• June Notable Figures

    June Birthdays

    Please join us in celebrating the birthdays of these notable figures and applaud them for their work in Social Justice. *The Museum of Social Justice would like to hear from you! If there is a notable figure who was born in April and should be recognized in our Monthly Birthday posts, please feel free to […]

  • NEW ED Feature

    Welcome Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez

    Welcome Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez The Museum of Social Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Rev. Jennifer Gutierrez, as of May 1st.  Rev. Gutierrez was an integral part in saving the La Plaza United Methodist Church from being acquired by the city of Los Angeles by negotiating for a long-term […]

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    Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio – Founding Members

    Museum of Social Justice & UCLA History Corps Intern, Franklin Spencer had the opportunity to speak with two of the original founding members of Con Safos: Reflections of Life the Barrio magazine, Antonio Gomez (left) and editor-in-chief, Arturo Flores (center).  Spencer (right) gained a firsthand view of the Moratorium and the death of Los Angeles […]

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    Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio

    The Museum of Social Justice thanks Pierre’s Fine Carpentry and Eddie Avila for their generosity of this beautifully crafted bench. It provides a perfect space for visitors to sit, take in the current exhibition, and to read the magazines and publication of Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio.

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    Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio (February 6, 2017- August , 2017)

    Museum of Social Justice presents a  NEW EXHIBITION   Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio February 6, 2017- August , 2017 Con Safos Magazine was a leading Chicano literary journal that emerged in the late 1960’s to the 1970’s in the East Los Angeles Barrio. Con Safos Magazine offered a Chicano first voice […]

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2014 City of Los Angeles Rose Parade Float

2014 Rose Parade

La Plaza Methodist Church and the Museum of SJ were proud to have been represented in the 2014 Rose Parade. This is Los Angeles’ 116th Rose Parade entry. The float reflects Los Angeles’ ethnic diversity by representing, Olvera Street, Chinatown, and Watts. Los Angeles’ iconic images are presented on the float such as; the space […]

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Angels on the Plaza Tardeada ~ Thank You!

The Museum of Social Justice would like to thank everyone for making “Angels on the Plaza” Tardeada a successful event. Thank you to the donors, sponsors, and guests whose attendance and contributions will support the Museum’s goal to promote social justice through history and education. We would also like to thank the volunteers who worked […]


“Angels on the Plaza” Tardeada

Museum of Social Justice presents: “Angels on the Plaza” Tardeada (an afternoon party)    Please join us in celebrating our Honorees: Congressman Xavier Becerra, advocate for immigration reform and women’s reproductive rights Phil and Connee Freeman, longtime social justice activists in the United Methodist Church Francisco Balderrama, celebrated author of Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in […]