Calendar for 2004(past) Current Calendar
|Ongoing Events||Current Calendar|
|1/15 to 4/15/04||Call||The “Merchants of Death” speaking tour||Organized by the War Resisters
League. Friends and business associates of the present administration
- companies like Halliburton, Bechtel, DynCorp and others - have found
a way into the “new”
||Contact WRL to obtain a speaker for your area at 212-228-0450 x. 104 or Email|
Prayer for Peace
you are interested in hosting a Prayer for Peace. Churches are
needed to host a peace service on the 22nd of each month,
January through June 2004.
||Contact Charles Cloughen, Jr at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Guarding the Flame Women’s Human Rights in Post-War Afghanistan and Iraq
|Co-Sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of UNIFEM/USA and the Young Professional for International Cooperation and the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations Association Featuring: Andrea Greenblatt-Harrison Senior Policy Coordinator Women’s Edge Coalition Mariam Nawabi Attorney Member, UN Legal Affairs Working Group Hali Jilani Policy Analyst United Nations Association Prof. Lama Abu-Ode Georgetown University School of Law||Georgetown
University Law Center, Gewirz 12th Floor
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Contact Shari Gruber, President, National Capital Chapter, UNIFEM/USA at email@example.com
The Seventh Annual National Conference on Organized Resistance
|This annual event brings together activists from a variety of issues, struggles, ideologies and backgrounds for a weekend of learning and reflecting on the state of progressive movements occurring locally, nationally, and worldwide. Last year, over 1,000 people converged on Washington, DC for a weekend of experience, discussions, planning and protest.||Contact|
|Featuring: An evening of dance showcasing the brightest emerging Black choreographers from DC to NY.! The evening celebrates all forms of expression with a live DJ, art work in the lobby and special guests, including playwright and poet Holly Bass. Featured dance groups include Women @ Work, which combines the artistic talents of Christal Brown, Shanni Collins and Jamie Philbert, Jennifer Archibald’s Arch Dance Company from New York which fuses street and modern dance, local artists Boris Willis (VA), who was recently awarded the 2003 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission, City at Peace Artistic Director, Sandra L. Holloway (DC) and Gesel Mason (MD), 2002 Metro DC Dance Awards winner for Outstanding Artistic Direction. Their styles combine Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and West African influences. Come and witness what the next generation of Black choreographers has to say. Hosted by: Mason/Rhynes Productions and Lincoln Theatre 202-328-6000.||Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, NW
202-328-6000. See: www.thelincolntheatre.org
Lessons From the 1960’s: Choices, Consequences, and the Future
|This will be a panel discussion with Heather Brown (organizer, former SNCC activist, Women’s Movement activist), Elaine Brown (writer, lecturer, former Black panther party leader), and Cathy Wilkerson (teacher, activist, former Weather Underground member). This panel is being brought to you by Positive Force as part of the National Conference on Organized Resistance.. See: www.positiveforcedc.org||American University
People’s Summit 2004
|A day long conference of community and activist organizations in the Baltimore area, to be held Sat., Jan. 24 at the. The Summit will bring together community and activist leaders to review successes and challenges from 2003 and to plan and coordinate for 2004. Workshops will be offered on topics such as your rights (both as a citizen and as a protestor), legal observing, police brutality, organizing tactics and nonviolent civil disobedience.||Please RSVP to PeoplesSummit|
DANCE FOR JUSTICE
|fundraiser dance party to support the campaign for police accountability and justice for Renford Grandison and his family. In October 2003, city officials evicted Grandison’s family from their home with no warning and no recourse. 3rd district police illegally searched their home, and then wrongfully arrested Grandison and his son. Support the effort to hold the police accountable for these actions and to work towards an end to police abuse and harassment. Featuring: DJ Roulette, food, beer, and lots of wonderful people from your community. $5||2554 University Pl. NW, Unit B; (off Euclid, between 14th & 15th Sts., Columbia Heights Metro, Green Line)|
|1/26/04||11:30 am - 1:30 pm||
Justice For DC Youth Coalition: A coalition of youth, youth providers, policy advocates, parents and concerned residents who are working for a more fair and effective youth justice system in the District.
