Over the past 48 hours, we have witnessed the unspeakable. From Alton Sterling to Philando Castile, Black people are in a state of crisis and many of us are left wondering what we can do. We created Black Book LA to direct Black people to safe spaces and events where we can be our full selves. And in times like these, our need for a strong sense of community is more apparent than ever.
I'm an effort to help you process and respond to recent events, we've compiled a list of vigils, healing spaces, and protests in LA this weekend. Over the next few days, we estimate that more spontaneous events and direct actions will occur so be sure to follow us on social media for live updates.
We love you all and hope that you find what you're looking for this weekend. We're here for you!
Friday | July 8, 2016
Holding Court: Black Lives Matter
Underground Museum | 3508 W. Washington Blvd. LA, CA 90018
7PM | FREE | RSVP Required
This one's for the woke folks and art lovers! Holding Court is a new conversation/performance series that connects creatives to the social issues that matter most. Friday's session features Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors and BLM Network Art + Culture Director, Tanya Lucia Bernard.
To RSVP, click here.
Saturday | July 9, 2016
Peace Gathering: RIP Alton Sterling
701 Ocean Front Walk, Venice CA 90291 | 11AM
Join the peace gathering in Venice for Alton Sterling. Bring a candle and positivity!
Kenneth Hahn Park | 11AM | 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90056
Need to recalibrate? Come heal byways of a free Yoga session at the park with others in our community.
#BlackLivesMatter USC Vigil
University of Southern California | Tommy Trojan | 7-9PM
For students and non-students who need to process, heal and mourn or find ways to take action for people in the Black or African Diasporic community, join the USC Black Class at Tommy Trojan for a Vigil. The organizers recognize that this space was not historically built for us, but also recognize the power in reclaiming this space as ours.
Sunday | July 10, 2016
Black Lives Matter LA General Meeting
Chuco's Justice Center | 7PM | 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood, CA
Vexed about what happened to #AltonSterling & #PhilandoCastile?
Join Black Lives Matter LA this Sunday to learn about ways that you can support Black lives right here in LA! Light dinner refreshments will be served. New folks, allies, and children are all welcome.
For more info, click here.
Monday | July 11, 2016
Grief Share @ City of Hope Church
City of Hope Church | 6:30PM | 9550 Crenshaw Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305
Grieving? Come and process with others at Grief Share at City of Hope Church in Inglewood.
McCarty Memorial & BLM Present: Praise, Poetry, Prayer
McCarty Memorial Church | 7PM | 4101 West Adams Blvd
An event to uplift the voice of our community in a safe space amongst the crisis our villages are facing accross the nation. Let us nurture our souls and reconnect to our source of being.
Tuesday | July 12, 2016
LA Police Commission Direct Action
LAPD Headquarters | 9AM | 100 W. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA
Come to the LAPD HQ to have your voice heard at an ALL OUT ACTION at the LA Police Commission meeting.
*This list will be updated as more events arise*