Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets Hat Coat Boot Blanket Food Drive for the Homeless and Families in Need

Date: 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event descripion: Please accept this as an invitation to join us this year at our 5th Annual Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets Chuck Brown Hat, Coat, Boot, Blanket, Clothing, and Food Collection Drive and Holiday Gift Package Giveaway's, to be held at Howard Theater. 

Neighborhood Farm Initiative's Harvest Ball

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC
Event Descripion: The Harvest Ball is a celebration of the fall harvest with local food, from Sweetgreen, Whole Foods P Street, Commissary,  and 2 Armadillos, drinks from 3 Stars Brewery, raffle prizes, and contra dancing all to benefit the Neighborhood Farm Initiative. It's going to be a lot of fun -- they'll have food from local businesses, contra dancing, and a raffle. 

For more information: contact caroline@

IPS and RESIST: Five Decades of Supporting Grassroots Movements

Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: In 1963 Marcus Raskin co-founded IPS withRichard Barnett and in 1967 he wrote Resist’s founding document, “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority.” From the antiwar movement during Vietnam to today, both organizations have been critical in supporting social movements: IPS with critical research and innovative ideas and Resist with funding visionary grassroots groups.

Book Signing. Poetry and Conversation around Domestic Violence Prevention

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Join best-selling Author Zane, Journey To Your Promised Land and the House of Ruth of Maryland, for an invitation-only evening discussion about domestic violence prevention.

"Men hit. Women push."

That’s the message 8.8 million children receive every day as they watch domestic violence, or experience it firsthand, in their homes each year.

Turkey's Foreign Policy: An Aspiring Regional Power's Quest for Status

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Center for Turkish Studies at The Middle East Institute is pleased to present Dr. Özgür Özdamar(Bilkent University) for a discussion about the current direction of Turkish foreign policy and competing visions of Turkey's role in the region going forward. In recent years, Turkey has sought to be a regional power, serving as "the bridge between east and west" and acting as a regional mediator.

SlutWalk DC 2014

Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

SlutWalk is a worldwide movement against victim-blaming, survivor-shaming, and rape culture. Originated in Toronto in 2011, it started as a direct response to a Toronto Police Services officer perpetuating rape myths by stating “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized“. The march and the issues it addresses have struck such a chord that marches have been organized in over 200 communities in North, Central & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

This year's event will be a concert twist to our annual SlutWalk D.C.!

BACK CHANNEL TO CUBA: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND HAVANA

Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh will talk about their new book chronicling the untold history of attempts at rapprochement and reconciliation between the United States and Cuba. From John F. Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger's top secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama's promise of a "new approach," LeoGrande and Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive, indicating a path toward better relations in the future.

Latin American Human Rights Defenders on U.S. Security Policy in Mexico, Central America and Colombia

Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The panel of leading human rights defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia will discuss the ongoing violence taking place in their countries and offer their perspectives on the impact of current U.S. security policy in the region.

For more information please click here.

National Day of Action: Help Carry that Weight

Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC
Virginia
Maryland
Other

Event Description: Students, staff, and faculty of colleges across the country will participate in powerful demonstrations of solidarity to tangibly express their commitment to lift the burden of sexual violence from the shoulders of survivors and carry the weight together. If you are are unable to attend on the 29th, students and community members encouraged to carry a pillow or tweet using the hashtag #carrythatweight. 

Human Rights Career Panel: A Discussion on Theory, Practice, and the In-Between

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event description: GW Amnesty International is holding its second panel-style event on human rights careers! With this year’s event, we aim to have a conversation that is both clarifying and critical of the vast spectrum of Western-based human rights work that operates in today’s world.

Points of discussion may include universal human rights in an intensely diverse world; issues of power, paternalism, and exclusion in advocacy and development; dispossession of local/indigenous practices or systems of knowledge; culture and human rights, etc.

Human Rights Aren't for Us: Disability and Legalized Abuse

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Human Rights Aren't For Us: Disability & Legalized Abuse. This panel discussion explores the intersections of race, class, mental illness, disability & public policy. The panel features

Deepa Goraya: Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, 

Jennifer Msumba: Institutional Abuse Survivor & Disability Rights Advocate

Shain Neumeier: Disability Rights New York

Family HEART Camp West Virginia

Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
Other

Family HEART Camp is a unique community experience for all people who long for more Harmony, Ease, Authenticity, Respect, and Trust in their families, in their communities, and in the world. 

For more information you may call (304) 446-5383, email facebook@abramscreek.com or click here.

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences

Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

CISPES is proud to host Roberto Escobar, a youth worker from El Salvador’s revolutionary government for a discussion about how young people in El Salvador are addressing the root causes of forced migration through youth participation, community action and violence prevention.

For more information  you may call (202) 521-2510, email info@cispes.org or click here.

