Rallies, vigils, protests and art shows responding to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the Dallas police killings have been taking place all over Southern California. More events are scheduled for Sunday and throughout next week.
On Saturday afternoon, a peaceful rally was held in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown L.A. Events were also staged on Saturday at USC and in front of the Beverly Hills Police Department.
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Would You Shoot Me In Front Of My Child?
Santa Monica, 10 a.m. (more info)
Participants will walk from the north end of the 3rd Street Promenade (Wilshire Blvd.) to the south end (Broadway) and then back "in solemn solidarity with the fallen, and in peaceful protest against those who seek to divide us using fear and hate." Organizer Mike Rylander writes: "I am a Caucasian father and I will be wearing a sign that says, 'Would You Shoot Me In Front Of My Child?' - and I encourage all fathers of all races, creeds and origins to join me with their children to do the same."
Peace Rally on the Bluff
Long Beach, noon (more info)
"The focus here is to band together to peacefully spread awareness and illuminate the current facts and statistics. This is about civil equality and banding together to pull those being mistreated and misrepresented into the fold. This is not to demonstrate violence or hatred." Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, candles, music, poetry/spoken word, art, blankets and chairs to sit in.
Brown & Black Lives Matter
Santa Ana, 12:30 p.m. (more info)
"Stop Killing the youth. Stop Police Brutality!!!! Bring signs and noise makers."
Pan Pacific Park, 5 p.m. (more info)
Few details on this one except that it's expected to be large.
Black Lives Matter general meeting
Inglewood, 7 p.m. (more info)
The L.A. chapter of Black Lives Matter will hold its monthly meeting at Chuco's Justice Center in Inglewood. Anyone who wants to support Black Lives Matter is welcome to attend but the meeting is closed to media, elected officials and their staff.
MONDAY, JULY 11
Praise, Prayer, Poetry, Healing
West Adams, 7 p.m. (more info)
McCarty Memorial Church will host a vigil. Attendees are encouraged to "Express your art, your talent, your creativity."
TUESDAY, JULY 12
downtown L.A., 9 a.m. (more info)
As the L.A. Police Commission meets inside, Black Lives Matter L.A. will stage an action outside LAPD headquarters.