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.

Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective - December Social

Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective invites you to our December social event to welcome new and old friends. We host monthly events to alternate between social events and political discussions, in addition to other partnerships. At our socials, we welcome non-disabled allies and non-students, but we ask that those who do not have disabilities be aware of their status when talking about disability experiences. 

MuslimGirl Presents: The Girls' Room ❤ #TAKEBACKTHEMIC

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC
Virginia
Maryland
Other

Event Description: In conjunction with the 16 Days Against Gender Violence campaign, MuslimGirl is proud to sponsor #TAKEBACKTHEMIC, the first installment of The Girls' Room: our new monthly Google Hangout series in which we will discuss topics and issues with badass guests that we all know and love.

DC SodaStream Boycott Action

Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

SodaStream manufactures its products in an illegal Israeli settlement. Settlements are one of the major obstacles to achieving a just peace.

TELL DC SHOPPERS TO BOYCOTT SODASTREAM!
and TELL STORE MANAGERS TO STOP SELLING SODASTREAM!

 

For more information, please click here

Is the Tide Turning for Equal Rights in Israel/Palestine?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

2014 brought intensified destruction in Gaza, land confiscation in Jerusalem and the West Bank, along with heightened violence and extremism throughout Israel/Palestine. A distinguished panel of experts will review the current situation, share their thoughts on what to expect in 2015, and discuss strategies for changing the untenable status quo.

For more information, please click here

The Split This Rockin' Holiday and Birthday Bash

Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Please come to a fundraising party celebrating the holidays and the 52nd birthdays of two fighters for justice:
Sarah Browning, Split This Rock Executive Director
and
Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Senator for District 20

Cash bar, light fare, marshmallow roasting, birthday cake, poetry tag, readings by featured poets and music provided by DJ Phenomejon.

All ages! Get your tickets here for $10 in advance ($15 at the door):

Boycott RE/MAX: No Open on Stolen Land Global Week of Action!

Date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day) to Friday, December 5, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
Other

People of conscience, globally, are launching Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land , a campaign of CODEPINK to demand RE/MAX cease the unethical sale of settlement properties in the West Bank that violate international law. 

For more information, please click here

Voices of Grief and Struggle: Public Forum for Mothers Coming to DC to Demand Police Accountability

Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from grieving mothers who have lost children to police brutality. What police reforms do they want people to see? What actions do they want people to take? These mothers are coming from around the country--including California, Texas, New York and Maryland--to meet with Congress, the Department of Justice and the White House. This is their only public event. Join to hear their stories of personal loss, and learn about the inspiring work they are doing to demand accountability.

National Lawyer's Guild Legal Observervers Training @ UDC Law School

Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Become a Legal Observer® and provide frontline legal support!!

Are you committed to helping people exercise their First Amendment rights of speech, expression, and assembly?

Join the National Lawyer's Guild, UDC Student Chapter, for the Fall legal observer training. 

The legal observer training will take place in Room 506

FOOD WILL BE SERVED

For More Information: Please visit here. 

Restore Justice! Encounter and Mercy: A Conference on Restorative Justice

Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars and researchers engaged in the analysis of public policy issues related to Catholic social thought. 

Organized in 1974 and well known for many years under its former name, the Life Cycle Institute, this academic think tank taps the knowledge and experience of the 40 renowned researchers, scholars, and policy experts who are its fellows.

Photographic Exhibition Safe Harbour Turkey

Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. is hosting a special interactive photographic exhibition called 'Safe Harbour Turkey'

The artwork captures the plight of refugees who have found a safe haven in Turkey after fleeing from their homes in war torn lands, to efforts at rebuilding and starting anew, and eventually, to finding a life with burgeoning hope and joy.

Human Rights Defender Series

Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The speaker is Lisa Veneklasen, a co-founder of  JASS/Just Associates.

JASS (Just Associates) is an international feminist organization founded in 2003 as a community of practice by activists, popular educators, and scholars from 13 countries. Working with women and diverse organizations and social movements in 27 countries, JASS trains and supports activist leadership and grassroots organizing and builds and mobilizes alliances amplified by creative media strategies to influence change in discriminatory institutions, policies and beliefs.

The Case for Peace--A Veteran's Perspective

Date: 
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

 

Matt Southworth, a 2004 veteran of the Iraq War, and currently working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, will share what has led him to make the case for peace.

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649.

