General meeting: Building Resistance in Montgomery County

Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

(Meeting will be held in the cafeteria.)
Guest Speakers: Brandon Anderson of raheem.ai will tell us about "Raheem", an app for reporting police encounters that can help improve accountability.

DREAM Week 1017 at GMU

Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:30am to Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by: George Mason University.  Connect on Facebook here.

#DREAMWeek2017 at George Mason University is coming!

Save the dates, Mason DREAMers will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week.

Monday (3/27): Mason DREAMers Shirt Sale
Location: Kiosk B, Johnson Center
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.

Mason DREAMers T-Shirts are now open to the public for purchase. Make sure to get yours for $12 IMMEDIATELY on this date! Become part of the movement!

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!

National South Asian Summit 2017

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

The National South Asian Summit 2017 will convene hundreds of South Asian organizations, advocates, and allies from across the U.S. on April 21-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The 2017 Summit will be the 10-year anniversary for this epic gathering, and will provide an opportunity to build skills that will deepen your organization’s work and your individual leadership, connect with government officials and congressional offices, expand your networks, and strategize with diverse leaders, advocates, and allies to demand justice, create change, and claim your power through collective action.

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.

SAALT Town Hall on Rights

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

SAALT invites all D.C., Maryland, and Virginia residents to attend the first in a series of national community town halls in 2017. The recent spike in hate violence aimed at South Asian, Muslim, and Sikh communities is part of a dangerous trend electrified by the 2016 election cycle and now the current administration. Come listen to community leaders discuss the latest executive orders on immigration, the impact of these on communities, local organizing efforts to support our communities, and participate in a know your rights training. SAALT promises a rich discussion and food!

Youth Day Of Action

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

A protest against the Trump administration to ensure that EVERY student has a future in this country.

Spend the day in front of the White House to incite change and make your voices heard.

Stand against:
-police state and police brutality
-racism, sexism, xenophobia, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism and all forms of bigotry
-the Dakota Access Pipeline
-global warming
-defunding of education and overfunding of the millitary
-any form of fascism or fascist rhetoric

2nd Petworth/16st Assembly - 2da Asamblea de Petworth/16th St

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

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Hello Petworth/16th St Heights family:
Ready for the 2nd Assembly? Come and join your neighbors as we continue creating a common vision for our community, from housing to families to immigration and more!

The assembly will be flyering every week! (If you would like to help - they will share details soon!) They want to make sure all voices are included as we want the assembly to be a reflection of the great diversity of our neighborhood - invite your neighbors!

Your voice matters! The assembly will be at Roosevelt High School

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.

Understanding and Confronting Islamophobia

Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

March's chapter meeting of SURJ NoVa, led by Dr. Maha Hilal of the DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, is an exploration of systemic Islamophobia and how to confront it in light of recent events, such as Muslim Ban 2.0.

Connect on facebook here.

Know Your Rights, Immigration and Protests

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by ACLU of Virginia:

Following recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and protests in cities nationwide, it is more important than ever to understand:

1)What your rights are if ICE approaches you in your home, at work, or on the street.
2) How to use the ACLU of Virginia’s free Mobile Justice Virginia app for iPhone and Android, which lets you record law enforcement and submit videos and incident reports automatically to the ACLU.
3) What your rights are when participating in a peaceful protest.

Attend a free training:

No Muslim Ban 2.0: Rally at Dulles

Date: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

WHAT: Event hosted by the DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, UNITE HERE! (Unite Here Local 23) & SURJ Northern Virginia for an emergency rally at Dulles Airport's International Arrivals Terminal, Door 1.

WHY: The second Executive Order, also known as Muslim Ban 2.0, will go into effect on March 16th, throwing into tumult and despair again, communities that are directly impacted by the ban. When the last Executive Order went into effect (January 27), thousands of people across the country rallied at airports. 

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.

Syrian Revolution 6th Anniversary: The Revolution Unites Us!

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 18, 2017 (All day)
State/Region: 
DC
Event Hosted By: The Revolution Unites Us Please join Syrian refugees, immigrants and long-established Syrian-American community members from across the country, along with friends from the Syrian solidarity movement for a 3-day celebration of the courageous Syrian uprising against the brutal Assad regime to demand democracy, freedom and dignity for all in a united Syria! *Rally & March from US Capitol to White House - 10am, Saturday, 18 March https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mar15th/events/

Two Documentaries on Feminist Activists for Global Justice

Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Beyond the Classroom, University of Maryland
Spring 2017 Series on "People Power: Activism for Social Change"
presents: Two documentaries on Feminist Activists Advancing Global Movements for Ecological, Gender and Social Justice!

DMV Sanctuary Congregations Network Launch

Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:45pm
State/Region: 
DC

Come to the launch of a new network of congregations in the DC/MD/VA region working to provide support and solidarity to neighbors, friends and family who fear being detained, deported or profiled. Faith will not let us permit the criminalization and scapegoating of immigrants and people of color. Take a stand for Safety For All.

Hosted through a partnership between Sanctuary DMV and PICO National Network.

Connect on Facebook here.

Legal Orientation For Volunteers, Sanctuary DMV

Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Sanctuary DMV

Facebook RSVPs are great, but please also use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfoRitY6vLxRFK6Y0AuGMGYRsrDh76XkoGGjSabcSyR1BE3g/viewform

Do you want to know more about community deportation defense, the immigration legal system, unaccompanied minors, ICE check-ins, immigration court, asylum interviews, and Sanctuary DMV's efforts?

Town Hall: State Violence, ICE, and the "Muslim Ban."

Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Please join CCAS for a student-led town hall exploring the intersections of US foreign policy and the influx of refugees and immigrants hoping to resettle in the US, state-sanctioned violence and Islamophobia, and immigration enforcement in communities of color.
Confirmed speakers include:

1. Darakshan Raja, Co-Director of the Washington Peace Center

Movement For Black Lives General Assembly

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC


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)

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.

What's Important to You? #MuslimbanDC Action Meeting Town Hall

Date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

In preparation for a “Town Hall” meeting, Saturday, March 11th at 5:00 pm with Congressman Sandy Levin (Michigan 9th District), please take a moment to fill out and submit this form:

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