Events & Actions

JANUARY 20, 2017 – ANTI-TRUMP INAUGURATION MARCH

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LOS ANGELES IS #UnitedAgainstHate!

On January 20, the people will UNITE and show Trump and the oligarchy that the people had enough of the oppression in the USA and around the world! We will not wait and see what the president-elect will do, instead we will send a clear message, and work together on the issues that affect the people at the local level.

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JANUARY 21, 2017 – WOMAN’S MARCH LOS ANGELES

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

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Getting to Women’s March LA:

We highly recommend using public transportation/ ride sharing services for transportation to the march, as there will be high congestion and street closures in the Downtown LA area!

METRO:
Ride the Red Line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street). For alternate routes, visit MTA.

DRIVING:
Drive the 110 Freeway toward Downtown Los Angeles and exit 6th Street.

AMTRAK:
Union Station is the closest to Pershing Square; it is 2.5 miles in distance. Please be aware that street closures may increase difficulty in getting to Pershing Square via car/ ride share service, so please allow yourself extra time.

CHARTERED BUSES:
Chartered buses, please contact karen@womensmarchla.org

PARKING: 
Parking under Pershing Square will be available all day; many public lots in the surrounding areas will also be open to the public and charge anywhere from $10-$30.

JANUARY 26, 2017 -EV BUS RALLY @ LA METRO

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JANUARY 26, 2017 – South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group January Monthly Meeting

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Torrance Airport Meeting Room – 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance CA 90505

FEBRUARY 18, 2017 – TORRANCE REFINERY RALLY

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 event press release:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 1, 2016

Media Contact: Joe Galliani, South Bay Los Angeles 350

(424)275-5528 / organizer@southbay350.org

L.A. Harbor Area Environment Gets Justice Spotlight in Only Candidates Forum for Frontline Disadvantaged Communities

Local environmental groups come together, create event to put candidates on the record

San Pedro, CA – All four major candidates running for US Congress and California State Senate seats from the Los Angeles Harbor area claim to be environmentalists. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 they’ll get a chance to prove it at a public Candidate Environmental Forum being held in San Pedro’s legendary Ports O’ Call Restaurant from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

CBE Action, Wilmington Improvement Network, California League of Conservation Voters and South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group are jointly co-sponsoring the free public forum because the environmental justice groups are determined to have an open public event dedicated to the unique issues facing the harbor area.

Candidates running for the 44th US Congressional District seat and the 35th California State Senate District seat, which both represent the L.A. harbor area were invited but only candidate Nanette Barragan running for Congress in the 44th  and Warren Furatani running for the State Senate’s 35th agreed to participate.

That was enough for the sponsoring organizations whose mutual mission is to make sure the issues of refinery safety, the Tesoro expansion, fracking, tar sand and coal trains, pollution and climate change impacts and solutions, environmental justice, green jobs, Just Transition, and switching to 100% renewable energy are publicly addressed.

“The communities most impacted by multiple sources of pollution coming from the refineries, oil extraction, port activities and port traffic, need candidates who will not succumb to the power of oil money for their campaigns and in return rubber stamp expansion projects such as the Tesoro refinery merger,” said Alicia Rivera, of CBE Action. “We need candidates who are truly committed to creating more alternative energy and a Just Transition for workers.”

The co-sponsoring hosts have worked for months to choose the highest priority environmental topics and have created tough and specific questions designed to reveal the candidates’ positions and policy regarding the challenges facing the harbor community. In addition, audience members will have an opportunity to ask on-topic questions. Simultaneous Spanish language translation will be offered for all who need it.

“The entire harbor area already breathes the worst air quality in Los Angeles. The related health damage our communities suffer is the reason people around here call this ‘The Sacrifice Zone.’ The issues our Environmental Forum are exposing are literally life-and-death for the people whose homes are currently part of the Toxic Tour.  Climate change is only making things worse and candidates running for office here are no longer allowed to ignore reality,” says South Bay Los Angeles 350 Organizer, Sherry Lear, of San Pedro.

Because the Harbor area of Los Angeles deals with some of the most damaging environmental impacts in the United States, including those resulting from polluting local heavy industry, the greenhouse gas emitting operations six (6) oil refineries and two of the nation’s busiest ports and truck distribution systems, all in the harbor communities, interest in the forum is expected to be statewide.

The Candidate Environmental Forum will be live-streamed with its recording available for viewing afterwards.

A well-known public figure will moderate the forum; their identity will be revealed in a separate announcement.

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WHERE

Ports ‘O Call Restaurant

1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731

Free event, free parking

WHEN

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Forum runs from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015

TRAA-logo-SQwTagThe accidental release of modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF) at ExxonMobil on September 6 was a warning sign and wakeup call for South Bay communities.  Please join the Alliance this Monday, October 5th, 5:45-7:30, to learn, ask questions, share information, and discuss the case against MHF  at ExxonMobil.   This meeting will also help attendees get the most out of the City of Torrance’s “Community Workshop” to be held October 13th.  
                 They will serve pizza, homemade hummus and pita, and veggies. 

WHERE: 2761 W. 190th St, Redondo Beach, CA  90278  (Journey South Bay Church, with steeple) East of Inglewood, West of Hawthorne.

PARKING:  Small drive on Westside leads to parking lot at rear.

Please RSVP to info@safetorrancerefinery.com by Oct 4. (RSVP not required, but very useful, to get a head count.)

food-water-watch-logoTUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2015

Monthly Open House and Potluck!
Join Food & Water Watch for their monthly Open House at the Los Angeles office on October 6 at 7pm! 

Come meet the amazing Food & Water Watch volunteers and staff. Bring a dish or drink to share!

