Your Stuff to Do!! 7/14-7/20

Did you wake up one day and realized that you weren’t the most valuable living being on the planet? No, neither have I, but I am making a real effort at getting there.

Maybe you can’t change the world, but you can change a piece of it for at least twenty minutes and if you changed twenty minutes and another person changed twenty minutes, possibly all of you together could have an impact on someone’s day.

If you believe in that kind of concept and you think patchouli smells good here’s a list of your things to do.


Tuesday 7/15/08 .
Downtown Women’s Action Coalition [DWAC] Monthly Meeting
Time: 2:30pm
Where: 456 S. Main St., Los Angeles
Phone: (213) 228-0024
Wednesday 7/16/08
Planning & Programming Committee – Metro Board Room. Tell the board members what you think of METRO and their planning, but remember if you want to talk you have to ask permission before the meeting starts.
Time : 1:00 pm
Where: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, 3rd Floor Boardroom
More Info: HERE

Thursday 7/17/08
International Justice Day: The Challenges of International Justice “Find how out the International Criminal Court works to meet challenges of international criminal justice”

On July 17, 1998, the nations of the world established the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first and only permanent international criminal tribunal established to hold individuals accountable for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. These crimes include the use of child soldiers, widespread rape and mutilation used as weapons of war.

Join Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Judge Donald Shaver, Scott Johnson, Melanie Partow and others to discuss the challenges to international criminal justice, how the ICC works to meet those challenges, and how an end to impunity can foster peace in the world’s most violent areas.

Amnesty International USA is proud to be a partnering organization for this event.
Where: Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
(Bullock’s Tower, 2nd floor)

Please (310) 473-0777
Legal Clinic for Residents
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN)
Time: 6pm
Where: 456 S. Main Street, Los Angeles
More Info: (213) 228-0024
Shifting Tectonic Plates in the World Imperialist System
Some Reflections
by Raymond Lotta
at Libros Revolucion, 312 W. 8th St, Los Angeles
Time: 7pm
Where 312 W. 8th St, LA
More info: (213) 488-1303
The Hutchinson Political Report Presents: The Thursday Obama Watch Roundtable
Mixer, Open Food & Drink Bar, Stimulating Conversation
Time 7-8pm
Where: 3351 W. 43rd Street, 90008, Los Angeles-Leimert Park
More Info: (310) 672-2542
Saturday 7/18/08
Bus Riders Union (BRU) monthly meeting
(Complimentary breakfast served at 9:30 a.m.)
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Time: 10:00 am
Where: 3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
More info: (213) 387-2800
Help End Violence against All Migrants
This is an event organized by:
Stop ICE Raids Task Force
Sponsored by: KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7 F.M
Program will include: The migrant experience in the U.S. & historic struggle. Upcoming/current legislation affecting all migrant communities. How current immigration issues affect us. How to organize in the event of an ICE Raid.
Time: 11-4pm
Where: LA Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St, Los Angeles
More info: (818)523-7330 or (714) 381-6305 E-mail: (sign on) or

Have a nonprofit, want to know of funding sources? The Center from Nonprofit Management has a great library with information on everyone that may give you money.

It’s at 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles (that’s right by Union Station, which 50% of busses stop around and the Red Line and Gold Line stop at directly.)
Would you like to volunteer your time, but don’t know where to go? Idealist is a great resource for all your do-gooder needs.

Just this week they have these opportunities:

1. Volunteers to help promote DCCT program at Hollywood farmers market. Description: Volunteers needed to help promote an upcoming DCCT program in an orphanage in Thailand at the Hollywood farmers market, on Sunday mornings through July and August.

2. Volunteer speaker. Heal the Bay. Description: Volunteers for Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau deliver over 400 presentations a year to school classes, businesses, and community groups in and around L.A. County about the causes, consequences, and solutions to ocean pollution.

3. Web site and Graphic Design Devil Dog NetWork. Description: Website and Graphic Designer Needed We are looking for a few Volunteers to help finish our charity’s website.
Volunteering is a great way to help your community and yourself. It’s all about networking. No one is going to fund you if they don’t know who you are.
Remember in LA if you need to go somewhere the METRO is an option. It’s fun. It’s eco. You can out green your friends.

Want to find out more about riding the bus? METRORIDER LA the objective (and entertaining) local source for all things METRO.

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