Social Justice Calendar

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Monday, March 18th come out for Activists & Poets Against Walls: A free Multimedia Brown Bag Presentation by DACA activists Allyson Duarte & Emmy Pérez, talking about their recent activism in the Rio Grande Valley in support of borderland communities, 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, DC. Co-Sponsored by Split This Rock and the Institute for Policy Studies. For more information go online to “Split This Rock [dot] org” or call 202-787-5268.

Tuesday, March 19th Jewish Voice for Peace – DC Metro presents “Marching to Freedom’s Land: Liberation from Gaza to DC” a panel on the Great March of Return and its call for the right of return and freedom for the Palestinian people with three Palestinian luminaries in the US and three longtime local DC activists, 7 PM – 9:30 PM at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street, Northeast, DC. To RSVP and get more information visit online “J V P D C [dot] org.”

Wednesday, March 20th is the book talk and signing with Timothy A. Wise, author of “Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food,” 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the 14th & V Street Busboys & Poets, Northwest, DC. For more information go online to “Busboys and poets [dot] com” or call 202-387-7638.

Thursday, March 21st is The Humanities and the Police, a panel on how disciplines such as African American Studies, History, Sociology, Law and Politics are being used as tools for training police, 6:30 to 8 pm at Busboys and Poets Anacostia, 2004 Martin Luther King Avenue Southeast. For more information visit online “WDC Humanities [dot] org” or call 202-747-6475.

Mark your calendars on Tuesday March 26th Africa World Now Project and BloomBars celebrate Women’s History Month and Miriam Makeba’s birthday with the screening of the film Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba, a tribute to a woman who fought racism, poverty, and promoted justice and peace; 7 to 9PM at BloomBars 3222 11th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC. For more information call 301.300.1682 or visit online “Bloom Bars [dot] com.”

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Thursday, March 14th join Brazilians for Democracy and Social Justice and D.C. United Against Hate for a tribute to Marielle Franco, a black queer woman,mother, and sociologist. As a freedom fighter in the favelas of Brazil, she was assassinated one year ago and authorities are yet to find who killed her (and her driver, Anderson) and who mandated their killings, 6:30 to 8 pm, in front of The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC. For more information find on facebook the event “Tribute to Marielle Franco.”

Friday March 15th, UBC presents The 14th Annual At Home in Africa Forum: What Does It Look Like To RETURN From the Diaspora To Mother Africa? presented by Baba Imamu Kuumba and Dr. Kelechi Egwim, 7 to 10:00 PM at Umoja House Gallery, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, DC. Admission is Free. For more Information call (202) 526-4039 or send email to “UBC in DC [at] Yahoo [dot] com.”

Saturday, March 16th join the ANSWER Coalition and thousands of others to tell Trump and Congress, Hands off Venezuela: No to sanctions, no to military intervention! The rally and march will start at LaFayette Square in front of the White House at 12:00 noon. For further information on the rally or for information on buses coming from other cities, call 202-234-2828, or visit online “Answer Coalition [dot] org.”

Also Saturday, March 16th The Right Care Alliance will host a community forum on out-of-control drug prices and the fight to build a pharmaceutical system that meets the public’s needs. Doctors, nurses, patients, and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin will speak, 4 pm to 6 pm at Northwood High School, 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring MD. For more information, visit “Right care Alliance [dot] org.”

Sunday, March 17th attend the Memorial for William Blum a renowned, DC-based progressive historian who wrote five books in fourteen languages on the crimes of the CIA, and whose Anti-Empire Blog captivated 11,000 subscribers across the globe, 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street Northwest, DC. For more information, call 202-841-5383.

Monday, March 18th come out for Activists & Poets Against Walls: A free Multimedia Brown Bag Presentation by DACA activists Allyson Duarte & Emmy Pérez, talking about their recent activism in the Rio Grande Valley in support of borderland communities, 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, DC. Co-Sponsored by Split This Rock and the Institute for Policy Studies. For more information go online to “Split This Rock [dot] org” or call 202-787-5268.

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