“SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” Screening

Thank you for joining us for an exclusive screening of “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” on April 26. “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” is the LA Press Club’s 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards Feature Documentary Winner. Through the transformation of sex trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias into an inspiring advocate, “Sands of Silence” celebrates the triumph of the spirit with a call to action to break the chains of sexual violence worldwide. “In a searing exploration of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women worldwide, journalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle also documents…

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“All the President’s Men” Celebrity Cast Reading Co-hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club

The Fountain Theatre, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, presented a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for “All The President’s Men” with powerhouse actors like Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Ed Begley, Jr. The free event was hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and took place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film “All…

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Guided Tour of La Raza Exhibit at the Autry Museum (Member Exclusive)

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday for the private, guided tour of the Autry Museum’s La Raza photography exhibit. La Raza was an influential bilingual newspaper published in Los Angeles from 1967-1977. In it’s pages, journalists documented the defining moments, key players and symbols of Chicano activism. The exhibit includes approximately 300 photos selected by Autry curator Amy Scott and Luis Garza – one of the photographers whose work is included in the show. Their insight provided for a truly spectacular evening. This event was an L.A.…

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“Cries from Syria” Screening and Q&A with Director Evgeny Afineevsky

Last week, “Cries from Syria” director vgeny Afineevsky joined us for a screening of his film and a Q&A led by Ambassador Colleen Bell. “Cries from Syria” is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protestors, leaders of the revolution, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens and high-ranking army generals who defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help…

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Views on America – An Open Discussion with the 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellows

The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowships, established in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, brings mid-career foreign journalists from the Middle East and South Asia for nearly six months to work at mainstream U.S. newsrooms, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. They also spend a week at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, for which some of them still write and blog. At the end of their stay, they share their experiences at a free public event hosted by the Los Angeles…

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Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash

LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee and The Los Angeles Press Club hosted a panel of America’s most interesting and influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media professionals gathering for a live discussion and Q&A session titled, “Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash.”   The panel looked at how the queer media space has evolved from a time when readers of magazines like The Advocate appreciated their subscriptions arriving in plain, brown, unmarked envelopes in order to conceal their “controversial” content, to…

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Happy Hour Reception with Seth Meyers

Friend of the Free Press The comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, media critic and television host received the Los Angeles Press Club’s first Friend of the Free Press award.   Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. he was the show’s head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding…

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A Conversation with Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor. Elected in November 2014 to her thirteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and…

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