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.

Week of Action for Peace with Iran!

Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC

Join CODEPINK and allies on Capitol Hill from September 8-17th to support the Iran nuclear deal until the final vote is cast. Text "@CODEPINKaction" at 23559 to receieve text updates! This will be an all day vigil at corner of New Jersey and Independence, Southeast (across from the Longworth House Building) for a week of peace with Iran. 

For more informaiton, please visit here

Protest the Air Force Association "Arms Bazaar"

Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

please join with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, with peacemakers from Pax Christi Metro D.C.- Baltimore and other groups to protest the annual Air Force Association (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, what we call an "Arms Bazaar." Please come and bring a friend. And please spread the word and post this wherever you can.

Conversation with an Old School D.C. Latina

Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for a conversation with Carmen Torruella-Quander, an “old school D.C. Latina.” An artist and Washingtonian, Carmen grew up during the civil rights era as the daughter of Dominicans in D.C.’s small but tight-knit community Latino community. She has witnessed dramatic changes in the city, from desegregation and the 1968 riots to growth of the Central American community and the intensified gentrification of the new millennium.

#DalitWomenFight: Dalit Women speaking from the Frontlines of the Battle Against Caste Apartheid in DC

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join us for a historic evening at the Washington Peace Center where Dalit women activists from the frontlines of the Dalit Women's Self-Respect movement will join Black Lives Matter activists to break the silence on caste apartheid and anti-Blackness in India and the diaspora.

Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the "Irregular" Ordinations at St. Stephen's Church

Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

On September 7, 1975, four women were "irregularly" ordained priests at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church. A year earlier, eleven women were "irregularly" ordained in Philadelphia, and one of the eleven -- the Rev. Alison Cheek -- made the first public celebration of the Eucharist in an Episcopal church at St. Stephen's in late 1974. These three events were key in moving the Episcopal Church to approve the ordination of women in 1976.

Communicating Effectively in a New and Shifting Environment

Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Participants will discuss and do hands-on exercises to help develop an effective communications strategy for your organization. Participants will cover communications theory, organizational structure and how to integrate what you say about yourself, how you say it, and whom you say it to, into the change you’re hoping to make happen in the world. (We will not be focusing on tactics like media outreach, social networking or building websites).

'Kill the Messenger' Community Screening & Panel Discussion

Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Film screening of 'Kill the Messenger' followed by a panel discussion with experts from the field. 'Kill the Messenger', starring Jeremy Renner, is about a journalist who believes he's discovered CIA involvement in the origins of the American crack epidemic- and finds his and his family's life threatened as result.  

Conference - Cyber Security: Risk, Recovery, and Resilience

Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

New advancements in technology continue to integrate more of our private data and information together across multiple devises and access points. With this increase in accessibility comes greater risks of hacker attacks and breaches. Cyber security and the tools associated with it are on the front lines in protecting our information.

Building the BDS Movement for Justice in Palestine

Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Chris Hedges argues that the only route left to bring justice to the Palestinian people is the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. Money has so corrupted politics, in essence replacing the vote, that it has become impossible for citizens without huge financial resources to influence legislation. It is only by building a successful boycott movement to cripple Israel and the corporations that do business with it that there is any chance for a fair and equitable solution to the Palestinian issue.

The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act this August, President Obama urged Congress to restore a key provision of the VRA that had been dismantled by the Supreme Court in 2013. This 1965 bill has received renewed national attention lately, due to the Court’s decision and high-profile recent attempts across the country to restrict access to the voting booth, through voter ID laws and limited voting hours. But the backlash against a free and equal democratic process is far from a new phenomenon.

State Violence: Surveillance of Movements and Communities from Black Liberation to "The War on Terror"

Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Muslim American Women's Policy Forum, along with the Washington Peace Center and API Resistance, is proud to present State Violence: Surveillance of Movements and Communities from Black Liberation to 'The War on Terror.'" This panel discussion is part of the BlackLivesMatter week of action in September.

Suggested Donation: $10
While no one will be turned away, the funds will be given to BlackLivesMatterDMV to support their work.

5th Annual Peace Conference

Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

The 5th Annual Peace aims to raise awareness about women's empowerment and social norms in developing countries, the key role of youth leadership in social change, and police brutality in the United States. To that end, our conference features experts in human rights activism, social impact, advocacy, conflict resolution, and civil rights activism.

