One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present When Women Vote, a three-event series that begins with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?”
There are few forces of nature more formidable than a group of women fed up with the status quo. From the French Revolution—which was sparked in part by a 7,000-woman march from Paris to Versailles—to Black Lives Matter—which was founded by three women—some of the most important protest movements in global history have been women-led. In addition to organizing many of summer 2020’s continuing marches, over the past century women have taken to the streets to rally for voting and equal rights, to condemn sexual and gun violence, and to stand against the sitting president. But protest has taken other forms too, including the #MeToo movement, anti-colonial mobilizations from Ethiopia to Southeast Asia, women taking the wheel in Saudi Arabia to demand the right to drive, and boycotts and strikes like the Women’s Political Council Montgomery bus boycott. How have women risen up collectively to create change—and influenced broader movements in the process? What has made women particularly effective protesters, and what ideas have women come up with that have changed the art of protest? A panel of scholars and activists visits Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discuss the power of women saying “no” throughout history.
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.Please read our press release to learn more, including how to get help from the Social Security Administration by phone and online.
Here you’ll find information on Social Security office closures, safety preparedness in case of emergencies, signing up for direct deposit of your benefit payments, and more.
Attend the next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The collective meeting will begin at 10 am, and it will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH)to host this month’s meeting. This month we will host a panel presentation highlighting the discussions of the 2020 Military Research Summit led by Dr. Carl Castro the Director of theUSC Military and Veterans Programs. The topic this year is Moral Injury. We will examine, theory, measurement, and applications/implications. We will also have a special presentation by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the Executive Director of the White House Task Force set to create the President’s Road-map to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS).
The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families.
Our Women Veterans Working Group consists of community outreach professionals, social workers, and policy advocates from veteran service organizations, public agencies, and community groups across Los Angeles County. This working group strives to develop strategies to ensure that the needs of female veterans are understood and met within the community.
Administered by USC Military and Veterans Programs, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative comprises community stakeholders and representatives from more than 300 organizations coordinating services and addressing the needs of veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area.