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.

ASL Class for LGBTQ people

Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DC Center is co-sponsoring to their Deaf LGBTQ teachers (including organizer Kisha Hopwood will teach about Deaf culture and a variety range advanced, immediate and basic ASL. Please review the ASL alphabet before coming to workshop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_manual_alphabet

Saturday, August 13, 2016 1PM-3PM (1 room)

Kick off of Black Luv Fest 2016

Date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join We Act Radio for the Friends and Family Kick off of Black Luv Fest 2016 to Celebrate our Community Partnerships and get a sneak peek at the line up!

Anacostia Arts Center
City First Gallery / Art Drenaline
Thursday August 11th
6-9pm

Black L.U.V. Fest 2016 Committee:

Jamal Muhammad
Sharretta Benjamin
Stacy Lucas
Salim Adofo
George Kerr
Samantha Paige Davis

Not Your Wedge: A Brown Bag Briefing on the Effects of Affirmative Action on the AAPI Community

Date: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

In 51 pages, Justice Alito refers to Asian Americans 40+ times in an attempt to paint Asian Americans as the victims of Affirmative Action. But we are not your wedge and there are no 'victims.'

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC on Wednesday, August 10th, from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Leadership Conference's office (1620 L St NW, #1100 Washington, DC 20036) for a conversation on how Affirmative Action affects the AAPI community. There will be a panel of leading experts present briefly on the basics of Affirmative Action and then devote the remaining time to Q&A.

A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice

by The Movement for Black Lives

Originally posted on policy.m4bl.org

Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards the ideals it articulates but has never achieved. In recent years we have taken to the streets, launched massive campaigns, and impacted elections, but our elected leaders have failed to address the legitimate demands of our Movement. We can no longer wait.

Baltimore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha Testimony

Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The program will be preceded by a 5:30pm vigil at 33rd & North Charles St. Sponsored by Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee.

For more information, contact John Steinbach 703-822-3485  <johnsteinbach1@verizon.net>

Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Those We Serve

Date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by The Upper Room and One by 1, Inc.This is being provided by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The presentation will address the widespread impact of trauma in our society, help the audience understand the potential paths for healing and suggest techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is, how it affects individuals – psychologically, developmentally, and neurobiological.

Enslavement at Hampton Mansion Tour

Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Join Baltimore Racial Justice Action for a tour of the Hampton Manor, a property that used to be the largest plantation in Maryland, housing over 300 enslaved people. The tour will be followed by a brief discussion led by BRJA about the racial history of the plantation and of Maryland. More info here.

Black August DC Volunteer Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The first Volunteer Meeting for Black August will be held in the Large Meeting Room. It is really important to attend the volunteer meeting in person, but if it is absolutely not feasible but you want to volunteer please email April at keepdc4me@gmail.com as soon as possible.

The Community Outreach Day will be this Saturday from 12PM to 4PM. Black Lives Matter DC needs as many people/ groups as possible. Details will be discussed at Thursday’s volunteer meeting.

UndocuBlack Network DC Convening

Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The UndocuBlack Network is an organization comprised of African, Afro-Caribbean, Latinx Black previously and/or presently undocumented immigrants who feel and experience the urgency of addressing both police brutality and mass deportations. They were born out of a convening of over 60 UndocuBlack folks in Miami in January 2016, which provided a safe space for them to assemble for the first time.

Circles for Healing

Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Eden Valley will have a workshop at Eden Valley on Circles for Healing. The workshop would use the peace circle model with a focus on healing our multiple traumas. Yoga stretches, mediation and, perhaps, some time around the fire circle in the forest would be a part of the day. The circle time will start promptly at noon, so if you wish to eat, please come earlier. 

Come at 11 for brunch.  Stay after 4 for a fire circle.

Sunday Kind of Love

Date: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Split This Rock hosts their monthly Sunday Kind of Love Reading & Open Mic, 5-7 pm at Busboys and Poets. Sunday Kind of Love offers a stage for emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. The featured poets for August are Safia Elhillo and Oliver Baez Bendorf. This event requires a $5 admission fee that can be paid in advance or at the door.