· 100% of the youth locked up in Oak Hill are Black
and Latino. This is NOT representative of DC youth demographics.
|1730 M Street,
NW, 10th Floor Board Room
Anna Marsh, 202-554-7719
Occupation Monitor & Iraqi Rights
|The first in three Mondays
of discussion on “Iraq, Justice & Reconstruction,” as presented by
SALSA at the Institute for Policy Studies. Tonight: A discussion forum
with Gael Murphy of Code Pink and Occupation Watch, a center that monitors
the occupation and reconstruction process in
733 15th Street, NW, #1020, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-234-9382, x.229; www.HotSalsa.org
Town Hall Meeting: THE GENEVA ACCORD: BASIS FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE?
|Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI)Presents a town-hall discussion on The Geneva Accord: Basis for Middle East Peace? Leading the discussion will be: Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project and Co-chair, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation & Nino Kader, Director of Communications, American Task Force on Palestine. There is no cost for the event but please consider patronizing Café Luna for dinner. Sponsor Jews for Peace in Israel & Palestine.||Café Luna,
1633 P Street, NW
contact Josh Ruebner at firstname.lastname@example.org 202-423-7666.
|1/30/04 to April 4th||7:30 - 9:30 pm||
A Season for Nonviolence– Opening Session: Meditation for World Peace
|An invitation to participate in a community peace movement . . . carrying forth the principles of spirit-based nonviolent social change: Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Guest speaker: Colin Tipping, author of “Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle.” Music by Grammy Award nominee Karen Taylor-Good, SpiritSong and Mosaic Harmony. FREE.||Unity of
Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA
CONTACT: Rev. Eileen Goor 703-455-6669.
Paul C. Warnke Conference on the Past, Present & Future of Arms Control
|Through this special event, the Arms Control Association, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and its Center for Peace and Security Studies hope to honor the late Paul Warnke, who was an outspoken and inspirational arms control leader and ACA Board Member. The conference will underscore past arms control successes, analyze current proliferation issues, and highlight upcoming security challenges. We have assembled an exciting set of speakers and panelists, including UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs Nobuyasu Abe, General Eugene Habiger, Senator Jack Reed, and other leading experts.|| Georgetown
Registration deadline January 16
|1/29/04 Thur.||Noon - 1 pm||
PROSPECTS FOR PALESTINIAN DEMOCRACY
|Speaker: Dr. Nathan Brown. The Palestinian Authority has faced enormous challenges since formal recognition in the Oslo accords. What are the major obstacles that remain in Palestinian state building? What can the PA legitimately be expected to achieve? What are the implications for recent peace initiatives? Dr. Nathan Brown, Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will provide analysis of issues such as corruption, constitutionalism, legislative process, and the rule of law in Palestinian governance. He will draw from extensive fieldwork, which forms the basis of his newly published book, Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords, available for purchase and signing by the author.||Middle East
Institute, The MEI Boardman Room 1761 N St. NW
CONTACT: 202-785-1141 email@example.com
Iraqi Worker’s Rights Under Attack
|Labor journalist David Bacon and labor activist Clarence Thomas provide eyewitness reports on how labor rights in Iraq are under attack.||AFL-CIO, 815
16th St NW, Gompers Room
|1/31/04 Sat & 2/1/04 Sun||9 am on||
BAM! Building A Movement: A Popular Education Skills Retreat
South national & local staffers (participation required both days)
Project South Washington Office. Looking for an organizing tool that energizes, excites, creates a movement, reveals strategies for victory, and is really fun? Boring lectures not working for you? Try popular education! Learn the basics of using popular education - a method that values the knowledge of everyone involved - and learn how to create a space where people can make their own popular education. Attendance will be limited. Please complete the application form below promptly & return by December 22 , 2003
Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street, NW
to register online at www.projectsouth.org or call 202.332.5333 or e-mail
|1/31/04 to April 4th||10 am - 4 pm||
A Season for Nonviolence – “Circles of Forgiveness”
|Colin Tipping, along with musician Karen Taylor-Good, will present this dynamic “forgiveness” workshop; a heart-opening, healing experience exploring the magic and power of “Radical Forgiveness”. FEE: $55/$65||CONTACT: Rev.
Eileen Goor 703-455-6669
|Check with theater||See on right||
'Battle of Algiers' A Revolution in FilmThis new print was even praised by the Wash. Post: "Commissioned by the revolutionary government, made by a member of Italy's Communist Party, cast almost entirely with nonprofessional actors (many of whom had fought the actual battles represented onscreen) and filmed in the serpentine alleys, staircases and archways of Algiers's Muslim Casbah, "The Battle of Algiers" was designed as a propaganda device, one that would convey the revolution's ideals with the immediacy and drive of a cinéma vérité documentary. Taking a page from the Italian neo-realists of the 1940s and from the French New Wave of the 1960s, Pontecorvo used newsreel film stock, telephoto lenses and a percussive, hard-driving musical score (co-written with Ennio Morricone) to create a swiftly moving political thriller that pulsed with the energy and violence of the street."
