Social Justice Calendar

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Tuesday October 16th, in celebration of the remarkable life of Wangari Maathai, BloomBars is hosting a special screening of “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” that tells the story of the founder of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the world’s most important ecologists, 7 to 9PM at BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, Northwest, DC. For more information and to RSVP visit online “Bloombars [dot] com.”

Thursday, October 18th the Africa and Black Diasporic Engagements Palaver Series’ Lecture will be given by PLO Lumumba, Kenyan lawyer, anti-corruption activist, and Pan-Africanist talking about his work in engagements around the role of Africa and the Black Diaspora in international affairs, 2 to 4pm at Health Sciences Library 501 W Street, Northwest. For more information and to register visit “PLO Lumumba Palaver [dot] Eventbrite [dot] com”

Also Thursday, October 18th, witness Telling This Truth, a dramatic reading of the stories of survivors of sexual and domestic violence, 6:30pm at the Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, Maryland. For tickets and more information, call 410-997-0304 or visit “We Are Hope Works [dot] org.”

Sunday October 21st, is the documentary “Disturbing the Peace” about former Palestinian militants and Israeli soldiers discovering what they have in common, and how to proceed toward reconciliation, 2:30 PM on the lower level of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood Maryland. For more information about this film series visit “Voices from the Holy Land [dot] org or call 301-661-0449.

Mark your calendars on Tuesday, October 23rd, when the National Capital Area CARES Mentoring affiliate will host its annual event to help its work mentoring vulnerable children suffering from inadequate educational opportunities, poverty and violence, 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Pepco Edison Gallery Place, 702 8th Street, NW. For more information, call 240-688-6679 or send email to “NCA Cares DC [at] gmail [dot] com.”

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Tuesday October 9th – In solidarity with farmers from the birthplace of coffee, Bloombars is hosting a special screening and discussion of “Black Gold (2006)” which portrays the heroic efforts of businessman Tadesse Meskela, as he negotiates for fairer prices on behalf of 70,000 coffee farmers in Ethiopia, 7 to 9 PM at BloomBars 32-22 11th Street, Northwest, DC. For more information RSVP at: “tiny URL [dot] com [slash] black gold 9” or visit online “Bloombars [dot] com.”

Thursday, October 11th Techbridge Girls DC is celebrating International Day of the Girl with Be(er) An(d) Engineer, our first fundraiser in our mission of empowering girls with STEM education, with beer, light food, and fun STEM activities for donors, 6 pm to 9 pm at Make Offices at the Wharf, 800 Maine Ave Southwest DC, Suite 200, Washington. Register and get more information at “tech bridge [dot] Eventbrite [dot] com.

Saturday, October 13th, Plymouth UCC Board of Social Action will hold a Used Book & Yard Sale to support its social justice programs from affordable housing to Palestinian rights, 12 noon to 4 pm on the parking lot at Plymouth Congregational UCC, 5301 North Capitol Street, Northeast, DC. For more information, call 202-957-2921 or email “Social Action [dot] Plymouth UCC [at] Outlook [dot] com.

Also Saturday, October 13th Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium presents the DC premiere of the film THE UNAFRAID by Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney about courageous young undocumented students in Georgia fighting to end the ban on their ability to attend state universities, followed by a panel discussion with the director, 12:30 PM at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest DC. For more information and tickets go to “D X Fest [dot] com. 10% off tickets available using code DACA.

Sunday, October 14th Nelson A. Denis will speak about his book, “War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony” where he tells the story of the “forgotten” 1959 revolution in Puerto Rico and the long history of US intervention on the island, 2:00 to 4:30 PM at the Central Library, 10375 Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. For more information call 410 381 4899 or email to “Cuba [underscore] is [underscore] hope [at] comcast [dot] net

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