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.

Be Smart: Reducing Child Gun Deaths

Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Join the Blue Ridge Coalition Against Gun Violence and the Plowshare Peace and Justice Center at the Unitarian-Universal Church in Roanoke for their program on gun violence, and specifically, protecting children from gun violence. Contact Gary Sandman at 540-989-0393or plowshare@plowshareva.org for more information.

Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies: Book Launch

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Wilson Center for the launch of Evan Michelson's new book, Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies: Anticipatory Governance in Action, which offers tangible insights into strategies deployed by well-known, high-profile organizations involved in anticipating the societal and policy implications of nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The book lays out one of the first actionable roadmaps that interested stakeholders can follow when working toward institutionalizing anticipatory governance practices throughout the policymaking process.

PSL Community Forum: "The Right Wing-Coup in Brazil: The People’s Resistance and the role of the United States"

Date: 
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A parliamentary coup led by Brazil’s far right has successfully suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from the presidency for 180 days and a puppet government is now in power.

NCPCF: Muslim Prisoners in the National Security State

Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A fundraiser for the National Coalition for Protecting Civil Freedoms and Dar Ul Tawhid with the focus on Muslim political prisoners.  Imam Abdul Aly will speak about his experience being detained in a Communications Management Unit and Dr. Maha Hilal will speak on Institutionalized Islamophobia in the War on Terror.  Participants will be able to engage in the discussion and share their experiences as Muslims living in the United States.

Ramadan Fundraiser Dinner - Fighting Injustice by Building Our Power

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

 Join the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms' annual Ramadan fundraiser.  Dr. Jonathan AC Brown will be the keynote speaker and will speak about Islamophobia in the "War on Terror." In addition, several impacted families will share their stories of government persecution in the War on Terror and the impact of their loved one's imprisonment on their lives.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1049227688489508/

 

Trauma Is In The Room: Tools for Facilitators and Accessible Trainings

Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

When we think about social justice work, we may not think about trauma. Similarly, when we think about facilitation, we may not be prepared for trauma to come into the room. Effective facilitation looks at the needs of participants holistically, as well as barriers to participants engaging fully with information, each other, the facilitators or the space. Trauma informed facilitation acknowledges that community members need practical tools for supporting participants and themselves who are impacted by trauma in order to promote safe and consensual training models.

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2016 Conference - Film Night: Farming and Food for the Future

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Farming for the Future - Cliff Miller of Mount Vernon Farm in the Virginia Piedmont is trying innovative management techniques to sustain his farm for future generations.
50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables - The story of Potomac Vegetable Farms
The Culture of Collards - A new generation of passionate farmers work tirelessly to preserve and share African-American cultural heritage while promoting healthy communities.
Host and Moderator: Chris Palmer, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Nakba Day Commemoration

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Please join The Palestine Center for a day-long series of events at the Palestine Center where they will be hosting a range of interactive events, readings of poetry and original stories, film screenings, and olive oil tastings as they commemorate the Nakba together.

For a full schedule of the day and to learn more please visit the Webpage

Capitol Innovation Forum- Restorative Justice: An Alternative to Mass Incarcearation

Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: What impact do social injustice and trauma have on crime rates? Join us for May's Capitol Innovation Forum: Restorative Justice, an Alternative to Mass Incarceration where we will explore the topics of restorative justice, implicit bias, and racial trauma. Panelists will include restorative justice practitioners, community organizers and activists, and those impacted by crime and racial profiling in the District. 

Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Info: To celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslim Association of Women Leadership and Advancement (MAWLA) presents the 1st Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner. Each day during the month of Ramadan, when the sun goes down, Muslims conclude their daily fast with a special meal. This “breaking of the fast” is called iftar in Arabic. To observe iftar, Muslims often visit family and friends but they also try to attend their local mosque which serves a meal (futoor) as part of its nightly program.

Get Involved with Cooperation DC!

Date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Come find out what's happening this year with Cooperation DC and how you can get involved! At the meeting you'll have the opportunity to join one of the following Cooperation DC working groups:
- CHILDCARE: support the development of an emerging childcare cooperative in NW. 
- FOOD: Get involved with the planning of the First Annual East of the River Food Justice Conference. Support emerging food coops in ward 7 and 8.

DC Food Recovery Week of Action

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 (All day) to Friday, May 20, 2016 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC
Virginia

Info: The DC Food Recovery Working Group has organized and identified a week of events, workshops and lectures around food recovery in the District. Food Recovery is an umbrella term for reducing food waste through multiple strategies such as food donations, composting, and source reduction. In addition to these great events the DC Food Recovery Working Group will be releasing the DC Food Recovery Resource Guide this week to help DC communities better access and support food recovery programs.

Youth Pride Day - 20th Anniversary

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Hosted by Youth Pride Alliance: Come out on May 14th to celebrate all LGBTQ Youth. All your favorite orgaizations, stage perfomers, Give aways, and the after party at Policy on 14th ST NW from 6-9pm. 

Amy Goodman in Washington, DC at Benefit for WPFW

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Amy Goodman will be speaking and signing copies of her new book at Plymouth Congregational Church with WPFW. Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, author, and the host of Democracy Now!, an independent, global daily news hour.

Verizon Strike with JUFJ

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with UFCW 400

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with ATU 689

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with MLOV

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with DC DSA

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with SEIU 32bj

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

Verizon Strike with SEIU 32bj

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Info: Join the more than 40,000 Verizon workers on a strike that has lasted for more than a month! Verizon workers with Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 2336 are here in DC and need support. 

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