Landmark's E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW 202-452-7672
Showtimes: 1:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:10 pm, 9:55 pm
Health Care Workers Support Health Care for All!
|Doctors, Nurses, Social
Workers, Health Care Workers Medical/Nursing/Social Work Students
Show your support for the McFadden-Hubbard Health Care for All! Bill.
School of Public Health
615 N Wolfe St
GLOBAL VIGILS FOR PEACE
|Call for nationwide actions from the National Network to End the War on Iraq’s Grassroots Peace Network. Events are planned in 30 cities already. Local organizations wanting to participate in a DC vigil can get details on the planning meetings at: http://www.endthewar.org.||call 301-270-4858, toll free: 1-888-END-A-WAR|
|2/24/04||11:30 am & 1:30 pm||
Protest the Corporate Invasion of
Join us in a spirited
street theatre demonstration in front of the offices of Bechtel and
Halliburton during lunch hours. The action is part of an international
day of protest to end the corporate invasion of
, Halliburton (
contact Pat Elder 202-302-5548 or Gael Murphy 202-412-6700.
PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION WEEKEND
|A great introduction to
PBI’s work. Join us for two days of insightful presentations on the four
||For more information and registration form: Kim Podzimek firstname.lastname@example.org|
|3/4/04||.||Hundreds of thousands set to protest cuts in benefits and services on March 4th. Hundreds of local unions, retiree groups, and grassroots community organizations are mobilizing for a nationwide “Health Care Action Day”||HCAD.|
Who Are the Cuban Five?
WPFW—89.3 FM Radio Broadcast
|Tune into a special “We
Ourselves,” with host Ambrose I. Lane, Sr. and guests Ricardo Alarcon,
President of the Cuban parliament, and Leonard Weinglass, lawyer representing
Antonio Guerrero (one of the Cuban Five). On March 10^th
, a Miami court will hear an appeal on the case of five young
Cubans who were working to prevent terrorism. Exactly who are the Cuban
Five and why are they being held prisoner in the
by the DC Justice & Solidarity
Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No
”I WILL FEED THEM WITH JUSTICE”
|Middle East advocates will gather to receive and share information and updates, and advocacy and program ideas to continue efforts toward peace and justice in the region. The opening plenary begins Friday night. Monday, March 8, is the Lobby Day. Visit the web site for more conference schedule details. The event will include lobbying on Mon., March. 8.||Contact: Anna Rhee|
Demonstration Rally in support of Democracy in Haiti
|In response to the current
crisis in Haiti, we are calling on ALL Haitians and Friends of Haiti
who support the Haitian Constitution and the principles of democracy
in Haiti. Let’s Stand United in Support of a Better Tomorrow for
Park, Wash. DC
Co-Sponsored by: Global Justice, Inc., Let Haiti Live: Coalition for a Just U.S. Policy, Black Voices for Peace and Washington Peace Center.
Contact: 10th DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION FOR HAITIAN EMPOWERMENT (10th DOHE), 202-452-5511 or info.
”Pink Slip Bush” Creative Nonviolent Direct Action
|We’ll do what CODEPINK does best: we’ll hit the streets for a day of direct action, making it crystal clear to Washington that CODEPINK women say it’s time to Give Bush a Pink Slip. Wear pink or bring a pink slip. It’s important that your voice is heard.|| March begins
on the Mall, outside the Smithsonian Metro Station
International Women’s Day
|The Feminist Peace Network invites you to join with women everywhere in taking a stand for peace and an end to the global pandemic of violence against women.||Feminist Peace Network|
Peace Breakfast Monday
|Meet with U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson. We’ll start off with an activist breakfast and a national strategy meeting to brainstorm about how best to proceed in this important election year and beyond.|| 1539
CODEPINK Women for Peace 202-393-5016
|3/9/04 Tue.||6:30 pm||Panelists: Alberto Prieto,
First Secretary of the Cuban Mission in DC; Quentin Driskell, National
Lawyers Guild/Nattional Conference of Black Lawyers; Nefta Freeman, No
war on Cuba. On March 10, 2004 a Miami court will hear an appeal on the
case of five young Cubans who were working to prevent ultra-right, violent
terrorism. Exactly who are the Cuban Five and why are they being held
prisoner in the
of the District of Columbia, Bldg. 38, 2nd floor, window lounge, 4200
Conn. Ave., NW
Co-presented by the DC Justice & Solidarity Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No War on
|3/9/04 Tue.||9 pm||
Who Are the Cuban Five? /Radio Broadcast/
|This will be a special “Latin Flavor” program with host Marlen Fernandez on this question—the case of the Cuban Five.||Co-presented
by the DC Justice & Solidarity
Collective, National Lawyers Guild, and No
|3/12/04 Fri.||6:30 pm||
Haiti: Behind the Brutal Rightist Insurgency
|U.S. troops out of Haiti.
