Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

August 2018 Agitator

Here is the AUGUST Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Immigration by Karan Founds-Benton Statement of Detainees New LACW Sister House in New Jersey by Alexandria Addesso My Great-Great Grandfather Came by Steamship by Micah Wullschleger Fences and Borders For Skid Row Poor by Matt Harper Radical Act of Hospitality by Theo Kayser Poor Peoples Campaign …

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Hippie Kitchen Closed Tuesday, August 7

We Remember August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 Never forget that the U.S. imperial war machine is the ONLY nation in human history to use nuclear weapons, killing more than 200,000 human beings created in God’s image and likeness, primarily women, children, and the elderly, and leaving countless more to suffer from cancer and …

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Happy Birthday, Bill Hoard!

One of our very first guests to eat at the Hippie Kitchen 48 years ago, and longtime friend, Bill Hoard, recently celebrated his 77th birthday. Jeff and Alex picked him up at the convalescent home where he lives and took him to Hollywood to visit his favorite cartoon character’s star (Snoopy), then took him to …

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LACW Has Major Plumbing Issues

                          The LACW has serious issues with the plumbing in our 131 year old Victorian house. Some of our community members and interns have, for days, in the heat and with much sweat, been manually digging 12 foot deep holes for the plumbers …

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Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns

Our Summer Interns have arrived. Each has displayed an eagerness to learn more about our work and the Catholic Worker movement, and get to know us, our house guests, and our soup kitchen guests. In photo from left to right are: Romario Quijano (Austin, TX), Mayer Cook-Tonkin (Castlemaine, Australia), Benny Mattis (Townsend, MA), Angelica Brown …

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LACW Attends Families Belong Together March

On Saturday, June 30, after the kitchen closed, a few LACWs joined with more than 70,000 others for the Families Belong Together March/Rally. Although we missed the march itself, we were able to make it for the final 25 minutes of the rally outside the Federal Metropolitan Detention Center, where immigrants are held. See photos …

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LACW Joins With Occupy ICE-L.A.

On Wednesday, June 27, the LACW joined with the growing encampment of Occupy ICE – L.A., at the downtown Federal Building/Metropolitan Detention Center on the corner of Alameda and Arcadia, in protest against the fascist Trump regime’s immigration policy. The small but growing community is blocking one of the exits where Homeland Security buses leave …

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LACW Attends Vigils For Julian Assange And Against U.S. Immigration Policy

On Tuesday afternoon, June 19, Jeff, Susan, and Alex attended a “Free Julian Assange” vigil at the British Consulate, in Century City. On Wednesday, June 20, at noon, the LACW vigiled and leafleted by the downtown U.S. Immigration Court, across the street from Pershing Square, in opposition to the evil, immoral, and abominable Family Separation …

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LACW Supports SB 1437 – Also Known As The BESTT Practices Act

Mid Friday afternoon, the LACW community gathered to listen to a presentation by Kate Chatfield, from our sister house in San Bruno, who is also a criminal defense attorney and author of SB 1437–also known as the BESTT Practices Act, a bill before the California Legislature that would reform the felony murder rule. The felony …

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LACW Hospitality Day for World Cup

On Friday, June 15, we hosted several of our friends from downtown for a World Cup party at Hennacy House. We watched the exciting Spain vs Portugal game, which everyone enjoyed even though it ended in a tie. Everyone had their fill of chips, nacho cheese, salsa, and soda before the game. Theo cooked corn …

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Hospitality/Hippie Kitchen Closed On Saturday, June 23

Please be advised that the LACW soup kitchen will be closed on Saturday, June 23, for a day-long planning meeting to discern the LACW’s future direction. We will be back on our regular schedule on Tuesday, June 26. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

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June 2018 Agitator

Here is the JUNE Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Book Review: At Play In The Lions’ Den by Jeff Dietrich The Golden Rule Sails Again by Helen Jaccard Kings Bay Plowshares: Interview with Frida Berrigan Building A Gospel-Based Community by Sarah Fuller Confronting White Supremacy by Matt Harper Better Know a Volunteer by Theo Kayser …

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