The partner organizations are Peace Corps, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. 

No New Animal Lab Tour: DC Stop!

Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the No New Animal Lab Tour for a presentation and discussion at La Casa in Mt. Pleasant!

No New Animal Lab is a grassroots pressure campaign to stop international construction corporation Skanska from building a new underground animal lab at the University of Washington. If the new lab is built, thousands of animals will be tortured inside of it. People around the world are saying, "We Will Stop This Lab" -- and fighting to do so.

Cinema from the Street, Part 2

Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Street Sense Media Center presents two self-directed documentaries by local female survivors of homelessness in part two of its acclaimed Cinema from the Street series. First, join a courageous mother as she struggles to protect and raise her daughter in one of D.C.’s most infamous and inhospitable shelters. Then, journey alongside a survivor of homelessness and sexual assault as she reflects on her past trauma and present path to recovery.

 

Movement Making: A Community Report-Out & Dialogue

Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

MOVEMENT MAKING: On Saturday, August 22, 1:30pm-4:30pm, join a community report-out and dialogue from two of the foremost social change gatherings in the nation held in July: the U.S. Social Forum held in Philadelphia, and the Movement for Black Lives convening in Cleveland. Both had strong representation from DC. Plymouth Congregational's Board of Social Action will host, and ONE DC is cosponsoring.  Location: 5301 N Capitol St NE, DC.

A Community Conversation re: Homeless Youth in DC

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Featuring the recent research of Mai Abdul Rahman regarding the growing number of homeless youth in DC and Bikes for Youth Programs.

One of the most striking findings is the dire need of DC's homeless youth for reliable transportation, which was identified by the vast majority of the youth in the survey and interviews, Study participants suggested that the lack of reliable transportation impacted their ability to attend school, maintain school enrollment, find or keep a job. This was also substantiated by DC shelter personnel.

DC Free Store - August 2015

Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: A free store is a “store” where all goods are free. Whether it is a book, furniture, a shirt, or a haircut, it is all freely given away. It’s a place where anyone can participate by leaving stuff they don’t want or taking stuff they do. No strings attached. The items in the store are either given as gifts to the free store or found in the streets.

Orientation to First-Time Home Buying and the Programs that can Help! - MD (English)

Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Info: Ready to buy your first home?

This orientation provides an introduction to the homebuying process and to MD first time homebuyer assistance programs. The My Home program provides down payment and closing costs assistance based on your income and the price of your home. Find out what you qualify for and learn about next steps in the homebuying process. Take this first step on the road to homeownership - free of charge.

4:00 – 5:30 with separate groups in English and Spanish.

Destination Dignity- March for Dignity and Change in Mental Health

Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Join with individuals with mental health challenges, supported by allies, to demand: Human rights! A valued place in communities! The right kind of help when and where people need and want it! Demand dignity! March!

For more information, please visit here.

Book Signing Event-RSVP-- 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965

Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Please join Advancement Project and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for an author reading and panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, featuring The Nation’s Ari Berman and the country’s top voting rights experts.

Wellness Revolution: Raw Food Demo with RAW! On Wheels

Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Info: Join for a 2 hour "Un-Cooking" Workshop with RAW! Food Artist & Holistic Wellness Educator Johnee' Wilson.

Experience:
The difference between Vegan vs Raw Vegan
How eating MORE fruits & veggies can aid Portion Control, Hydration, and Detoxification
Recipes for raw vegan meals you can make at home
Raw vegan samples to try!

And of course you'll be able to order some of your favorite Busboys and Poets vegan entrees from the full menu.

$5 Suggested donation

Court Support for Freddie Grey Protesters

Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

There will be a picket line between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the request of Aljebu-Lan (Key) Marcus and Attorney J Wyndal Gordon, who are urging that the community do as much as possible to bring publicity to his case. If you cannot attend because of work or other difficulties please call States Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office to ask that all charges be dropped @ 443-984-6000 or email mail@stattorney.org, 

Assisting Victims of Elder Abuse

Date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:30am to Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: The DC TROV team invites you to "Assisting Victims of Elder Abuse," a interactive conversation & cross-training for victim advocates, the aging network, Adult Protective Services, and others who interact with seniors and/or survivors. Attendees can select one option: August 11 or 12th - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

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