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.

Celebrating Existence as Resistance: A Muslim Women's Gathering

Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join DC Justice for Muslims Coalition for a gathering for and by Muslim women. We will celebrate each other, with facilitated discussion on our perspectives in the current atmosphere and how we can work together to build a safer DC-metro region for Muslim women.
We will also share a meal, so bring a dish to pass and we'll bring more and extras! Want more of a reason to come? We will also have henna and music to celebrate and dance the night away!
Bring your favorite music selections and come ready for fun and healing!

DCTN: Testimony Preparation for DC City Council

Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces and the Washington Peace Center for a training on how to testify before DC City Council on the legislation you care about.

Facilitators will show you how to craft your message, prepare your talking points, and give effective testimony to get legislation passed in the District.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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