This Open House will overview our current campaigns and how you can plug in to help us win a ban on fracking in Carson, on our federal public lands and much more! We will also show a short film on real urban water solutions – especially important in a time of drought!

When: Tuesday, October 6, 7pm
Where: Our office, 3000 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 255, Los Angeles, CA 90034
RSVP: On Facebook,
Parking: free street parking
Metro: Culver City Expo Line is 5 minutes away
Bring: Food or drink to share!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

STOP FRACKING LB LOGOYour help is urgently needed on Oct. 7 for a protest against offshore fracking in Long Beach. The city has received 13 permits to frack off Long Beach harbor, and we need to stop them.

Thanks to thousands of activists across the state, California cities and counties are tackling local fracking bans and winning. Bring your posters and costumes, and help us tell Long Beach that our coasts aren’t for fracking either.

What: Rally against offshore fracking
When: Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m.
Where: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Seaside Ballroom, 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA — we’ll march four blocks from the Coastal Commission meeting to City Hall, where we’ll demand Long Beach withdraw its fracking plans.

RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/748422988614418/

Fracking off our coast endangers swimmers, beachgoers, marine wildlife and miles of sensitive habitat. Plus, Long Beach wants to frack with chemicals the United Nations has listed as the most toxic to aquatic life. We’re not OK with that, and you shouldn’t be either.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015

SCOPE Community Meeting  Join us at our office for a community meeting with 8th District City Council member, Marqueece Harris-Dawson. As part of his listening tour, the council member plans to address the community’s concerns about high unemployment rates, poor air quality, and the need for an investment in quality programs and city services, along with other issues brought up by those in attendance. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Council member Harris-Dawson and have your voice heard as we work together to create community-oriented solutions to the issues affecting South Los Angeles. We’ll be providing food, translation for Spanish speakers, and childcare.  unnamed

RSVP to the meeting online by clicking here. If you have any questions, you can email us at info@scopela.org or call us at 323-789-7920

For more than 10 years SCOPE has worked with community based organizations, labor unions, and environmental groups to ensure that our community is at the forefront of the green jobs sector. From creating an ordinance to retrofit the city’s aging infrastructure that employed South LA workers with the LA Apollo Alliance to working with Repower LA to support the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and IBEW Local 18’s entry-level Utility Pre-Craft Trainee program, SCOPE has a history of winning career pipelines for low-income communities that make public buildings, homes and businesses more energy and water efficient.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

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11:00 AM Chevron Demonstration

Join South Bay 350, the Environmental Priorities Network and the Peace and Justice Ministry of St. Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal Church for a demonstration against one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters and polluters in Southern California and on the planet – Chevron.  We know from climate scientists that 80% of Chevron’s product has to stay in the ground for our children to survive.  We also know that we have all the renewable energy and storage technology we need to make the Just Transition to the new Green Economy that’s coming. It’s time for the post-Chevron plan for the South Bay.

11:00 am – Chevron El Segundo – meet at the corner of Rosecrans Blvd & Sepulveda Blvd.

2015-10-05_16-28-157:00 – 9:00 PM People’s Climate Forum

Our Forum is inspired by Pondo Populus, a platform for people who care about big ideas and the Earth whose aim is to create an ecological civilization. They’ve taken their name from the largest and oldest organism on the planet — a giant quaking aspen tree, spread over more than a hundred acres, thousands of years old, connected by a single root system.

We will have a Keynote presentation from Pondo Populus co-founder, Eugene B. Shirley, Jr., and will also feature brief presentations by representatives of more than 15 different area environmental, social justice, faith based, labor and civic groups working on climate issues in our communities to share their work and outlets for you to take direction action and to answer your questions. A special film will also be shown.

Representatives already confirmed are coming from Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club, Communities for a Better Environment, Progressive Christians Uniting, Coalition for a Safe Environment, and So Cal 350 Climate Action. We are adding more every day. Please email joe at organizer@southbay350.org with any questions or to get your group involved.

St. Cross By-The-Sea Episcopal Church – 1818 Monterey Blvd, Hermosa Beach CA 90254

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

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California’s big utilities are trying to protect their profits by adding unfair fees and making rooftop solar a bad deal for their customers. We can’t let corporate greed keep our families, schools, and businesses from going solar.

Let’s tell them to stop blocking solar progress and start acting in the interest of the Californians it’s supposed to serve. Help us tell the SCE: “DON’T BLOCK THE SUN!”

Where & When:  Wednesday, October 21st, Noon – 1 PM.   532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
Across the street from the CPUC LA Offices at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

Creating Healthy, Just, and Sustainable Food Systems

The Environmental Priorities Network (EPN), a local South Bay volunteer organization, is presenting a public forum on how we can help create “good” food systems to replace our current industrial food system that is harmful to people and planet. From 9 to 10 AM, you are invited to enjoy  light refreshments and drinks as you visit tables with information from local groups involved in creating these good food systems.  From 10 to 12 noon, speakers will discuss these two systems of food production, why we need to transition to better ones, and how we can be part of that transition.  Jim Montgomery from LabelGMOs.org, DW Ferrell from Slow Money Southern California and Localism, Inc. and Rishi Kumar from The Growing Club will be speaking.  From 12 noon to 1:30pm continue visiting tables, networking with others and enjoy a healthy, organic lunch for purchase from “Green Truck”, a local, sustainable business whose mission is “Healing our Planet One Meal at a Time.”  Cosponsors include the PUC Green Sanctuary Committee and the South Coast Interfaith Council.  For more information, contact Jim Montgomery at jim.f.monty@gmail.com or at 818-257-0879.

October 24, 2015, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Pacific Unitarian Church Library – 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Admission Free, contributions welcome

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015

Join us for our October Monthly meeting.  Details to come!

South Bay 350 Monthly Meeting – 7 PM – location TBD

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