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  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2017

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    It's time again for the nation's largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! The 22nd annual event, taking place April 22-23 at the University of Southern California, will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator's Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. 

    Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival include Kareem Abdul-JabbarMargaret AtwoodAndrew AydinT. C. BoyleMichael Connelly BooksBryan CranstonAyesha CurryRoxane GayDavid Grohl, Virginia Grohl, Hannah HartChris HayesTippi HedrenMarlon James, NovelistClinton KellyJohn LewisCheech MarinDanica McKellarViet Thanh NguyenJoyce Carol OatesKelly OxfordChuck PalahniukNate PowellMary RoachLuis J. RodriguezGeorge SaundersJohn ScalziScott SimonAngie ThomasStephen TobolowskyNgũgĩ wa Thiong'o and more.

    Additional festival highlights:

    * 10 outdoor stages: Acura Cooking Stage, Hoy Stage, L.A. Sound Stage, L.A. Times Central, L.A. Times Main Stage, Poetry Stage, Reading by 9 Children's Stage, Travel & Wellness Stage, USC Stage and YA Stage

    * Street-art-style mural installations curated by Branded Arts; finished murals will be donated to the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School

    * Center Theatre Group performance of songs from the musical "Into the Woods"

    * Hundreds of exhibitors with books and merchandise for sale, giveaways and activities

    * Musical performances, food trucks and more!

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is presented in association with USC, and the Southern California Acura Dealers are the event's platinum sponsor.

    The festival is free, open to the public and centrally located in the Downtown Arts and Education Corridor adjacent to Exposition Park.

    Attendees can purchase Festival Passes (which provide advance reservations for up to 20 conversations) as well as tickets to the Book Prizes. Individual conversation tickets will be available for reservation on Sunday, April 16.

    Schedule, location, ticket and transportation information can be found on the festival website and Twitter feed (#bookfest).

  • March For Justice to the Turkish Consulate

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    ON MONDAY, APRIL 24 AT 12:00PM, MARCH WITH US! The Armenian Genocide Committee calls upon all segments of our community to join together in a MARCH FOR JUSTICE on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00PM from the Pan Pacific Park to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles as we continue to fight for justice and against the denial of the Armenian Genocide. Organizational leaders in Southern California call upon the Armenian-American community to remain vigilant and active as we continue to voice our collective demands for justice.

    It is our belief that our voices are most loudly and effectively heard when they are unified, and to that end, we proudly announce the continued cooperation of community organizations to organize and execute the commemorative activities and demands for justice for this year under the banner of the Armenian Genocide Committee (“AGC”) consisting of the organizations and entities listed below.

    ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMITTEE
    Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
    Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
    Armenian Catholic Church of North America
    Armenian Evangelical Union of North America
    Armenian Revolutionary Federation
    Armenian Democratic Liberal Party
    Social Democrat Hunchak Party
    Armenian General Benevolent Union – Western District
    Armenian Relief Society – Western USA
    Homenetmen Western U.S. Region
    Armenian Youth Federation
    Homenetmen Western USA
    Armenian Assembly of America
    Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region
    Armenian Council of America
    Armenian Bar Association
    Organization of Istanbul Armenians
    United Armenian Council of Los Angeles
    Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools (CASPS)

    For bus locations and more information, visit March4Justice.com

  • Democratic Club of Claremont General Meeting

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    General Meeting of the Democratic Club of Claremont.

  • EAPD Monthly Meeting

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    The next monthly meeting of the East Area Progressive Democrats is tonight!

  • 2017 Stoney Awards

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    Activists, elected officials, and the LGBTQIA community are gathering to celebrate the annual Stoney Awards on April 29, to recognize those who have protected our most vulnerable, and those who set the standard for how to #Resist the new Administration’s worst.

    WHEN:
    April 29, 2017 at 2pm

    WHERE:
    TRAXX Restaurant and Courtyard
    800 N Alameda St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Google map and directions

    This event is wheelchair accessible.

    Join the #ResistanceRainbow with a sponsorship or ticket to fund Stonewall’s work to elect progressive, LGBTQIA, and feminist candidates:

    Resistance Leader Sponsorship ($5,000)
    Includes 10 VIP tickets; top billing (logo or headshot) on event signage/program, social media, emails, and website; recognition from the podium at the beginning and end of the event; full-page ad in the program (5.5" X 8.5").

    Movement Energizer Sponsorship ($2,500)
    Includes 5 VIP tickets; featured listing (logo or headshot) on event signage/program, social media, emails, and website; recognition from the podium at the beginning and end of the event; half-page ad in the program (5.5" X 4.25").

