Preserving Healthcare: Moral Rally w. Reverends Jennifer Butler and WiIliam Barber

Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

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!

Service to Justice Conference

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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:

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.

DC Childcare Collective New Member Orientation

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The DC Childcare Collective provides onsite childcare to grassroots social justice organizations in DC, allowing mothers and caregivers to lead political activism in their own communities. We are dedicated to childcare as a form of political solidarity, and we are committed to supporting grassroots organizations working for racial and economic justice in DC. Interested? Fill out our application here: http://bit.ly/DCCCApp. Childcare will be provided; location will be shared once attendance is confirmed. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 17.

When the Rules Aren't Right, Book Signing, American Federation of Teachers

Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: American Federation of teachers.

Join AFT leaders Randi Weingarten and Mary Cathryn Ricker for lunch when they introduce author Leslie Tolf's new graphic novel on union history and social activism: When the Rules Aren't Right. They will be joined by special guests and also be announcing a Share My Lesson lesson plan contest.

When the Rules Aren't Right offers readers young and old a look at the struggles of American Workers and let's them stand in the middle of the action and see ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

Training and Skillshare: Sanctuary Airports in DC

Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: Unite Here Local 23

Sanctuary Airport: Sustaining a Movement for Justice at DC’s Airports

RSVP to: DCresistance@unitehere.org

Since Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people have rallied in airports around the country to stand up against the overt Islamaphobia of the Muslim ban executive order. This direct action, together with a legal strategy, succeeded in halting the first executive order.

Benefit for Casa Ruby LGBTQ Community Center

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by: RJs Bar

As many of you might have heard Casa Ruby was vandalized and an employee was attacked.  It would be great raise enough money to make sure they have a propper security door so this never happens again. Please come out and support a great cause. Casa Ruby helps homeless LGBTQ people who have no place to go. Ruby is an amazing person and RJ's would like like to help anyway they can.

To donate please follow the link:

#Buybacktheblock Wealth Creation Mastermind

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

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.

Save My Care Bus Tour: Bring the Fight to Washington DC

Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Save My Care has driven 14,000 miles to help save 30 million Americans' health care. They've rallied with doctors, advocates, and constituents who have directly benefited from the Affordable Care Act across the country—and it's time to bring the fight back to Washington, D.C.

Fight back for our families: standing up for healthcare

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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.

SURJ Moco Mass Meeting

Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Come to the first mass meeting of the newly-formed Montgomery County chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ MoCo). SURJ mobilizes White people to work for racial justice, but all who are interested in working for a more just society are welcome.

PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/WfZvmWIBHxs0AInW2

Connect on facebook here.

No More Heroes: a panel and discussion

Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


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!

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Spring Action Fundraiser!

Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


Join DC fair Food for our annual fundraiser for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Spring Action! It'll be a fun night of live music, dancing, raffles & guest speakers for a great cause!

INTILUNA (Latin Fusion, D.C.) - http://bit.ly/2lfHp3o
COMPANY CALLS (queer 90's pop punk)- http://bit.ly/2l2VWAN
SON COSITA SERIA (San Jarocho, D.C.)-http://bit.ly/2m4ZdNS

Protest Trump: Kill The Gag

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:15pm
State/Region: 
DC

Trump's global gag rule is a grotesque expansion of a failed, deadly policy that prohibits foreign organizations that receive U.S. global health assistance from providing or even discussing abortions with patients. This rule threatens access to safe abortion and other basic health care for millions of people around the world.

Fight back and say NO to the global gag rule, NO to abortion bans. Not now, not ever!  

11:00am: Gather in Freedom Plaza
11:30am: March to the White House
12pm: Protest in Lafayette Park

The Movement DC General Meeting: Sanctuary City Status and Transit Rights

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC


Come learn about The Movement, become an organizer, and plan actions around two current campaigns! Currently, The Movement is working on a campaign to ensure DC's next Police Chief reflects the values of DC communities and will act to protect all residents of our city. They are also working on a campaign to raise awareness about the proposed changes to public transit services around the DC area. Come to this event to learn more and find your role in The Movement!  

Get Money Out Maryland Pep Rally for HJ6 Hearing

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

Join GMOM & American Promise the night before HJ6's hearing to rally! Jamie Raskin will be joining in to shed light on how to fight money in politics, and Jeff Clements will be on hand to preview his testimony in support of HJ6. Details and RSVP link below!

RSVP here, and the facebook event is here.

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A small and personal evening with Sophorn Yang

Date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

USAS, the largest student-led labor solidarity organization in the country with over 150 affiliates campaigning for union rights on our campuses, in our communities and overseas, welcomes Sophorn Yang prior to the launch of the first ever Women Workers Resist! Nationwide speaking tour.

What: A small and personal evening to hear from Sophorn Yang and celebrate an escalation in the 20th Year of USAS history
When: March 7th, 2017. 5:00 - 7:00PM
Where: Teamsters International Penthouse, 25 Louisiana Ave NW, Washington DC

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Lower Ed - Author Talk with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—a bold and rising public scholar, herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today.

Free Day-Long Career Conference for Women in Transition

Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

The conference is designed to serve women who are unemployed, underemployed, returning to the workforce, transitioning from college or the military or who feel stuck in their current professional roles. Women who join us will spend the day in a setting where they can learn more about those job search support organizations in their communities that provide ongoing support and training at no cost to their clients.

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Bread and Roses

Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.

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