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.

The Iran Deal: What 18 Tense Months have Produced – and Now, 68 Tense Days

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Other

William Luers, The Iran Project, and Jeremy Shapiro, Brookings Institution, are presenting "The Iran Deal: What 18 Tense Months Have Produced--and Now, 68 Tense Days
For more information please click here.

Hearing: Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Can’t Trust, Can We Verify?

Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

House Foreign Affairs Committee, hearing on “Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Can’t Trust, Can We Verify?” with Charles Duelfer, former head, U.N. Special Commission on Iraq; David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security; and Stephen Rademaker, Bipartisan Policy Center. Webcast on the committee website.
For more information please click here.

SFA National Weekend of Action April 24-26: Let's Boot the Braids!

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:00pm
State/Region: 
Other

On March 21, students from around the country took the stage before a crowd of thousands at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Concert for Fair Food to declare the nationwide student boycott of #Wendys!


Take action with other students in your community April 24-26. With whatever action you take, photograph your group and post it to our event! We want this event page to be a place for everyone to see what actions are happening around the country.
For more information please click here.

Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Robert Galucci, Georgetown University; Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; and Dov Zakheim, Center for Naval Analyses, will launch a book titled Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future.

For more information and to register please click here.

USAF Global Strike Command

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Lt. Gen. Steven Wilson, Air Force Global Strike Command, will speak on the "USAF Global Strike Command: Reflections on the Past and a Look into the Future." organized by the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
This event is part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series.
Please click here to RSVP online.

Candlelight Vigil at the White House: Remembering the Victims of the Armenian Genocide

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Please join us at the White House for a vigil to remember the lives lost 100 years ago during the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide.
The White House Vigil will take place in front of the White House from 5:00PM - 8:30PM.
For more information please click here.

Picket Line for Justice at BWI Thurgood Marshall Aiport

Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Stand up for justice for all food and retail workers at the airport! Meet outside on the sidewalk on the upper departures level near the entrance for JetBlue.
For more information please click here.

Film: Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (Nos enfants nous accuseront) Forging the Future

Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Film

Friday, 29 May 2015, 7 pm

Alliance Française, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW

French and English with English subtitles

$7/$4

+1 (202) 234-7911

alliance@francedc.org

For more inofrmation, visit here

Film and Discussion: German Companies: Working Towards the Future Forging the Future

Date: 
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Film and Discussion

Monday, 18 May 2015, 6:30 pm

Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum

No charge

+ 1 (202) 289-1200

info@washington.goethe.org

For more information, visit here

Film: The Farmer and His Prince (Der Bauer und sein Prinz) Forging the Future

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Film

Monday, 27 April 2015, 6:30 pm

Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum

English and German with English subtitles

$7/$4

+ 1 (202) 289-1200

info@washington.goethe.org

For more information, visit here

Author Event: Class Lives

Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The Institute for Policy Studies is excited to be part of this cutting edge booksigning and paticapatory, and challenging workshop about perceptions of our class dispositions, crossing race, gender and all lines.

Three class-diverse contributors to “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide” – Camisha Jones, Betsy Leondar-Wright and Michelle Tokarczyk – will read from their heartfelt pieces and invite participants to share their own class stories as well.

Co-editor Maynard Seider and the authors will sign books.

Tomorrow: Budget Update and Testimony Writing

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come hear about what was announced in Mayor Bowser’s budget, learn about ways you can take action to advocate for affordable housing programs, and actually write your testimony!

The program will include an explanation of the budget: what CNHED has won so far, what it is still advocating for, where it is in the process, and what you can do. It will also talk about the Tenant Town Hall and budget hearings where you can tell your story. Then volunteers and advocates will work together to make sure you are registered to testify and your testimony is ready!

The Social Role of The Arts presents: Shakespeare for All Ages and Stages

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Every Third Thursday 12-2 PM at Busboys and Poets 14th and V beginning February 19.

$5 Suggested Donation

Co-Sponsored by IPS

Program Information: 202-232-2731 or info@chime-dc.org

YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE BARD’S BIRTHDAY
APRIL 16, 12-1:30, AT BUSBOYS AND POETS 14TH AND V

COME AND MEET THOSE WHO WILL ENTERTAIN AND EDIFY YOU
WITH
“SHAKESPEARE FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES”

Latest In CHIME’s Every Third Thursday Noontime “Social Role Of The Arts” Series
in partnership with Busboys and Poets

"The State of Human Rights in America" with Joshua Cooper

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come hear from Joshua Cooper, the Director and Lecturer at University of Hawai'i's Insititute for Human Rights. Dr. Cooper also serves in a number of leadership and supervisory roles. He has also been selected to work with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and U.S. Vice-President Al Gore on The Climate Project.

 

May Day happy hour

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Washington Peace Center on May 1st for a happy hour to celebrate May Day, Workers, and Movements for peace! The happy hour will be held at Haydee's restaurant in Mt. Pleasant from 5-9pm.

Come eat, drink, and bring your friends to celebrate the hard work you've done for peace and justice. A portion of the profits from food and drink will be donated to the Washington Peace Center. There will also be live music starting at 8pm by local band the Dunst Basters!

For more information, visit here

Will Afro-Colombians Gain Better Representation in Post-Conflict Colombia?/ ¿Podrá la población afrocolombiana obtener mejor representación

Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), AFRODES International, and Race & Equality are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion featuring
Heriberto Arrechea Banguera,

Co-author of Colombia’s 2012 Equal Opportunities for the Afro-Colombian Population Bill and Afro-Colombian Congressman for Black Communities, 2010-2014

Marino Cordoba,
President of the Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES) and International Coordinator, Afro-Colombian Peace Council (CONPA)

Building an Inclusive Climate Movement to Create Community Power

Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:30pm to Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Climate change is rapidly creating a danger to civilization which will soon affect hundreds of millions of people world-wide, and disproportionally affect poor, minorities and indigenous communities. Yet the political, organizational and grassroots efforts to date have not created the cohesive political power necessary to seriously reduce carbon emissions or affect meaningful climate mitigation. Civilization itself is endangered.

Office Hours - Let’s have a conversation about donation skimming

Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Taking a cut of donations is an all-too-common business model among fundraising software providers. In a nutshell, companies “skim” donations when they take a percentage of transactions in exchange for access to fundraising technologies.

Companies generally defend donation skimming by arguing that “taking a cut of donations aligns the success of nonprofits with our business model – we make money when our nonprofits make money.” This is technically true, but we’d like to reveal the true cost of donation skimming.

DC Labor History Bike Tour!

Date: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Sat, May 9, 10:00a-1:00p; Freedom Plaza (14th & Pennsylvania); $10 donation requested (benefits DC Jobs with Justice) — no one turned away for lack of funds!!!

Register here to donate!

A rollicking ride by bike through DC's history of working-class struggle, the tour will highlight sites and stories of resistance from the distant past to recent events, some memorialized in stone, others paved over and nearly forgotten.

Bangladeshi Worker Speakout & Fundraiser

Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join International Labor Rights Forum and United Students Against Sweatshops and for an evening with Aleya Akter, the president of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation, and Reba Sikder, a survivor of the Rana Plaza building collapse. As Aleya and Reba finish up a series of college campus speaking events, they're in DC to share their experiences working in the garment industry in Bangladesh and to talk about their ongoing fight for workplace safety.

The National Capital Area Welcomes Gensuikyo (The Japan Council Against A & H Bombs)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Wednesday, April 29, 2 to 3:30pm, Lafayette Park
Join Gensuikyo in circulating The Signature Campaign for Nuclear
Disarmament in front of the White House

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