9th Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit

Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
State/Region: 
DC

The Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold the 9th Annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit on September 24, 2016 at the Kellogg Conference Center located on the campus of Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE.  The summit serves as a forum to bring together tenants, tenant associations, housing attorneys and advocates, policy experts, community leaders, and District officials to discuss matters of concern to the District's tenant community.

Devising Hope: A Theatrical Performance at Street Sense

Date: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Street Sense artists and local high school students as they perform a series of scenes and monologues that touch on some of the most integral aspects of the human experience: family, love, misconceptions, deferred dreams, and the definition of ‘home’. This 75-minute staged reading is the product of theatre exercises and conversations shared between students and persons experiencing homelessness.

From Homelessness to Hopefulness: An Art Gallery at CHAW

Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Street Sense as they present a gallery of illustrations and photographs sharing their unique perspective on homelessness. Complementing the art show is a performance by Street Sense's theater group, Devising Hope, as well as NEST, a solo dance performance by Sandra Atkinson of Light Switch Dance Theatre. The night will end with a Q&A with the artists about the power of art for a voiceless community.

Anti-Trump Demonstration

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

TENAC is especially troubled by the ascendancy of Donald Trump because of his longstanding, outrageously negative record on housing, rental and otherwise, as well as his reactionary views on minorities (especially Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, and women, et. al.) and on social welfare, budget and tax policies.

“Overcoming Restrictions: Resistance through Publication & Expression” with Leila El-Haddad & Dr. William Youmans

Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join The Jerusalem Fund for the final event of the 2016 Summer Intern Lecture Series, “Mobility: Israel’s Structural Restrictions and Palestine’s Resistance” on July 26, 2016. Panelists Leila El-Haddad and Dr. William Youmans will examine and discuss the less concrete but equally powerful restraints on the mobility of ideas in the Palestinian context. These include Israel’s suppression of political and literary expression, manipulation of the news, media blackouts, and outright censorship.

DC Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join BYP100 DC, BLM DC, and DC's Movement for Black Lives Collective for a conversation on what true public safety looks like in our city. Vendors, performances, food, story-telling, music, and fun for all ages - Night Out for Safety and Liberation is a space for our community to imagine ideas of safety that are not rooted in policing and incarceration - with specific focus on solutions beyond mythic "community-policing".

PROTEST AGAINST SIDWELL FRIENDS' SALE OF THE WASHINGTON HOME

Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The demonstration long planned against the Sidwell Friends' sale of the Washington Home will be held on Friday, July 29th from Noon to 2 PM, in front of Sidwell Friends School.  DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition sincerely hopes you can attend and invite as many as possible.  The sale of the Washington Home must be stopped and your efforts can help, by showing opposition for the sale and resultant displacement of residents, and with it, support for UDC's lawsuit claiming denial of tenants' rights to long-term, perm

It's a Coup, Social and Environmental Implications of Brazil's Political Turmoil

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Amazon Watch and the Center for Economic and Policy Research invite you to a "Green Bag" presentation: It's a Coup, Social and Environmental Implications of Brazil's Political Turmoil. Maria Luisa Mendonça is in Washington, DC as part of an initiative asking U.S. Members of Congress, unions and NGOs to endorse a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, urging his caution in any interactions with the interim authorities, and to refrain from any public statements that could be interpreted as showing support for the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

The American Muslim March on Washington: Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Gun Violence

Date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

In response to the mass-shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, the American Muslim community is organizing a major Peace Rally in Washington, D.C. where all Americans can send a strong message to the rest of our nation and to the world that we stand united against Terrorism, Hate & Gun Violence.

Hosted by IMAAM Center.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/983509258413278/

Black Lives Matter Unity & Awareness Concert

Date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Oppression.org in challenging institutional racism and police killings of black and brown people through a creative, peaceful, positive means. Their special guest, Rev. Graylan Hagler, along with a number of premier hip hop artists will address the topic at this family friendly event.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/173701153046657/

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