Social Justice Calendar

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Wednesday, May 22nd Pan-African Community Action invites you to the bi-weekly Assata Shakur Study Group, open to all people of African Descent holding an interactive report back on the PACA delegation to Cuba, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Black Worker Center, 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, DC. Find this week’s 1 page reading and more information 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.

Thursday, May 23rd is “Decolonizing our Melanated Bodies: a workshop on sex, sensuality, and power” with an open and honest conversation about sexual self-care. For a fee learn to honor yourself, your needs and wants, and to reclaim and enjoy your body, 6:30 PM at the WeWork Dupont, 1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest. For more information please visit “The Melanin Collective [dot] org.”

Saturday May 25th is an African Liberation Day march and rally to the White House to demand that the Trump administration authorize the end of the economic sanctions harming children and families in the Republic of Zimbabwe, assembling 12 noon at the African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Avenue NW. For more information visit “D 12 M [dot] com”. That’s “D the number 12 M [dot] com” or call (718) 398 1766.

Also Saturday May 25th, the African People’s Socialist Party will celebrate African Liberation Day with a parade starting 12:00 noon at the Anacostia Metro station to Union Temple Baptist Church 1225 W Street, Southeast where the program will go until 6:00 pm. To be continued Sunday May 26th at Stuart Center, 821 Varnum Street Northeast, 11 am to 5:00pm. For more information visit “ALD Uhuru [dot] org” or call 202-642-4672

Tuesday May 28th Africa World Now Project and BloomBars commemorate African Liberation Day with the screening of the film Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man examining the story of African leader Thomas Sankara initiator of revolutionary changes in Burkina Faso; 7 to 9PM at BloomBars 3222 11th Street, Northwest, DC. For more information call 301.300.1682 or visit online “Bloom Bars [dot] com.”

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Wednesday, May 15th is an event on Lessons from East Germany for building socialism in the US, Europe and around the world, 6:30 to 8 PM at the 14th and V Street Busboys and Poets . For more information call Bob Griss at (703) 944-2433.

Thursday, May 16th Suited For Change (SFC), Washington, DC’s leading non- profit for women in need of professional clothing, job-readiness programs and mentoring will host its annual gala, Suited To Celebrate! at the Arts Club of Washington, DC starting 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets and to become a sponsor, visit the website “Suited for Change [dot] org” or call 202-293-0351.

Also Thursday, May 16th, local lawmakers, government officials, D.C. investors, and concerned citizens will gather for a Town Hall Meeting focused on influences such as gentrification and government policies that have priced people of color out of D.C. neighborhoods, 6 to 8:00 pm at the Village Cafe, 1272 5th Street, Northeast. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information call Patty Rice at 240-605-1207.

Sunday, May 19th, Learn Together, Live Together will host The Past, Present, and Future of School Diversity in DC – marking the 65th anniversary of Bolling v. Sharpe, one of the five cases consolidated into the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, 1 pm to 5 pm at Sousa Middle School, 3650 Ely Place Southeast, DC. For more information visit “Learn Live Together [dot] org [slagh] bolling.”

Also Sunday, May 19th, Pan-African Community Action will hold a community celebration of the birthday of our beloved Malcolm X, also known as El Haj Malik El Shabazz, 12 noon to 6:00 PM at the Black Worker Center, 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Southeast, DC. For more information go online to “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.

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