Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties

Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties Free cultural and historic resource devoted to social justice and civil liberties education through the Miné Okubo Collection. @CSJCLRiverside
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The Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties is located in a historical building in downtown Riverside, California, that was renovated and restored by the Riverside Community College District. The building is home to the collected artwork and archives of Japanese American artist Miné Okubo, the author of Citizen 13660. Our mission is to preserve, exhibit, and enhance the Miné Okubo Collection, and to use this unique resource to inform the public about social justice and civil liberties issues. Through presentation of Miné Okubo’s life and work, as well as exhibitions, programs and digital archives that broaden awareness of social justice and civil liberties, the Center provides an ethnically diverse, 21st century American populace with insights into the American experience, both past and present. Admission is free.

CSJCL July 2018 Newsletter featuring New Exhibition Announcement, Manzanar Pilgrimmage, Summer Schedule, and Key Dates i...
07/21/2018
CSJCL July 2018 Newsletter featuring New Exhibition Announcement, Manzanar Pilgrimmage, Summer Schedule, and Key Dates in Social Justice History

CSJCL July 2018 Newsletter featuring New Exhibition Announcement, Manzanar Pilgrimmage, Summer Schedule, and Key Dates in Social Justice History -

The Center of Social Justice recently unveiled a new exhibition on the first floor: From the Frontlines, which originally debuted a decade ago as a tribute to the late civil and human rights activist, Damu Smith. Frontlines features images curated from the photo collections of environmental justice....

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07/17/2018

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Looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills? The Riverside African American Historical Society and The Group-Riverside are now accepting applications for the next Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy!

Applications due July 20 and Classes start August 9.
Apply Now at http://bit.ly/EJGLAAPPONLINE

The Group-Riverside Riverside African American Historical Society The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. UCR School of Public Policy The Pick Group of Young Professionals Riverside Youth Council City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey Riverside Interfaith Council TURN Today's Urban Renewal Network Eastside Reconciliation Coalition - ERC Riverside Latino Network The Raincross Group League of Women Voters - Riverside, CA Soroptimist Riverside CA Junior League of Riverside, Inc. Riverside Branch N.A.A.C.P. Black Voice News Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties

The Center mourns the recent passing of the NAACP Riverside's leader, Woodie Rucker-Hughes. Here's an archived article h...
07/13/2018
Honoring Woodie Rucker-Hughes as Citizen of the Year | VOICE

The Center mourns the recent passing of the NAACP Riverside's leader, Woodie Rucker-Hughes. Here's an archived article highlighting her campaign to bring justice to Riverside.
http://theievoice.com/honoring-woodie-rucker-hughes-as-citizen-of-the-year/

Waudieur "Woodie" Rucker-Hughes accepts the Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award from Chairman Bob Stockton and past Citizen of the Year honoree Nick Goldware. Photo credit: Michael Elderman. She has spent her adult life as an advocate for "the least, the lost, and the last." She is a champion for so...

#ThursdaysThoughts
07/12/2018

#ThursdaysThoughts

In the past week, you've undoubtedly witnessed protests signs like "Abolish ICE" or "Fire ICE". But, do you really know ...
07/07/2018
‘Abolish ICE’: What is Immigration and Customs Enforcement and what does it do?

In the past week, you've undoubtedly witnessed protests signs like "Abolish ICE" or "Fire ICE". But, do you really know about ICE? The Atlanta Journal Constitution offers a primer on this relatively new enforcement agency of US policy.
https://www.ajc.com/news/national/abolish-ice-what-immigration-and-customs-enforcement-and-what-does/j9LFNnnhoLFL1WQIBbQRHI/

‘Abolish ICE’: What is Immigration and Customs Enforcement and what does it do?

If you're going to the #FamiliesBelongTogether Rally in Riverside, stop by the Center to get a sneak peak at our upcomin...
06/29/2018

If you're going to the #FamiliesBelongTogether Rally in Riverside, stop by the Center to get a sneak peak at our upcoming installation, "ON THE FRONTLINES": The Damu Smith Memorial Environmental Justice Photo Exhibition. We will be open this Saturday from noon to 4:00 pm

Yesterday's SCOTUS decision on the Muslim travel ban was a blow to social justice and civil liberties. In her dissenting...
06/27/2018
Document Viewer : NPR

Yesterday's SCOTUS decision on the Muslim travel ban was a blow to social justice and civil liberties. In her dissenting opinion, Justice Sotomayor drew sharp parallels between the racial animus that undergird the call of national security upon the recommendation Japanese American internment policyduring WWII and the current Administration's Islamaphobia couched within a national security framework. Read her decision, here:

https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html…

Did America learn its lesson? Here's a link from Congressman Mark Takano's response to the current Administration's poli...
06/22/2018
Opinion | Rep. Mark Takano: We were wrong to think America learned its lesson from internment camps

Did America learn its lesson? Here's a link from Congressman Mark Takano's response to the current Administration's policy of separating families at the border. Congressman Takano's account draws a parallel between today's treatment of these families with the internment of Japanese American families during World War II:
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-family-separation-policy-echoes-my-family-s-world-ncna885021

It took 40 years for our nation to admit the horrors we inflicted on innocent Japanese-Americans.