Demonstration Rally in support of the Haitian Constitution
|National Mall, between 10th – 14th Streets (Smithsonian Metro, Orange/Blue Line||See|
Trail of Mourning & Truth Sunday
|Dover to DC March DC Meeting, Wednesday, March 10 Dover to DC Procession, Trail of Mourning & Truth||Iraq Pledge of Resistance|
|3/19/04 Fri.||7 pm||
VENEZUELA & HAITI SOLIDARITY EVENT
Film: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
|PANEL DISCUSSION: “Regime Change?” - An in-depth look at Haiti & Venez uela||call 202.667.0090 www.VisionsDC.com
Pastors for Peace-DC Youth Awareness Project Scholarship Fund
IRAQ ADVOCACY DAY
|United for Peace and Justice
calls on you to deliver the message and power of the “World Still Says
No to War” global actions to your members of Congress. Schedule a face-to-face
meeting with your elected officials for, , to
press Congress to take action to stop the suffering in
Demonstrations against the US War in Iraq, one year after. (There are busses leaving from DC) Also major demonstrations around the US, including Veterans and Military Families Say No March 20 Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC, Contact: Patrick McCann, 301-324-5322 (local contact for VFP and VVAW)
NATIONAL MARCH FOR DEMOCRACY IN HAITI
|If you are not going to NYC, your presence and support is needed in Washington, DC to support Haiti’s constitution and democracy during this time of crisis.||Start West
17th and Constitution Ave.
Call 202.508.3891 10thdepartment
2004 GLOBAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
|This year marks the 60th year of the founding of the World Bank and IMF, and given the devastating impact of the policies, programs and projects of these institutions over these six decades, 2004 is a crucial year in the struggle for global justice.||www.Debtweek.org|
|Wednesdays, March 31 (through
April 21), 6:00 – 7:15 pm
St. Stephen’s Church, 1526 Newton St., NW (at 16th St.)
The World Trade Organization (WTO). Presenter: 50 Years is Enough. April 7 – NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA. Presenter: United for a Fair Economy-DC. April 14 – Corporate Personhood & Power.
|www.globalizethis.org, www.Debtweek.org, and www.faireconomy.org|
|4/1-2/04||..||With the anticipation
of a congressional vote on HR 1258 later this year,
the 2004 Spring Mobilization is a key part of the strategy to win. To increase our collective impact on Congress, we put together this "flash" campaign to amplify the voices from all over the country for the closure of the SOA/WHISC. Please join us.
Three women - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish - share their experiences and hopes for a just peace
|Three women - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish - who are living the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will share their experiences and hopes for a just peace. This is a unique opportunity to hear the personal side of this painful conflict from women -- Nahla Assali, Nuha Khoury, and Michal Sagi -- whose lives have been shaped by the ongoing violence and occupation.||See: www.partnersforpeace.org.
Contact Azad Ejaz, 301-526-3817 or email@example.com or
(202) 863-2951 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Classic Cuban material with sizzling solos and percussion, hot and jazzy, second-line rhythms, New Orleans R&B, and even a little rap mixed with son and mambo, Cubanismo! Connects the dots between Havana and the Crescent City like no other. Ranging from salsa to rumba to latin jazz to the traditional Cuban son, and featuring world reknowned trumpeter and bandleader Jesus Alemany, Cubanismo! Is a 17 piece Cuban dance explosion.||The State
Theatre, 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA
Tickets/information: 703-237-0300; www.thestatetheatre.com.
