March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

LARRP’s March General Meeting     LARRP’s March General Meeting was rocking and packed!     It kicked off with a moving personal impact story by Riley Gude, brother of LARRP co-founder Lynne Lyman. Riley is a participant in the CSH Speak Up! Program, and this was his first time sharing his story publicly. Riley made jokes and talked about his life long addiction, years of homelessness, and cycling in and out of jail, rehabs, and mental hospitals. Through the … Read More

LARRP Executive Director Troy Vaughn recognized at BOS

March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Co-Chairs Stephen Larson, Esq. Troy Vaughn of LARRP, were recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 29th for their leadership on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety. As part of Troy’s role on the commission he was able to secure an additional ten seats for community stakeholders! Read the Recomendations

National Expungement Week (Oct 22-27)

November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

LARRP was proud to participate in National Expungement Week by hosting a free legal clinic at LA Trade Tech College last Sunday October 27, as part of a Cannabis Expo organized by the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), which seeks to help people of color and other impacted communities enter the booming cannabis industry. Here’s a picture from the event featuring guest author below Sugar Kopplin Easley, who volunteered at Sunday’s clinic after receiving expungement services at a … Read More

LIBERATION

July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

My final perquisite is that of LIBERATION. One of the greatest liberators and liberation movements in history was that of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement during the 1960s. We should take stock of those times and learn from them, because the struggle for liberation is as real today as it was then. I would love to say that the efforts of Dr. King and others that served with him paved the way for complete … Read More

Loyalty

March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week I wanted to continue our conversation about race relations in America.  This is the second of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America.” The problems of equality faced by America today are many, but none more prevalent than that of my second prerequisite of LOYALTY.  Here in America we all are familiar with the phrase “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE…”   It denotes a promise to be loyal, but what … Read More

“Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America”

March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was thinking the other day about all the tension that’s in this country about race relations, and was wondering what can be done to improve it. I decided to write about it, and this is the first of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America.” To even use the phrase “race relations,” seems to be an oxymoron, given how little we register that this is even about a … Read More

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