The Center is open today until 4:00 pm.
06/16/2018

The Center is open today until 4:00 pm.

Come out tomorrow! The Center of Social Justice and Civil Liberties is reopening!
06/08/2018

Come out tomorrow! The Center of Social Justice and Civil Liberties is reopening!

06/05/2018

Save the date!
This Saturday, June 9th the Center will be reopening from 12am- 4pm. Come and see the most multi-cultural history of Riverside!

Contact Information:
(951) 222- 8845
3855 Market St.
Riverside, CA 92506

06/04/2018
Riverside Neighborhood Partnership

Riverside Neighborhood Partnership

UCR ARTSblock recently had a viewing of “When They All Still Lived” ... a film produced by the Media Resources Department at the University of California, Riverside in 1988.

LINK TO THE DOCUMENTARY - https://bit.ly/2kIamp5

It is a dramatization of the Chinese migration to California and specifically Riverside from the middle of the 19th century into the 20th century.

It is seen through the eyes of longtime Riverside resident George Wong based on an oral history of him made in 1968 by the Oral History Department at California State College at Fullerton.

Save Riverside Chinatown UCR Public History Riverside Metropolitan Museum Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties APCA - Asian Pacific Lunar Festival of SoCal Center for Oral & Public History, CSUF Old Riverside Foundation

TONIGHT!!
05/22/2018

TONIGHT!!

Thanks to all who joined the Center to marked the 50th Anniversary of King's Assassination. This breathtaking pic (by AS...
04/05/2018

Thanks to all who joined the Center to marked the 50th Anniversary of King's Assassination. This breathtaking pic (by ASRCC member Angel Contreras) was taken after participants laid a wreath at the MLK monument in downtown Riverside. Sincere thanks to The Nature of Things, Fine Flowers & Botanicals for the arrangement, tabling by The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc., Gram's Mission B-B-Q for the repast, and Riverside City College faculty and students for performances and testimonies during open mic.

Join the Center for Social Justice& Civil Liberties on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of...
03/28/2018

Join the Center for Social Justice& Civil Liberties on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Film screening, a memorial laying of wreath, followed by open mic and repast.

Old Riverside Foundation
06/24/2017

Old Riverside Foundation

The Summer Speaker Series is off to a great start! Guest speaker Ted Wells is speaking on post-war architectural history. Join us for the next event in July.

06/17/2017

Attention museum visitors: The Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties will be closed through the month of August as we undergo some transitions. We hope to reopen doors again soon!

Diego Rivera created his own style which focused on Mexican heritage and culture; and was marked by flattening three-dim...
06/17/2017

Diego Rivera created his own style which focused on Mexican heritage and culture; and was marked by flattening three-dimensional elements into two-dimension and presenting objects sturdier and broader than they were in reality. This art style was called Mexicanidad and gave rise to an art movement of the same name.

Today at the Center we will be showing a Diego Rivera documentary with painting and other activities for kids from 1-3pm!

Our next Trailblazers event is coming up this Saturday, June 17th from 1-3pm... Join us to be inspired by Mexican painte...
06/12/2017

Our next Trailblazers event is coming up this Saturday, June 17th from 1-3pm... Join us to be inspired by Mexican painter Diego Rivera and create your very own masterpiece.

Check out our FREE events happening at the Center this month!
06/08/2017
June Newsletter

Check out our FREE events happening at the Center this month!

Happening TONIGHT during ArtsWalk!
06/02/2017

Happening TONIGHT during ArtsWalk!

This Thursday, June 1st 6:15PM/7:45PM
Free Screening: Invoking Justice
Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties, 3855 Market Street

"On the first Thursday of every month during ArtsWalk, the CSJCL hosts a free film showing of a movie relating to social justice issues. This month we will be showing the film "Invoking Justice" which documents a group of women in rural India who form the first-ever Jamaat made up of only women to settle disputes."

https://www.facebook.com/events/850486461771817/

Interested in learning about how Diego Rivera used art to reflect the harsh social conditions that farm workers and the ...
05/30/2017

Interested in learning about how Diego Rivera used art to reflect the harsh social conditions that farm workers and the lower class in Mexico faced? We invite you and your children (K-3) to join us on June 17th from 1-3pm for our monthly Trailblazers Program! Check out our event below.

Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties's cover photo
05/27/2017

Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties's cover photo

The Harada House should be preserved as a reminder of the family's challenge against the Alien Land Act on behalf of imm...
05/27/2017
Can Riverside’s Harada House, a civil rights landmark, be saved?

The Harada House should be preserved as a reminder of the family's challenge against the Alien Land Act on behalf of immigrants' civil rights... What do you think?

The more than 130-year-old home could collapse, but supporters hope to raise money, fix it and open it to the public.

The Center is open! Join us for Doors Open Riverside from 6-9pm and enjoy a docent led tour of the Miné Okubo art galler...
05/12/2017

The Center is open! Join us for Doors Open Riverside from 6-9pm and enjoy a docent led tour of the Miné Okubo art gallery.

Remember to check out all the new films and events happening at the Center this month!
05/01/2017
May Newsletter

Remember to check out all the new films and events happening at the Center this month!

Address

3855 Market St
Riverside, CA
92506

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(951) 222-8846

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