Human Rights Career Panel: A Discussion on Theory, Practice, and the In-Between

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event description: GW Amnesty International is holding its second panel-style event on human rights careers! With this year’s event, we aim to have a conversation that is both clarifying and critical of the vast spectrum of Western-based human rights work that operates in today’s world.

Points of discussion may include universal human rights in an intensely diverse world; issues of power, paternalism, and exclusion in advocacy and development; dispossession of local/indigenous practices or systems of knowledge; culture and human rights, etc.

Human Rights Aren't for Us: Disability and Legalized Abuse

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Human Rights Aren't For Us: Disability & Legalized Abuse. This panel discussion explores the intersections of race, class, mental illness, disability & public policy. The panel features

Deepa Goraya: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, 

Jennifer Msumba: Institutional Abuse Survivor & Disability Rights Advocate

Shain Neumeier: Disability Rights New York

Family HEART Camp West Virginia

Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
Other

Family HEART Camp is a unique community experience for all people who long for more Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust in their families, in their communities, and in the world. 

For more information you may call (304) 446-5383, email facebook@abramscreek.com or click here.

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences

Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

CISPES is proud to host Roberto Escobar, a youth worker from El Salvador’s revolutionary government for a discussion about how young people in El Salvador are addressing the root causes of forced migration through youth participation, community action and violence prevention.

For more information  you may call (202) 521-2510, email info@cispes.org or click here.

Por Los Ninos De La Frontera

Date: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The event is to collect donations to be sent to the many children who were deported from the US and Mexico borders on their attempt to escape from the violence, the corruption and chaos of their countries. 

For more information you may call Alex Iraheta: 202.573.5677, lexirt@gmail.com 
and Hugo Najera: 240.498.5411 or click here.

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences

Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

A talk by Dr. Jing Lin, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland, College Park 

Interfaith engagement—the act of reaching across religious differences and value systems in pursuit of cooperation and partnership—is essential for understanding and responding to many of today’s most complicated issues, from ISIS, to the Israeli/Palestinian divide, to debates on marriage equality.

A 5-story, life-size inflatable nuclear missile

Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Six years ago, Barack Obama entered the White House with a promise to set us on the path to eliminate nuclear weapons. Yet today - with just two years left in office - President Obama has quietly avoided putting his big words into real action.

For more information please click here.

Encrypt The Hood: Private and Secure Internet Usage in the NSA Age

Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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).

9/11 Unity Walk Celebration Dinner

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

Social Justice Halloween with the DC Time Bank

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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. 

Permaculture Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

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.

Forgotten Histories: The Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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".   

#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: Justicia para los Estudiantes

Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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. 

For more information please click here.

Jewish Voices for Peace-DC Metro chapter meeting

Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

 

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 jvpdcmetro@gmail.com and we will send you directions.

Human Rights Defender Seires: Sunjeev Bery-Amnesty Internatonal USA

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

RSVP Required at KSLC@american.edu

Contact person: 202-885-3321

SLAM FOR DC

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

A 'State of the Union' Family Foto Event II

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:45am
State/Region: 
DC

"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!

Montgomery Festival 2014: Explore the World In Your Backyard!

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

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.

2014 Heschel Vision Awards

Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

For More Informaiton visit here

Buddhist Extremism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia: Muslim Minorities, Nationalism, and Globalization

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

Newly arrived Central American children: The role of U.S. policy in the current situation

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.


For More Information: please visit here.

Vigil to Support Youth Fleeing Violence

Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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. 

For More Information: please visit here.

Breaking the Silence: How Do We Build A Community-Led Grassroots Movement to End Domestic Violence in the Muslim American Community

Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

Forgotten Histories: The Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom with Brian Catlos

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Georgetown University for the Brian Catlos' briefing of his first exhaustive study of the Islamic minority of the Pre-Modern Christian West.

For More Information: please visit here.

Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2014: Bringing Human Rights Home

Date: 
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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!

Healing on the Spiritual Path - Medically Verifiable

Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

LFFP Peace Academy Peace Circle

Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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!

For more information, please click here.

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