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.

Letter Writing Night: Solidarity With Aging Prisoners

Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: DC Stampede and RAPP

The vast majority of seniors in prison, many who have been in prison for decades, are routinely denied parole and compassionate release by the state. They are often denied release even though they pose no threat to the public.

Join DC Stampede and Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) in showing support and solidarity with these folks. We'll provide all the materials and a quick "how to" for writing to people in prison. It'll be a good chance to meet and hang out with other folks who are fighting for change.

DREAM Week 1017 at GMU

Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:30am to Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by: George Mason University.  Connect on Facebook here.

#DREAMWeek2017 at George Mason University is coming!

Save the dates, Mason DREAMers will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week.

Monday (3/27): Mason DREAMers Shirt Sale
Location: Kiosk B, Johnson Center
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Mason DREAMers T-Shirts are now open to the public for purchase. Make sure to get yours for $12 IMMEDIATELY on this date! Become part of the movement!

Preserving Healthcare: Moral Rally w. Reverends Jennifer Butler and WiIliam Barber

Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

This march is sponsored by a broad range of faith groups, including Faith in Public Life, Repairers of the Breach, Red Letter Christians, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Skinner Leadership Institute, National Council of Churches of Christ, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative.

* * *

Right now, Congress is rushing to pass sweeping legislation that fits every definition of an unjust law -- the American Health Care Act.

2017 Activist Awards Gala: Keep Fighting DC!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


On May 17th from 6:30-9pm, the Washington Peace Center will host the 12th Annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala with a special theme of keep fighting DC! We will celebrate DC activists' hard work, resistance, and victories in the face of escalating oppression.

We will have performances, free food, and a room full of inspiring activists and our movement family. Please join us!

DC Trainers Network: Building Change Through Better Facilitation

Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the Washington Peace Center

Have you ever attended a meeting and thought "why am I wasting my time here?" Were you excited about continuing in the movement and then were turned off by attending a meeting? Have you been the facilitator that wanted more tools to have more clearer outcomes and goals from a meeting? Are you an activist who loves to organize events and meetings and wants more skills on facilitating more successful meetings? If so this workshop is for you!

Book talk: Direct Action--Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman’s timely, trenchant history of protest offers unique insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today.

National South Asian Summit 2017

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The National South Asian Summit 2017 will convene hundreds of South Asian organizations, advocates, and allies from across the U.S. on April 21-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Summit will be the 10-year anniversary for this epic gathering, and will provide an opportunity to build skills that will deepen your organization’s work and your individual leadership, connect with government officials and congressional offices, expand your networks, and strategize with diverse leaders, advocates, and allies to demand justice, create change, and claim your power through collective action.

Invisible Napsack Comedy Show

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Invisible Knapsack is hosting it's first improv comedy show at Potter's House, and it's free!!!

Invisible Knapsack makes people laugh while also speaking to truths about the most pressing social justice issues of our time. A subversive improv comedy show named for Peggy McIntosh’s seminal article unpacking the daily effects of white privilege, Invisible Knapsack aims to unpack, examine, and scramble the harmful “isms” and power paradigms that exist in life and on stage.

Service to Justice Conference

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Service to Justice

Since 2014, Service to Justice has hosted conferences designed to confront some of the difficult questions facing service providers, advocates, and organizers working for justice in Washington, DC. Even as "do-gooders" can and often do perpetuate structural racism and systemic poverty. Come gain tools to:

March of Allied Power

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hoste by March of Allied Power

Inspired by the power of the people to come together for a common goal, from the early Civil Rights protests to the Women’s March on Washington, The March of Allied Power will bring together people of color and their allies to give visibility and voice to the issues of race and equality. This march will take place in Washington DC and can spark sister marches nationwide.

Women's History Month Film Night: What Happened Ms Simone?

Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

You’re invited to a film screening and discussion of "What Happened Miss Simone?" about the life and legend Nina Simone, a singer, pianist, and revolutionary human rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul" and respected throughout the African world.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is organized by Pan-African Community Action
www.PACAdmv.org • @PACAdmv

Connect on facebook here.

National Popular Vote & People Power March

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC

The "National Popular Vote & People Power March" celebrates high-impact citizenship--or "people power"--and supports the successful passing of the Constitutionally legal "National Popular Vote" bill in enough states for citizens to directly elect the U.S. President by way of an "Interstate Compact."

DC Childcare Collective New Member Orientation

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DC Childcare Collective provides onsite childcare to grassroots social justice organizations in DC, allowing mothers and caregivers to lead political activism in their own communities. We are dedicated to childcare as a form of political solidarity, and we are committed to supporting grassroots organizations working for racial and economic justice in DC. Interested? Fill out our application here: http://bit.ly/DCCCApp. Childcare will be provided; location will be shared once attendance is confirmed. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 17.

SAALT Town Hall on Rights

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

SAALT invites all D.C., Maryland, and Virginia residents to attend the first in a series of national community town halls in 2017. The recent spike in hate violence aimed at South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh communities is part of a dangerous trend electrified by the 2016 election cycle and now the current administration. Come listen to community leaders discuss the latest executive orders on immigration, the impact of these on communities, local organizing efforts to support our communities, and participate in a know your rights training. SAALT promises a rich discussion and food!

BRAVE Summit 2017

Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come for the second annual BRAVE Summit and celebrate what it means to be BRAVE and combat the pervasive media coverage and replacing it with the truth, our truth. This year's theme? 2017: The Recognition of the Black Woman.

Speakers include: Co-founder of DC Black Lives Matter Erika Totten, Campaign Zero's Johnetta Elzie, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, For Harriet Founder Kimberly Foster, founder of #OscarsSoWhite April Reign and granddaughter of one of the "Hidden Figures," Miriam "Duchess" Harris.

When the Rules Aren't Right, Book Signing, American Federation of Teachers

Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: American Federation of teachers.

Join AFT leaders Randi Weingarten and Mary Cathryn Ricker for lunch when they introduce author Leslie Tolf's new graphic novel on union history and social activism: When the Rules Aren't Right. They will be joined by special guests and also be announcing a Share My Lesson lesson plan contest.

When the Rules Aren't Right offers readers young and old a look at the struggles of American Workers and let's them stand in the middle of the action and see ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

Youth Day Of Action

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A protest against the Trump administration to ensure that EVERY student has a future in this country.

Spend the day in front of the White House to incite change and make your voices heard.

Stand against:
-police state and police brutality
-racism, sexism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism and all forms of bigotry
-the Dakota Access Pipeline
-global warming
-defunding of education and overfunding of the millitary
-any form of fascism or fascist rhetoric

Turn it blue DC meetup

Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Swing Left

Come to the next Swing Left/Turn It Blue meetup! They'll discuss plans to incorporate some of VA's upcoming state legislature races into their mission as well as actions to get out the vote and start canvassing. They also need YOU to help form the teams that will be leading the battle into VA to TURN ALL THE THINGS BLUE. Everyone is welcome! #SwingLeftDC

Connect on Facebook here.

Training and Skillshare: Sanctuary Airports in DC

Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: Unite Here Local 23

Sanctuary Airport: Sustaining a Movement for Justice at DC’s Airports

RSVP to: DCresistance@unitehere.org

Since Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people have rallied in airports around the country to stand up against the overt Islamaphobia of the Muslim ban executive order. This direct action, together with a legal strategy, succeeded in halting the first executive order.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Other Social Justice Issues