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.

Pro Bono Communications Consulting

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

Progressive Communicators of Washington, DC (PCDC) is hosting Communicating With Impact a free "communications for nonprofits" clinic for organizations serving the local DC/MD/VA communities on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9 to 1. Applications are due by April 1 and groups will be notified by April 17.

Blogger Week UnConference

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Blogger Week™ 2015 is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens hosted by Black Bloggers Connect. Their 2nd Annual Blogger Week is April 27th – May 3rd. There will be four days of online festivities and three days of in-person events including: Twitter parties, Google Hangouts, workshops, panels, and networking events.

2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 8:00am to Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The conference brings together over 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations to discuss emerging trends in nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, deterrence, and nuclear energy. Advance registration is now closed, however there will be an option to register on-site at the conference for an additional cost.

For updates about the conference, follow the Nuclear Policy Program on Facebook and Twitter @carnegienpp, and join the conversation with #nukefest2015.

Live Nation Entertainment presenting Andrea Gibson

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

Andrea Gibson, an award winning poet and activist whose poetry focuses on gender norms, social reform, struggles of LGBTQ+ in today's society, among many more topics that represent her raw fearlessness, will be having in Washington DC.

For more information email Stephanie Kurse at fillmoressintern@gmail.com or click here.  

 

API Resistance general meeting

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The discussion will cover the following topics:

- share updates about ongoing Black Lives Matter, DC Ferguson, and solidarity organizing in the area

- move forward with proposed activities including a fundraiser for BLM, supporting DC Ferguson in gathering petition signatures to stop jump outs

- share a quick update about structure and decision making

- hear about any other updates or work folks would like to take up

For more information email at devanshea@gmail.com

Lobbying for Chagos - Teach-in & Training

Date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Interested in lobbying for human rights? Then join us for an afternoon of FREE education and lobbying on the Chagossian cause!

Learn about the history of the Chagossian struggle and receive training on how to lobby members of Congress and other arms of the U.S. Government.

For more information please click here.

The Hunting Ground

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DC Justice for Survivors Campaign (JSC) is an all-volunteer, grassroots coalition of sexual assault survivors, allies, advocates, direct service providers and community members.  The DC JSC was formed in response to reports of systemic issues regarding the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) response to sexual assault in the District of Columbia.

HOLY WEEK FAITH AND RESISTANCE RETREAT

Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, April 3, 2015 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

As we enter into Holy Week to commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, torture, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, please join in a time of prayer, reflection, community building and acts of nonviolent resistance focusing on the theme: "PUT AWAY THE SWORD" (Matthew: 26:52).

Eliminating White Racism Support Group for Climate Justice Activists

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC
If you want to get more involved in the DC Climate Justice Support Group, please contact...
 
Jim Driscoll, DC Climate Justice Support Group

Caravana 43 - Clarifying the Legal Cases in Mexico - Clarificacion Sobre los Casos Legales en Mexico

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

***Interpretation from Spanish to English will be available

Motivated by the desire to squash the movement it has unleashed, and cover up the details of official involvement in the case, the Mexican government has declared the Ayotzinapa 43 dead and the investigation closed. Find out why this is just one more slap in the face for their families, and why the legal and political fight will continue in Mexico and before international legal bodies and opinion.

Caravana 43 - Clarifying the Legal Cases in Mexico - Clarificacion Sobre los Casos Legales en Mexico

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

***Interpretation from Spanish to English will be available

Motivated by the desire to squash the movement it has unleashed, and cover up the details of official involvement in the case, the Mexican government has declared the Ayotzinapa 43 dead and the investigation closed. Find out why this is just one more slap in the face for their families, and why the legal and political fight will continue in Mexico and before international legal bodies and opinion.

Vigil and March for #Ayotzinapa - Vigilia y Marcha por #Ayotzinapa

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Members of the #Ayotzi43DC will hosting a vigil in front of the Mexican embassy to mark 6 months since the 43 Ayotzinapa students went missing. The vigil will be followed by a march to the US Department of State building. 1911 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Washington, DC.

Miembros de el grupo #Ayotzi43DC van a tener una vigilia en frente de la Embajada Mexicana para marcar 6 meses desde la desaparicion de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa. Después de la vigilia, vamos a marchar al Departamento de Estado en 1911 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC.

ONE DC Peoples Platform Outreach Day

Date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Members of the People's Platform Alliance will head to the Shaw neighborhood to inform residents about the People's Platform - a comprehensive policy agenda that offers structural alternatives to the current housing and job crisis in the District.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Memorial Event

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations announced a series of memorial events in observance of the Arba'een, forty days after the passing of three of our community members who were tragically murdered on Tuesday, February 10th 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NBUF Feed the Hood Project

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Through NBUF's coalition of organizations and individuals, it has worked to help less fortunate people meet the basic needs of food, personal hygiene products, medical supplies and clothing.

To volunteer or contribute items, please contact:
nbufdc@gmail.com or 301 836 1826

Even if you cannot attend, you can still help by donating the following or similar items:

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