Transgender Political Activist Rachael Rose Luckey Wants To Hear From You!

 

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” ― Paulo Freire

It is critical the voice of the people be included in the conversations around the issues we all face.  It is through dialog with stakeholders that we, as elected public officials, maintain a grassroots vision for the City of Los Angeles.  This podcast is one of the ways Rachael Rose's campaign for LA City Council has come up with to engage with stakeholders.

You can Sign Up To Be On Conversations With LA and speak directly to Rachael Rose on the issues facing our city, as well as the ideas and creative activity required to improve ourselves and our city.

If you don't like how the conversation goes, we won’t use it.  If we don't like how the conversation goes but you do, we will post it anyway because nothing is more important to our campaign than to have your voice heard.

There are also 2 additional ways to be a part of the conversation.  Please feel free to join us on Zoom at our Open Campaign Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 6pm starting January 10th, and our Community Town Hall Meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 4pm.  You can also join our campaign mailing list to get updates on what we are up to!

Stay safe, stay masked, stay distanced.  Together we will get through this!

Conversation with Housing Rights Advocate Mark Lipman

Mark is the founder of VAGABOND (www.vagabondbooks.net) and the Culver City Small Press Book Festival.

His other notables are: Recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Awards for The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid) Editor and publisher of RISE (an anthology of Power and Unity) and EXTREME (an anthology for social and environmental justice)

A writer, poet, multi-media artist and activist, is the author of nine books, most recently, The Role of the Revolutionary Poet in Society and a Strategic Vision for the 21st Century; Imposing Democracy; Poetry for the Masses; and Global Economic Amnesty. His work has also appeared in notable international anthologies such as, 21 Poetas por la Paz, (21 Poets for Peace), (Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco) and Coiled Serpent, (Tia Chucha Press).

His latest collection of public comments, poem and essays, Dear City Council, will launch nationally on August 1st, 2021. Co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001.

Mark uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of Culver City’s Committee on Homelessness and is a board member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal); member of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), Ground Game LA, Veterans for Peace, Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the World Poetry Movement.

Conversation With Andria McFerson Chair of an LA Care Health Plan Regional Community Advisory Committee (Part 1)

My conversation with the ever wonderful and courageous Andria McFerson covered some of the goings on at community advisory meetings at LA Care Health Plan.  She and I have worked side-by-side for years doing our best to speak up for low-income consumers.  LA Care is LA County’s largest MediCal provider with over 2 million members.  I am sure you have seen their billboards around town.  I serve as Vice Chair of a different Regional Community Advisory Committee than Andria.

Please note that she is under some sort of gag agreement not to mention LA Care by name (she couldn’t even tell me why the gag) so you will hear her say something to the affect of “the organization I work with” which is her way of saying LA Care.