“No business as usual” is the theme of an open conversation about the November 8th Presidential election where issues of race, gender, class and immigration were front and center. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00pm at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles.
Three panelists will kick off the discussion: Sikivu Hutchinson, author and educator; founder of Women’s Leadership Project; shop steward, SEIU Local 721; and contributing editor for The Feminist Wire; Yolanda Alaniz, Coordinator of L.A. Freedom Socialist Party Comrades of Color Caucus; author of Viva la Raza: A History of Chicano Identity and Resistance; and former Seattle City Council candidate; and Jim Lafferty, Executive Director Emeritus of National Lawyers Guild, L.A. Chapter, and host of the National Lawyers Guild Show on Pacifica Radio. Speakers will consider the impact of racism and sexism and the question of class on the election outcome; address strategies for defeating bigotry in a polarized U.S.; and look at the potential for an independent labor party. Discussion will follow.
A sliding scale door donation is requested to help cover event expenses (no one turned away). Snacks and desserts will be served beginning at 6:30pm. The forum is sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. For info: 323-732-6416, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.socialism.com and Facebook.com/fspla.