Left in LA will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at two locations, both in Los Angeles' Chinatown:

  • The Public School: 951 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
  • Alpine Recreation Center: 817 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

These two locations are approximately 0.2 miles apart from each other, about a 3-5 min walk.
Please note that after 1pm, events will be held concurrently at both the Public School and the Alpine Recreation Center.

THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR LEFT IN LA. PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS EVENT IS INTENDED FOR AND WILL CENTER AROUND TRANS, NONBINARY, AND WOMEN IDENTIFIED VOICES AND STRUGGLES. 


10AM-11AM

How to Organize Your Workplace Pt.1

Public School //
10:00am-11:00pm

 


Los Angeles is ready for you to step into a role of an organizer. Come learn about the steps you can take to organize your workplace from experienced organizers! 


11AM-12PM

How to Organize Your Workplace Pt.2

Public School //
11:00am-12:00pm

 

Los Angeles is ready for you to step into a role of an organizer. Come learn about the steps you can take to organize your workplace from experienced organizers! 


12PM-1PM

Lunch for the Left

Public School //
12:00am-1:00pm

 

We can't fight capitalism on an empty stomach! Food will be provided to all those who RSVP'd. If you have special dietary needs, please email them to leftinlaconference@gmail.com


1PM-2PM

Trans & Queer
Anti-Capitalism

Public School //
1:00pm-2:00pm

 

In our age of pinkwashing, when banks gild their logos with rainbows as a sign of progress, it becomes important to reiterate how queer and trans organizers and activists have shaped anti-capitalism in past and present. This panel will look at the intersection of queer and trans activism and anti-capitalism, historically, theoretically, and in actual practice today. We will also discuss the mainstream left's problems addressing queer and trans issues and discuss the future of queer and trans organizing on the left. 


Special Presentation

Alpine Rec Center //
1:15pm-2:00pm

The Necessity and Limitations of Transnational Activism: The Case of an Iranian Women’s Rights Activist in the Diaspora


2PM-3PM

Femme Identity in the Workplace

Public School //
2:00pm-3:00pm

 

What does femme organizing in the workplace look like? And what does it mean to be femme, inside and outside the workplace? Join us as we hear from panelists in a variety of fields: sex work, tech, the arts, and healthcare to learn from a full range of experiences and talk about how we can produce a model of radical femme identity that leans out from the "lean in" model and yet embraces traditionally feminized virtues and labor. 


Leftists in LA: Tales of Organizing 

Alpine Rec Center //
2:00pm-3:00pm

The left in Los Angeles has seen a resurgence since Trump's election, but LA is no stranger to a militant, radical leftward energy. In this panel, we'll explore the work of three organizers in Los Angeles who have different ideological backgrounds and how that affects their work. Join us to hear from anticapitalists in LA who are working to combat the carceral state, to fight for tenants' rights, and to build a feminist coalition in Los Angeles. We will close by talking frankly about gender on the left and where panelists see the future of organizing for liberation in Los Angeles. 


3PM-4PM

Story Sharing

Public School //
3:00pm-4:00pm

 

This session allows for reflection within our bodies, short creative reflective methods, and supported ways to witness ourselves and each other. Space for individual processing and collective sharing.  Create space to heal in your bodies and build deeper connection with yourself, and hopefully, more community within the space.


Story Sharing

Alpine Rec Center //
3:00pm-4:00pm

This session will be an exchange of ideas and experiences centered around oppression--gendered, racial, and/or ableist--within left organizations or the workplace. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own experience as well as obstacles and aids in reaching resolution. How do organizations with hierarchical structure or patriarchal assumptions hinder our work to fight these oppressive forces? How do democratizing forces and/or horizontal structures air our struggles? Or do we need to come up with new modes of organizing? We'll end be coming up with some ideas moving forward for each of us to bring back to our own work.