable discussion about strategies to win full rights for all.

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

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
(Wheelchair accessible. Off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209.)

Co-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.

Saturday, June 7, 12:00-6:00pm
Socialist Feminist Contingent at Dyke Day LA!
Spend an afternoon with Radical Women to talk politics, make new friends and celebrate Dyke Day LA with queers and their allies. Open to all ages, gender identities and abilities. To help build and participate in this contingent, contact Yuisa Gimeno at 323-369-6343.

Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90027

Sunday, April 27, 2-5pm
Special reception for
Nellie Wong and Merle Woo
These internationally acclaimed feminist poets from the Bay Area are on tour in Southern California to meet with youth, radicals, immigrants, feminists, queers and rebels of all ages. They are interested in hearing everyone's ideas about how to bring about political and social equality to ensure human survival and the preservation of Mother Earth. Also, learn how to participate in the Freedom Socialist Party National Convention scheduled for May 24-26 in Los Angeles.

The Blu Elefant Café
2024 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90018

Admission is free. Hot and cold beverages, pastries and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Hosted by the LA Comrades of Color Caucus of the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women. For info call 323-732-6416, email fspla@earthlink.net or visit www.socialism.com.

Thursday, March 13, 7:00pm
International Women's Day Commemoration
Why the Feminist Debate over Pussy Riot?
Russian women workers sparked the 1917 Russian Revolution that overthrew the Tsar and won legalized abortion, women's right to divorce on demand and gay rights. Today, Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk band, combines music with jaw-dropping stunts in protest of Russian President Vladimir Putin's chilling crackdown on dissent and to reactionary laws that criminalize LGBT folks and deny abortion access. The band's 2012 arrest, conviction and imprisonment in labor camps outraged human rights advocates and feminists around the world for the so-called crime of performing their satirical "punk prayer" inside a Russian Orthodox cathedral. Although now freed, the musicians have sparked a raging debate within the feminist community. Some view Pussy Riot as courageous heroes, while others denounce their more outrageous stunts as misogynistic. Punk music lover and feminist journalist, Claire Palermo, will share her perspective on this controversy.

Radical Women's annual International Women's Day remembrance will be devoted to an honest discussion of what is the best feminist defense against repression in Russia -- and by extension, around the world. Also, learn about ways you can get involved in the campaign to free Marissa Alexander; and help build for the May 2014 socialist feminist convention sponsored by our sister organization the Freedom Socialist Party. A savory dinner, with vegetarian option, served at 6:30 pm for an $8.00 donation. Solidarity Hall is located at 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, off the 10 Freeway at Arlington and bus lines #38, 209. Wheelchair accessible. For more information contact 323-732-6416 or radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Mondays, beginning October 21, 7:00-8:30pm
Feminist Book Club:
At the Dark End of the Street
Black Women's Resistance to Jim Crow & Sexual Violence

In this new history of the Civil Rights Movement, author Danielle L. McGuire shows how violence against Black women was a pillar of the system of segregation. The crucial, unsung leadership of Black women against sexual assault by white supremacists fueled civil rights campaigns from the 1940s to the Black Power movement. Special presentations will also be featured about women of color in present-day community organizing for the Free Marissa Now campaign and immigrant rights.

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
Solidarity Hall is located off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38, 209.
$1-$3 sliding scale per session donation. Hearty snacks served at 6:30pm for a $5.00 donation. Work exchanges available and no one turned away for lacks of funds.
Book available for sale at gatherings.

For more information contact 323-732-6416, radicalwomenla@earthlink.net, or visit www.radicalwomen.org. Solidarity Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Friday, February 28, 7:00pm
Black History Month book launch of
No Doubt -- the Murder(s) of Oscar Grant
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, award-winning community journalist and co-founder of Some of Us Are Brave -- A Black Women's Radio Program, will read from her book, which includes trial testimony and first hand observations and analysis. She connects the systematic state sanctioned violence that exists against young Black males with Grant's murder by police on January 1, 2009.

Chimurenga's eyewitness account of the trial of Grant's killer, white transit police officer Johannes Mehserle, and of the accompanying media circus exposes the urgency of organizing against racist police systems.

The book will be available for purchase.

Snack plates of Savory Po'boy and Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
served at 6:30 p.m. for a $7.00 donation.

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

Co-Sponsored by Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party. For information call 323-732-6416, email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.
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