Progressive Events in the DC/MD/VA area.


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Why did we go to war?
Animations by Mark Fiore - Give them plenty of time to load!
An excellent local calendar is the newly formatted Washington Peace Center Calendar. We encourage you to go there also. We keep their latest Activist Alert on our site.
1/17/05 All Day
Commemorating Martin Luther King
Lots of celebrations and commemorations all through the city. Local Metro DC Events
1/20/05 Thur. All Day




Many groups are planning various actions around the city and at the Inaugural Parade route. Check out the links below or print out the Counter-Inaugeral PDF leaflet (on this site) which lists many events.

Anarchist Resistance - Assembling in Franklin Sq. - Can't find their site.
ANSWER - Bleachers at 4th & Penn. Ave., John Marshall Park
Counter-Inaugural - Check their site out.
DC Anti-War Network - Marching from Malcolm X Park to McPherson Sq.
DC Inauguration Media Coalition - Lots of alternative press.
DC Cluster Spokes council - Representing 30 groups. Some description
Independent Media - DC-INDY Media
Not One Damn Dime Day - Many groups advocate not spending $ that day: Announcement.
Turn Your Back on Bush - Started in 2002, various groups plan to do this again!.

The Wash. Post List
DAWN Organizing
DAWN Call to Action
Call 2

List of actions on PDF leaflet

1/21/05 Fri. 7-10 pm
Rally and Cultural Festival
Great Post-Inaugural Rally: United We Stand, Our Values, Our Vision, Our Mission
This event hosted by the Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action will have over 40 great speakers and cultural workers. While Rev. Graylan Hagler is the minister, this amazing event was organized by the Board of Social Action with Rev. Marjani Dele, Into Africa, Inc. as mistress of ceremonies. An incredible gathering of progressive organizers and voices. Don't miss it! Some info. More info.
Plymouth Cong.
5301 North Capitol St., NE, Wash.
1/21-23/05 ... Organized by the Progressive Democrats of American, this event will have sessions starting Friday at 11 am through 8 pm, Saturday 8 am through late evening and Sunday 8 am through 6 pm. Information UDC in Washington DC
Contact PDA, 12510 W. Bird Lane, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
1/22/05 Sat. 5 pm
Roe V. Wade Rally!
We Won't Go Back
Rally organized by NOW for 5 pm in front of the Supreme Court, 1st St., NE, between Maryland and East Capitol.


1/22/05 Sat. 8 pm
Rhythm& Resistance Party
Celebrate and Share. Free Al Fishawi 4132 Georgia Ave., NW Wash. DC
2/2/05 9 am JOIN US IN PROTEST ON THE STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT! American Atheists invites you to join us on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 as oral arguments are presented in two key cases involving public display of the Ten Commandments.


2/5-6/05 Sat, Sun ...
National Conference on Organized Resistance
Conference actually begins 2/3 with films and organizing events. American Univ.
2/6/05 Sun 1 pm
"Why is Cuba on the US Hit List?"
Guerrilla Workshop
No War on Cuba will put on this workshop during the NCOR above. Room 245 Mary Graydon Bld.
American Univ.
2/17/05 Thur. 8 pm


Debate on US Blockade of Cuba

The Social Democrats club of Georgetown University is hosting this debate. Originally it was supposed to be a panel which would include "activists" such as representatives from No War on Cuba, but apparently the two debaters didn't want anyone else.

A heated debate featuring Frank Calzon, Executive Director of the Center for a Free Cuba,and Dr. Wayne Smith, Head of the Cuban Program at the Center for International Policy. Q&A to follow presentation.

Georgetown Univ.,ICC Building, Room 107
3/4-6/05 ...

March 2005 Freedom Fire Spoken Word Festival!

The Fire From Underground!

Hundred’s of people from around the country are coming to “spit” on the capital (you can decide if the pun was intended), make a movement, and witness the wickedest poets from around the country come to Washington, DC to compete for $1000. It will be a weekend of fire! – and one artist will leave being deemed the hottest of the hot!

