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.

QUDS DAY PROTEST AND RALLY

Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: TO ALL CONSCIENTIOUS PEOPLE OF ALL FAITH TRADITIONS

Please join in the annual
QUDS DAY PROTEST AND RALLY

Speakers of numerous faith traditions
Spoken Word Artists
Artivism
VIGIL

For more information, please email Reza Saidi <rezahelp@gmail.com>.

Rally on Tuesday to Demand Access to Information on IMPACT

Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Join fellow DCPS educators, parents and other Washington Teacher's Union allies at a rally at the Wilson Building to demand access to important IMPACT information.

That morning the City Council will vote on legislation that would cut off access to information about the teacher evaluation system. Your union needs this data to judge the fairness and effectiveness of IMPACT, and to determine whether D.C. Public Schools' policies are really helping our children succeed.

Celebrating Afro Peruvian Culture Month

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Queridos Amigos, Celebrando el Mes de la Cultura Afro Peruana en este mes de Junio ,a nombre de ACADA y de OLA le hacemos llegar esta invitacion ,no sin antes disculparme por el envio de ultimo momento del Flyer ,pero hemos querido aprovechar el corto paso de estas expositoras por Washington DC y exponer el trabajo que estas tres jovenes Afrodescendientes estan realizando en bien de la Visibilizavion de esta Etnia, nos sentiremos muy complacidos de contar con su presencia.

Freedom School - State Violence & Work

Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: What is state violence? How does it affect our lives? How is state violence manifested in our search for living wage, dignified work? What does resistance to state violence look like?

Freedom School will include discussion, group breakouts and exercises, video, art, music, and fellowship with other ONE DC members. Food will be served. ONE DC is encouraging everyone who plans to attend the Jobs Action on July 22nd to come to the Freedom School so everyone has a shared understanding.

Words Beats and Life Film Screening

Date: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Words, Beats and Life, Inc. presents this film screening of NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC in the Nicolás Guillén room.  Twenty years after the release of Nas’ groundbreaking debut album ‘Illmatic,’ NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.

"The Writing on the Wall: Graffiti as Art and Commentary"

Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: A panel discussion with Mona El-Bayoumi, Amr Mounib, and Dagmar Painter

A light lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.

This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Creative Dissent, at Gallery Al-Quds until 6 August.

About Creative Dissent:

Get A Taste of REVOLUTION & RELIGION Movie: Dialogue with CORNEL WEST & BOB AVAKIAN

Date: 
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Info: A film of the November 2014 historic dialogue on a question of great importance in today's world between the Revolutionary Christian Cornel West and the Revolutionary Communist Bob Avakian.

Screening of excerpts (followed by discussion).

For more information, please contact 443-240-9972 / RevBmore@gmail.com.

DC Interfaith Iftar

Date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 8:00pm to 9:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

You MUST RSVP Here

Individuals observing Ramadan this year will abstain from food and drink from 4:00am to 8:30pm for thirty days. Inspired by the Se7enFast campaign , a few local interfaith friends are inviting people of different religious and non-religious backgrounds to fast and raise money for a shared cause in solidarity with the Muslim community on one of those days: 7/7/15

SAVE MCMILLAN PARK -- GATHERING AT THE CITY COUNCIL BUILDING: DC for Reasonable Development

Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:15am
State/Region: 
DC

Join many others at the Council building next Tuesday to show the Council that they are not going anywhere. Expose this deal, expose the unethical behavior around this land giveaway, do not stand for the privatization of our public land, do not allow the City to give our public land to corporations, do not stand for City money being spent to destroy a national landmark, do not accept that City money is being spent to "neutralize" public opposition.

Gather at the front steps of the Wilson building before the Council holds their last budget session for the year.

LAST MINUTE LOBBY DAY & COUNCIL CALL-IN DAY: DC for Reasonable Development

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:15am to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DC Government in collusion with connected developers want to tear out OUR historic McMillan Park -- one of the first integrated parks in the District, and which below stands an amazing underground waterworks landmark.

The developers want to get this land for a fraction of its real market value... so to destroy its history by replacing it with their proposed Rosslyn town center 2.0, smack dab in the middle of our City. 

Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration

Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration will begin on Thurs., Aug. 6 with a 5:30 PM demonstration at 33rd & North Charles Streets to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons and a ban on killer drone strikes and research.  Visitors from Japan will speak, and then they would eat dinner at a Japanese restaurant.

Social Justice Happy Hour with Hearts & Ears, Free State Legal, and Black Transmen Inc

Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Info: Red Emma's monthly social justuce happy hour is back! Join from 5-7PM for tasty drink specials, snacks, and featured foods! This month they are partnering with Black Transmen Inc., Hearts and Ears, and Free State Legal. Baltimore is celerating Pride in July this year, and while much of mainstream LGBT narrative will be focused on issues of comsumption, we want to honor those working directly in communities with the folks most historically disenfranchised.

People's Platform General Body Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The People’s Platform is a platform that reflects the legislative and political priorities of long-time, low-income D.C. residents. It is a multi-year, multi-generation, and multi-organizational effort to fight for a city that actually meets the needs of all residents, not just the select residents our current politicians and developers want to cater to.

