Los Angeles 2015 Activities Archive

Saturdays, November 14 & December 12, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Holiday Gift and Book Sale
Tip-top presents at affordable prices. One-stop shopping for jewelry, housewares, games, stocking stuffers, cards and more. Books include progressive literature, new and used, fiction and non-fiction. Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds to benefit Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.

Solidarity Hall Community Center, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
South of the 10 freeway Arlington exit, off bus lines # 38 and 209.
Wheelchair accessible.

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Sundays, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1, 3:00pm
Reading and Discussion Circle



This series is a must for anyone who wants an answer to the question, how do we fight injustice and build a movement of resistance? Talking Back: Voices of Color features writings by youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants and history makers. We will use selections from this new anthology, to explore issues of racism, race relations, building multi-hued coalitions and working across generations. Come discuss how to apply these ideas to fight injustice and build a movement of resistance.
Everyone welcome! Join at any time!

Sundays, October 11th - November 1st
3:00pm-5:00pm
$2/session; books available for purchase or buy online here

October 11th: Introduction - Crimes of punishment
October 18th: The border crossed us - A global lens
October 25th: Sisters doing it
November 1st: Stand up, fight back - Leaders of color talking back!

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
(off the 10 freeway at Arlington on bus line 207)

Auspices: Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

For more information contact: 323-736-6416; or online radicalwomenla@earthlink.net,

Sunday, August 23, 2:00pm
Women’s Rights Day Commemoration
70th Birthday Tribute to Christine Browning:
Eco-socialist Advocate & Chicana Poet



Salute the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage -- a victory paved by early U.S. feminists and anti-slavery leaders, and enjoy toasts and roasts in honor of environmentalist (and animal loving) rebel and poet Christine Browning. Hear inspiring -- and funny -- tales shared by a rainbow of family and community rabble-rousers about Christine’s activism in defense of abortion clinics, the environment, immigrants, and other social justice causes!

A cool, multi-ethnic buffet, with vegetarian options, available for a $10 donation (sliding scale and work exchanges available).

Gathering will be held at the
Alaniz-McPherson home, 1915 S. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles
(Off the 10 freeway at Western Ave. On bus lines #35, 207 & 550.)

In lieu of gifts, donations to Radical Women are warmly appreciated.

Hosted by Radical Women
For more information contact radicalwomenla@earthlink.net,
323-732-6416 or facebook Radical Women Los Angeles .

Sunday, June 28, 2:00pm
LGBTQ Authors & Allies of Color Talk Back:
A Tribute to LGBTQ Lives and Struggles
Contributors and community members discuss the dynamic new anthology, Talking Back: Voices of Color, and lead a tribute to LGBTQ battles and victories. Talking Back frames political, feminist and cultural issues with a queer perspective and touches on police abuse, reproductive justice, immigration, race and education, among other issues. This special book reading will explore the intersections of our multi-faceted LGBTQ, immigrant, African-American, Asian, Latino and activist communities.

The meeting is free. Low cost snacks with vegan options available.

The Blu Elefant Café, 2024 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles
(off the 10 Freeway at Western, on bus line #35).

For more information contact: 323-732-6416, radicalwomenla@earthlink.net, facebook.com/RadicalWomenLosAngeles.


Monday, April 20, 7:00pm
Organizing Meeting:
Gettin’ down to business!
All are welcome to this open meeting. Get the latest updates on the campaign to launch Talking Back: Voices of Color, a dynamic new anthology featuring voices of youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants and history-makers. Also on the agenda: discussion of the historic and present-day fight for voting rights and evaluation of current socialist feminist work.

Learn how you can get involved and help!

Delicious Vietnamese-fusion Bahn Mi dinner served at 6:30pm for $8 donation

Solidarity Hall Community Center, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
South of the 10 freeway Arlington exit, off buslines # 38 and 209.

Work exchange and sliding scale available. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
For more information contact radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or 323-732-6416.

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Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm
May Day Celebration & Book Launch Party for
TALKING BACK: Voices of Color



California authors of color, Yolanda Alaniz, Karla Alegria, Yuisa Gimeno, Noel Perez, Lillian Thompson, and Nellie Wong, contributors to a dynamic new anthology featuring voices of youth, feminists, political prisoners, immigrants and history makers, will be on hand to spotlight their writings, and sign books in this celebration of May Day.

