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.

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) "50 Conversations" with Nicole Lee

Date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action! Each month there is a new topic for discussion.

National Recovery Month Program

Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Annual National Recovery Month Event: Come celebrate recovery and raise awareness for mental health and substance use disorders through hearing inspiring stories from people in recovery. Sponsored by Arlington County’s Behavioral Healthcare Division and Arlington Peers Helping Peers in Recovery. 

Free and open to public! (limited seating available)

For more information, click here.

 

The Opened Box Presents a Panel Discussion: Breaking the Systematic Chains of Racism

Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Please join The Opened Box as they address race issues in America, but also to discuss strategic solutions on how to combat them. The panel will consist of many local people in the DMV who work in social justice, the justice department, lobbying and protesting. There will be time for audience questions and comments. 

The Opened Box will be collecting a suggested donation of $5.

Attendees can preregister here: http://goo.gl/QmsEYO

The Muslims Are Coming! Film Screening & Conversation

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Islamophobia got you down? Is anti-Muslim political rhetoric during this U.S. presidential cycle finally getting to you? Ready for a great laugh, thought-provoking conversation about anti-Muslim stereotypes, mass media, law and politics - not to mention a really good movie?

Intersectionality - Author Talk with Patricia Hill Collins

Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The concept of intersectionality has become a hot topic in academic and activist circles alike. But what exactly does it mean, and why has it emerged as such a vital lens through which to explore how social inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability and ethnicity shape one another?

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Conference

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to Monday, October 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Join the US Campaign for its 15th Annual National Conference to hear from extraordinary speakers, gather with others committed to Palestinian rights, and strengthen the movement for freedom, justice, and equality. Program includes a reading of the play There is a Field, a benefit concert with world renowned musician Simon Shaheen, over 20 workshops, a lobby day, and so much more! Speakers include Issa Amro, Abir Kopty, Fayrouz Sharqawi, Shibley Telhami, and many others!

Healing from Oppression: Critical Conversation with Danielle Stevens, This Bridge Called Our Health

The Washington Peace Center continues our new critical conversation series with Dia Bui, Co-Director, and Danielle Stevens, who discusses her organization, This Bridge Called Our Health, a Black queer-woman led digital publication and community healing resource. She describes the importance of self-care and healing in a world where Black women, Black queer women, and people of color are oppressed. She offers methods of healing to combat trauma and oppression.

 

Housing Over Policing Rally

Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Bread for the City for their rally on October 1st - to demand Mayor Bowser to spend taxpayer money in way that supports for the lives of community members. No one should be denied access to quality housing that is affordable for them, leaving extra money in their pockets to enjoy life's pleasures. The process to decide how DC spends its money next year begins this Fall. Now is the time to make sure Mayor Bowser and the DC Council put more money into vouchers, construction and preservation of truly affordable housing.

Standing Rock: Front Line Experiences & Visual Presentation

Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Standing Rock is hosting an event part of the #NoDAPL Global Solidarity Action built with great intention to bring community together, walk with greater awareness, and create community commitments for local action and continued solidarity with Standing Rock. This evening will be a time to hear personal experiences of the Resistance and Prayer at Standing Rock by Teko Alejo and Gray Hawk. It includes a photo exhibition by Teko Alejo.

Book Signing with Medea Benjamin!

Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Activist/Author Medea Benjamin will discuss and sign her new book "Kingdom of the Unjust, Behind the U.S. Saudi Connection." Medea has traveled extensively, met with victims of illegal military actions, and advocated for humane policies. 

This topic is more timely than ever as new, troubling questions arise about the Saudi's misuse of U.S. military equipment, human rights violations, and support for violence in the region.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook. 

