Social Justice Calendar

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Wednesday July 17th is the free DC preview screening of OFFICIAL SECRETS a true-life drama about a whistleblower grappling with the aftershocks of 9/11 and politicians in the US and Britain angling to invade Iraq. After the film will be a panel with director Gavin Hood and real-life whistleblower Katharine Gun, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Mazza Gallerie AMC Theatre, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, DC. For free advance tickets and more information go online to “IPS [hyphen] DC [dot] org [slash] Events.”

Thursday, July 18th Black Alliance for Peace and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Board of Social Justice present “War, Militarism and Repression: Re-Centering Voices from the Black Prophetic tradition” with speakers Rev. Graylan Hagler and Reverend Lukata Agyei Mjumbe, 7 pm at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street, Northwest, DC For more information look up “War, Militarism and Repression: Re-Centering Voices from the Black Prophetic tradition” on facebook.

Friday, July 19th, the United Black Community presents “Saving the Black Family” with Dr. Jeff Menzise, exploring what we can all do to bring resolution to this looming crisis in our community and the role good mental health can play, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Umoja House, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast DC. For more information call (202) 248-3077 or send email to “UBC in DC [at] Yahoo [dot] com”

Saturdays and Sundays only from now until the July 21st is Fire In My Eyes, a play written and directed by Dr. Percy Thomas that centers around the police shooting of an unarmed black male and the community dynamics that follow this incident at The Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Maryland. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, coall Alice Thomas at 301-503-3403 or visit online “Heralds of Hope Theater [do] com”

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Tuesday July 9th the Economic & Protection Political Party, will host the community forum, “Are Native Black People under attack by the District of Columbia Government in wards 7 & 8” to discuss solutions for the recent report by the ACLU about disproportionate arrests of Native Black People compared to White citizens committing the same nonviolent crimes, with invited guest Judiciary Chair Councilmember Charles Allen; 6 to 8:30 pm at the Capitol View Library, 5001 Central Avenue Northeast, DC. For more information call (202)285-7898.

Also Tuesday July 9th Christian Cito Cirhigiri from DR Congo and Dishani Senaratne from Sri Lanka will share their experiences fostering peace amid war; part of a series of workshops by Peace Direct, in partnership with Eaton Workshop, with local peacebuilders from conflict zones around the world discussing innovative and practical ways to promote a more peaceful society, 7pm to 9pm at Eaton DC, 1201 K Street Northwest, DC. For more information search on facebook for the event “Peacetalks with Youth Peacebuilders” or call (202) 734-8053.

Wednesday, July 10th Progressive Rally and Reception for DC Statehood, DC for Democracy, ACLU and others will host a rally and reception with free food to celebrate what statehood means for the progressive movement, 6:30 pm to 8:30pm at Eaton Hotel, 1201 K Street Northwest. For more information call 240-475-4009.

Also Wednesday, July 10th Pan-African Community Action’s next bi-weekly Assata Shakur Study Group, will view and discuss the movie Race War, a documentary examining every level of American society to explore the most explosive issue facing America, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Black Worker Center, 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, DC.For more information visit online “Paca Power [dot] org.” That’s “P A C A Power [dot] org.” Childcare will be provided by emailing “PACA [at] proton mail [dot] com” or call 202 642 1448.

Saturdays and Sundays only from now until the July 21st is Fire In My Eyes, a play written and directed by Dr. Percy Thomas that centers around the police shooting of an unarmed black male and the community dynamics that follow this incident at The Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Maryland. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call Alice Thomas at 301-503-3403 or visit online “Heralds of Hope Theater [dot] com”

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