Category Archive: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Feb 21 2017

LACW Bids Farewell To Dr. Gayle Wood, DDS

On Saturday, February 18, the LACW closed our soup kitchen to attend the memorial service for one of our volunteer dentists, Dr. Gayle Wood, who passed away suddenly on January 15, at age 57. Dr. Gayle is missed by all who knew her. Dr. Gayle, a single mom, left behind two twin 15-year old sons, …

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Feb 19 2017

LACW Stands With Standing Rock

Recently the LACW was represented at an anti-DAPL/Keystone XL pipeline demonstration held at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in downtown Los Angeles, where approximately 1000 people gathered. At about 6pm the group processed into the street shutting down traffic on Wilshire Blvd–there were no arrests. LACW volunteer Pat Bonner is in top right …

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Feb 15 2017

LACW Supports Measure S On The Los Angeles March 7 Ballot

Measure S is an initiative to change the city’s laws governing changes to the general plan and development projects. It is the premier anti-gentrification measure. The Los Angeles Catholic Worker supports this measure because we believe it will help save housing for the homeless, poor, and working people. Measure S is also supported by our …

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Feb 13 2017

Legal Team Available For Immigration Issues

Dolores Mission Church, the LACW adopted parish, hosts the (free) Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic each Wednesday from 2:30 – 5pm in the parish hall located at 171 South Gless Street, Los Angeles, 90033. If you, or someone you know, needs legal assistance with an immigration issue, please arrive early to get a number. …

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Feb 10 2017

2017 Summer Intern Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the LACW 2017 Summer Intern Program are now being accepted. This year’s summer program will begin on Monday, June 26, and end on Saturday, August 12. To learn more about our Summer Program see our INTERN OPPORTUNITIES page. You can download an application HERE or e-mail info@lacatholicworker.org to request one along with any …

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Feb 06 2017

February 2017 Agitator

Here is the FEBRUARY Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Down And Out And Under Arrest by Jeff Dietrich Better Know A Volunteer: Sr. Elizabeth Rodkewich by Sarah Fuller & Theo Kayser Rejecting White Privilege by Matt Harper Historical Anti-Trump March by Matt Harper The Fascist Formula by Maereg Tesfaye Dr. Gayle Wood, DDS, Obituary

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Jan 22 2017

LACW Participates In J20 Trump Protests

On Friday, January 20, Inauguration Day, the LACW went out in the rain and participated in two Trump protests – one at the downtown Federal Building, then later joined the Mariachi Plaza March from Boyle Heights to City Hall where two other marches from other parts of the city ended where approximately 3000 gathered for …

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Jan 20 2017

Karan’s Day In Federal Court

LACW Karan Benton appeared in Federal Court in Santa Barbara on Thursday, January 19, to plead not guilty for the citation she received for a “ban and bar” violation at Vandenberg AFB last August 6 (see HERE). To her surprise, Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe decided to dismiss the charges because Karan is battling cancer. Karan …

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Jan 18 2017

Close Guantanamo Now

On Wednesday, January 11, the 15th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison and the human rights violations it represents, the LACW joined other groups at the downtown Federal Building for the annual rally to protest Obama’s failed promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and to demand that it be closed NOW! Speakers …

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Jan 15 2017

Allison Archives LACW Basement

Back in October, former LACW community members Sam Yergler and Allison McGillivray returned for a three month visit after being on the road for several years. While at the LACW, both rolled up their sleeves and went to work on house projects that were either in need of repair or simply cleaned up and organized. …

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Jan 14 2017

We Welcome Back Our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Jan 09 2017

Jed Has Been Released From Federal Prison

LACW Jed Poole is now home after serving a thirty day sentence for his nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB last August 6. Jed was arrested for trespassing while protesting against U.S. war-making and U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We welcome him home and thank him for his witness.

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