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February 2020

Defending Black America: The Raw Law Project

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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An interactive Black History Month people's practicum deconstructing interconnections between law and political motivation; history and perception that will address reality and myths associated with representing and defending black people in the criminal justice system.

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A Particular Kind of Black Man: Author Talk

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St NW
Washington, DC United States
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Nigerian-American DC-based Prize-Winning Writer, Tope Folarin will talk about his novel and its background in his own experience.

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March 2020

Book Event: The Young Lords: A Radical History

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys & Poets (5th & K), 450 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Join us for a talk and book signing with author Johanna Fernández about the rise and fall of the street gang turned political organization, that led predominantly poor and working-class Puerto Rican youth to confront race, class inequality, and US foreign policy.

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State of Black Workers in America Conference

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morehouse College, S. Massey Conference Center, Morehouse College, S. Massey Conference Center, 830 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
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Highlighting some of the most innovative and best organizing being led by Black workers in the US.

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Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020

March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join one of IPS’s closest allies, Split This Rock, for a three-day festival to invoke poetry for liberation and against repressive forces that would have us divided.

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Solidarity & Beyond: Lessons for U.S. Activists In Mexico’s Progressive Electoral Breakthrough

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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A DC forum with visiting Historian Javier Bravo, on how the Movimiento Regeneración Nacional party (MORENA) rose to power across Mexico and investigating the prospect for real progress toward social justice.

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