"Towards a Common Struggle: Organizing a National Young People's Movement"
|A national conference for young people. We are anticipating 600 young people will take advantage of this opportunity and trust that you will be amongst them. This conference is part of an ongoing process. In August 2001, a Youth Summit was held with approximately 600 delegates from around the world to share their common stories of struggle, and to develop strategies aimed at ending racism and discrimination.||This conference is open to all young people between the ages of 13 and 30 years, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or creed. See: www.noacentral.org. Contact: Abbey Glenn, National Organizers Alliance (NOA), 715 G St SE, 202) 543-6603 x3 or email@example.com.|
US-HAITI Relations Past & Present: A Fact Finding Mission!
|Forum and speakers on Haiti, organized by the Justice for Haiti Initiative: a coalition of groups dedeicated to sovereignty, justice, and peace for Haiti!||202-332-0292|
|4/10/04||12 noon||The MARCH will go through several busy commercial and residential areas. We will march from Lafayette Park on H St. to 14th St., north on 14th St., west on U St., north on 18th St., east on Columbia Rd., and south on 16th St. to H St..||White House
(Lafayette Park), march to follow
DC Area War Tax Resisters will hold our annual vigil
DC Area War Tax Resisters will hold our annual vigil and speakout. We invite all DC area peace activists to join us with your signs and leaflets and to speak out against the use of our tax money to support the world's largest and most aggressive military and to kill innocent people in Palestine, Iraq and Afganistan
Revenue Service Headquarters at 1111 Constitution Avenue NW
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 202-635-3739
MoveOn.org Launches Plan to Raise $50 Million to Defeat Bush!
|"$50 million sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But if we can get 500,000 people -- 1/4th of the MoveOn base -- to give $100 each between now and the election, we'll make it. The details are below; it's clearly the most ambitious thing we've ever attempted. But MoveOn's never set a fundraising goal we didn't meet, and if this election isn't a time to pull out all the stops, we don't know what is."|
Water Wars: Struggle in the Holy Land
|FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARIES ON MIDDLE EAST. Could the war of the next century be over water rather than oil or politics? Demand for this most basic of resources is outstripping supply in some parts of the world.||Public
Citizen, the Earth Day Network, and The G W Univ.
Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, 21st and H Streets CONTACT: 202 454-5169
“Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land”
|The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to be sponsoring an exclusive screening of this new documentary. Immediately following the screening will be a discussion with the producer and director Bathsheba Ratzkoff and interviewee Hussein Ibish, ADC Communications Director.||Jack Morton
Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Foggy Bottom
www.adc.org Contact 202-244-2990
Official March for Women’s Lives Kick-Off
|The DC Armory will be JAMMIN the Saturday before the March! There will be volunteer trainings throughout the day 10am-6pm, followed by the Official March Kick-off event that night. The Kick-off will consist of VIP speakers, performers, celebrities, vendors, and information tables.||DC Armory
Contact: The March Team. (202) 349-3838
March for Women’s Lives
|March for Women's Lives
To form a delegation you only need 20 people and a contact person.
|Please go to www.marchforwomen.org today and sign on as a cosponsor, and then go into your account and form a delegation.|
*After the march,*
|Keep the CODEPINK camaraderie going with a night of art, entertainment, and fun. A celebrity auctioneer will help us auction pink slips - yes, /pink lingerie/ - signed by many wonderful artists from around the country and even from other countries, who havegenerously donated work.||Mimis American
Bistro , 2120 P Street, NW
|5/1/04||8 am - 5 pm||
The 19th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference
|The 19th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004. Put it on your calendar now! The theme will be "Mayday! Mayday! Our Rights in Jeopardy" (Kinda catchy, don't you think, and sadly appropriate?) Paulette for the Organizing Committee||Takoma Park Presbyterian Church.|
|Wed's to 5/5/04||7-8:30 pm||
Civil Liberties under Attack: Government Conduct and the Bill of Rights
|A series run as part of the Baltimore Free University, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concerns. The course will examine the government’s interference and attacks on progressive movements from the historic Palmer raids, to the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO of the sixties, to the post-9/11 Patriot and Homeland Security Acts. Instructors are Michael Brand, a political activist and former mathematics professor, Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a political prisoner whose work on his doctorate thesis addresses the issue of Black Panthers as political prisoners, and Chuck Michaels, an attorney who has authored a book on the Patriot Act: No Greater Threat||Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, MD
Contact Dominque at 410-323-7200 ext. 22
|6/4/04 Fri.||9:30 am||
Voices in the Wilderness
|The Treasury Department is attempting to fine Voices in the Wilderness (VitW) for delivering medicines to sick and dying Iraqis under US sanctions. VitW is counter suing for reparations for the horrific sanctions. After VitW’s Friday court hearing, please join a vigil in front of the White House to show your solidarity with VitW and the Iraqi people and your outrage at the government’s suit.||DC
