Joint Letter to Law Enforcement and Local Governments

To Police Chief Moore, Sheriff Villanueva, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles City Council, Mayor Garcetti and Southern California Law Enforcement: Los Angeles and other major cities have seen a resurgence in protests against police brutality over the past year, which have resulted in a series of incidents involving police officers and the journalists assigned to cover those demonstrations. Journalists in Southern California and elsewhere have been detained, tackled, sprayed with tear gas, hit with rubber bullets and arrested, preventing them from providing the public with urgently needed…

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Emergency Fund for Southern California Journalists Open for Applications

The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce that the Emergency Fund for Southern California journalists is once again open for applications thanks to a generous grant from HFPA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This time the LA Press Club has been replenished with $50,000. Last year we received $125,000 from the HFPA to distribute to Southland journalists and photographers. The fund is recognizing the hardship put on journalists through the coronavirus pandemic and/or the changing media landscape. Applicants do not need to be members of the Los Angeles…

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2021 Board Election – Meet the Candidates

Candidates in alphabetical order: Danny Bakewell Jr. “It has been both an honor and a privilege to have been appointed to serve on the board of the L.A. Press Club for the past six months. To now have the opportunity to be elected by the membership for another term would truly be a humbling honor and privilege. The press club plays such a significant role in the lives of journalists throughout Southern California. During both these challenging and historic times the voice of the press club is both relevant and desperately needed. As…

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Want to Shape the Future of the Los Angeles Press Club?

Interested in joining the LAPC board? We’re looking for a few good people! Email diana@lapressclub.org with your name and a short bio, as well as your title and where you currently work/freelance. Please let us also know what you want to bring to the table. You need to have been an active member (working journalist/photographer) in good standing with the club for at least one year to qualify for a board position. We are planning on sending out the ballot by the end of next week, so don’t think about it too long! The board meets once a…

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Free Reuters Art Classes for Journalists

Starting Monday, Reuters will provide free monthly art classes at the West Coast Bureau in Culver City. The art classes are extended to L.A. Press Club members. Space is limited so make sure you sign up in time! The drawing and painting classes will take place on the second Monday each month from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Supplies will be provided. If you would prefer to join via Zoom from home, we can help advise you a few days beforehand about which supplies you will need. You can choose to draw or paint, with…

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Want to make a difference? Run for the Los Angeles Press Club Board!

We’re looking for a few good people! Email diana@lapressclub.org with your name and a short bio including your title and where you currently work/freelance. You need to have been an active member (working journalist/photographer) in good standing with the club for at least one year to qualify for a board position. We are planning on sending out the ballot by the end of this week, so don’t think about it too long! The board meets once a month, usually in the Hollywood area. Any questions? Email executive director Diana Ljungaeus…

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ISLAMOPHOBIA AND HOMOPHOBIA AFTER ORLANDO AT THE LA PRESS CLUB

Thursday, July 07, 2016 12:00 PM Since the tragedy in Orlando there has been a spotlight on homophobia within Muslim communities, the subsequent anti-Islam backlash, and the claim by conservative Muslim organizations that you are “either with us or against us.” The Los Angeles Press Club teams up with The Markaz and Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), for this special Ask A Muslim, offfering an opportunity for an honest discussion about being LGBTQI and Muslim. This panel features Dr. Hamid Mavani, an Islamic scholar at Bayan Claremont, and Ani Zonneveld…

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