SURJ DC is working with a coalition of organizations including Rising Hearts, Black Lives Matter DC, and 350 DC as part of a divestment coalition to push for divestment from financial institutions funding the construction of DAPL and other disastrous big oil projects that threaten indigenous lives and communities.
Hosted by: DC Stampede and RAPP
The vast majority of seniors in prison, many who have been in prison for decades, are routinely denied parole and compassionate release by the state. They are often denied release even though they pose no threat to the public.
Join DC Stampede and Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) in showing support and solidarity with these folks. We'll provide all the materials and a quick "how to" for writing to people in prison. It'll be a good chance to meet and hang out with other folks who are fighting for change.
This march is sponsored by a broad range of faith groups, including Faith in Public Life, Repairers of the Breach, Red Letter Christians, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Skinner Leadership Institute, National Council of Churches of Christ, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative.
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Right now, Congress is rushing to pass sweeping legislation that fits every definition of an unjust law -- the American Health Care Act.
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!
Hosted by Service to Justice
Since 2014, Service to Justice has hosted conferences designed to confront some of the difficult questions facing service providers, advocates, and organizers working for justice in Washington, DC. Even as "do-gooders" can and often do perpetuate structural racism and systemic poverty. Come gain tools to:
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.
Hosted by: Keep DC 4 Me
Keep DC 4 Me will be doing deep canvassing about the NEAR Act, sharing information about #KeepDC4Me, community violence interruption, how people can plug in, and inviting folks to the BLM DC Open House.
Hosted by Black Lives Matter DC
Pack the hearing on the Confirmation Hearing for Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham. Residents MUST expose his history of covering up police brutality and protecting and condoning killer cops, corruption, illegal anti-protestor tactics, failure to comply with the DOJ MOU and so much more. Details on signing up to testify below.
Hosted by BuyBackTheBlock.
This event is to reshape the narrative of the changing landscape in this city so that it reflects the socio-economic diversity that we all desire.
The plan is to focus the conversation of collective economic advancement in communities; and as leaders, commit to empowering our peers and residents to move up the economic ladder.
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.
Seven years ago on March 23rd, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, making health care accessible to millions of working families who previously weren't covered. Now, Donald Trump, his Administration, and Republicans in Congress are working to get rid of it.
The second General Assembly of the year will focus on the NEAR Act campaign. Here you will be able to plug into advocacy, organizing and policy teams around our frame: Divest from the police and Invest in Sanctuary. This is an excellent time to get involved in a powerful campaign that is already having success! The Doors of the Movement are Open! Won't you come?
The Movement for Black Lives DC (M4BL DC) is a Coalition of the Following Groups:
Black Lives Matter DC
Stop Police Terror Project DC
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)
Folks working within and alongside traditional non-profits often face significant internal structural and cultural barriers to shifing power, resources and priorities to do work informed by solidarity. Trying to shift power and decision making away from a wealthy white Board of Directors towards the leadership and needs of grassroots community leaders? Curious about organizational models of mentorship and leadership development that prioritizes those of us who are People of Color, Trans and queer, immigrants, poor and disabled? Please come!
This workshop focuses on ways to increase a nonprofit board’s willingness and effectiveness to raise the resources your organization needs. How can you increase a board’s engagement in the process with encouragement and support instead of arm-twisting and guilt? Participants will learn strategies and techniques related to recruitment and cultivation of new board members, establishing a fundraising culture leading to increased levels of support, and specific approaches on how to make the ‘ask’.
Event is free, but registration required.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Join jewish Voicce for Peace in DC as part of the Global Week of Action Against HP!
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.
Join student leaders from around campus representing a variety of marginalized groups based on rade, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status in initiating a walk-out in order toensure the University of Maryladn takes a stand to protect every member of our community.
To view the full press release, click here.
Buenaventura, Colombia, considered one of the world’s most violent cities, is a place of ongoing nonviolent civilian resistance and resilience. Faced with deadly attacks and ongoing threats, a courageous Afro-Colombian community is taking a stand against the illegal armed groups that had controlled their daily lives for over 15 years. In the United States, an African-American is killed every 28 hours, and the Movement for Black Lives has vividly drawn national attention to an epidemic of state violence against Black communities.
Join IfNotNow and allies as they march to confront Donald Trump’s appointment of white supremacist Stephen Bannon to Chief Strategist. Over the past 18 months, Donald Trump's campaign cultivated and spread racism, xenophobia, misogyny and an outpouring of anti-semitism unprecedented in the US in our lifetimes. In just the past ten days alone, his election has unleashed an unprecedented spike in violence, harassment and hate-crimes.
For more information, click here.
On Inauguration Day make your voices heard. Refuse to recognize Donald Trump as the President of the United States, and refuse to take orders from a government that puts bigots into power. Make it clear to the public that we did not choose this man for office and that we won't stand for his ideologies.
Join the DC Abortion Fund for their 12th annual Peace, Joy, and Choice holiday party fundraiser! Thanks to you, we have had an incredibly powerful year, and we want to end it on a high note!
Lost Society – 2001 14th St., NW