LA - 25th Anniversary: Lessons of the '92 Los Angeles Rebellion

April 07, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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.

PLUS:
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.

24 RSVPS
Lorraine French Matthew J. Medrano Bex Hampton Jacqueline Nunez Tep Gleason Michael Wang Esmeralda Loreto Adan Plascencia Michael Porter Yuliy Dubovyk Isaac Solis Winston De Laurier Brian Manchen Sheeps Oaix Danielle Jangmi Gresham abraham marquez Victor Leonel Quintero Steve Brothers John Prysner Melina Rodriguez Broderick Dunlap Caro Cabrera Gomez Anthony Vetsforpaz Patrick Williams Jr.

Who's RSVPing

Lorraine French
Matthew J. Medrano
Bex Hampton
Jacqueline Nunez
Tep Gleason
Michael Wang
Esmeralda Loreto
Adan Plascencia
Michael Porter
Yuliy Dubovyk
Isaac Solis
Winston De Laurier
Brian Manchen
Sheeps Oaix
Danielle Jangmi Gresham
abraham marquez
Victor Leonel Quintero
Steve Brothers
John Prysner
Melina Rodriguez
Broderick Dunlap
Caro Cabrera Gomez
Anthony Vetsforpaz
Patrick Williams Jr.

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