Why Has President Obama Deported More Immigrants Than Any President in US History?

A Guatemalan undocumented immigrant prepares to board a plane at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport during his deportation process

America After 9/11

Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has prosecuted more than 500 terrorism cases, yet there remains scant public understanding of what these federal cases have actually looked like and the impact they have had on communities and families. Published by The Nation in collaboration with Educators for Civil Liberties, the America After 9/11 series features contributions from scholars, researchers and advocates to provide a systematic look at the patterns of civil rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror.”

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2-Day Georgetown Student Fast & Vigil! - Boycott Wendy's

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00am to Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC Fair Food
RSPV on facebook here.


THIS WEDNESDAY (4/26) AND THURSDAY (4/27), students at Georgetown University will pick up the torch in a national rolling student fast in support of the growing #BoycottWendys campaign, and in solidarity with The Ohio State University students leading a campaign to kick Wendy's off campus due to the company's refusal to join the CIW's award-winning Fair Food Program.

PACK the ROOM: DC Council Hears Wells Fargo Divestment

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC Reinvest Coalition

On May 4, join D.C. ReInvest Coalition to PACK the DC Council Committee on Finance and Revenue and urge the committee to set a hearing for our resolution to DIVEST the city from Wells Fargo!

Women's March DC's Power in Unity Conference

Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Women's March and Women’s March DC are excited to host the Power in Unity conference on May 6, 2017 at Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Registration is required.

It Takes Roots Action: Mother Earth's RED LINE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by It Takes Roots

Join It Takes Roots on April 28th in Washington DC as they unite as Mother Earth’s RED LINE to take direct action against the corporations and politicians driving the extractive economy.

Connect on facebook here.

Will you hold Mother Earth’s Red Line with Indigenous, Black, Brown and Frontline communities on April 28th?
Contact Jaron (jaron@ggjalliance.org) to get involved!

AIM Action for Transit Justice

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Action In Montgomery and River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation are asking you to join up as they:

STAND UP FOR TRANSIT JUSTICE
Sunday, May 7th from 4-6pm at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
[901 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC; near Judiciary Square & Union Station Metro stops]

Please come help:
· stop bus cuts to the poorest communities;

· stop cuts to 10,000 middle class jobs; and

· build affordable housing on WMATA land.

Mass Volunteer Meeting: Peoples Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the People's Climate Movement
Connect on facebook here.


On April 29th, tens of thousands of people will come to Washington DC for the Peoples Climate March to surround the White House and stand up to Trump's climate-denying agenda.

Tour of #ResisDANCE

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Queer Resistance

From the people who brought you the massive queer dance party at Ivanka Trump’s house and the Daddy Pence Protest, get ready to WERK it on the Tour of #ResisDANCE!

This tour will be kicking off a weekend chalk full of Resistance, from the People's Climate March on Saturday to the May Day immigrants and workers strikes on Monday ~ DC on Strike. DC en Huelga!.

DC en Huelga! / DC on Strike!

Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:45pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)

Mayor Bowser, the City Council, and other elected officials must pass policies that ensure benefits, protection, and sanctuary for ALL communities under attack in DC. Take back our city and ensure that neighbors and neighborhoods thrive.

Art Party for People's Climate March

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

SURJ DC invites you to join us on April 23rd for an art party in preparation for the People's Climate March!  The group will be creating signs and banners to support indigenous-led environmental movements. If you have nontoxic art supplies, please feel free to bring them to contribute to the event. Folks are free to come and go anytime between 2-6pm.

Community Power Happy Hour for Empower DC

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Empower DC

Join Empower DC & other community members for an evening of drinks, foods, and resistance.

The Empower DC board is working hard to offer exciting raffle & silent auction items. Stay tuned to Empower DC's social media platforms for updates.

The price of a ticket includes one drink, and access to a special happy hour menu.

Sramik Awaaz: Worker Voices film screening / discussion

Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by South Asia Labor Watch and Law@theMargins

On the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, join Institute for Policy Studies, Law@theMargins and South Asia Labor Watch for a discussion on Sramik Awaaz: Worker Voices, a film produced by Law@theMargins.

Work, Organize, Struggle: Student Perspectives

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor


Come for an undergraduate research conference featuring Georgetown student perspectives on issues of systematic violence, social justice, organizing, and radical thought. The keynote address will be offered by Dr. Donn Worgs, a distinguished political science professor and Director of the African & African-American Studies Program at Towson University. All students, professors, workers, and other community members are welcome, and a light lunch will be served.

AllEyesOnDC: The "No Culture without Agriculture" Edition

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by AllEyesOnDC

It's that time of the year when Black farmers near and far tend to the earth and use it to bear the fruits and vegetables needed to live healthily and sustainably.

In this edition of our monthly AllEyesOnDC gatherings, the group will explore farming, food insecurity, and other environmental/food health issues that directly affect people of African descent. Come through and get the knowledge you need to produce for self, at least agriculturally.

Connect on facebook here.

People's Climate Movement Art Space Warming and Work Party!

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Peoples Climate March is just over two weeks away an they are excited to open their art space for making some big, beautiful and inspiring art with community members, artists, activists and organizers from around the country!

Building the Green Economy

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is proud to host Building the Green Economy, a panel discussion on the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society?

Picnic to fund #PaidLeaveDC

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Universal Paid Leave Act was passed in December!! The DC Budget MUST FUND all startup costs. But the initial budget draft fails to do so.

Come for a picnic to get reconnected to each other and to the PFL Campaign, as we ramp up the pressure on the DC Council to FUND #PAIDLEAVE4DC.

Connect on facebook here.

Bitly here.

Climate and Culture: Where Art Meets Action

Rise Up 2017: People's Action Founding Convention

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: Center for Health, Environment, and Justice

At Rise Up 2017: April 23-25th in Washington, D.C. Participants will…

The People's Climate March Organizing and Poster-Making Session

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by: Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on "Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet"
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

"The People's Climate March Organizing and Poster-Making Session"

3rd Annual Clubs of Color MD Legislative Wrap-Up

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Clubs of Color


Come for a #LegislativeWrapUp of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session. This is a collaboration with organizations concerned about issues impacting residents in Montgomery County.

Honoring our Sacred Rivers--Anacostia River with Emily Franc

Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Do you know your rivers? Come and learn the history and challenges our rivers face from Riverkeepers who protect them . Join artist Caryl Henry Alexander in creating art to express our rivers stories. Give honor and graditude in ceremony with Spring of Light to heal the rivers. Join us from 1-5pm for a fun filled day of art, education and ceremony around our beautiful DC rivers. Caryl Henry Alexander will also be making signs for the People's Climate March on April 29th.

Student Leadership for Climate Action

Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on "Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet"
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

"Student Leadership for Climate Action: A Panel Discussion"

Hear from University of Maryland students who are taking action on solving the climate crisis at the local, national and global levels. What inspires students to act? What leadership roles can students play in addressing the global climate crisis? Come learn how you can get involved in the People's Climate March on Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 29th!

Active Bystander Intervention Training For Mayday

Date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by SURJ Montgomery County

*If you need accessibility or any other needs, please let us know.

Come learn the principles of nonviolence and then practice a whole bunch.

Mayday is coming up, and between CASA and Beyond the Moment marches, it's important to be trained in how to intervene as allies. (Folks should also be trained so that they're ready and equipped to intervene when we see someone being targeted out in the world).

People's Climate March: Get the Word Out!

Date: 
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The second People's Climate March is taking place on April 29th, 2017, which will bring hundreds of thousands of people from across the U.S. to Washington to demand action on the climate crisis and its injustices. But in order for this event to be a success, we need your help. 

Digging Where We Stand: Uncovering Our Own Local Labor Histories

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

AFSCME Councils 20 and 26 proudly present "Digging Where We Stand: Uncovering Our Own Local Labor Histories" featuring a unique exploration of a century of library union history at the Library of Congress and the District of Columbia Public Library.

Join AFSCME Local 1808 President Anntoinette White-Richardson and librarian and AFSCME Local 2910 Steward Director David

Airport Workers March for Equality!

Date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Unite Here Local 23

Rally at Gravelly Point Park north of Reagan National Airport at 3 PM and March to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Lowest wage at DC airports for workers at companies supplying food + beverages to airlines:
$8.20

D.C. airports living wage requirement:
$14.27

Airline profits in 2016:
$35 billion

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