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.

13th Screening

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join the Socialist Party of DC in a screening of the documentary 13th, eat some food, and discuss the prison industrial complex. and alternatives to policing and prison.

The event will be held at American University at Ward building 101. Those coming by metro can use the shuttle service from Tenleytown.

Event is free and open to everyone

Connect on facebook here.

Nuclear Free Committee Honors Acie Byrd (1937-2014)

Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by the Takoma Park Nuclear Free Committee

Tributes through film, music and conversation.
Film by Ron Pinchback, Music by Luci Murphy & Pam Parker
Spoken tributes by Kitty Tucker, Alan Gregory, Matt Cary, Vanessa Dixon, Kevin Martin, Rick Tingling-Clemmons and surprise guests.
Refreshments courtesy of Paul Gunter

"How did Acie Byrd build the Veterans Movement?"
"What can we learn from him about joyfully
building a peaceful nuclear-weapons free world?"

Rally for Transgender Equality

Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:15pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the National Center for Transgender Equality

Do you care about transgender rights? Join advocates and allies from across the country at the Rally for Trans Equality at Upper Senate Park (next to Russell Senate Office Building).

Many participants will have just attended #TransLobbyDay 2017. This is an easy-yet powerful- way to show your support and help amplify the message that america needs trans equality NOW.

How to think like a 21st Century Economist--Kate Raworth Discusses 'Doughnut Economics'

Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

The Next System Project is thrilled to welcome author and economist Kate Raworth on May 10 at Busboys & Poets at 5th and K St NW in Washington, DC to discuss a new economic model she calls Doughnut Economics.

Maryland D19 Democratic Cause Fair

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

The D19 Democratic Club is having a cause fair where social justice organizations can share their work and participants can sign up to support on issues of importance to them. Rep. Jamie Raskin will provide opening remarks.

 

The facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/636980476487894/

 

All are welcomed.

People's Climate March: Direct Action & Privilege Teach-in

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Are you participating in the the week of action or People's Climate March and also have a privilege identity that helps buffer you from the impacts of climate and economic injustice? Are you super passionate about taking to the streets and standing up around these issues-- but are not sure how to do that as a person with wealth or class privilege, or as a white person? Come join up for this teach-in, and then put it into practice in the streets soon after.

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.

Sweet Potatoes, not Pipelines

Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

On the day before the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice, Beyond Extreme Energy is taking close to half a ton of sweet potatoes to the headquarters of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1st St NW in DC. They will be speaking out about their passionate opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and all new proposed fossil fuel infrastructure. FERC is a rubber-stamp agency for the gas industry!

We will be distributing these sweet potatoes in small bags free to FERC employees and passers-by, with a leaflet explaining why we are taking action at FERC.

Pack the Capital Pride Board Meeting

Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by DC's Queer and Trans Resistance

This group is showing up at the Capital Pride board meeting to remind the board members what DC's queer and trans community actually looks like. Bring your friends, bring your frustration, bring your ideas. Fill the room!

More info on DC's queer and trans resistance: nojusticenopride.com

 RSPV on facebook here.

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!

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs are Leading the Climate Fight

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

Environmental Justice in Action: How HBCUs Are Leading the Climate Fight
Hosted by This Changes Everything and others
Connect on facebook here.

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.

Beyond the Classroom presents "How to Let Go of the World"

Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
Connect on facebook here.

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet
presents the award-winning documentary:

"HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE!"

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Ad 2 DC and The Potter's House
Connect on facebook here.


Curious about the story behind bringing sustainable food to your plate?

As Part Two of Ad 2 DC's "Food for Thought" series at The Potter's House, they are showing three exciting mini-documentaries created by local filmmakers exploring several sources of sustainable food, and the intricacies around bringing it to your table.

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.

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Age of Consequences"

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by Beyond the Classroom
Connect on facebook here.

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland, College Park
Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet!
presents the award-winning documentary

THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (Global, 2016)

‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Bike Strike Fundraising Party

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by WTF Spokefolk Collective
Connect on facebook here.

WTF Spokefolk Collective is raffling off bike gear and accessories to support the CISPES Solidarity Cyclers Ride!! The Solidarity Cyclers Ride is a 180 mile bike ride/fundraiser for CISPES. WTF Spokefolk Collective DC and CISPES Solidarity with El Salvador (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) are co-hosting this fundraising party - come join up!

SAGE Table: Building Intergenerational Queer Community

Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by SAGE, AARP, and The DC Center
Connect on facebook here.

On May 18, SAGE and AARP are launching a movement to build intergenerational connections in the LGBT community. On that day, LGBT people and allies are invited to break bread in homes, workplaces and community organizations. Together, folks will explore what caring for one another will look like when age no longer divides.

Justice Tuesdays: Protest against desecration of Bethesda African Cemetery

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Hosted by: Macedonia Baptist Church and SURJ MoCo (Showing Up for Racial Justice Montgomery County)

Legislative Policy Conference Mixer

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: Thursday Network - GWUL Young Professionals

Connect on facebook here.


You're invited to take part in the Legislative Policy Conference Mixer. End the LPC with a BANG! Come mix and mingle with NULYP members from across the country. Make connections. Party. Leave empowered.

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