On February 18th, the Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties held its inaugural Trailblazer Program event that focused on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s work on food education. Kids learned about Michelle Obama’s “MyPlate” campaign which emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet including all 5 food groups- fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Our favorite part of the day was when kids were able to plant their own vegetable seeds to take home and watch grow. You can view pictures from the event below.
Our next Trailblazers Program event will take place on March 18th, from 1-3pm, and will focus on the life and legacy of comedian, actress, producer and television legend Lucille Ball. We hope to see you then!
” In 1979, I wrote a paper about Mine when I was a student at UC Riverside. Afterward I sent her a letter. She wrote back and we ended up exchanging yearly Christmas cards. She always created her own cards. One day I received a package from her. Inside was a small painting of a girl and a cat!”
Reconnected After all of These Years
Join us for our upcoming film screening: He Named Me Malala on February 2nd. This film looks at the life of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for girls’ education. We hope to see you there!
The CSJCL is very excited to announce that next month, we will be launching our TRAILBLAZERS PROGRAM! Our featured trailblazer on Thursday, February 18th, 1 – 3pm, will be Michelle Obama and the target audience is children grades 1-3. Please join us to learn about the First Lady’s determination to change the way parents and children think about nutrition by playing games and even planting your own seeds!
Celebrate Asian Pacific Culture with the CSJCL at the 2017 Lunar Festival in downtown Riverside on Saturday, January 28, 2017! We will have a booth at the festival with fun, family activities that include prizes. In addition, our doors at the CSJCL will be open from 10am-4pm. Come learn about Asian Pacific community members who have helped shape Riverside!
“Remember that consciousness is power. Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”
As a lifelong champion of civil rights causes in the black, Latino, Native American and Asian-American communities, Yuri Kochiyama continues to inspire younger generations of activists.
The Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties is proud to present our upcoming film showing of Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice. The film chronicles the life of Yuri, a Japanese-American activist who was involved in the Black Liberation Movement, the Puerto-Rican Independence Movement, and the Japanese-American Redress Movement. With the divisiveness and racial conflict that exists today, this film that documents Kochiyama’s experiences offers an outstanding example of an equitable and compassionate multiculturalist vision.
Our showing of Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice will take place on January 5th, 2017 at the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties (3855 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92506). There will be two showtimes of the film: 6:15 & 7:45 pm. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.