25 years ago this April, Los Angeles erupted in rebellion against the racist police responsible for brutally attacking Rodney King were acquitted. Their acquittal came on the heels of decades of abuses, murders, beatings and other atrocities at the hands of Los Angeles police. On April 29, 1992, working and oppressed people in Los Angeles stood up; the acquittal of King's assailants was a bridge too far.
Though the media has dubbed them nothing more than riots--senseless violence grown from misdirected anger--the events of April and May, 1992 are truly revealing glimpses at the deep frustrations, fears and anger felt by most Angelinos. As a result its place in history is alongside the Ferguson and Baltimore Rebellions after Michael Brown and Freddie Gray were murdered by police.
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a discussion of the true history of the Los Angeles rebellion and for an analysis of its impact on today's city and movement.
With the Tesoro Refinery moving forward, the people of LA will host the largest oil refinery west of the Mississippi River. As a result, we face all the risks it bring with it--including fires, explosions and massive pollution and toxic waste emissions. Join a discussion on what can be done about the risks and about this new threat in the fight against environmental racism.
Limited parking on Westmoreland/8th. Red and Purple line to Wilshire/Vermont station.
25th Anniversary: Lessons of the '92 Los Angeles Rebellion
April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm