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1/1/2002 Tue.3 - 6 pm
139th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Celebration and town hall meeting to highlight the lack of DC voting rights
Metropolitan A.M.E., 1518 M Street, NWContact James Forman at (202) 737-2133
1/3/2002 Thur.7 pm
General clinic escort training
Protecting a woman's right to choose by providing pro-choice escorts at area reproductive health clinics.
Takoma Park Library, Wash., DCOrganized by the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force (WACDTF), a local organization dedicated to Call 202-797-6577.
1/3/2002 Thur.7 pm
District Anti-War Network Meeting
1640 Hobart Street NW (Near Columbia
Heights Metro)
Call Tanya at 202-332-6558
1/3/2002 Thur.7 pm
DC Statehood Green Party monthly meeting
University of the District of Columbia, Rm. 204, in Bld. 39 at Van Ness/UDC Metro on Red LineDC Statehood Green Party
1/4/20027 pm
Roots of the India, Pakistan Conflict
Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St. NW, Wash., DC202-387-1590
1/6/20028 pm
Performance by Jane Galvin Lewis
Jane Galvin Lewis, performance comic actor, civil rights worker, founder of the National Black Feminist Organization
1658 Columbia Road, NW Potter's House, Wash., DCSpiritHouse at 202 548-7640
1/7/2002 Mon.1:30 pm
Campaign Meeting to:
Ensure that the 54,000 eligible
households know about the District's refundable Earned Income Tax Credit
DC Fiscal Policy Institute (in the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510, Wash., DC RSVP by Friday, January 4 at Noon to Ed Lazere, or 202-408-1080. Info: contact Phyllis Campbell Newsome 202-457-0540 or
1/7/2002 Mon.7 pm
Akbar S. Ahmed Islam Today:
A Short Introduction to the Muslim World
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Wash. DC202-364-1919
1/8/2002 Tue.9 am to 12 noon
Demand Affordable Housing
On January 8th, DC Council will have the second reading on the part of the housing legislation that includes the Housing Production Trust Fund. We want to make sure that it is used to build and maintain affordable housing. We need to make the Council and the Mayor see we will not stand by while they take our tax dollars and give them to developers to build luxury downtown apartments that low and moderate income people cannot afford. We need hundreds of people to come out and protest.
AT: The John Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wash. DC
1/9/2002 Wed.9:30 - 11 am
Fair Budget Coalition meeting
The tentative agenda includes 2002 budget update, Status of suspension of Tax Parity Act, Committee reports, Advocacy/Mobilization, Policy, Membership, Finance, Issue updates (IDA, etc.)
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6th floor, Wash., DC Susie Cambria know at 202- 872-8958
1/9/2002 Wed.7 pm
Frank H. Wu Yellow: Race in America
Beyond Black and White.
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Wash. DC.
1/10/2002 Thur.7 pm
The Future of Metro
As our region grows, how will Metrorail and bus service accommodate new riders, support more livable communities, and increase access and convenience for people of all incomes? A Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities forum.
1777 Church Street, NW Washington, D.C. (Closest Metro station: Dupont Circle, Q Street Exit)RSVP to Cassie Seiple, WRN, 202-667-5445
1/10/2002 Thur.7 pm
The Crisis in Argentina
La Casa, on Mt. Pleasant Street between Kenyon and Kilbourne Streets, NW, Wash. DCMeeting of the International Socialist Organization to discuss the crisis in Argentina, among other business.
1/11/2002 Fri.12 - 8 pm
Peace Walk: "Dance of the Labyrinth"

Artist Sandra Wasko-Flood invites people to walk her interactive art labyrinth. She invites you to a "partner dance" that integrates the darkness and the light, in a labyrinth of computer programmed light box images of mummies and icons on which you can walk in a celebration of a New Year of Peace.
Free/ donations. or call 703-360-5233.

1/11/2002 Fri.7:30 pm
Roots of the India, Pakistan Conflict
Note: this event was postponed from last Friday.
Part of the Militant Labor Forum. Stu Singer, representative from the Socialist Workers Party will speak. There will be a pre forum dinner at 6:30 PM and the program will be at 7:30 PM. The suggested donation is $4 for the program and $5 for the diner. For more information call 202-387-1590
1/12/2002 Sat.8:30 am - 1 pm
ABC's of Organizing for Teachers
DC VOICE Resource Center, 3d floor. 1328 Florida Ave NW, Wash., DCTo RSVP call 202-986-8535 or
1/12/2002 Sat.11 am - 1 pm
Book Discussion on Taliban:
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
Politics and Prose
Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue
NW, Wash., DC (downstairs) We will discuss part 3, pages 143 to 216.
Washington Peace Center
1801 Columbia Road NW, Suite 104 202-234-2000; 202-234-7064
1/12/2002 Sat.1 pm - 6 pm
Josephine Butler Park Center 2437 15th Street, NW, Wash. DC (Corner of 15th and Euclid)Contact by Email
1/12/2002 Sat.7 pm
General clinic escort training
Organized by the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force (WACDTF), a local organization dedicated to protecting a woman's right to choose by providing pro-choice escorts at area reproductive health clinics.
At: Cleveland Park Library
Wash., DC For
more information, call our Hotline at 202-797-6577. Let's keep the clinics open!
1/12/2002 Sat.9 pm
CaLLinG aLL Dc aCtiVisTs!!!
We worked hard last year, and now it's time to PARTY!!
Cada Vez; 1438 U St NW (between 14th and 15th, U Street Metro) Wash., DCWashington Peace Center
1801 Columbia Road NW, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-2000; fax (202) 234-7064
1/13/2002 Sun.8 pm
Wheatpasting for Dr. King's Legacy
The Lamppost Liberation Front and the DC Anti-War Network invites you to come on out and hang posters to Honor DR. KING the RIGHT WAY and SPEAK OUT FOR PEACE! Bring a car if you can. Posters and supplies will be provided.
1858 Mintwood Place, NW #4 in Adams Morgan. (Woodley Park metro), Wash., DCRSVP and directions at 202-986-6186.
1/14/2002 Mon.7 pm
Neighborhood Peace Outreach Meeting
We want to discuss future outreach activities, look over the draft informational brochure developed by Kesh and the Explaining 9/11 Group, and discuss plans to march in the MLK Day parade in Anacostia. Please join us!
Call Steve Donkin 202-986-9438
1/14/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pm

Meeting - DC Chapter

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Multicultural Services Division/Northwest Family Center 1536 U Street, NW, WDC

Contact: Athena 202-332-6615

Information on the local DC Chapter.

1/14/2002 Mon.8 pm
Wheatpasting for Dr. King's Legacy
The Lamppost Liberation Front and the DC Anti-War Network invites you to come on out and hang posters to Honor DR. KING the RIGHT WAY and SPEAK OUT FOR PEACE! Bring a car if you can. Posters and supplies will be provided.
1858 Mintwood Place, NW #4 in Adams Morgan. (Woodley Park metro), Wash., DCRSVP and directions at 202-986-6186.
1/15/2002 Tue.
Fly the Flag of Peace on MLK's Birthday!
Martin Luther King spoke powerfully and prophetically against war and nationalism, and we would like to celebrate and honor his birthday by publicly demonstrating our opposition to the war on terrorism, and our solidarity with all peoples of the planet. So on Tuesday, January 15, we strongly encourage you to * fly a flag of peace outside your home, or on your car antenna * print out a flag and tape it in your car window, or to you dorm room door or window * buy a button and wear it on your jacket, your hat, or your backpack. The endorsing groups would like to suggest the use of the earth image as an appropriate one to show our solidarity with the rest of the world during this time of rampant nationalism, but there are also other great choices, including of course the peace symbol itself. Check out the following sites for sites for free downloads
1/15/2002 Tue. 6:45 - 8:45 pm
Film: An Amazing Grace
Place: IPS, 733 15th Street NW, Suite 1020
This film and discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will feature the documentary "An Amazing Grace". Using newsreel and television footage, the film traces the development of Dr. King's career and his growth toward political and ideological maturity. It focuses on the racism and violence of America that King faced throughout his life. Following the film there will be a discussion around the aspects of King¹s life that are generally overlooked or misrepresented in contemporary portrayals. Suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
1/15/2002 Tue.7 pm - 8:30
General clinic escort training
Organized by the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force (WACDTF), a local organization dedicated to protecting a woman's right to choose by providing pro-choice escorts at area reproductive health clinics.
At: Cleveland Park Library
Wash., DC For
more information, call our Hotline at 202-797-6577. Let's keep the clinics open!
1/17/2002 Thur.12:30 pm ???
End all Executions!
January 17th, 2002 will be the 25th anniversary of the first execution under current laws. At the end of 2001, there have been 749 prisoner-killings. Join the Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC) for a peaceful and nonviolent demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington DC to decry this shameful anniversary, and to renew the call to end all executions. Any persons willing to pledge adherence to strict nonviolent decorum while risking arrest at this event, and who can participate in a pre-action session in DC at 5 pm on January 16, 2002 are invited to contact us at or 800-973-6548.
1/17/2002 Thur.6:40 - 8:45 pm
How to Hold a Legal Demonstration
Place: institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th Street, NW Suite 1020, Wash., DC
This class will explore when you need a permit, when you don't, how to apply for a permit and how to challenge a denial. With Mark Goldstone, National Lawyers Guild; Fritz Mulhauser, ACLU; Adam Eidinger, Mobilization for Global Justice. Part of the"Know Your Rights! Legal Sparring for Activists" series. Individual sessions $20 each, $65 for the series. Space is limited: registration is strongly suggested- call 202-234-9382 ext. 229. for more on the series and SALSA classes
1/17/2002 Thur.7 pm
Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security.
Place: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Authors David Cole and James Dempsey discuss their book It's become easy in these times of fear and shaken beliefs for the government to pass "anti-terrorism" bills with little public debate. They argue that this is harmful legislation that we can not afford as a society -- it persecutes the innocent, yet does not stop potential terrorist attacks.
1/17/2002 Thur.7 - 9 pm
Who's Got the Money? Wealth and Power in DC!
St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, Wash. DC
This interactive workshop analyzes race and income inequality in DC. We look at 20th century popular movements to end poverty & racial inequality - locating them within the big picture of social history, including economic and political history. We explore lessons learned to guide us in building our bottom-up movement for democracy, justice, and race-class-gender equality in today's context of globalization & neoliberalism. A project of the Leadership Development Institute: Popular Education for Community Activism & Grassroots Organizing! If you are not a registered institute participant, you can still participate for a fee of $10 per workshop. Contact: Tomas Encarnacion 202.332.5333 or
1/18/2002 Fri.12:30 - 2 pmBrown-bag lunch with Colombian trade unionist Wilson BorjaPlace: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St., NW, 8th Floor - George Meany Room

Borja is President of the Federation of Public Service Workers of Colombia and a member of the executive committee of the CUT-Colombia. In December 2000 he survived an assassination attempt by paramilitary forces in Bogota. He returned to Colombia in Oct. 2001 to launch his candidacy for the Colombian Senate elections (to be held in March 2002) as a representative of the Social and Political Front (FSP), a broad coalition of labor, human rights, indigenous, Afro-Colombian, environmental, and gay and lesbian organizations. Last month, after receiving more death threats, Wilson came to the US with the help of the United Steelworkers of America's Colombia Solidarity Fund.

1/18/2002 Fri.6:30 pm dinner 7:30 event
The civil rights movement: Its legacy and the coming American revolution

Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St. NW, Wash, DC 202-387-1590,

The fight for equality for Blacks won some important victories from the mid fifties to the early seventies. Despite those gains Blacks and other oppressed nationalities are still affected in a harsher way by economic downturns, cuts in public education, health care and social security--the deterioration of housing and police brutality. Sam Manuel, representative from the Socialist Workers Party will speak. Suggested donation is $4 for the program and $5 for the dinner.

1/19/2002 Sat.12 Noon and 2:30 pm
Rally at Town Hall to Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy
Leaders Speak Out: Call for Public Dialogue to Protect Civil Liberties Martin Luther King III, Congressman John Conyers, Anthony Romero, Jim Zogby, Karen Narasaki, and Rev. Al Sharpton Among Speakers


At: The Washington DC Convention Center 900 9th Street, NW – Metro Center / Gallery Place Chinatown, Wash. DC
For more information, please contact Majed Jafari at 202-429-9210 or email

1/19/2002 Sat.1 - 4:30 pm
A Commemoration of the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Of Songs, Peace and Struggle Program
Place: National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium
1 PM - Dialogue: Stayed on Freedom. James Forman discusses his role in building an administrative structure that helped to secure the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's place as one of the most durable and seminal organizations in the Civil Rights movement. Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the King Papers Project at Stanford University, interviews Forman. 2:30 PM - Performance: Songs of Struggle and Freedom. The Program in African American Culture Community Ensemble and Youth Choir and other groups present songs of struggle and freedom. Audience participation is encouraged. 3:30 PM - Tour (Meet at the Constitution Ave. Information desk) A museum docent leads a special tour of objects related to social change in America.
1/19/2002 Sat.6 - 7 pm
Human Rights Book launch
Place:Politics and Prose, 5015 Conn. Ave. NW
Launch of "Fierce Legion of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners," by Linda Rabben. An inspiring introduction to human rights campaigns, ranging from the abolitionist movements, Morel's work to end misrule in the Congo, to the massive campaigns of Dreyfus, Sacco and Vanzetti and the Rosenbergs. Cosponsored by Amnesty International and the Quixote Center. Contact the Quixote Center, 301-270-3003
1/19/2002 Sat.7 - 10 pm
Peace Forum:
"Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man" is the fourth in a monthly series of Peace Forums.


Kay Chapel, Center for Global Peace, American University, Wash., DC

Suggested tax-deductible donation is $20, made to The Masters Group. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
Please RSVP to: or email
VOLUNTEERS: We could use your help setting up the Chapel for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gerry at Directions to Kay Chapel, American University: Follow links for: DC: Our Campus > Directions> Main Campus. You should be able to download the map from here. Park in the Nebraska Ave. lot.

1/19/2002 Sat.8 pm to 3 am!!!
Peace and Civil Rights Party
Place: Kaffa House, 1212 U St NW (U St/Cardozo stop on the Green Line)
Kickoff the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events with a Convergence and Dance Party!!! Audio visuals, DJ sets, films and speakers on civil rights, open mic to speak out against war and oppression and to speak up for peace and tolerance. $5-10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of money. Proceeds benefit Black Voices for Peace and the DC Independent Media Center. For more information, visit and
1/20/2002 Sun.1 - 4 pm
Speak Out for Peace
Place: Lincoln Memorial
Honor Dr. King the right way! Rally (with musical guests Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow, Bones of Contention, and possibly Ani Difranco!) at 1 pm at the Lincoln Memorial; 3 pm march to White House and civil disobedience to protest the war, in the nonviolent tradition of Dr. King. Those considering risking arrest should come to a legal briefing and nonviolence training--Tuesday, January 15 at 7 pm at St. Stephens Church, 16th and Newton Streets, NW For more information, call 202.777.2641 x 6306 or go to
1/20/2002 Sun.4 pmNight Letters: Inside Wartime Afghanistan
Rob Schulthis talks about his travelogue that takes the reader to the front lines of the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s.
Place:Politics and Prose, 5015 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash. DCCall Politics and Prose, 202- 364-1919
1/21/2002 Mon.11 amInter-Faith "Prayer, Peace & Praise" Service10th Street Baptist Church 1000 R Street, NW, Wash., DCRev. A. C. Durant, Host Pastor. or call 240.882.7847 for more information.
1/21/2002 Mon.12 Noon to 2 pm
Annual ward 8 Martin Luther King Day Parade
Place: Sumner Road and Martin Luther King Avenue, SE (4 blocks from the Anacostia green line subway, 90 bus lines)Call 202-232-2500 for more information.
1/21/2002 Mon.1 pm on...
8th Annual Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit
"West" Reception Room - First Floor Miller Senate Building (that is the new one), Wash. DCRSVP by 1/14/02 to Mary Beth Young at Chesapeake Bay Foundation 443-482-2153 or Email
1/21/2002 Mon.2:30 - 5:30 pm
2002 Pledge for Peace
A national spiritual teach-in, mini-conference and rally to celebrate and promote Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.'s legacy of peace and justice.
Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street NW, Wash., DCWashington Peace Center1801 Columbia Road NW, Suite 104 Washington, DC 20009 202-234-2000
1/22/2002 Tue.12 - 1:15 pmPolitics, Protest and Presidents: A Musical Conversation with Joe Glazer National Museum of American History, 14th and
Constitution Ave., NW, Wash. DC
FREE: 202-357-2700
1/22/2002 Tue.7:30 pm
Ahlam al-Manfa - Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
ICC Auditorium at Georgetown University - 37th & O Streets NW, Wash. DCDonation: $10. For tickets, please contact
Mona at (202) 244-2990 or
A Call for Proposals - 5th Annual National Conference on Organized Resistance The National Conference on Organized Resistance explores current issues affecting activists today
The Conference will provide an open forum for discussion of strategies and tactics within progressive movements. Last year, over 1,000 people gathered in D.C. for this event. At American University, Wash., DCAmerican University.
Register online at 202-885-3333
1/26/2002 Sat.7 pm
"E. 96th Street," a film by Molly Hein.
La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Wash., DC$5 suggested
donation to benefit the Mount Pleasant Broadcasting
1/26/2002 Sat.7 pm
Movies with a Message...and popcorn!
"Thirteen Days" (Kennedy White House during Cuban Missile Crisis)
Quebec House, 2800 Quebec Street, NW, 2nd floor party room, Wash., DCDC Alliance
RSVP Kay Loveland by sending a message to or calling her at 202-237-0413 (eves.weekend)
1/26/2002 Sat.7:30 pm
Street Theater for Palestinian Human Rights!
Meet at the corner of M Street and Wisconsin in Georgetown SUSTAIN invites all those concerned with Palestinian human rights to come participate in a street theater this Saturday night in Georgetown. We will have banners held up facing those entering the strip from either direction, reading: ³You are Now Entering the Palestinian Occupied Territories: Human Rights Abuses Funded by U.S. Tax Dollars.² Those dressed as tanks and fighter jets will essentially play tag with the Palestinian civilians. We need actors for the theater piece and others to hand out flyers. To participate, or help make props contact Val Schrock at
1/28/2002 Mon.6 - 7 pm
Songs of Peace & Justice at Millenium Stage
The Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F. St. NW, Wash. DCFree! Kennedy Ctr: 202-467-4600 For Information
1/28/2002 Mon.6 - 7 pm
Neighborhood Outreach for Peace Meeting
AFSC office, 1328 Florida Ave., NW (2nd floor) Wash., DCWe will discuss prospects for doing outreach post-MLK Day, and other items. Call Steve Donkin 202- 986-9438
1/29/2002 Tue.5 - 6:15 pm
A Special Forum for Students: Speaking Out Against the War and the Repercussions of Dissent
IPS, 733 15th Street NW Suite 1020, Wash., DC For more information on the Series call 202-234-9382 or email
1/31 to 2/2/2002 Thur.6:45 - 8:45 pm
How to File a Freedom of Information Act Request

This class will explore the types of information you can receive from filing a FOIA request, how to file one and what to do if your request is denied. With Jim Klimaski, National Lawyers Guild. Part of a series of Classes on Your Legal Rights. $65 for the series of classes or $20 per class. No one turned away for lack of funds; donations of any size are accepted.

AT: IPS, 733 15th Street NW Suite 1020
Call 202-234-9382, extension 229 for more information.
1/31 to 2/2/2002 Thur.7 pm
Reporting Ireland
The Center for Irish Studies presents a media round table discussion on the representation of Ireland in the media. The discussion features reporters from The Irish Times, RTE, The Daily Telegraph and The Washington Post. Free and open to the public.
Place: Catholic University (Michigan Ave, NE DC, Brookland-CU metro) Life Cycle Institute Room 100.
For more information, call 202-319-5488, Nuala.
1/31 to 2/2/2002 Thur.7:30 pm and 2:30 on 2/2
A Liberating Prayer: A Love Song for Mumia
A new play presented by Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts, written by Sybil J. Roberts' directed by Denise D. Saunders. An unlikely love story that tells of the fateful meeting of a freedom fighter and a merchant who undertake a spiritual journey to find the wisdom and courage to fight to win the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. This is a multi-media performance work that makes use of a cappella music, slides, and video footage.
$12.50 general admission, $7.50 for student/seniors at the Ira Aldridge Theater Box Office or by calling 202-806-7700. For more info call 202-806-7050.


2/1/2002 Fri.6:30 - 8:30 pm
Happy Hour for Going To Cuba!
SALSA and the Venceremos Brigade present a special progressive Happy Hour featuring feature a short video of a past Brigade trip to Cuba and information on how you can experience Cuba for yourself!
IPS 733 15th St. NW, suite 1020, Wash., DC

$5 donation.
RSVP 202-756-4100 ext. 7550.

2/1/2002 Fri.7:30 pm
Enron Collapse: Capitalism's Future for Working People
The debacle of Enron points out what the capitalist economic system holds in store for working people. Pension plans, health insurance policies and other company benefits can go up in smoke in a matter of days. Come to a discussion about why working people should have no vested interests in preserving this crisis ridden economic system. With Lea Sherman, Socialist Workers Party
[There will be a pre-forum dinner a 6:30]
Place: Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St. NW
The suggested donation is $4 for the program and $5 for the dinner.
2/4/2002 Mon.7 pm
Weekly Political Discussion with AFSC
Join the American Friends' Service Committee for their weekly political discussion.
AFSC office, 1328 Florida Ave NW, Wash., DC Call 202-265-7997.
2/4/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pm

Meeting - DC Chapter

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Multicultural Services Division/Northwest Family Center 1536 U Street, NW, WDC

Contact: Athena 202-332-6615

Information on the local DC Chapter.

2/4/2002 Mon.7:30 pm

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) Action Team Meeting

This is a grassroots interfaith effort bringing economic and social justice to Washington, DC. This meeting will feature presentation of a proposed 2002 DC elections strategy, an update on recent new leaders training, the 'Excellence in Education' campaign, and local actions.

St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 12thand Monroe Sts., NW (one block from Red Line Brookland Metro station), Wash., DCInformation:
202-884-7635 or
2/5/2002 Tue.12:30 - 2 pm

The Media and the White House: Working Together to Fight a War

How close is the mainstream press's relationship to the government, and why have alternative opinions been missing since this war began? Our panel includes Sam Smith of the Progressive Review, Colman McCarthy, former syndicated columnist and editorial page reporter for the Washington Post , and Patricia Guadalupe, the news director of the Pacifica Network News. They will help us to understand how and why the media has colluded with the government in its war on terrorism.

Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St, NW #1020, Wash., DC
Call 202-234-9382 or email or check out our website at
2/5/2002 Tue.7 pm
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama - The Climatic Battle of Civil Rights
With author Diane McWhorter.
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Wash., DCCall 202-363-7663
2/6/2002 Wed.9:30 - 11 am
Fair Budget Coalition meeting
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 6th floor, Wash., DCContact Patty Mullahy Fugere, (202) 872-8958.
2/6/2002 Wed.Noon - 2 pmBriefing on the important Budget issues facing the District in FY 2003
Hear from policy makers and fiscal experts on the issues that will impact the FY 2003 budget.
1616 P Street, NW, 7th floor conference room. (Dupont Circle Metro), Wash., DCRSVP by February 4 to DC Action for Children,, 234-9404, 234-9108 fax.
2/6/2002 Wed..
Forum on beltway connections to Enron
IPS conference room as usual, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020, Wash., DCDC Alliance
Tim Scanlon
2/6/2002 Wed.7 pmMartin Luther King, Jr. Book discussion with author Marshall Frady.Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Wash. DCCall 202-363-7663.
2/7/2002 Thur.5:30 pm
Film viewing:
Trembling Before G-d
American University, Wechsler Theater, 3rd floor of the Mary Graydon Center., Wash. DCCall 202-885-2060, ext.6
2/9/2002 Sat.11 am - 1 pm
Book Discussion of:
People's History of the United
By Howard Zinn, the noted historian, playwright, and social activist, offers a coherent new version of American history.
Politics and Prose
Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue
NW, Wash., DC (downstairs)
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Washington Peace Center
1801 Columbia Road NW, Suite 104
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-2000; fax (202) 234-7064
2/15/2002 Fri.9 am
Pack the court room: Support Olive Branch Arrestees
Superior Court (room C10), Wash. DCContact arrestees Harold Moss, Jamie Loughner or Tom Gomez at 202-682-9056.
2/16/2002 Sat.2 - 4 pm
Real Screen Roundtable
A roundtable for area filmmakers who make social issue media, to discuss trends in the factual programming marketplace. American University, the 2nd floor of the Mary Graydon Center, Gianni Lounge, room 200, Wash. DC
Light refreshments provided. Call 202-885-2060
2/16/2002 Sat.4 pm
DC Statehood Green Party is organizing....Discussion of Ward One issues, upcoming campaigns.

Mount Pleasant Library, the corner of 16th Street NW and Lamont Street, Wash., DC
The DC Statehood Green Party

Mario Cristaldo, 202-328-8248

2/16/2002 Sat.7-10 pm
Information on Forum
THE PEACE ROOMS - IS IT TIME? Challenges to the UN in Conflict Management, and a Preemptive Strike Using the Peace Room. Many ambassadors and other dignitaries may be in attendance

Kay Chapel, Center for Global Peace,
American University, Wash., DC
$10 donation, but no one turned away.

2/16/2002 Sat.7-11 pm
The Kaffa House, 1212 U St. NW, near Cardozo Metro, Wash., DCSUSTAIN (Stop US Tax Aid to Israel Now) and the DC Independent Media Center
2/17/2002 Sun.7 pm
Latest Words from Iraq
A multimedia discussion full of sights, sounds and stories from a December trip to Iraq, with Christopher Fitz of the EPIC. Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave. SE (between Capital South and Eastern Market Metro.)
EPIC Call 202-723-3258
2/17/2002 Sun.7 pm
Learn to Lead Social Justice Workshops
Get trained to lead workshops on social justice issues in local high schools. This will be the first in a series of trainings designed to familiarize potential workshop leaders with the popular education model and workshop techniques and empower participants to take over a high school class for a class period. AFSC-DC office, 1328 Florida Ave NW, second floor, Wash. DC
AFSC and the Peace Center.
Call 202-265-7997 or 202-234-2000.
2/17/2002 Sun.8 pm
Dynamic documentary about last year's historic three-week sit-in by the Harvard Living Wage Campaign. Directed by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez, and narrated by Ben Affleck. Maple Rasza will be on hand to discuss the film and AU Solidarity will speak to its recently released Living Wage report. American University's main campus, Ward Circle Building Room 2, Wash., DC
Sponsored by the AU Solidarity Committee and the DC Labor Film Festival. Contact Rebecca DeWinter;
2/18/2002 Mon.10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
March Against Youth Violence
On the last day of the Youth Summit Against Violence, we will join together for a March against youth violence. Take this opportunity to come together in solidarity and help bring youth violence prevention to the nation's attention. Start at Crystal Gateway Marriott and end at Capitol Hill, Wash., DC
National Campaign Against Youth Violence 687-1660 or 784-8047
2/18/2002 Mon.12:30 to 2 pm
The Militarization of American Youth
Screening of "JROTC: The Military in America's Schools." Three speakers will reflect on the American penchant for militaristic, rather than peaceful, solutions. Speakers include Bette Hoover, from the American Friends Service Committee, D.C. Peace & Economic Justice Program; Barbara Wein, formerly with the U.S. Institute for Peace; and Bill Gavin, counseling coordinator for the Center on Conscience and War. 733 15th Street NW, suite 1020, Wash., DC
Institute for Policy Studies' free brown bag lunch series. Call (202) 234-9382 or email
2/19/2002 Tue.6:30 pm
Permanent War Economy Series
Help organize an educational series to explore our current political crisis in the context of historical experience. We are in the process of organizing a diverse group of people to help launch this intergenerational, interactive series: this will be our first organizing meeting. The Washington Peace Center office, 1801
Columbia Road NW, Suite 104, Wash., DC
2/19/2002 Tue.7 - 9 pm
Book Group: In the Shadow of the Prophet: The Struggle for the Soul of Islam
The Capitol Hill Book Discussion group will meet to discuss pages 108-203 of Milton Viorst's "In the Shadow of the Prophet" a book vital to understanding today's political scene. The book includes interviews with major political and religious leaders of the Middle East as well as the author's own personal experience covering events in the region. Capitol Hill Starbucks, 2nd floor 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (near Capitol South METRO), Wash., DC
To RSVP, call Amy at 202-686-3003.
2/19/2002 Tue.6:30 - 7:30 pm
Stop the DC Anti-Terrorism Legislation

Organize opposition to the DC Anti-Terrorist Act legislation, a concern to civil libertarians and others because of draconian mandatory sentencing provisions, threats to First Amendment rights. The ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, the Partnership for Civil Justice and a number of DC residents opposed the legislation, now in committee, we can still put pressure on local officials to stop it!

At: Independent Media Center, 2329 Champlain Street NW, 2nd Floor (Adams Morgan), Wash., DC

The Washington Peace Center and DC Justice & Solidarity Collective Call 202-234-2000

2/20/2002 Wed.?
Election Reform: Voices of the Electorate
Election problems were not unique to Florida. Other trouble spots include Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and Mississippi. Wherever these problems crop up, they particularly hurt people of color, leaving thousands without a voice at the ballot box, the fundamental exercise of democracy.

SEIU, 1313 L Street, NW, Washington, 6th Floor, Wash., DC

Sponsored by SEIU as part of their 2002 Black History Month Celebration. Contact Edna Brathwaite; 202-898-3277

2/20/2002 Wed.5:30 - 7:30 pm
The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology and Power in America
Drawing on little-known biographies of White power brokers who shaped Black education, William Watkins explains the structuring of segregated education that has plagued the United States for much of the 20th century.

American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. at Ward Circle, NW, School of International Service-SIS, 1st floor Lounge, Wash., DC

A Project South book forum. For more information call 202.332.5333, 301.320.4034 or 301.367.1079.

2/20/2002 Wed.6:30 pm
Planning for DC General Land Use
Meetings scheduled to work on the "master plan" to determine how to use the 67 acres where DC General & the Jail are located. DC Armory, Wash., DC
2/20/2002 Wed.5:30 pm
Take a Stand for D.C. Public Schools
Join workers, parents, students and community activists at a rally in support of clean, safe schools.

At: D.C. Public Schools Headquarters 825 North Capitol Street, NE, Wash., DC
Sponsored by Teamsters Locals 639 & 730 and the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO. Call 202/624-8700 or 202/857-3410

2/21/2002 Thur.7 pm
"Nigger: A Problem in American Culture"
Book discussion with author Randall Kennedy. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Wash., DC
Call 202-363-7663.
2/21/2002 Thur.7 pm
Meeting of Fair Taxes for DC
Campaign to progressively restructure DC's local taxes. Howard Croft is hosting this meeting. Lets share our insights and experiences. If you can't make it please try to get someone else to represent your endorsing oranization.Lower Level Auditorium, SEIU,
1313 L St.
David Schwartzman
2/21/2002 Thur.6:45 - 8:45 pm
Angels of Angola; The Women Are Beakons of Strength
Forum on Angola and the Organization of Angolan Women (OMA). All proceeds will go to AWCO's Pennies for Angola" project in support of the work of OMA. IPS, 733 15th Street NW, suite 1020, Wash., DC
Call 202-234-9382 ext. 229 or visit
2/22/2002 Tue.12:30 - 2 pm
The Humanitarian Crisis: how far have we come?
Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th Street NW, Suite 1020. (McPherson Square or Metro Center Metro stops), Wash., DCFree. For more information, call 202-234-9382 or email
2/23/2002 Sat.

5:30 Pot Luck
7 pm Movie

Movies with a Message...and popcorn!
"JFK "

Pot Luck at 5:30 pm, Movie after.

Quebec House, 2800 Quebec Street, NW, 2nd floor party room, Wash., DC

DC Alliance
RSVP Kay Loveland by sending a message to or calling her at 202-237-0413 (eves.weekend)
2/24/2002 Sun.7 - 9 pm
An Evening with Ghassan Andoni
Ghassan Andoni is the Director of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement (PCR) and a Founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) Mr. Andoni not only is a leading activist but he is also one of Palestine's most articulate exponents of non-violent resistance and social change. All are invited to attend this special evening.
Luna Books, 1633 P Street NW, Washington DC
2/25/2002 Mon.2 pm
Hearing on Police Video Surveillance
The Wilson Building, Wash., DC For a packet of information, contact Johnny Barnes of the ACLU, 202-457-0800
2/25/2002 Mon..6:30 - 8:30 pm
Washington Area War Tax Resisters Dinner
Yenching Palace Restaurant 3525 Connecticut Avenue At top of West Exit of Cleveland Park Metro, Wash., DC Information: check out the nationalwar tax resistance group or our local web page
2/28/2002 Thur.6:30 - 8:30 pm
Film: Raíces de Mi Corazón (Roots of My Heart)
The DC-Havana Sister Cities Project joins with the TransAfrica Forum's Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library to bring you to a rare chance to screen, and discuss in a group setting Raíces de Mi Corazón (Roots of My Heart) by Gloria Rolando. The film dramatizes the 1912 massacre by Cuban troops of over 6,000 members of Independents of Color. Admission is free, however, pre-registration is required. TransAfrica Forum Building, 1744 R Street, NW, Wash. DC
Call 202-797-2301 for more information.
2/28/2002 Thur.7 - 9 pm
Ward Five DC Statehood Greens
Agenda: choose a Ward Five representative to the DC Statehood Green Steering Committee; share information on development in Ward Five; discuss Ward Five concerns together; plan future activities. 1309 Newton Street NE., Wash., DC
The DC Statehood Green Party
RSVP to Anne Anderson: 202-635-8691.


3/4/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pm

Meeting - DC Chapter

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Information on the local DC Chapter.Multicultural Services Division/Northwest Family Center 1536 U Street, NW, WDC
Contact: Athena 202-332-6615
3/5/2002 Tue.5:30 pm
Protest Mayor William's privatization and corporate welfare agenda!!!
Bring signs, banners and most importantly your voice! Show our opposition!
This is the mayor's yearly opportunity to brag about how much good he is doing for the city and its residents. We need to be there to expose what his policies have really meant for DC residents: shuting down the city's only public hospital-DC General, tearing down public housing and privatizing essential city services. Instead he proposes to build a baseball stadium, a soccer stadium, venues for the 2012 Olympics and upscale luxury housing. Where: Dunbar Senior High School 1301 New Jersey Avenue, NW
3/6/2002 Wed.Noon - 2 pm

Cowboy Capitalism:
Forum on Corporations


Forum on Corporations Steering Committee: John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies Charlie Cray, Multinational Monitor Ralph Estes, Stakeholder Alliance Philip Mattera, Corporate Research Project Peter O'Driscoll, Center of Concern

733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020 Washington, DC (McPherson Square Metro)

Contact: Tim Scanlon

3/8/2002 Fri.5:30 pm

International Women's Day
Rally in Dupont Circle!
Press Release!


Celebrate women of the world and condemn gender oppression everywhere, bring pots and pans and make a joyful noise.
Lisa Charbonneau OR Anne-Taylor Griffith
tel: (202) 488-LADY
Leaflet in English
Leaflet in Spanish
3/9/2002 Sat.Noon on.....

DC Socialist Conference


On March 9th the International Socialist Organization is holding its second annual DC socialist conference entitled, A World of War and Poverty: We Need a Socialist Alternative!

It is a day to debate and discuss how to change the world, one struggle at a time. Such a day is clearly needed.

Corcoran Building; 21st and H St. NW George Washington University, Wash., DC
call 202-667-0049 or e-mail
3/9/2002 Sat.7 - 10 pm

"Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man"

Indigenous traditional wisdom of the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres will be represented in our March Peace Forum.

Information on topics and speakers.

Kay Chapel, American University
host organization at American University is the Center for Global Peace
Please RSVP in advance to
3/10/2002 Sun.Noon to 5 pm

Toward a New Palestinian


A national town meeting to discuss the role people can play, here in the U.S., to be of assistance to our Palestinian brothers and sisters and to the cause of a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace. The Arab American Institute (202) 429-9210
Lamece Baligh
Non-Violence International (202) 244-6410 Margarita
Palestine Media Watch
3/11/2002 Mon.7 pm
Reception for Green officeholders visiting DC for the League of Cities meeting.
Expected: Mike Feinstein (Santa Monica), Amy Moon (Laramie, WY), Natalie Johnson Lee (Minneapolis), John Halle (New Haven).Green Party office, 1314 18th Street NW, Wash.
More information: 202-296-7755.
3/13-31/2002Call for timesRefugees Even After Death: Photographs of Exhumations of Clandestine Cemeteries in Guatemala.Jonathan Moller's exhibit depicts in visual form the results of Guatemala's tragic history as well as the bravery of those who today continue to search for justice, truth, and reconciliation in the face of continuing human rights violations.

American University's Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Room 603

3/14/2002 Thur.7 pmPlanning Meeting for Protest against Ariel SharonThe American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) have invited war criminal Ariel Sharon to town in April, and many groups are planning to protest his presence. This will be a planning meeting for April's actions, designed to expose Israel's ethnic cleansing and the US's role in it. Visit or contact SUSTAIN or 202 777 2641 x9779.
3/15/2002 Fri.7:45 pmThe "War on Terrorism" -- Its Next Targets... and its Real Targets.Light Middle Eastern refreshments and childcare provided. St. Stephen's Church, All-Purpose Hall, 1525 Newton Street NW.
Sponsored by the DC Coalition to Stop the War Against Iraq, 202-452-7454.
3/16/2002 Sat.10 am - 2 pmFree Tax Preparation

The Equal Justice Program at the Howard University School of Law will offer free tax preparation services for the District's low-income, elderly and disabled residents in English, Spanish, French and Yoruba. All law school students providing assistance with federal and District tax forms have completed an IRS training course in basic tax preparation and are certified.

Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW
202-238-2330 or visit
3/16/2002 Sat.7:30 pmDiscussion on Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq

Israel out of the occupied territories! Stop the imperialist assault on Afghanistan! U.S. hands off Iraq! A Militant Labor Forum discussion with Rah-ed Ghuma, Student activist, David Kirshbaum, SUSTAIN [Stop US Tax supported Aid to Israel Now] and Stephanie Reich, DC coalition to stop the war against Iraq and Lea Sherman, Socialist Workers Party.

Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St. NW
3/17/2002 Sun.1 pmWalking On Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance

Hear from Beverly Bell, founder and director of the Center for Economic Justice, about her new book. Also hear from Marie Simone Alexandre, a health care worker by training, who has
worked extensively in Haiti.

SisterSpace Book store, 1515 U St. NW:
Again at 4pm, Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Contact the Center for Economic Justice at (202)393-6665,
3/17/2002 Sun.7 pmGreen Scene and St. Patrick's Day potluck FUNraiserFor the DC Statehood Green Party. Bring a few dollars (whatever you can afford; no one will be turned away) and something to eatLa Orilla, 1739 Irving Street NW, Wash., DC
More information: Dave Bosserman 202-483-4165.
3/17/2002 Sun.8:30 pmWheatpasting party for demonstrations against the war!Help put up flyers about the mobilizations taking place April 20. Bring cars!!! 1858 Mintwood Pl. NW Apt. #4 Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro (Red line)
Please RSVP to the Lamppost Liberation Front 202-986-6186.
3/18/2002 Mon.7 pm
Organized Against All Odds: Immigrant Labor in the U.S.
Linda Chavez-Thompson, VP, AFL-CIO - Baldemar Velasquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO - Rosa Ramirez, Tenants' and Workers' Support Committee - Lorette Picciano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition - A worker representative from HERE Local 27

In the wake of September 11, immigrant workers are facing down economic recession and heightened racism with courageous new initiatives! Come listen to dynamic speakers and participate in a dialogue that will be both informative and energizing. This event was planned to coincide with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee's National Week of Action.

St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1525 16th St., NW (16th and Newton), Wash., DC

DC Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA); Farm Labor Organizing Committee; Tenants' and Workers' Support Committee; Left Turn

3/18/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pmThe "Invisible Underclass" : Immigration, homelessness and housing in DC post 9/11Guests include Harold Moss, Olive Branch Community, Linda Leaks, Washington Inter-city Self Help (W.I.S.H.) and Community for Creative Non-violence. American Friends Service Committee 1328 Florida Ave., NW (2nd floor) U St. Cardoza Metro (Green Line)
call: 202.265.7997 or email
Mobilization to shut down the The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the “Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.” A military training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, GA.
Student Peace March
Jolie Rickman Chapter Coordinator NYCISPES!
130 W. 29th Street 9th floor, NY, NY 10001 Phone (212) 760-0333 Fax (212) 760-0133
3/19/2002 Tue.12:30 pm
Doublespeak 2002: Propaganda and the Shadow Government
See the film "Faces of the Enemy" (1987), and speak with Christopher Simpson who will discuss the recent revelations of the Office of Strategic Information/Information Awareness Office and the Shadow Government, and what this means for our understanding of the war on terror. Contact or check out our website at
3/19/2002 Tue.6:00 pm
one-hour video documentary
This documentary follows three men and women through New York City's workfare program, the Work Experience Program (WEP), one of the largest and most aggressive workfare programs in the country. The video exposes the economic and racial injustices of workfare and documents the organizing efforts of welfare recipients to demand jobs creation, job training, access to education, and quality child care.


RSVP: 212-952-0121 ext. 235

3/19/2002 Tue.6:30 on...
Democracy: Dream or Delusion? DC's Struggle for Equal Rights and Full Citizenship
Join Stand Up for Democracy to hear the story of political activism in DC. Learn how the people of DC have worked to expand their political rights for over 200 years. Find out what has blocked full citizenship for DC and review the latest national and local public opinion data. Following the presentation, you're invited to speak out at a political roundtable on DC democracy. Food will be served; it's free and all are welcome.For more info, call 202-232-2500 or Information
3/20/2002 Wed.5:30 - 6:30 pm
End the Israeli Occupation and the violence
Vigil to show support for a lasting peace in the Middle East.Israeli Embassy, Connecticut and van Ness Street (Van Ness on Red Line)
3/21/2002 Thur.9:30 am - Noon
The Fair Budget Coalition Training: What in the Mayor's Proposed FY 2003 Budget Impacts Human Services?
Highlights of this interactive training are: *an overview of what is included in the budget *an explanation of the capital budget, why it's important and how it works *a discussion of how to read the budget in its new format *information on efforts to make the budget more useful and transparent. Service providers, advocates, residents, and budget newcomers and oldtimers should all come! $8 - 12 fee.
St. Aloysius Church, 19 I St NW. Wash. DC
Register by March 19: DC Action for Children, 234-9404, .
3/21/2002 Thur.7 pm
Jews United For Justice: 4th Birthday
Celebration honoring founding member and labor activist Simon Greer with the JUFJ Vision Award, to be presented by Rabbi Arthur Waskow. Donations equested.The Brick Room, 1925 K St., NW. Wash., DC
Information: 202-884-7635
3/22/2002 Fri.6:30 pm
Walking On Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance

Hear from Beverly Bell, founder and director of the Center for Economic Justice, about her new book. Also hear from Marie Simone Alexandre, a health care worker by training, who has worked extensively in Haiti.

The Potter's House Bookstore, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, Wash., DC
Again at 4pm, Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Contact the Center for Economic Justice at (202)393-6665,
3/24/2002 Sun.2-4 pm

Afro-Colombian Delegation Reception

At: Howard University, Blackburn Center, Gallery Lounge

The All-African People's Revolutionary Party, the Afroamerican XXI, the Howard University Project on Appropriate Technology, and the Kwame Ture Work-Study Institute and Library invite you to greet our brothers and sisters from Colombia, South America. The Afroamerica XXI Delegation to the US to Confront Institutional Racism and Disrespect of Afro-Colombians, represents the largest grouping of African descendants in the Latin American Region, made up of over 264 organizations in Spanish-speaking countries. The 36 member, diverse delegation will address the impact of the Plan Colombia on Black Communities, and the exclusion of significant and important populations of Afro-Latin Americans from the Durban conference, and more.
Contact: Banbose Shango

3/24/2002 Sun.6 pm
Vigil, Procession and Ecumenical Service
Honoring Monsenor Oscar Romero
This is a very important year to remember Romero because President Bush is visiting El Salvador on March 24th to lay the groundwork for the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Please show your support for the workers and people of El Salvador by attending one or more of these events. Parque de la Palomas, 16th and Mt Pleasant
Streets, NW, Wash., DC
Contact: Ann Butwell, EPICA, 202-332-0292
3/25/2002 Mon.1-2 pm
Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) for D.C. Residents with Disabilities
The DC Council Committee on Human Services will be holding a public hearing on the 2003 Dept. of Human Services Budget, those with concerns about IDA funding should attend and testify. DC City Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 412, Wash., DC
Contact: T.J.
Sutcliffe at SOME (202) 797-1867
3/25/2002 Mon.6 pm
How Long Can You Afford To Live In DC?
Meeting of the Tenant's Task Force for Rent Control
The Tenants Task Force for Rent Control is holding an informational meeting on the newly proposed Rent Control Legislation which will be submitted to the DC Council on April 9. Come and be part of this effort to restore a true sense of community and create safe affordable neighborhoods.441 4th Street NW (One Judiciary Square) Auditorium Judiciary Square Metro stop, Red Line
Karen Williamson 202-483-1680
Ken Rothschild 202-882-4262
3/25/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pm

Meeting - DC Chapter

Social Welfare Action Alliance

Information on the local DC Chapter.Multicultural Services Division/Northwest Family Center 1536 U Street, NW, WDC
3/25/2002 Mon7 pm
Movies with a Message...and popcorn!
Quebec House, 2800 Quebec Street, NW, 2nd floor party room, Wash., DCDC Alliance
RSVP Kay Loveland by sending a message to or calling her at 202-237-0413 (eves.weekend)
3/26/2002 Tue. 2 pm
DC Patriot Act
The Committee of the Whole will be holding a public
hearing on a variety of pending bills. Also that
morning (10:00 am, there will be a meeting of the
Committee on the Judiciary chaired by Kathy
Patterson in Room 123.
DC City Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 412, Wash., DC
Those wishing to testify concerning the proposed DC Patriot Act legislation should contact City Council for appropriate times.
Contact: 202-724-0800.
3/26/2002 Tue. 5:30-7:30 pm
Palestine and the Palestinians, book discussion
Discussion with author Samih Farsoun.Howard University, Wash., DC
Contact Project South at (202) 332-5333 for details.
3/26/2002 Tue.6-9 pm
Calling to Build Palestinian Land Day
Calls will be made to members of the community in
the DC, MD, and VA to inform and encourage them
to attend the Palestine Rally on March 30 Land Day.
Need volunteers.
ADC, 4201 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 300, Wash., DC
Contact Nabil at 202-244-2990 or
e-mail or e-mail
3/26/2002 Tue.6:30 pm
Pacifica/WPFW Teach-In
Learn about the recent changes in the Pacifica Network and help to build a progressive community radio station in DC. Contact: for
details or Sam Husseni, Local Advisory Board 202-347-0200.
3/26/2002 Tue.7 pm
America and the Age of Genocide, book
Samantha Power speaks about her book A Problem
from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Wash., DC
Contact: (202) 364-1919.
3/26/2002 Tue.7:30-9:30 pm
Violations of Palestinian human rights and the
Palestinian/Israeli issue

A teach-in on working for peace in the region.

At: 1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA
Contact Renee or Mark
3/27/2002 Wed.Call
A Call to Passover Fasting in Support of
Resisting Israeli Reservists
Stand with Israeli Army reservists saying "NO" to the Occupation. The Tikkun Community – a national organization of liberal and progressive Jews has launched a national campaign for a "new spirit of generosity and open-heartedness." The campaign includes a national day of fasting March 27 as a means of being in solidarity with the reservist officers who are refusing to serve.Contact: 415-575-1200 or
3/28/2002 Thur.6:30 pm
DC Jobs with Justice Chapter Meeting
A coalition of labor, religious, student, and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society. At: Local 27 Union Hall, 1220 13th St., NW, Wash., DC
Contact: Jews United for Justice at 202-884-7635 or
3/29 & 30/2002 Fri. & Sat. Fri 10-3
Sat 5-8

Photo Exhibit on Guatemalan Deaths

At: American University's Washington College of
Law 4801 Mass. Ave., NW, Room 603, Wash., DC

From 1978 to 1983 - during the height of Guatemala's brutal 36-year civil war, the successive military governments of General Romeo Lucas Garcia and General Efrain Rios Montt, the Guatemalan military and its associated paramilitary outfits killed tens of thousands of Guatemalans. "Refugees Even After Death: Photographs of Exhumations of Clandestine Cemeteries in Guatemala" depicts in visual form the results of this tragic history as well as the bravery of those who today continue to search for justice, truth, and reconciliation in the face
of continuing human rights violations.
Contact: NISGUA at 202-518-7638 or
3/30/2002 Sat.1 - 4 pm
End the Occupation! End the Violence

Please join us to demand that the Bush Administration be actively engaged in the implementation of International Law and UN Resolutions calling for an end of the Israeli Occupation.

At: Freedom Plaza - Washington, DC (13th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW)

American-Arab Anti-DiscriminationCommittee Organizing Department
4201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A.
Tel: (202) 244-2990, Fax: (202) 244-3196 E-mail:


4/2/2002 Tues.7 pm
BECOME AN ORGANIZER for the April 20 rally and march!
Attend Weekly Volunteer Organizer Meetings!

Hundreds of volunteers from around the country are putting up flyers and posters, making phone calls and organizing buses, vans and car caravans to bring thousands of people to Washington DC on April 20.

1830 Connecticut Avenue NW (metro: red line to Dupont Circle, walk north north a few blocks; at Connecticut and Florida) 202-332-5757

4/2/2002 Tues.7 pm
Are you interested in working with the Peace Center to build an activist base that can respond to the current crisis? We will be organizing a DC contingent at the April 20 event along with other groups, participating in youth and community outreach, holding a series of educational forums and continuing to serve as a clearinghouse and information source for local activists. Want to plug in and join us?

St. Aloyisius Church, North Capitol and I St.,
NW (Union Station Metro, Red Line)

Email if you will be able to attend.
Call for more details 202-234-2000.

4/5-7/2002TBOHealth Care as a Human Right
Training and Discussion to Prepare for May 1 Day of Action
These workshops are a special opportunity to train with grassroots organizers from the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and others to prepare for the May 1st day of action around the Right to Health Care.Where: Philadelphia. Room and Board provided.

Contact: Cary Beckwith of the KWRU at 215-386-4665.Leaflet.doc Leaflet.pdf

4/7/02 Mon.2 pm
Progressive Muslim Network-DC Group Meeting
Progressive Muslims and allies are invited to
attend to plan a Muslim contingent and actions at
the April 20 mobilization.
2329 Champlain St, NW, Wash., DC
PMN-DC Group
Every Day
Rally to Support the Palestinian People
Israeli Embassy (gathering at Connecticut and Van Ness Streets
NW--Closest metro is UDC/Van Ness on the RED line)
at (202)244-2990 or by e-mail to
Women's Equality Summit and Congressional
Action Day
 National Council of
Women's Organizations
, (202) 393-7112
4/9/2002 Tue.Call
Celebrate Paul Robeson's 104th Birthday, Friendship
Artist, Athlete, Scholar, Activist, Actor, American
Citizen, World Leader Paul Robeson (1898 -1976)
was one of the most famous Americans during the
first half of the 20th Century.
Organizing an event at your school, community
center, or place of worship. Contact: Youth Leadership Support Network at (202) 489 7892
4/9/2002 Tue.11 am
DC Video Surveillance Regulations Act (Bill
Final reading and vote on legislation to allow increased surveillance of citizens, following
Committee of the Whole meeting starting at 10:00 am.
DC City Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Metro Center and Federal Triangle,
Blue/Orange/Red lines)
4/9/2002 Tue.6-8pm
On April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village with about 750 Palestinian residents. In all over 100 men, women, and children were systematically murdered.The Key Bridge
Wash., DC
Hanna at 202-256-6063.
4/9/2002 Tue7 pm
"West Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir"
Book Discussion
Noted author and researcher William Blum will discuss his new memoir.Politics and Prose Books, 5015 Connecticut
Ave., NW (Van Ness/UDC Metro, Red line) 202-364-1919
4/9/2002 Tues.7 pm
BECOME AN ORGANIZER for the April 20 rally and march!
Attend Weekly Volunteer Organizer Meetings!

Hundreds of volunteers from around the country are putting up flyers and posters, making phone calls and organizing buses, vans and car caravans to bring thousands of people to Washington DC on April 20.

1830 Connecticut Avenue NW
(metro: red line to Dupont Circle, walk north north a few blocks; at Connecticut and
Florida) 202-332-5757

4/10/2002 Wed.12:30-2pm
A Rally for Hope: Fight AIDS in Africa
In the midst of a global health disaster, our nation¹s leaders have failed to commit the modest resources needed to stop the decimation of impoverished nations. Health rights supporters are invited to take part in a spirited rally in solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting AIDS.
Peaceful, legal rally with Danny Glover, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and others to support Congressionial funding for prevention, treatment and debt cancellation in Africa.
Jubilee USA Network 202-783-3566
4/10/2002 Wed.7 pm
The Teachings of Martin Luther King Through a Talmudic Lens
A discussion led by GW Hillel Director Simon Amiel of King's "I have a dream" speech. Mark the the 34th yahrzeit of Dr. King, and follow the teaching of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who said, "Where in America do we hear a voice like the voice of the prophets of Israel? Martin Luther King is a sign that G-d has not forsaken the United States of America. I call upon every Jew to hearken to his voice, to share his vision, to follow his way." Jews United for Justice (202)
4/10/2002 Wed.7:30 pm
Irish Northern Aid Committee--DC Area
Monthly meeting, with dinner at 6:30 pm. Items for discussion will include the recent arrests of republican activists in Belfast and Derry and the ongoing violence against Irish students and families in North Belfast.Contact: Randy at 301-325-5560.
4/10/2002 Wed.7:30 pm
Tikkun Community Protests and Talks about Need for International Peace Force
Talk by Rabbi Michael Lerner about the need for an
International Force to Intervene in the Middle East.

Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Road (corner of East/West Highway), Chevy Chase, Md.

4/10/2002 Wed.8 pm
The Wisdom of the Arabs
Book Discussion
An Evening with Dr. Suheil Bushrui, Professor and Director of the University of Maryland's Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project, about "The Wisdom of the Arabs," his new book, which draws on the vast spectrum of Arab writings, from classical literature and the holy Qur'an, to traditional folk sayings and the more recent wisdom of the legendary Kahlil Gibran The book offers a combination of practical and spiritual wisdom, as well as a deeper insight into the joy, sadness and passion of the Arab peopleAL-HEWAR CENTER, Vienna, VA 703-281-6277
4/11/02 Thur. 7:30-9am
See 4/18/02
4/11/2002 Thur.11:00 am
Demonstration and possible civil
disobedience--with Cornel West and Rabbi Michael Lerner
and others from the Tikkun Community.
Civil disobedience will depend on events in the Middle East and the US stance--we are calling for the US, working through the UN, to constitute an Internation Force to Intervene. PLEASE NOTE: you don't have to get arrested to help make this demonstration important. Just come--there may not be arrests, but if there are, they will need lots of support.

Assemble at State Dept. 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington DC (meet at corner of 22nd & C)

Tikkun or call 415 575 1200

4/12/2002 Fri.4:30 - 5:30 pm
Protest Federal Executions
A Howard University student amnesty international group is organizing a protest of federal executions as part of their student organizing week. Spread the word and show up in support. US Justice Department, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave, NW (Courthouse Metro, Red Line)
Trisha Kendall, EJ-USA 301-699-0042
4/13/2002 Sat.11 am
People's History of the United States, book
Group discussion of Howard Zinn's "People's
History of the United States", Chapters 17 through
24, plus the short afterword.
Peace Center
. Contact: WPC 202-234-2000
4/15/2002 Mon.7 - 9 pm

Meeting - DC Chapter

Information on the local DC Chapter
(National) Social Welfare Action Alliance


St. Luke's Summit Bldg.
8555 16th St., Rm 601
Silver Spring, MD
(Between East West Highway & Spring St.)
4/16/2002 Tues.7 pm
BECOME AN ORGANIZER for the April 20 rally and march!
Attend Weekly Volunteer Organizer Meetings!

Hundreds of volunteers from around the country are putting up flyers and posters, making phone calls and organizing buses, vans and car caravans to bring thousands of people to Washington DC on April 20.

1830 Connecticut Avenue NW
(metro: red line to Dupont Circle, walk north north a few blocks; at Connecticut and

4/17/2002 Wed.7 pm
Promises, film showing and Peace Cafe
A free screening of the film PROMISES at Visions Cinema and Bistro. Followed by a Peace Cafe. Place: Visions Cinema, Florida Ave. and 18th St., NW (Dupont Circle Metro, Red line)
4/18/02 Thurs.7:30-9am
Hold a Banner in your city in a highly trafficked area calling for a stop to US (military) Aid to Israel and/or an End to Israeli Occupation / Apartheid. We are calling on people around the country to hold banners every Thursday morning for the 2 weeks leading up to Ariel Sharons arrival in DC. Prime locations for banner holding are highway overpasses, at busy subway stops, at bridges or roads coming into the downtown area, or other highly trafficked locations at morning rush hour. We recommend slogans such as:
"Stop Israeli Atrocities: End Aid to Israel" "Our Taxes Fund Israeli War Crimes" "U.S. Aid to Israel Kills Kids" "Our Taxes Fund Israeli Apartheid" "Indict Israeli PM Ariel Sharon for War Crimes" "Confront Ariel Sharon in Washington, DC on April 22nd"
The weekly banner holdings are designed to steadily increase the amount of people and build momentum for the Sharon protest in DC on April 22nd. [DC Residents meet at the DC Indymedia Center: 2329 Champlain Street near the corner of Colombia, on Wednesday Night, April 10th at 7pm to make banners]
4/18/02 Thurs.6:45pm - 8:45pm
Nonviolence Discussion Group Meeting
Continuing discussion of the 6 stages of a Gandhian campaign. Topic: Stage 2: Public Education / Leadership Development, part 1"Suggested Readings: Barbara Fultz Martinez and Roberta Weiner, "Guide to Public Relations," In Lee Staples' Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing and Gene Sharp, "The Politics of Nonviolent Action: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action," pp.473-475. The meeting is open to all, including new people.Takoma Park Public Library, 5th & Cedar Streets, (Takoma Park Metro, Red line)
Black Panther Party 35th Reunion Conference in Washington DC
Films, seminars, workshops and gatherings will focus on the political struggle to organize and empower Black people. Check the schedule for the wide range and representation of veterans of this struggle.
Intro. - Schedule - Reunion
Article in Newsday, Guardian
University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
916) 455-0908, e-mail:
202-244-5600 ext 605
4/19/02 Fri.12 noon - 6 pm
Globalization, US Militarism, and the
Struggle for Justice in Palestine
Conference on current situation, the Palestinian struggle and the need to build solidarity in the US.American University's Ward Building,
Massachusetts Ave. & Ward Circle, NW
April 19-22.

National Mobilization on Columbia


National Columbia Mobilization April 19-20

4/19: Vigil & Lobby Action to close the SOA at the Capitol
4/20: Colombia Teach-In: Workshops, Strategy Caucuses, Skills & Nonviolence Training
4/21: Festival of Hope and Resistance (11am-5pm at the Washington Monument), Action Planning, Nonviolence Training
4/22: Colombia Solidarity March & Nonviolent Direct Action
For big schedule of Colombia Mobilization April 19-22, call 202-234-3440
Email & information
4/20/2002 Saturday10 am
DC - The Last Colony Contingent to
A-20 March
A growing number of local groups will gather under a DC banner, making DC and our issues visible, as well as our opposition to the wars. Groups include Black Voices for Peace, DC Asians for Peace and Justice, Committee for Indigenous Solidarity, DC Statehood/Green Party, DC Stand Up for Democracy, Washington Peace Center and more. We will re-gather at 15th &
Constitution to step off with the march at 1:00 pm, coming north from Sylvan Theater at 15th & Independence, NW. Contact: Washington
Peace Center
4/20/2002 Saturday [The 27th events moved to 20th].

Stop the WAR!
at Home and Abroad!
Against WAR & RACISM!

Demo at Wash. Monument!
Demo at the Ellipse!

[UnitedWeMarch Resources]
Leaflet.doc Leaflet.pdf Leaflet.html
International Action Center Calls: A B C
Preceding Week Activities
Email International Action Center

List of Demonstrations and Events

Palestinian Solidarity Event List

More Information

4/22/2002 Mon..
"Confront Ariel Sharon in Washington, DC on April 22nd"
At the AIPAC conference.
Washinton Hilton, Conn. Ave. & T St., NW - 4 blocks North of Dupont Circle Metro, Wash. DC
4/22/2002 Mon..
Peace Lobbying in Prince George County
4/26/02 Fri.7 pm
Commemorate the murder of BISHOP JUAN GERARDI
Monsignor Juan Gerardi was the driving force behind the Catholic Church's Recovery of Historical Memory project (REMHI), which documented human rights violations committed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.
Contact: Cindy, Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA, 202-529-6599 Casa del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road, NW (Green Line, Columbia Heights Metro)
4/26/02 Fri.8 pm
An IndySee Evening. This past weekend, the "other" people spoke up in D.C. - and you know you didn't see the real stuff on TV. Indymedia video teams captured the Palestinian rallies, Plan Colombia teach-ins, street interviews, lockdowns, arrests, critical mass bikers & Whirled Bankers and have edited a special "popcorn and mango-guava juice" cut ready for viewing! Also in cue, the April edition of Indymedia NEWSREEL and other special features. Contact: (202) 483-3700.
4/26/02 Fri..
Reclaiming our Community's Principles, American Jews for a Just Peace
Conference in DC to catalyze Jewish peace activists working for a just peace in Israel and Palestine. Discussions to form a new national Jewish peace organization dedicated to educating the Jewish community to the need to end the Israeli Occupation through a two-state solution. Contact: Jews for Peace in Israel & Palestine
4/27/02 Sat..
Redefining Multicultural Education: Breaking Barriers to Student Achievement
Dr. Pedro Noguera, Harvard University, author of The Trouble With Black Boys: The Impact of Social and Cultural Forces on the Academic Achievement of African American Males will discuss approaches that go beyond "heroes and holidays" to approaches that transform curriculum and promote social action. DCPS Offices of Civil Rights Compliance and Multicultural Educational Development.Teaching For Change
Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE, Wash., DC
Contact: Latia White 202-588-7248
4/27/02 Sat.1 - 5 pm
A cultural festival celebrating Arab-American heritage month. Guest speaker, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Proclamations from other representatives. Family activity programs include: Poetry, Folktales, Arts & crafts, Middle-Eastern food, Traditional clothing show, Henna & Face Painting, Calligraphy, Games, Prizes and Vendors. Entertainment by: Shawkat Al sayyad. Free admission
Contact: Marvin, ADC 202-244-2990 or e-mail, Samira, 301-990-0397 or Juliet, 301-330-2445
4/28/02 Sun.11 am - 4 pm
Earth Day Celebration
Come celebarte and honor the Earth! Dress as you favorite species, or in the costume of your home country, for the Parade of All Species, and All Nations.Help Protect Jesup Blair Park and its historic grove of old oak trees - the largest grove of ancient oaks in Silver Spring. Linda Schade, Green Party candidate for State House of Delegates, District 20 talking about STOPPING THE ICC. Gail Dixon, singer. Candace Wolf, storyteller. Magpie, everyone's favorite, famous local duet singing original ecology and labor songs, Other great bands and entertainment and children's activities and games.
Jesup Blair Park, Georgia Avenue & Blair Road (on the DC line)
Contact: Marcus Sims at (301) 270-2519 or go to
4/28/02 Sun.1:30 pm
Peace March to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Join a delegation from the Hiroshima Association for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (HANWA). The 20-person delegation includes 9 survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Hibakusha). Bring signs & Banners.
McPherson Square, 15th & I Sts. to U.S. Department of Energy, 10th & Independence Ave., NW Wash., DC
Contact: John Steinboch 703-369-7427
4/28/02 Sun.6 pm
Commemorate the Lessons of Hiroshima, Japan
Rev. Marjani Dele will co-ordinate a service of earth solidarity with the Japanese delegation, members of the Piscataway and Chappaquiddick Nations and the D.C. Community at large. Potluck dinner and Open Ceremony. Worship in unity with the survivors (Hibakusha) of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This delegation is visiting the United States to help mourn the victims of the bombing in New York. While in the District of Columbia, they will also visit Congress to lobby against the proliferation of nuclear weapons.St. Stephens' and The Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Wash., DC
Contact: John Steinboch 703-369-7427.
4/29/02 Mon..
National Housing and Homeless Policy Conference
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) Conference of housing advocates, local nonprofit and for-profit housing development organizations, public and assisted housing residents, public housing agencies, legal service offices, state and local governments and statewide housing and homelessness coalitions. Facts of housing and homelessness issues, strategies and new ideas for the future of Federal housing policy. Workshops on housing production, housing preservation, public housing, vouchers, civil rights, income, housing and services.Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, SW, Wash., DC (L'Enfant Plaza Metro, Blue/Orange Line)
contact Lily Phillip-Quashire at (202) 662-1530 ext. 245. For more information, visit the NLIHC, or call Caitlin Wright-Binning at 202/662-1530 ext. 227.
4/29/02 Mon.6 - 9 pm
Community Harvest's 5th Year Anniversary Fundraising Celebration
Community Harvest's 5th Anniversary Celebration will feature: • Delicious food made with produce from local, organic farmers • A new local "folk, funk and soul" group, The Groove Elements • Local beer and wine • A short film about Community Harvest and the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace • Lots of great people! Farmers and staff from Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative and Polyface FarmsMimi's American Bistro, 2120 P St. NW, Wash., DC (Dupont Circle metro, Red Line)
Space is limited, so please RSVP ASAP to Community Harvest at 202/667-8875, email.
4/29/02 Mon.7 pm
The United States used nuclear weapons in 1945. Is it preparing to do so again? Atomic Bomb Survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Current Nuclear Experts Discuss: What Happened in 1945? And What Does Bush's New Nuclear Policy Portend? Many other speakers.Kay Spiritual Chapel. American University, Massachusetts & Nebraska Aves. NW, Wash., DC
Sponsored by the American University Department of History, the Nuclear Studies Institute, and the Center for Global Peace. Contact: John Steinboch 703-369-7427.
4/30/02 Tue. Call
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Annual Membership Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC.For details, visit or contact 202-546-1969
4/30/02 Tue. 10 - 12 noon
D.C.'s Housing Production Trust Fund
Mary Brooks, the Director of the Housing Trust Fund Project at the Center for Community Change will discuss the administration of D.C.'s Housing Production Trust Fund. She is an expert on housing trusts and provided us with invaluable guidance regarding the trust fund provisions of the Housing Act of 2002. McDonough Hall, Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Room 587, Wash., DC (Union Station, Red Line)
RSVP to Nina Dastur at
4/30/02 Tue. 12:30 - 2 pm
AIDS: The Real Global Threat, IPS Brown Bag Lunch
Since September 11, coverage of the world's true global threat, the AIDS epidemic, has been virtually non-existent. While the Bush Administration drains the country's finances to fund the war on terrorism, the real threat to the world's population is continuing to ravage Africa and other nations with high rates of AIDS deaths, and AIDS research and resources receive a pittance of the world's support and attention. Discuss the latest statistics and status of the AIDs epidemic with Salih Booker, Director of Africa Action and co-author of a recently released report by the Foreign Policy In Focus project entitled "Africa Policy Outlook 2002". In his analysis, Booker notes that "the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a far greater global threat to human security than is the threat posed by organized terrorist groups, yet the Bush administration
cares little because those most affected worldwide are black, poor and female". We will examine the costs and consequences of these policies.

Contact: 202-234-9382 or
4/30/02 Tue. 11:00 am-12:00 noon
Street Theatre, Homes Not Jails
Come watch as advocates attempt to stop HUD from auctioning off abandoned houses at bargain deals to big predatory lenders like Soloman Smith Barney and to corrupt, profit-seeking institutions. Watch as local citizens battle the HOPE-LESS VI monsters that eat up public housing and make people homeless under the guise of "revitalization".
HUD headquarters, 7th and D, SW, Wash., DC (L’Enfant Plaza Metro, Blue/Orange Line) Contact: 202-714-4430
4/30/02 Tue. .
Counter Military Recruiters in DC High Schools
The Committee for High School Options and Information on Careers, Education and Self-Improvement (CHOICES) invites veterans and concerned anti-militarists to counter the presence of military recruiters in the DC High Schools at Career Days in April and May, and to present civilian options and alternatives for job training, employment and financial aid for college.Full schedule available from John Judge 202-234-2000 or email.
4/30/02 Tue. 3-5 pm
Health Care for All Rally


Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor
110 Eutaw Street, Baltimore
4/30/02 Tue. 6:30 on
The Washington Peace Letter Labeling Night!
Hello, folks! It's that time of the month--in fact, it's past due. And I know you've been waiting with eager anticipation for ... Food. Pizza, specifically. And some beverages. What are we doing: discussing salient issues, discussing irrelevant issues, telling really bad jokes, and, oh yes, labeling.* Where: Washington Peace Center, 1801 Columbia Rd., Ste 104
RSVP: 202-265-5336
4/30/02 Tue.8 pm
Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on US Saipan

Film screening and discussion on sweatshops & university involvement with the garment industry

Contact: GW Progressive Student Union: Allison Robbins,

Tuesday: Marvin Center Amphitheater, 800 21st St., NW, 3rd floor, Wash., DC

5/1/02 Wed.5 - 7 pmWednesday: AFL-CIO 815 16th Street NW, Wash., DC


5/1/02 Wed.All day!

Now, the hawks in Washington want to expand into direct counter-insurgency, leading us into an unending quagmire that will cost too much in terms of human lives (not to mention financially). Call your Senators and Representatives. Two proposals must be opposed:
* Emergency Counter-Terrorism bill for 2002
* Foreign Aid Bill for 2003. Urge your Congresspersons to support legislation to close the School of the Americas/WHISC (House bill HR1810).

Write your Senator and Representatives. Congressional switchboard number is 202-224-312

Contact: Janet M. Hostetler, (202) 588-1471.

5/1/02 Wed.9am - 3 pm
Demonstrate to Support Undocumented Immigrants
Delegations from 23 states will converge on Washington, DC to demonstrate broad support for the F.R.E.E.D.O.M. Act legislative proposal for immigrant legalization. Deliver lobbying packets to congressional offices in the morning, and convene for a speak-out and rally in front of the Capitol.U.S. Capitol, 1st St. & East Capitol, NE, Wash., DC (South Capitol Metro, Orange/Blue Line)
5/1/02 Wed.9:30 - 11 am
Fair Budget Coalition
For more information about the meeting or general information about the Coalition, contact Patty Mullahy Fugere, 872-8958Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 6th floor, Wash., DC
5/1/02 Wed.12 noon - 2 pm
Feed the Kids Rally
On April 16, 2002, Michele Tingling-Clemmons, the District's State Director of Child Nutrition Programs (SNAC), was fired by State Education Officer Connie (Cornelia Vannessa) Spinner, former director of DC Children's Youth Investment Trust. At the time of the firing, Tingling-Clemmons was gearing up for a major summer feeding program for hungry DC children. Rallies for the Feed the Kids Campaign will be held every Wednesday.1 Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street NW, (Judiciary Square Metro station, Red Line) Wash., DC
Contact: Rick 202-397-2277
5/1/02 Wed3:30 pm
Immigrant workers & supporters mobilize to demand labor rights for all workers & legalization for all undocumented immigrants. Contact (UnionVoice) Beatriz Maya email
5/1/02 Wed6:30 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), (202) 332-8800
5/1/02 Wed6:45 - 8:45 pm
Maximizing Your Unemployment Benefits
The Washington Post regularly prints misinformation about eligibility for unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments. Contrary to popular belief, one may collect benefits based on minimum wage, part-time, or temporary work, even at two or more jobs in two or more states. In this seminar you will get information about UI that the Post, the US Dept. of Labor, and the national labor unions may know is true, but which is not disseminated. Don't wait a week before filing for UI because you may miss out on benefits. $5 donation, but unemployed persons will be admitted free. Contact: Netfa Freeman 202-234-9382 ext. 229 or
5/1/02 Wed7 - 9 pm
"Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine"
Lecture by Adam Shapiro, a human rights activist and a founder of the International Solidarity Movement, a growing nonviolent movement of Palestinian and international activists working to raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem
Mr. Shapiro is a GU alumnus, having earned his M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown in 1997.
Sponsor: The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Georgetown University
For more information contact 202-687-6215
5/1 & 2/2002 Thur & Fri. Call
Demand a Halt to Wesley Baker's Execution - Call-in Days
Maryland plans to execute Wesley Baker by May 13th. Mr. Baker's case fits into a disturbing pattern -- he is a poor, black man accused of killing a white victim in a state with a higher concentration of blacks on death row than any other state in the nation. Join the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, American Friends Service Committee-Baltimore, Amnesty International, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Equal Justice USA, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and other local and national organizations for two coordinated days of action.Contact Governor Glendening to demand a halt to the execution of Wesley Baker and to enact a moratorium on all executions.
Write: The Honorable Parris N. Glendening, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 or Call: (410) 974-3901 or 1-800-811-8336 (toll free, Maryland), or fax: (410) 974-3275. Contact: Jane Henderson, EJUSA, e-mail: 301-699-0042 or David Elliot, NCADP, 202-387-3890, ext. 16
5/3/02 Fri.9 - 12 noon
ORGANIZING ROUNDTABLE: Building A Militant Local
Increase membership and member activism through internal organizing. Discussion with Elissa McBride, AFSCME Department of Education and Leadership Training.

Free, but pre-registration required:
1925 K St NW, Wash., DC

5/4/2002 Sat. 8 am - 5 pm
17th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference
P.S. Save the date: Saturday, May 4th. 17th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference. Key note address by Jerry Levin, held hostage by radical Palestinians in Lebanon in 1992, who will give us his thoughts on the current situation. Location: Church of the Holy Comforter, Lutherville, Baltimore, MD.
Contact Paulette Hammond at 410-363-3140
5/4/02 Sat.10 - 4 pm
We the people of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area are concerned about peace and justice in our community, our nation and our world. We learn from experience and others' experiences to develop principles of unity in building the Community Coalition for Justice and Peace. We educate ourselves and others in our community about peace and justice issues. We use this information to change and improve the quality of life for our community, our nation, and our world. We work in the Washington, D.C. area to eradicate the causes of violence and injustice everywhere.Transportation from the metro can be arranged in advance by calling 301-474-3014 or email
5/4/02 Sat.11 am - 2 pm
Bleeding Heart Breakfast Club Returns
After a hiatus, the Breakfast Club returns with a brunch. Don't miss it. $5 donation and potluck.

Eddie Becker's house, 1844 Mintwood St, NW, Adams Morgan (Cleveland Park/Zoo, Red Line)

5/4/02 Sat.5 pm
Take Back the Night Rally and March
IN SILENCE WE ARE POWERLESS. Break the silence and help end sexual violence by forwarding this message to everyone that you know. The DC Rape Crisis Center warmly welcomes all members of the community to march. This march is a demonstration of women's unified collective action against a sexually violent culture that limits women's freedom of movement. As an event focused on the empowerment of women, it is our policy that men can walk with us, but the march must be led by women.

At: Dupont Circle, NW, Wash., DC

Sponsored by the DC Rape Crisis Center. Contact: (202) 232-0789

5/8/02 Wed.7-9 pm
Project South DC Annual Membership Gathering
Join local Project South members & friends as we gather to evaluate our work over the last year and plan our ongoing work for movement building for justice & equality for all people!St. Stephen's Church
1525 Newton St., NW, Washington, DC
For more information contact: Tomas or Clark

5/10/02 Fri.5:30 - 8:30 pm
Washington Peace Center Benefit
All are welcome to a happy hour benefit for The Washington Peace Center. See old friends and meet new progressives who care about local and national peace and justice issues. Also hear from long-time peace activist Reverend Hagler on "Challenges of These Times" and learn more about the Washington Peace Center. We'll have live musical performances, political jokes, dancing and more! Contributions will be matched by an anonymous donor for this event, so please come!Kelly's Irish Times (downstairs), 14 F Street, N.W. (Union Station metro, Red Line) Near Massachusetts Ave & North Capitol, NW. Directions: (202) 543-5433
An RSVP is requested by May 8th to or by calling Washington Peace Center, (202) 234-2000.
5/13/02 Mon.2 pm
It's time to speak out against the many pieces of legislation in Congress that are aimed at destroying U.S. relations with the Palestinian leadership and Arab countries. Briefings with U.S. Government Officials
· Reports from Palestinian Representatives
· Reports from our Communities
· Overview of Congressional Actions
- Meetings with Members of Congress
· Town Hall Meeting on the Hill with Members and Staff

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Leading Palestinian Organizations


5/17/02 Fri.7:30 9 pm & 5 to 6:30 pm
Re-Tree DC
The Re-Tree D.C. Coalition was formed to help restore the urban tree canopy in our nations capital. Help distribute fliers and gather petition signatures regarding DC's Tree Crisis.
Metro stops throughout the District, Anacostia, Brookland, Eastern Market, Woodley Park, Minnesota Ave, etc.)

Email or Call Parisa at 202-783-7400 x 107 to RSVP. Contact: D.C. Environmental Network's RE-TREE D.C. Campaign at (202) 783-7400 x 120/107.
5/17/02 Fri.Noon to 2 pm
The National Neighborhood Coalition 2002 Forum: Looking at Hope VI
Join NNC for a discussion of the role of HOPE VI, its impact on neighborhoods, and the outlook for the future of the program. Speakers:

RSVP: Janice Clark at the National Neighborhood Coalition, (202) 408-8553 Email

5/17/02 Fri.3 pm
PEANUTS to the Poor, Demonstration for Affordable Housing
CALL the Mayor 727-2980 - tell him we need
ACT NOW to save affordable housing. DC's new budget marks $11 million for the Housing
Production Trust Fund, instead of $22 million, then Mayor Williams gives $90 million to develop
luxury office space at Gallery Place.
At: Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wash., DC
Washington Innercity Self Help Contact: Linda Leeks, (202) 332-8800.
5/17/02 Fri.3 pm

Rally for Affordable Housing

Protest DC's cutting housing funding in half!At the District Bldg. (also called the Wilson Bldg) at 14th and Constitution
5/18/02 Sat.9:45 am - 3:15 pm
Organize A DC Social Forum
This is a call for grassroots organizations, collectives, individuals and other benevolent members of civil society to discuss the possibilities of working together and supporting each other's issues.

National Mall (between 4th & 7th St's., NW) Wash., DC
DC Social Forum

Contact: Mark Cimino 202-271-7990

5/20/02 Mon.Call
"Pentecost 2002: Speaking the Truth About Poverty"
Call to Renewal is hosting this national mobilization on welfare reform in Washington D.C. Briefings, training and networking. Religious leaders will lead a National Interfaith Day of Action with simultaneous candlelight vigils in at least 20 cities to draw attention to the moral and religious call to end poverty in America.Expensive Registration, but can call for volunteering and low income 800-523-2773 or 202-328-8745 or visit web site.
5/20/02 Mon.6:30 - 9:30 pm
Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of East Timor
Celebrate the first Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of East Timor. Proceeds will benefit FOKUPERS, an East Timorese NGO working for women’s rights, and the East Timor Action Network. ETAN, PO Box 15774, Washington, DC 20003-0774. RSVP: Megan Walsh, (202) 607-6694.
5/20/02 Mon.7 pm
"Salt of the Earth" May Day at the Movies
A classic film directed by Herbert Biberman. Both a work of artistic freedom and political defiance, blacklisted Biberman's banned masterpiece remains a landmark in political filmmaking. Made at the height of McCarthyism, the film is the dramatization of a strike of Chicano workers in a New Mexico zinc mine. Cosponsored by the DCJCC Screening Room; JUFJ; and the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO.
Tickets 800-494-TIXS Contact: JUJF 202-777-3248
5/21/02 Tues.7:30 am
Help leaflet 21 parking garages in 90 minutes and be at work by 9:00.Contact: Tracy Lingo, 202-393-7939 ext. 13 to sign up.
5/21/02 Tues.12:30 - 2 pm
Permanent War and International Legitimacy
Part of the Foreign Policy in Focus¹ free brown-bag lunch lecture series. Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St., NW #1020
Call ahead 202-234-9382
5/21/02 Tues.4-7 pm
Race to the Bottom: Attention Runners
A rally and race will begin at the site of the World Economic Forum regional meeting. The race begins at 6:00 pm and ends in Murrow Park across from the IMF/WB headquarters,18th & H Sts. NW, with a short rally. Join Thousands of People From Across the Economic Spectrum for the FIRST EVER 1K RACE TO THE BOTTOM! Whether you're an MBA in the Rat Race or an underemployed activist with the Human Race, this Race to the Bottom is a can't-miss event for anyone trying to get ahead *or* left behind. Hear the THUNDER OF THOUSANDS of the working poor pound the asphalt!Sponsored by National Coalition for Jobs and Income Support and Mobilization for Global Justice. Contact: Christy 202-882-9649
5/21/02 Tues.7 pm
Wealth and Democracy: The Dangerous Politics of American Prosperity
Kevin Phillips discusses his book.Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Wash. DC
5/22/02 Wed.7:30 - 9 pm
"Living the Sustainable Life in European Cities"
Pamela Lindstrom, land use expert and member of the Montgomery County Transportation Policy Report Task Force, will present this slide show. White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring (Silver Spring Metro, Red Line) and then take a bus.
5/23/02 Thur.6:30 pm
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Fights Back
ACORN Demands Housing Production Trust Fund dollars be restored and used for rehab of abandoned properties; providing loans and grants for home repair to low income homeowners; and reducing lead health hazards. Expected guests: Eleanor Holmes Norton, Councilmember Fenty, Councilmember Graham, Councilmember Mendelson. Other councilmembers and the Mayor have been invited. Contact: Bethesda Baptist Church, 1808 Capitol Ave. NE (Mt Olivet and West Virginia Avenue NE), Wash., DC.
Contact: ACORN at 202-547-9292 or Jobs with Justice, Rose Marie Flynn
5/24/02 Fri.9 am - 6 pm
Hope and Crisis in Palestine & Israel
United Methodist Middle East Network and the Methodist Federation for Social Action are sponsoring a conference on the current crisis and their responseLutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St., NE (Union Station Metro, Red line), Wash., DC
Fee: $3 or $20 with lunch and dinner included. Contact: 202-546-8806
5/24/02 Fri.3 - 4:30 pm
What Conflict Analysts Can Offer the Middle East
A panel of conflict management practitioners and theorists will address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but their dialogue will differ from most other examinations of the topic in media today. Instead of focusing solely on the politics and history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the panelists will discuss various models of conflict management and apply them to the current situation in the Middle East. George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street, NW, Room B02 (Foggy Bottom Metro, Blue/Orange Line)
contact: Dana Graber, The Communitarian Network, (202) 994-8937.


6/1/028 pm
Fundraiser for Maryland United for Peace and Justice’s (MUPJ)

This “fundraiser” will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Part of the Super Pops Series, it will include a concert by the much-touted Mambo Kings. [The official BSO program states: The incredible "Mambo Kings" join the BSO for pulsating Latin rhythms with a spicy salsa beat, performing "Malaguena" and other Latin-flavored hits] A reception follows the
performance, where we hope to “meet and greet” the group.

Seats for the fundraiser in the Orchestra section are $45 (the floor of the hall) and for the Terrace section (the 2nd balcony), $35 per person. Please make checks out to: “MUPJ” and send them to:
327 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
6/1/02 Sat.9 pm
"Vietnam Passage" Journeys from War to Peace chronicles the stories of six Vietnamese whose lives took divergent directions both during and after the war.
This one-hour documentary will premiere on PBS. A production of Wind & Stars Production Group, the
program was directed and
produced by Sandy Northrop and is hosted by Los Angeles Times reporter - and former South East Asia correspondent - David Lamb.

WHUT Channel 32
6/9/02 Sun.7 pm
Seeking peace for Palestine and Israel: A Town Meeting
Hear Greenbelt resident Jean Snyder’s firsthand report, with pictures taken during her April 2002 visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank, about the impact of the recent Israeli siege on Palestinians.
From Lewis Roth of Americans for Peace Now, learn more about the efforts of Israeli peace activists to enhance Israel’s security by negotiating an end to the long conflict between two peoples in one homeland.
Share your ideas and feelings on how American citizens may promote justice and security for both Israelis and Palestinians.

Greenbelt Community Center multi-purpose room (15 Crescent Rd.), Greenbelt, MD

Contact: Lucy Duff

6/14/02 Fri..11:30 am
DC Council member Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Voting Rights and Redistricting announces a public hearing on Bill 14-647, the "District of Columbia Flag Redesign Act of 2002." The bill will promote the cause of full voting representation for the citizens of the District of Columbia in the United States Congress by redesigning the flag of the District of Columbia to include the words "DC" and "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" within the flag. This will raise public awareness of the District of Columbia's lack of voting representation in Congress. Surveys suggest that most United States citizens support full voting rights for District residents but that many are not aware that District residents have no vote in the Congress. Flags of the several states and the District of Columbia are flown at many locations across the country. Changing the flag to display this message will bring the struggle for voting rights to those places, as well as making more visitors to the District aware of the struggle.

John A. Wilson Building, Room 412, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Those who wish to appear at the hearings should contact Mr. Edward Elder, Subcommittee Clerk, at (202) 724-8064 by the close of business on Wednesday, June 12, 2002.

6/14/02 Fri.5:30-6:30 pm
Women in Black Vigil for Israeli/Palestinian Peace
Women in Black DC stands in solidarity with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel working for a just and viable peace. We join their demands: that Israel end its brutal occupation, that Israel end its human rights abuses of the Palestinians, and that Israel dismantle the Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories. We denounce the use of violence against against unarmed civilians on all sides. We commend the Israeli conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in an occupying army. Women in Black DC is a part of the international Women in Black movement, which was founded in 1988 by Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women demanding an end to the occupation. We stand in solidarity with all our sisters around the world calling for peace through justice in their countries, nations, and communities.

Farragut Square Park, 17th and K Sts., NW

Vigils are held weekly. Please wear black. Signs will be provided. Contact:

6/14/02 Fri.7-9 pm
"The Things That Make For Peace"
Our panelists are Philip Farar, Mai Abdul Rahman, and Nicole Sorger. This forum will address one of the most intractable and volatile international problems of our time-the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Our country bears particular responsibility because of its role in helping create the problem after World War II and then rendering strong military, economic, and political support preponderantly to one side. Drawing on their own core beliefs, faith perspectives and personal experiences, representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, and Palestinian Christian communities will lead off the discussion and will then leave plenty of time for questions and additional input from other participants. Putting aside the Who-Bombed-Whom Yesterday approach so characteristic of the media, we will attempt together to shed new light on the underlying causes and core issues.

Festival Center/Servant Leadership School,1640 Columbia Road, NW

Donation and RSVP requested. Contact: 202 328 7312 or

6/14/02 Fri.7 & 9 PM
"VIVA JUDI BARI" Film and Celebration

"VIVA JUDI BARI", a documentary film from California, pop your own corn and learn about the case. This week environmental activists and all citizens won a huge, precedent-setting lawsuit against the FBI, who car bombed activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney a decade ago. The suit won $4.4 Million from the FBI, basically proving that the government is very capable of lying, cheating, killing people it claims to serve and protect, but the PEOPLE can have justice.

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm (video),10:00 pm (party)
DC Indymedia Center, 2329 Champlain St.NW

THE FULL STORY This is a mondo victory and WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE!! We're going to get down! Live music by Breaking Ground, Dr. Bell. $7.00 donation at door to benefit the DCIMC.

6/14/02 Fri.7:30 pm
U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan Accelerates India, Pakistan Conflict
The imperialist occupation of Afghanistan has increased the armed conflict in the region and heightened the war danger between India and Pakistan. The roots of that conflict lie in the creation of Pakistan by the departing British imperialists as a spearhead against the Indian revolution. Washington has for decades used Pakistan against the struggles of working people. Come participate in a discussion about the roots of this conflict and the revolutionary road that needs to be taken in order to solve it.

Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St. NW

Speaker: Sam Manuel, Socialist Workers Party. Suggested donation is $4. Contact: 202-387-1590.


Join a National Call-In Friday, June 14 to Monday, June 17
Sen. Lieberman (D-CT) signed onto the conservative Democratic Carper/Bayh welfare reauthorization bill, despite earlier indications that he would not support it. The Senate Finance Committee is writing their bill this week, so it is very important for other senators to weigh in with Committee members in support of a progressive agenda. ...Continued... 
6/15/02 Sat.10 am
The Color of Your Skin-Are you Color Struck?
This In-Her-Light workshop is for women of the African Diaspora. This topic is revisited because of the discussions we've had in the past. Yes, we are still being confronted by hurtful experiences associated with our hues. The paper bag test is still in existence. How women are overcoming or coping with the issue of being too light and being to dark will be discussed.

1419 V Street NW, Basement

For more information contact Cassandra at 202-332-6561 or


6/15/02 Sat.11am - 7 pm
Aaryana Imports Open House, Fundraiser for Afghan Widows and Orphans
After 25 years of war, the Afghan people face continued conflict and desperate challenges today:
100's of thousands of orphans need our help, for food, shelter, education; equally tragic numbers of widows have no way to feed their children; $25 U.S. can feed a family for a month. A locally owned small business and charitable store. ALL profits, every day, donated to high quality relief and reconstruction projects in Afghanistan. Central Asian & Afghan rugs and imports. Handmade Carpets (Afghan, Persian, Indian, Turkish, Tibetan) and Afghan crafts & jewelry for sale. Photography exhibit,

55 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD (just off State Circle)

Information, & Free refreshments. Information: Fahmia Vorgetts, owner at (443) 762-8812 or rawa_afg@yahoo.comor afghanhelp

6/15/02 Sat.8 pm
PEACE IN IRAQ: Vision and Critique of the US Anti-Sanctions Movement
Free and open to the public. Speakers include SCOTT RITTER, former UNSCOM Chief Weapons Inspector, KATHY KELLY, Nobel Peace Nominee, Co-Founder of Voices in the Wilderness and JACK DUVALL, producer of the documentary, "A Force More Powerful."

St. Aloysius Church, N. Capitol and I St., NW (Union Station Metro, Red line)

Sponsored by Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC). Contact: 202-543-6176

6/15-18/02 Sat. to Tues..

IRAQ FORUM & ADVOCACY TRAINING (June 15-16, Church of the Brethren). LOBBY DAYS (June 17-18, Capitol Hill). Speakers include: Raad Al-Kadiri, Petroleum Finance Company; Phyllis Bennis, Middle East Analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies; David Cortright, President of the Fourth Freedom Forum; Edward Peck, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Prof. Peter Pellet, Team Leader for four FAO missions to Iraq.

. Organized by the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) and co-sponsored by: Arab American Institute, American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Focus on American and Arab Interests and Relations (FAAIR), Friends Committee for National Legislation, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice, Church of the Brethren Washington Office, Mennonite Central Committee USA-Washington Office, NETWORK, Pax Christi, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace and Women's Action for New Directions.

Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave. SE

Requires pre-registration no later than Monday, June 10. Fee: $50 or $35 (for students and low-income). For full schedule, Register online at: register.html. Contact: 202-543-6176.

6/16-18/02 Sun. to Tues.
Great Labor Arts Exchange
The 24th Annual Great Labor Arts Exchange and the 5th Annual Conference on Creative Organizing.
The Great Labor Arts Exchange (GLAE) is a national gathering of union members, union staff, union officials, artists and labor educators who use music, art, poetry, theater, murals, posters, cartoons, puppets, film and websites to strengthen the labor movement. Held in conjunction with the GLAE, the Conference on Creative Organizing (CCO) is a training program for union activists and staff in the use of picket line songs, parodies, chants, skits, game shows, costumes and other creative organizing techniques. Youth scholarships for artists, performers, media, activists folks are available through the Youth Leadership Support Network. We have 10 scholarships available this year to cover registration, workshops and meals.

George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, MD (Metro, Red line)

You will need transportation to and from Silver Spring. The arts exchange ends with a concert on June 18 that is free and open to the public. All exchange participants will have opportunity to be in the performance if desired. Contact: Doug Calvin (202) 489-7892 or
For more information call (202) 974-8040/8041 or www.laborheritage

6/17/02 Mon.10 am
First Humanitarian Aid Worker Fined $10,000 for Sending Medicines to Iraq

"If I'd received a $100 traffic ticket, I'd be entitled to a hearing before a judge, but with this fine of $10,000, I am not."


National Press Club, Zanger Room, 13th floor, 529 14th Street NW


6/17/02 Mon.6:45 - 8:45 pm
Enron Explained, Part II
SALSA class with Daphne Wysham & Tyson Slocum. Public officials and the mainstream media present the Enron scandal as the product of corporate misbehavior, or as one "bad apple"-not a rotten barrel. The policies of corporate-driven globalization-deregulation and privatization of the energy sector, together with the gutting of regulatory oversight of the energy industry, at home and abroad-paved the way for Enron's freewheeling and corrupt activities. These policies remain in place for other corporations to exploit. Few understand that this manipulation was made possible with billions of dollars in taxpayer money. In this forum we will examine both the international and domestic political context for the Enron scandal, simplifying the issues for those who want to know the root causes of the story behind the headlines.

IPS, 733 15th St., NW, Ste. 1020

Fee $5. Contact: for a full schedule of classes, or call 202-234-9382 ext. 229.

6/17/02 Mon.7 - 10 pm
Citywide Emergency Mobilization to Save Rent Control
The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition is calling this meeting to stop rip-off rent increases, support tenants rights, and keep rent control in DC. Entry-level rents have doubled in less than two years, annual rent increases average hundreds of dollars, rent ceilings have tripled or more. For poor, low or fixed income people, these hikes are destroying the foundation of rental housing.

UDC Main Auditorium, Bldg. 46, Connecticut Ave. & Windom Place, NW (Van Ness/UDC, Red line)

. Contact: TENAC (202) 628-3688.

6/17/02 Mon.7:30 pm
The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action
Author Arthur Helton discusses his book.

Politics & Prose Books, 5115 Connecticut Ave. NW


6/17/02 Mon.7:30 pm
A Visitor Returns from the Occupied Territories
Dennis Warner speaks on his recent experience in Middle East. Pax Christi member Dennis Warner recently returned from the Middle East, after spending two weeks there as a "legal observer" with the International Solidarity Movement. He will speak publicly about his experiences. All are welcome to attend. If you have not already read his moving and detailed journal entries during his time in Jerusalem/Bethlehem/Hebron/Gaza, please take the time to visit the Pax Christi USA website where they are available ( We hope folks feel compelled to read and share Dennis's balanced and informative reports with others. Contact: Susan Gunn at (202)667-4050 or

6/18/02 Tue.10 am
Linda Leaks Trial
Most of you know from an earlier message from Linda that she was arrested, quite roughly, by the Housing Authority Police when she went to meet a client in one of their buildings, ostensibly because she didn't have proper I.D. Sounds innocuous, but the punishment is not, so please try to be there. It would be really great if a had a large group of folks were there to support her.

DC SUPERIOR COURT, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Room 218


6/18/02 Tue.12:30 pm
POTS and PANS PROTEST for Welfare Mothers
Protest theme: "Count care-giving as work and value it in welfare reform". Welfare "reform" reauthorization is in its last stages in Congress. The situation is urgent. Mothers are being forced to leave their children for any job at any wage and/or face destitution, homelessness and criminalization.....(Continued)

Capitol Building, 1st & Independence Ave., NE, Wash., DC
For info contact: The Every Mother is a Working Mother Network Email Call 215-848-1120 or 323-221-1698.

6/18/02 Tue.7 pm
Who Owns History?
A panel discussion of Eric Foner's book, with Ira Berlin and Francois Furstenburg.Politics & Prose Books, 5115 Connecticut Ave. NW, Wash. DC
6/18/02 Tue.7:30 pm
The performance features leading labor artists, who are in town to attend the 3-day Great Labor Arts Exchange and Conference on Creative Organizing. The event is free and open to the public. Outdoors, weather permitting.

George Meany Center for Labor Studies, 1000 New Hampshire Ave. NW

For more information call (202) 974-8040 or LaborHeritage or contact: 202-974-8040.

6/19/02 Wed.10 to 12 Noon
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
A training session. RSVP or for more information call 291-4147 or Family Life Center, Lower Level Hall,1510 9th St NW, Wash., DC
6/19/02 Wed.11 - 12:30 pm
Women in Conflict and Peace
Speakers: Jolynn Shoemaker, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Ambassador Donald K. Steinberg, Deputy Director, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State; Hassina Sherjan Samad Executive Director of Afghanistan Libre, Vice President of Public Affairs, Afghanistan Information Center (Confirmed); Joyce Davis, Knight Ridder Newspapers (Speaker & Moderator); and Lory Manning, USN (Retired). Please send registration information via email to: or via fax (202) 647-4040. For information concerning upcoming Open Forum events, please visit our website
6/19/02 Wed.12 - 2 pm
"Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow"
Filming and discussion of "Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow". Speaker: Pervez Hoodbhoy, filmmaker and writer/lecturer on South Asian Issues. Please join us for this film screening, which will be followed by Q/A. FREE and open to the public. GREAT FOR INTERNS. Bring your lunch. Light refreshments provided. . For more information, please contact Shannon or Julie at 202-234-9382 or
6/19/02 Wed.6:30 pm
Dispossession: The Story of Palestinian Refugees
The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP) invite you to participate in our Summer 2002 film series. FRONTIERS OF DREAMS AND FEARS, 2001/58 min. [Palestine/Lebanon] Characterized as a "vivid and troubling testimony to love and hope" by Pillar to Post, this film is the story of two Palestinian refugee girls. One from Shatila camp in Beirut, the other from Dheisha camp in Bethlehem, the girls embark on an extraordinary journey separating them from their childhood and eventually from each other. Director: Mai Masry. ON THE BORDERS OF GARDENS, 2000/75 min. [Palestine/Israel] Over one million Palestinians still live in refugee camps more than 50 years after the creation of the state of Israel drove them from their homeland. This film is an exploration of questions: Who is responsible for refugees? Should refugees return to their homelands or be compensated? How? Who will return? When? And where to? Director: David Rigden. All films are in Arabic with English subtitles. Attendance is free and registration is not required.

The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, Potomac Plaza, 2425 Virginia & New Hampshire Aves NW (Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, Orange and Blue lines)

Attendance is free and registration is not required. For more information, please call 202-338-1325.

6/19/02 Wed.6:30 pm
DC Carribean Film Festival 2002
THE JOURNEY OF THE LION (1992)- Jamaica/Germany - 1 hr 30 mins - docu-drama. Life in Jamaica for Rastafarian Brother Howie (Howard Anthony Trott) and his children is a day-to-day struggle for survival. One day, the opportunity arises for Brother Howie to embark on a journey that will take him half way across the world to England, and then on to Africa, in a journey of repatriation to the home of his forefathers, the "Land of the Lions." A unique docu-drama following one man's trip into self-discovery through travel. Each film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Keith Warner, Professor of French and Caribbean Studies at George Mason University, author of the book: On Location: Cinema and Film in the Anglophone Caribbean.Free. For more information and pre-registration TransAfrica or call 202-223-1960 x137.
6/20/02 Thur.10:30 - 12:30 pm
. Impact of 9/11 on Refugees and Immigrants
A forum moderated by Cece Fadupe of National Public Radio with Eugenio Arene, Council of Lationo Agencies; Gloria Williams-Bervard of INS, David Garfield, Esq., immigration lawyer; Elizabeth Hayward, Asylum Officer, and Judi Okawa, Ph.D., Center for Multicultural Human Services. The event is part of the second annual World Refugee Day events.

Josephine Butler Center, 2437 15th St.. NW (at Euclid St.)

For more information and a full schedule, contact: Sweta Shaw (202) 483-0780.

6/20/02 Thur.5:30 - 8:30 pm
. Struggle Against Lori Berenson's 20 Year Sentencing
Get-together /Fundraiser. Join Rhoda and Mark Berenson to honor and maintain the struggle against Lori Berenson's 20 year sentencing. Fun, relaxing time with others who want to help free Lori. Potluck, Bake sale, Silent Auction, and Live Peruvian Music.Please call or email if you can bring food for the potluck or bake sale. Call or email Laura or Katie at The Committee to Free Lori Berenson : (202) 548-8480 email
6/20/02 Thur.6 - 8 pm
Making the World A Better Place
Citizen Works' summer rooftop speaker series is designed to give non-profit interns and young activists an inside view on making the world a better place. Joe Leonard, the DC Bureau Chief and Public Policy Director of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition will lead off the series. Presentation and Q&A first hour, refreshments and reception follow. Feel free to bring your organizational materials for display and distribution. . Speakers will continue weekly through August 8. RSVP Katie Selenski (202) 265-6164 or email
6/20/02 Thur.6:30 - 9 pm
Psychologists for Social Responsibility
An open meeting of the DC Metro Area Psychologists for Social Responsibility to share perceptions of the current situation, discuss our concerns as local residents, bring our ideas and experiences to explore options for future work to address the psychological issues we are facing in these critical times. Welcome our new co-coordinator Tod Slaon, brainstorm and create networks of support.

UDC Auditorium Lobby, Bldg. 46, Connecticut Ave. & Windom Place, NW (Van Ness/UDC Metro, Red line)

Refreshments. Contact: PSR (202) 745-7084.

6/20/02 Thur.7 - 9 pm
Risking Peace in Colombia
Hear the story of a courageous experiment in non-violence. Javier Sanchez, representative of the Peace Community San José de Apartadó in northern Colombia, will share this rural community¹s experience of resistance, perseverance and hope in the midst of war in Colombia. Violence and war in Colombia seem to be spiraling out of control, and the Bush administration proposes deeper military involvement. ... Continued...

Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
This event is open to the public and it is free of charge. Co-sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America, The Fellowship of Reconciliation and Amnesty International, Chapter 228. For information call Leslie at 410-381-4899 or Peter at 410-740-1416.

6/20/02 Thur.7:30 pm
Join a strategy discussion of proposed $100 million Neighborhood Investment Fund, plan for July 22nd WIN Accountability Action, get updates on local neighborhood investment, and more. Jews United For Justice is a proud member of WIN, a grassroots interfaith effort bringing economic and social justice to Washington, DC.

Holy Redeemer Church, 206 New York Ave., NW (at New Jersey Ave.)

Contact: 202-884-7635 or

6/20/02 Thur7:45 pm
Guatemala: The Challenges of Reconciliation and Dealing with the Past
An evening of discussion led by Virginie Ladisch regarding the process of building peace in countries recently emerging from civil war. ...Continued...

Cathedral of St. Matthew, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Contact: Susan Gunn at (202)667-4050 or

6/21/02 Fri.12 - 2 pm
Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru, Talk and Vigil
Brown-bag lunch Discussion on the Truth and Reconcilitiaion Commission in Peru, and a vigil later to commemorate the Anniversary of Lori's 20 year sentencing at the Peruvian Embassy. It has been one long year since Lori lost her chance at freedom a second time. Let us gather with Lori's parents to remind the government of Peru that we will not forget her and demand she be returned to the people who love and care about her. It Is believed that President Toledo will be at a reception that evening at the Peruvian Embassy.

(vigil at 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW) Stuart Mott House ,122 Maryland Ave. NE, Wash., DC

Call or email Laura or Katie at The Committee to Free Lori Berenson, (202) 548-8480 or

6/21/02 Fri.7 pm

DC Indymedia Center, 2329 Champlain St., NW, Wash., DC
Spiral Q Puppet Theater and curate a quarterly cabaret called the Puppet Uprising.
$5.00 donation at door to benefit the DCIMC. Party to follow with 2 bands. Contact: (215)729-2809 or email.

6/22/02 Sat.
DC Social Forum Planning Meeting
There will be a gathering to celebrate "summer of peace". This event will build unity with various groups that have the common thread of peace and give the progressive community a platform to respond to rapidly changing events during these troubled times. We urge you to join us so together we can continue the momentum generated from the events of April 20th and to build unity among diverse groups with the common goal of a better world.

Ellipse behind the White House


6/28-7/2/02See Schedule
Democracy Summer
A group of young activists and over 200 volunteers from 20 states around the country are here this week at George Washington University to train, educate, organize and mobilize around the democracy issues ranging from campaign finance reform, racial profiling, etc. to the struggle to FREE DC. This Friday, Sunday and Monday the spotlight is on DC. They will leaflet and get signatures on the mall Sunday June 30 and lobby their own U.S. Representatives for DC democracy on Monday.LEASE PARTICIPATE. If you can spend any time passing out Stand Up!
fliers, lobbying, or just attend, on these days, contact 232-2500 or Bill Mosley of Stand Up! at Schedule of events at
6/28-7/7/02Thur's & Sat's 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Brazil: The Soul of Samba
Brazilians are a musical people. They sing to celebrate and they sing to mourn. They sing to defend their beliefs. Never deserting their battlefield, this army of musicians and poets has scored the cadence of Brazil's modern history. Move to the pulsating rhythms of Samba in this world premiere musical that melds one of the world's most distinctive musical styles with witty dialogue that captures five decades of vibrant Brazilian history and culture.GALA Warehouse, 1021 Seventh Street, NW (between New York Ave. & L Street - Mt. Vernon and Gallery Place Metro)
FOR INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS, CALL (202) 234-7174 or visit
6/28/02 Fri.8:30 am
Supreme Court Seven Trial Opens
Seven death penalty abolitionists unfurled a banner reading "Stop Executions!" at the Supreme Court on Jan. 17, 2002 - the 25th anniversary of the first execution after re-instatement. That day the 752nd inmate was executed. The seven will stand trial in D.C. Superior Court before Judge Gerald Fisher.DC Superior Courtroom 217 or 218, 2nd floor.
6/28/02 Fri.11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The State of the World: Assessing Global Sustainability
Speakers: Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of International Trade, Harvard University; Director, Harvard University's Center for International Development; other speakers TBA.For registration information, please send inquiries via email to: or (202) 647-0532.
6/28/02 Fri.11:30 - 1:30 pm
Demonstration at Bush Endorsement of Rep. Connie Morella
Residents of the 8th Maryland congressional district and other peace and justice activists will demonstrate at a lunchtime fundraising event for Rep. Morella who is being endorsed by President BushMarriot Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Wash., DC
Neighbors United for Justice and D.C. Anti-War Network.
6/28/02 Fri.5:30 to 8:00 pm
Statehood Green Friday Campaign Social
An informal social event, with snacks & drinks. A chance to meet Statehood Green candidates and campaigners and get involved in one or more of the campaigns.DC Statehood Green Party,1314 18th Street NW, lower level.
More information: 202-296-1301.
6/28/02 Fri.7:30 pm
The next Militant Labor Forum will be a discussion on the current crisis facing the Catholic Church, which is not a "sex scandal" as depicted in the big business media. Pathfinder Bookstore, 3437 14th St., NW
Contact: 202-387-1590.
6/28/02 Fri.9:30 pm
Starvin' for Justice 2002
The Ninth Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the U.S. Supreme Court. Activists of faith and conscience from across the U.S. will converge on Washington, D.C. for four days of activities commemorating the historic 1972 and 1976 Supreme Court rulings that suspended the death penalty in the U.S. and later allowed executions to resume.Organized by the Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC) and endorsed by the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Call 800-973-6548 to RSVP. $10-$20 plus drinks. For more information or to learn how to support Starvin' For Justice, please visit
6/29/02 Sat.10 am - 6 pm
Cuba Table At DC Caribbean Festival
DC-Havana Sister City Project (DC-HSCP) will be providing information and helping to staff a table at the Caribbean Festival. We are excited about the opportunity to once again ensure that Cuba is included in the Festival as a member country of the region.Banneker Community (formerly "Recreation") Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
DC-Havana Sister City dc-hsca@onebox.comAssociation, or (202) 777-2641 x7863.
6/29/02 Sat.11 am - 5 pm
Community Health and "Healthcare on Wheels" Health Fair
1st Annual Community Health and "Healthcare on Wheels" Health Fair. Sponsored by the South Washington Collaborative and Georgetown University KIDS Mobile Medical ClinicFor more information, call 488-7997
6/29/02 Sat.12 Noon
Huge number of speakers and supporter including International Answer: List
New York 212-633-6646
Washington 202-332-5757
Chicago 773-878-0166
Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545
6/29/02 Sat.12 Noon
The Olympics has ravaged communities throughout the world, causing displacement, gentrification, budget deficits, environmental destruction, security nightmares, misdirected planning and closed-door decision making. Human needs in the District must come first! Come speak out for: Schools, not Stadiums, Affordable housing, not Olympic villages, School Sports, not Olympic sports, Hospitals, not Hotels, ZERO Displacement, No taking of Eminent Domain, Stop the Secrecy and Let the People Decide.

Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (Federal Triangle, Orange & Blue Lines)

For more info contact, 202-588-5255.

6/29/02 Sat3 - 5:30 pm
House Clean-Up
Join Homes Not Jails for a clean-up and update about the campaign around the house. The house is two blocks north of 21st and Benning Rd., NE and is accessible by bus. Homes Not Jails occupied and began repairs on the vacant, HUD-owned building on Thanksgiving of 2000, in the hopes of creating a permanent affordable place to live for residents of DC who need it most.

At: 1959 H St. NE, Wash., DC

6/29/02 Sat6 - 9 pm
Kwame Ture Birthday Party
The Kwame Ture Work-Study Institute and Library invites you to join us at a joyous celebration of the 61st Birthday of Kwame Ture. The Program Includes: Welcome and Thank You, Brief Report, Messages of Solidarity, and Cultural Presentations by Englishman & the Shango Band * Lucy Murphy * Amafujo with Moodswing * Charles Thompson (doin' a mean James Brown) * Pan-African Dance Music

Reading Room, Blackburn Center, Howard University, Wash., DC

* Bring Your Dancing Shoes! Food and Beverages will be served! Admission is free. For more informore information send email to

6/29/02 Sat7:30 pm
Rebel Against Patriotism! Celebrate Independent Media! Say Goodbye to the IMC Space! We are moving out of our current space at the end of June, but we are having one last party so that the community can join us in celebrating everything that the DC IMC has accomplished in the past two years. FREE ADMISSION.

DC Independent Media Center, 2329 Champlain St NW, Wash., DC

Contact: DC Independent Media Center, or 202-452-5936.

National Summit on the Impact of Incarceration on African-American Communities
University of the District of ColumbiaFor information, visit Keepthetrust
6/30/02 Sun.5 pm
Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976
Piero Gleijeses discusses his book.Politics & Prose Books, 5115 Connecticut Ave. NW, Wash., DC


July & Aug.
Four-week sessions each month sponsored by AFL-CIO in various cities. Brings hundreds of workers, students and community activists into the streets and neighborhoods to develop skills for union organizing drives and campaigns for workers rights and justice. Weekly stipend of $250 and local transportation costs provided. Participants must cover long-distance travel costsContact Union Summer Organize (800) 952-2550.
7/2/02 Tue.6:45 - 8:45 pm
Know Your Rights! Community Organizing Around US Prison System
A SALSA class with DC Justice & Solidarity Collective and the DC Chapter of the National Lawyers' Guild, providing an open forum for community activists with a desire to change the system. This forum will include DC community organizers and members to share their work and discuss their visions. Moderated by Carol Tyson.

IPS, 733 15th Street, NW, Ste. 1020

Free. Contact: or (202) 234-9382, ext. 229.

7/3/02 Wed.12 - 2 pm
Arming the Enemy On Both Sides: America's Role in the International Arms Trade
Foreign Policy In Focus presents the Fifth Annual Film and Speakers Series. Film: The Human Cost of America's Arms Sales . Come face to face with people who have suffered because of the sale of U.S. weapons to non-democratic regimes around the world.

IPS, 733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020

For more information, please contact Shannon or Julie at (202) 234-9382 or

7/4/02 Thur.10 am
Security Through Justice, Protest at NSA
Join the Jonah House, and Baltimore Emergency Response Network in the annual 4th of July In[ter]dependence Day demonstration. Meet at the Jonah House, 1301 Homeland Ave., at 9:00 am. Organizers believe "Security Can Only Be Achieved Through Justice." All are welcome to join the visit to the NSA, the Puzzle Palace, an enormous conglomeration of buildings and satellite dishes about twenty miles south of Baltimore. The agency is involved in spying on electronic communications.

At: National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD.

The protest will end at 11:00 am, and there will be a potluck picnic afterwards at the Jonah House. Call Max at 410-323-7200 or Jonah House 410-233-6238.

Independent Truth Commission on 9-11
"United Call for an Independent 9-11 Truth Commission. A Statement of U.S. Community, Labor, Political, Religious & Youth Leaders To the People of the United States and the U.S. Congress.
"The right to search for truth implies also a duty." --- Albert Einstein
See details at: Sign-On Petition
7/11/02 Thur.7 pm



Black Radical Congress, DC
DC N'COBRA, D.C. Health Care Coalition, IntoAfrica, Inc.
The Praxis Project, Project South, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Plymouth Congregational United Church of
Christ - Health Ministries Committee

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capital NE, Wash., DC

7/12/02 Fri.10:00 am
Public Hearing On Human Rights Discrimination
Public Oversight Hearing on the Mayor¹s Executive Order on Human Rights Discrimination, held by the Subcommittee on Human Rights, Latino Affairs and Property Management.DC City Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C., Room 412
Contact: 202-725-8050.
7:00 pm
El Barrio Street Theater: Standing Our Ground
El Barrio Street Theater's Summer 2002 Production, Standing Our Ground/Aqui Nos Quedamos - a
performance on the issue of gentrification. El Barrio Street Theater brings together a diverse group of neighbors across race/culture, gender, and class to engage in artistic and creative activities that address critical issues impacting the well being of our communities.
Lamont Park (Lamont & Mount Pleasant Sts., NW
El Barrio Street Theater is a project of Sol & Soul. For more
information, call 526-4417 or 745-2630, or check out our website at
7/13/02 Sat.11 am
"Holy War : The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World" Book Discussion Group
The Washington Peace Center sponsors this discussion by the Cleveland Park Group. We will discuss the first half of "Holy War : The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World" by Karen Armstrong, chapters 1 through 6, pages 1 through 234. Everyone is invited to read the books and join our discussion.Cleveland Park Library, Connecticut Ave. at Macomb Street, NW
Contact Joe Cohoon
12-5 pm
DC Teens Produce Media with a Mission: Worldyouth Media Training
A project of the Youth Leadership Support Network. Who is the news? Young people are saying they have voices, and will produce media reflecting that. Young people are almost invisible in the mainstream media. .... Participants will learn skills like news writing, interviewing, commentary writing,and radio production. Young people will then produce stories and commentaries for radio, web, and print.Josephine Butler Center, Basement Media Lab, 2437 15th Street NW (at Euclid St.)
Contact: Robin Chen Delos, (703) 476-1668 or Douglas Calvin, (202) 489-7892.
6 pm
Jasaga David Sawyer Concert
A concert to inspire the unfinished agenda in the quest to build the Beloved Community. And presentation of the Second Annual Josephine Butler Nuclear Free Future Future Award to Michele Tingling-Clemmons. Jasaga David Sawyer is a legendary DC area singer-songwriter and song-leader He has been active in the New Song Movement and the Labor Heritage Foundation, and was a founder and organizer of the world famous Takoma Park Folk Festival. 4614 Central Ave. NE (Benning Road, Red line)
Contact: Gray Panthers at 202-347-9541 or John Steinbach at 703-369-7427.
7/14/02 Sun.1:30 pm
Lambda Sci-Fi
Monthly meeting and social for GLBT science fiction, fantasy and horror fans and their friends. Bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink to share.

1414 17th St., NW, Wash., DC
Contact 202-232-3141 or

6:30 PM
Bastille Day potluck supper - video speech by Michael Moore, author of "Stupid White Men."

Please Join the DC Alliance for Democracy this Sunday evening for a Bastille Day potluck supper and viewing of a video speech given earlier this year by Michael Moore, author of "Stupid White Men." We'll also be discussing / planning events for later in the summer and early fall, including plans for Sept. 11 and possibly sponsoring public citizens hearings by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on his bill to ban weapons in

DC Alliance for Democracy
RSVP 202-237-0413

Connecticut Ave., Apt. 212, N.W., Wash., DC

8 pm
"A Question of Balance: National Security Policy and the Developing World"
Discussion with Professor Don Stanton, a retired naval officer who worked on policy staffs in the Pentagon, served on the US-Russia Defense Conversion Committee, and was an adjunct professor of international relations and geography at Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria. He is a graduate of Cornell and Georgetown Universities. (Event will be in English). Al Hewar Center, Vienna, VA
For more information or directions call (703) 281-6277.
9 pm
"Endgame in Ireland" PBS Series
This is the second in the series, which began on July 7. "Ceasefire" (1994-1996)WETA (channel 26 in DC) and WMPT (Channel 22)
7/15/02 Mon.7-9 pm
LYRICS ON LOCKDOWN: Slammin' the Prison Industrial Complex
An interactive perfomance-based workshop using Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Theatre and Dance to build resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex. BLACKOUT Arts Collective is a national organization founded in 1997 by a group of students,artists, and activists of color committed to empowering communities of color through the arts, education, and activism. St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton St, NW
Contact: Retta, 202.589.1105 or
8 pm
Report on Palestine
By official representative of Pax Christi USA
Pax Christi member Dennis Warner of Falls Church, VA was in Palestine in May 2002 as an
official representative of Pax Christi USA, reporting for the Catholic Peace Voice. Dennis will share details of his experience as a witness for peace with the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian NGO dedicated to non-violent resistance to the occupation of Palestine. He participated in peaceful demonstrations with Israeli peace groups in Israel and witnessed the effects of the occupation in the West Bank and Gaza.
Brookmont Church, 4000 Virginia Place, Bethesda, MD (Bethesda, Red line)
7/16/02 Tue.10 - 12 noon
The Compassion Component: Welfare Reform and the Tradition of Social Justice
The landmark federal welfare reform legislation of 1996 is set to expire on September 30. But with just a few weeks remaining on the congressional calendar before the August recess ... Details...

The National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Wash. DC
RSVP to Brenna Moore at (202) 955-5075 or

12 noon to 2:30 pm
THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT presents a lecture and book signing by author Ronald Kessler. Event is free, pre-registration required.Ropes & Gray, 1301 K Street, N.W., 8th Floor
Contact: Mark S. Zaid, 202-371-6626.
6:45-8:45 pm
Know Your Rights: Life Under Post 9-11 Laws, SALSA Class
Learn about the laws passed since September 11th designed to "protect¹" you while chipping away at your freedom. Learn how these laws are affecting communities, and what you can do. With Kit Gage, National Committee Against Repressive Legislation. Classes are limited to 30 participants733 15th Street, NW, Ste. 1020, Wash., DC
Contact: Nefta Freeman, 202-234-9382 x2290 or
12 - 1:30 pm
What Next in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?
A report on a trip to the Middle East by James Matlack, director AFSC Washington Office. A Quaker Working Party, an international group of Friends journeyed for a week in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinan conflict. This report will give a summary of what was encountered and what calls out for urgent response.Methodist Building, Conference Room #3, 100 Maryland Ave., NE (Union Station, Red line)
Contact: James Matlack, AFSC 202-483-3341.
7/17/02 Wed.7:30 - 9:30 pmDavis House/AFSC, 1822 R St., NW (Dupont Circle, Red line)
Contact: James Matlack, AFSC 202-483-3341.
8:15-9 am
SOA Watch Demonstrators on Trial
On April 22, in Washington, DC, protesters were arrested while condemning US intervention in Columbia.
The action was coordinated by School of the Americas Watch. For details, go to 37 other activists are on trial now for demonstrating at the headquarters of SOA last November.
DC Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue (Union Station, Red line), Wash., DC
Contact: Holly L. Miller (202) 543-1517 or
6:30 pm
The Extremists: Jewish Settlers and Islamic Militants, Films
INSIDE GOD’S BUNKER: THE STORY OF THE HEBRON MASSACRE/1994/41 min. [Palestine]. An up-close portrait of the extremist Jewish settlers in the West Bank town of Hebron and their feelings about Baruch Goldstein and the late Yitzak Rabin. This film includes the only footage filmed when Hebron was closed to the media after the massacre. Director: Micha X. Peled.
WE ARE GOD'S SOLDIERS/1993/52 min. [Gaza] This video presents an eyewitness account of the Islamic movement in the Gaza Strip. The documentary contains interviews with soldiers of Hamas who have been expelled by Israel and an examination of two brothers, each of whom belong to separate Palestinian factions. It has been called a "very complex and sensitive portrayal of the realities in Gaza". Director: Hanna Musleh. All films are in Arabic with English
The Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine (CPAP), 2425 Virginia Avenue, NW (at New Hampshire Ave., Fobby Bottom/GWU, Blue/Orange lines)
Attendance is free and registration is not required. Contact: 202-338-1325.
7/18/02 Thur.6:30-8pm
Citizen Works Rooftop Speaker Series
A series designed to give nonprofit interns and young activists an inside view on making the world a better place. Guest speaker: Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen¹s Global Trade Watch. Citizen Works, 1616 P Street, 7th Floor conference room/rooftop
Contact: Katie Selenski, 202-265-6164
7/19/02 Fri.12 Noon (See Sat. below)
DC Hip Hop Theater Festival
The District of Columbia Arts Commission is Collaborating with The New York City Hip Hop Theater Festival and The Source Youth Foundation to present The D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival. The two-day long festival includes concerts, a poetry slam, plays, and participatory workshops
showcasing performers from New York City, England and Washington, D.C. Details
Ronald Reagan Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Fri)
[Different address on Sat.]
5 pm
"The Remembering U Street an Evening Stroll"
Sisterspace and Books will open for our weekly Friday evening tour.Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U Street NW
Contact: 202/332-3433
7 pm
Forum on Palestine
Hosted by the D.C. Coalition to stop the U.S. war against Iraq. Speakers will include Stephanie Reich, who will speak on the nature and political thrust of the Zionist movement from the end of the 19th century to the 1948 Palestine War; Ibrahim Ali, Palestinian activist, who will speak on Palestinian resistance to Israeli policy from 1948 war to first Intifadah (mid-1980s); and John Steinbach, who will speak on Palestinian resistance to Israeli policy from first Intifadah, on through Camp David, Oslo, and Wye negotiations up to the present. Each speaker will include in their presentations their analyses of the current situation, future likelihoods, and the two state solution.St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton Streets, N.W. Was., DC
7/20/02 Sat.1 pm
DC Hip Hop Theater Festival
The District of Columbia Arts Commission is Collaborating with The New York City Hip Hop Theater Festival and The Source Youth Foundation to present The D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival. The two-day long festival includes concerts, a poetry slam, plays, and participatory workshops
showcasing performers from New York City, England and Washington, D.C. Details
Living Stage, 1901 14th Street, NW & Lincoln Theater, 1215 U Street NW (Sat) [Different address on Fri. above.]
7/26-28/02See Schedule

STRATEGIES for Peace, Equality and Justice in an age of GLOBALIZATION

Symposium on

This conference and symposium is organized by the Educational Fund of the Committees of Correspondence for Socialism and Democracy. It will take place in San Francisco, CA at the Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University, 800 Font Blvd., SF CA 94132Registration and Housing:
CCDS Con/Con, 116 W 111th St., NY, NY 10026, 212-663-3526


8/2/02 Fri.5 pm
Come to see the 30-foot DC Statehood Now flag drop, during rush hour, an event organized by
Adam Eidinger, Statehood Green candidate for DC Shadow' Representative.
Q Street Bridge over Rock Creek Parkway
Contact: Adam, 202-232-8997
8/2/02 Fri.6 - 9 pm
The DC Coalition for Housing Justice Meeting
Development Corporation of Columbia HeightsDevelopment Corporation of Columbia Heights, 3419 14th Street, NW
Contact: Rose Marie Flynn at
8/2/02 Fri.8 pm
A Diverse Night of Live Music and Poetry
FEATURING hip hop, bands and spoken word artists: Slimm GOINES (rap); Marco DEL FUEGO (spoken word); INQUILAB (metal/funk); Alex MACKENZIE (folk); Maurice ALVARADO (classical guitar) and more. Suggested donation: $10 - no one will be turned away.Brought to you by Haymarket books at Contact: 202 232 5483.
8/3/02 Sat.12 noon - 8 pm
Cultures for a Just Peace Festival

Community Coalition for Peace and Justice is co-sponsoring a day-long neighborhood festival to celebrate many cultures for justice and peace.

Plymouth Church, North Capitol St. & Missouri Ave., NW
Please reply to Ann Masnik at Event contact: IntoAfrika at 202-797-9127.
8/3/02 Sat.4 - 6 pm
A meeting to start planning and publicizing a counter-protest and unity rally when the nazi National Alliance comes to DC.

Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road, NW
For more information on the counter demonstration, come to the organizing meeting announced below, visit or to get on the email list

8/3/02 Sat.7:30 pm
Bonnie Raitt & Lyle Lovett Green Highway Tour Concert
Nuclear Information and Resource Service is selling tickets to this event.
Merriwether Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland
Contact Don Keesing at NIRS 202-328-0002x10 or
8/4/02 Sun.12 noon
Pancake Breakfast to Support Peace in Iraq
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center will be holding a pancake bake in the Social Hall of St. Aloysius Church to raise awareness and money for peace in Iraq. Erik Gustafson will address U.S. war plans in Iraq. HELP US STOP A WAR! Suggested donation is $5. Contact Sara at EPIC, 202-543-6176
8/4/02 Sun.6 pm
DC Collective Meeting
The DC Collective is a local progressive South Asian organizing group. This is our regular monthly meeting, not the film festival meetings, which are happening separately and in parallel. If you want to stay up to date on the film festival, Check. Contact: (202) 638-6010.
8/5/02 Mon.6:30 - 8:30 pm
Hiroshima Remembrance Ceremony

. Testimony of A-Bomb Survivors
. Peace & Justice Art Exhibit
. Children's Program
. Candle Lantern Float Ceremony

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Wash., DC
8/5/02 Mon.7 pm
The Affordable Housing Strategy Group
The Affordable Housing Strategy group is planning an Affordable Housing Community Meeting on September 5. The location has not been finalized as yet. Come to this planning meeting. For more information.Christopher Price House,1301 Belmont Street, NW
Contact Linda Leaks at WISH (202)332-8800.
8/6/02 Tue.
National Day of Action on Iraq
The National Network to End the War Against Iraq has called a National Day of Action on August 6 and the week surrounding it. Action days focus on: Prevention of another military attack on Iraq; Raising awareness of the Pentagon¹s threat to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iraq; Linking the issue with actions marking the 57th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. For information and ideas, visit or email
8/6/02 Tue.5:30 pm - 9 pm
Baltimore Remembrance Program
(Vigil supper, disscussion)
Details....AFSC Office, 4806York Road
Max 410-323-7200

8/7/02 Wed.6 - 8 pm
Citizen Works Rooftop Speaker Series
A series designed to give nonprofit interns and young activists an inside view on making the world a better place. Guest speakers: Ralph Nader and Theresa Amato, Founder and President, Citizen Works. Contact: Katie Selenski, 202-265-6164
8/7/02 Wed.7:30 pm
"A License to Murder": Video Showing
Irish Northern Aid Committee will hold a free showing of the BBC documentary "A License to Murder" which shows direct evidence of British government collusion in the murder of Belfast human rights attorney Patrick Finucane. This video was widely acclaimed in England but has never been shown in the U.S. INAC works with Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and Sinn Fein in support of the Good Friday Agreement and a peaceful, reunited Ireland.

Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Contact: Randy, 301-325-5560 or

8/8/02 Thur.9:45-10:30 pm
Nagasaki Remembrance Programs

Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate Nagasaki Bombing


Lafayette Park, Wash., DC
8/9/02 Fri.7-9:30 pm
Panel Discussion: "Uniting for Peace and Justice"

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area
Hibakusha Guests from Hiroshima


American University, Massachusetts & Nebraska Aves., Wash., DC
8/11/02 Sun.11:30 am
Brunch with Leonard Weinglass to support Kurt Stand
Leonard Weinglass is a noted civil liberties attorney now defending Kurt Stand. Kurt Stand is now serving a 17-year sentence on espionage-related charges brought by the government after a sting operation. The sting was fashioned based on information about their legal activities and about the mental health of Terry Squillacote, Kurt's wife, gathered through secret eavesdropping, wiretaps, surveillance, and searches of their home and computer authorized by a secret court under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The justification for the secret searches and surveillance were never revealed by the government in Kurt's case, just as they have been kept secret in every other prosecution based on FISA evidence. The use of FISA in Kurt's case was upheld by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (the Supreme Court declined to hear his case), and the government's powers under FISA were recently expanded by passage of the USA Patriot Act.

At: 7216 Trescott Ave, Takoma Park, MD (Takoma Park Metro, Red line)
Come and learn more about the post-conviction appeal of Kurt's case and the threat to our civil liberties that FISA represenst, both before and after September 11. Please RSVP:


8/11/02 Sun.6 - 8 pm
Social Justice Open Mike
Stompin Grounds Coffee House, 7th and Pennsylvania, SE (Eastern Market Metro, Blue/Orange line)Sponsored by Jews United for Justice. Contact: Jevera Temsky 202-884-7632 or
8/16/02 Fri.12 noon - 1 pm
Indonesian Human Rights Protest
Should militaries get away with murder, rape, and torture? Should Exxon Mobil? If you answered "no" to these questions, then you are invited to demonstrate with others outraged by the atrocious human rights record of the Indonesian military. Make YOUR voice heard as we protest: Military violence, including murder, rape, torture, and forced displacement - against the peoples of Indonesia, Aceh, and West Papua.Indonesian Embassy, 2020 Massachusetts Ave., NW (Dupont Circle Metro, Red line)
Contact: Radhi Darmansyah, SIRA, Aceh Referendum Information Center, 202-368-2862, or Karen Orenstein, East Timor Action Network, 202-544-6911
8/16/02 Fri.6:30 - 8 pm
Women in Black Vigil: Non-Violence Training
Women in Black-DC, has organized a training/orientation overview regarding non-violence and de-escalation approaches for folks' holding vigils such as ours. Nadine Bloch, a long-time peace and justice trainer, activist and WIB supporter has agreed to lead the session. Everyone is encouraged to attend. We'll meet across from the Farragut Noth Metro and do some introductions in the park. Then, we'll move to a WIB-DC member's office.
Connecticut and K Sts., NW (following vigil)
RSVP to Svetlana so that we have an idea of how many to expect.
8/17/02 Sat.8:30 am on....

Millions for Reparations Rally & Demonstration


Reparations for African Americans is a moral issue. According to Dr. W.E.B. DuBois over 100 million Africans were lost and sacrificed during the Holocaust of African Enslavement. Join the largest mass gathering ever to address the trans-Atlantic slave trade and wilfull destruction of families and cultures. Let our collective voices be heard about Crimes Against Humanity, Torture, Terrorism, Forced Enslavement, Castrations, Lynchings, The Slave Pension Debt, Mis-education, Discrimination, Racism & Racial Profiling, Drug Addition, AIDS, Genocide and Hate Crimes.

8:30 am (Marcus Garvey Rally), Lincoln Park (5th & Massachusetts Ave., NE, Union Station Metro)
12:00 Noon (Demonstration) US Capitol West Side (3rd & Constitution Ave., NW, Capitol South Metro, orange & blue lines)
Contact: 202-452-7650 or 202-635-9337 or Email

12:30 pm
DC Social Forum/Future Village Meeting
The DC Social Forum planned for September could include a "Future Village" based on the idea that another world is possible and what it might look like. This organizing meeting is open to any group that has a vision for the future based on alternate energy/economy/ecology and participatory democracy. In addition to demonstrations of actual alternatives, presentations on new visions and technologies may be scheduled at a "Multiversity" at the site.Planning will include outreach to other groups, permit and props, and actually making the event happen. Contact: John Judge
7 pm
"Battle of Cuito Cuanavale"
A documentary by Cuban film makers of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola in 1988, where Cuban, Angolan, and Namibian forces turned back an invasion by the South African army, dealing a decisive blow to the system of apartheid. 1hour. Followed by discussion.Sankofa Books and Video, 2714 Georgia Avenue, NW, Wash. DC
Sponsored by the Africa-Cuba Speakers Committee. Contact: 202-841-1725
8/18/02 Sun.See details
National Forum on Poverty - In Chicago

National Forum on Poverty

This is a friendly reminder about the National Forum on Poverty being held in Chicago this summer on August 18th at the W Chicago City Center. Please feel free to visit the above web-site for more information. This event is sponsored by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and a number of other professional and academic organizations. Hope to see you there

8/19/02 Mon.7:30 pm
Interfaith Peace Campaign Meeting
The Interfaith Peace Campaign (IPC) of the 8th US Congressional District is holding a meeting. IPC lobbies and campaigns in CD-8 (Representative Morella's district) for a "sane, transparent,
and less violent U.S. foreign policy".
Unitarian Universalist Church, 501 Mannakee Street, Room 31, Rockville, MD
Contact: Steve Lapham, 301-947-1920.
8/21/02 Wed.6:30 - 8:15 pm
DC Area War Tax Resisters Dinner and Discussion
Sharing our tax resistance stories as well as information for those interested in war tax resistance. Talking about how war tax resisters can get involved in the upcoming Sept. 11-related peace group commemorations, as well as work non-violently against the
war on terrorism and probable attack on Iraq.
Chop Sticks at 717 H Street NW, Wash., DC
1 block from Gallery Place metro on the Green/Yellow/Red Lines
For more information call Greg 202-483-3751 or Carol 202-635-3739
8/23/02 Fri.6 - 9 pm
"Happy Birthday Celebration"
for the
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The largest anti-sexual assault organization operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline will be celebrating it's eighth year of operation at a special party. Fee: $25 includes Buzz afterparty with Crysal Method and free beer and free CD to first 100 people. Nation, Half & K Sts., SE (Navy Yard Metro, Green line) Wash., DC
Sponsored by Buzzlife and Nation. Contact: RAINN 202-544-1034 or tickets online
8/23/02 Fri.Call
Twin Oaks Community Women¹s Gathering
19th Annual gathering of women, Celebrating Ourselves in Community. Dance, Movement, Drumming, Camping, Swimming, Creative Activities, Workshops, Sweats, Mud Pit, Ritual, Fun, Singing, Games. Fee: $40-$140

138 Twin Oaks Road, Louisa VA

Contact: 540-894-5126 or 540-894-8141, email

8/24/02 Sat.3 pm
No Nukes on Native Lands Concert
Concert featuring John Trudell & Bad Dog. Admission is $12Plymouth Congregational Church, N. Capitol & Missouri Ave./Riggs Road, NW, Wash. DC
Concert featuring John Trudell & Bad Dog. Admission is $12. Call 202-328-0002x10
10:15 am - 1 pm
Anti-Nazi Demonstration

The National Alliance has received a permit for a rally at the steps of the US Capitol on August 24th.


Dominion Hills Shopping Center, 6000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA
Contact: Project SHINE, 202-299-1055
"Redemption Ritual" Rehearsal
Rufus Stevenson and Jah Kente International will be doing a dress rehearsal of the "Redemption Riutal". Poems by great African American writers like Sterling Allen Brown, Robert Hayden, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker and James Weldon... Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, 14th & Irving Sts NW (Columbia Heights Metro)
Contact: Elizabeth McIntire
8/25/02 Sun.9 am - 5 pm
Organic Car Wash to Benefit Charlie's Place
Charlie's Place volunteers and clients will be helping to raise money to sponsor students walking in this year's Help the Homeless Walkathon. Embassy Mobil, 2200 P Street, NW, Wash. DC
Contact: Chris Otten at 202-234-7075
Community Health Fair
WATTCH is sponsoring a community helath fair "Health Care for All" Infomation at:
9/2/02 Mon.AM
P.G. county Peace
& Justice Coalition contingent in the Labor Day parade in Greenbelt
A renewed invitation: your group is welcome to join the P.G. county Peace & Justice Coalition contingent in the Labor Day parade in Greenbelt, the morning of Sept. 2. We will have a vehicle carrying a positive message for a non-militaristic foreign policy, just before the anniversary of Sept. 11. You may bring your own banners and literature to hand out to the crowd. Greenbelt, MD
9/5/02 Thur.5:30 pm
The Spectre of Hope
Part of 2002 Global Justice Film Festival, September 5 (through September 26). A collection of 15 films documenting the horrors of global poverty and development, discussions led activists and campaigners to follow. The Spectre of Hope - with Sebastito Salgado & John Berger, directed by Paul Carlin [overview of globalization's impacts in over 40 countries]. DISCUSSANTS: Joanne Carter, RESULTS & Irungu Houghton, ActionAid USA.Communication Workers of America / Jobs with Justice, 501 3rd Street, N.W. (Judiciary Square Metro, Red line)
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265.
8 pm
Environmental Conference: "One Earth"
"One Earth: Celebration of Unity and Diversity," the second annual Century of the Environment conference, is a celebration of our one Earth - it's unity and its diversity, interconnectedness, and its many cultures. Co-sponsored in part by the Lifebridge Foundation, the Internatinal forum on Globalization, and Co-op America.Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, New York
nformation and registration by phone at 800-944-1001 or visit
9/6/02 Fri.5:30 - 6:30 pm
DC Women in Black Vigil
Silent vigil for peace in Palestine/Israel /Afghanistan. Please wear all black; signs will be provided.17th and K Streets, NW, Wash. DC
Contact: Sarah Anne Minkin, or
6:30 pm
To Be A Woman
Part of 2002 Global Justice Film Festival, September 5 (through September 26). To Be A Woman , produced by Omega Bula [women surviving under structural adjustment in Ghana, Zambia, and Uganda]. DISCUSSANT: Njoki Njoroge Njeh, 50 Years Is Enough Network.The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW, Wash. DC
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265.
Adams Morgan Community Festival
Celebration of Diversity. Washington Peace Center will have a table on Sunday.18th & Columbia Roads, NW, Wash., DC
9/7/02 Sat.11-2 pm
Community Meeting/Dialogue
Themes: War and Peace, Economics After Enron, the National Agenda, Civil Liberties, the Causes of 9/11. Sponsor: DC Alliance for Democracy. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Rm. A-10
Contact Steve Cheivetz at or call 301-203-9263.
3 pm
It's My Life
Part of 2002 Global Justice Film Festival, September 5 (through September 26). It's My Life , the story of South African AIDS activist Zackie Ashmat, who has HIV but refuses anti-retrovirals until they are available to all. DISCUSSANT: Rob Weissman, Essential Action. Casa Del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW, Wash. DC
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265
9/8/02 Sun.
WorldYouth Network Meeting
Join us at our new location, in the Sangha marketplace andperformance space (and soon-to-be cafe). All merchandise at Sangha is fair-trade goods supporting endangered peoples from around the world. We will discuss youth voices at Sept 11 commemorations and other events coming up, and encourage YOU to become a spokesperson to various media about YOUR PERSPECTIVES. We will continue planning a youth-run radio program "Youth Outbreak" and share info about youth media programs in DC and elsewhere. We will plan the next steps of SHINE -- Stop Hate, Inspire Neighborly Engagement, as we spread the word in our region about countering neo-Nazis in our neighborhoods and promoting positive youth.117 Carroll Street NW, Takoma Park, MD (Takoma Park Metro, Red line)
Contact: Youth Leadership Support Network at
(202) 489-7892.
3 pm
Three films on Poverty and Globalization
September 26). Three films: a) Global Village or Global Pillage? [overview of structures of globalization; b) From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras [laid-off Tennessee factory workers visit Mexican communities where factories moved to] c) Two Trevors Go To Washington [global justice activist Trevor Ngwane and finance minister Trevor Manuel, both from South Africa, experience the A16 protests in DC, April 2000]. DISCUSSANTS: Fred Azcarate, Jobs With Justice & Soren Ambrose, New Voices on Globalization.Casa Del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW, Wash., DC
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265.
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Capitol Hill Community Candlelight Gathering on 9/11
A gathering of neighbors struggling to deal with the aftermath of 9/11, to remember, reflect and heal. Many are striving to understand what is happening in the world and at the same time grappling with loss, fear and anger. Neighbors are encouraged to hold potlucks or church dinners prior to the event. Sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of MetropolitLincoln Park, 5th St. and Massachusetts Ave., NE, Wash., DC
9/9/02 Mon.9 - 11 am
A panel will define extremism, identify what religious leaders can do to combat extremism and discuss when extremism turns to terrorism.National Press Building, First Amendment Room, 529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor, Wash. DC
Contact: Muslim Public Affairs Council at
6:30-9:30 pm
Black Reflections on 9/11
Dialogue on War, Terrorism and Peace. Followed by candlelight vigil at the Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive, NW (Van Ness and Connecticut Ave.) Sponsor: Black Voices for PeaceHoward University Law School, Houston Hall, 2900 Van Ness St., NW
Contact Damu Smith at 202-232-5690.
6:30 pm
Globalization and Africa: Which Side Are We On?
Part of 2002 Global Justice Film Festival, September 5 (through September 26). Globalization and Africa: Which Side Are We On? [events & interviews at World Conference Against Racism, held in South Africa in 2001]. DISCUSSANT: Njoki Njoroge Njeh?, 50 Years Is Enough NetworkCasa Del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW,
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265.
National Call-In Days on Iraq
Talk to your representatives on these days to oppose the planned war against Iraq. A US attack on Iraq will harm our relations with our European allies, and will increase anti-American sentiment in the Middle East. Virtually all Arab nations oppose the idea of a US attack on Iraq. A US war on Iraq will: Take the lives of US soldiers and many innocent Iraqi civilians; Increase anti-American sentiment abroad; De-stabilize the Middle East; Undermine international cooperation; Defy international law including the United Nations (UN) charter; Cost American taxpayers billions of dollars at a time when the US economy is stumbling. Instead, the US should pursue real solutions that will make us safer: Open new doors for diplomatic alternatives to the current impasse; Lift economic sanctions that target Iraqi civilians; Negotiate, through the UN and other regional systems, a return of weapons inspectors to the country; Support democracy and human rights throughout the Middle East; Strengthen international agreements to reduce weapons of mass destruction. call Peace Action Education Fund at 202-862-9740 x3041. or see
9/10/02 Tue.9-11 am
The Potential for a Non-violent Intifada
CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION FORUM on "A New Possibility for the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict". A recent poll conducted by the Program on International Polling Attitudes has revealed evidence of substantial support for non-violence as an alternative to violence in the Middle East conflict. Dr. Steven Kull, the lead pollster of this poll, will share his surprising findings, and John Marks and Susan Collin Marks of Search For Common Ground will explain the strategies and possibilities of a broad-based, bi-communal, non-violent movement in the Middle East. Speakers: John Marks (SFCG), Susan Collin Marks (SFCG), & Dr. Steven Kull (PIPA). RSVP, ACCEPTANCES ONLY, by September 9 to Rebecca Larson, Search for Common Ground, or call (202) 777-2240.
Take a Ride on the Peace Train
George Lannon, Acting Asst. Secretary, Bureau of Consular affairs will discuss changes at the State Department relating to the new Department of Homeland Security and the US visa process and border security. Free to the public.At: National Mall
RSVP to Yvonne O'Brien at or 202-647-7129.
6 pm
Vigil on the Mall
Begin 24 hour fast for those who wish to fast. Continuing about 8:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Memorial (across Constitution Ave.) and at east end of the reflecting pool by the Lincoln Memorial. Reading of names of U.S. and Afghan victims, lighting of candles and candlelight processions.DC Alliance for Democracy, contact Steve Cheifetz, 301-203-9263, and American Friends Service Committee/DC, Bette Hoover, 202-299-1050,
Einstein statute, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Wash. DC
6:30 - 9 pm
Candlelight Vigil Against Global Violence
Washington Peace Center hosts a non-violent vigil in commemoration of victims from 9/11/01 to 9/11/02. Speakers include: Family members and friends of 9/11 victims from DC;

At: Dupont Circle Park, Massachusetts and Connecticut Ave., NW, Wash. DC
Contact us for more information at 202-234-2000 or See you there!

6:30 pm
Another World Is Possible
Part of 2002 Global Justice Film Festival, September 5 (through September 26). Another World Is Possible - [Impressions of the 2002 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil]. Another World is Possible - North American Voices at the World Social Forum. DISCUSSANTS: John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies & Analia Penchaszadeh, Jobs with Justice.The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Wash. DC
Contact: 50 Years is Enough, 202-463-2265.
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community Development and Racial Conflict Resolution
One in a series of forums on racial conflict resolution, seeking creative ideas to improve community relations. Dinner is provided.APPA Mission Center, 319 R St., NW, Wash., DC
Contact Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid at or 202939-0754.
7-9 pm
"Reflections on 9-11 A Secular Memorial"
The Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH) is conducting a secular commemoration of the tragedy of 9-11 in which the American Humanist Association is actively participating. Although many of the victims of last year's attack were non-religious, non-theists were largely excluded from the nation's very public mourning following 9-11. ... For more info see:
7-9 pm
9-11 Revisted
Viewers and volunteers wanted for a screening of films that take a closer look at 9-11 from an independent media perspective.Vision's Theatre, Florida Avenue & 18th St., NW, Wash. DC
CONTACT: DC Independent Media Center dc.indymedia
7:30 pm
Interfaith Fairness Coalition Meeting
For more information see or call 301-776-6891.Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi, MD
All faiths are urged to register 9/11/02 open houses or interfaith activities. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched a web site designed to allow local mosques, churches, synagogues, and other religious institutions to register their participation in a September 11th national "Day of Unity and Prayer"See:
6 am
Banner Protest
A legal, nonviolent civil action by members of the Interfaith Peace Campaign-Cong. Dist. 8, and IPC-CD4. To promote a more humane, more democratic, and less violent US foreign policy.Pedestrian overpass, Rt 270 and Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD
Contact: Steven Sellers Lapham, 301-947-1920 or
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
A Day of Reflection at Malcolm X Park
Three moments: 7:30-9:30 a.m. - Invocation for all who died in the U.S. and Afghanistan. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Witness against racial profiling, domestic violence and on-going U.S. wars. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Interfaith reflection on the future of America and the world in Dr. King's "The World House." Speakers include: Rev. Marjani Dele, Maureen Fiedler, Oscar Ordenes, Anas Shallal, Rev. Edgar Palacios, Ema Fraitekh, Damu Smith, John Judge, and Rev. Graylan Hagler. Spiritual events and music. 16th and Euclid Streets, NW, Wash., DC
Contact: Phil Wheaton - 301-270-9038.
8:30 am - 6 pm
9/11 Observance And Lobby Day
Please join Friends from across the U.S. on September 11 in Washington, DC for an Friends Committee on National Legislation... RSVP to: or call (800) 630-1330, ext. 144.
1:30-4:30 pm
Forum on Parole
A forum sponsored by the US Parole Commission for parolees, DC prisoner's family members and justice advocates. Learn about the parole process and address concerns to Commissioners.Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G St., NW, Room A-5, Wash., DC
Contact: DC-CURE at 202-789-212
5-7:30 pm
The Center for Social Media presents a screening of independent films responding to the events of 9/11/2001. This showing of independent filmmakers' work, including American University alumni, shows the importance of diverse perspectives in the media, the increasing flexibility of new media tools, and the creativity of artists and activists. ... Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, 3rd Floor, American University, Massachusetts & Nebraska Aves., NW
To RSVP, call Rouane Itani at 202-885-2060, extension 6.
7 pm
A September 11th Remembrance
Readings by Howard Norman, E. Ethelbert Miller, Coleman McCarthy, Jane Shore, Linda Pastan, Rick Atkinson, Akbar Ahmed, Myra Sklarew, Jennifer Toth, Alexandra Zapruder, and
Neil Lewi
Politics and Prose, 5115 Connecticut Ave., NW, Wash., DC
Contact Cleve Corner at 202-363-7663.
8 pm
"What Lessons Should be Learned by Americans and Arabs and Muslims from September 11?"
A Special Panel to discuss the lessons of September 11, featuring Mr. Jean AbiNader of AAI, Mr. Eric Erfan Vickers of AMC, Mr. Hussein Ibish of ADC (to be confirmed), and Mr. Nihad Awad of CAIR. To be moderated by Mr. AbdulWahab Al-Kebsi Event in English. Al Hewar Center, Vienna, VA
9/12/02 Thur.

DC Labor Filmfest

Films, etc.

Wine/Dessert Reception and flim, France 2002, $25 admission Four days of the world's best films about workers and work issues. Join directors, stars, workers and activists in celebration of the struggle for economic and social justice.Order tickets:
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Home Buying Workshop
Learn how to Receive Free Gift Money to Purchase your Home. A Free Workshop on how to use the Non-Profit Nehemiah Program to become a Home Owner. All workshops are Free and Open to the Public. A donation of a canned food for our community would be appreciated.Silver Spring Library, 8901 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD.
Seating is limited, Reservations are Required. Call 800.362.3878 code 4163.
6:45-8:45 pm
DC, Taxation, Representation & You
A SALSA Policy Forum panel discussion to examine the opposition to lack of voting representation in DC since 1800, the reluctance to be annexed by Virginia or Maryland, and the differences between home rule, voting representation and statehood. Panelists include Michael Piacsek, DC Statehood Green Party, Anise Jenkins of Stand Up for Democracy, Sam Smith of the Progressive Review, Jamal Najjab of DC Vote and Tim Cooper and Mark Richards promoting a Constitutional amendment. $5 donationIPS, 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020
For a full schedule of SALSA classes this month, see Pre-register at or call 202-234-9382 ext. 22
7 pm
9/11 Videos
Showing of "911 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows" and "Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth" (French authors discussing their book on the Saudi-U.S.-bin Laden connection) Followed by discussion. Sponsor: DC Alliance for Democracy.Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Maple & Tulip Sts., Takoma Park, MD
Contact Steve Cheifetz, or 301-203-9263.
Martin Luther King Assassination and COINTELPRO
A "braintrust" event at the annual National Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, sponsored and moderated by Rep. Cynthia McKinney. A panel of experts on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King and the related FBI COINTELPRO program of spying and disruption of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s will present new evidence and call for legislation modeled on the JFK Records Act to secure full release of all government files on these critical issues. Atty. Gen. Ashcroft is calling for a renewal of COINTELPRO now. Panelists include Martin Luther King, III, Judge Joe Brown, Dr. William Pepper, Philip Melanson, Lyndon Barsten and John Judge.DC Convention Center, 10th and G Sts., NW
Free. For details contact Rep. Cynthia McKinney's office at 202-224-3121.
9/13/02 Fri.

DC Labor Filmfest

Films, etc.

Wine/Dessert Reception and flim, France 2002, $25 admission Four days of the world's best films about workers and work issues. Join directors, stars, workers and activists in celebration of the struggle for economic and social justice.Order tickets:
1:30 pm on....
The Conservative Constitutional Counterrevolution

Join us for an afternoon of scholarly debate and consciousness-raising. Introduction and remarks by Elaine Jones, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. The Conservative Constitutional Counterrevolution with Norman Redlich, Dean Emeritus, New York University School of Law; Judge Edward Weinfeld, Professor of Law Emeritus, New York University School of Law. ....others... UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Bldg. 39, Room 201
RSVP: Delores Jackson: or 202-274-7349.
9/15/02 Sun.9 am - 5:30 pmBuilding A Movement: Popular Education Skills RetreatProject South will hold a workshop based on the principles of popular education focused on today's globalization and its effects on our daily lives and struggles, aimed at creating a movement for social and economic justice. Youth, grassroots leaders, union members, community organizers, scholar activists and students welcome.American University, Ward Circle Building, Massachusetts & Nebraska Aves., NW
Contact: Project South 202-332-5333.
3-5 pmSister Circle: Black Women and WorkA book discussion by author Dr. Sharon Haley and the Black Women and Work Collective. A new light is shed on black women's labor in the wake of slavery, and nineteenth-century social activists through autobiographical statementsSisterspace and Books, 1515 U St., NW (Cardozo/U St. Metro, Green line)
Contact: Sisterspace 202-332-3433
Empowering America's Future: 25 Years of Hispanic LeadershipThe Congressional Hispanic Caucus will host their 25th Anniversary Gala and conference.MCI Center, 601 F. St., NW (Gallery Place Metro, Yellow line) Contact: 202-543-1771.
Film Festival Film Festival A 9 month multi-theme documentary and art film series, showcasing films that unearth socio-political issues of concern to South Asian and South Asian-American communities. Contact: Mishka Zaman
9/16/02 Mon.6:45 - 8:45 pmWho Are the Cuban Five?A SALSA class with Gloria La Riva. Who are the Cuban Five and why are they being held prisoner in the United States? The Five; Gerard Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, and Antonio Guerrero, were solely involved in stopping terrorism. But the FBI arrested them in Sept. 1998, while the terrorists go free in Miami. Come learn why and how five Cuban men, serving 15 years to life in U.S. federal prison, have been falsely convicted by the U.S. government for supposed espionage in the U.S., when in reality the five were monitoring the ultra-right anti-Cuba terrorist groups that operate from Miami and have committed countless acts of terrorism against Cuba. Many of these organizations have operated with the full knowledge and support of the CIA.IPS, 733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020
Free. RSVP to 202-234-9382 ext. 229. You can also register on line and see the full class schedule at
7 pmPost 9/11 and Cop Watching: Keeping an Eye on the OppressorsPart of the Assata Sharkur Series on Community Resistance, a discussion sponsored by Organized C.O.U.P.Contact: 866-206-9069 or see
9/17/02 Tue.10 am on"Civil and Constitutional Rights In America Post 9/11"The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to sponsor this panel briefing.
Confirmed panelists include Professor David Cole (Georgetown University Law Center), Karen Narasaki (Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium), Wade Henderson (Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights), and Greg Nojeim (Chief Legislative Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union).
Rayburn Office Building, International Relations Committee Room (#2255)
Contact Amy Ajay at (202) 244-2990 or
9/18/02 Wed.9 - 10 amProtest at the Oak Hill Youth Detention CenterDC Superior Court Judge has threatened top officials at the districtís Youth Services Administration with contempt of court for failing to improve conditions at the Oak Hill facility. A hearing has been scheduled at the above time. Take an hour of your day to show that we will hold the city officials accountable to the people of DC. DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave. NW
Contact Critical Resistance at 202-521-0377
6:30 - 8 pmSupport Group for Abused WomenRamona's Way will be holding a weekly support group each Wednesday for women in abusive situations who also struggle with substance use.St. Stephen's Church, 16th & Newton Sts., NW
Call for exact location: Ali-Sha at 202-257-6790.
9/19/02 Thur.
GreenHOME Workshop: Greening Affordable Housing
This workshop will demonstrate how to design, build, and finance cost-effective, environmentally responsible and affordable housing.Contact: GreenHOME 202-544-5336 or
11:30 am 2:30 pm
DC League of Women Voters Annual Luncheon
Guest speakers Robert Liberatore and Kenneth Sparks of the Federal City Council. $25 registrationCharles Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. (& M), NW, Great Hall, Second Floor
Contact: LWVDC at 202-347-3020. See their voter guide at
5:30 pm
Rally for Corporate Accountability
Tell Conn. Gov. John Rowland (chair), George Bush, Ken Lay and the Republican Governors Association, "No More Business As Usual." Addreses government corruption, retirement security, money in politics, corporate irresponsibility and environmental degradation. Join the Connecticut Citizen Action Group in protest. National Building Museum Old Pension Building 401 F St. NW
Contact: Cassandra Mckee, USAction at 202-624-1729 or
7 - 9 pm
"Dispossessed" Video Showing
A video on the the story of forced relocation & unlawful killing in the Shan State of Burma.AFSC/DC, 2211 14th Street, NW
Contact: Ying 202-299-1050
9/20/02 Fri.
Northern Virginia "Call to Action" Conference
"In the Darkness of the Hour: Beyond Despair and Violence". Join others in Northern Virginia committed to justice and peace for special workshops on local alternatives and actions on a range of social and economic justice issues, including working poor, death penalty, electoral reform, and an independent media. Sponsored by Arlington and Alexandria Green Party, Jobs with Justice Coalition, Center for Voting and Democracy, WPFW Local Advisory Board, DC Independent Media Center. Break-out groups will discuss steps for future actions.National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Contact: Kirit Mookerjee 703-560-7546 or see Arlingtongreens
9/20-21/02 Fri - Sun
Confronting America's Low-Wage Economy
Forty Years After Michael Harrington wrote The Other America, poverty remains deeply embedded in American society. Since 1962 we have witnessed the War on Poverty.First Congregational Church, 10th & G Sts NW Washington DC
call Jim Wiel at 212-727-8610 ext. 30
9/21/02 Sat.8 pm
Pre-Festival Benefit Dance and Concert
Featuring Squeeze Bayou (Cajun Dance) and The Mammals. The Takoma Park Folk Festival and The Institute of Musical Traditions present a Pre-Festival Benefit Dance and Concert. The concert and dance benefit the 25th Takoma Park folk Festival. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. (Takoma Park Metro, Red line)
For tickets/info/directions call 301-754-3611
8 pm to Mid.
The 'Shadow' block party for D.C.
The 'Shadow' block party for D.C.
Statehood, organized by Adam Eidinger, was canceled last Saturday, September 14, because of rain. It has been postponed until next Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m. to midnight,
18th Street and Columbia Road NW in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood. For more information, call Eidinger at 202-232-1724
9/21-22/02 Sat., Sun.
The People's Summit
A People's Summit will be held in Washington, DC, calling on people to organize an event, be it training or workshops, panel discussions, networking sessions, artistic presentations, or any other group activity, on the broad topics of justice, peace, and equality. Here are just some of the topics we seek proposals on: gentrification, environment, labor and environment, education, development, community agriculture, human rights, transportation alternatives, illiteracy, gender, malnutrition, health rights, ecology, affordable housing, incarceration, GMO and food issues, local power, community development, political non-participation, disenfranchisement, global/local, unemployment, loss of benefits, temp work, personal finance, public art/people's art, energy, cultural gaps, eco-feminism, corporate welfare, public accountability, youth empowerment, violence

Email for location:


9/22/02 Sun.

11 am to 6:30 pm
25th Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival
Seven Stages of Music and Dance, dozens of performers, international foods, sign language interpreted, handicapped parking available. Washington Peace Center will have a table. Free parking on 9/22 at Montgomery College. Free Festival Shuttle Bus at the college or the Takoma Park Metro station.
Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. (Takoma Park Metro, Red line)
9/22/02 Sun. 3-6 pm
Dr. Julianne Malveaux Birthday Party
Celebrate the birth, work and writing, including her new books Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism, and Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 19 Most Important Issues Women Face. Wine and Cheese reception benefits Sisterspace and Books. Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U St., NW (Cardozo/U St. Metro, Green line)
ontact: 202-332-3433.
5:30 pm

"Debates In The Movement: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Guest Speakers Include: Starhawk, author and activist, Dennis Brutus, former political prisoner in South Africa, Chie Abad, a former sweatshop worker from the Philippines and Damu Smith, Black Voices for Peace

University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Building #38
For more information contact: (202) 722-1392
6 pm
Poetry Reading/Art Night Fundraiser
Experience the International Solidarity Movement in a totally new way. Money raised goes directly to a varied group of activists in Palestine who are calling attention to the injustices committed upon the people there. Anyone who would like to perform, read poetry, or express their creativity should respond to this message. Proceeds will benefit the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) which has been directly involved in non-violent civil disobedience in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.   At: Gua-Rapo, Arlington, VA
Contact: Michael Rhodes
9/23/02 Mon. 6:30 pm
DC Nonviolence Group Dinner Meeting
The DC Nonviolence group is for those interested in Gandhian ideas of
nonviolence and satyagrahi.
7:30 pm Discussion
Chop Sticks Chinese Restaurant, back room
717 H St NW
6:30 pm
Global Justice Film Festival
Life and Debt, by Stephanie Black [structural adjustment in Jamaica. DISCUSSANTS: Marie Clarke-Brill, Jubilee USA Network & Bill Fletcher, TransAfrica. Communication Workers of America / Jobs with Justice 501 3rd Street, N.W.
Contact: 50 Years is Enough 202-463-2265.
7 pm
Organized Community of People United (COUP)
A night of refreshments, music and discussion to introduce a new organization working to develop programs of assertion and resistance, whose purpose is to assert our fundamental rights and to resist the various and continuous assaults on the humanity, culture, politics, economics and society of Black/African and all oppressed people 2211 14th Street, NW (Columbia Heights Metro, Green line)
Contact: 866-206-9069, ext. 5413
Veterans Lobby to Close the SOA/ WHISC
Monday, September 23 - Wednesday, September 25
At the end of September, hundreds of veterans from around the country will travel to Washington, DC to take part in two days of activities organized by School of the Americas Watch and sponsored by Veterans for Peace. We are calling upon all veterans to make this special trip to DC to share with your Members of Congress a message of opposition to militarism and terrorism that is very personal and unique. Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave., SE
See: Contact: G. Taylor at 202-234-3440 or
9/24/02 Tue. 6:30 pm
Global Justice Film Festival
Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy , WTO and NAFTA rules favoring corporations. DISCUSSANTS: Carrie Biggs-Adams, Communication Workers of America & Sarah Anderson, Institute for Policy Studies. Casa Del Pueblo United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW
Contact: 50 Years is Enough 202-463-2265.
9/25/02 Wed. 12:30 - 4 pm
Washington Death Penalty Briefing
The "G-12" (AKA The Ad Hoc Death Penalty Working Group), comprised of 18 organizations is convening this briefing to bring together people/organizations mostly from the Washington, D.C. area that work on or against the death penalty or who are interested in doing death penalty work at some level in the future. A goal of this meeting is to develop better communication, coordination and synchronization of work among people and organizations working on the death penalty. The meeting will also enable participants to share reports of their past and current work. Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 100
Contact: Josh Noble at or 202-675-2319 to confirm your participation.
3 pm
Global Justice Film Festival
PROFIT and Nothing But! by Raoul Peck, economic globalization in Haiti. DISCUSSANT: Camille Chalmers, Ex. Dir. of PAPDA (Platform Ayisen pou Pledwaye yon Devlopman Altenatif). New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, NW
Contact: 50 Years is Enough 202-463-2265.
7 pm
End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank
Teach-ins and mass mobilizations. Global South Activists will speak about their work opposing corporate domination and destructive policies and projects of the World Bank and the IMF and campaigns for debt cancellation, reparations, environmental protection, anti-privatization and labor/gender justice. Activities include public debates, prayer vigils, nonviolent direct action, film festival, street protests. Coincides with annual meetings of the World Bank/IMF in DC. $30 registration. New York Avenue Presbyterian, 1313 New York Ave., NW
Register with: 50 Years is Enough, (202) 463-2265 .
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9/26/02 Thur. 9 am - 5 pm
End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank
Global South Activists will speak about their work opposing corporate domination and destructive policies and projects of the World Bank and the IMF and campaigns for debt cancellation, reparations, environmental protection, anti-privatization and labor/gender justice. Activities include public debates, prayer vigils, nonviolent direct action, film festival, street protests. Coincides with annual meetings of the World Bank/IMF in DC. $30 registration. National Baptist Memorial Church, 1501 Columbia Rd., NW
Register with: 50 Years is Enough, (202) 463-2265 .
12:30 pm
Global Justice Film Festival
The Water is Ours, Damn It! by Sheila Franklin, the people¹s rebellion against water privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia. DISCUSSANT: Oscar Olivera, Executive Secretary of the Cochabamba Federation of Factory Workers and spokesperson for the Coalition in Defense of Water and Life, known in Bolivia as La Coordinadora. The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW
Contact: 50 Years is Enough 202-463-2265.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Israel and Palestine: Current Findings in Public Opinion
Speaker Russell Stone, a professor of sociology at American University will lead a discussion on his book with community students and youth. Sponsors include Project South, Committee of Indigenous Solidarity, Stand Tall in Community Struggle. American University, Butler Pavilion, Board Room, 6th Floor
Contact: Project South 202-332-5333
6 - 9 pm
Latino Town Hall Meeting
The purpose of the Latino Town Hall Meeting is to inform, educate and create a dialogue in the Latino community regarding the issues around immigration when we see that the Bush administration narrows our civil liberties as citizens, people of color and immigrants. As the Bush administration get though on "terrorism" we see police profiling, arrests of "terrorists" and the persecution of immigrants in the United States. It is also our intention to create a series of events of this nature to cover other issues that affect the Latino communities in the United States and the issues that affect Latin American counties. The Latino Town Hall Meeting is been organized by a broad coalition of grassroots organizers and people from our communities in the metropolitan area, including the Independent Media Center Latino Branch, the WPFW 89.3 FM Latino Collective and WPFW 89.3 FM. The main issue to be discussed here is immigration.
Other local issues: Gentrification and Housing Issues in DC; Educational system, Privatization and bilingual or multilingual education; Employment Rights and Race Relations.
Latino Town Hall Meeting
Contact: Norberto Martinez at 202-362-8849.
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Project South Washington Fall 2002 Book Forum Series
Teaching & Organizing for Justice
  Israel and Palestine: Current Findings in Public Opinion with Russell Stone, Professor of Sociology at American University and author and editor of several volumes on Israeli and Middle Eastern study, will discuss current public opinion findings regarding the ongoing
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from both - Israeli and Palestinian - perspectives.
  American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW (at Nebraska Ave. - Ward Circle) Butler Pavilion – 6th floor Bd. Rm.
call 202.332.5333 or 301.367.1079



NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC with a joint action in San Francisco.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, National Lawyers Guild, Dr. Hans Christof von Sponek, former director of the UN Oil for Food Program Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxillary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Muslim Student Association Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF IFCO/Pastors for Peace Free Palestine Alliance, Mexico Solidarity Network, Nicaragua Network, Korea Truth Commission, International. Action Center, Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Middle East Children's Alliance, Bayan USA-International, Etc.....

internationalanswer New York 212-633-6646
Washington, DC
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9/27/02 Fri. ?
Local Day of Action for the Colombia Mobilization
The National Mobilization on Colombia is calling for a National Day of Action on September 27 to encourage groups to organize local actions in their communities and/or regions. These events will educate the public and media about US military aid, aerial spraying of poison, US training of Latin American soldiers at the SOA/WHISC, and the shift to counterinsurgency policies that are fueling the violence in Colombia, devastating the environment, and displacing tens of thousands in the name of the "war on drugs and terror" and "protecting US oil interests." For more information and organizing resources.
9 am - 8 pm
End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank
Teach-ins and mass mobilizations. Global South Activists will speak about their work opposing corporate domination and destructive policies and projects of the World Bank and the IMF and campaigns for debt cancellation, reparations, environmental protection, anti-privatization and labor/gender justice. Activities include public debates, prayer vigils, nonviolent direct action, film festival, street protests. Coincides with annual meetings of the World Bank/IMF in DC. $30 registration. (Workshops and Closing Plenary)
New York Avenue Presbyterian, 1313 New York Ave.
Register with: 50 Years is Enough, (202) 463-2265
1 - 5 pm
"Toward a Globalization of Solidarity"
This teach-in will be geared to student and young adult activists coming from or working in the Catholic tradition (all folks are welcome of course). There will be two presentations from campaigns active around issues at the heart of the globalization debate: Jubilee USA and the World Bank Bonds Boycott. These presentations will give a short overview of their work but will be primarily aimed at giving practical advice for getting students on campus and young adults in communities throughout the U.S. involved in these campaigns. Speakers: Mara Vanderslice Jubilee USA; Katrina Abarcar or Neil Watkins, World Bank Bonds Boycott; Tony Vento, Pax Christi USA. The final presentation will be a reflection and discussion on "Spirituality and Globalization: In Whose Image?" This presentation will center on how we can cultivate a faith-based vision that will help us to critique corporate globalization and move us toward a globalization of solidarity St. Aloysius Catholic Church (North Capitol and I Street, NW
Contact: Johnny Zokovitch at 352-271-6941
6 pm
Venezuela and Globalization
Venezuela and the Emergence of Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization in Latin America. A panel discussion of the Venezuelan "proceso" which breaks from the neoliberal political and economic model. Event organized by the Fundacion Venezolana para la Justicia Global. Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 Fifteenth St., NW, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Contact: Marya Murray Diaz or (202) 293-5380 ext. 208
7 - 9 pm
The Role of Faith in the Middle East Crisis: Is Non-violence a Way to Peace?
Friday, September 27 (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, September 28 (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Speakers: Mubarak Awad ­ Palestinian-American Peace Activist; Sis Levin ­ Educator among Israelis and Palestinians; Jerry Levin ­ Christian Peacemaker Teams; Journalist; Mark Brown ­ Public Policy Advocate for ELCA; Ken Giles ­ Jewish-American Peace Activist. Sponsored by:
Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Metro Washington DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.
Contact: Marvin Wingfield at
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UP Coming Events in NYC and Washington, DC!
Independent Progressive Politics Network National Summit
Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29
"Making Our Vision a Reality" is a working conference on building the network and the concrete development of vision over the next few years around pro-democracy, peace and justice issues. Rooms $79/night, registration $20-45. Keynote speaker Robin Kelley. Workshops on many topics. Several DC groups are part of the network
Ramada Inn, Newark, NJ
Contact: IPPN at 973-338-5398 or
Peacemaking in a Post 9-11 World: Learning to Coexist
Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
Featuring Rev. Al Herring, a powerful and inspiring speaker on issues of diversity and community building. He has worked as professor of Psychology at Manchester College (IN), and currently serves as Executive Director of Counseling, Career Development and Diversity at the University of Louisville (KY). He is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave SE
For schedule and details, call Alice at (202) 547-5924
Building A New El Salvador Today
Building A New El Salvador Today Contact: Tara Carr
9/28/02 Sat. 9 - 5 pm
DC/MD/VA Earth Charter Community Summit
Come to be Enlightened, Entertained and Engaged in observance of The Earth Charter, a "Declaration of Interdependence". We will unite by webcast with 20 other cities hosting Earth Charter Community Summits around the country. Our Program will include: Orientation to the Earth Charter, Round-Robin Check-in with other summit cities, Interactive sessions on key Earth Charter principles, Respect and care for the community of life, Ecological integrity, Social and economic justice, Democracy, non-violence, and peace, and "Next Steps" to bring the Earth Charter into our lives. University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Contact any of the following individuals: Steve Smith, (202) 778-6137 (W-days), Lore Rosenthal, (301) 570-7557 (H-eves), Lolly Simkins,
Mass Banner Drop, Six Billion Voices, One Message: No War in Iraq
Gather a group to create a banner large enough to unfurl in a public place. For those who can come to Washington, bring your banner and your group to the U.S. Capitol. For those who can't come to Washington, bring your banner and your group to the United States embassy in your home country or simply unfurl your banner in your community at 19:00 GMT, in solidarity with all the people around the globe. At 2:59 Washington D.C. time, we ask everyone to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of all those who have been killed in all the wars throughout history. At 3:00, we will unfurl our banners to finally give a voice to all the world's people who oppose a United States invasion of Iraq. Though the world is staunchly opposed to any attack, it is still likely that Bush will receive authorization from Congress and that the attack will proceed as early as November. Suggestions for banners: Quotes from world leaders specifically opposing U.S. intervention in Iraq. Quotes from nonviolent leaders throughout history. Artists’ depictions of peaceful symbolism and imagery. Collages of photographs depicting the real effect of war on humans, and our habitat. Photographs of Iraqi citizens smiling with their families. All languages and viewpoints are welcome, but we ask that all messages be cries for peace, in keeping with the spirit and focus of the event. Washington, D.C. and All the Cities of the World
If you are planning to come to Washington, let us know by sending an email to: worldcriespeace
9/29/02 Sun. 9 - 10:30 am
Ongoing Peace Café
Peace Cafes are held on the last Sunday of every month with great discussions centered around David Shipler's book: Arab and Jew . They encourage you to pick up the book and read it. They will be discussing Chapter 4 which deals with religion. Refreshments served (coffee, FRESH OJ, and pastries). Best of all they are FREE and open to everyone. Mimi's American Bistro, 2120 P Street NW
Contact: Anas Shallal at 202-667-0090
9am - 1 pm

Americans Say No War on Iraq!
A teach-in

A teach-in and training sessions will be held about the history and current situation in Iraq and the skills needed to organize in opposition. (Location to be announced). Contact: Mark Cimino, Mobilization for Global Justice, (202) 271-7990
12 noon - 3 pm
The Washington DC Social Forum On Strategy and Alternatives
From Brazil, the World Social Forum stated: "We need to develop our capacity to propose. In Canada the Economic Solidarity Group of Quebec entitled their paper: "Résister et Construire" (Resist and Build). In Washington DC at the end of September, after a month filled with protests and educational sessions on global and local struggles, we will set aside time for movement-building. Our goals are very basic: To dedicate a space in the movement for discussions of strategy and alternatives. To bring together those who are coming into
town for the mobilization-related events with those who live or work in Washington, DC. To allow the discussions that begin on Sunday to continue, by creating an archive of presentation papers and also list-serves corresponding to each forum question.
2 pm
A march against the war on Iraq

A march against the war on Iraq starting in Dupont Circle, (Massachusetts & Connecticut Aves., NW), going north on Massachusetts, stopping at key embassies (Britain, Japan, Turkey, Egypt), and ending with a rally outside Vice President Dick Cheney's house at the Naval Observatory. Issues include economic and human costs of the war, no hard evidence of clear and present danger, lack of international support, and a focus on Cheney's role in promoting the war. Sponsors include: Washington Peace Center, Peace Action, Global Exchange, National Network to End the War in Iraq, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace, DAWN, Education for Peace in Iraq and others.

Email for More information:

At: Dupont Circle to Naval Observatory, Massachusetts Ave., NW
Contact: Mike Zmolek, National Network Against War in Iraq at or Washington Peace Center at
A lobbying day to press Congress to vote against this war.
A lobbying day to press Congress to vote against this war. Lobby preparation and training in the morning.
Sponsors include: Washington Peace Center, Peace Action, Global Exchange, National Network to End the War in Iraq, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace, DAWN, Education for Peace in Iraq and others. If your organization wants to join us at community organization meetings to build a local presence at these planned events, or if you want to volunteer to help with outreach, media work or peacekeeping, contact us at and watch our Alerts and website for details. At: Capitol Hill, NW
Contact: Eric Gustavson, Education for Peace in Iraq Center, (202) 543-6176 or Washington Peace Center at
9/30/02 Mon. 12 noon
Free Mordecai Vanunu
Demonstration on the 16th anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Israeli nuclear weapons whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu, calling for his release and an end to the Israeli occupation. Israeli Embassy, Van Ness & International Sts., NW (Van Ness/UDC Metro, Red line)
Contact: DDCW at 202-882-9649.
7 pm
DC Politics
Part of the Assata Sharkur Series on Community Resistance, a discussion sponsored by Organized C.O.U.P. 2211 14th St., NW
Contact: 866-206-9069 or see


Sustainable Washington Alliance: SMART DESIGN FORUM
Organized by Sustainable Washington Alliance in collaboration with AIA DC Committee
on the Environment and US Green Building Council, DC Chapter. Don't miss this exciting two-day forum with national and regional leaders in sustainable planning, design, construction and operations. Continue to drive demand for green building products and services by highlighting new data on valuation, best practices, lessons learned, productivity and the nuts and bolts of smart, green building. Explore the ways in which new concerns for security benefit when integrated with sustainable design.

At: Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University, Wash., DC
Registration: Marty Malloy, Convention Connections, 804-360-1500 or

10/4/02 Fri.12 noon
Put the Union Back in Union Station!
Displaced parking workers protest against MarcParc. HERE 27, Parking & Service Workers Union.

Union Station, H Street overpass, N Capitol St & 2nd St NW, Wash., DC
Contact: 202-393-7939

9 pm
PBS "NOW with Bill Moyers": Viewpoints on War Against Iraq
The next two episodes of the PBS public affairs program "NOW with Bill Moyers" will examine the varying viewpoints on the possible war with Iraq. Check local listings at: On October 4, Moyers will interview Republican U.S. Representative from Texas Ron Paul, who will discuss his opposition to the war in Iraq. A member of the House Committee on International Relations, Paul is one of only few dissenting voices in Congress on the U.S. going to war with Iraq.WETA local channel
Share your views on the issues by joining the post-broadcast discussion online at
10/4-5/02 Fri & Sat.
The First Annual Conference of the PEACE AND JUSTICE STUDIES ASSOCIATION will focus on the roles of peace educators, researchers, and activists in such times of crises as post 9/11.
Georgetown University
Contact: Matt Bowles 202-248-1252
A Conference on Media Democracy & the Struggle to End Poverty
October 4 - 6, 2002 in Philadelphia
This is a call to all media activists concerned about poverty, all
anti-poverty organizations concerned with making their voices heard, and anyone otherwise working to make media accessible to everyone. We invite you to join us in the fight to Break the Media Blackout! Information:
contact Rachel at or 215/203-1948

Keep Space for Peace
International week of actions to stop the militarization of space. Encourages local protests at key space installations and US embassies, visits to political leaders, comunity teach-ins, religious leaders, local schools, media work and public displays. These dates also mark "World Space Week" which promotes the aerospace industry agenda for space.Contact: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space 352-337-9274
10/5/02 Sat. 2 pm
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space is organizing its annual Keep Space for Peace Week. The demonstration will demand NO MISSILE DEFENSE!, NO WEAPONS IN SPACE!, NO NUCLEAR ROCKET!, STOP THE BUSH WAR ON THE WORLD!, SUPPORT THE KUCINICH SPACE BAN BILL!, KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE! & FUND HUMAN NEEDS!National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD.
Contact: Max 410-323-7200 or Jonah House 410-233-6238.
10/6-10/02 Sun to Thur.
What It Means To Be A 1948 Arab: Speaking Tour
Five Arab Israelis sponsored by the Union of Arab Student Associations will visit DC during a nationwide tour. A reception will be held on Sunday, lobbying on Monday, and then visits to University of Maryland, Georgetown University and George Mason University on the last three days.Contact: Ihab Darwish 703-568-3088.
10/7/02 Mon.
First Monday 2002: Nationwide Actions to Protect Civil Liberties
A project of the Alliance for Justice (see "Civil Liberties in a New America" event below). Hundreds of events on college campuses and law schools around the country every month, teach-ins, speakers, and student rights. "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"-Ben Franklin. Contact: 866-347-7866 or 202-822-607
Drumming for Peace: Afghanistan Memorial
America began bombing Afghanistan on October 7th, the official start of the war on
terrorism. That's 12 months, which means Drummers for Peace will organize a 12-hour protest of drumming and music. It is a memorial to the thousands of civilians who have died from the war's fury, an unbelievable opportunity to tell the rest of the world that we, as a collective global community, refuse to be silent in the face of atrocity. Drummers for Peace is ready to make some noise; we hope you will too.
If you share my enthusiasm and are interested in organizing a music memorial in your school, city, county, state, or nation, please contact: Steve Larson at 253-879-4581 or
Individuals from a few local and national groups have begun a call for actions up on Capitol Hill each day at noon, starting on. Two goals for the actions: TO GET CONGRESS TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE. Every day, literally hundeds of calls against starting a war on Iraq are pouring into each Congressperson's office. Yet, on October 3rd many congress members created a new war resolution that gives the President "authorization to use Armed Forces of the US as he determines necessary." TO GET 40 SENATORS TO SUPPORT A FILLIBUSTER. A fillibuster is the best chance that we have to stall the vote and allow more time for Congress to consider the seriousness of giving war powers to George Bush. And it gives more time for the peace movement to grow. To learn more about getting your Congress member to support the fillibuster see . Actions are designed to make a loud noise for peace. Some may involve CD or non-permitted events

For more information and updates please see:


Mayday Barbeque to Support Homeless
Mayday DC and other homeless advocacy groups are planning a barbeque, which should serve as a meeting for the homeless to voice their needs and wants around services and actions. It is a time to "hold the politicians' feet to the fire". We hope to surround city hall so that the voices of homeless people will be heard. There will be food, music, and socialization.Contact: 202-842-4479 or 202-246-7665
"Civil Liberties in a New America"
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will be represented by Kareem Shora in an upcoming panel discussion at the George Washington University Law School. The discussion is sponsored by the George Washington University Equal Justice Foundation, the American Constitution Society, the National Lawyer s Guild, and the Law Association of Women. Other scheduled panelists include Elissa Massimino (Executive Director for the Lawyer's Committee on Human Rights), Kate Martin (Executive Director for the Center on National Security Studies) and Orin Kerr (GW Professor of Law). Moderated by Professor Paul Butler (GW Law School) and followed by a screening of the documentary film "Of Rights and Wrongs: The Threat to America's Freedoms" featuring Howard Zinn and Susan Sarandon with the music of Bruce Springsteen.

George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Room L301

This event is open to the public. Contact:

10/9/02 Wed. 10 am
Israeli Peace Activist Speaks
Aliyah Strauss, the chair of the Israel section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will speak. Presentation with Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. The public is welcome to attend. Aliyah Strauss was born and grew up in the United States, but immigrated to Israel as a young adult. She has been and remains active in the Arab-Jewish dialogue group Bridge for Peace and Coexistence, Women in Black, and WILPF. Sponsored by the Women Ambassadors Foundation, Dr. Marilyn Sephocle, President, Ambassador Lela Acevska.

Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University Campus
2218 6th Street NW, 1st Floor

Contact: Dr. Sephocle, 202-723-1337

10:15 am
Fair Budget Coalition
The advocacy and mobilization meeting. Obviously there is much to discuss, given the $300 million+ budget shortfall and impending cuts.National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle
Contact: Mark Andersen, Emmaus Services for the Aging, 202-745-1200 x15
11 am
"Feminism and Filmmaking: Challenges and Changes"
Presented by Women Make Movies, the leading nonprofit distributor of films and videotapes by and about women. The Center for Social Media at American University celebrates the 30th anniversary of this pioneering feminist film distributor with a film series and a panel discussion on women. An expert discussion, with film clips, on the realities of high-impact, socially-challenging filmmaking by women. Guests include Debra Zimmerman, executive director of Women Make Movies; Maria Finitzo, director of "5 girls"; and Media expert Pat Dowell. Center director and film critic Pat Aufderheide moderates the panelWechsler Theater, American University, 4400 Nebraska Ave, NW
RSVP to 202-885-2060, x 6
11 am
Reward Work March for Immigrant Justice
Historic Immigration Coalition march for immigrant justice. This historic National Capital
Immigration Coalition March for Immigrant justice. March with DC Jobs with Justice and come ready to represent your community, student, faith-based and/or labor organization, as well as DC. Join thousands of protesters from all over the country.
Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania and 13th St, NW
Contact: SEIU 82: 202-789-8282.
12:30 pm
Israeli Peace Activist Speaks (again)
Luncheon Presentation by Aliyah Strauss, the chair of the Israel section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.RSVP required: Jeff Mendez, Acting Director or Tareq Bremer, 202-338-1290
5:30 pm
"Performing the Border" and "Made in Thailand"
These two films address the feminization of the global economy. A discussion with Debra Zimmerman, executive director of Women Make Movies, and a reception follows the
RSVP to 202-885-2060, x 6.
6 pm
Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award
Dinner and reception, award ceremony. Award goes to Bishop Alvaro Tamazzi and Jobs With Justice. Fee: $175. Contact: IPS 202-234-9382.
10/10/02 Thur. 11:20 am
"Divorce, Iranian Style"
A Q&A session, led by Deb Zimmerman and Prof. Lucinda Peach, follows the screening of excerpts from this film. American University, 4400 Nebraska Ave. NW, SIS Lounge
RSVP to 202-885-2060, x 6.
5:30 PM
"5 Girls"
This is a co-presentation with the American Psychological Association. A Q&A session, led by filmmaker Maria Finitzo and former APA president Dr. Norine Johnson, follows the screening.American University, 4400 Nebraska Ave. NW, Wechsler Theater
10/11/02 Fri. 5:30 PM
"A Boy Named Sue"
This film challenges common expectations of gender. It is co-sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance.American University, 4400 Nebraska Ave. NW, Wechsler Theater
RSVP to 202-885-2060, x 6.
9 pm
PBS "NOW with Bill Moyers": Viewpoints on War Against Iraq
The next two episodes of the PBS public affairs program "NOW with Bill Moyers" will examine the varying viewpoints on the possible war with Iraq. Check local listings at:
On October 11, the program will examine public arguments being made against going to war by a number of community-based groups including the National Council of Churches, Veterans for Peace, Voices in the Wilderness, and Black Voices for Peace. In a thoughtful and measured documentary segment, NOW will illuminate the issues on the minds of these groups' leaders: the impact of the war on the black community, the possibility of continuing sanctions, the human tragedy at stake, and the high financial
cost of war with so many ongoing domestic problems
WETA local channel
Share your views on the issues by joining the post-broadcast discussion online at
10/12/02 Sat.
Call for Mobilization Against the PPP
More than 1000 delegates from over 350 organizations in Mesoamerica and other friendly nations, met for the III Mesoamerican Forum in Managua, Nicaragua from July 16 ­ 18th. The Mesoamerican Movement for Popular Integration Against the Puebla-Panama Plan called for mobilizations and struggle on the 12th of October to demonstrate the rejection of the PPP (Puebla-Panama Plan), which will carve a major transportation and industrial corridor from Puebla, Mexico to Panama. The mobilization will coincide with different expressions of struggle on the day of Mesoamerican resistance.For more information on the PPP, visit
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Stop the drive to ship Black and other youth off to war in Iraq and the Middle East, fund human needs instead. This protest will demand: MONEY AND RESOURCES FOR HUMAN NEEDS AND REPARATIONS/NOT WAR AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE OR IRAQ....WHITE HOUSE/LAFAYETTE PARK, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
A representative of the Washington Peace Center will speak at this event. Contact: Damu Smith, BVFP 202-232-5690.
1:00 - 5 pm
Day of Action Against the Second Colonization of the Americas
Sponsored by the Latin America Soldiarity Coalition. Join us on the 510th anniversary of the first invasion of the Americas, for a series of educational programs. Afternoon workshops will focus on the Eight Demands of the Latin America Solidarity Coalition and the American Indian Movement. Workshop facilitators from Witness for Peace, SOA Watch, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nicaragua Network, Campaign for Labor Rights, Global Trade Watch, and Guatemalan Human Rights Commission. Donation requested.La Casa del Pueblo United Methodist Church (1459 Columbia Rd. NW. Near Columbia Heights Metro)
Contact: Russell Bither-Terry, 202-544-9355 or see
6 pm
IRAQ: Emergency Fundraising Dinner
For decades, the people of Iraq have suffered under tyranny, wars and sanctions. As the U.S. prepares to invade Iraq, new dangers threaten the lives of ordinary Iraqis. The Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) and LIFE for Relief & Development humbly invite you to join us for an emergency fundraising dinner. This event will give you an opportunity to hear from eloquent speakers who can bring you up-to-date on the crisis facing the people of Iraq and the debate in WashingtonHILTON Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA
To REGISTER please contact the EPIC office at 202-543-6176.
7 pm
"Do The Right Thing: Taking A Stand For Peace and Getting Stronger"
The Public Resource Center of Activism and Arts hosts a talk featuring Angel Kyodo Williams, author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of living with Fearlessness and Grace, and founder of Urban Peace Project. Open to the Community; Donations Appreciated.St. Aloysius Church, North Capitol & I St, NW (Union Station Metro, Red line)
Contact: 202-232-0304. Information
7 pm
Evening of Action Against the Second Colonization of the Americas
Sponsored by the Latin America Soldiarity Coalition. The evening program will feature presentations by Billy Redwing Tayac, Chief of the Piscataway (on whose land DC is built), Macrina Cardenas from the Mexico Solidarity Network on the rights of immigrants during war time, and Rev. Phil Wheaton on the relationships between war, oil, neoliberalism, Plan Pueblo Panama, NAFTA and violence against indigenous. In addition, there will also be cultural performances. Donation requested. La Casa del Pueblo United Methodist Church (1459 Columbia Rd. NW. Near Columbia Heights Metro)
Contact: Russell Bither-Terry, 202-544-9355 Information
10/18/02 Fri. 7 - 9 pm
Forum on The Things That Make For Peace
"The U.S. as a Moral Superpower: I Pledge Limited Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America". Presenter: Dr. Daniel Maguire, Professor of Ethics, Marquette University. CAUTION: Dan Maguire is a provocative speaker and writer on justice issues. e has been known to warn his audience at the outset that those expecting the usual minced words from academe will be disappointed. Dan holds an advanced degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and an award from Ms. Magazine for being one of the "40 male heroes of the past decade, men who took chances and made a difference." Dan has spoken out strongly AGAINST racism, sexism, clericalism, and nationalistic and religious triumphalism" and even more strongly FOR Justice. He has written award-winning books, including "The Moral Core of Judaism and Christianity" Festival Center/Servant Leadership School, 1640 Columbia Road, NW
Free. RSVP: 202 328 7312
10/18 to 10/27/02 ......
"You Shall Be Known By the Company You Keep"
Washington DC's International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Fun! Films! Fest! One In Ten's annual 11-day event that showcases great gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered films from around the world. For more information, go to Ticket Price: Vary - Purchase Festival Passes and VIP Passes online
10/18 & 10/19/02 See
"The Divine Light Still Burns: The Holy Land Christians Endure"
The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation announces its Fourth International Conference on the Christians of the Holy Land. The Cultural Night on Saturday night October 19, 2002 will feature a Palestinian Dance Troupe, a fashion show of Palestinian dress, traditional Palestinian music and a video of the recent events in the Holy Land. A panel of three speakers (Dr. Manual Hassassian, Vice President, Bethlehem University, Father Majdi Siryani, Legal Advisor, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem; Bishop Munib Younan, Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem (invited) will discuss the events that have affected the lives of Palestinian Christians living in the West Bank and Gaza. A panel of three women living in Palestine (Claudette Habasch, Director, Caritas International, Jerusalem; Nora Kort, Director, International Orthodox Charities, Jerusalem; Mother Maria Stephanopoulos, Mother Superior, Convent of St. Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem) will give their views on the crisis as it affects Christian women's lives. Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah will give his views on ways to seek peace in the Holy Land. A panel consisting of The Honorable Affif Saffieh, Dr. Shibli Telhami and Attorney Michael Terazi will review American,
European and Palestinian reactions to the crisis in the Middle East.
See: Conference
10/19/02 Sat. ...
Stop ExxonMobil
The Stop ExxonMobil Alliance (SEMA) is calling for actions across the country. SEMA is a broad association of rights groups working to influence ExxonMobil's behavior in the human rights, environment, governance and community relations areas. SEMA members support each others' demands but do not individually have the expertise to take a public position on all the issue areas of the campaign. See Information. An Action Kit.
12 noon
Art for Peace: Bannermaking for October 26 March
People from DC Anti-war Network, the Anti Capitalist Convergence, Left Turn, and the DC Statehood Green Party will make banners and other creative props for a local feeder march that will go to the massive Anti-war rally and march on October 26th at the Vietnam Memorial. This local march is expected to begin at the Columbia Heights Metro stop and go through residential neighborhoods, eventually heading downtown with stops at the Washington Post and the White House. We hope to make this a very creative march and the visuals will be key. A contingent in the march is planning to take their shirts off to protest the Bush Administration's plan to "Take the shirts off our backs to pay for this War." We hope to expose the economic and human costs of
this war by creating an Iraqi War memorial which will be on display at the Vietnam Memorial.

At: 1858 Mintwood Place, NW

Contact: Adam or Alexis at 202-986-6186.

6:30 - 9:30 pm
Pox Americana - Total and Permanent War
Panel discussion about the real agenda and consequences behind the planned invasion of Iraq, including the dangers of nuclear warfare. Speakers include Bob Brown, Kwame Toure Institute, Samih Farsoun, Middle East Research and Information Project, Thomas Nagy, author of "The Secret Behind the Sanctions, Damu Smith of Black Voices for Peace and John Steinbach, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee. Sponsored by the DC Coalition to Stop the War Against Iraq, the Washington Peace Center and others.

St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW

Contact: 202-452-7454.

10/19 &10/20 See



A CALL TO QUAKER WOMEN and all friendly women from the Inter-Yearly Meeting Quaker Women for a Culture of Peace. Saturday evening meeting for worship, nonviolence training and community building. Overnight hospitality is available if requested. Sunday morning - Nonviolence Training; Briefing on the Vigil procedures (If and where persons, signs, holding hands or singing are permitted at certain Pentagon locations, etc). Bring a sandwich and one or two to share (and rain gear if necessary). Official Vigil Signs will be distributed for use where Pentagon permits. Marshall/facilitators with BRIGHT ARM-BANDS will direct women to
EXACT, Legal, Permitted Vigil location. THERE WILL BE NO CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CONNECTED TO THIS VIGIL. Children with adults are welcome, though the Vigil can take no responsibility for them.
10/19/02- 7:00 - 9:30 pm (Gathering)
Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave NW
10/2002 8:30 - 9:00 am (Nonviolence Training)
Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave, NW
10/20 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Vigil)
Pentagon South Parking lot.
10/20/02 Sun. 2 pm
Rally in Washington Against Global Warming
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network and the Maryland Sierra Club are sponsors. Join us in making a stand for energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy-technologies which are now readily affordable, good for the economy, and are our only way of staving off worldwide climate disaster within the next few decades. Speeches, music, buttons, banners, networking, and clean-energy demonstrations. Guest speakers include U.S. House Democratic candidate Chris Van Hollen and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global warming activist Ross Gelbspan. The event will also feature music, solar-energy demonstrations, and information booths. The time for massive grassroots mobilization to stop global warming has come. For those of us who understand the enormous stakes involved, who recognize the economic disaster that's coming and the moral implications of doing nothing. The earth is being obliterated and for all of us with children and a love of the natural world; for farmers, fishermen, teachers, health care providers,
coastal residents, fire fighters, union members, tourism operators, students, conservationists
At: US Capitol Grounds, West Entrance
CONTACT: Chesapeake Climate Action Network @ 301-270-3722 or .
7 - 9 pm
A slide show by Penny Rosenwasser, a Jewish American Peace Activist. Rosenwasser spent 3 weeks in July in Palestine and Israel, participating in the International Solidarity Movement's "Freedom Summer" campaign. She spoke with survivors from the spring assault on Jenin and Nablus, helped open checkpoints for Palestinians in Gaza, spoke with young Israelis refusing army service, as well as soldiers with mixed feelings about serving the Occupation. She also
witnessed soldiers rounding up hundreds of Palestinians in Al-Amari refugee camp, interviewed leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian womens' peace movements, witnessed the aftermath of 9 houses just demolished in Rafah camp, marched with Palestinians and internationals in Nablus non-violently defying curfew, and saw bulldozers destroying hundreds of Palestinian olive trees. Her Palestinian hosts in Ramallah told questioning soldiers, "These Americans are Jews, and they stand with us for peace." ROSENWASSER is Assistant Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, a human rights and humanitarian aid organization; she also works with Bay Area Women in Black and A Jewish Voice for Peace. She published a book of interviews, "Voices from a 'Promised Land': Palestinians and Israeli Peace Activists Speak Their Hearts."
At: Intercultural Center Room 106, Georgetown University, 37th and O Sts. NW
Sponsored by:
Women in Black, DC, The Young Arab Leadership Alliance, Georgetown University. For more information email or call 202-236-7747
10/21 Mon. 5:30 - 7 pm
"Video and Human Rights: Four Success Stories"
The Center for Social Media, School of Communication at American University invites you to a panel discussion featuring Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice; Sam Gregory, Program Coordinator, WITNESS; Andrea Holley, Manager, Outreach and Public Education, Human Rights Watch; and Elisa Munoz, Executive Director, Crimes of War Project. Each will show examples of video work that has supported human rights efforts. Center for Social Media director Pat Aufderheide moderates. For information on the Human Rights Watch Film Series October 16 - November 20, 2002, featuring: "Afghanistan Year 1380", "The Pinochet Case", "Profit and Nothing But!", "Gaza Strip", "Human Weapon", "Haters" and "Of Rights and Wrongs" American University, Mary Graydon Hall, Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor
Contact: Rouane Itani, (202) 885 3107 or RSVP (202) 885 2060 #6.
10/22 Tue. 12:30 pm
Which Side Are They On?: Rally the Vote With Billy Bragg
Special performance by singer Billy Bragg. Rally to help elect politicians who will work for working families. Join Josb With Justice and get energized by Billy Bragg and sign up for precinct walks and phone banks to make sure working family voters know which side candidates are on. AFL-CIO, 815 16th St., N.W.
For more information visit:
6 pm 6 pm
Rally by you, your friends, you kids, your co-workers etc. Sponsored by Tribal Revolutionary Ideas for Black Emancipation. The people reclaiming our streets in defense of horrible police repression which continues to claim the lives of our people. This demonstration will include a march down to Police Headquarters, a rally at the headquarters, as well as a candlelight vigil in remembrance of all the stolen lives and fallen soldiers. See: Shaw/ Howard Metro stop (R & 8 Sts. exit)
contact: or (202) 332-1833.
Violence in Ireland
Dinner: Debra Devenny, a resident of and a spokesperson for the Short Strand neighborhood in Belfast is coming to DC to inform us about the continuing loyalist violence toward residents of her surrounded neighborhood. Debra is a powerful and well informed speaker. Free. RSVP: Randy Cecil
301-325-5560 or
The Pinochet Case
Famed Chilean director Patricio Guzmán tracks down Pinochet, and chronicles the groundbreaking trial that put him under house arrest, with the help of survivors of Chilean torture. Part of the Human Rights Film Series. Free. For more information on the films in the festival American University, Wechsler Auditorium, Mary Graydon Building, Room 603
7 pm
Unprecedented, Documentary Film on the 2000 Florida Election Debacle
People For the American Way Foundation has joined with the National Education Association to present the Washington, D.C. premiere of the documentary film 'Unprecedented' which takes an
unflinching look at one of the most egregious mass-violations of voter rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the wake of the 2000 Florida election debacle, PFAW Foundation and its national partners created the Election Protection program to defend the rights of voters in future elections. Subsequent investigations and a civil lawsuit on behalf of disenfranchised black voters found that action taken by the state government to purge ineligible voters cut a wide swath through the voter rolls, removing many qualified and eligible Floridian voters before the 2000 election. PFAW Foundation will screen the film and then host a panel discussion about the film and the impact the lessons of 2000 will have on election day 2002. Speakers: Joan Sekler and Richard Ray Pérez, Co-producers, co-writers and co-directors of "Unprecedented"; Ralph G. Neas, President, People For the American Way Foundation; John Nichols, Washington Correspondent of The Nation, and others.

National Education Association Auditorium, 1201 16th Street, NW

CONTACT: Tracy Duckett or Tarek Rizk at 202-467-4999. RSVP ONLY: Amanda Pfenninger at 202-467-2376

Jews United For Justice Fall Membership Meeting
Meet other JUFJers Welcome new Board Members and bid farewell to outgoing members. Learn how you can engage in JUFJ¹s exciting fall activities All are welcome.

1101 14th St., NW, 6th Floor
Contact: 202-884-7635.

7:30 PM
Jews and Christians: A New Conversation
Join Rabbi David Rosen and the Rev. Dr. James Forbes for a probing look at the evolution of Jewish-Christian relations against the backdrop of today's violence in the Middle East. Revisit the often-troubled history of Christian "triumphant" theology and the importance of the Holy land to both Christian history and Jewish self-understanding. Rabbi Rosen is the international director of inter-religious relations in Israel for the American Jewish Committee. He will trace the rocky path that led from a determined mission to covert Jews to Pope John Paul II's acceptance of Judaism as "the elder brother of the Church." Rev. Forbes, senior minister of New York's Riverside Church will speak about the closeness and the distance between Christians and Jews. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves., NW
Tickets and information at 202-537-2221
10/22 to 30th Info.
Mirror of Truth Tour
"We hope to show that our enemy is not Iraq or Afghanistan," said Rev. G. Simon Harak, S. J., "and that we are not their enemies. The common enemy for all of us are terror and these horrible weapons." The tour will end at the School of Americas demonstrations.
Many locations and events. See DETAILS
Maryland contact: Max Obuszewski 410-323-7200
Tour contacts: Father Simon Harak at 917.662.5790 or Mary Anne Muller
10/23 Wed. 1 to 8 pm
5th Annual Meeting and Healthcare Campaign Forum

DC Primary Care Association gathering on "Primary Care: Foundation for a Healthy City" Presenters: Sandy Allen, DC Council, Ward 8, Chair Human Services; James Buford, Director, DC Dept. or Health. New Report Release: "Who Are DC¹s Medically Vulnerable?" Comprehensive overview of the uninsured, Medicaid, and Medicare under 200% of poverty line. New Report Release: "Primary Health Care Services For the Medically Vulnerable" Comprehensive update on the status of the Primary Care Safety Net. Mayor Williams, Catania, Mendelson, Orange, Kinlow and other candidates confirmed to attend campaign forum.

  • 10/23 Annual Meeting ­ 1-5 pm (Auditorium)
  • Reception 5-6 pm (Executive Mtng Rm, 5th fl, W. Wing)
  • Healthcare Forum 6-8 pm (Auditorium) 111 Michigan Ave., NW

RSVP to 202-638-4557 or 202-638-4637

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Candidates' Forum
The Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition will sponsor a forum for candidates for Mayor, At-Large Council, and Statehood Senator and Representative. The forum features a media panel with Joe Madison, nationally syndicated talk show host for WOL-AM (Radio One/XM) and Mark Plotkin, political commentator and analyst for WTOP-AM Radio. The Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition is a volunteer, non-partisan, grassroots civil rights organization that has been dedicated to its goal of achieving full democracy, first-class U.S. citizenship and equal civil and human rights for the more than half a million people living in the District of Columbia, since its inception in 1997. The forum will emphasize the candidates visions’ for achieving full democracy and real citizens’ power for the people of DC. Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 9th and G Sts. NW, Room A5
Contact: Anise Jenkins, (202) 232-2500 ext. 2
7 pm
WHY WE'RE MARCHING: STOP Bush's War at Home and Abroad
Proclaiming that "America speaks with one voice," George W. Bush is threatening war abroad against Iraq and war at home against one of the most important unions in the United States, the West Coast dockworkers of the ILWU. As tens of thousands of us prepare to march on October
26th, we must link our opposition to the mass slaughter of innocent Iraqis, to attacks at home on
our unions in the name of "security". Speakers: Rev. Graylan Hagler; Plymouth Congregational Church; Lindsay McLaughlin; legislative director, International Longshore and Warehouse Union; Sherry Wolf - Organizer of the War and Resistance Speaking Tour; Pat ELDER - DAWN (DC Anti-War Network).
St. Stephens Church, 16th and Newton Sts. NW (basement)
SPONSORED BY: The DC ANTI WAR NETWORK (DAWN) and the International Socialist Organization.
7 - 8:30 pm
Vigil to Pray for a Peaceful Resolution in Iraq
We will begin in the sanctuary for a brief presentation and then move to the Peace Cross for the lighting of candles and prayers. All are welcome. St. Albans Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin NW, at Massachusetts Ave.
Contact: Amy Slemmer, (202) 363-1599.
The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide
Richard Conniff discusses his book. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Contact: Cleve Corner (202) 364-1919.
10/24/02 Thur 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Too Much To Ask: Black Women in the Era of Integration

Project South Washington Fall 2002 Book Forum Series on Teaching & Organizing for Justice
Talk with author Elizabeth Higginbotham, Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. "In the 1960s, increasing numbers of African American students entered predominantly White colleges and universities in the northern and western United States. Too Much to Ask focuses on the women of this pioneering generation, examining their educational strategies and experiences and exploring how social class, family upbringing, and expectations - their own and others' - prepared them to achieve in an often hostile setting...More Information.

American University - 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
For more information call 202.332.5333

6:30 - 9:00 pm
United in the fight against Racism, Poison and Poverty. Hear national and local speakers and invited elected officials, see exciting cultural performances, get information and be part of the movement. Join us for an evening rally of the 2nd National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, as we celebrate our work, victories, lessons and key objectives of the growing environmental and economic justice movement. At this event we will highlight and unite environmental justice organizing underway throughout the country with the ongoing organizing around affordable housing, health care, education, safe jobs at livable wages and overall economic justice in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. One goal of this national event is to provide support for the people of Washington, DC, our host city. Please come out and represent your community. Hyatt Regency Hotel Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW
This event is free and open to the public. Contact: National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit Planning Committee and National Black Environmental Justice Network. 202-265-4919 or 202-833-1333.
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Role of Community NGO's in Racial Relations
Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid sponsors the last in a series on racial conflict and resolution. APPA Mission Center, 319 R St., NW
Contact: APPA 202-939-0754.
7:00 p.m.
Student Pugwash, USA
Lecture on Science and Social Responsibility by Ruth Adams, who attended the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in 1957 and became editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Reception will follow. Wyndham City Center, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Room: New Hampshire III
RSVP by October 18, 202-429-8900
7:00 - 9:00 pm
A documentary by Gauhar Raza. A sobering examination of the events that led to the recent massacres in Gujarat, India and political forces that drove them. The film also looks at the issue of accountability and the effect that the violence has had on Hindu-Muslim relations. And "JO MARE GAYE": (Peace Theatre Group): a street-theatre skit. The striking story of a fanatic who orders killings in another district, later to learn that his own son is trapped in that very district. Panel Discussion and Q & A with academics, activists, and government officials to follow skit and film screening. Sponsored by: DC Collective for South Asians (DCCSA), ActionAid USA and DC Asians for Peace and Justice (DCAPJ). DCCSA is a collective of DC metro area-based, action oriented individuals who work on a broad spectrum of progressive issues concerning the global South Asian community--peace and communal harmony, social and economic justice, xenophobia, gender, sexuality, and race issues. Georgetown University, 107 St. Mary's Hall
For more information, write us visit
10/25/02 Fri. 10 am
DC Hearing on Homelessness
Joint Public Roundtable with Sandy Allen of the Committee on Human Services and Jim Graham of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Chamber
Contact: DC City Council 202-724-8554.
10/25/02 Fri. 11:30 pm
Fundraising event for the Washington Peace Center
Entertainment by Sol Y Soul/Spoken Resistance. Dinner is served from 7:00 - 9:30, dessert until 10:30. Sets are at 7:45 and 9:00 pm. Suggested donation is $10-15. Hope to see you there! Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road, NW
6:30 -11:00 p.m.
Benefit For The Washington Peace Center
ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY SOL Y SOUL/SPOKEN RESISTANCE. Shows start at 7:45 pm and 9 pm. Dinner is served from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, with dessert available until l0: 30 pm. See old friends, meet new progressives who care about local and national peace and justice issues. Bring friends ­ All are welcome. Learn more about what the Washington Peace Center is doing. Suggested donation $10-15. Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd., N.W.
Contact: Washington Peace Center 202-234-2000.
7 pm
"Africa-Cuba: 1959 to Today"
The Africa-Cuba Speakers Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Victor Dreke Cruz and Ana Morales Varela to Howard University. Victor Dreke Cruz, the author of From the Escambray to the Congo: In the Whirlwind of the Cuban Revolution (Pathfinder Press, 2002), and is currently vice-president of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association in Havana. He was a young
leader of the revolutionary struggle against the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Dreke held numerous responsibilities including as a commander of the fight against U.S.-backed counterrevolutionary bands in the Escambray mountains of Central Cuba. In 1965, Dreke served as second in command under Che Guevara in the Congo when followers of Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated leader of the fight for independence, requested Cuba¹s assistance. From 1966-1968, he headed Cuba¹s military mission in Guinea-Bissau at that time fighting for its independence from Portugal. Dr. Ana Morales Varela graduated from the University of Havana Medical School in 1977. She headed the Cuban Medical Mission in Guinea-Bissau from 1985 to 1987. She headed the establishment of the first medical school in
Guinea-Bissau in pediatrics, municipal and provincial public health administration, and served as a professor in numerous medical schools. She currently teaches at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.
Howard University, Blackburn Center, Digital Auditorium
Sponsors: Political Science Department, Howard University chapter of the NAACP, HUSA, and the Howard University chapter of Amnesty International. Contact: Dr. John Walton Cotman, Associate Professor of Political Science.
10/25 - 10/27/02 ...
Fall Gathering of the American friends Service Committee, Middle Atlantic Region

"Making the Local/Global Links" has speakers and workshops.

At: Kellogg Conference Center, Gallaudet University

Call Rosetta, 410-323-7200 or Bette Hoover, 202-299-1050 to register.
10/26/02 Sat. 11 am

with a joint action in San Francisco

National Rally and March

On Saturday, October 26, 2002 -- the first anniversary of the signing of the so-called Patriot Act -- anti-war, civil rights, labor, student and other forces are joining together to launch a massive international mobilization in opposition to a new war against the people of Iraq. Mass marches and rallies will be held in Washington DC and San Francisco in the U.S., and in many other countries.Information:

Starts 11:00 am at Constitution Gardens, 21st & Constitution, NW (near the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial) Map

ANSWER Coalition and many others
Contact 202-332-5757

10:30 am

Washington Peace Center in a DC contingent

Join the Washington Peace Center in a DC contingent to this march, which will join the National Coalition on Peace and Justice contingent. Gathering place will be the grassy area at the SW corner of 21st St. & Constitution Ave, NW at 10:30 am.

Contact for DC contingent: John Judge at 202-234-2000.
10:45 am

National Coalition of Peace and Justice contingent

The National Coalition of Peace and Justice contingent will gather at10:45 a.m., at the corner of 20th and Constitution. Go south into the mall, follow concrete path that goes southeast and meet at the edge of the pond near the concession stand. NCPJ will march as a nonviolent contingent.

Meet at20th and Constitution, NW
"PROJECT 300" AGAINST WAR ON IRAQ: Muslim Contingent to National March
MAS Freedom Foundation today announced "Project 300," a call to Muslims across the nation to do their part for peace and justice by volunteering their time and effort toward making the upcoming anti-war on Iraq rally a resounding success. "If we Muslims in America truly do not want to see our country launch a war on the people of Iraq, then now is the time for us to act," said MAS Freedom Foundation executive director Mahdi Bray. "He who among you sees an evil should change it with his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not strength enough to do it, then he should hate it his heart and that is the weakest of faith." (Prophet Muhammad). Contact: MAS Freedom foundation NOW at 202-496-1288 Email
Do the Right Thing: Taking a Stand for Peace²: Aaron McGruder
Saturday, October 26
Workshop: 3:00 -5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy, 1346 Florida Ave, NW NW,
Talk: 7:00 - 9:00 pm National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, NW

Resource Center for Activism and Arts invites you to the final Fall 2002 Workshop & Event with Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip "The Boondocks² Workshop - donation suggested. Reservations required, RSVP: 202-232-0304. Talk - Tickets available at Resource Center, 1730 CT Ave NW 2nd Floor or Sisterspace & Books,1515 U St., NW or Politics & Prose, 5015 CT Ave, NW. For more information:
10/ 2602
Workshop: 3-5 pm
Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy, 1346 Florida Ave, NW NW,
Talk: 7-9 pm
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, NW
6 pm
Following the national march for peace in downtown Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland Peace Forum will be hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the national anti-war movement. The event is planned to coincide with what is hoped to be the largest protest to date against the administration's push to invade Iraq. Headlining the concert will be Anti-Flag, and the show will also feature performances by Ryan Harvey, The Prisoner's Dilemma, and Woody the Fish, as well as several speakers. Cost: $10. CASA DEL PUEBLO, 1459 COLUMBIA RD., NW
Contact: Kobi Snitz 202-546-7846
The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon
Ronald Collins and David Skover discusses their book. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Contact: Cleve Corner (202) 364-1919.


11/1/02 Fri. 7 pm
Benefit Concert for Washington Inner City Self-Help
The new band, The Eleventh Hour, performs. No admission required. Basket is passed for tax-deductible donations, and half goes to support a nonprofit named by the band, the other half to support the artist-activists themselves. Great food, books, and gifts for sale by the Potter's House to assist in making this venue possible. The band is phenomenal, fresh message music with guitarists, a cellist, and a master percussionist creating a blues/rock/jazz/folk fusion. The performance will raise funds for Washington Innercity Self-Help (WISH), which has been doing tenant organizing in the DC since the 1970s, when housing displacement was as prevalent as it is now becoming again. Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW
see or call (202) 529-5340 (ext. 2)
7 pm
Paul Wellstone Shabbat
Jews United for Justice mourns the loss of Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, and co-workers. He was a beloved leader, a tireless fighter for social justice, and a source of hope and inspiration for all of us. This Friday, members of the JUFJ community are invited to an informal pot luck shabbat dinner to reflect together on Paul Wellstone's life and legacy. Home of Shelley Moskowitz and David Mackoff. Bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share. 1411 Kennedy St., NW (near Carter Barron)
Information: 202-320-0213 or
8 pm
In Concert: Si Kahn
Folk music composer and Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership (which does civil rights, labor and community organizing in the South), Si is joined by Cephas And Wiggins & Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Performance benefits the National Association for Multi-Cultural Education (NAME): tickets $25; $15 For Name Conference Attendees; $10 Students; Children Under 12 Free With Adult. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 27 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Contact: 202-628-6263 or see http://Www.Nameorg.Org
11/1-2/02 Fri & Sat. 8 pm
Puente - Sol Y Soul
New works by Spoken Resistance, live music by Ivan Navas, guest performance by Universes from New York City. Sunday performance features Las Del Jueves, a women's poetry collective from Mexico. $10 admission, $5 students, free parking. Gala Theatre, Warehouse, 1021 7th St., NW (at New York Ave.)
Reservations: 202-234-7174 or 202-526-4417
11/3/02 Sun. 4 pm
11/2/02 Sat. 2 - 4 pm
The Big Bang -- An Explosion of Art in Brazil and Cuba
A blend of three perspectives with roots in Cuba and Brazil share their insights on the development of Latin and African art in their family’s native land. Rio born artist Ernani da Silva, living in New York, and Washington, DC Photographer Nestor Hernandez, of Cuban descent, reveal how their roots in Brazil and Cuba respectively has informed the direction of their artistic expression through visual art and photography. Jacqueline Maggi, Cuban born artist and educator at the Duke Ellington School, rounds out the discussion with highlights of the contributions of notable Cuban artists and her path as an artist and art educator. This soiree will be held at All Souls Church with a reception following immediately afterward at Millennium Arts and B&B. All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street, NW (exhibit)
DC. Millennium Arts and B&B, 1213 Girard Street, NW (reception)
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call: 202-319-8988.
11/3/02 Sun. 2 - 4 pm
"Duties Toward My Neighbor, According to My Faith."
Interfaith Conference organized by the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. Speakers from Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam, are invited to speak from their religious point of view. Each speaker will have 15 minutes. This conference is aimed at promoting understanding, harmony, and brotherhood among the various religious communities. You are invited, along with your family, friends, and members of your congregation, to join us. Baitur Rahman Mosque, 15000 Good Hope Road in Silver Spring, MD
RSVP: Shamshad A. Nasir, Imam and Missionary 301-879-0110 ext. 10
2 - 4 pm
Dialog with Kailash Mishra
Meet Kailash Mishra, the director of Awareness, a grassroots NGO based in Orissa, India. Awareness trains community organizers and addresses a broad range of issues including workers rights, health and safety, housing, education, Hindu-Muslim violence, castism, and women's rights. 11 Pine Ave., Takoma Park, MD
11/4/02 Mon. 5 pm
Peace Cafe, Film and Discussion
Film is Arab and Jew: Return to the Promised Land. Discussion immediately following the film. Visions Cinema & Bistro, 1927 Florida Avenue NW
11/5/02 Tue.
Treatment Instead of Jail for Drug Offenders: Measure 62
The DC Campaign for Treatment argues that drug addiction treatment will improve public health by reducing drug abuse through proven effective strategies, enhance public safety by reducing drug-related crime, and preserve jail and prison cells for serious and violent offenders. The group urges passage of Measure 62, a voting initiative on November 5th in DC. The measure will not allocate funding, but will put the District on record in favor of treatment over incarceration. For more information wee or call Opio Sokoni at 202-216-0035, ext. 203
6 pm
Human Rights Watch Film Series
Sponsored by the Center for Social Media at American University. Haters and Of Rights and Wrongs. Two films on the shocking erosion of civil rights for people of color, and especially Muslims in the U.S. since 9/11. Haters, by Tania Cuevas-Martinez and Lubna Khalid, is a project of DVRepublic, "a liberated zone in cyberspace." Of Rights and Wrongs is part of the Alliance for Justice's famed First Monday program, to promote involvement by lawyers on civil and human rights issues. Speaker: Monica Selter, Counsel, Alliance for Justice. American University, Washington College of Law, Room 603
Information & Schedule
Free RSVP 202-885-2069, ext 6
7:30 pm
Jews and Christians: A New Conversation
Rev. Krister Stendahl and Tikva Frymer-Kensky present an innovative perspective on the Hebrew Bible showing that both Christians and Jews are "people of the Book". These scholars feel that discussing both commonalities and differences can spark insight into scripture study. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin & Massachusetts Aves., NW
Tickets: 202-537-2221.
9:15 pm
Peace Cafe, Film and Discussion
Films: Compromise: a Palestinian-Israeli Romeo & Juliet / Living in Conflict: Voices from Israel and Palestine. Discussion immediately following the film. Visions Cinema & Bistro, 1927 Florida Avenue NW
11/6/02 Wed. 9 - 10:30 am
Volunteer Agency Orientation
Community Service Programs of the University of Maryland is hosting an orientation for community agencies seeking to recruit student volunteers to help maximize their learning experiences. Lean how to post internships and part-time jobs and how to work with campus organizations. Nanticoke Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
Register: 301-314-2273 or contact Megan 301-405-0741.
9:30 - 11 am
Fair Budget Coalition Meeting
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless,1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 6th Floor Contact: Julia Gordon, Center for Law and Social Policy (202) 906-8025.
12 - 1 pm
Women's Support Group
This is an ongoing drop-in support group for women focused on identifying unhealthy relationships and developing healthy ones. Issues include boundaries, communication styles and types of abuse. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., NW
Contact: SOS Center of My Sister's Place 202-783-3003 or WEAVE 202-452-9550.
5:30 pm
Human Rights Watch Film Series
Sponsored by the Center for Social Media at American University. Profit and Nothing But! Renowned Haitian director Raoul Peck (Lumumba) probes the excoriating cost of globalized capital on the culture and economy of his homeland, "a country that doesn't exist, where intellectual discussion has become a luxury." Speaker: Professor Emeritus of Economics, James Weaver. American University, Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center, 3rd Floor
Information & Schedule
Free RSVP 202-885-2069, ext 6
9:15 pm
Peace Cafe, Film and Discussion
Films: All Hell Broke Loose / Wailing Walls. Discussion immediately following the film. Visions Cinema & Bistro, 1927 Florida Avenue NW
11/7/02 Thur. 9 - 10:30 am
Reconstructing American Capitalism
A First Thursday Forum hosted by Citizen Works, featuring author William Grider's thoughts on "Reconstructing American Capitalism" in The Nation. Organizational materials welcomed. Mimi's American Bistro, 2120 P St., NW
Contact: Ali Arace 202-265-6164.
10 am
DC City Council Vote on Resolution to Prevent War on Iraq
A resolution is pending with the City Council to express opposition to the pre-emptive war on Iraq. Chamber events are broadcast live on Channel 13. Also on the agenda that day is Bill 14-839 "Operation Enduring Freedom Active Duty Pay Differential Extension" and more. Call ahead to get a copy or confirm timing on agenda. Chamber, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Contact: 202-724-8050.
Friends Committee on National Legislation Conference
Quaker national lobby group conference in DC Wyndham Hotel
Contact 202-547-6000.
3 - 5 pm
Afro-Colombian Working Group Meeting
We hope that moving out into the community will increase the participation of African-Americans in this working group. Plymouth United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. (Fort Totten Metro, Red Line)
11/8/02 9:30 - 11 am
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Meeting
The DC Department of Human Services needs the Best Practices Coalition to help it develop a strategic plan for teen pregnancy prevention in the District of Columbia. Susan Seling, Special Assistant to the Director, DC Department of Human Services will be our special guest. Pre-registration is required. RSVP: Jennifer Bissell, with your name, organization, phone number and address.
7:30 pm
Jewish Peace Shabbat Service
You are invited to a night of singing and reflection, followed by a potluck meal. Jewish peace activists: As time passes, we might start to feel hopeless about ever bringing about peaceful changes in Israel. We could use something to lift us and rejuvenate our spirits, to help us get through these tough times. With that in mind, some members of the Jewish community have come together and created a Shabbat evening of singing, reflection and conversation, ending in a festive Shabbat potluck dinner. RSVP or call 202-236-9518.
11/8-9/02 Fri & Sat. ?
Sacred Circles: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality 2002
A conference that affirms women's bonds of the heart across religious and cultural boundaries and explore the differences and common ground of the sacred. Kathleen Norris, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Mahnaz Afkhami, and Michel Martin will speak. Song and dance, yoga and art, writing and peacemaking will be explored by representatives of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Siky, Buddhist and Native American faith communities. Register
or call 202-537-2221
11/8-10/02 Fri to Sun -
Youth leaders, students, & activists from across the globe will gather at the 4TH ANNUAL YOUTH & COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT at the from, 2002 for three days of workshops, talks by inspirational speakers, networking receptions, and entertainment. The theme of the summit, "Unveiling the Essence of Leadership," describes the Baltimore-based nonprofit youth organization that annually organizes it, New Light Leadership Coalition, Inc. (NLLC). Their mission is to pass the torch, inspiring youth to action in their own communities, and they provide the resources to develop key leadership skills to do just that. Friday morning's opening ceremony will feature a keynote address by Jeffrey Johnson, National Director for the NAACP Youth & College Division. At: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
For more information or to register, log on to or call (410) 435-5432.
11/9-11/02 Sat to Mon -
Mobile-Eyes against Military Interventions
Free Speech TV is a non-profit, progressive TV network with a mission to work with activists and artists to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change. We feature diverse, eye-opening social, political, and cultural works from independent producers and filmmakers. FSTV airs 24/7 on DISH Network, channel 9415 and part-time on almost 60 cable affiliates across the country. Stay Tuned for upcoming Mobile-Eyes Campaigns, issue-based programming that connects grassroots groups, media activists, and audiences through high-visibility weekend or weeklong specials, with the goal of mobilizing the masses.  
11/9/02 Sat. 9 am
“Youth in Lebanon: Catalysts for Democracy and Change”
The Rene Moawad Foundation, which promotes sustainable human development in Lebanon, and the Center for the Global South at American University will be holding their seventh annual conference. This one day conference will feature an opening keynote address by the Lebanese Minister of Culture, Dr. Ghassan Salameh and a keynote Address at the IFTAR Dinner by Dr. Rima Khalaf, The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. Other speakers include HE Nayla Moawad and Ambasasdor Clovis Maksoud. Panels are free, dinner is for $55/person. Students with an ID get a discounted rate of $35. 9:00 am, IFTAR Dinner 5:00-7:30 pm.
Hotel Washington, 15th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Call for special rates at the Hotel Reservations desk at 202-638-5900 or 800-424-9540. For further details: Rene Moawad Foundation or 202-338-3535.
7 pm
By the Numbers Productions Anniversary Celebration
With everybody, rhythm & blues, folk, rap, gospel rock The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Road, NW
Call 202-232-5483.
11/10/02 Sun. 3 pm
SUSTAIN Benefit Concert
Benefit for Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now! (SUSTAIN) and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) performed by David Rovics, a great singer and songwriter who has taken strong and courageous stands on Palestine, Iraq, and the actions of the US government. Also featuring Allie Rosenblatt and special guest, Homage to Catalonia. St. Stephens Church, 16th and Newton Sts. NW
Visit sustaincampaign. Contact Mark Lance
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Benefit Concert for MOMIE's TLC
A benefit concert featuring the Promised Land Baptist Church Gospel Choir. M.O.M.I.E¹s TLC (Mentors of Minorities in Education¹s Total Learning Cis-Tem) M.O.M.I.E's TLC is a dynamic new educational program designed to bolster the academic and social skills of undeserved children living in the low income Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, through creative and culturally relevant educational services. Promised Land Baptist Church, 401 Van Buren St. NW, Takoma, DC
Contact: Colleen Rau 202-588-1808.
4 pm
Symphony of Peace
The 250-voice New Dominion Chorale and Orchestra will present the world premiere of Washington composer/conductor Thomas Beverage's "Symphony of Peace, conceived in 1972 as a response to the war in Vietnam. This monumental work, playing time 70 minutes, with chorus and soloists John Cheek, Debra Lawrence and Robert Baker, is based on biblical texts pertaining to peace and the hope of peace in the world. Beveridge will direct the performance on Veterans Day weekend because he feels "now is the time for this piece to see the light of day". Concert will include the National Men's Chorus singing Randall Thompson's "Testament of Freedom" based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Northern VA Community College, Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA
Contact: 703-442-9204 or see
5 pm
An Historical Look at Reconciliation and Repair
Peace Cafe discussion with Dr. Akbar S. Ahmed (Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University) and David Shipler (author of Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land). Theater J, 1529 16th Street NW
11/11/02 Mon. -
Mobile-Eyes against Military Interventions
Free Speech TV, a progressive TV network with a mission to work with activists and artists to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change, airs 24/7 on DISH Network, channel 9415 and part-time on almost 60 cable affiliates. Visit freespeech.
Medea Benjamin or Global Exchange and a new action organization, UNREASONABLE WOMEN FOR PEACE are starting a hunger strike on Veterans Day to protest a war against the Iraqi people. Lafayette Park, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Visit codepink.
12:30 - 2 pm
Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared City
A luncheon briefing with Jean Zaru, Adi Dagan, Muna Shikaki. What perspectives do women offer to the Arab-Israeli conflict? Do women as a group share common objectives for reaching peace in the region? Sponsored by Partners for Peace Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, 2425-35 Virginia Avenue, NW
RSVP to 202-338-1325 or palestinecenter.
5:00 - 7:00 pm
A very special Peace Cafe with two women from Israel ­ one a Palestinian and one an Israeli, visiting the US to share their story and talk about healing and reconciliation Mimi’s American Bistro, 2120 P Street NW
RSVP Tony Shallal at or 703-220-7007
7:00 pm
“Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity”
Movie screening, narrated by Jackson Katz, a former all star football player and pre-eminent gender violence prevention trainer, takes us on a harrowing tour of contemporary masculinity. Tough Guise extends the feminist critique of gender to men’s most intimate experiences of themselves. The film focuses attention on the overwhelming statistical correlation between violent crime and gender in our society, “usually over 90% male,” and argues that as a result “masculinity should be designated as a public health hazard.” La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant Street NW
11/12/02 Tue. 6:00 - 8:00 pm
IRAQ & AFTER, the Legal and Policy Implications of Preemptive War
The Univ. of Maryland School of Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy & the Univ. of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security are hosting. The speakers are Professor Maxwell Chibundu, Univ. of Maryland, School of Law, Prof. Mark Lance, Georgetown University, Program on Justice and Peace, & Prof. Michael Van Alstine, Univ. of Maryland, School of Law. Univ. of Maryland, School of Law, Krongard Room, #106, 500 W. Baltimore St. , Baltimore, MD
Contact George Faraday
8:00 PM
Race Relations: Peace by Peace
Speaker Series: Dr. Arun Gandhi. Few names in world history evoke such powerful images of integrity, courage, social harmony, and hope. Arun Gandhi carries within himself the same guiding principles as his grandfather, the legendary peace fighter and spiritual leader, Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Visit gandhi.html.
11/13/02 Wed. 5:30 pm
Haters and Of Rights and Wrongs
Human Rights Watch Film Series at Center for Social Media presents two films on the shocking erosion of civil rights for people of color, and especially Muslims in the U.S. since 9/11. Haters, by Tania Cuevas-Martinez and Lubna Khalid, is a project of DVRepublic, “a liberated zone in cyberspace.” Of Rights and Wrongs is part of the Alliance for Justice’s famed First Monday program, to promote involvement by lawyers on civil and human rights issues. Speaker: Monica Selter, Counsel, Alliance for Justice. For more information Information
6:30-8:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil for Lori Berenson’s 33rd Birthday
We want to remind the Peruvian government that we are in support of Lori’s freedom and human rights and that we wish that she could be here with us to celebrate her 33rd birthday. She will have been in prison 7 years at the end of November. Peruvian Embassy, 1700 Mass. Ave. NW
Laura M. Furst, Committee to Free Lori Berenson 202-548-8480 or see
7:30 p.m.
The Poetry of Arab Women
Reading and Reception with Naomi Shihab Nye, Nathalie Handal and Elmaz Abinader. Tickets $10. American University, Wechsler Theatre, Graydon Hall, 3rd Floor
More to be added  
11/19/02 5:30 - 7:30 pm
From Exclusion to Inclusion: The Long Struggle for African
American Political Power
The Long Struggle for African
American Political Power with authors Ralph C. Gomes, Professor of Sociology at Howard University & Linda Faye Williams, Professor of Government and Politics at University of Maryland.
Howard University - 2400 6th St, NW
Blackburn Center - Forum Room - 1st floor
Sponsor: Project South DC and others
tel: 202.332.5333
fax: 301.320.4534
11/21/02 Thur. 12:30 to 1:45
On the Miami Five
Fernando Garcia Bielsa, First Secretary, Cuban Interests Section, Swiss Embassy will speak on five Cubans who were trying to stop the ultra-right terrorist groups in Miami from carrying out violent actions against the people of Cuba. Since 1959, these organizations have conducted bombings, assassinations and other sabotage, killing hundreds of innocent Cuban civilians. Groups like Alpha 66, Omega 7, Brothers to the Rescue, and Cuban American National Foundation have terrorized the Cuban people for years with impunity. Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, René González and Fernando González, acting in defense of their people, were living in Miami, monitoring these terrorist groups to prevent future violence. But because the U.S. government - through the CIA - has played the principal role in funding, training and arming the ultra-right Miami mafia, the FBI targeted the five Cubans instead of arresting the terrorists. To all justice-loving people in the U.S. and around the world, we appeal to you to join the struggle to free Fernando, René, Antonio, Ramón and Gerardo. Help us in outreach, education and organizing, because once people know the facts of the case, we are sure they will call for their freedom as well. UDC-DCSL, Room 201, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
1 pm
North American Week of Housing Action
Save Section 8 and public housing. Demand a National Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve low-income housing. The North American Week of Housing Action will unite people concerned about affordable housing in actions across the country and in Canada. In the US, organizations are demanding an increase in available low-income housing through passage of the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund, an increase in housing rights for Section 8 voucher holders, and an end to displacement of public housing residents-particularly through the HOPE VI program.
WISH, The National Coalition for the Homeless, Right to a Roof! (San Francisco), National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, Project South DC, and Homes Not Jails DC are sponsoring this action.
1st and Independence SE, (Capitol South Metro, Blue/Orange lines)
For all the details visit Need more information?  Call 202-737-6444 #44.
3 - 8 pm
Ramadhan Feed-The-Needy Program
”Homeless Women’s Dinner Program” seeks volunteers. Sponsored by the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations. We will break our fast and pray Maghrib salat at the site. First Congregational Church, 945 G Street NW, Basement
Contact: Imam Johari, Muslim Chaplain, Howard University, 202-345-5233.
5 pm
U Street Throw Down
We are sick and tired of the condescending, self-centered, arrogant, white racists and the opportunistic black representatives of “Main Street”.  The time is past due for some of the ANGRY BLACK PEOPLE and OTHER RIGHTEOUS FOLKS to stand up and let them know that  U STREET IS SACRED GROUND to us and they will not invade, colonize and gentrify this area without organized resistance!  What are we going to do about it? Come hear our concerns, suggestions, and remarks. We ain’t playing ya’ll! (smile). Lincoln Theatre, 15th & U Sts. NW
Contact: Sisterspace 202-332-3433.
6 - 8 0m
Peace and Hair Grease, “The Celebrate and Save U Street Coalition”
Join us for a celebration and book signing with Dr. Julianne Malveaux, who will discuss her two new books, Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face and Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism. This event is sponsored by the Washington DC Chapter of the Black MBAs. Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U Street, NW
Contact: 202-332-3433.
7 - 9:30 pm
Nonviolence Training and Action Prep
Training for civil disobedience actions related to “Pledge of Resistance to the proposed war on Iraq”. Workshop will need at least 10 confirmed participants. Donations accepted for trainers.
Can’t make this workshop but interested in registering for another one?
AFSC/DC, 2211 14th St. NW,
Call us. Register: Roxanne or Bette at 202-299-1050 or 299-9100 ASAP.
9:30 pm
Peace Cafe
A discussion facilitated by the Washington Psychoanalytic Foundation. Theater J, 1529 16th Street NW
11/21-12/1/02 7:30 or 8 pm, 3 pm Sun.
Death and the Maiden
A play by Ariel Dorfman directed by John Vreeke, a fiery debate between the virtues of retribution and reconciliation, justice and mercy when a woman meets her former torturer. Wednesday to Sunday evenings at. $21 weekends. Theater J, DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW
Tickets: Jill Levin. 202-777-3229 or
11/21-12/1/02 Call
Guest and Host
This play focuses on the devastating effects of war and ethnic hatred upon the virtues of honor, friendship, and love. We would like to invite members of your organization to join us for this event. We thought the issues presented in this play would be particularly relevant. For a group of ten or more we can offer a discounted rate, and if you can get 20 or more people to come, we would like to have an informal conversational session with the actors, director, and choreographer and your group about the production and its meaning for us. Synetic Theater, International Stanislavsky Theater Studio, 1742 Church St. NW
Contact: Greg Marzullo (202)265-3748.
11/21-12/17/02 1 - 6 pm
See “an anti-war show from Houston, Texas”. Organized with the Artcar Museum in Texas and Museum of Contemporary Art, D.C. Texas Rangers features the work of Eric Avery, Gabriel Delgado Tim Glover, Ann Harithas, Amalia Harithas, Stephanie Swartz and Jenny Stark. MOCA DC,1054 31st St., NW (Canal Square, Georgetown)
See Contact: 202 342 6230 or
11/21-3/8/03 Call
As women, we are deeply distressed by Bush’s plan to drag us into a war for oil that will kill thousands of innocent Iraqis, risk the lives of US service members, increase anti-American sentiment, and rob life-giving programs, schools, health care and decent housing for the world’s poor. The vigil/fast is a poignant call to reorient our nation to focus on nurturing, compassion, and non-violent resolution of conflicts. If you are part of an organization (school, religious group, union, business, NGO, etc.), we encourage you to take responsibility for four days of the vigil/fast. We are also meeting with local DC social justice and peace organizations to support their work and assist with movement building. We need multi-skilled people, including artists, peformers, musicians, banner-makers and others to help create a “Code Pink” presence around town. The fast will last through March 8, International Women’s Day. Lafayette Park, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Contact: Kristi Laughlin at 202-393-5016 or 415/255-7291 or or Medea Benjamin at 415-235-6517 or
11/22/02 Fri. 12 - 1:30 pm
The Future of American Democracy” Brown Bag Lunch
The DC Environmental Network in coordination with Global Green invites all Metro-based Environmentalists to a Brown Bag Luncheon with former Congressman Glen Browder, Eminent Scholar in American Democracy, Jacksonville State University who will discuss his new book, followed by an open discussion. “America is changing in ways that are important and unsettling for the future of American democracy. It is time for serious national dialogue about America - including some alternative scenarios and the possibility of transformational “New America” - into the Twenty-First Century. Friends of the Earth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW 3rd Floor,
7:30 pm
Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace
Prayer service at, with Rev. Lynn Strauss, Associate Minister. Dr. Peter Gubser, American Near East Refugee Aid, will report on his visit to Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD
8 pm
Bethesda Planning Meeting for December 10 Action
We are planning a march on the White House on International Human Rights Day, Tuesday, December 10, 2002.  Several national groups are planning demonstrations on that day. Join Senior citizens and others from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase faith community in a planning meeting Bethesda Friends Meetinghouse, Sidwell Friends Lower School, Beverly Road between Edgemoor Lane and Hampden Lane
Contact Jane Coe at 301-320-5083 or Pat Elder at 202-302-5548.
11/22-11/29/02 ...
Pastors for Peace Cuba Delegation
Delegation to a Conference Against Free Trade of Americas. Information 212-926-5757 or Caravan in DC on November 29. Contact: Olivia 202-722-1307.
11/23/02 Sat. ...
Homeless Walk-A-Thon
Walk with Bread for the City to fight homelessness. Register on site. National Mall or contact Anne Ellsworth at aellsworth.
1 pm
TOWN HALL & PLANNING MEETING - DC Prescription Benefits
Stand up for our valued senior citizens who are being denied prescription medications at no charge from public health clinics and pharmacies. Attend this action planning meeting sponsored by the “Emergency Coalition to Restore Prescription Benefits” to hear how our seniors are being denied life-saving prescriptions. For the past 30 years, citizens living in the District and eligible for Medicare have been able to get prescription medications at no charge from public health clinics and pharmacies. DC Healthcare Alliance has cut all Medicare-eligible citizens from the prescription drug program, leaving them without access to life-saving medications. For many, especially those on low, fixed incomes, the cost for prescription drugs is prohibitive, yet most are ineligible for Medicaid prescription benefits. Many elders must choose between food and rent versus taking their medications. The Emergency Coalition demands an immediate reinstatement of prescription benefits, and calls on the DC City Council to declare a crisis. Sponsors: Gray Panthers, Emmaus Services for the Elderly, Project WISH (Washington Inner City Self Help), City Center Community Corporation, MOMS (Mothers On the Move Spiritually), Perry School Community Services Center, Holy Redeemer Church, St. Aloysius Church, DC Statehood Green Party, and the DC Health Care Coalition St. Aloysius Church (North Capitol St., NW
Contact 202-667-0376.
11/23-11/24/02 ...
Nicaragua Network National Leadership Meeting
DC activists are invited to attend sessions dealing with topics of interest to them. The National Leadership Meeting brings together representatives of Nicaragua Network from around the country More Information N Street Village, 1333 N St., NW
Reply to
11/23/02 Sat. 5 & 7:30 pm
A DC premier play in support of Mumia Abu Jamal sponsored by DC FRIENDS OF MOVE/CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA. Howard  University’s Enviromental Theater Space, Fine Arts Bldg.
For reservations contact the box office at 202-806-7700.
7 pm
Mobile-Eyes Against Military Interventions
Free Speech TV is proud to announce the next of its monthly program specials, Mobile-Eyes Against Military Interventions. More Information

Check Freespeech TV to find out where FSTV broadcasts in your area.

11/25/02 Mon. 6:30 pm
DC Network and Support for Code Pink
A meeting of diverse local organizations working for peace and social justice to provide support for and be supported in local issue work by the ongoing Women’s Vigil for Peace. Please join us to share ideas and projects events or actions that will connect the multi-ethnic, pan-sexual, inter-religious and diverse community that makes up our nation’s Capitol area. We want to support and highlight the work being done on local issues as well as shape our vigil to be inclusive and to add women’s voices to the cry for peace. Some will be fasting and need medical, legal and moral support. Help us plan a series of forums and events between now and March, as well as getting support for your issues. Lafayette Park, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (across from White House)
Contact: Kristi Laughlin at 202-393-5016 or 415-255-7291 or or
6:45 - 8:45 pm
The U.S., U.N. & Iraq: Discussion of War or Why Not
A SALSA Discussion. President Bush has been beating war drums for months, while the international community has resisted complicity. Despite concessions to the United Nations by Saddam Hussein that would allow weapons inspectors into Iraqi facilities, the Bush administration seems to insist upon war with Iraq. Is Iraq really a threat to US national security? What should be the role of the UN? Where does the will of the American public fit in? These are just some of the issues that will be discussed by experts from ‘both’ sides, as well as the most recent developments, and you can participate. FREE or $5 donation. More Information IPS, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020
Register at 202-234-9382 ext. 229 or For a full schedule see
7 pm
Senorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman
An award-winning documentary investigating the kidnapping, rape, and murder of over 250 women in Mexico, since 1993. Panel discussion featuring mothers of disappeared from Juarez, and members of Nuestras Hijas AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM. Tickets: $10/adult, $8/student/senior. VISIONS Cinema, 1927 Florida Ave., N.W.
Contact: AIUSA at 202-544-0200 x482 or or visit
7 - 8:30 pm
A special briefing on the Maryland budget crisis
Featuring a discussion of the state fiscal situation by Steve Hill, followed by a presentation on the budget for Prince George’s County public schools by Adam Levner of Stand for Children. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
To register, call toll-free 877-565-0942.
11/26/02 Tue. ...
Nonviolent civil disobedience to stop the Bush AIDS disaster. Condoleezza Rice, in a meeting with AIDS activists, made it plain that President Bush is going to insist on underfunding the fight against global AIDS. People with AIDS and their supporters are paying a visit to the Bush Administration. If you or your organization are able to help in any way with media, funding, turnout, or CD participants. Contact Paul Davis at or 215-833-4102.
12 noon
Pre-World AIDS Day Demonstration
Protest against Bush’s AIDS policy. FIGHT AIDS, NOT ENDLESS WAR, STATE OF EMERGENCY: NOT ANOTHER YEAR OF DEADLY AIDS POLICIES. March on the White House. McPherson Square, 15th & Eye Street NW
11/28/02 Thur. Call
Pastors for Peace Cuba Delegation
Delegation to a Conference Against Free Trade of Americas. Information 212-926-5757 or Information 212-926-5757 or Caravan in DC on November 29. Contact: Olivia 202-722-1307.
1:00 - 6:00 pm (Weds. - Sat.)
See “an anti-war show from Houston, Texas”. Organized with the Artcar Museum in Texas and Museum of Contemporary Art, D.C. Texas Rangers features the work of Eric Avery, Gabriel Delgado Tim Glover, Ann Harithas, Amalia Harithas, Stephanie Swartz and Jenny Stark. MOCA DC,1054 31st St., NW (Canal Square, Georgetown)
See Contact: 202 342 6230 or
11/29/02 Fri. ...
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
At the recent United Nations symposium on Palestine, ADC President Ziad Asali called for action against the occupation on that day. Now ADC joins with the Campaign to End the Occupation to promote vigils, demonstrations and other actions in support of the Palestinians. We urge all those who support Palestinian rights to organize or join these activities. Please contact peace and human rights organizations and networks in your community to set up events on the 29th. The Campaign to End the Occupation says: “It is especially urgent to plan such actions to draw attention to the fear of “transfer”. Many Israelis, including top officials, are now openly calling for expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza to other Arab countries. They may use the cover of war against Iraq to do so. Vigils, demonstrations, outside shopping malls and other places where crowds gather. Also good time for letters and calls to local congressional offices and letters and op eds in the media Contact: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (202) 244-2990 or
Clothes for a Change
Nationwide actions to pressure GAP to stop using sweatshop labor and start using organic cotton Organic Consumers Association 218-940-3429 or Connie.
11/30/02 2 - 5 pm
Project South & Community Neighbors Open House!
Join Project South & our community neighbors to
celebrate our new office.
At St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St., NW
Sponsor: Project South DC
tel: 202.332.5333, fax: 301.320.4534, Email
5 pm
Peace Cafe discussion
Discussion on Religious Dimensions of Reconciliation: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives with Imam Yahya Hendi (Georgetown University), Rabbi Harold White (Georgetown University), Father Drew Christiansen, SJ (America Magazine), and Reverend Clark Lobenstine (InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington). Theater J, 1529 16th Street, NW


12/1/02 Sun. 5:00 pm
Peace Cafe discussion
Discussion on Religious Dimensions of Reconciliation: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives with Imam Yahya Hendi (Georgetown University), Rabbi Harold White (Georgetown University), Father Drew Christiansen, SJ (America Magazine), and Reverend Clark Lobenstine, (InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington). Theater J, 1529 16th Street, NW
12/2/02 Mon. 7:00 p.m
European Social Forum
Earlier this month in Italy, one million protested the Iraq War. 60,000 Attended the European Social Forum in Florence, Italy. You are invited to a reportback on from Virginia Rodino, an American delegate to the European Social Forum and Left Turn member. Hear the Call for a European-wide Day of Action against the War in every Capital City. See how the U.S. can plan a solidarity action. Learn about the state of European Social Movements. Meet with other DC anti-war and global justice activists to discuss the activity in Europe and how it impacts the movement in the United States. Luna Books, 1633 P Street, NW
Contact Virginia Rodino 410-704-4139 or
12/3/02 Tue. Email
Kensington Welfare Rights Union Tour
The most activist and creative movement of poor people in the United States is conducting a bus tour throughout the US to meet with other groups and document human rights abuses in the US.  Come find out how you can join them when they stop in DC.

DC. Contact:


2:30-5:30 pm
The New Freedom Bus Tour
Celebrate our Human Rights with poor & homeless FREEDOM RIDERS of every background and location who are traveling across the country on a bus to document the stories of economic human rights violations in the U.S. The New Freedom Riders will stop in D.C. and will end the national tour in a march to the United Nations in NYC on December 10th with the testimony of thousands of poor people across the U.S. who are standing up and being made visible to the world.

Arthur Capper Recreation Center, 5th & K St., SE

For more info visit Contact: Friends & Residents of Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg (202) 483-1368.

7:00 pm

Rally Against Executions

Join us for an indoor rally and show Ashcroft and Ehrlich that we won’t let them turn back the clock. Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.
”Exploiting the Sniper Tragedy—Don’t let politicians turn tragedy into a blank check to execute!”
Speakers: Shujaa Graham, former death row inmate, Johnny Barnes, Executive Director ACLU, National Capital Area, Robin Maher, Director American Bar Assoc., Death Penalty Representation Project, Jack Payden-Travers, Director Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Mike Stark, Campaign to End the Death Penalty. As the region searches for answers to the horrible sniper shootings, politicians like Attorney General John Ashcroft and MD Governor-elect Bob Ehrlich are eager to use this tragedy to sell and expand the death penalty. Ashcroft quickly moved sniper suspects, Gulf War veteran John Muhammad and John Lee Malvo, to Virginia to ensure their quick execution; Ehrlich pledged to overturn Maryland’s moratorium on executions and to lower the eligible age for the death penalty to 17.

George Washington University, Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Amphitheatre, 21st and H St. NW (Foggy Bottom Metro, Orange/Blue lines)

For more information:

8:00 pm
Anti-War Poster Night
Be All You Can Be Recruiters for Peace and Justice is hosting a big poster night to promote upcoming protests on December 10th. Bring cars. We have supplies to hang posters about the War in Iraq.  We also have1000 brand new “Campaign Style” posters (no wheat paste needed) that say
”No Iraq War.” Make resistance visible.  Rain or shine come on out.  Wake Up Washington. Ten years of War in Iraq is enough. Lets stop Bush NOW.
1858 Mintwood Place, NW #4 (Woodley Park/Zoo Metro, Red line)
12/4/02 Wed. Noon
Full Disclosure at Fidelity
Did Fidelity, the nation’s largest mutual fund, use their clients’ voting share power to support excessive CEO pay, conflicted audit committees and companies reincorporating overseas? Join working family activists and investors in a 20-city blitz as we demand full disclosure and accountability from Fidelity and other mutual funds. 1900 K Street, NW
Contact: Vinnie O’Brien, AFL-CIO,
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MSNBC Focus Group on Iraq War
A national research company and would like to offer you the chance to be on national television. To qualify, you must be an opinionated and outspoken local college student with strong personal views about the elections and the situation in Iraq and the Middle East. If you meet these criteria, we want to put you on MSNBC. We are conducting a focus group to discuss U.S. elections and U.S. involvement in Iraq. Do you believe the United States should Invade Iraq? Contact:
7:30 p.m.
National ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero
National ACLU Executive Director, Anthony Romero is at the center of the debate on whether the government can implement increased security measures while respecting our civil liberties after September 11. Co-sponsored by: ACLU of Maryland and the UMCP-ACLU Student Chapter, University Honors Program, Department of Philosophy, Department of Women¹s Studies and Office of Human Relations. Ample pay parking is available adjacent to the student union. To purchase tickets ($10 each/free with valid University of Maryland, College park ID) Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park
Directions and parking information, please call 410-889-8550, ext. 115 or
12/5/02 Thur. 9:00-10:30 am
First Thursday Forum
Complimentary continental breakfast and updates and discussion with Reinhard Buetikofer, Political Director, Alliance 90/The Greens (Germany) “How to win an election on a progressive record - the agenda of four more years red-green in Germany.” Mimi’s American Bistro, 2120 P St. NW (DuPont Circle Metro, Red line)
Hosted by Citizen Works
RSVP to Ali Arace (202) 265-6164.
5:00 pm
Justice at Union Station
Support parking attendants at Union Station. Contact: Emil Abate, HERE 27 Union Station, 60 Massachusetts Ave NE (at traffic circle)
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
This workshop is a basic training for nonviolence in preparation for actions and a movement for nonviolent social change. Interactive and experiential in nature. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge of the importance of a nonviolent movement for real and long lasting social change AFSC/DC, 2211 14th St. NW, (U St/Cardozo Metro, Green line)
RSVP: Bette or Roxanne at 202-299-1050.
12/5 to 12/15/02 Check
Washington Jewish Film Festival
The 15th annual series of films on Jewish topics Jewish Community Center, Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, 1529 16th St., NW
For full schedule see
12/6/02 Fri. 7:00 -10:00 pm
Fundraiser for Afghan Women
Dr. Zieba Shorish-Shamley: Women¹s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan, Suraya Sadeed: Help the Afghan Children, Belquis Ahmadi: International Human Rights Law Group, Patricia Smith Melton: Peace X Peace, Kelly McQueen: Doctors Without Borders, Norma Gattsek: The Feminist Majority. Tickets: $30/$25 AU students, with proceeds to Doctors Without Borders’ Afghanistan Programs.

Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Sponsored by Women’s Information Network. Tickets at WIN at MaryTylerHolmes.

12/6-7/02 5 pm Fri.
10 am Sat.
Items for sale are made by refugees in camps in the West Bank and Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.  All proceeds go to women who do the work. 5100 Baltimore Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Contact: Gretchen Theobald (202)244-2753 or  Email, or Pamela Mertz (301)229-0973 or
12/6/02 Fri. Check
Weekend of Prayer For Peace in Iraq
You are invited to join with other people of faith to pray for peace in Iraq for one hour or more between 6:00 p.m. on December 6th to 8:00 p.m. on December 8th. You may create a prayer service in your particular religious tradition or create a specifically interfaith prayer service. The core concept of the Interfaith Prayer For Peace (IPFP) is that people of faith may disagree about prayer, may disagree about paths to peace, and may disagree about where justice lies, but can come together in sharing a common longing for peace. In a mutual turning toward God, however named, we share a common alignment and the hope that our conversations and actions may become better grounded so that paths to peace with justice may occur. This invitation to prayer arises from all the groups that choose to take part in this Interfaith Prayer For Peace collaboration. There is no organization to join, no principles to endorse, and no financial contribution is required. Prayer activities can occur in homes, in houses of worship, or in other private settings. The invited process is simple. Create a prayer activity online and send the link with a note about location (City and State) to the IPFP at
12/6-13/02 Check
FIDEL, Award Winning Documentary
Starring Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte, Ted Turner, Alice Walker, and Angela Davis. This documentary examines the political and social impact that Cuban leader Fidel Castro has had upon the world during the more than forty years he has been in power. Simply put, whether one is pro Fidel or con Fidel, pro-Cuba or con-Cuba this is the best film on Castro and Cuba done. Without delving into the specific politics of Castro this film demonstrates the impact he has on the political theatre of the Americas, former Soviet Union, the Carribean and Africa. The film goes into his relationship to Che and the alliances he sought with other national leaders that sought their independence, Ho Chi Min, Allende, Bishop, Mandela etc. All those who are interested in history would be best to see this film.  Director Estela Bravo was great in including some of the revolutionary icons of the 60’s & 70’s.

Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle Metro, Red line)

See: Visions Theater or Contact: 202-667-0090.

12/7/02 Sat. 10:30 am
Stop the War Against Iraq - And Here at Home
Discussion with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research. Potluck lunch to follow. Sponsored by Gray Panthers. University of DC, Auditorium Foyer (UDC/Van Ness Metro, Red line)
Contact: 301-229-4752.
1 pm
DC Grassroots Think Tank
You are invited to join in the founding of an exciting new project in DC: The DC Grassroots Think Tank. You (or your group) and other great DC citizens and activists who want to learn more about issues effecting our city and educate others about them. The District of Columbia Grassroots Think Tank is comprised of DC citizens that use research and popular education as a means of liberating our city. We are a multi-cultural, inter-generational, economically diverse group that is building an indigenous body of knowledge that documents the impact of living in the nation¹s capitol.  We seek to educate ourselves, our community, our nation and the world about the realities that we face. The think-tank will involve high school and college students and faculty, independent scholars, and local and national groups in original research.  We will then organize venues to share our research with the city through teach-ins at local schools, public workshops, speaker panels, brown bag luncheons, town hall meetings, and pamphlets, to name a few. Due to the current drive to war, the first proposed research theme would be ³Militarism and It¹s Impact on the District: Uncovering the Real costs of War.² Framed as widely as possible, war and militarism can encompass many related issues. Location TBA.
Contact: Ingrid Drake at ingridnatasha, Roxanne Lawson at roxanneoutreach, or 202-299-1050, or Trent Moyer at Tmoyer.
6:30 pm on...
War on Terrorism or Expansion of the American Empire?
William Blum, author of “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower” will be speaking on this topic. Sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America. Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD
Information: Leslie Salgado: 410-767-3805 or 410-381-4899.
12/10/02 Tue.

A National Day of Peace Actions has been called on Tuesday, December 10,
to coincide with UN Human Rights Day. United for Peace, a new national network, has called for local actions of all kinds against the war on Iraq and the attack on democracy at home. See for actions across the country. In DC join these actions:

8:00 am ­ Protest at Military Recruitment Station, 12th & F Sts., NW
10:00 am ­ 6:00 pm, Women¹s Vigil for Peace, Lafayette Park
12:00 pm ­ Rally and March for Peace, 17th St. & Connecticut Ave., NW
4:30 pm ­ Protest the Committee for Liberation of Iraq, 918 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
5:30 ­ 6:30 pm ­ Quaker Silent Vigil for Peace, Capitol West Lawn

All Day
Women's "Code Pink" Vigil at the White House
TPO At the White House
8:30 am
Recruit for Peace, Justice and Liberation, Not War
International Human Rights Day!
Despite Iraq's acceptance of UN resolutions and compliance with inspectors, the US state continues to prepare for another deadly war for oil against the sanctions-stricken people of Iraq. Nothing, it seems, is going to get in the way of Bush and Co. waging a war to control the very large and profitable oil reserves in Iraq. That's because this war is about more than Middle Eastern oil. It's about a new US imperialism which will resort to a permanent state of war, the "war on terrorism", to dominate the world and the global economy.
Not only are they willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on this at a time when the US economy is faltering, unemployment is rising, and social services are being cut but they're willing to sacrifice the lives of youth, workers, and the poor--the very people who are forced to enlist in the military to escape such economic problems--to wage this imperialist war. That's why on Tuesday, December 10 we're saying, "Don't let them take OUR brothers and sisters off to fight THEIR war!".

Join us at 8:30 AM as we protest and transform the Military Recruitment Center at 1119 F St, NW (12th and F Sts) into a recruitment center for fighters for peace, justice, and liberation instead of war, death, and destruction.
We are activists from the Anti Capitalist Convergence (, DC Anti War Network (, DC
Statehood Green Party
(, Left Turn (, and SUSTAIN

Say No to War in Iraq! Come to a noon rally at Farragut Square
Say No to War in Iraq! Come to a noon rally at Farragut Square (Farragut North Metro, 17th & Conn.) on December 10, International Human Rights Day, followed by a march (east on K St.; south on 16th St., west on H St., then north on 17th St. and back to Farragut). Send a clear message to the Bush Administration that violence does not bring peace.

American Friends Committee
Call: 202-299-1050

4:30-7 p.m.
that the
American people do not support war on the people of Iraq.)

Peace is a human right.

This committee is a private propaganda office set up in conjunction with the Bush Administration to help beat the drums for war against Iraq. Newt Gingrich, former CIA director James Woolsey and alleged Vietnam war criminal Bob Kerry are only three members of the rogue's gallery of right wingers and war profiteers that make up this organization. Come show these propaganda ministers that true liberation means the right of people everywhere to live in a world where human lives are more important than oil profits.

The right to live is human right!

918 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Office of Committee for the "Liberation" of Iraq
Sponsored by DC United for Peace -- the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN),
American Friends Service Committee, D, C.and others

12/11/02 Wed. 10 AM
Tenants Rights to Information, Rent Control and Housing Conversion
Hearings by the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs chaired by Sharon Ambrose. Bills discussed include the Tenants¹ Rights to Information Act, and the Rent Control Amendment Act. District Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NE, Chambers
To testify, call 202-724-8050.
6:30 - 8:30 pm
DC Area War Tax Resisters Dinner and Discussion

With Bush & Company pushing to war on Iraq, more and more peace activists are looking for a dramatic way to protest this unnecessary war and act upon their conscience. Come and hear our ideas on “token” and “hard core” war tax resistance. Resisters will share our war tax resistance stories and provide information for those interested in war tax resistance. Please attend and help us spread this great civil disobedience option throughout D.C.’s nonviolence and peace communities.

6:30 - 8:30 ala carte dinner (inexpensive) and informal discussion Chop Sticks at 717 H Street NW, 1 block from Gallery Place metro on the Green/Yellow/Red Lines
For more information call Greg 202-232-8892 or Carol 202-635-3739
Or Check out our web page And the National War Tax Resisters page
6:30 PM
Community Support for Women’s Vigil for Peace
Community organizations are invited to send representatives to these weekly meetings to build local connections and mutual support with the ongoing Women’s Vigil for Peace in Lafayette Park. Organizations are encouraged to get their message out by committing people to attend the daily vigils for a 3-4 day period. Other support includes sponsorship, transportation, housing, announcements and participation by Code Pink in local events. NOW, 733 15th St. NW, 2nd Floor
Contact: 202-393-5016 or womens.vigil.
6:30 PM
Dinner and discussion with two leaders from the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), a federation similar to the AFL-CIO, who are visiting with union and community organizers in the U.S. We’ll provide a main meal. Feel free to bring some desserts and drinks. Our special guests are: Mohammed Mahmoud Ahmed Saleh, a member of the PGFTU executive committee and the National Secretary to the Legal Affairs Department. Hekmat Kamal Rateb Elsarraj, PGFTU Women’s Affairs Dept in the Gaza Strip. This is a great opportunity to reflect together on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Middle East and the roles we can play in advancing justice and peace in a global context. National Organizers Alliance, 715 G. Street SE, 2nd Floor (Eastern Market Metro, Orange/Blue)
Sponsored by National Organizers Alliance (NOA) and the D.C. Labor Committee for Peace and Justice. RSVP: Abbey 202-543-6603 Ext. 3 or Email.
8 PM
“The Dialogue of Civilizations and the Prospects for Peace: Islam and the West”
A discussion with Dr. Majid Fakhry, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Professor Emeritus of Philosphy at American University of Beirut. Al-Hewar Center
Contact: 703-281-6277.
12/12/02 Thur. 5 pm
Protest the
Mayor's Health Care Disaster!
City Cuts 30-Year Old Prescription Drug Benefits to Low-Income Seniors; Emergency Committee Demands:
"Restore Prescription Drugs to DC Elders!" For the past 30 years, senior citizens living in the District of Columbia who were eligible for Medicare but not for Medicaid and who lacked other resources to afford their prescription drugs, have been able to get their prescription medication at no charge from public health clinics and Pharmacies. They continued to receive these benefits from the Public Benefits Corporation (PBC), the non-profit public corporation responsible for operating DC General Hospital and the public health system.
BUILDING, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Michele &/or Rick Tingling-Clemmons, 202.397.2277
12/14/02 Sat. 10:30 - 1 pm
Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Inc. Coordinating
Body Meeting

At: Bronstein, Broadmeade Retirement Community, 13801 York Road, R7,Cockeysville, MD 410-584-7144

12/15/02 Sun. 3-6 pm
At the D.C. Statehood Green Party and the Green Party of the United States second annual major fundraiser, Consumer advocate and 2000 Green presidential
candidate Ralph Nader will again attend and speak as
featured guest. Mr. Nader spoke at the first annual
joint local-national fundraiser in December, 2000.
At: Mimi's American Bistro 2120 P Street NW, Wash., DC
The D.C. Statehood Green Party
1314 18th Street, NW, lower level, Washington, DC
20036, 202-296-1301
The Green Party of the United States National office: 1314 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC
20036 202-296-7755, 866-41GREEN

1/18 & 19/02 11 am
On the Martin Luther King anniversary weekend and the 12th anniversary of the beginning of the Gulf War, thousands will converge in Washington DC to say NO to war on Iraq. There are now buses traveling from over 100 cities in almost 40 states to be in Washington DC and San Francisco on January 18. Groups are traveling from all over the East Coast, Midwest, South and West Coast.

Locations being planned. March from Capitol to ...

Washington 202-332-5757

1/18/02 Wed. 6:00 pm
Holiday Edition of Drink with Labor
Holiday schmoozing with area union activists The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave, NW
7:00 pm
The WFPW (89.3 fm) Local Advisory Board
A meeting of the community advisory board to the Pacifica affiliate station. Contact: Sam Husseini WPFW, Champlain St.,
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Report back from the COMPA in Cuba
A report back from the Continental Assembly in Havana, Cuba held Nov. 20-23, 2002 and the Convergence of Movements of the Peoples of the Americas (COMPA, visit their website at Participants in the Washington, DC delegation of EPICA & Project South to the COMPA Continental Assembly will share reflections & talk about the next steps for building COMPA USA as part of building our hemispheric & global movement for justice, equality & dignity. St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, Auditorium
Contact: EPICA at 202-332-0292 or Project South at 202-332-5333.
1/19/02 to 3/8/03 10am - 6 pm
The Women’s Vigil for Peace
This running fast and vigil will continue until International Women’s Day. They are looking for volunteers to join them in daily shifts, to be a constant presence at the park. They also need housing for women coming from other cities to join the vigil. Women in Black will be holding vigil until December 16 Lafayette Park, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (across from the White House)
Contact: Kristi Laughlin at 202-393-5016 or 415/255-7291 or or see
1/19 & 12/20/02 Call
The Pinochet Case and Daughter from Danang
The Pinochet Case is a searing album of remembrance from those who survived and suffered most under the fascist rule of General Augusto pinochet, following the legal cases that ultimately led to his arrest and trial for crimes against humanity during the 25 years that he ruled Chile. Daughter from Danang explores the intimate and excruciating moments that show how wide the chasms of cultural difference and how deep the wounds of war can run. Two documentaries for our times. Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle Metro, Red line)
Contact: 202-667-0090.
1/19/02 Thur. Call
FIDEL, Award Winning Documentary
Starring Fidel Castro, Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte, Ted Turner, Alice Walker, and Angela Davis. This documentary examines the political and social impact that Cuban leader Fidel Castro has had upon the world during the more than forty years he has been in power. Simply put, whether one is pro Fidel or con Fidel, pro-Cuba or con-Cuba this is the best film on Castro and Cuba done. Without delving into the specific politics of Castro this film demonstrates the impact he has on the political theatre of the Americas, former Soviet Union, the Caribbean and Africa. The film goes into his relationship to Che and the alliances he sought with other national leaders that sought their independence, Ho Chi Min, Allende, Bishop, Mandela etc. All those who are interested in history would be best to see this film. Director Estela Bravo was great in including some of the revolutionary icons of the 60’s & 70’s Visions Cinema, 1927 Florida Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle Metro, Red line)
. See: dyno/comingsoon/index.asp or Contact: 202-667-0090.
12/20/02 Fri. 8:00 pm
Intoafrika Fundraiser
Performance/Fundraiser for Intoafrika. Carribean and vegetarian menu. Into Afrika’s Performance Art Collective will present an evening of jazz,stories and drama, including an excerpt from our play “Environmental Blues”. Prepare for the solstice with us as we focus on Creation, human relations and justice. Potter’s House, Columbia Road, NW (near 16th St.)
Donation $8. For tickets and information please call 202/797-9127.
12/21/02 Sat. 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m
“FREE DC” Holiday Song-Fest
Democracy in DC Coalition would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Holiday Song-Fest, a very special outdoor event that combines a fun social get-together, the inspiring cause of full democracy for Washington, DC, great music, and LOTS OF HOT CHOCOLATE. In the time-honored tradition of freedom singers advocating for civil rights, the Stand Up! DC FREEDOM Singers will gather to sing such as “The Twelve Days of Freedom,” “We Need a Little Democracy,” “(I’m dreaming of) A FREE DC,” and “DC Libre.”. If you can sing, please join with us in song. If you can’t sing, please consider joining with us in song anyway. 12th & G Streets, NW (near Hechts and Metro Center, all lines)
Contact: HOTLINE (202) 232-2500, standupfordemocracy
Worldwide Winter Solstice SingOut
On the night of the Winter Solstice, a ray of hope will circle the globe. We invite you to be a part of the Solstice SingOut, an extraordinary event linking the world’s peoples in one shining celebration of peace and hope. During the Solstice SingOut, at locations around the world, people will gather in their public parks, city centers, schools, and homes to raise their voices for greater hope and joy by singing the World Anthem. We invite you to join in this wonderful evening with your own Solstice SingOut right where you are. Many are doing so in their neighborhoods, city centers, natural areas and other gathering places. If you wish to organize a Solstice SingOut in your community, we are developing an Event Kit to make it easier for you. It will include the music and words to the anthem, a sample program, inspirational messages, a press release for your local media, and other materials. The Event Kit can be requested through our web site at Contact: Susan Skog, or Ed Goodman,
/??/02 10:30 am to 1 pm & Rally 3 pm
Black Voices for Peace presents the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Workshop and Rally for Justice and Peace: Living the Legacy of Action Against Militarism, Racism and Economic Injustice. We must oppose the U.S. policy of war and support for war in the Middle East, and stop Bush's war plans and actions throughout the world. We must demand full funding for human needs and economic justice for all. We must demand racial equality and justice, religious tolerance, civil rights and civil liberties for all.

Event includes noted speakers, cultural performances,
spiritual expressions, rare MLK video showing,
information packets and free training.

For more information: 202-232-5690



A New Year
Raise a glass to Auld Lang Syne and let’s make this new year one for a new century, let’s gather the majority we know are against this war and bring it to a halt. GI’s, veterans, military family members, Congress members, teachers, students, activists, mothers and more are uniting for peace instead of war across every community and every ethnic group. For the sake of this generation and the future, let’s make war as obsolete and unthinkable as slavery. The only way to end terrorism is to restore justice. The answer is blowing in the wind again. Let’s get out there and make peace happen. The world is with us. “I look forward to the day when the conscientious objector will hold the same respect in society as the warrior does today.” - John F. Kennedy. Contact: Washington Peace Center, 202-583-5347 or