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From Boots To Suits: Countering A New Wave of White Supremacist Organizing

  • Pico Union Project 1153 Valencia Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

Reflecting on tactics of White Supremacist organizing, recruitment, & how this can inform Anti-Racist organizing.

(**This is listed as a free event on Eventbrite, but there is a $10 suggested donation at the door, no one turned away**)

Our annual Courage Against Racism fundraiser for BLMLA is focused on understanding and identifying the intersections of hate groups in Southern California within the larger growth of white supremacist organizing. This insight will support our own organizing and understanding of the larger movements, how to identify themes, and who is doing the work we need to support.

Film Screening of “Documenting Hate-Charlottesville” followed by a panel discussion with 

  • Shelly Tochluk, AWARE-LA member, Professor, Mount St. Mary's University-Los Angeles

  • Graham Finochio, Success Stories Facilitator & Former White Racial Gang Member 

  • Monica Lomeli, Ph.D., Senior Intergroup Relations Specialist, L.A. County Commission on Human Relations

  • Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Nefesh 

  • Thandiwe Abdullah founder Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Youth Vanguard

  • Moderated by Dr. Maytha Alhassen, historian, journalist + poet 

Special Performance by Alyesha Wise, Poet & Community Organizer 


White People for Black Live / Vigilant Love / Black Lives Matter LA/ Pico Union Project / Success Stories / Inspire Justice


Free Parking
Main Parking Lot Address: 1501 W. 12th St. LA, CA 90015 (adjacent to the building)
Extra lot: 1201 Valencia St. LA, CA 90015
Public Transit:

The venue is a 10-minute walk from the Pico/Albany stop on the Metro #30 bus
Free refreshments.

Please come scent-free.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Stairs in the front, ramp through the parking lot in the back.

Earlier Event: August 22
Twitter Storm: #Boycott24