The People's Platform is building a movement for:

-Community control over land use
-Equitable development without displacement
-Permanent housing affordability
-Community and family wealth creation

Demand justice for Tyrone West and for all victims of police brutality

Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Info: Demand justice for Tyrone West and for all victims of police brutality outside the CITY STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 120 E. Baltimore St. Come support this important struggle. This is the 100th week - and the 100th rally - since the brutal death of Tyrone West.  Email <brookfarm@verizon.net>.

Art of Political Campaigning

Date: 
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 11:15am to Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: You can’t win without the proper fundamentals. So join Campaigns & Elections for The Art of Political Campaigning (AOPC) to strengthen your campaign’s foundation and join the conversation on where the campaign industry is headed.

Registration includes two complete days of panel discussions and workshops, as well as access to exclusive networking events.

Register now to join our lineup of political consultants, candidates, technologists and public affairs professionals for two days of discussions on what’s next in political campaigning.

2015 Capital Fringe Festival: The Paper Game

Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:45am to Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Nu Sass is proud to have the World Premier of The Paper Game in the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival.

Friday, July 10 @ 10:45pm
Sunday, July 12 @ 3:00pm
Saturday, July 18 @ 8:15pm
Tuesday, July 21 @ 9:45pm
Saturday, July 25 @ 2:30pm

March on Washington Film Festival

Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:30pm to Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: The March on Washington Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) now in its third year, strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories.

DC Community Art Bus Gets Moving for Homeless Children

Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Homeless artists take their Art Bus to the streets of DC for singing, dancing, painting, and community participation performance to raise awareness

WHAT: Highly visual, mobile performance with singing, dancing, improv theater, live painting, and community participation. Artists, art community members, and students available for interviews during the event.

For more information, please visit here.

The Supreme Court: The View from the Press Gallery

Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: As always, the Supreme Court will rule on major legal questions by the close of the Term on June 29th. The Court's formal decisions will be on the front pages, but what happens behind the scenes? The Justices and their clerks won't talk, but this panel of distinguished journalists who cover the Court will take a behind-the-headlines look at the major cases and issues before the Court this Term as well as the personalities and interactions among the Justices. They will also offer their annual predictions for next Term.

Author Event: Sixteen for ’16; A Progressive Agenda For A Better America

Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Moderated by IPS Director John Cavanagh and featuring Fred Azcarate and Karen Dolan as respondents, this discussion and book signing with IPS Associate Fellow Salvatore Babones will focus on how to push the 2016 election debate from calls for empty reform to real progressive change.

For more information, please visit here.

SPECIAL A.C.T.O.R. | Townhall Meeting on the #CharlestonMassacre

Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Join Busboys and Poets for a special A.C.T.O.R. to discuss the recent massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC.

a community discussion featuring

Dr. Stacey Patton
senior enterprise reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, adjunct professor of American history
at American University

Erika Totten
community organizer and Founder, Unchained

Reverend Dexter U. Nutall
Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church

It’s What We Do A Play about the Occupation

Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Courageous Israeli soldiers from the Israeli group, Breaking the Silence, speak out about the Occupation policies they enforce. Their service in the Palestinian territories was a transforming experience. They describe a reality they can no longer hide.

Friday, July 10 8:15 pm

Sunday, July 12 4:00 pm

Wednesday, July 15 6:15 pm

Saturday, July 18 1:45 pm

Saturday, July 25 12:00 pm

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: 

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country’s premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix.

Abolition Teach-In

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Abolition Teach-In featuring:
Emcee: Abe Bonowitz, of Maryland
Magdaleno M. Rose-Avila - Director, Witness to Innocence
Stewart Dotts - Death Penalty Jury Member
Art Laffin - Murder Victim Family Member from Washington, DC
Harold Wilson - Member, Witness to Innocence & Death Row Exoneree from Pennsylvania
Robert Dunham - Death Penalty Information Center on the Glossip case
State Update on Nebraska - Sarah Craft of Equal Justice USA

Faith in Action Abolition Teach-In

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: Joint event with the Center for International Relations.  This event is being held in conjunction with a national fundraiser for death row exoneree Glenn Ford. Find out more and make a donation online at: http://www.gofundme.com/justice4glennford

William Most - Attorney for Exoneree Glenn Ford
Shujaa Graham - Member, Witness to Innocence & Death Row Exoneree from California
International perspective on lethal injections (TBD)
Domestic perspective on executions and race (TBD)
Music by Phyllis Prentice and Annie Hallman

#BlackMomsMatter Debrief and Follow-up

Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Info: This is a follow up to the conversation held on May 28 around Black Moms Matter. 

More than one hundred people packed the newly renovated grounds of the campus of the old St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Washington, D.C. to explore the policy opportunities that have surfaced in the wake of several urban uprisings around the country. The #BlackMomsMatter conversation cast a critical eye on the discourse around a mother of six whose viral video abusing her son during the Baltimore riots earned her praise as “Mom of the Year.”

Justice for Tyrone West! Tawanda Jones at Red Emma's

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Info: On July 18, 2013, Tyrone West died in police custody following a routine traffic stop. West was 44 years old, unarmed, and black -- and died as a result of the brutality of the officers who stopped him. Since 2013, West's family has continually amplified the call to put an end to police brutality in Baltimore and around the world, and asked for answers about what, exactly happened to West that day, and why the officers who killed him are still at large.

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