Time: October 29, 2011 from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Beach Auditorium, CSULB
Street: 1250 Bellflower Boulevard
City/Town: Long Beach, CA
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/event…
Event Type: symposium, workshop, film, screening, panel, discussions
Organized By: University Art Museum
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2011
Push beyond picketing! Learn protest best practices from activists, law advisers, and community leaders in this educational day dedicated to progress.
The act of public protest and in some instances civil disobedience has been a time-honored tradition in the United States and historically has proved both honorable and contentious. Laws created to ensure the right to protest when a situation appears unjust do not always protect protesters. This all day program consists of a panel discussion and workshop on how to work for change in your community with leading state and local officials and a screening of the Freedom Archives’ documentary COINTELPRO 101 followed by a discussion.
Protest: Making the System Work
The first workshop of the symposium focuses on how to create change in your community through activism. Tony Mendoza, Assembly Representative of the 56th District of California, former Long Beach 7th dist. Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga and representatives from the Legal Aid Foundation will address working within the system in California, available resources, protests and the rights and responsibilities of community activists.
4:00-5:00pm : COFFEE BREAK - free refreshments provided
Screening of COINTELPRO 101
Panel Discussion on COINTELPRO