• Con Safos Founder & Managing Editor, Ralph “Rafas” Lopez Grijalva-Urbina Visits

    The museum was pleased to welcome Ralph “Rafas” Lopez Grijalva-Urbina, founder and managing editor of Con Safos: Reflections of Life in the Barrio.  Our interns were excited to have the opportunity to him and to hear about the creation of Con Safos. It was the first time that Rafas visited the museum and saw the exhibition.


    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 should be recognized in our Monthly Birthday posts, please feel free to email info@museumofsocialjustice.org. Helen Caldicott (August […]

  • Upcoming Exhibition: Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles

    Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles  September 6, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Artist Hugo Crosthwaite will produce a new mural at the Museum of Social Justice while visitors watch.  The mural will wrap the gallery walls and will only be complete for a matter of weeks before the artist paints it out, bit by […]

  • 6th Annual Tardeada Celebrating Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles

    6TH ANNUAL TARDEADA Celebrating Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles  September 30, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM LUMINARIAS 3500 RAMONA BLVD MONTEREY PARK, CA 91754 For tickets & sponsorship information click here.

  • 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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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 […]

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 […]