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.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Date: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come out for a powerful training on nonviolent direct action training. This training will provide an overview of how to use nonviolent direct action strategically within a campaign. If you are working on labor, racial, immigrant, or gender justice campaigns, this is the training for you!  This training will be facilitated by Rosa Lozano and Noor Mir.

#StormSkanska with DC Stampede

Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Join DC Stampede to #StormSkanska! The University of Washington (UW) plans to build a new animal lab that will imprison thousands of dogs, cats, mice, rabbits and other defenseless animals. DC Stampede is joining the national campaign against UW's Animal Research and Care Facility. This protest will put pressure on Skanska, the multinational construction company that is contracted to build the lab, to back out of its contract with the University of Washington so that the lab will never be built. 

Party & Fundraiser for Net Neutrality

Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 8:00pm to Friday, February 6, 2015 - 1:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Starting at 8pm, learn about the fight for net neutrality so far, and what you can do to help ensure an open Internet for all. Celebrate the progress made so far. Grab some dinner or drinks.

From 9pm+, DJ Diaspora will be playing her all-vinyl mix of broken beat, deep house, electronic, and African and Latin beats. 

Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes

Date: 
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Prince Georges Coutny Peace and Justice Coalition is hosting a film screening of Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, which explores how corporations keep winning undue favors and influence via donations to politicians- and how leading outsider thinkers propose we change the terms of the game. Maryland campaign-finance activists will lead discussion on steps local citizens can take to restore democracy.  

For more information, contact justpeacepg@earthlink.net or 301-577-2350

 

Film Screening: A Path Appears presented by Community Cinema

Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: A Path Appears investigates young women in America forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives. Sex trafficking and prostitution. Domestic slavery. Teen pregnancy. The devastation of poverty. These troubling situations are happening not just halfway across the world, but also in our own backyards — in Chicago and Nashville and Boston.

Debatable Progress: The PA resolution and the signing of the Rome Statute

Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: What should we make of the recent bids by the PA to the UN Security Council to set a timeline for the end of Israeli occupation, and its recent signing of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC)? There has been much debate about the efficacy and timing of these measures, while acknowledging that they are in theory good measures to take. In reality, they raise many questions and involve many challenges to implement on the ground. Will they bring a more positive outcome to the beleagured Palestinian people?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: Home Front Sunday

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: Little Town of Bethlehem

Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: With God On Our Side

Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: The Stones Cry Out

Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: Life in Occupied Palestine

Date: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND film series: Voices Across the Divide

Date: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Event Description: 

After three generations, why is peace in Israel-Palestine so hard to achieve? How are issues of security, justice and human-rights playing out in this so-called “conflict?” How do we understand our own government’s policies and actions in being an “honest-broker” in the Middle East?

Muslim Response to Charlie Hebdo: Understanding the Root Causes of Radicalization

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

In the wake of the shocking terrorist attack last week in Paris on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Muslims reacted almost unanimously to condemn these attacks, characterizing them as antithetical to the teachings of Islam. The French publication known for its satirical approach to many religion traditions, has in recent years focused increasingly, almost relentlessly, on satirical representations of the Prophet Mohamed.

Rally at the U.S. Chamber on the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United

Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join More Than 30 Allied Organizations with Hundreds of Activists and Remind the Chamber of Commerce who owns the People’s Democracy


Election after election, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of the biggest spenders. In 2014, the Chamber spent $31 million on the midterm elections to ensure its favorite candidates got into office, assisting in making 2014 the most expensive midterm in history.

Service to Justice Conference 2015

Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Are you seeking to transform how service is provided in the District? Do you want to engage in discussions, community building, interactive workshops, and networking with justice seekers? Then register for the Service to Justice conference. 

The conference will take place over a 2 day period. On Friday, the conference goes from 9am-5:30pm and on Saturday, it goes from 9am-6:30pm. There will be sessions on fundraising, self-care, creating meaningful leadership, helping clients become self-advocates, volunteering and social change, and other fascinating topics. 

State of the Union Watch Party

Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) and Organizing for America for a State of the Union Watch Party! We will watch to see if Pres. Obama will answer our appeal to voice his support for DC Statehood and other important issues during his State of the Union speech!

For more information, pleae visit here

DC Trans Power Community Building Evening @ Lamont St Collective

Date: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come Join DC Trans Power this Friday at The Lamont Street Collective for a community building event you won't want to miss.

This event is an opportunity to create a safe space for transgender, non-binary, and allied organizers and interested parties to come together and get to know each other. We need to build a community of solidarity and care for each other if we wish to successfully fight for justice for transgender and non-binary people everywhere.

Stealing A Nation: An Exiled People Struggle for Justice

Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Stealing a Nation, written and directed by John Pilger, tells the story of the Chagossian people – a group of islanders forcibly exiled from their ancestral home in the late 1960s by the governments of the U.S. and the U.K. In their place, one of the most strategically important U.S. military bases was established and remains there to this day on the island of Diego Garcia. 

Event with Irvin Jim, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) General Secretary

Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

A special event with Irvin Jim, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) General Secretary, speaking about NUMSA and the exciting new developments with the the Preparatory Assembly of the United Front in South Africa. Actor, activist, and filmmaker Danny Glover will join Irvin for this event. Grammy nominated musician Carolyn Malachi will also perform.

2015 DC Interfaith Leadership Summit

Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join young leaders from throughout the DC region for a day of focused dialogue with peers dedicated to building interfaith relationships. 

The summit is open to DC area residents, ages 18-39, who hold a position of responsibility in their community/organization. Our goal is to share resources and build a stronger network of local allies across communities in order to more effectively serve and work for social justice in the region, and more broadly encourage interfaith understanding.

Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Torture

Date: 
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Senate report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program describes acts of torture that shock the conscience. President Obama banned the CIA torture program by executive order when he took office, but that is insufficient to ensure that torture and other ill-treatment are never used again. Obama’s Justice Department has refused to prosecute those who authorized, ordered, designed and carried out a torture program that is in plain violation of U.S. law and treaty obligations.

From Ferguson to Guantanamo: Institutionalized Brutality & Torture

Date: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Experts will connect the dots between the police killing of unarmed African Americans in the U.S. and the brutal treatment of Muslim men imprisoned at Guantanamo. The panelists include Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence), Marsha Coleman-Adebayo (DC Hands-Up Coalition), and a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney. (Others to be announced.) The Peace Poets from New York will begin and end the evening with performances.

Enrique Peña Nieto, NOT WELCOME Protest

Date: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Peña Nieto and Obama think they can continue with the failed Drug War in Mexico and Mesoamerica despite the havoc it is wreaking on the people of the Americas. We will prove to them that they cannot continue as if the Ayotzinapa 43 were not disappeared, as if over 100,000 have not been killed, and 22,000 not been disappeared. NO more business as usual. They are sick and tired of the destruction in Mexico, and we are also sick and tired of it in the U.S.

4th annual Gaza 5K walk/run (DC)

Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Proceeds from the Gaza 5K walk/run will benefit UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Program for Palestinian children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating crisis of July-August 2014 and the prolonged blockade. Many of these already vulnerable children have now lived through three traumatic rounds of violence, witnessing death, destruction, and displacement. It's estimated that almost 100% of children in Gaza now require immediate counseling.

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