Social Justice Calendar

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Monday, February 24th at Shaw Library and Tuesday, February 25th at Anacostia Library, Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative will hold open listening sessions from 4 PM to 5:30 PM for girls of color, ages 13-19, who have been impacted by the juvenile and/or adult legal system themselves or through someone they love. To RSVP or for more information, text 407-490-2747 or email “J U 114 [at] Georgetown [dot] edu.”

Wednesday, February 26th Pan-African Community Action’s Assata Shakur Study Group will look at the history of West Africa before the forced interaction with Europe. 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.

Thursday, February 27th is Defending Black America: A Raw Law People’s Practicum deconstructing interconnections between law and political motivation, reality and myths associated with representing and defending black people in the criminal justice system, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor. For more information visit the webpage “IPS [hyphen] DC [dot] org [slash] Raw Law Defense,” or call (202) 787-5229

Sunday March 1st, the film “The Truth: Lost at Sea” will be shown and Mubarak Awad, Founder of Nonviolence International, will moderate a Q&A discussion, 2:00 pm at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, DC. For more information, visit “Voices From The Holy Land [dot] org.”

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”

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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Thursday, February 20th the DC Afro-Latino Caucus and American University will hold a panel in celebration of Black History Month about the experience of the Afro-Latino community as it pertains to issues of representation, activism, and the overall presence of Afro Latinos in Washington, DC, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, DC. For more information, call (202) 280-4945 or send email to “Afro Latino Caucus [at] G mail [dot] com”

Friday February 21st is the film “West of the Jordan River” about the efforts of both Israelis and Palestinians trying to overcome the consequences of occupation followed by Q & A, 7:00 pm at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland. Free parking and admission. For more information visit “Voices From The Holy Land [dot] org”

Also Friday, February 21st the United Black Community presents 2020 Community Forum #1: Unethical Technologies, Big Data, A.I. and the Erosion of Privacy – How is the Idea of Black Liberation Even Possible Today! 7 to 9:30 PM at Umoja House Gallery, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, DC. For more information call 202-529-3635 or send email to “UBC in DC [at] Yahoo [dot] com”

Saturday, February 22nd, Somali-American author Farah M. Mohamed presents a screening and discussion of FIRST PERSON PLURAL, a new feature film that explores issues of racism, immigrant rights, and interfaith understanding, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, at North Virginia Community College AA-196 Auditorium, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA. For tickets and information, visit “FPP Movie [dot] com”.

Monday, February 24th at Shaw Library and Tuesday, February 25th at Anacostia Library, Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative will hold open listening sessions from 4 PM to 5:30 PM for girls of color, ages 13-19, who have been impacted by the juvenile and/or adult legal system themselves or through someone they love. To RSVP or for more information, text 407-490-2747 or email “J U 114 [at] Georgetown [dot] edu.”

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