Ride 4 Liberation: Against Deportations and the Occupation of Gaza

Date: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: This liberation ride will connect the #Not1More March Against Deportations and the National March for Gaza Against the Occupation. The group will be leaving at 12:00pm from the White House August 2. Why are people biking? This bike ride won't stop the influx of refugees, documented or not, coming to this country, nor will it stop the bombs raining down on Gaza.

Transforming Our Food System: Creating More Just and Sustainable Communities

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Registration is now open for the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) 2014 Annual Conference. This conference is designed for anyone interested in food systems, social justice, and/or community health whether you are a health care/public health professional, student, or community member. Their goal is to educate, enable, and engage people to support food justice and sustainability.


Registration and further details are at the following link http://2014mwpha.eventbrite.com/?s=26615169

Encrypt The Hood: Private and Secure Internet Usage in the NSA Age

Date: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: This course will be a hands on workshop which will teach people how to use various Open Source Software (OSS) programs and apps that provide secure and private communication and information (file) sharing via the internet.  Participants will bring their laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and leave with working software and practices to communicate and share data securely (encrypted) and anonymously (privately).  What you will learn:
1) What search engine(s) you should be using.
2) How to make secure (encrypted) emails.

Empowered Africa Dialogue DC Launch Party

Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Are you interested in connecting with activists from Africa, learning from one another, and working together on our shared struggles? That’s what the new US Africa Network is all about!

Come hang out with other lefties/progressives, learn about the US Africa Network, and support the launch of their Indiegogo campaign for a major event they're hosting in D.C. on August 4th. Food, drinks, and music provided.

Hang out 6:30 - 8pm
Optional phone banking 8 - 9pm

Film Screening: Kids For Cash

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Kids For Cash is a documentary that examines the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high-stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American secret. Starting in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, the people of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania celebrate a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line, until one parent decides to question the motives behind his brand of justice.

Third Pillar Annual Iftar

Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join American Third Pillar Charities at this year's Annual Iftar. Our doors will open at 7:30, breaking fast and giving thanks at 8:32. As we highlight the work of our volunteers, this year marks our push to establish a food bank in Ward 7, Washington DC.

Support this great cause with your ticket purchase today--your contribution will help our neighbors in need.

“PENTAGON PAPERS’” WHISTLEBLOWER AND AUTHOR DANIEL ELLSBERG HEADLINES FREE CONSTITUTION DAY SYMPOSIUM

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: Daniel Ellsberg, author, former U.S. military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co-sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU–MD).

November Training: Creating Shared Agreements

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Interested in expanding the ways you use shared agreements in your work? In this skillshare, we'll explore creating realistic and inclusive shared agreements connected to your values along with tools for honoring agreements we make. This relates to both for one time meetings and for organizations attempting to create guidelines for their longer term work.

Facilitated by Nora Rasman and Carmen Robinson of Maximize Good

DC Free School: Christianity and Social Justice

Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: This two hour lecture will explore the role that Christians are called to take within social justice. Points such as LGBT acceptance, racism, sexism, classism and the relationship between Christianity and other religions/non-religion will be evaluated and discussed through Biblical arguments to deconstruct the popular religious arguments and clarify the true meaning behind the passages often cited to promote discrimination and faith-based laws.

Million Mask March DC (the Anarcho-Remix)

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 9:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: *NO PERMITS* *NO STATISTS* *NO POSERS*
an ANONYMOUS-OCCUPY #IamSPARTAKUS Production
brought to you by your friends @ Global Anti-Imperialist Alliance GAIA
Projekt Spartakus #NoGodsNoKingsNoMasters
Ground ZERO Project #OPTOUTandREBOOT
Creative Reconstruction Collective #DeleteTheElite

More information and facebook event here.

FCC Workshop on Further Reform of Inmate Calling Services

Date: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Right now, only 6 prisons across the nation have videophones. Even fewer have other features that would make telecommunications universally accessible for Deaf*/CODA/Speech Challenged prisoners.

The Federal Communications Commission has again invited HEARD’s founder to speak about issues important to Deaf* detainees and prisoners at an all-day Reforming Inmate Calling Services Workshop on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The workshop is free and open to the public & will be live streamed for those who can not attend in person.

Private and Secure Internet usage in the NSA age

Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

This course will be a hands on workshop which will identify and teach people how to use various Open Source Software (OSS) programs and apps that provide secure and private communication and information (file) sharing via the internet.

Participants will bring their laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and leave with working software and practices to communicate and share data securely (encrypted) and anonymously (privately).

Fundraising Dinner: ISLAMIC RELIEF USA GRAND IFTAR FOR WORLD WIDE RELIEF

Date: 
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The event wil feature the following speakers Anwar Khan, COO, Islamic Relief USA | Special Presentation by Said Durrah, Islamic Relief USA | Azhar Azeez, Motivational Speaker, Islamic Relief USA

$35 for General Admission | $300 for a Tableo of 10 | $15 for Childcare.

Please contact Said Durrah, sdurrah@irusa.org or check http://www.irusa.org/events/falls-church-va-islamic-relief-usa-grand-iftar-for-world-wide-relief/ for more information. 

 

 

45th Annual Smoke-In Rally

Date: 
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The 45th Annual Smoke-In Rally starts at "High Noon" on Friday July 4th in Lafayette Park. Activist speakers from the front lines of the War On Drugs will comment on the progress and direction of ending marijuana prohibition and other aspects of drug policy reform. This year, organizers will present a mid-term evaluation on the social experiment of marijuana legalization. The Executive Branch's use of oversight through the DOJ, DEA, and ONDCP.

