Human Rights Film Series: E-Team

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: As part of the 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series, there will be a screening of E-team, a film about an elite investigative squad that exposes human rights abuses around the world. 

The film will be shown in the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater on the second floor of the McKinley Building 

For More Information: Please visit here. 

Workshop: Compassion for Systems We're Changing and Power, Identity, Oppression, and Liberation

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Finding compassion for the structures and systems we live in while creating the world we want.

Before the workshop, there is also an optional potluck starting at 6:30 -- no alcohol please.

For more information please click here.

The Blue Ridge Coalition Against Gun Violence

Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The coalition carries a concern about gun violence. It is an association of groups (Plowshare Peace Center, Moms Demand Action-Roanoke, Moms Demand Action-Blacksburg, Organizing for Action, Progressive Action Network of Roanoke, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Stop the Violence) as well as numerous individuals.  We have worked since last summer on this concern through lobbying, education, witness, electoral and outreach.

Global Health Conference of the African Educare Mission Group

Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Health, Development and Education in the context of mission in Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti. Free of charge

For more information, please email: angudiankama@africaneducaremission.org or call  Ethan Goss Administrative Assistant, Kay Spiritual Life Center  202-885-3321

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CAMPAIGN MEETING

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Start inviting everyone you know! We're gearing up to get 700,000+ workers the right to paid sick leave. By working with partners like the Working Matters Coalition, we're going to get this legislation passed in 2015. We raised Maryland's wages, now let's raise the state's health standards.

To get in on the ground floor of this meeting, email our Community Organizer, Hannah Weilbacher.

Contact Information : hannah@jufj.org

Biblical Roots of Justice - A Conversation

Date: 
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

How did this program come about? Rev. John Graham, President of the Good Faith Board and Pastor of Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, believes that the power of Good Faith’s mission is that it is strongly rooted in our biblical traditions, history and language. Yet we have spent little time as a community going back to these roots and examining their mandate and power for today’s world – and for Good Faith.

DC Candidate Forum

Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

This event is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and Sixth & I. Both organizations and the following co-sponsors are non-partisan, not-for-profit entities exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  None endorse candidates or intervene in partisan elections.

DC Tenants' Advocacy Coalition (TENAC)

Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Affordable housing in D.C. hinges on two words: Rent Control Unless rents cease spiraling, we will soon become Boca Raton II.Repealing the 2 percent add­on to the annual rent increase formula is the first step towards affordable housing in D.C. The second step is to reform the rent control law strengthening and expanding its coverage. We urge all mayoral and council candidates and rental housing residents to attend the TENAC Candidates Forum. 

Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) House Party Fundraiser

Date: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Join MLOV for great music, dancing, raffles and great company as they celebrate the work that Many Languages One Voice accomplished this summer - including a successful Summer Institute for Student Organizing and working with the D.C. Language Access Coalition to lay the foundation for an EXCITING initiative (details at the party!!) to strengthen language access in DC.

Craft beer, sangria/clericot and other drinks available.

Suggested donation: $5+ at the door

For more information: please visit here

38Th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat and director of the Institute’s Transnational Institute, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, an IPS development associate, in Washington, DC. Each year in October, the Institute for Policy Studies hosts the annual human rights award in the names of Letelier and Moffitt to honor these fallen colleagues while celebrating new heroes of the human rights movement from the United States and the Americas.

BRICS Bank: A Challenge to Bretton Woods or More of the Same

Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The July Fortaleza summit of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa bloc suggests there is a new challenge to the West on financial, geopolitical, as well as potential environmental management terrains. But some progressive analysts differ as to whether there is a genuine alternative being constructed, or instead an amplification of the existing problems.

MENA Region in Crisis: Islam, Democracy and Extremism

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi is the President of Nahdha party, the leading political party in Tunisia, and a leading Islamic thinker. Since the early 1980's, Mr. Ghannouchi has been an advocate of the compatibility between Islam and the principles of pluralism, freedom, modernity and democratic governance. His views and writings are influential in Tunisia, and across the Arab and Muslim worlds.  

Christian-Muslim Relations: Prospectives & Insights From the World Council of Churches

Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Dr. Amos will explore the interreligious work (particularly, though not exclusively in the field of Muslim-Christian relations) undertaken by the World Council of Churches (WCC) during the last decade, and also address current issues of concern.  

Film: "Dead Man Walking"

Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

 Event Description: In anticipation of Sister Helen Prejean's  upcoming speech on Tuesday, September 30, sponsored by the AU Library, the movie "Dead Man Walking" will be shown in the Kay Lounge on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.

 Sister Helen Prejean is a well known speaker on human rights, testing the moral edge of the death penalty.  All are invited. 

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: For more than seven decades Pete Seeger lent his voice, long-neck banjo, and 12-string guitar to every great social movement of the 20th and 21st centuries. He was one of the most beloved musical artists and activists of all time, and popularized folk music. Pete was inducted into the rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. He believed in the power of song and in the power of people singing together to build a better world! With Woody Guthrie and the Almanac Singers Pete played in hundreds of union halls. 

Film Screening of Voices Across the Divide

Date: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: 

Human Rights Week Day 5:

Come for a viewing of Voices Across the Divide, a documentary and oral history project exploring the experiences of Israelis and Palestinians through rarely heard personal stories, and a discussion with filmmaker Alice Rothchild.

This Is Not a Test A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: A book party for author Jose Vilson. Light refreshments will be served. 

"Jose Luis Vilson has written a spell-binding book that explains the joys And burdens of teaching. The joys are the kids, with all their heartaches and dreams. The burdens are the politicians and careerists who snuff out the spirit of children and teachers. Read this book!"
—Diane Ravitch

LA GOZADERA - An Evening of Colombian Culture and Social Justice!

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

HAVE A BLAST WHILE SUPPORTING SOCIAL JUSTICE!!!

WHY? Your donation and attendance help protect the rights and equality of women and children in Colombia. All donations go 100% to The Youth Network of Medellin, La Red (See their Facebook page: Red Juvenil Feminista Antimilitarista, or website: http://redfeministayantimilitarista.org/

WHAT? Delight in heavy international appetizers and beverages while enjoying a salsa dancing lesson, lively discussion, a photo exhibit from Medellin youth, and a take-home Spanish library of books.

"Voices on the Ground" Panel Discussion on Ferguson, MO

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Teach-in panel discussion regarding the events of Ferguson, MO. Panelists will include Jiva Manske, deputy director for Amesty International USA and Washington Peace Center board member;  Brandon Anderson, a current George Washington University master's student who visited Ferguson, and Mr. Jamelle Bouie, a writer for Slate magazine who was also on the ground in Missouri.

 

Washington DC VegFest

Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Compassion Over Killing is proud to host the DC VegFest, founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997 as VegFest DC. This annual FREE vegetarian festival aims to highlight how easy and delicious it is to choose vegetarian foods in and around the nation’s capital.


Why? Reasons to attend DC VegFest:

    FREE admission
    FREE food samples
    The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
    More than 100 vendors
    Beer garden
    Live music
    Cooking demonstrations

DC RALLY: Hands Off Social Security & Medicare -- We Earned It!

Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Bruce Braley, and seniors from across the country to tell the GOP to start putting seniors before their special interests.

For more info: please visit here

Change the Mascot Press Conference – Tribal Leaders to Address New Campaign Initiatives Related to D.C. NFL Team During Sept. 16 Press Conference

Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Hearing Room; 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
A press conference at 12:00 p.m. on Capitol Hill is to be held by the grassroots Change the Mascot campaign to announce new initiatives it plans to undertake during the upcoming NFL season to educate the public as to the derogatory and offensive nature of the R-word.

AKP, Sectarianism and the Alevis' Unavailing Struggle for Equal Rights in Turkey

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

The historically disenfranchised Alevi minority make up somewhere between 10-15% of the population of Turkey. Dr. Ayfer Karakaya-Stump of William & Mary College will lead a briefing the developments at the national and regional levels that have rendered more bleak than ever prospects for the success of the Alevis' democratic struggle for recognition and equal rights. 

 

RSVP required here

The Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission's Fall Conference on Hunger

Date: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30am
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: On Sat., Sept. 13 at 8:30 AM, attend Mass at St. Anthony Church in Falls Church, 3305 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041.  Then at 9:30 AM, the program starts in the gymnasium.  The Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission's fall conference is on the topic of hunger in the area.  Speakers will include Rev.

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