Civil Rights

New BRU report highlights LA Metro's transit civil rights crisis

With the MTA subject of a civil rights compliance review by the Federal Transit Administrations, a new pamphlet report from the Bus Riders Union exposes the policy and human sides of the crisis created by MTA slashing bus service and raising fares. 

Open Letter to MTA Board & LA City Council: Planners support complete 8.7 mile Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project

Planners from UCLA, USC and across the city weigh in on Bus-Only Lanes debate with a clear message: the complete 8.7 mile project is clearly the best choice.

Turning Up the Heat: Building a School Pipeline Towards Justice!

Date from/to: 
Mar 29 2011 - 9:36pm - Apr 30 2011 - 12:00pm
Contact Information: 

213-387-2800 or Kendra@thestrategycenter.org

 

Community Rights Campaign Strategy Meeting: April 2nd at 9:30am

Location

First Unitarian Church
2936 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA
United States
See map: Google Maps

Press Release- BRU Complaint on Bus Service Cuts - Spurs Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Review of the Los Angeles MTA

Breaking News - (Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 2011) - The Federal Transit Administration specified, in a letter in response to the Bus Riders Union (BRU) Administrative Complaint submitted in the fall of 2010, that it "plans on conducting an on-site compliance review of LA MTA this year. The decision to perform this compliance review was based, in part, on your (BRU) complaint submitted to the FTA Office of Civil Rights."

People's Poetry 2011 | Image Slideshow

On February 26th, the Community Rights Campaign brought out over 200 people to attend our third People's Poetry Fundraiser Night with a special theme this year -- Stand Up Fight Back, Justice for Jeremy Marks!

The Chevron Saga in Ecuador Halted for Now

Chevron continues to get away with large-scale environmental pollution in Ecuador as a U.S. judge has just granted a halt in the enforcement of a $18 billion judgement with complete evidence to back-up. This has been an 18-year battle to receive justice for the environmental crimes of this oil corporation.

President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening

Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA) graduate and Roosevelet Hight School Taking Action student leader, Cinthia Gonzalez, is featured in this short video highlighting the discussions of Los Angeles youth regarding the state of public education at President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening.
Cinthia calls for the protection of student services and resources and
the reduction of funds used for zero tolerance policies and policing of
Black and Latino youth.