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#J20 CalArts in SoCal Plan Walkout; NY Galleries & Nonprofits Plan Art Strike

Friday, January 20, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
General Strike Now
Location Details:
Main Gallery at CalArts

The arts community is making a clear statement in opposition to the war and fascism of Donald Trump and his cabinet with a school walkout at CalArts in Southern California and a New York Gallery & Non-Profits Art Strike on January 20, 2017, inauguration day.

For Cal Arts' walkout, see:
CalArts Students Prepare to Walk Out During #J20 Strike by Hrag Vartanian at
Cal Arts is a leading art school.
Their demands are:
-No deportations of undocumented immigrants!
- NO to the wall!
– Black Lives Matter! End police brutality and mass incarceration!
– Unite against Islamophobia !No Muslim registry! Fight against Muslim-directed hate crimes!
– Fight discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community!
– Fight Trump’s sexism! Defend reproductive rights access for all!
– Continue resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline! Defend indigenous sovereignty!
-Protect our environment! Resist ecological warfare! Demand accountability and science-based environmental policy!
-Fight against political and corporate despotism at home and abroad! Let’s see those taxes!
-Resist Trump’s takeover of a free media! Fight right-wing normalization media strategy! Fight Breitbart! Fight for free speech, transparency and reason!

On New York's gallery and non-profit closure on January 20, 2017, see
A Running List of New York Galleries and Nonprofits Closing for the #J20 Art Strike by Claire Voon and Hrag Vartanian at
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 6:47PM
§J20-21 So Cal Dump Trump Events
by Dump Trump
California, the largest state in the union of 39 million people, with an agriculture that provides a large share of the US food all grown and harvested by immigrant workers, a majority minority state with 2/3 of the population south of Santa Cruz, including Los Angeles County with 10 million people of whom 47% are Latino, is clearly ready for the massive J20-21 protests of the latest Hitler about to occupy the White House. See

Notable events in Southern California:

“Los Angeles Trump Inauguration #Calexit Independence Rally”

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles

This rally was organized by the Yes California #Calexit campaign. The group proposes the state of California seek independence from the United States.

About 160 have said via Facebook they will attend.

“United Against Hate Inauguration March”

11 a.m.-6 p.m., LA Live, Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

More than 15,000 people have said via Facebook that they will attend.

The Friday march includes specific demands of Trump and his administration against mass deportations and discrimination based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation.

The march is set to begin at LA Live, head east on Olympic then north on Broadway, east on First Street, then north on Spring Street to Los Angeles City Hall. Streets along the route will be closed to vehicle traffic.

“Protest Trump’s Inauguration! United Front Against Fascism!”

Noon-6 p.m., Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles

Organized by Roofers Union Local 36, this goal of this rally is to advocate for the abolishment of the Electoral College. Close to 200 people have said via Facebook they will attend.

Residents in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in east Los Angeles will meet in Mariachi Plaza at 11 a.m. before marching to City Hall to join up with the United Against Hate Inauguration March.

“UCLA Walkout on Trump Inauguration”

Noon-3 p.m., Dickson Plaza, UCLA
Students at UCLA have planned a walkout to protest the inauguration in solidarity with students doing the same across the country. About 1,100 people have said via Facebook they will attend this walkout event.


Local marches are set to be held concurrently with Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. Here is a list of the locations and start times for the Southern California sister marches.

Nearly 70,000 people have said via Facebook they will attend the Los Angeles march.

• Beverly Hills: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wilshire Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard

• Compton: 10 a.m., Kelly Park, 2319 East Caldwell Street

• Hemet: 9:30 a.m., 530 1/2 Florida

• Laguna Beach: 10 a.m.-noon, Main Beach and Coast Highway

• Los Angeles: 9 a.m., Pershing Square, 5th Street and West Hill Street

• Palm Springs: Noon, Frances Stevens Park, North Palm Canyon and Alejo Road

• Palmdale: 9 a.m.-noon, Antelope Valley Mall

• Pasadena: 8 a.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue

• Perris: Noon, Perris City Hall, 101 North D Street

• Redondo Beach: 10 a.m.-noon, Harbor Drive and Portafino Drive

• Riverside: 10 a.m. Riverside Main Street Pedestrian Mall, 3712 Mission Inn Avenue

• San Clemente: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., San Clemente Community Center, 100 North Calle Serville

• Santa Ana: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Calley Cuatro, 4th Street and French Street
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