Jim Crow Returns: Millions of Minority Voters Threatened by Electoral Purge

Registering to Vote

Originally by Greg Palast, published in Al Jazeera America.

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have been removed in at least one battleground state, and the numbers are expected to climb, according to a six-month-long, nationwide investigation by Al Jazeera America.

Diverse City Fund 2016 Grantee Celebration and Community Forum

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Celebrating DCF Grantees and Organizing for DC power in 2017 and beyond

In the past five years, the Diverse City Fund has granted more than half a million dollars to incredible grassroots, people of color-led, social justice projects in DC. As we do every year, we invite you to join us in celebrating our fantastic grantees from the 2016 spring and fall grant rounds. In a difficult year, their work and commitment to social justice in this community lifted up this movement, and now we want to lift them up with you.

A Free Self-Defense Workshop for Muslim Women in the DMV Area

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment - WISE D.C. Chapter, in collaboration with Muslim American Women's Policy Forum (MAWPF) and the Washington Peace Center will be offering their second self-defense workshop for Muslim women in the DMV area. The workshop will be led by WISE Founding President Rana Abdelhamid.

Ban Fracking Rally & Press Conference in Annapolis

Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Join Don't Frack Maryland on Dec 20 in Annapolis for a rally and press conference of public health professionals calling for a statewide ban on fracking. 

Then head inside at 10am for an AELR hearing on the fracking regulations published by Maryland's Department of the Environment.

For more information, please click here.

14 Weeks w/o Justice for #TerrenceSterling-Organizer Huddle

Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Showing Up For Racial Justice DC has organized an action centered around #Justice4TerrenceSterling. Join them for a discussion, idea sharing, and planning on ways to create an organizing team for weekly actions. The event will also include a walk over to 3rd & M Streets NW, to pay respects, as they continue to raise up the call for justice for Terrence Sterling.

**If you feel moved, please bring holiday cards and baked goods for the Sterling family. They will be collected and delivered to the family next week.***

Stop Trump's Climate Denying Cabinet

Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

On Tuesday, 350.org, the Sierra Club, Climate Truth, Oil Change International and are climate activitst will gather outside Trump's transition office, hold a climate teach-in and deliver their petitions. They'll have a big chalkboard and hand signs, but need a big crowd that's ready to make some noise.

For more information, please click here.

Lobbying 101

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

How does one lobby their elected officials? Can citizen lobbying make a difference in the political arena? This training will equip you with tools to elevate your voice in politics.

Author Talk with Shon Meckfessel

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

US social movements face many challenges. One of their most troublesome involves the question of nonviolence. Civil disobedience and symbolic protest have characterized many struggles in the US since the Civil Rights era, but conditions have changed. Corporate media has consolidated, the police have militarized, dissent has been largely co-opted and institutionalized, but the strategic tools radicals employ haven’t necessarily kept pace. Our narratives, borrowed from movements of the past, are falling short.

Monthly Black Workers Center Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

ONE DC's Black Workers Center (BWC), is a member-led space that builds racial and economic justice through popular education, direct action and worker-owned alternatives. 

"We need long-time DC residents. We need long-term unemployed and underemployed workers. We need single parents and returning citizens. We need you. That being said, all are welcome regardless of race to help build the movement for creating a BWC in Washington, DC." -ONE DC

The President, Pardons, A Push Toward the Vision for Black Lives

Date: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

It’s time for President Obama to take swift and substantial Executive Action- so what issues should we focus on in these last 100 days? The mass criminalization and incarceration of Black people permeates our nation at every level through schools, jobs , the 13th Amendment, militarization of police, voter disenfranchisement, and profits made by big business and counties at the direct expense of Black people. Black women in prison are America’s darkest, dirtiest secret, and their voices continue to be overlooked at the expense of our communities and successful movement building.

Demonstration against Dollar Diplomacy

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

On 7 December 2016, the Bahraini government will be holding a reception at the Trump International Hotel to mark the Kingdom’s national day and the anniversary of King Hamad’s

Leonard Peltier Press Conference

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A press conference on the case of Native American activist and federal prisoner Leonard Peltier and his pending application for Executive Clemency will be conducted beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7 th , at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14 th Street, NW, 13 th Floor, Washington, DC 20045.

Common Cause: Blueprint for a Great Democracy Conference

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Common Cause

Blueprint for A Great Democracy:A framework for an inclusive democracy:

Join Common Cause in examining the ways in which our democracy is failing people and communities -- and what can be done to restore our democracy. We will focus on highlighting places and battles where people are standing up and winning, policies that will make a difference, and how we can win real reform. This is the 4th annual conference sponsored by Common Cause with a generous grant from the WhyNot Initiative.