    Shining Beacon Sponsorship ($1,250)
    Includes 3 VIP tickets; featured listing on event signage/program, social media, emails, and website; recognition from the podium at the beginning of the event; quarter-page ad in the program (2.75" X 4.25").

    Grassroots Builder Sponsorship ($500)
    Includes 2 VIP tickets; featured listing on event signage/program, social media, emails, and website.

    True Blue VIP Ticket ($150)
    Includes drinks from the bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and complimentary valet parking.

    People Power Individual Ticket ($100)
    No host bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

    The deadline to submit ads for the program is April 15. You may submit ads in the dimensions listed above (based on your sponsorship level), or you may submit text and an image/logo and we will create a basic ad design for you. Please submit ads to stoneyawards@stonewalldems.org.

    For more information, including information on joining our host committee, please contact Brandon Abraham at stoneyawards@stonewalldems.org.

  • Skylight Books Presents Senator Elizabeth Warren

    • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    • Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA

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    Skylight Books, Glendale Arts, and the Alex Theatre are thrilled to present Senator Elizabeth Warren as she reads from and discusses her new book This Fight Is Our Fight. Every ticket includes a pre-signed copy of the book; the program does not include a book signing.

    Wanna fight? Elizabeth Warren does. The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it.

    In This Fight Is Our Fight, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts combines her personal story, her public advocacy for progressive values, and the stories of Americans struggling to get ahead in an inspiring call to action on behalf of the embattled middle class.

    Growing up in Oklahoma, Warren benefited from strong public education and other opportunities. Now, many of these options are gone, which Warren attributes to the erosion of New Deal programs from Reagan’s economic policies to the present. Vowing to continue the fight for working families, Warren offers an illuminating account of why our middle class is under siege, and how we can win the battle to save it.

    ‘Washington works great for the rich and powerful who can hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists, but it is not working very well for everyone else,’ Warren said in a statement about the book. ‘America’s once-solid middle class is on the ropes, and now Donald Trump and his administration seem determined to deliver the knock-out punch. At this perilous moment in our country’s history, it’s time to fight back—and I’m looking for more people to join me.’

    Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren’s trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people—she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back.

    Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of ten books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation’s most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.

  • Community Chorus

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    April 30th, May 14th and 28th.
    Lead by Carolyn Riggs 
    Free 

    Vocalizing is an act of protest!

    Community Chorus is a bi-monthly safe singing space and activist chorus that will be on-call for protests, rallies, marches, and community-building events. Our goal is to provide an additional platform where participants can rally together in a collective expression of commitment to justice, bravery, beauty, change, action, protest, dissent.

    The chorus requires no audition/prior skill, and no commitment. Chorus leader Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs will hold bi-monthly 90 minute gatherings with live accompaniment and monthly guest presenters.

    Contemporary culture conditions the vast majority of us to feel aversion to our own voices - singing as well as speaking. Weekly Community Chorus classes will help participants become more comfortable with their own voices and the act of singing out.

    *Organizers and activists: please contact communitychorusLA@gmail.com to inform Community Chorus of protests, marches, rallies, and justice-oriented events.

    BIO: 
    Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is a Los Angeles-based composer and multi-media artist. She is one half of the duo Bouquet, and creator/composer of the choral/movement piece, Song of Eurydice.

  • UDH Tequila Caucus

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    Hey!  We promised you a meeting of the Tequila Caucus, you’re getting a meeting of the Tequila Caucus!

    Only with Margaritas thrown into the mix.

    Yes, Cinco de Mayo has turned the commemoration of Mexico’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in a Party day.  Still...it doesn’t matter.  We’re getting the gang together, and you’re invited!

    So join us at the El Cholo Cafe in Pasadena on May 5th, 2017 at 7pm.  We’ll hang out.  We’ll drink (yes) Margaritas, and we’ll talk Politics!

     

    PARKING:

    Access to Paseo Colorado’s subterranean self-parking garages are available from Colorado Blvd. and Green St. between Marengo Ave & Los Robles Ave.

    For a fast and easy exit, automated parking machines are available at each escalator and elevator landing. Insert your ticket into the automated pay station, followed by cash or credit payment. Take your paid ticket with you and insert ticket into exit station upon exiting the garage.

    Parking Rates:

    • First 90 minutes FREE with validation at participating stores.*
    • $1.50 each 30 minutes thereafter
    • $6 daily max with validation
    • $9 daily max without validation
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  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Meeting

    • Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    • UTLA in Los Angeles, CA

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    Meeting of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

  • Democratic Club of Claremont Luncheon

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    Luncheon with the Claremont Democrats at Darvish Restaurant.