4th Annual Bridging Communities Iftar
May
1
1:00 AM01:00

4th Annual Bridging Communities Iftar

Join us on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 for the 4th Annual Bridging Communities Iftar: A Fundraiser for Vigilant LOVE

Break the Fast with us in the Month of Ramadan!

An Iftar like no other - join us in our growing solidarity community of Muslim American, Japanese American, South Asian, Black, Arab, Latinx, East Asian, Queer, Trans and interfaith accomplices. Get ready to break bread, breathe in art, and continue our momentum of building relationships and resistance.

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2019

6:00 PM || Check-in begins

6:20-7:40 PM || Program

7:40-7:55 PM || Prayer & break the fast

  • You'll meet and experience a moving performance from our 2019 Solidarity Arts Fellows! They comprise of 15 amazing Muslim American and Japanese American college students, organizers, artists, healers, & more.

  • Look forward to learning about Ramadan, as well as our growing legacy of breaking the fast together, as a multi-ethnic, inter-spiritual community!

  • Be prepared to feel energized, creative, and more connected in our movement for safety and justice.

Grab your tickets or table on our Eventbrite!

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4th Annual Bridging Communities Fundraising Iftar
Apr
8
9:30 PM21:30

4th Annual Bridging Communities Fundraising Iftar

Break the Fast with us in the Month of Ramadan!

An Iftar like no other - join us in our growing solidarity community of Muslim American, Japanese American, South Asian, Black, Arab, Latinx, East Asian, Queer, Trans and interfaith accomplices.  Get ready to break bread, breathe in art, and continue our momentum of building relationships and resistance. 

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VigilantLOVE Vigil & Healing Space
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

VigilantLOVE Vigil & Healing Space

  • Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our vigil and healing space will serve as an opportunity for our Muslim community to gather, process and engage in healing practices. We will also share what actions can be taken with regards to the likely impact on dangerous Countering Violent Extremism policies for those impacted.

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Stories of Displacement
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Stories of Displacement

In conjunction with "What We Carried: Fragments & Memories from Iraq & Syria," stories of displacement as experienced by a variety of communities will be shared. Perspectives will include those of recent Iraqi and Syrian refugees and Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII. Additional issues at the forefront today, such as deportation and gentrification, will also be explored. Participants will discuss what they were able to bring, but also what they were forced to leave behind.

Presented in partnership with JANM, Vigilant Love and Activate Labs.

This program is included with JANM admission. Please RSVP at the ticket link.

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Families Belong Together - VL Contingent
Jun
30
10:45 AM10:45

Families Belong Together - VL Contingent

In this moment of injustice, we're channeling the energy felt towards the mass march and rally this Saturday, June 30th. 

From the Muslim Ban to the mass incarceration and criminalization of immigrant families & communities of color, we hope you join us in resistance for our communities. 
  
March with us:
 

10:45 AM Vigilant Love is meeting at the NW corner of First and San Pedro/Judge John Also (corner of Aiso parking lot in Little Tokyo); we will walk together to City Hall from there.

Bring your body, your signs & water to help you show up fully.

Share your voice and energy.

We'll have a safety team organized.

More information: 
Facebook Event page on the mass march

Organization endorsement form
if you'd like your orgs to sign on 

Parking at Judge John Aiso Lot. 

With #VigilantLove,

VL Steering Committee

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Fifteen Years Later Screening & Panel
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Fifteen Years Later Screening & Panel

Join Vigilant Love and White People for Black Lives (WP4BL) for an exclusive screening of “Fifteen Years Later” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, cast and local activists. This gripping short film explores the lived realities of those impacted by bias and violence in a post-9/11 era. The event will include a discussion on local Islamophobic policies and the role of allies in building solidarity with those on the frontlines.

This screening will be in honor of the worldwide online release of the film on the Vigilant Love website! Stay tuned for details regarding the link and release for the day following the screening. 

Panelists: Manish Dayal, Matt McGorry, Dahlia Ferlito, Tanzila Ahmed


About the Film:
Sam and Jason, two young men who have absorbed the psychological effects of post-9/11 America in ways they may not fully understand, find their buried issues and resentments bubbling to the surface when their lives intersect during a police traffic stop. Starring Manish Dayal, Matt McGorry, Tracy Mulholland, and Rachel Brosnahan.

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#StopCVE Action
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

#StopCVE Action

Join us on June 5th for an action at City Hall as we make it clear to Los Angeles City Council that we do NOT want CVE in our city! Mark it on your calendars and help us spread the word. The Mayor's $425k grant is still pending approval from the Los Angeles City Council. Let's voice our concerns and stop Trump's DHS funding from reaching our city. 

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Bridging Communities Iftar
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Bridging Communities Iftar

Break the Fast with us in the Month of Ramadan!

An Iftar like no other - join us in our growing solidarity community of Muslim American, Japanese American, South Asian, Black, Arab, East Asian, Queer, Trans and interfaith accomplices. Get ready to feel held, break bread, breathe in art, and continue our momentum of building relationships and resistance. 

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