Social Justice Calendar

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Monday June 18th to Saturday June 23rd come out to Juneteenth 2018, a week of events connecting community for celebration, liberation and education in DC! For details on the full week and more information visit online “SPTDC [dot] com [slash] Juneteenth” or call Natacia Knapper on 202-417-8238.

Tuesday, June 19th, The Potter’s House will host Fascism Today, an author talk with Shane Burley, 6:30 to 8 PM at 1658 Columbia Road Northwest. For more information please visit “Potters House DC [dot] org” or their Facebook page: The Potter’s House.

Wednesday June 20th come out for the talk and book signing with Msia Clark for her book, Hip-Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City & Dustyfoot Philosophers, about the use of the culture both as a means of articulating social problems and as a tool for mobilizing listeners around those problems, 6 to 8 PM at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Avenue, Northwest, DC. For more information visit the webpage “IPS [hyphen] DC [dot] org [slash] Events” or call 202-787-5229.

Thursday, June 21st, HopeWorks of Howard County will present “Telling This Truth,” an original social justice theater piece featuring the voices of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. 7 to 9 PM at Slayton House Theater, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD. For more information call 410-997-0304 or visit “We Are Hope Works [dot] org [slash] events.”

Saturday, June 23rd,Join Pastors for Peace in DC for the 30 minute documentary “Dare to Dream,” about US students at Cuba’s Latin American Medical School and discuss the current state of U.S.-Cuba relations, 7 to 9 PM at the Bolivarian Hall, 2445 Massachusetts Ave Northwest, DC. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit online “I F C O News [dot] org.”

Also Saturday, June 23rd is a showing of the documentary “Minority Vote,” about minority millennials during the 2016 election, followed by a discussion with the director, Zinhle Essamuah, on how to work toward an inclusive, informed, and involved electoral system, 7 to 9:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. For more information or to register visit “UUCSS [dot] org [slash] film” or email “Justice Task Force [at] UUCSS [dot] org.”

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Wednesday, June 13th is “Selma, Soweto, Bethlehem: Jazz Reflections on Freedom Struggles.” Harry Appelman’s jazz quartet present interpretations of music associated with several liberation movements: the US civil rights struggle, South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, and the Palestinian struggle for freedom and human rights, 7:30 to 9 PM at the Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, Southeast, DC. For more information, including half-price tickets, visit “Harry Appelman [dot] com.” (That’s spelled “A P P E L”).

Also Wednesday, June 13th Plymouth Church and Jewish Voice for Peace will present a talk by Palestinian Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh on “The Importance of Human and Biological Diversity: Threats and Opportunities in Palestine,” explaining how movements towards uniformity, such as Zionism, threaten humanity, 7 to 9 PM at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street, Northeast. For more information, call (202) 957-2921 or send email to “Social Action [dot] Plymouth UCC [at] Outlook [dot] com.”

Friday June 15th People’s Free Film Festival organized by DC R.I.S.E. and Sankofa Group, will show the film Passin’ It On – The Black Panthers’ Search for Justice, followed by a panel discussion with Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Robert Boyle, and more, 6 PM at Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road, Southeast DC.

Sunday, June 17th, join Split This Rock for Sunday Kind of Love, to bear witness to injustice and provoke social change through poetry, featuring Deborah Miranda and Tanya Paperny, co-hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey. An open mic will follow the reading, 5 pm at Busboys and Poets-14 & V Street Northwest. Purchase tickets and find out more at “Split This Rock [dot] org” or call 202-787-5210.

Monday June 18th to Saturday June 23rd come out to Juneteenth 2018, a week of events connecting community for celebration, liberation and education in DC! For details on the full week and more information visit online “SPTDC [dot] com [slash] Juneteenth” or call Natacia Knapper on 202-417-8238.

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