Interfaith Engagement for Global Peace: Navigating Commonalities & Differences

Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

A talk by Dr. Jing Lin, Professor of International Education Policy, University of Maryland, College Park 

Interfaith engagement—the act of reaching across religious differences and value systems in pursuit of cooperation and partnership—is essential for understanding and responding to many of today’s most complicated issues, from ISIS, to the Israeli/Palestinian divide, to debates on marriage equality.

Encrypt The Hood: Private and Secure Internet Usage in the NSA Age

Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

This course will be a hands on workshop which will teach people how to use various Open Source Software (OSS) programs and apps that provide secure and private communication and information (file) sharing via the internet. Participants will bring their laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and leave with working software and practices to communicate and share data securely (encrypted) and anonymously (privately).

9/11 Unity Walk Celebration Dinner

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: 9/11 Unity Walk brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service. Unity Walk seeks to create a world where everyone is united, rather than divided, by many faiths.

Social Justice Halloween with the DC Time Bank

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

Event Description: Join the DC Time Bank on October 30th for their Social Justice Halloween Potluck at Impact Hub DC! Everyone will dress in their best costumes relating to Social Justice.*

Whether it's climate change, economic devastation, or police brutality, the issues DC Time Bank is working on are... SCARY! After everyone eats together and admires costumes, there will be time to share a scary issue close to people's hearts, and how a supportive community can help transform the issue to a beautiful alternative. 

Permaculture Course

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design System based on the study of nature and design systems implemented by indigenous and land based communities over thousands of years. The goal is to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design and management.

Forgotten Histories: The Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

In his study, Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, ca. 1050 - 1614, Brian Catlos has undertaken the first exhaustive study of the Islamic minority of the Pre-Modern Christian West. What is revealed is that these populations were not merely isolated and dispossessed relics of Europe's first great colonial phase, but vibrant, dynamic and diverse communities that not only survived but contributed to the development of what would become "Europe".   

#TodosSomosAyotzinapa: Justicia para los Estudiantes

Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

On the night of September 26, local police agents shot at several buses taken by the students in Iguala, Guerrero, who were trying to travel to demonstrations. Three of the students died, along with another three civilians. Then the agents kidnapped 43 students and handed them over to the local criminal gang. 

For more information please click here.

Jewish Voices for Peace-DC Metro chapter meeting

Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

 

There will be a discussion regarding our chapter’s strategic planning process, following  up to a recent meeting with MD Congresswoman, Donna Edwards, and upcoming activities for fall - early winter.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to jvpdcmetro@gmail.com and we will send you directions.

Human Rights Defender Seires: Sunjeev Bery-Amnesty Internatonal USA

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Sunjeev Bery serves as advocacy director of middle east north africa issues at amnesty international USA. he lobbies US officials, diplomats, and office holders regarding human rights concerns arcross the MENA region. His commentaries on US foreign policy and human rights have appeared in a ranger of U.S. newspapers nad publications. He is a receipent of the 2007 Asian Law Alliance Community Impact Award nad has received commendations from the California State Senate and Assembly for his huma rights advocacy.

RSVP Required at KSLC@american.edu

Contact person: 202-885-3321

SLAM FOR DC

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

This event is FREE and is open to the public. Come and witness a great night of youth slam poets and the making of the 2015 DC Youth Slam Team. All middle and high school students can compete in the slam. Email SLAM@SplitThisRock.org to sign up.

A 'State of the Union' Family Foto Event II

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:45am
State/Region: 
DC

"What we're going to do is TAKE A PICTURE. A family portrait of sorts...

Think "A Great Day in Harlem" of The State featuring all the faces who made the place the great space it was: the DJs, the dancers, the bartenders, the bouncers, the drunks, the sobers, Reggae Night regulars to the Grits & Gravy massive. Come out! Come out...from where ever you are! . All are welcome!

Montgomery Festival 2014: Explore the World In Your Backyard!

Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The World of Montgomery Festival at Westfield Wheaton on Sunday October 19th will celebrate the diverse cultural heritages which play an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and communities. The festival showcases this rich diversity through food, music, dance, traditional arts and hands-on projects for children and families.

2014 Heschel Vision Awards

Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards honor local leaders who fuse activism and deep moral commitments. These leaders inspire and empower people from all walks of life. Your donation supports JUFJ's grassroots Jewish community organizing to win meaningful change for all Greater Washington area residents.

For More Informaiton visit here

Buddhist Extremism in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia: Muslim Minorities, Nationalism, and Globalization

Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Todd Lewis as he relates how Muslims became the target of majority Buddhist populations with reference to post-colonial Buddhist nationalism in the 21st Century, and confronts the modern Western Orientalist constructions of Buddhism as essentially passive and pacifist; it will connect these recent outbreaks of anti-minority violence to the legacies of anti-colonial movements, and highlight how these recent developments in anti-Muslim agitation have been abetted by global communications and connections.

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