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.

#SupportPalestineInDC2017

Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition National Rally to Support Palestine and Protest AIPAC! The march will assemble at the White House at 12:00 Noon and then begin march to the Washington Convention Center at 1:00PM where they will protest the AIPAC convention until 5PM.

RSPV on facebook here.

What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do

Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Drawing on fifteen years of work in the antislavery movement, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick examines the systematic oppression of men, women, and children in rural India and asks: How do contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of other human beings, and how do they respond when their power is threatened? More than a billion dollars have been spent on antislavery efforts, yet the practice persists. Why? Unpacking what slaveholders think about emancipation is critical for scholars and policy makers who want to understand the broader context, especially as seen by the powerful.

Captured: Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Sheldon Whitehouse, author of Captured: the Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy represents Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate. He has served as a federal and state prosecutor, business regulator, courtroom litigator, environmental advocate, and government reformer. Boston-based writer Melanie Wachtell Stinnett is a former Director of Policy & Communications for the Tobin Project.

Path to Power--Political Candidate Training by the AFL-CIO

Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO in partnership with the National AFL-CIO is hosting a Path to Power Political Candidate Training. The training will help prepare union members and local activists on how to:

· * Run for public office;
· * Build power that will positively influence our communities;
· * Craft and effective message;
· * Create a campaign plan;
· * Fundraise;
· * Talk to targeted voters;

Tell US Attorney: No Felony Charges for Inauguration Protestors

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Over 200 people present at Trump's inauguration, including journalists assigned to cover anti-Trump demonstrations, received felony charges for nonviolent political protest and/or acting as members of the press.  These charges seem very politically motivated, intended to intimidate protesters and silence dissent against the Trump administration.

CODE PINK: Trump and the Resistance Movement

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


From rebelling in government offices to repelling from cranes outside the White House, from occupying airports to objecting in courtrooms, from standing up in Town Hall meetings to sitting down in corporate suites, the resistance is everywhere. Hear from members of the “leader-full” resistance movement. Is the movement effective? Is it sustainable? How could it be more effective? Join Busboys and Poets and CODEPINK as they evaluate and recalibrate for the struggles ahead.

All-Day Know Your Rights Training for Lawyers and Non-Lawyers

Date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Know Your Rights Training!
A day long marathon of trainings for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, brought to you by the Institute for Policy Studies, the DC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.

More information here.

Beyond the Classroom Presents: Nonviolence in Practice--Active Bystander Training

Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland
Spring 2017 Series on "People Power: Activism for Social Change"
presents a Special Seminar on"

"Putting Nonviolence Principles in Practice: Active Bystander Intervention Training" led by Pamela Fields and Rosalind Grigsby

Tax March on Washington

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised that he would release his tax returns "later." Then, just a few days after Trump assumed office, his top adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said that he wouldn't release his tax returns ever, because the American people "don't care." 

Join the Tax March at the White House on Saturday, April 15, 2017, to march and show Donald Trump that he owes the people transparency. Two-thirds of Americans are concerned that he may be putting his interests ahead of the country's. Until we see his tax returns, we can't know for sure

Jewish Resistance at AIPAC

Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


On March 26, when the Trump Administration goes to AIPAC, the #JewishResistance will be there to meet them. Join IfNotNow in the streets as they #ResistAIPAC.

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Following the largest protest in American history, the time has come to take the #JewishResistance to AIPAC’s doorstep.

Resist Trump at the Washington Monument

Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Protest hosted by Avaaz.

Stand with 5 million people around the world who have signed an open letter to Trump to reject his hate-filled policies!

Sign your message to Trump on a giant wall just across the road from the White House and help create a stunning light installation to show our leaders that the people will light the way forward.

WERK in Solidarity: Celebrating intersectionality and resistance

Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC
In response to Trump's egregious executive orders over the past week and a half, WERK for Peace and a number of organizations are teaming up to celebrate diversity, intersectionality, and resistance and send a clear message to Donald Trump: discrimination, bigotry, and hate are not tolerated in this country.

Get ready to move your bodies and booties to beats put together by a diverse community.

Global Leadership Symposium: Embracing Disruption

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Global Leadership Symposium: Embracing Disruption is the first convocation of the McCain Institute’s first 44 global Next Generation Leaders (NGLs) around their diverse leadership action topics. The Symposium will draw attention to leadership challenges and solutions, engage NGLs, guest speakers, program partners, and The McCain Institute team. We will host a spirited discussion of pressing questions that face today’s character-driven leaders in business, civil society, women’s empowerment, good governance, youth development, politics.

EMPOWER DC Organizing Community Power! Get Plugged In for Action! Organizing Meeting

Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Where does social change start? It's starts with residents joining organizations that are working in their communities, and taking action!

If you want to commit to more involvement with Empower DC this year - this meeting is for you. Get up-to-date on their campaigns for Public Housing & Environmental Justice, hear a little about their big picture plans for the year, and get prepped for upcoming actions!

Street parking, close to SW Waterfront Metro. Childcare and lunch provided.

The Effects of Mass Incarceration on the African American Community

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Washington Bar Association, Knowledge is Power Committee presents:

Effects of Mass Incarcertation on the African American Community

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pennsylvania Ave Baptsit Church

3000 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020

1:00 PM to 4:00PM

 

After the march: take action

Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC


Come to the Potter's House (between Adam's Morgan & Columbia Heights) this Monday, January 30th to take part in the first of 10 Actions in 100 Days. Write a postcard to key Senators about what matters most to you - and how you're going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Potter's house will provide postcards, stamps, pens, and a list of which representatives are most important to contact.  Join them--and bring friends!

Petworth-16th St. Heights Neighborhood Assembly

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Petworth neighborhood assembly is a group of neighbors from Petworth and 16th Street Heights trying to bring their fellow neighbors together to build a stronger community and fight the challenges of the future together. From deportation defense, to worker rights to gentrification, they’re hoping to bring folks together to take a political stand through mutual aid and solidarity. This is meant as a first meeting where they will talk about what’s happening (since before and after the election), how people are feeling about the new administration, and where/how to direct that energy.

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