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.

DanceAfrica, DC 30 Anniversary

Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Dance Place
Connect on Facebook here

In loving honor and memory of Baba Chuck Davis.

The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Introducing Mama Sylvia Soumah as Griot, outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Anti-Eviction Canvassing

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Democratic Socialists of America
Connect on Facebook here

Weeknight time for those who can't make weekends.

**PLEASE NOTE** this time will only be for people who have already received the training. Participants will only be convening to break out into groups and then head out to canvass.

Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the Smithsonian
Connect on facebook here



Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival
July 27-29, 2017 | Washington, DC
at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Dupont Underground
Full Schedule TBA
www.smithsonianapa.org/lit/

Pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by CASS
Connect on facebook here

Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces and our community partners to tell DC City Council to #PassSHPA! They will hold a hearing on the Street Harassment Prevention Act on July 12th, and they need your help to pack the hearing room. Stay tuned for a testimony prep session with the Washington Peace Center, too!

Rally to Remove the Marshall Monument

Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rebrand Washington Football (http://www.rebrandwf.org/) and Rising Hearts Coalition (@_RisingHearts)

Friends and allies, a monument continues to celebrate Washington football team founder George Preston Marshall, an avowed segregationist.  Marshall also named the team "R-skins," a dictionary-defined racial slur.  The monument remains a tribute to Jim Crow and the genocide of Indigenous peoples.

Categories: 

NoDAPL in DC | #DCReInvest & Indigenous Art Party and Jam

Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Rising Hearts, the Piscataway Indian Nation, & DC ReInvest.
Connect on facebook here

Calling all DMV Native people and friends! Join up for Native food, live music, and art builds to support the struggle to divest DC funds from Wells Fargo, a major funder of the Dakota Access Pipeline and a danger to local low-income and black and brown neighborhoods.

Do More 24

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Thrive DC
Connect on facebook here

www.thrivedc.org/dm24

Our clients need more right now. Whether they're afraid of losing health care, afraid of immigration police, or are afraid the places they depend on will lose funding, they need YOU to do more in the face of unprecedented threats.

Third Annual Fundraiser Celebrating School Justice Project

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by the School Justice Project
Connect on facebook here

Featuring an open bar (beer & wine), heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and raffles, and fantastic company, the Third Annual Fundraiser will celebrate the D.C.-based legal non-profit School Justice Project.

No Justice No Pride - DC Day Of Action

NoBanNoWallNoRaids: Defending Human Rights in the Age of Trump

Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by Foreign Policy For America
Connect on facebook here

Since taking office President Trump and his Administration have pushed extraordinarily regressive policies when it comes to immigration and refugees. The Administration has aggressively pursued its “Muslim Ban” policy through executive orders; sanctuary cities have been threatened with cut offs of federal funding; and ICE agents have dramatically expanded the scope of their arrest and deportation efforts.

This Is An Uprising! Nonfiction Reading with SURJ NoVa

Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
Virginia

Hosted by SURJ NoVa
Connect on facebook here


The SURJ NoVa nonfiction reading group is continuing their reading and discussion of "This is An Uprising" by Mark & Paul Engler, and you're welcome to join up!

The reading this month is chapter 2.

ACT 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Theater Showcase for DC Black Pride

Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

African-American Collective Theater (ACT) presents its 25th Anniversary LGBTQ Theater Showcase in observance of DC Black Pride Weekend!

ACT@25!

"Looking Back, Then Moving Forward"

A day-long festival of short LGBTQ-themed plays, presented in "Readers Theater" style over three separate,completely different , programs.

3-5 pm
6-8 pm
9-11 pm

Tickets and more detailed Info online, at:

www.a-act.org

Connect on facebook here.

Emergency Rally to Stop Sessions & the New Drug War!

Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Hosted by Justice Roundtable Coalition
www.JusticeRoundtable.org

Connect on facebook here

Attorney General Sessions' decision to reinvigorate the "war on drugs" will once again fill federal prisons with people serving excessive sentences for low-level drug crimes.

JOIN JUSTICE ADVOCATES for a rally to demand Sessions retract his order and support fair and effective criminal justice reforms.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Racial Justice