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Felecia Lenee Williams, better known as Fe Love in her community, is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that showcases underground and international artists.

 

Felecia is an activist/producer and creator of the MOJ: Murder or Justice Project, an online drama series that focuses on domestic abuse. She is also a trained actress and graduate of CalArts. Currently, Felecia is the Director of Youth Programs & Creative Strategist with  Posts for Peace and Justice

and a Chief Compassion Officer of Compassionate California. She enjoys mentoring youth about social justice issues as she facilitates Compassionate ARTS/Posts for Peace and Justice workshops with law enforcement, teachers, youth, artists and activists.

 

Three years ago, Felecia was hospitalized with an autoimmune illness, that left her paralyzed in a wheelchair three months. Inspired by her own personal recovery story, she has returned to the stage performing “motivational” stand-up comedy and spoken word.

 

Felecia is passionate about the arts and inspiring others to feel comfortable expressing their true voice.

 

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INTO ACTION Workshop

Panelists/Mentors: Jan 13th

Suggested four posts to create, each with a lead artist and facilitator assigned to it.

#1 Dreams: in support of DACA

#2 Soaring: in support of Black Lives

#3 Me Too: in support of Women and Gender Equality

#4 Compassionate ARTS: in support of Free Speech and Artists Advocacy

 

Amir Whitaker is a staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California. Prior to joining the ACLU, Amir represented students and incarcerated youth throughout Florida and Alabama for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Referred to as a “civil rights and education stalwart” by the Daytona Times, Amir has negotiated settlements and policy changes improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

 

He has worked as a researcher with the UCLA Civil Rights Project, and has written for TIME Magazine and other publications. At the ACLU, Amir is responsible for legislation focused on education equity and funding.

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Materials requested: 200-300 pamphlets on Immigration, Policing and Women's Rights (Gender Equality)

 

 



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Oscar de la Torre serves on the Board of Education of the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.

 

He is the founder and Executive Director of the Pico Youth & Family Center (PYFC) in Santa Monica. Prior to founding the PYFC, Mr. de la Torre worked at Santa Monica High as an Outreach Specialist where he implemented tutoring programs, a leadership academy and violence prevention initiatives.

 

A lifelong resident of the Pico Neighborhood, Oscar founded the PYFC with the belief that youth violence is a product of various social and economic factors that contribute to feelings of inferiority, powerlessness and hopelessness.

Oscar completed his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.

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