Information on locations

3/7/05 Mon. 7 pm

Local Organizing Committee

16 World Festival of Youth and Students.

Come hear about this major Peace and Solidarity event in Caracas, Venezuela, August 2005! Thousands of youths from around the world will attend this anti-imperialist event along with activists from liberations struggles, labor battles, women and peasant movements. Howard University, Downing Hall, Rm 1020
Info. 202-276-8391
3/17/05 ...

Protest the US War on Iraq

Support for a Soldier’s Right to Conscience/Recruiting Station Action
The National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance, joined by military families, veterans, religious, peace and justice groups, etc., will gather at Lafayette Park across from the White House to issue a Call for Non-violent Resistance to the Continuing War in Iraq. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend to enact this Call. This event will engage in two actions that include both legal, permitted activity and civil disobedience components.

Protests in Washington DC. Photos of the 17th and before!.

Lafayette Park
Washington Peace Center
1426 9th St NW #306
Washington, DC 20001
(202)234-2000 / 234-7064 (fax)

3/18-20/05 ...
Demonstrations Against the Continued US War on Iraq

Many demonstrations around the US and world. United for Peace And Justice, AFSC Stand for Peace Events, - Fayetteville - List of US towns and cities holding anti-war events, Calendar, Interactive Map.

United for Peace and Justice
3/19/05 ...
U.S. Troops Out Now!
One of the larger demonstrations against the continuing US war against and occupation of Iraq. Over 700 planned across the US, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fayetteville NC, Seattle, etc. Organized by ANSWER, ....Some photos and reports,

Troops Out Now Coalition
39 W 14th St., NYC
Central Park, NYC

3/24/05 PM


GWU - AnnArbor - SF

On the anniversary of the first teach-in at the U. of Mich. on the US war on Vietnam, a teach-in will be held at GWU, sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies. Anti-war veterans and those new to the struggle invited.



4/13/05 Wed. 5 pm
STOP U.S. ATTACKS ON CUBA Demonstrate against the US misuse of the UN Commission on Human Rights.

From March 14th to April 22nd, 2005, the 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights will take place in Geneva, where again the US will try to pass a resolution against Cuba. We know there is no basis to condemn Cuba on the issue of human rights violations, their record on respecting and upholding basic human rights is acknowledged world wide as an international model. However because of the US's belligerent stance towards many countries, we believe that such a human rights resolution, could be used to justify increased aggression against Cuba. 

The UN Commission must represent every UN member State and ensure respect for the rights of all men and women worldwide. However, within the UN Commission, it was impossible to evaluate or even debate the atrocious violations of human rights taking place in U.S. prisons in Abuh Ghraib and Guantanamo. Don’t allow the UN Commission to be used to legitimize the Bush administration’s aggressive policy against the poor of the world!

Join No War on Cuba and EPICA at 5 pm at the Cuban Interests Section (on the front sidewalk) 2630 16th Street, NW Washington DC.
4/27/05 7 am - 9:30 pm

CUBA Action Day!

Join the Majority - Change the Policy

April 27th is Cuba Action Day, when Americans from all walks of life will gather in Washington to tell Members of Congress they want to change U.S. policy toward Cuba. A majority of Americans believe the policy of isolating Cuba should be replaced by a new policy of engagement with Cuba.

With your help and participation, 2005 will be the year for taking the will of the majority and making it the policy of the United States. It’s your chance to join the majority, and change the policy. Spread the word. Download this printable flyer. Schedule.

Wash. DC, location TBA


Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
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Volunteer at SALSA!
Help us conduct a phone survey of D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) to find out how we can better serve the needs of local D.C. Activists and community efforts for social change. Evening shifts for the survey will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm and day shifts on Fridays from 2 to 3:30 pm. Volunteers will earn one voucher/pass, to be used for any class of choice, for each day of volunteering. Email the SALSA survey coordinator, Stephanie at (or call her at 202 234 9382) with time availability or questions.
Several Times per month! Call D.C. Area Books to Prisoners
Future projects include coordinating book clubs in prisons and organizing teach-ins on the prison industrial complex. Contact Caleb Eber 301-864-9702
Once a month? Call The Black Radical Congress, D.C. Chapter Meeting regularly to kick off an Education Not Incarceration campaign in the District. 202-777-2646 ext. 2524 (Calendar)
Mondays 11:30 AM "Heal DC" call-in show hosted by Joni Eisenberg

Call WPFW, 89.3 FM at 202-885-0893 to go on air!

