IPCC report: 5 ways climate change threatens life as we know it

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Hundreds of the world’s top climate scientists are in agreement: Climate change is happening, we’re already feeling its effects and it’s only going to get worse. The newest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Monday morning in Japan (Sunday night ET), gives “the starkest warning yet” of global warming’s impacts. In many ways, the effects are expected to be insidious and nuanced rather than apocalyptic: They’ll increase by degrees, and worsen societal problems that we’re already facing.

Three Part Harmony Farm CSA signup

Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Three Part Harmony Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program for the 2017 Season (April - Nov.)

Sign up now to reserve your spot, and receive healthy local veggies all season long in 2017: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SvGXqcDMXAGaNvnGPhv6BbE9M_W0t2hdjuVfu9Yvklc/viewform?edit_requested=true

Women in Envioronmental Justice

Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

In honor of Women’s History Month, March’s Unlikely Allies event will highlight the unique role women play in tackling environmental issues. In addition to an amazing panel discussion, the event will feature an artistic performance and a networking session sponsored by Stella Artois. Unlikely Allies is also in partnership with OpenIDEO DC, who will facilitate a short, interactive, exercise to help panelists and attendees understand how to use design thinking methodology to solve social challenges. Space is limited, so get your tickets today.

2017 Activist Awards Gala: Keep Fighting DC!

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


On May 17th from 6:30-9pm, the Washington Peace Center will host the 12th Annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala with a special theme of keep fighting DC! We will celebrate DC activists' hard work, resistance, and victories in the face of escalating oppression.

We will have performances, free food, and a room full of inspiring activists and our movement family. Please join us!

March of Allied Power

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hoste by March of Allied Power

Inspired by the power of the people to come together for a common goal, from the early Civil Rights protests to the Women’s March on Washington, The March of Allied Power will bring together people of color and their allies to give visibility and voice to the issues of race and equality. This march will take place in Washington DC and can spark sister marches nationwide.

Youth Day Of Action

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A protest against the Trump administration to ensure that EVERY student has a future in this country.

Spend the day in front of the White House to incite change and make your voices heard.

Stand against:
-police state and police brutality
-racism, sexism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism and all forms of bigotry
-the Dakota Access Pipeline
-global warming
-defunding of education and overfunding of the millitary
-any form of fascism or fascist rhetoric

DMV Spokes Council

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DisruptJ20 crew has seen and heard a need to pull local groups together to coordinate during this time of widespread resistance to deepen our connections and amplify each other’s work. They are organizing a monthly spokes council for DC-area organizations and affinity groups to come together and share what they’re organizing around, what their needs are, and to ask questions of each other.

Rally for the EPA

Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

AFGE (American Federal Government Employees union) will rally in Washington, D.C. to defend an agency that serves and protects the health of Americans across the country, the Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Please come out with your AFGE shirts and gear!

For more Information: Contact Appollos Baker at 202-638-5239 or Appollos.Baker@afge.org.  Connect on Facebook here.

Two Documentaries on Feminist Activists for Global Justice

Date: 
Monday, March 13, 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: Two documentaries on Feminist Activists Advancing Global Movements for Ecological, Gender and Social Justice!

People's Climate March DC Kickoff Meeting

Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by People's Climate Movement:

Facing a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, LGBTQ community, workers and so many more, the resistance movement need to act together and make it clear that we will not stand for any attempts to undermine the fight for justice.

Stand With Standing Rock Interfaith Prayer Service

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come to an interfaith prayer service on the eve of the Native Nations March on Washington. The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various denominations and faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Silkwood Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

February 19 will mark what would have been nuclear whistleblower, Karen Silkwood’s, 71st birthday. Silkwood died in a still mysterious car accident on her way to deliver information to the New York Times about the health and safety of workers at the Kerr-McGee nuclear facility where she worked.  Silkwood’s willingness and courage to stand up and speak out against corporate malfeasance resonates strongly today.

People's Climate March

Date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the People's Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite across movements. 

Splinterlands - Author Talk with John Feffer

Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Splinterlands is a new dystopian novel that looks backward from the year 2050 at what went wrong. How did the world – and one man’s family – fall apart? From Brexit to Hurricane Donald to tomorrow's headlines, Splinterlands describes a fictional future that is fast becoming fact. John Feffer will talk about how closely his dystopian novel tracks with global developments and the first month of the Trump administration.

Diverse City Fund 2016 Grantee Celebration and Community Forum

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Celebrating DCF Grantees and Organizing for DC power in 2017 and beyond

In the past five years, the Diverse City Fund has granted more than half a million dollars to incredible grassroots, people of color-led, social justice projects in DC. As we do every year, we invite you to join us in celebrating our fantastic grantees from the 2016 spring and fall grant rounds. In a difficult year, their work and commitment to social justice in this community lifted up this movement, and now we want to lift them up with you.

Demonstration against Dollar Diplomacy

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

On 7 December 2016, the Bahraini government will be holding a reception at the Trump International Hotel to mark the Kingdom’s national day and the anniversary of King Hamad’s

Solidarity with Standing Rock

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Not all of us can go to Standing Rock but we can still work in solidarity!

Come to Potter's House Dec. 6th as we hear from Jordan Marie Daniels, of the DC Stands with Standing Rock Coalition, and share resources explaining what being in solidarity means, how to be an effective ally/accomplice, and how we can all be in action.

Anti-Inauguration Event

Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Attend an anti-inauguration event inauguration night in DC, or watch via live stream, sponsored by Jacobin Magazine, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, as will details on (free) ticketing and live stream.

For more information, please click here.

Non Violent Protest on Inauguration Day-Washington DC

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

"The plan is to try and get a camping and concert/rally permit for Mcpherson for two whole days. A concert/rally will be held in the park on Jan. 19 with camping there that night. The park will be a place to rest, eat and have medics available on the Inauguration day Jan. 20 with camping overnight. Since protests will be going on organized by different groups on Jan.20 we will be doing that during the day and will be in and out of the park during the Inauguration protests. We are in the process of getting a permit [free for first amendment issues] but all is subject to change.

Years of Living Dangerously Screening

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy Award-winning docu-series featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars discussing the impacts of climate change with experts around the world.

In addition to an advanced screening of Years of Living Dangerously, Season 2, this event will include a discussion with representatives from Sojourners, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Interfaith Power and Light.

Food and drinks will be served.

#FreeLeonardPeltier Candlelight Vigil

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

As part of Human Rights Week, there will be a candlelight vigl for executive clemency for Leonard Peltier. It will take place at Presidents Park, The Ellipse on the south side of the White House.

This is an all ages event and all are welcome.

Human Rights Week is December 4th-10th.

For more information, please click here.

Picketing HP Government Affairs Office

Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join jewish Voicce for Peace in DC as part of the Global Week of Action Against HP!

Co-Sponsors:
CODEPINK-Women for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace- DC Metro
Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace
Sabeel DC Metro
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace

For more information, please click here.

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