CASA Holiday Party

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Join CASA for a holiday party to support CASA on Wednesday, December 7, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Hosted by Councilmember Hans and Angela Riemer

Co-hosted by Eliza Leighton and Josh Wright and Marcy Fink Campos and Ernesto Campos

Suggested minimum donation: $50

Holiday cocktails and hors d'oeuvre will be served.

For more information, please click here.

Solidarity with Standing Rock

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Not all of us can go to Standing Rock but we can still work in solidarity!

Come to Potter's House Dec. 6th as we hear from Jordan Marie Daniels, of the DC Stands with Standing Rock Coalition, and share resources explaining what being in solidarity means, how to be an effective ally/accomplice, and how we can all be in action.

United Palestinian Appeal Open House 2016: The Year In Review

Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Please join the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA) for their annual Open House!

Open House: 2016
The Year in Review

Saturday, December 3rd
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

UPA DC Office
1330 New Hampshire Ave NW
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20036
**DUPONT Circle METRO 

Strengthening U.S-Arab Cyber Security Policy Cooperation

Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Cyber threats are on the rise in the Middle East, ranging from electronic vandalism or financial crimes to sabotage and virtual acts of war. Governments and businesses in the Middle East have suffered damaging attacks. State actors and hacker collectives in the region are also believed to be targeting the U.S. military, civilian government agencies, and private sector systems.

Anti-Inauguration Event

Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Attend an anti-inauguration event inauguration night in DC, or watch via live stream, sponsored by Jacobin Magazine, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, as will details on (free) ticketing and live stream.

For more information, please click here.

Non Violent Protest on Inauguration Day-Washington DC

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

"The plan is to try and get a camping and concert/rally permit for Mcpherson for two whole days. A concert/rally will be held in the park on Jan. 19 with camping there that night. The park will be a place to rest, eat and have medics available on the Inauguration day Jan. 20 with camping overnight. Since protests will be going on organized by different groups on Jan.20 we will be doing that during the day and will be in and out of the park during the Inauguration protests. We are in the process of getting a permit [free for first amendment issues] but all is subject to change.

Years of Living Dangerously Screening

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy Award-winning docu-series featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars discussing the impacts of climate change with experts around the world.

In addition to an advanced screening of Years of Living Dangerously, Season 2, this event will include a discussion with representatives from Sojourners, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Interfaith Power and Light.

Food and drinks will be served.

IamHIV Open Photoshoot in Washington DC

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join The Change Project, AIDS Alabama, Whitman-Walker Health and artist Steven Romeo in an open shoot for IAMHIV. AIDS Alabama and The Change Project believe the best way to combat stigma is through visibility. This unique partnership allows the campaign to become viral in 7 of the states with the highest HIV rates in the country. These states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

An evening with Cleve Jones Honoring World AIDS Day

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Whitman-Walker Health and All Souls Justice Ministries as they host Cleve Jones, longtime activist and creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in an evening of conversation about his life and forthcoming memoir, "When We Rise: My Life in the Movement."

The evening will begin with music, followed by a World AIDS Day observation leading into a conversation between Cleve and Sabrina Sojourner. Following a Q&A period, the evening will end with a reception and book signing.

World AIDS Day Gathering

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:45am to 10:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Join Whitman-Walker Health, Union Temple Baptist Church, and United Community Group for a community gathering to observe World AIDS Day in Anacostia.

Let's gather to share fellowship, breakfast, prayer and remembrance for those we've lost to HIV/AIDS and to look forward in hope for a world free of the disease. Whitman-Walker staff will lead an expressive art activity followed by speakers and sharing from clergy and community. 

Light breakfast will be served. Free HIV testing.

Black Candle Film Discussion Feat. Dr. Raymond Winbush

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The National Black United Front Presents: A Pre-Kwanzaa Film Discussion on The Black Candle with Special Guest Dr. Ray Winbush.

Panelists Include:
Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka
Jamal Muhammad
Nataki Kambon
Dr. Kelechi Egwim
Salim Adofo

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid St NW Washington DC 
Thursday December 1st, 2016
7pm 

#DCKwanzaa2016

Public Meeting DC: Building Resistance Against Trump

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Now is the time to get organized. Join Socialist Alternative in DC for a public meeting discussing how you can build resistance against Trump. 

If you can't make this meeting we are having another one in VA on Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1370225303018302/

And another one in DC on Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218871408180881/

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