News Update Nov 13th 2017

November 13th, 2017

State Assembly Hearing on Aging Issues, Los Angeles Nov 15

The statewide CA4SSIHunger Action LA, Personal Assistance Services Council and other allies have been fighting for an increase in SSI/SSP for several years.  Next Wednesday, the CA Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee is holding a hearing on issues facing older and disabled people including the need to increase the SSI/SSP grant level—which for thousands of seniors and people with disabilities is their only source of income! 

This Legislative Hearing is your chance to be heard on this important issue. Make time to attend and be heard! 


What:            Los Angeles Legislative Hearing on Aging Issues including SSI/SSP

Who:              California State Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee

Date:              Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time:             9:30 am until 11:30 am

Where:          C4A Annual Meeting at Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel at LAX

Address:        6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045

Cross Sts:      Century and Avion

Room:            Grand Salons E & E, 1st floor

Questions:          Call Hunger Action LA 213 388 8228

Thanks to our colleagues at Personal Assistance Services Council

Become Part of the New Poor People’s Campaign: Saturday Nov 18

Facebook link:


Saturday, November 18th, 1:30-4:30

Women, Poverty and Southern California Social Movements
A Community Forum in support of the New Poor People’s Campaign (PPC)

at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
464 Lucas Ave, 90017 - downtown LA


  • See the speech by Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-director of the PPC, given in Los Angeles!
  • Find out about the Dec 4th national launch of the PPC; sign up to participate in the PPC.
  • Hear a report-back on the women, welfare and poverty delegation’s participation in the recent National Women’s Conference: Taking 1977 into the 21st Century which marked the 40th anniversary of the first and only Congressionally-mandated conference on women, that took place in Houston, TX.
  • Get involved in planning actions/events for MLK Day & International Women’s Day.
  • Learn how you can be part of bringing movements together for: welfare as a right; a living wage for mothers and other caregivers; food security; and against:  sexism, racism, homo and transphobia; unjust removal of children from families; criminalization of survival; militarism; ecological devastation



    Please join us.  RSVP [email protected]  For more info call: 323-276-9833 or 310-666-5341


Call 310-666-5341 also if you will need to use the wheelchair accessible entrance.

This is not an “official” Poor People’s Campaign event, but an event “in support of” and to get L.A. participation off the ground


Called by the Global Women’s Strike/LA & Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike.

Planning Group includes: Alexandria House, Collective Remake, Guerilla Food Not Bombs,

Hunger Action LA, Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater LA, Veterans for Peace/LA



Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharris, co-directors of the New Poor People’s Campaign, address Angelinos at the LA Launch of the PPC

Upcoming Events: Taking On Hunger Through Theater


“Pang!” a play by Dan Froot

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM and

Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM, 2017 at

24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles CA.

1117 W 24th St. in LA, 90007


“Pang! is an evening of three short plays based on the oral histories of families hungering for change in Los Angeles, Miami and Cedar Rapids. The plays are performed as if we are a radio theater company performing a live broadcast, amidst a forest of microphones, sound effects props and musical instruments.  Pang! aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and promote cross-class dialogue around circumstances faced by families living below the poverty line”.

24th Street Theatre is at 1117 W 24th St. in LA, 90007. Hoover is the cross street.



Cornerstone Theater “Magic Fruit”.

Wednesday December 6

at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles , 1238 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. This is close to Beaudry and sort of in between Echo Park and Downtown.


“ In Magic Fruit Tami, an ex-gang member, sets out on a journey through an apocalyptic Los Angeles. Despite the many challenges Tami faces, including hunger, addiction, financial insecurity and a system she doesn’t really understand, she finds unexpected allies in strange places as she aims to reunite her family, find a home, and just maybe save the world.”

Clothing Giveaways Looking for Volunteers or Donations

National Council of Jewish Women Annual Clothing Giveaway: Volunteer-Dec 3



Join us on Sunday morning, December 3, 2017 - Rain or Shine.

Help us give away 75,000 pieces of clothing and children's book to more than 3,000 individuals in our community.

Volunteer opportunities are available on Saturday and Sunday

Follow this link to sign up!




Free Association of Anarchists 8th Annual Skid Row Clothing Giveaway -- Monday, December 25th. –Donations and Volunteers


If you'd like to participate, see the details below (and feel free to show up with donations, as discussed below). If you can't participate, but would like to donate, please email [email protected] with your intentions. We'll try our best to pick things up.


 Skid Row Clothing Giveaway - X-Mas Day (am)


WHAT: Giving donated clothing to the Skid Row folk. Feel free to show up with bags of clean, gently-used clothing, or with anything else that might be helpful to Skid Row denizens (e.g. toys for the kids, hygiene items, rain ponchos, food).


WHERE: SW corner of 6th and San Pedro Streets, "Skid Row," LA.


Google Map of Location

WHEN: Monday, 12/25, 9am to noon-ish.

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