Social Justice Calendar

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Wednesday March 11th Pan-African Community Action’s Assata Shakur Study Group will look at the history of “African Women: From Pre-colonial Africa to Their Role in Rebellion.” Light food and beverages will be provided, 7 to 9 PM at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road, 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.

Sunday March 15th, is the film showing of “The Ruins of Lifta”, about the conversation between a Holocaust survivor and a Palestinian exile as they stroll through the ruins of a 1948 ethnic cleansing on the outskirts of Jerusalem, folllowed by Q&A with Dr. Nuha Abudabbeh, 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA. For more information, visit “Voices from The Holy Land [dot] org.”

Thursday and Friday, March 26th and 27th, MobilizeGreen will hold its Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair under the theme “Connecting the Dots – How Race, Power, and Economics intersect in Environmental Justice” with Day one from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm at American University ending with a reception at Capitol Hill and Day two from 9 am to 2:30 pm at American University. For more information call 202-375-7760 or visit “Mobilize Green Conference [dot] org.”

Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th the Shyft and Soar 2K20 Women’s Conference will be held with Conference Host Pastor Linda Caldwell-Boykins, at the Scripture Cathedral, 7610 Central Avenue, Landover, Maryland. Register on

Friday March 27th the Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division #330 UNIA-ACL will host its March Freedom Friday Forum featuring UNIA-ACL member Paul Pumphrey and Maurice Carney, co-founders of Friends of the Congo, discussing “Political Turmoil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti,” 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Umoja House, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, DC. For more information call 301-789-4784 or visit online “UNIA Division 330 [dot] org.

For an online listing of these events or if you’d like your social justice event included in the Social Justice Calendar, visit the webpage “IPS [hyphen] DC [dot] org [slash] Social Justice Calendar,” where you will find submission guidelines.

If you’d like your social justice event included in the Social Justice Calendar, see the submission guidelines.

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Tuesday, March 3rd is the book talk and signing for The Young Lords: A Radical History 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, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 5th & K Busboys & Poets , 450 K Street NW Washington, DC. For more information visit “Busboys and Poets [dot] com”

Wednesday March 4th Barnes & Noble Howard University will hold a discussion of Dr. Roberta Hoskie’s book Poverty Curse Broken about how Dr. Hoskie overcame the generational circumstances of poverty to become an entrepreneur and a founder of an International Sisterhood, 12 noon to 2 pm at Barnes & Noble Howard University 2225 Georgia Avenue, Northwest DC. For more information call Tonya Cummings at (571) 469-2164.”

Friday, March 6th Israel Metropolitan CME Church will host the panel “How Churches, Community Services Organizations and Others Can Help HBCUs Survive and Thrive”, 10 AM at Israel Metropolitan CME Church, 557 Randolph Street, Northwest DC. For more information call (202) 723-5793.

Saturday, March 7th APPEAL Inc presents”The Role of France in Africa: Past, Present and Future,” on the calls in West Africa for France to get out of the continent, featuring guest speaker Maurice Carney of Friends of The Congo and a showing of the film “Death in Geneva: The Poisoning of Felix Moumié”, 10:30 AM at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street Northwest, DC. There’s a small fee for non-members. To get more information and register go online to “Appeal inc [dot] Wild Apricot [dot] org”.

Sunday, March 8th, for International Women’s Day, journalist Alina Duarte will talk about the perils and root causes of migrant Latina women fleeing their countries through Central America, Mexico, and the US border. Live music by Conjunto Bruja, a Latin-Mideast ensemble of Baltimore, 2:30 to 5:00 pm at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD. For more information call Leslie at 410 381 4899 or email to cuba [underscore] is [underscore] hope at comcast [dot] net.

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