Joni and guests cover all the different angles of health care and the lack thereof in DC. Call 202-885-0893
7 am
Vigil at the Pentagon
At Fern and Army Navy Blvd., under the 395 overpass, near the Pentagon
Calling for an end to militarism and the war. Sponsor: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649
Tuesdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Brown Bag Lunch Series ­ free and open to the public! Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020

IPS: 202-234-9382

6 PM International Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal de Place, 404 H St., NE, WDC
Allison Cook 202-973-2177 or Art Laffin 202-882-9649
7 - 9 pm

At: The American Friends Service Committee Office
2211 14th Street, NW
Join the On-line Discussion by sending an Email to:
Join the DAWN Announcement Listserve by emailing

DAWN: DC Anti-War Network
PO Box 21827, Washington, D.C. 20009-1827
Outreach Committee Pat Elder
Tabling Committee Michael Rhodes,
Web site Chris Otten, 202-234-7075

2nd, 4th Tue. 6:30 PM Stand Up for Democracy Coalition National Council of Negro Women, 633 Penn. Ave., NW, WDC 202-232-2500 Anise Jenkins 202-483-3478
1st Wed. 9:30 am Fair Budget Coalition of the District of Columbia Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6th floor (202) 872-8958
7 - 10 PM Spiritual Dialogue for Racial Healing & Diversity 1305 Emerson Street, NW. 202-310-1430
Wednesdays 4:30 - 7:30 pm Community Harvest Farm Stand Josephine Butler Park Center, 2437 15th Street NW, WDC Information
6:30 pm
Affordable Housing Strategy Meeting
This group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact: Linda Leaks, Washington Inner-city Self Help (WISH), (Now Empower DC 202-234-9119 or
6:30 pm
WEEKLY ACTIVIST MEETINGS against War and Racism!
1247 E St. SE, which is the corner of 13th St. (Entrance actually on 13th St.) International Action Center, 202-543-2777, 202-544-9355
7 - 8 PM D.C. Lesbian Avengers Lammas Women's Books & More, 1607 17th St., NW, WDC 202-861-1393
7 PM D.C. Coalition for Housing Justice Call for location 202-332-8800
9 to 11 pm Mintwood Hour Internet
from the Heart of DC
Broadcasting courtesy of
DC Independent Media Center, the Mintwood Media Collective
Fridays 12-1 pm Vigil Every Friday to end sanctions against Iraq since since Feb. 1998 White House, Wash. DC and the Israeli Embassy Call The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 202-882-9649 E-mail
5:30 - 6:30 pm Women In Black Vigil Every Friday
(except December 26 and January 2)
Ongoing vigil to mourn the deaths in the conflicts between Israel and Palestine and to seek peace. Participants wear black and maintain silence. Farragut Park, 17th & K Sts., NW, (Farragut North Metro, Red line)
7:30 pm Coalition for Rent Control Yenching Palace Restaurant, 3524 Conn. Ave. and Porter St., NW, WDC Karen
Saturdays Call DC Green Weekend Campaigning Arturo Griffiths’ house, 1907 Kenyon Street NW in Mount Pleasant 202-265-2659 or Vicki Linton
1st & 3rd Sat. 7:30 - 10:30 pm HIV Coffee House - Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, WDC 202-483-3310
2nd Sat. 2 PM E.V. Debs Forum
Sponsored by: Socialist Party, Greens, DSA, Solidarity
Martin Luther King Library, Room 221 or 304

John Acher or Bob Auerbach 301-474-1998

Sunday 10 am Orientation for new petitioners for DC Statehood Greens The Savory Café, Takoma Park; 7071 Carroll Avenue Contact Alan Mattlage
12 noon to 1 pm Stand for Peace Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If you are interested in standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road or ,call or write to say you will be coming.

Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis, MD
Call Lucy 410-263-7271 or in Pasadena contact 410-437-5379

5 pm Homes Not Jails Weekly Meeting Call or e-mail for location and more information 202-297-4430

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