Los Angeles Rising Study Group
Los Angeles for All hosts a Los Angeles Rising study group on the new book “Jackson Rising Redux” by Kali Akuno and others. We will meet nine times for 1.5 hours on Thursdays at 6:00 PM, every two weeks, beginning on April 20, 2023 to discuss a section of the book.
- April 20, 2023 – Introduction and Section 1 on Groundings
- May 4, 2023 – Section 2 on Emergence
- May 18, 2023 – Section 3 on Building Substance
- June 1, 2023 – Section 4 on Critical Examinations (canceled)
- June 15, 2023 – Sections 4 on Critical Examinations and 5 on Movement Expansions
- June 29, 2023 – Section 6 on Radical Municipalism
- July 13, 2023 – Section 7 on Toward the General Strike and Dual Power
- July 27, 2023 – Section 8 on Going Forward: Ecosocialism and Regeneration
- August 10, 2023 – Section 9 on Afterwords
Each meeting will begin with introductions (15 minutes), followed by a brief presentation on the reading (20 minutes), and then a facilitated discussion using sociocratic rounds (50 minutes). We will end with 5 minutes of announcements.
We welcome anyone to participate, especially if you want to build and fight for a liberated city of Los Angeles. Please try to commit to attending all nine sessions. We can provide you with a copy of the book if your financial circumstances don’t permit you to purchase one. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the book.
Last, we know that everyone is busy, life during late stage capitalism doesn’t always allow us the luxury of reading 30 pages in two weeks. We encourage you to join us even if you haven’t done the readings. That’s why we will review the readings at the start of each meeting. The purpose of this study group is to grapple with the ideas and translate them into action for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles for All
1920 Hillhurst Avenue #V920
Los Angeles, California 90027
United States of America
Illustration by Caroline Woolard