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.

It Takes Roots Action: Mother Earth's RED LINE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by It Takes Roots

Join It Takes Roots on April 28th in Washington DC as they unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy.

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Will you hold Mother Earth’s Red Line with Indigenous, Black, Brown and Frontline communities on April 28th?
Contact Jaron (jaron@ggjalliance.org) to get involved!

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs are Leading the Climate Fight

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs Are Leading the Climate Fight
Hosted by This Changes Everything and others
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AIM Action for Transit Justice

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Action In Montgomery and River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation are asking you to join up as they:

STAND UP FOR TRANSIT JUSTICE
Sunday, May 7th from 4-6pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
[901 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC; near Judiciary Square & Union Station Metro stops]

Please come help:
· stop bus cuts to the poorest communities;

· stop cuts to 10,000 middle class jobs; and

· build affordable housing on WMATA land.

Beyond the Classroom presents "How to Let Go of the World"

Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
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Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet
presents the award-winning documentary:

"HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE!"

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Ad 2 DC and The Potter's House
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Curious about the story behind bringing sustainable food to your plate?

As Part Two of Ad 2 DC's "Food for Thought" series at The Potter's House, they are showing three exciting mini-documentaries created by local filmmakers exploring several sources of sustainable food, and the intricacies around bringing it to your table.

Mass Volunteer Meeting: Peoples Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the People's Climate Movement
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On April 29th, tens of thousands of people will come to Washington DC for the Peoples Climate March to surround the White House and stand up to Trump's climate-denying agenda.

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Age of Consequences"

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
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Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet!
presents the award-winning documentary

THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (Global, 2016)

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Bike Strike Fundraising Party

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by WTF Spokefolk Collective
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WTF Spokefolk Collective is raffling off bike gear and accessories to support the CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride!! The Solidarity Cyclers Ride is a 180 mile bike ride/fundraiser for CISPES. WTF Spokefolk Collective DC and CISPES Solidarity with El Salvador (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) are co-hosting this fundraising party - come join up!

SAGE Table: Building Intergenerational Queer Community

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by SAGE, AARP, and The DC Center
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On May 18, SAGE and AARP are launching a movement to build intergenerational connections in the LGBT community. On that day, LGBT people and allies are invited to break bread in homes, workplaces and community organizations. Together, folks will explore what caring for one another will look like when age no longer divides.

Justice Tuesdays: Protest against desecration of Bethesda African Cemetery

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by: Macedonia Baptist Church and SURJ MoCo (Showing Up for Racial Justice Montgomery County)

Legislative Policy Conference Mixer

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: Thursday Network - GWUL Young Professionals

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You're invited to take part in the Legislative Policy Conference Mixer. End the LPC with a BANG! Come mix and mingle with NULYP members from across the country. Make connections. Party. Leave empowered.

Active Bystander Intervention Training

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Cedar Lane UU and SURJ MoCo (Showing Up for Racial Justice, Montgomery County)

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Please RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrZUDK-IHNqv5glBDp2URVklXWWGR6X1sF9qf7eYMISEYVKA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tour of #ResisDANCE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Queer Resistance

From the people who brought you the massive queer dance party at Ivanka Trump’s house and the Daddy Pence Protest, get ready to WERK it on the Tour of #ResisDANCE!

This tour will be kicking off a weekend chalk full of Resistance, from the People's Climate March on Saturday to the May Day immigrants and workers strikes on Monday ~ DC on Strike. DC en Huelga!.

DC en Huelga! / DC on Strike!

Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:45pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)

Mayor Bowser, the City Council, and other elected officials must pass policies that ensure benefits, protection, and sanctuary for ALL communities under attack in DC. Take back our city and ensure that neighbors and neighborhoods thrive.

Rise and Rebuild: Confronting the Roots of Armed Conflict in PH

Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:45pm to 3:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by Gabriela DC and Just Peace PH

Location: PENTAGON 1 & 2
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. - Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

Join the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and the Global Ministries (UCC/DOC) at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Asia Pacific Workshop event of the #JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017 in Washington, D.C"

Poetry in a time of climate crisis: A generative writing workshop from Split This Rock

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Split This Rock.

Open to all writing levels. Though the workshop will be working with examples of poetry as writing prompts, both poets and prose writers are welcome to participate. Cost: $25. Pre-registration required at: http://ht.ly/3O4O30aRUul

Art Party for People's Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

SURJ DC invites you to join us on April 23rd for an art party in preparation for the People's Climate March!  The group will be creating signs and banners to support indigenous-led environmental movements. If you have nontoxic art supplies, please feel free to bring them to contribute to the event. Folks are free to come and go anytime between 2-6pm.

Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines: A People's Aspiration for a Just Peace

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Co-hosted by the Washington Peace Center, DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, GABRIELA DC, and the International Coalition for Human rights in the Philippines 

NBUF Community Meeting

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

National Black United Front Community Meeting, Hosted by NBUF
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Are you woke?
Do you want to get involved beyond social media?
Are you interested in uplifting underserved neighborhoods?
Then come for the next community meeting and learn how you can be more involved

Wednesday April 26, 2017
7pm

Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St. NW
Washington DC

Get the Purple Line on Track

Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

PLEASE mark your calendar for an important collaborative event that Purple Line NOW is organizing along with a coalition of organizations including Action Committee for Transit, CASA and the Fair Development Coalition, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Sierra Club, and Washington Area Bicyclist Association. 

Organizers ask you to gather at the brand new downtown Silver Spring Library (900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910) at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 for a press conference.

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