Rory Fanning and Dave Zirin, on Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America

Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: Rory Fanning discusses his new book, Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America, in conversation with Dave Zirin. Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire was covered up just days before his comrade Rory Fanning—who served in the same unit as Tillman—left the Army Rangers as a conscientious objector.

Is the Tide Turning for Equal Rights in Israel/Palestine?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

2014 brought intensified destruction in Gaza, land confiscation in Jerusalem and the West Bank, along with heightened violence and extremism throughout Israel/Palestine. A distinguished panel of experts will review the current situation, share their thoughts on what to expect in 2015, and discuss strategies for changing the untenable status quo.

For more information please click here.

DC Disco Soupe

Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Bring your peelers and cutting boards for the upcoming DC Disco Soupe! Help turn produce headed to the landfill into delicious meals to donate to Bread for the City, feeding the homeless and individuals in need. Make new friends, meet like-minded individuals and make a difference! And of course, earn Time Bank credits! The event is completely FREE and put together with the power of amazing volunteers. People like you!

EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair

Date: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

My School DC is excited to bring you EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair.   EdFEST is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our schools and the programs we offer from those who know first-hand.

DC residents have many public school options. My School DC, in partnership with DCPS and almost all DC public charter schools, makes it easier for families to take advantage of these choices.

For more information eamail at: info@myschooldc.org or click here.

DC SodaStream Boycott Action

Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Help educate DC area shoppers about the injustice of the Israeli occupation.  Ask shoppers to refuse to buy SodaStream products, and call on local store managers to tell their corporate headquarters to stop stocking the products.  SodaStream manufactures its beverage carbonating devices in an illegal Israeli settlement industrial park in the West Bank.

For more information please click here.

Rally for Good Jobs

Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The All-African People's Revolutionary Party is hosting 2 events:

1. Saturday November 15th  a Panel Discussion on Burkina Faso and the current mass uprisings at the Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road NW, WDC from3:30pm-6:00pm you can register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-burkina-faso-revolution-and-the-downfall-of-compaore-tickets-4078111742 

Anti-Mining activists from Guatemala

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

A Nevada-based mining company, Tahoe Resources, has been at the center of conflict and violence in Guatemala over mining. The government has been cracking down on protests and opposition to the expansion of mining and persecuting leaders of the community using trumped-up false charges and arrests.

Tahoe CEO Kevin McArthur claims that the strongest support for the project comes locally. The company also emphasizes its commitment to respect and sustainability. But the reality on the ground is dramatically different.

Youth of El Salvador: Fighting to Make Migration an Option, Not a Necessity

Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

When border detention centers filled with children and families this summer, politicians finally started talking about the violence and economic inequality that have displaced millions of Central Americans. Some in the US government think that military funding is the solution. But the new government of El Salvador understands that investment in healthcare, education and equality is the path to make sure families can safely stay in their communities. Come learn what role young people are playing to build an alternative and how you can help!

Water Is a Human Right Baltimore Protest

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Water should be free; No shutoffs; No seizures of homes for water bills.

Please join with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Peoples Power Assembly, We, the Peoples Movement and many others on Dec. 1 - WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT! 

For more information please you may call (410) 396-4565, email at war.memorial@baltimorecity.gov  or click here.

Tomorrow Will Come: Getting Justice in Kenya - film & discussion

Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Following disputed presidential election results in Kenya on December 27, 2007, violence erupted which killed more than 1,300 people and displaced several hundred thousand people from their homes. After more than ayear, Kenyan authorities still had not investigated the crimes. Finally, in 2009 the Kenyan parliament voted for the International Criminal Court (the ICC) to step in and bring justice for the victims of the violence. On December 15, 2010, the ICC brought charges against six high-ranking Kenyan officials and politicians, to prosecute them for crimes against humanity.

DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice (CTSJ) Fundraiser

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Happy Hour Fundraiser @ DC Reynolds!
Nov 17, 2014

The DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice (CTSJ) is raising money for their very first Theatre of the Oppressed workshop! Be part of DC Reynolds Buy One GIVE One Happy Hour! All of the money from the Happy Hour goes to funding Theatre of the Oppressed NYC's Workshop, here in DC. This workshop will train the first generation of CTSJ artists who can then start working with communities and creating exciting theatre ensembles!

Todd Miller Book Event at AU

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Dispatches from the Frontlines of Homeland Security, journalist Todd Miller will discuss his expertise on immigrant and border issues such as the invading militarization of U.S. law enforcement in the lives of American citizens and immigrants. For the past 15 years he has been researching, writing, and working on these issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations like BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. 

For more information please click here.

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