2016 Event Archives

​2016 Archives

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)​ ​


First Sundays

Monday, March 14 – Open House 

RCCD’s Centennial Plaza will officially opened on Riverside City College’s 100th anniversary!

Sunday, March 6 – First Sundays

First Sundays is a seasonal series of free family programs featuring different activities for children and teens at seven different downtown locations.​

Saturday, February 20 – Exodus Closing Reception

The Center recognized the UN’s World Day of Social Justice with a special reception to close the Exodus/ Éxodo exhibit. To honor the stories captured in this exhibit on Mexican migration to the United States and the violence migrants face, the Center has partnered with the Gluck OPA Fellows Program at the University of California, Riverside to host a very special performance by vocalist Alfredo Medina. 

Sunday, February 7 – First Sundays

The Center celebrated Chinese New Year by making tangrams, the ancient Chinese puzzle made of seven simple shapes. Then continue your celebration of joy and good luck in the New Year at the Riverside Art Museum and make paper cut-outs. 

Thursday, January 7 – Artswalk 
Screening of Slavery By Another Name
In honor of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Center screened this stunning film detailing the new legal framework for involuntary servitude that was devised to keep thousands of African Americans in chains for more than 80 years after the end of legal slavery. The Riverside Community College District would like to thank the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for their generous sponsorship of this series.​