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.

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: 
Wednesday, January 18, 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/

Letter Writing to Support Prison Strikers

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Prison resistance has been building over the last several years, culminating in a nationwide strike starting on September 9. Tens of thousands of incarcerated workers in at least a dozen states staged coordinated protests calling for an end to prison slavery. These workers took great risks in demanding basic rights, and many have been put in solitary, seen their food withheld and their communication restricted. Many have faced torturous conditions for asserting their humanity. 

#FreeLeonardPeltier Candlelight Vigil

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

As part of Human Rights Week, there will be a candlelight vigl for executive clemency for Leonard Peltier. It will take place at Presidents Park, The Ellipse on the south side of the White House.

This is an all ages event and all are welcome.

Human Rights Week is December 4th-10th.

For more information, please click here.

Interracial/Interfaith Dialogue on Racism: Seeing the Divine in Each Other

Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 6:15pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

In small groups, led by trained facilitators, this dialogue will raise your awareness of racism and prejudice in our lives. Learn about developing strategies and actions to change attitudes and remove obstacles that prevent racial equality and mutual respect between all faith traditions.

For more information, please click here.

Author Event: Deep Denial

Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

You’re invited to talks and book signing for Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life, which explores the normalizing of racial superiority in a society that permits white people to be individuals while people of color are collectively held as outsiders.

DO NOT RESIST

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown,DO NOT RESIST– the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson – offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

Living in Limbo: East Jerusalem's Neighborhoods Behind Separation Barrier

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

This talk will focus on the East Jerusalem neighborhoods behind the separation barrier where approximately 120,000 Palestinians reside. In these neighborhoods, the Palestinian Authority is not allowed to work because they are part of “Jerusalem”. Although located within the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, these neighborhoods receive almost no service from the Israeli Authorities, in the form of garbage disposal, functional road infrastructure, or sufficient water supply. This creates living conditions that would be unacceptable anywhere else.

Picketing HP Government Affairs Office

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join jewish Voicce for Peace in DC as part of the Global Week of Action Against HP!

Co-Sponsors:
CODEPINK-Women for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace- DC Metro
Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace
Sabeel DC Metro
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace

For more information, please click here.

Book Talk: The Way to the Spring

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join The Jerusalem Fund for a book talk featuring author, Ben Ehrenreich. From 2011-2013, American journalist Ben Ehrenreich lived in different cities of the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families and writing major stories for American outlets including a cover story for The New York Times Magazine.

No Piece of the Pie: US Food Workers in 2016 Panel & Reception

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Food Workers Organzing for Justice in the US and Globally for the DC release of their report No Piece of the Pie: U.S. Food Workers in 2016 on December 6th. There will be a panel of food workers based in the U.S. and globally discussing their campaigns for justice. There will also be light food and drinks. This great opportunity to meet food workers, food justuce advocates and supporters. You wont want to miss it!

For more information, click here.

A Look at US-Cuban Relation, Past Present & Desired Future

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

In the wake of a new incoming U.S. Presidential Administration you’re invited to an energetic, in depth, and thought provoking discussion using comic relief and multi-media presentation with First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, Miguel Fraga, who will overview incredible but little known comparisons with Cuba on the world stage, the nature and impact of the decades long U.S. blockade on the island, the changes made over the last two years, and how Cubans are preparing for continued negotiations going forward.

World AIDS Day Fashion Show

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Busboys and Poets is pleased to welcome the Women's Collective to the Nicolás Guillén Room for this World AIDS Day Fashion Show. Join them for a night of art and fashion while discussing matters surrounding women and sexual reproductive health. Get the facts about PrEP as an HIV prevention tool.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please click here

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)- On Being White and Woke with Time Wise

Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Now more than ever it is imperative that anti-racist conversations be had among groups outside just people of color.  Join Busboys & Poets and Antiracist, Activist and Author - Tim Wise - for this discussion "On Being Woke and White".  Tim Wise is among the nation's leading anti-racist educators and essayists. He is the author of six books on race and racism. 

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: "All The Real Indians Died Off"

Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to present their new book "All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans."

Volunteer Project with Friendship Place

Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Friendship Place, in partnership with Washington Hebrew Congregation, will host a one day Winter Warmth Store on Sunday, December 4 where homeless men and women can "shop" for warm winter clothing and enjoy a hot meal. Volunteers are needed to help sort and display the donated clothing on Thursday, December 1, and to help customers shop on Sunday, December 4. 

ATTENTION: This is a 2 part event.

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 volunteers are needed to help sort and display donated clothing.

D.C. Food Policy Council & The Food Chain Workers Alliance Stakeholders Meeting

Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC
What does food procurement policy that is sustainable for the environment, workers, and consumers look like in D.C.?
 
Join Jeremiah Lowery, the D.C. Food Policy Council and The Food Chain Workers Alliance for a stakeholders meeting to discuss creating a good food purchasing program in Washington, D.C.
 
To RSVP please email jeremiahalowery@gmail.com. Please only RSVP if you are able to attend.

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