Other Social Justice Issues

FY2015 WARD 1 BUDGET TOWN HALL

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location : 
DC

Location: Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW (2 blocks south of the Columbia Heights metro)

Event Description:Come listen, Come learn, Come voice your concerns!
So far, cohosts include:
ANC 1A
ANC 1B
ANC 1C
Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association
North Columbia Heights Civic Association
Pleasant Plains Civic Association
Ward 1 Democrats
Ward 1 Republicans

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447715245472893/

Taking Stock: Kerry’s Peace Efforts

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave Nw

Event Description:As the nine month negotiating period kicked off last summer draw to a close, Khaled Elgindy, Leila Hilal and Yousef Munayyer will discuss where the process stands, how it has been handled and what lessons can be drawn for the parties moving forward.

For More Information: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/sp/i/223/pid/223

Taking Stock: Kerry’s Peace Efforts

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave Nw

Event Description:As the nine month negotiating period kicked off last summer draw to a close, Khaled Elgindy, Leila Hilal and Yousef Munayyer will discuss where the process stands, how it has been handled and what lessons can be drawn for the parties moving forward.

For More Information: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/sp/i/223/pid/223

Fighting Trafficking through Rights Work: A Roundtable Discussion of Denise Brennan’s Life Interrupted

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center  Room 241, 

Event Details: Though the term “trafficking” is often assumed to mean sex trafficking, Professor Denise Brennan moves beyond the sex trade to explore forced labor in farms, factories, and homes across America in her new book, Life Interrupted: Trafficking Into Forced Labor in the United States.

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

Tibet in Crisis? A conversation on the state of Tibetan human rights and Sino-Tibetan affairs

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 113, 1957 E St NW

Event Details: This year, Amnesty International USA has highlighted Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen’s prisoner of conscience case. In light of the anniversary of his 2008 arrest on March 26, GW Amnesty International presents: Tibet in Crisis? A conversation on the state of Tibetan human rights and Sino-Tibetan affairs. After a short documentary (BBC, The Human Torches of Tibet), the panel, with backgrounds in advocacy, research, and media and representing both Tibetan and Chinese perspectives, will hold a discussion about the current political situation in the TAR and state of Sino-Tibetan affairs.

Featured panelists include:

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.

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