The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring St., ground floor, Los Angeles

Entrance is on 5th. Two blocks from Pershing Square Metro Station.

Sponsor: Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party

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Thursday, March 12, 7:00pm
International Women's Day Commemoration
Women's Defiance in Southern Latitudes and Attitudes
This global holiday was founded by socialist women over 100 years ago. Its purpose was -- and still is -- to bring public exposure to the exploitation and discrimination against working women everywhere to call for a collectively organized economy under worker’s control-- Socialism! Women across the globe, especially poor women and women of color, continue to be the most oppressed and, as such, are the natural leaders of the on-going battles against discrimination, poverty wages, state violence, union busting, and the disintegration of indigenous rights.

The program will feature speakers representing a cross-section of particularly graphic examples of oppression in three "southern" arenas:

South America – Reproductive justice advocate and East LA youth organizer Roxanna Curiel will report back from the 13th Encuentro Feminista in Lima, Peru regarding the current climate for women's rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Southern California – An El Super grocery worker will discuss the historic boycott by United Food and Commercial Workers to stop union-busting and other unfair labor practices at the chain supermarket.

South of the Border – Salvadoran-born socialist feminist Karla Alegria-Gimeno will provide an update on the Mexican government's recently escalated repression against Nestora Salgado, other imprisoned political prisoners and the connection to the "disappeared" Ayotzinapa 43.

Come learn how you can get involved and help!

Rebel-Girl Dinner served at 6:30pm. $8 donation. Work exchange and sliding scale available. Children welcome. Wheel-chair accessible.

Solidarity Hall Community Center, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
South of the 10 freeway Arlington exit, off buslines # 38 and 209. For more information contact radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or 323-732-6416.

Check out the Radical Women Los Angeles Facebook page!

Other Feminist Activities in Los Angeles

Saturday, March 7, 10:00am
The Blk Grrrl Book Fair
Stop by Radical Women’s table at Cielo Galleries/Studios - 3201 Maple Ave, South Los Angeles. Come participate and enjoy the visual art, workshops and more! To volunteer at the Radical Women table call Yuisa at 323-369-6343 or just meet up at the event.
This is sponsored by The Blkgrrl Show.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/896726250409454/

Sunday, March 8, 12:00pm
International Women’s Day Rally and March
Join the RW contingent at LA City Hall – 200 N Spring St. Call ahead to carpool or just meet up at the march. Bring signs and noise-makers!
Action sponsored by AF3IRM and Psycho-Cycles.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/538207992988172/

Thursday, February 26, 7:00pm
Black History Month Community Meeting
A Call to Action: End the Siege on Black Lives!
Come strategize around critical issues of race and resistance. These dynamic speakers will kick off an open conversation on how to sustain and broaden the movement against police violence and address poverty, jobs, gentrification, and schools.

Lawrencia Colding, Actor and performance artist; Black community activist who campaigned for gay marriage rights; vocal participant in organizing for civilian control over the police.
Sikivu Hutchinson, Educator; founder of the Women’s Leadership Project (WLP), a high school feminist mentoring program in South Los Angeles; and a contributing editor for The Feminist Wire.
Duciana Thomas, Co-convener of Sisterhood and Solidarity, a multiracial discussion group; Bay Area Coordinator, Comrades of Color Caucus of RW and FSP; and an activist against police abuse.

Chili supper served at 6:30 pm for an $8 donation.
Door donation $1-5 (Work exchanges and sliding scale available, no one turned away for lack of funds)

Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles
South of the 10 freeway at Arlington
Bus lines 38 and 209.) Wheelchair accessible.

Sponsored: Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
To arrange childcare call three days ahead. For more info: call 323-732-6416 or email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net.

Thursday, January 22nd, 7pm
Ireland’s Battle for Abortion Rights: A Participant’s Report
Irish feminist and pro-choice activist Grace O’Doherty is the featured speaker at this commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade -- the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. O’Doherty will report on the history and impact of anti-abortion laws on women in both Northern and Southern Ireland and highlight their connection to the on-going international struggle for women’s reproductive rights. Explore these questions and strategize on what feminists in the U.S. can do to build the global fight for women’s right to control their bodies.

Supper with vegetarian options will be served at 6:30pm for an $8.00 donation.

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

Sponsored by Radical Women. For more information, please call 323-732-6416, email radicalwomenla@earthlink.net or visit www.radicalwomen.org. For childcare, please call 3 days in advance.


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