Gallery Al-Quds presents: Night Raid

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A collection of photographic night raid images will be exhibited at Gallery Al-QudsSeptember 30 - October 14, 2016 providing a context for Israeli military night raids regularly performed in the village of Bil’in in the West Bank. The American Friends Service Committee initiated and produced Night Raid collaboration with the “Israeli Detention: No Way to Treat a Child Campaign.” Photojournalist Richard Cahan curated the exhibition.

Healing From Oppression: Blueprints for Women & Femmes of Color

Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Washington Peace Center has collaborated with Danielle Stevens, creator of digital publication and local community resource This Bridge Called Our Health, to carve a sacred and vulnerable space for Black women and femmes and other women and femmes of color to create compassionate and courageous blueprints for cultivating our self-care.

Pack the Room for Immigrant Rights!

Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

After nearly 2 years of work from DC's immigrant communities and advocates,  Many Languages One Voice's  amendment to strengthen the Language Access law will soon be marked up by the Judiciary, then set to move to the entire council.

Can you join Many Languages One Voice, Thursday and bring your co-workers and friends

Bassem Youssef in College Park

Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 8:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center presents Bassem Youssef, also known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world. Bassem Youssef has become a champion of free speech. In this English-language presentation, Youssef talks about democracy and how comedy and satire have become important forms of free expression and catalysts for change. 

For more information, click here.

Arab American Institute’s Yalla Vote campaign

Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The National Arab American Women's Association and AAI's Yalla Vote Campaign are hosting an event to encourage Arab Americans to be active participants in the upcoming elections. Maya Berry, Executive Director of AAI, will speak about how the electoral system works, the upcoming election, and the significance of Arab American involvement in this election cycle and beyond.

Which Side Are You On? Taking A Stand for Palestinian Rights Conference

Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation National Annual Conference is a wonderful opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers; network with groups dedicated freedom, justice, and equality; and meet with their staff and Steering Committee.

The program will begin around 6pm on Friday, October 14 and end around 6:30pm on Sunday, October 16. There will be a Lobby Day on Monday, October 17.

Registration is at a sliding scale of $90-$250 and includes entrance to all conference events, breakfast and lunch Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

DC #NoDAPL Solidarity Action

Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Stand in solidarity with the Red Warrior and Sacred Stone Camps fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Organizers with BeyondExtremeEnergy.org invite you to join in responding to the call to action from those on the frontline of this fight (www.nodaplsolidarity.org). They will rally in Lafayette Park before marching to a nearby bank branch identified in the call to action as a major financial backer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They will picket the bank and flier people on the street.

Thriving Cities Innovation Showcase + Hackathon for Social Good

Date: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join IMPACT as they host the Thriving Cities Innovation Showcase + Hackathon in support of Black social good innovators during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF ALC). Leveraging technology, IMPACT aims to help solve challenging social issues that continue to disproportionately Black and Brown communities among other disadvantaged populations.

State of Muslims In America, What is happening?

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

What does President Obama want done in the last few months of his presidency?
What is happening with Muslims in America? Please join the American Muslim Institution in a monthly conversation series to update fellow Muslims and fellow Americans about the current issues and possible solutions.

Zaki Barzinji is charged with the big task of engaging the Muslim community across America, and he has a whole lot to share. There is so much to learn and hear; they are devoting the entire hour to his presentation followed by Q&A.

Rally + March to #BuildBlackFutures

Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Young, Black organizers are taking BYP100’s Agenda to Build Black Futures to the Capitol to promote policy that will #BuildBlackFutures. After BYP100 & the National Black Justice Coalition spend the day (9/14) meeting with elected officials to push for a transformative vision for policy that affirms Black lives and communities, they will rally on the Hill for a press conference at 4:30pm.

Studs Terkel - Author Talk with Alan Wieder

Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Studs Terkel was an American icon who had no use for America’s cult of celebrity. He was a leftist who valued human beings over political dogma. In scores of books and thousands of radio and television broadcasts, Studs paid attention – and respect – to “ordinary” human beings of all classes and colors, as they talked about their lives as workers, dreamers, survivors.

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