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.

I Want A President - A Collective Reading

Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

"I want a president..." is a collective reading to take place in D.C. just before the 2016 presidential elections. At the appointed hour, we will gather as a group to read the original text, "I want a president..." as written by artist Zoe Leonard in 1992, as well as a new adaptation that we will be writing, collectively through workshops and social media in the proceeding months. Stay tuned for workshop details and reading date as they are announced.

Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance & Security in U.S. Trade Policy

Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.—Breakfast & Registration
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.—Introduction & Welcome

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Joseph Stiglitz (via video)

9:50 - 11:20 a.m.— Trade & the Economy

al-Quds Day Rally for Justice in Palestine

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Washington D.C. al-Quds Committee invites you to the annual al-Quds Day Rally for justice in Palestine planned for Washington D.C. this year. al-Quds Day Rallies will be simultaneously taking place in over 24 cities across North America, and in hundreds of cities across the world. As zionist Israel continues its cold, calculated attacks and starving seige of defenseless Palestinians, children, women and elderly, we will not sit idly by. We will raise our voices in protest, in prayer and will support our oppressed brothers and sisters through boycott.

Middle East Institute's Annual Awards Banquet

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Middle East Institute’s signature event brings together hundreds of top officials, analysts, and business leaders—representing a diverse cross-section of the Middle East-focused community—for an evening of conversation and celebration to honor two individuals who have made outstanding humanitarian, political, cultural, or economic contributions to the region.

McMillan Park History Blast & BBQ Art Build

Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Save McMillan Park. July 4th, the time of year to celebrate democracy and equality. What better place to be than at McMillan Park, one of DC's first integrated parks, where people of all colors could enjoy time together without fear of retribution. This area is highly regarded as one of the best places to see the fireworks on 4th of July

Please RSVP: smac.dc@gmail.com // 202-232-8391

Lessons and Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Following March’s bipartisan pilgrimage and post one year anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the Faith and Politics Institute continues the dialogue on race and reconciliation in our nation’s history as well as efforts toward healing and equity. Join FPI for a reception and screening of a documentary about the South Carolina pilgramage at the U.S. Capitol!

To RSVP click here.

Film: People Are the Sky

Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, a North Korea born, Korean American filmmaker for the free screening of her film, People Are the Sky. The screening is co-sponsored by IPS, CodePink, National Association of Korean Americans, Veterans for Peace—Korea Peace Campaign, and Women Cross DMZ. Kim-Gibson’s eighth and most personal film, People Are the Sky takes Dai Sil to her place of birth in North Korea for the first time in nearly 70 years where she meets Inmin (ordinary people).

Film: Making A Killing | Guns, Greed and the NRA

Date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Saturday, June 25th the Timothy Dawkins-El Project exposes how powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit, 12:00pm-3:00 pm at The Pillar Worship Center, 360 S. Dukeland St., Baltimore, MD 21223. For more information call 202-810-3680 or visit www.facebook.com/TimothyDawkinsELProject. This event is free.

Engaging North Korea: U.S. Policies to Improve Bilateral Relations

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Korea Peace Network and GWU's Partnership for International Strategies in Asia as we explore a menu of policy options to build a more peaceful Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia. An all-day event, the summit of North Korea will feature discussions with academics, political analysts, U.S. government officials, practicioners from across the foreign policy spectrum, and more. 

For more information and to register, visit http://go.gwu.edu/koreanpeacenetworkpisa

Maoism and the Chinese Revolution: A Critical Introduction

Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

 The Chinese Revolution changed the face of the twentieth century, and the politics that issued from it—often referred to as “Maoism”—resonated with colonized and oppressed people from the 1970s down to the anti-capitalist movements of today. But how did these politics first emerge? And what do they offer activists today, who seek to transform capitalist society at its very foundations?

Reel & Meal Film Series: "Amreeka" Screening

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The Reel & Meal film series presents the feature film “Amreeka.” It explores how a family of Palestinian immigrants from the West Bank search for a place to call home in rural Illinois. It sets a stage for discussion about ongoing fears of immigrants and about policy concerning refugees.  The venue is the New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway in Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center. The free film starts at 7 PM, following a vegan buffet for $14 served from 6:30 PM.

Disability and Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

RespectAbility, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is unveiling a new white paper on criminal justice reform on June 20.

