This course will be a hands on workshop which will teach people how to use various Open Source Software (OSS) programs and apps that provide secure and private communication and information (file) sharing via the internet. Participants will bring their laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and leave with working software and practices to communicate and share data securely (encrypted) and anonymously (privately).
Event Description: 9/11 Unity Walk brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service. Unity Walk seeks to create a world where everyone is united, rather than divided, by many faiths.
Event Description: Join the DC Time Bank on October 30th for their Social Justice Halloween Potluck at Impact Hub DC! Everyone will dress in their best costumes relating to Social Justice.*
Whether it's climate change, economic devastation, or police brutality, the issues DC Time Bank is working on are... SCARY! After everyone eats together and admires costumes, there will be time to share a scary issue close to people's hearts, and how a supportive community can help transform the issue to a beautiful alternative.
The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design System based on the study of nature and design systems implemented by indigenous and land based communities over thousands of years. The goal is to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design and management.
In his study, Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, ca. 1050 - 1614, Brian Catlos has undertaken the first exhaustive study of the Islamic minority of the Pre-Modern Christian West. What is revealed is that these populations were not merely isolated and dispossessed relics of Europe's first great colonial phase, but vibrant, dynamic and diverse communities that not only survived but contributed to the development of what would become "Europe".
On the night of September 26, local police agents shot at several buses taken by the students in Iguala, Guerrero, who were trying to travel to demonstrations. Three of the students died, along with another three civilians. Then the agents kidnapped 43 students and handed them over to the local criminal gang.
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There will be a discussion regarding our chapter’s strategic planning process, following up to a recent meeting with MD Congresswoman, Donna Edwards, and upcoming activities for fall - early winter.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you directions.
Sunjeev Bery serves as advocacy director of middle east north africa issues at amnesty international USA. he lobbies US officials, diplomats, and office holders regarding human rights concerns arcross the MENA region. His commentaries on US foreign policy and human rights have appeared in a ranger of U.S. newspapers nad publications. He is a receipent of the 2007 Asian Law Alliance Community Impact Award nad has received commendations from the California State Senate and Assembly for his huma rights advocacy.
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Contact person: 202-885-3321
This event is FREE and is open to the public. Come and witness a great night of youth slam poets and the making of the 2015 DC Youth Slam Team. All middle and high school students can compete in the slam. Email SLAM@SplitThisRock.org to sign up.
"What we're going to do is TAKE A PICTURE. A family portrait of sorts...
Think "A Great Day in Harlem" of The State featuring all the faces who made the place the great space it was: the DJs, the dancers, the bartenders, the bouncers, the drunks, the sobers, Reggae Night regulars to the Grits & Gravy massive. Come out! Come out...from where ever you are! . All are welcome!
The World of Montgomery Festival at Westfield Wheaton on Sunday October 19th will celebrate the diverse cultural heritages which play an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and communities. The festival showcases this rich diversity through food, music, dance, traditional arts and hands-on projects for children and families.
JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards honor local leaders who fuse activism and deep moral commitments. These leaders inspire and empower people from all walks of life. Your donation supports JUFJ's grassroots Jewish community organizing to win meaningful change for all Greater Washington area residents.
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Join Todd Lewis as he relates how Muslims became the target of majority Buddhist populations with reference to post-colonial Buddhist nationalism in the 21st Century, and confronts the modern Western Orientalist constructions of Buddhism as essentially passive and pacifist; it will connect these recent outbreaks of anti-minority violence to the legacies of anti-colonial movements, and highlight how these recent developments in anti-Muslim agitation have been abetted by global communications and connections.
Join Érika Patricia Guerra Escalante as she sheds light on the conditions of harm and poverty children in Central America are fleeing and discusses how United States policy has contributed to insecurity in Honduras and in other Central American countries.
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Ayuda is hosting a vigil in support of the children fleeing violence in Central America. Join them to keep the awareness of this critical issue going even if media attention fades and to put pressure on the White House to take action to protect the children.
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Every 9 seconds a woman in the United States is beaten or physically abused. Every day 3 women are murdered as a result of domestic violence. Globally, according to the UN, up to 7 in 10 women will experience forms of violence against women in their lifetime. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in order to commemorate DVAM, we are holding a community forum focused on how do we build a community-driven and victim-centered movement to end domestic violence in our local Muslim communities.
More Information call Chuck Harker 301-570-7167
Event Description: Join Amnesty International (Mid-Atlantic) from November 7-9 in the Nation's Capital for the most exciting and enriching Regional Conference yet: Bringing Human Rights Home!
International Lecture Series of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends.
To learn about healing on the spiritual path through the teaching of Bruno Groening, you are
warmly invited to attend. Individuals from medical professions, people interested in the topic,
and especially those searching for help and healing are invited.
Admission is free, a donation is appreciated.
For More Information Contact: 212-714-5379 or click here.
The Peace Academy is LFFP's training program that offers a variety of short workshops, multi-session certificate courses, and long-term, hands-on teaching opportunities. Peace Academy classes provide adults the opportunity to experience and practice peace building as well as learn strategies for teaching peace to others.
Come and learn conflict resolution, caring, and communication for the classroom, home and the workplace!
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The focus will be on getting the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to issue rules that limit school exclusions and increase alternative solutions that help keep kids in school and out of trouble. This event is part of a national campaign to end school pushout.
There will be opportunities at this event for parents and youth to contribute their voices to the national conversation about school pushout and to take action for reform. There will also be free food (Chipotle & Subway)!
A 4-day transformational leadership training to give tools and skills to bring clear vision, focused action, and greater fulfillment to our lives and work for social change — and to empower others to do the same.
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Event Description: Pre-show: Controlled Demolition (Barry Kissin and Richard Ochs). “David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now.” Amy Goodman; “In that Wobbly tradition of sharp social commentary, David is a master.” The Industrial Worker. Portion of the show’s proceeds will go to Eugene Puryear for DC Council-at Large. DC Statehood Green Party Suggested Donation: $15-$25. No one turned away for lack of funds.
For more information: Call Patrick at 202-560-4823.
The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is seeking a diverse group of highly-motivated and enthusiastic men and women to participate in the fourth class of DC Advocacy Partners (DC AP). DC AP is a free nine-month leadership training program designed for self-advocates and family members of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. DC Advocacy Partners is funded by the DC Developmental Disabilities Council.
Despite conflicts elsewhere between our co-religionists, we Washington area Jews and Muslims refuse to be enemies! Instead, we are building ties of friendship and trust for the betterment of both communities and for the greater Washington community in which we live side by side. Join us at Farragut Square as we bring our message to the heart of DC. If you can't meet us, follow us on Twitter using the #SpreadHummusNotHate or on Facebook under SpreadHummusNotHate.
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On Wednesday, October 8, the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion on how to understand, address, and reverse the chronic underrepresentation of women and people of color in American politics, with keynote remarks from Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).
The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host a discussion with Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command. Sponsored by the Air Force Association.
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Nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and the threat of nuclear terrorism are among the most critical challenges facing the world today. In a major new book, Unmaking the Bomb, a group of physicists and experts on nuclear security from Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security and the International Panel on Fissile Materials propose a fresh approach to addressing these long-held nuclear challenges.