Docunight Film Screening of Lady of the Roses

Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: "Lady of the Roses" is the name given to the late Shahindokht Sanati, a lady who went to the Lalehzaar region of Kerman before the Islamic revolution. She replaced poppies with roses and opium with rosewater, and took this so far as to transform the agricu ltural destiny of a whole region. The story is told by Homayoun Sanati, Shahindokhts spouse, three years after her death. He is the founder of Franklin Publishing, Offset printing house, Pars Paper Co. among others and is considered a one-of-a-kind figure in Irans culture, industry and management.

9/11 Unity Walk

Date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: "Meet someone of a different faith and you will discover we are brothers and sisters. You will walk and walls of suspicion will fall - Archbishop Desmond Tutu".

So friends come join for this amazing event as 9/11 Unity Walk brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service. Unity Walk seeks to create a world where we are united, rather than divided, by our many faiths.

2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join the National AIDS Housing Coalition at the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. A Community Listening Session on Addressing Homelessness through HIV/AIDS Housing: What’s Working, What’s Not, and Why.

Join HIV/AIDS housing and service providers, consumers, and officials to discuss successful models and challenges in fulfilling housing's promise as a powerful prevention and healthcare intervention for homeless people with HIV/AIDS.
Topics will include:

Making Mondays Matter: Is Faith Necessary?

Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

In times of conflict faith has often been used to help guide non-violent social movements. Yet, with religious violence on the rise and a decline in church attendance by younger generations, what is the role of faith locally and globally? Does faith have to be religious? And is faith needed at all? The community conversation titled “Is Faith Necessary” will look at the role of faith in social movements, local communities, and the millennial generation.

Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: Jon Gnarr, the anarchist mayor of Reykjavík, presents "Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World" on Wed., June 25 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's. The memoir of the retiring mayor of Iceland's largest city will be sold.  Gnarr founded Iceland’s “Best Party” in 2009, in the wake of the country’s economic collapse, to satirize his country’s political system. He campaigned, and won, on a platform of free towels for public pools, a polar bear for the zoo, and a drug-free Parliament “by 2020.”

Mockumentary Screening + Discussion about Foreign Ai

Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Details: Join AfricanDevJobs for the screening of “The Samaritans” – a mockumentary about a fictional NGO in Kenya called Aid for Aid. This event will explore the culture and nature of aid work in Africa, particularly in the offices of NGOs. Following the viewing, a panel discussion will be held with leading voices and activists in development. Learn more about series.

Join us for laughs and a dynamic conversation on the aid industry. Tell your friends and get the conversation started using #ADJSamaritans.

After Rikers: What’s Next for Cecily McMillan?

Date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: On May 19th, 2014, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Cecily McMillan was sentenced to 90 days for “assaulting” a police officer at a six-month anniversary of Occupy in New York City. Many felt Cecily was the true victim – targeted for arrest because of her leadership in the Occupy movement. Her prison term likely would have been longer if not for international pressure by committed allies.

Canned and Unperishable Food Drive for the Holidays!

Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: The Men and Families Center is starting their holiday canned and unperishable food drives early so that they can stock up our food pantries in the center for the holidays!

For more information, please call Quandra or Rodney at (410) 614-5353 or email us at menandfamiliescenter.org

FCC Action to Save the Internet- Protest Musical "Which Side Are You On, Tom?"

Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join Stop the Machine! Create a New World at the FCC at noon for a picket and street theater performance of “Which Side Are You On, Tom?” It’s going to be a lot of fun with singing, dancing and a tug of war between the people and the telecom giants. Lots of people are needed to be there if The People are to win the tug of war with these giant Telecom Fat Cats!


For more information and to RSVP contact info@popularresistance.org.

Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Smithsonian Folkways Tribute to Pete Seeger, Citizen Artist

Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: This annual concert is presented in the memory of Ralph Rinzler, founding director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and pays tribute to a figure with whom he collaborated. This summer, the concert is dedicated to Pete Seeger, who passed away earlier this year. The folk musician and social activist is a legacy artist of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and has recorded dozens of records published by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Starvin' for Justice Annual Fast and Vigil

Date: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: For these four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States. It is an energizing grassroots week of training, advocacy, action, community and education. Tens of thousands of tourists and locals, from all over the U.S. and throughout the world, pass by our vigil and table, so the opportunity for dialogue and discussion at a real grass-roots level is invaluable to the movement.

AFI DOCS: 1971: Film Discussion and Screening

Date: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:15am
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: In March of 1971, a break-in occurred at an FBI field office in Media, PA, that resulted in the theft of every single document contained within it. The true nature of what was discovered within those files would soon prove to be more shocking than the crime itself. Finally, the story of how it all went down is revealed in director Johanna Hamilton's searing portrait of past events that echo into our own present

Global March Against Caste-Based Discrimination

Date: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Caste-based discrimination is an extreme injustice that impacts hundreds of millions of people worldwide and stagnates their social, political, economic, and educational development. Join us on Saturday, June 21, 2014 as we march in Washington, D.C. to support the end of this serious violation of human rights. The goal of the global march is to show solidarity for the Dalit population, strengthen the caste freedom and human rights movements, and to advocate for:

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