Other Social Justice Issues

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

May Day 2014

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Malcolm X Park, 16th & U Sts NW

Event Details: On May Day join efforts with millions of workers globally and march with the DC community in an expression of international solidarity. May 1, 2014, International Worker's Day, is a working class holiday. It began as a commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre and has since continued to celebrate the international labour movement and raise awarenesness about the struggles and injustices existent today. March on May Day to smash racist unemployment, to stop mass deportations, to end mass incarceration,to smash imperialist war, to fight sexism, to demand  health care for all, and demand education for all. 

Tibet in Crisis? A conversation on the state of Tibetan human rights and Sino-Tibetan affairs

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 113, 1957 E St NW

Event Details: This year, Amnesty International USA has highlighted Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen’s prisoner of conscience case. In light of the anniversary of his 2008 arrest on March 26, GW Amnesty International presents: Tibet in Crisis? A conversation on the state of Tibetan human rights and Sino-Tibetan affairs. After a short documentary (BBC, The Human Torches of Tibet), the panel, with backgrounds in advocacy, research, and media and representing both Tibetan and Chinese perspectives, will hold a discussion about the current political situation in the TAR and state of Sino-Tibetan affairs.

Featured panelists include:

Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets, & Whistleblowing in the Security State

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW

Event Details: Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice is proud to announce its Matters of Urgency event for spring 2014, Beyond Orwell: Surveillance, Secrets, and Whistleblowers in the Security State. The event will feature Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Thomas Drake, Ray McGovern, Jesselyn Radack, Coleen Rowley, and Anthoney Arnove. 

For More Information: acmcu.georgetown.edu

Disability Rights in the 21st Century: Creative Solutions for Achieving the Right to Live in the World

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:45pm - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:45pm
Location : 
Maryland

Location: National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute (200 East Wells St. at Jernigan Place)

Event Description: Don't miss your opportunity to hear 2014 theme keynote speakers Jenny Hatch and Jonathan Martinis talk about the landmark case in which Ms. Hatch won the right to make her own decisions through supported decision-making rather than being forced into a guardianship that she did not want and that would make all decisions for her. The luncheon keynote will be given by Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.

CODEPINK DC: Call for No Business with the Egyptian Military Junta

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location : 
DC

Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street NW 

Event Details: The Egyptian Minister of Finance, Hani Qadri Demian, is going to be “honored” at the luncheon tomorrow at the Chamber of Commerce. Given the terrible record of human rights abuses by the military government, and the role that the Egyptian military plays in the Egyptian economy, the US should not be engaging in “business as usual”. Join the CODEPINK DC crew to call for no business with the Egyptian military junta!  

For more information: Call Medea at 415-235-6517.

People's Institute Workshops

Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Description:The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.  Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical assistance and consultations, The People’s Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society.

People's Institute Workshops

Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location : 
DC

Event Description:The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.  Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical assistance and consultations, The People’s Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society.

Do you really know Teach for America? A Teach-In on Education Privatization

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location : 
DC

Event Location: GWU School of Media & Public Affairs (805 21st St NW), Room B07

Event Description:  For years, college campuses across the country have been the core recruiting ground for Teach for America (TFA). For many soon-to-be graduates, concerned as they should be with the rampant inequality embedded in American public schools, TFA appears to be an opportunity to make a difference. Yet, as numerous TFA alums and professionals have made it increasingly clear, rather than fighting inequality, TFA actually promotes it.

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