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.

Celebrating Existence as Resistance: A Muslim Women's Gathering

Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join DC Justice for Muslims Coalition for a gathering for and by Muslim women. We will celebrate each other, with facilitated discussion on our perspectives in the current atmosphere and how we can work together to build a safer DC-metro region for Muslim women.
We will also share a meal, so bring a dish to pass and we'll bring more and extras! Want more of a reason to come? We will also have henna and music to celebrate and dance the night away!
Bring your favorite music selections and come ready for fun and healing!

DCTN: Testimony Preparation for DC City Council

Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces and the Washington Peace Center for a training on how to testify before DC City Council on the legislation you care about.

Facilitators will show you how to craft your message, prepare your talking points, and give effective testimony to get legislation passed in the District.

DCTN: Tactics & Street Safety for Nonviolent Direct Actions

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Are you planning on attending the No Justice No Pride action on June 10th?
Do you want to become more active in making social and political change?
Are you looking to come together with like minded community?

DanceAfrica, DC 30 Anniversary

Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Dance Place
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In loving honor and memory of Baba Chuck Davis.

The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Introducing Mama Sylvia Soumah as Griot, outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Anti-Eviction Canvassing

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Democratic Socialists of America
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Weeknight time for those who can't make weekends.

**PLEASE NOTE** this time will only be for people who have already received the training. Participants will only be convening to break out into groups and then head out to canvass.

Happy Hour to #RaisetheBar, again!

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Collective Action for Safe Spaces
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Join CASS on June 8th at Colony Club in Park View/Petworth as part of #DoMore24 to help raise money to launch the Safe Bar Collective. 10% of sales will go to CASS, and it'll be happy hour the whole time.

Here's what they're doing:

House Party: Build the Left, Fight the Right! S17 Fundraising!

Date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

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Hosted by DC Socialist ISO

Join D.C. Socialist's, leftists and allies!
House party & fundraiser for the 2017 Socialism conference!
Closest Metro: Petworth/Georiga Ave.- Red line

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