Saturday, May 28, 2011

FSLA 2011 Workshop/Class Application is now Available!

If you are interested in facilitating a class or workshop with Freedom Schools L.A., please download the application below, fill out, and email it back to us.

FSLA Downloadable Application 

If you would prefer to complete an online version of the application, please click on the link below:

FSLA Online Application

Applications submission periods will be every two (2) weeks. This application period is from May 27th to June 10th. The application will be due on June 10, 2011. The next application period will be from 6/10 - 6/24.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bi-Monthly Film Series: The Business of Being Born

The Easide Café Health Collective & Freedom Schools - Los Angeles Present:

Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big business.

Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies.

The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal.

Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?

Date: October 8, 2010
Time: 7pm-9pm (Film will be followed by a discussion)
Location: Eastside Café, 5469 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA

$3 Suggested Donation (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Snacks will be provided.

This film is part of an ongoing series of film/discussion events taking place at Eastside Café every other Friday. Next film event will take place on Friday, October 22, 2010.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Freedom Schools L.A. Fall Planning Meeting and Picnic - Sunday, Sept. 26

Dear FSLA Family,

After such an an amazing summer experience of intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth and the collectivity demonstrated by our FSLA family, why would we want this to end?

The simple answer is: WE DON'T!

After a month of rest, it is now time to get to work and begin planning our fall session. So let's do this!

Some possible topics to be discussed:

- The structure of FSLA for the Fall session
- Immediately addressing changing conditions in our communities and recent events that require our attention and action
- The types of classes to be offered and their regularity
- Outreaching to new communities
- Formation of a Solidarity Action Committee and planning of an action
- Establishing further solidarity with other organizations
- Coordinating actions with other organizations
- Any other issues that needs to be addressed...

Please, think of any other topic that should be discussed during the meeting. Gather your thoughts and share!

Bring whomever wants to participate in generating change. Let's continue building community and solidarity. If you come late, it doesn't matter, just come! There will be plenty of work for everyone!

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Sycamore Grove Park

Our planning meeting is now a picnic, so be sure to bring all manner of goodies and refreshment!


The closest MTA Gold Line Station is SOUTHWEST MUSEUM STATION. Please see the map below:

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