Federal Courthouse 3rd St. & Constitution Ave. NW
US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
|A Celebration of the Life, Work, and Special Contributions to the Anti-Apartheid & Anti-Racism Movements of Professor Edward Said.||New Bethel
Baptist Church 1739 9th St., NW, Wash. DC
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation 215-241-7874 outreach
CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE, WORK, AND CONTRIBUTIONS Of EDWARD W. SAID
|Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel is a member organization of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and invites you to attend the event to celebrate the work of Edward Said. Greetings from MIRIAM C. SAID, widow of Edward Said, and REV. WALTER FAUNTROY, Senior Minister of New Bethel Baptist Church. With special guests DANNY GLOVER human rights activist and actor, JEANETTE NDHLOVU, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, DAMU SMITH, Black Voices for Peace and U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, BILL FLETCHER JR., President, Trans-Africa Forum. ANDREW RUBIN, Georgetown University, co-editor, The Edward Said Reader, PHYLLIS BENNIS, co-chair, U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation||For information:
Call Black Voices
for Peace (202) 232-5690 Or see: Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel Email
SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR AND TORTURE JUNE 4TH
|Join Rev. Hagler, Senior
Pastor of Plymouth Congregational UCC, concerned neighbors and local
organizations for a teach-in to prepare for action against war and torture
at home and abroad. Join us for eyewitness accounts of recent events
CONGREGATIONAL UCC 5301 NORTH CAPITOL ST, NE
Contact: Jane English, 202-723-5330
"Speak Truth to Power”
|We will be meeting shortly before the rally commences and marching as a DC-based contingent from the WH to Sec Def Rumsfeld’s ‘lair||McPherson
Square Metro Station
MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
|On June 5, we will march to demand a real end to the occupation of Iraq by bringing the troops home now, and we will demand that all foreign troops be removed from Iraq.||(assemble
at the White House at 12 noon)
AUFA Networks, Inc.
|Cafe Mawonaj will be hosting different cultural groups, including Dancers From South Africa. Come Hear and See for yourself this spectacular presentation. They are only here for a few days so be sure to bring your family and friends. We are asking a donation of $5.00 or more to benefit an AIDS orphan’s project in Africa.Its a place you can come to enjoy good healthy food, organize or just relax with our wide selection of healthy drinks and smoothies everyday. We do host events, catering and sponsor community activities. While you are here, enjoy FREE Wireless DSL Internet available for yours to use. Just bring your laptop.||Call 202.460.5928 for more scheduled events.|
|6/5-11/04 Sat.||8 am to 10 pm||
End US Support for Israel’s Occupation! June 5-11
|Registration and coffee hour 9:00-9:30 AM—Introductions/Program Overview/Housekeeping This will include discussion of steering committee nominations. AM-Welcome/Opening Session: Keynote Address Welcome - discussion of changing political situation in the middle east.||Jack Morton
Auditorium, Media & Public Affairs Building, George Washington University,
805 21st Street, NW, Wash. DC
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation 215-241-7874 outreach
|6/6/04 Sun.||2-4 pm||
Forum to Examine Occupation of Iraq
|In the context of a steadily worsening situation in Iraq, Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice is sponsoring “Iraq: Myth vs. Reality: Towards a Better Understanding of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq.” This free public education forum will be held at the Arlington Central Library. Three speakers will focus on some common perceptions regarding the war in Iraq: the reasons behind the government’s decision to invade, the opinions the Iraqis hold of the U.S. invasion and its motives, and the effects this war is likely to have in the region and on American standing in the world.||1015 North
Quincy Street, Arlington, VA
|6/7/04||9 am - 7 pm||
US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
|9:00-11:00 AM—Press Conference and Congressional Briefing for National Week of Action to Mark 37th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem. —Grassroots Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Participants attend meetings arranged by the US Campaign with their Congressional offices. Business attire is required. 5:00-7:00 PM—Direct action protest with Washington, DC activist groups||
D.C. Palestine Solidarity US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation CONTACT: 215-241-7874
Fund Raising Dinner For the Haitian Relief Fund
|Enjoy Tasty, Home-Cooked
Haitian Dinners. Suggested Donation $15.00
(Carry Out Available) Recently Haiti hit by major floods and an earthquake. Some towns have been almost completely destroyed. Thousands are dead or missing. Over 2,500 homes were destroyed. There is a urgent need for food, medical supplies, water purification equipment and shelter materials to help an estimated 3,000 people flood victims. The Haitian Relief Fund, a not-for-profit [501 (C3)] charity is hosting this fund raising dinner sale. All funds raised will go directly to aid Haitians impacted by the recent floods. Won’t you please help? Buy a Dinner to Help Rebuild Haiti!
