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.

Net Neutrality Now: Rally to Save the Internet

Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has delayed a vote on Net Neutrality until 2015 — and is probably hoping the public scrutiny will fade by then.

Guess what: It won't. And to make sure he knows it, we're showing up in person at the agency's final meeting of the year to remind Wheeler that we're #StillWatching him and will keep making noise until the FCC protects the open Internet.

Come out this Thursday: All you need to do is grab some props (like oversized specs or a magnifying glass) and show up to join in the fun.

Vigil For Justice: People of Faith Lighting the Way

Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Not a Protest but a PROMISE

This is a candle light vigil of the faith community standing together in love and light for justice.

This vigil will take place on the northbound sidewalk of 16th st NW, from the White House to Silver Spring

*They welcome and are looking for more faith communities and organizations to join them !!!

National March Against Police Violence: Democratic Socialists of America Contingent

Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join the DSA contingent at this mass march against the brutality and racism of the mass incarceration system in the United States. Because they expect this to be a huge mobilization, they are meeting at 9:30 AM at the steps in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion and then going together to the rally site.

For More Information: Please visit here.

Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic - WeWork WonderBread Factory

Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Free Legal Advice For Your Business.

If you are an existing or aspiring small business owner, meet one-on-one with attorneys at this brief advice legal clinic. Language translation services are available upon request.

For more information you may call Rossana Espinoza at 202-540-7416  or Darryl Maxwell, Managing Attorney at 202-737-4700, ext. 3369. This event is sponsored by LEDC, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program and WeWork. 

States and Nation Policy Summit

Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, is holding its States and Nation Policy Summit in Washington. ALEC is not only notorious for their advocating for anti-environmental and anti-union "model" state bills, but policies that hurt communities of color, like voter ID laws and "stand your ground."

For more information please click here.

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

 Event Description: Come out and tell DC Shoppers to encourage a boycott of SodaStream products. SodaStream manufactures and distributes home carbonating devices and flavorings for soft drinks. Its products are sold in 39 countries and can be found in retail stores like Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bloomingdale’s, Coop, Carrefour and Migros. The company’s main production site is in the illegal West Bank Settlement of the Mishor Edomin Industrial Zone, where the company conceals the fact that its products are manufactured in a settlement by using ‘Made in Israel’ labels.

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

Event Corrected (New Address and Time) :Voices of Grief and Struggle: Public Forum for Mothers Coming to DC to Demand Police Accountability

Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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 and visit here

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.

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.

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 

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