Thursday, June 2 ~ Riverside ArtsWalk Film
Admission is FREE! Seating is limited.
The Loving Story (2012) - In Honor of Loving Day
This film examines the breakthrough 1968 Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision invalidating anti-miscegenation laws.
In honor of Loving Day the Center will be screening the story of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving and their courageous fight for the recognition of their marriage, all the way to the Supreme Court. The couple changed history when they returned home to Virginia where interracial marriage was prohibited under the Integrity Act of 1924. The couple relocated to Washington, DC when they were mandated to leave to their home in Virginia or face a prison sentence. This powerful story follows the family and their pursuit through state and federal courts to strike down the Virginia law. In 1967 the US Supreme Court heard the case making the landmark ruling that led to the overturning of miscegenation laws in fifteen states.
Film series is sponsored by the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.
Thursday, May 12 - Doors Open Riverside
We participated in the City of Riverside's first Doors Open Riverside event showcasing downtown public and private historic buildings.
Thursday, May 5 ~ Riverside ArtsWalk Film
Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story
Film series sponsored by the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month the Center will be screening the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory.
Fred Korematsu was the son of Japanese immigrants who lived a typical American life until December 7th 1941. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which ordered the internment of all Japanese Americans. With his family interned, Korematsu refused to relinquish his freedom and tried to remain unnoticed, to no avail. He was arrested and sent to an internment camp. Persuaded by Ernest Besig, then Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California, Korematsu filed a case on June 12, 1942. Korematsu resisted, and then challenged in court the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Saturday, May 1 - First Sundays (1 - 4 pm) Springtime Colors
First Sundays is a seasonal series of FREE activities for families offered at seven different downtown Riverside locations. CSJCL partners with UCR's Gluck Fellows Program to bring our visitors hands on activities filled with artistic fun. This First Sunday we are recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage and springtime by offering Springtime Colors; an easy activity where you use markers and water to turn an ordinary coffee filter into an animal, flower and more! Kelley Filreis from UCR GLuck Fellows Program will guide and help you tap into your imagination! See you at the Justice Center!
Saturday, April 16 ~ Printed Memories
CSJCL staff and Kelly Filreis from the UCR's Gluck Fellowship held a family fun activity!
Printed Memories: Using traditional techniques of relief printmaking, make a design that illustrates your favorite family history or tradition.
Thursday, April 7 ~ Riverside ARTSWalk
The Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties and The Cal Poly Justice Food Club invites you to indulge yourself in "FOOD: the Lexicon of Sustainability".
Dan Yuhasz, Professor from the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona will hold a Teach-in on the nationwide food movement and the Lexicon of Sustainability starting at 7 PM.
Come and explore the relationship between the good food movement and social justice, the future of agriculture in America, and achieving social, economic and environmental sustainability through food. Join us and share your thoughts and ideas!
See you Thursday night at the Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, 3855 Market Street. (Downtown Riverside next to White Park)