624 “T” Street NW
Call 202/483-5236, 301/257-6157 or 301/933-6194.
RALLY PROTEST HUD
|HUD IS USING FORECLOSURE/PRE-PAYMENTS TO GENTRIFY D.C. At present the properties impacted are: Sursum Corda, Temple Courts, GoldenRule.||Museum Square,
Kelsey Gardens, 1107 11th St. For more information
No More Prisons - Exposing Brutality From Baghdad to D.C.
|Politicians may express shock over the photos emerging from Abu Ghraib Prison, but those with a first hand knowledge of the U.S. armed forces and the prison system are all too familiar with such brutality. When Lou Plummer left military service, the only decent job he could find in his North Carolina home town was as a corrections officer. After 8 years, he walked off the job in disgust at the racism he witnessed in America’s prisons. Shujaa Graham was only 19 years old when he was sent to prison in California in 1969. Behind bars, he became a leader in the prisoner rights and Black liberation movement. In 1973, a corrections officer was killed during a prison fight and Shujaa was railroaded for the crime and sent to death row. He spent 4 years there until he was exonerated and released. Two men, one Black one white. One a former prison guard, one a former inmate. They will join socialist activist Virginia Harabin in a discussion of occupation, the criminal justice system, and resistance.||
International Socialist Organization Call 202/667-0049 Email
SPEAKOUT FOR YOUR HEALTH!
|The Consumer Health Foundation 9th Annual Meeting and First Community SPEAKOUT FOR YOUR HEALTH! Join WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi, your neighbors, and local representatives to speak out about the state of healthcare in the metro DC area and what we can do to iprove our community’s health.||The
Consumer Health 202.939.3390
To send a national capital area youth to Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.
Peace Committee is conducting our third annual essay contest to send
a national capital area youth to represent the Committee at the World
Conference Against the Atom and Hydrogen Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Japan. The Committee has been working since 1980 to break the silence
about the tragedy that took place in 1945, when our own government exploded
two atomic bombs on the Japanese at the end of World War II. We are looking
for a mature youth (age 17-26). He or she must compete in an essay contest
by submitting a 700 - 1,000 word essay emphasizing our message of “Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Never Again! Abolish Nuclear Weapons!” The deadline is June 20,
2004. The person chosen as delegate will have all travel and other expenses
covered and will give several talk
s and/or speeches on the subject.
Please send essays and correspondence c/o John Steinbach, 7615 Lake Drive,
Manassas, VA 20111
|6/25/04 and on||DC MD||
Fahrenheit 9/11 is being attacked on all the network news shows, especially MSNBC and FOX. It has struck a nerve, and deserves to be seen by all, especially anyone who has become cynical or disheartened. Take a neighbor or two!
If you want to know and prepare for all the diversionary slime that the right will be using against this film and its goal of unseating Bush, you can check out the neo-rightist Hitchen's intellectual diarrhea posted on FrontPage, He has been the main hatchet man on MSNBC, CNN, etc.
In the last year, US policy towards Cuba and Haiti has become more aggressive and covert. There had always been serious indications that the Bush administration’s foreign policy against our struggling neighbor Cuba would become more hostile, but few saw coming the overt kidnapping of a duly elected head of state, President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Currently there is a flurry of misinformation, half-truths, and out-right lies being used to justify the Feb. 29 coup in Haiti which forcibly removed President Aristide and replaced him with a band of armed thugs and convicted criminals. Continued...
Reception follows from 6 to 8 pm at the Blackburn Center.
|Celebrate Marx Vilaire Aristide’s life and contributions to Haiti and the Washington, DC community.As many of you know, Marx passed away on June 20, 2004 as a result of a tragic car accident. His funeral was held in Brooklyn, New York on the 26th of June in the presence of several hundred family members, friends, and well wishers.||
Howard University Rankin Chapel, 2173 Sixth St., NW, Wash. DC
|7/11/04 Sun.||12 noon||
FREE the PEACE
Peace Music Event
Meet others in the peace movement and find out how you can get involved. Families are encouraged to attend. There will be activities for children.
Sponsored by Proposition One, Washington Peace Center,FAMJAM, Dawn DC, Black Voices For Peace,DC Guerilla Poetry Insurgency ,Phoenix Project, and Community Coalition for Justice and Peace
Park 16th and Euclid St., NW Washington 20010
Contact: Pete Petropoulos Free the Peace 202 641-4142
Demonstration by Veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center
|A group of Veterans For Peace from California are coming to the conventions via bus. They will be here in DC Saturday 17 July and plan an action at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Wash. DC.||Contact Laura Costas|
|8/2/04 Mon.||7 pm||BURN is being shown at this time of increasing US attacks and threats on Iraq, Haiti, Cuba and other countries because BURN is one of the few US films that reveal the drama of how colonialism and imperialism conspire in the Caribbean and the Americas.||
Cafe Mawonaj 624 ‘T’ Street, NW
One block from Shaw-Howard Metro.
