Thursday, April 29th at 10:30 am
12720 Norwalk Blvd, Norwalk, CA
Join the protest against L.A. County’s daily foreclosure auction in front of the Norwalk Courthouse!
- A city, state and federal State of Emergency!
- A TWO-YEAR MORATORIUM that halts all foreclosures and evictions!
- A MASSIVE WPA-STYLE JOBS PROGRAM that provides millions of jobs!
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For more info, for rides or to volunteer call 323.306-6240 or 818 989-3019
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, 3525 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA
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Join Mike Davis, Victor Valle and representatives from seven organizations fighting for justice in the Inland Empire in a public forum about what’s gone wrong and how we can join together to fight for a just and sustainable future.
Just four years ago, you couldn’t find a better symbol of the economic boom than California’s Inland Empire—subdivisions, malls and warehouses were going up everywhere, filling in nearly every last empty spot on the map between LA and the desert. Today it’s hard to find a better symbol of what went wrong. Official unemployment is 15 percent, more than three times what it was in 2006. In the jobs that remain, wages are low and the future uncertain. State and local budgets are in tatters. Students are struggling to stay in school, while families wonder if they can keep their homes. And after a decade of explosive growth, the air quality is as bad as the foreclosure rate. But all over Southern California—from Boron to Fontana to Riverside—people are fighting back and organizing for a just and sane economy in the Inland Empire and beyond.
Speakers will include UC Riverside Professor MIKE DAVIS, author of City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear and Planet of Slums; Pulitzer Prize winner and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Professor VICTOR VALLE, author of City of Industry: Genealogies of Power in Southern California; and representatives of the INLAND EMPIRE DAY LABORERS CONGRESS, the LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, the SOCIAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE of UC Riverside, DOMESTIC WORKERS UNITED, the WAREHOUSE WORKERS UNITED of Fontana, and the locked-out mine-workers from Boron, CA.
Emceed by UC Riverside Professor ELLEN REESE and author and journalist BEN EHRENREICH.
organized by Ben Ehrenreich, Ken Rogers & Michael Wilson
NewCLA Exchange: An Alternative
Tuesday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 3; 12-4pm
UCLA Student Activity Center, Basement
220 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Workshops, Discussions, Art & Art Activist Projects
The NewCLA Exchange is a continuation of the workshops and learning tables of a
Festival, but with a twist: your university, re-imagined by your terms. These work-
shops, though formally organized, are an opportunity for students to present them-
selves with difficult and challenging information regarding their situation at the university and better understand themselves as part of the movement.
Whether you are a student, worker, professor, administrator, we are all affected by the cuts to education in the state of California. It is not just our problem, but a problem of the economic crisis that runs deep. The student movement reflects glimpses of a deeper-seated cause.
Beyond Protest: Considering the UC Strike
Tuesday, March 2, 12-2pm
UC Santa Barbara, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, McCune Conference Room, 6th floor
6046 Humanities & Social Sciences Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Brian Holmes and Dmitri Vilensky will be in conversation.
Chto Delat (What is to Be Done?) member Dmitri Vilensky will be in residence in California in February and March 2010 for a period of initial research at UCSD, UCLA and UCSB in partnership with the participant-run Public School in Los Angeles and Occupy Everything. Chto Delat’s main area of focus will be the upcoming March 4th UC strike and its repercussions for the state of California education. Chto Delat was founded in early 2003 in St. Petersburg Russia by a workgroup of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism.