Other Social Justice Issues

Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets, & Whistleblowing in the Security State

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW

Event Details: Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice is proud to announce its Matters of Urgency event for spring 2014, Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets, and Whistleblowers in the Security State. The event will feature Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Thomas Drake, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack, Coleen Rowley, and Anthoney Arnove. 

For More Information: acmcu.georgetown.edu

Disability Rights in the 21st Century: Creative Solutions for Achieving the Right to Live in the World

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:45pm - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:45pm
Location : 
Maryland

Location: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute (200 East Wells St. at Jernigan Place)

Event Description: Don't miss your opportunity to hear 2014 theme keynote speakers Jenny Hatch and Jonathan Martinis talk about the landmark case in which Ms. Hatch won the right to make her own decisions through supported decision-making rather than being forced into a guardianship that she did not want and that would make all decisions for her. The luncheon keynote will be given by Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.

CODEPINK DC: Call for No Business with the Egyptian Military Junta

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street NW 

Event Details: The Egyptian Minister of Finance, Hani Qadri Demian, is going to be “honored” at the luncheon tomorrow at the Chamber of Commerce. Given the terrible record of human rights abuses by the military government, and the role that the Egyptian military plays in the Egyptian economy, the US should not be engaging in “business as usual”. Join the CODEPINK DC crew to call for no business with the Egyptian military junta!  

For more information: Call Medea at 415-235-6517.

People's Institute Workshops

Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Description:The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.  Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical assistance and consultations, The People’s Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society.

People's Institute Workshops

Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Description:The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.  Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical assistance and consultations, The People’s Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society.

Do you really know Teach for America? A Teach-In on Education Privatization

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: GWU School of Media & Public Affairs (805 21st St NW), Room B07

Event Description:  For years, college campuses across the country have been the core recruiting ground for Teach for America (TFA). For many soon-to-be graduates, concerned as they should be with the rampant inequality embedded in American public schools, TFA appears to be an opportunity to make a difference. Yet, as numerous TFA alums and professionals have made it increasingly clear, rather than fighting inequality, TFA actually promotes it.

Do you really know Teach for America? A Teach-In on Education Privatization

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: GWU School of Media & Public Affairs (805 21st St NW), Room B07

Event Description:  For years, college campuses across the country have been the core recruiting ground for Teach for America (TFA). For many soon-to-be graduates, concerned as they should be with the rampant inequality embedded in American public schools, TFA appears to be an opportunity to make a difference. Yet, as numerous TFA alums and professionals have made it increasingly clear, rather than fighting inequality, TFA actually promotes it.

Speciesism Film Viewing and Q&A with Director Mark Devries and HSUS's Paul Shapiro

Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location : 
DC

Location: GW Law School (2000 H St. NW)

Event Description: What does speciesism mean? How are factory farms related? Join GW Law School for a film viewing, with a Q&A with Director Mark Devries and HSUS's farm Animal Protection Expert, Paul Shapiro. There will be a free reception of vegan food after the film! 

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJYzia6KUbs

Poynter Lecture featuring Representative Keith Ellison

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:30pm
Location : 
DC

Location: Battelle Atrium, American University

"'Bound As Fast In Wedlock As A Slave Can Be': African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom”

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location : 
DC

Location: City View Room, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington D.C.

Event Description: The Africana Studies Program presents George Washington University’s third annual Emancipation Day Celebration Featuring

Tera Hunter, Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University. Professor Hunter is author of the acclaimed To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War (Harvard, 1998) and is working on a book exploring the history of marriage among African-Americans in the 19th century (forthcoming, Harvard)

Free and open to the public, book signing and Q&A to follow lecture, books will be available for purchase

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