Social Justice Calendar

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Friday January 25th the Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division 330 UNIA-ACL will host its January Friday Freedom Forum featuring UNIA member, Paul Pumphrey and Co-Founder of A Dollar a Tree for Haiti, Frantz Kerol, discussing how African-Americans can impact agriculture, reforestation and economic opportunities in 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.”

Also Friday January 25th is the DC stop of the U.S. tour and book signing of Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett around their new book, “The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being,” 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Economic Policy Institute, 1225 Eye Street, Northwest, DC, Suite 600. This event is free and open to the public but your RSVP will help us prepare. On Eventbrite search for “The Inner Level with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett” or call (202) 787-5209.

Sunday, January 27th, Pan-African Community Action presents the popular education session, The Radical MLK, to learn, share, and correct the miseducations about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Bellevue Library, 115 Atlantic Street, Southwest, DC. For more information visit “Paca DMV [dot] org.” That’s “P A C A D M V [dot] org.” Childcare will be provided by emailing “PACA [at] proton mail [dot] com” or call 202 642 1448.

Friday, February 1st, Fink, Marxer & Gleaves with Chao Tian (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer), fiddle, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and guitar accompany stellar vocals on traditional tunes and new songs for and about social justice, 8:00 PM at Common Ground on The Hill Baltimore-The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. For tickets visit “Fink Marxer Gleaves [dot] com” or call 410-857-2771.

Sunday, February 3rd the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America invite you to their monthly Ecosocialist Caucus: Urban Farming & Environmental Justice, to go over active campaigns and discuss building an ecological, democratic society, 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 7th Street Northeast, DC. For more information call (202) 780-6430 or visit online “MDC DSA [dot] org”

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

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Saturday, January 12th, Pan-African Community Action and The Uncle Devin Show presents a Black community children’s concert, a positive and enriching live music experience showcasing the genres of Go-Go, reggae, hip hop and more, noon to 1PM at Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center, 3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast DC. For admission information and more visit “PACA DMV [dot] org” That “P A C A DMV [dot] org” or call (202) 642-1448.

Sunday, January 20th the Jelani Initiation Program will hold a launch meeting for its Manhood Training Initiative for teenagers – featuring insights on self knowledge, life-skills, African history, science, business, self-discipline, and communication skills, 2 to 3:00 PM at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC. For more information call 202.669.4724 or send email to “O Jelani 787 [at] G-mail [dot]com.

Also Sunday, January 20th the Davies Concert Series will hold a benefit concert for the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass — featuring fine musical artists from CAAPA, free and open to all. Donations given at the door will be passed to CAAPA, 4 pm at the Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road, Camp Springs, MD. For more information visit the Davies Concert Series page on Facebook or call 301 627 0284.

Monday, January 21st, Anacostia Riverkeeper will host a collaborative trash clean up to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the memory of Joseph Glover, Founder and Chair of Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Pope Branch Park, 2900 M Place Southeast. For more information send email to “info [at] Anacostia River Keeper [dot] org.”

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