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.
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.
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.
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.
Cultivating inner peace and sending that to our world through every breath and step.
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.
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.
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!"
Global day of action! Each year, the World Bank is systematically impoverishing millions through the implementation of draconian policies in order to enrich multinational corporations.
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.
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.
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 food samples
The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
More than 100 vendors
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.
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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.
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
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.
Despite an increase in federal food-assistance programs, food insecurity continues to plague millions of U.S. children. Providing better access to these programs may be a solution, according to a new report released by the Future of Children, a joint project by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and the Brookings Institution.
Event Description: The explosive rise in the U.S. incarceration rate in the second half of the twentieth century, and the racial transformation of the prison population from mostly white at mid-century to sixty-five percent black and Latino in the present day, is a trend that cannot easily be ignored.
Event Description: How can we make sense of the images coming out of Ferguson, MO, where police look more like an occupying army than anything else? Kara Dansky is the author of the ACLU's new report on exactly this disturbing trend.
Event Description: A provocative assessment of the contemporary carceral state for American democracy, Arresting Citizenship argues that the broad reach of the criminal justice system has fundamentally recast the relation between citizen and state, resulting in a sizable—and growing—group of second-class citizens. From police stops to court cases and incarceration, at each stage of the criminal justice system individuals belonging to this disempowered group come to experience a state-within-a-state that reflects few of the country’s core democratic values.
A giant tent filled all weekend with amazing radical book vendors and great free author talks, right in the middle of the Baltimore Book Festival.
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Join us along with Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach, and Congressman Tim Ryan, three renowned voices for achieving peace through mindfulness, in celebration of the Peace Alliance's 10th anniversary and the UN declared International Day of Peace (Sept. 21st).
Exploring the questions:
A daylong series of talks, presentations and workshops, convening people who are passionate about creating positive change through media. The forum is designed for information-sharing on case studies, best practices, and requests for collaboration in the media and social impact sectors.
Session Topics: Health & Wellness, Environmental Sustainability, Hollywood & Entertainment, News & Journalism, Media Misfits
Join the CNHED Green Working Group for Sustainable Communities for a two-part training covering:
1) DC Green Building Code implementation and updates to Enterprise Green Communities criteria.
2) Solar opportunities for low- and moderate-income housing developments.
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Micha Kurz, on a tour of the U.S. from Israel, will provide a fresh perspective on the systematic disempowerment and dispossession of Palestinians in Jerusalem and the rapid encroachment of Israeli settlement building. He will discuss how his organization, Grassroots Jerusalem, is responding to the escalating crisis and what it is doing to prevent the disappearance of Palestinian Jerusalemites and their culture.
Event Description: Northern Virginia Move to Amend and Progressive Democrats of America will be pleased to co-sponsor a talk by Jeff Clements, the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations, about the second edition of his book. The talk will take place as part of George Mason University’s Fall for the Book event. Jeff is the co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v.
Events Description: The Kay Spiritual Life Center presents Courney C. Radsch from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Courtney C. Radsch is a journalist, researcher, and free expression advocate with more than 13 years of experience in the United States and the Middle East. She has worked for UNESCO's Section for Freedom of Expression, coordinating the organization's strategy in the Arab region.
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Event Description: Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets present Native American poet Linda Hogan to read and discuss her work, including poems from her latest collection, Dark. Sweet. New and Selected Poems.
Cost: $5 proceeds benefit Split This Rock