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.

Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the Smithsonian
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Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival
July 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Dupont Underground
Full Schedule TBA
www.smithsonianapa.org/lit/

Pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by CASS
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Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces and our community partners to tell DC City Council to #PassSHPA! They will hold a hearing on the Street Harassment Prevention Act on July 12th, and they need your help to pack the hearing room. Stay tuned for a testimony prep session with the Washington Peace Center, too!

Rally to Remove the Marshall Monument

Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rebrand Washington Football (http://www.rebrandwf.org/) and Rising Hearts Coalition (@_RisingHearts)

Friends and allies, a monument continues to celebrate Washington football team founder George Preston Marshall, an avowed segregationist.  Marshall also named the team "R-skins," a dictionary-defined racial slur.  The monument remains a tribute to Jim Crow and the genocide of Indigenous peoples.

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NoDAPL in DC | #DCReInvest & Indigenous Art Party and Jam

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rising Hearts, the Piscataway Indian Nation, & DC ReInvest.
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Calling all DMV Native people and friends! Join up for Native food, live music, and art builds to support the struggle to divest DC funds from Wells Fargo, a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a danger to local low-income and black and brown neighborhoods.

Do More 24

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Thrive DC
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www.thrivedc.org/dm24

Our clients need more right now. Whether they're afraid of losing health care, afraid of immigration police, or are afraid the places they depend on will lose funding, they need YOU to do more in the face of unprecedented threats.

Third Annual Fundraiser Celebrating School Justice Project

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the School Justice Project
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Featuring an open bar (beer & wine), heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and raffles, and fantastic company, the Third Annual Fundraiser will celebrate the D.C.-based legal non-profit School Justice Project.

No Justice No Pride - DC Day Of Action

QT Festival of Resistance

Date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Resist This
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Join up for a Queer+Trans Festival June 10th!

This free festival will provide food, entertainment, as well as opportunities to connect with local LGBTQ+ groups. Folks are coming together to celebrate identities, communities, and a shared history of resistance.

NoBanNoWallNoRaids: Defending Human Rights in the Age of Trump

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by Foreign Policy For America
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Since taking office President Trump and his Administration have pushed extraordinarily regressive policies when it comes to immigration and refugees. The Administration has aggressively pursued its “Muslim Ban” policy through executive orders; sanctuary cities have been threatened with cut offs of federal funding; and ICE agents have dramatically expanded the scope of their arrest and deportation efforts.

This Is An Uprising! Nonfiction Reading with SURJ NoVa

Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by SURJ NoVa
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The SURJ NoVa nonfiction reading group is continuing their reading and discussion of "This is An Uprising" by Mark & Paul Engler, and you're welcome to join up!

The reading this month is chapter 2.

ACT 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Theater Showcase for DC Black Pride

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

African-American Collective Theater (ACT) presents its 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Theater Showcase in observance of DC Black Pride Weekend!

ACT@25!

"Looking Back, Then Moving Forward"

A day-long festival of short LGBTQ-themed plays, presented in "Readers Theater" style over three separate,completely different , programs.

3-5 pm
6-8 pm
9-11 pm

Tickets and more detailed Info online, at:

www.a-act.org

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Emergency Rally to Stop Sessions & the New Drug War!

Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Justice Roundtable Coalition
www.JusticeRoundtable.org

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Attorney General Sessions' decision to reinvigorate the "war on drugs" will once again fill federal prisons with people serving excessive sentences for low-level drug crimes.

JOIN JUSTICE ADVOCATES for a rally to demand Sessions retract his order and support fair and effective criminal justice reforms.

All Hands on Deck: Attend JEB Stuart HS Community Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by SURJ NoVa
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No Fairfax County student should be asked to wear the name of a traitor against the United States who led the killing in a war to keep black people enslaved!

Those supporting the name change need to turn out for the JEB Stuart Community Meeting. Doors open at 6, meeting starts at 6:30 in the Cafeteria. Fairfax County School Board is set to vote on this issue on June 22.

Truth & Justice for Grave Human Rights Violations

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the Due Process of Law Foundation
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Truth and Justice for Grave Human Rights Violations in Latin America: Reflections on the past, lessons for the future

Opening remarks from Thomas Buergenthal, former member of the UN Truth Commission for El Salvador and DPLF Founder, and Katya Salazar, DPLF Executive Director.

Health Care Revolution: Structural Violence and What You Can Do

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Healthcare Revolution 
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Calling all those concerned about the state of health in this country! Activists from the DMV area will come together for a crucial panel discussion on structural violence (preventable violence or harm resulting from human generated institutions) and health care. The panel will include:
-Margaret Flowers, MD: former practicing physician, co-founder of Popular Resistance, co-founder of the Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE) campaign

Wells Fargo Rally: DC ReInvest In the People

Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC ReInvest
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INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! Help continue to generate awareness of the DC ReInvest Coalition's campaign to get DC to sever its ties from Wells Fargo.

The resolution was introduced on 3/21/17 by CM Grosso with 5 co-sponsors.

Queer Girl Movie Night: May Edition

Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:30pm to 11:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Queer Girl Movie Night
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Organizers are excited to be presenting a special edition of QGMN this May, featuring a documentary by local artist, Alexandra Dietz . Her film chronicles the journey of her partner, Hannah Sheridan, as she returns to her Native-American community following the death of her father.

Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/201145238

Circle of Love and Support (COLAS)

Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by COLAS
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A grief support group – healing space for survivors (moms, dads and persons in general) who has lost a child or loved one to police brutality and/or gun violence and anyone who is dealing with the emotional pain associated with grief over the loss of a loved one.

Rally to Increase DC Education Funding

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC Education Coalition for Change -DECC
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Want to make a difference to students in DC?

If you care about education in DC, then you need to come out on May 10th.

Community Grocery Coop Meetup @TheHive 2.0

Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Community Grocery Co-op
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Community Grocery Coop is still thriving and moving forward. There have been lots of challanges followed by some progress and exciting new updates. You are invited to attend a community meetup with light refreshments included.

Topics discussed will include:

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