Prayer Vigil, Protest, & Die-In: 12.15.14


Join clergy, labor, and community to help us honor the memory of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and too many others by participating in a peaceful protest, Prayer Vigil and Die-In at Los Angeles Police headquarters.  Faith leaders will lead us in prayers and reflections, making demands as we seek justice in our streets.  We will be conducting a “Die-In,” but we are not risking arrest; LAPD has been notified of our action as well.

Monday, December 15th, 2014, at 4:00pm  
LAPD Headquaters: 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Feel free to bring Visuals or Displays with Messages

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I have a dream” 8.28.1963



Full-length video:

Transcript:  I have a dream

A Day in the Fields + Un Día en los Campos 6.12.10


Saturday, June 12th – A Day in the Fields

Farm workers are people we are connected to each day when we eat and they need our support as consumers in their struggles for justice and dignity. But have you ever met a farm worker and listened to his or her story? Have you walked through the fields and seen the long rows of vines where farm workers labor in the hot summer heat? On Sat., June 12th the National Farm Worker Ministry will be traveling to Bakersfield, CA with a group of supporters from the LA area to get to know more closely a little more of the reality of farm workers in California. We will get the chance to meet with workers from the company of Giumarra Vineyards, where farm workers are currently organizing to improve their conditions after facing years of exploitative labor practices.

We will leave from LA at about 9:00am and return about 6:00pm. Carpool or transportation will be provided for those interested.

Come be a part of this chance to connect with farm workers and learn from them and their struggle!
If you are interested, please contact Christy Lafferty, (323) 893-9605 or

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Sábado, 12 de junio – Un día en los campos

Los trabajadores del campo son personas a quienes estamos conectados cada día cuando comemos y que necesitan nuestro apoyo como los consumidores en sus luchas por la justicia y la dignidad. Pero ¿alguna vez has conocido a un trabajador agrícola y escuchó su historia? ¿Has caminado por los campos a ver las largas filas de viñas, donde trabajan los campesinos en el calor del verano caliente? El sábado, 12 de junio el Ministerio Nacional para los Campesinos va a viajar a Bakersfield, California, con un grupo de apoyadores del área de Los Ángeles para conocer más de la realidad de los trabajadores agrícolas en California. Vamos a tener la oportunidad de reunirse con los trabajadores de la compañía de Giumarra Vineyards, donde ellos están organizando para mejorar sus condiciones después de enfrentarse con años de prácticas de explotación laboral.

Salimos de Los Angeles alrededor de las 9:00 am y regresamos alrededor de las 6:00 pm. El transporte será proporcionado para los interesados.

Ven a ser parte de esta oportunidad de conectar con los trabajadores del campo y aprender de ellos y su lucha!
Si usted está interesado, póngase en contacto con Christy Lafferty, (323) 893-9605 o

Harvey Milk Day 5.22.10


“And the young gay people in the Altoona, Pennsylvanias and the Richmond, Minnesotas who are coming out and hear Anita Bryant on television and her story. The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope. Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the pressures at home are too great. Hope that all will be all right.” – Harvey Milk, “The Hope Speech,” March 10th, 1978

As a More Light Presbyterian congregation, we are pleased to celebrate California’s first Harvey Milk Day on Saturday, May 22.

Click here to read “The Hope Speech” in its entirety:  Harvey Milk – The Hope Speech

Click here for more about Harvey Milk and Harvey Milk Day in California:  Harvey Milk history

A prayer for Harvey Milk Day:
Eternal One, You created us b’tzelem Elohim, in Your image, filling us – as You are filled — with hope, hope that we might yet bring to fruition Your vision of cooperation and harmony, of wholeness and peace. You imagined such a world, Holy One, and then instilled within us the ability to imagine it too.  You hope even now for such a world, Holy One, knowing You created us with the desire to give each other hope like Yours, hope that tomorrow will find us finally ready, finally able, to bring Your imagined world into being. Blessed are You, Hopeful One, creator of hope and of those who bring it to the world.   [Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Beth Chayim Chadashim, BCC, Los Angeles]

Thanks to California Faith for Equality for these materials.

Snapshots: United for Immigration Reform 2010 5.1.10


Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder, Frank Alton and Ricardo Moreno joined thousands of marchers for the downtown May Day march for immigration reform.

United for Immigration Reform 2010 + Estamos Unidos por la Reforma Migratoria en el 2010: 5.1.10


1 de mayo, 10 am en Broadway y Olympic a Temple

Para mayor información por favor communiquese con:
—CHIRLA/MIWON al 213.353.1784
—Full Rights for Immigrants al 213.746.6264
—Envie un texto con “Justice” o “Justicia” a 69866 para mantenerse conectado por la lucha por reforma comprensiva migratoria.

May 1, 10 am at Broadway & Olympic to Temple

For more information, please contact:
—CHIRLA/MIWON at 213.353.1784
—Full Rights for Immigrants at 213.746.6264
—Text “Justice” or “Justicia” to 69866 to stay connected in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

Facebook group/Grupo de Facebook here.

Interview/Entrevista with/con Juan José Gutiérrez (Full Rights for Immigrants) here.

Snapshots: Joe Porta & March for America group 3.14.10


Frank interviews immigration attorney Joe Porta in the Spanish service.

Mason Funk, Christy Lafferty, Ricardo Moreno and Anabella Trujillo are commissioned in the Todos/as Juntos/as + All Together service for their participation in the March for America for immigrants’ rights.