Brunch and Canvass

Date: 
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the DC Chapter for a pot-luck brunch and neighborhood canvass with the DC Fair Elections Coalition. Help them reduce the power of special interests and big polluters in local elections.

Right now, it's all but impossible for candidates to run for office without relying on big checks from wealthy donors and outside interests, who too often drive the agenda. The Citizens Fair Election Program Amendment Act would change that by empowering small donors and amplifying the voice of DC residents.

Overnight Peace Vigil at NRA

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 9:00am
State/Region: 
Virginia

This Monday, June 20, CODEPINK, Brave New Films, Muslims Against Homophobia and LGBT Hate, Busboys & Poets, We the People for Sensible Gun Laws and a diverse coalition are organizing an overnight peace vigil in front of the NRA to honor the 49 people killed and 53 injured in the tragic mass shooting this past weekend in Orlando and call for a ban on assault weapons. We will have 49 hearts to honor those slain in the horrific act, and will have individuals volunteer to represent these lives that were ended too soon.

After Pulse: Collective Actions for Change

Date: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Please join various groups at Busboys and Poets for a discussion on how we can prevent similar attacks from happening in the future, mobilize communities to advocate for policies that will make another Orlando less likely, and elect leaders who reject the homophobia that drove this attack.

The event will kick off with live music by Patience, of the band BoomScat, followed by a panel discussion with local organizers.

Free and open to all.

Hosted by:

Washington, DC Benefit Iftar

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join ANERA at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 23, at 8PM for a special iftar which will raise funds to send food packages and relief to refugees and poor families in Palestine and Lebanon. Full course dinner included! 

Special guest: Palestinian comedian Amer Zahr will be performing!

TICKETS REQUIRED: $40 in advance | $45 at the door | $35 student

Protest Against U.S. Illegal Annexation of Hawai'i March & Rally

Date: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

On June 17, 1897, Queen Lili'uokalani filed a formal protest letter against the Illegal Annexation of Hawai'i by the U.S. government (the "Red Ribbon" letter).  Her letter was never answered.  Hawai'i Independence Activists are re-creating the Queen's jouney to Washington D.C. and her work for restoration of independence, refiling her letter, renewing her protest, and honoring the Queen with song and sharing.  Please join us!

Women Together Stand with Love to Stop the Hate, Stand with Love to Stop the Raids, Stand with Love to Stop the Violence

Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by We Belong Together and many other co-sponsors, join women’s, immigrant rights, LGBTQ, Arab, & anti-violence organizations for a vigil on Tuesday evening as they mourn and stand together with love to end hate and violence against our communities. The vigil will follow a convergence of thousands of women leaders in Washington, DC for the White House 'United State of Women' Summit.

Latino GLBT History Project: We Stand with Orlando

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:00pm to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Latino GLBT History Project at Town Dance Boutique for a night of solidarity as they remember their slain siblings in Orlando. Help reclaim safe spaces and fundraise for Equality Florida's Pulse Victims Fund. 

More info on the facebook event here.

40th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, to celebrate 40 years of activism, and to honor the everyday unsung heroes who provide hope during challenging times — we ask you to join us for a day of inspiration and solidarity, followed by a series of special events throughout Washington, DC, planned in partnership with the Embassy of Chile.

For more information, click here.

Protecting Soft Targets Against the Emerging ISIS and Homegrown Terrorist Threat

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Security Industry Association (SIA) on June 15-17 at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, for the 2016 SIA Government Summit, where the private and public sectors come together to engage in substantive policy discussions around terrorism. In this special panel, experts will explore how policymakers and community leaders can use security standards, statutes, codes and technology to establish minimum security thresholds at office buildings, schools and retail establishments.

Pax Christi National Gathering

Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, August 14, 2016 (All day)
State/Region: 
Maryland

Pax Christi USA is having their National Assembly / National Gathering in Baltimore on August 12 to 14, 2016. The theme is: “Building the Beloved Community: Addressing the Signs of the Times with Bold Conversations Leading to Transformative Actions.”There will be plenary speakers and five break out sessions, and a public witness on Saturday afternoon in the Sandtown neighborhood in cooperation with St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and the No Boundaries Coalition. The National Gathering will end on Sunday with a closing liturgy.

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