And the protests at the RNC begin....
Members of Ruckus hung a 2400 square foot banner that had two giant arrows pointing in opposite directions. The top arrow said TRUTH; the bottom one said BUSH. This was truly a nonviolent shot heard round the world.
|For more information....|
WORLD SAYS NO TO BUSH AGENDA
|We're already looking
ahead to our next major mobilization: Sunday, August 29th, when the world
will say no to the Bush agenda on the eve of the Republican National
Convention (RNC) in New York City.
In addition to the march and rally called by UFPJ for August 29th, a wide range of groups are planning other actions for this week. Check out a number of web sites regularly for updates, including http://www.unitedforpeace.org ,
http://www.nornc.org , and http://www.counterconvention.org
Leaflet of CCDS which will meet from 8 am to 10 am on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.
|10/2/04 Sat.||8 pm||
National Network on Cuba (NNOC)
Música, Menú y Mojitos cash bar!!
of the 2nd bi-annual conference of 2004!
And...of course.... Salsa!! Until you drop!!
624 T Street, NW, Washington, DC
(Half a block from the Shaw-Howard Univ. Metro station on the green line.)
MILLION WORKER MARCH - Volunteers Meeting
|"Volunteers Meeting" on
Friday, October 15, 7 P.M.There will be work sessions throughout Saturday.
The Pre-Rally and entertainment will begin at 10:30 am.
|St. Stephen Church, 1525 Newton St. NW.|
Hearts and Minds
|The classic and controversial Vietnam era documentary "Hearts and Minds," which won an Academy Award in 1974, has just been re-released in selected theaters and for group shows on DVD. There will be a SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING with discussion with the film's director, Peter Davis and, Political Activist Daniel Ellsberg and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation President Bobby Muller IN PERSON for a post-screening discussion! Information.||
8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD
|10/22/04 to 11/4/04||.|
Jobs & Workers' Rights-
|The Lincoln Memorial,
(Between Constitution and Independence Aves. and between 22nd and 23rd St.)
41 Anniversary Celebration
|Join the staff and supporters of the Peace Center for a celebration.||1426 9th St NW #306
Washington, DC 20001
(202)234-2000 / 234-7064 (fax)
Please help! If you know of any cancellations or additions to this list, please Email me at: web person
Volunteer at SALSA!
Help us conduct a phone survey of D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) to find out how we can better serve the needs of local D.C. Activists and community efforts for social change. Evening shifts for the survey will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm and day shifts on Fridays from 2 to 3:30 pm. Volunteers will earn one voucher/pass, to be used for any class of choice, for each day of volunteering. Email the SALSA survey coordinator, Stephanie at email@example.com (or call her at 202 234 9382) with time availability or questions.
|Several Times per month!||Call||D.C.
Area Books to Prisoners
|Future projects include coordinating book clubs in prisons and organizing teach-ins on the prison industrial complex.||Contact Caleb Eber 301-864-9702|
|Once a month?||Call||The Black Radical Congress, D.C. Chapter||Meeting regularly to kick off an Education Not Incarceration campaign in the District.||202-777-2646 ext. 2524 (Calendar)|
|Mondays||11:30 AM||"Heal DC" call-in show hosted by Joni Eisenberg||
Call WPFW, 89.3 FM at 202-885-0893 to go on air!
|Joni and guests cover all the different angles of health care and the lack thereof in DC. Call 202-885-0893|
Vigil at the Pentagon
At Fern and Army Navy Blvd., under the 395 overpass, near the Pentagon
|Calling for an end to militarism and the war.||Sponsor: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649|
|Tuesdays||12:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Brown Bag Lunch Series free and open to the public!||Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020||
|6 PM||International Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal||de
Place, 404 H St., NE, WDC
|Allison Cook 202-973-2177 or Art Laffin 202-882-9649|
|7 - 9 pm||
DC Anti-war Network Meetings.
At: The American Friends Service Committee Office
|2nd, 4th Tue.||6:30 PM||Stand Up for Democracy Coalition||National Council of Negro Women, 633 Penn. Ave., NW, WDC 202-232-2500||Anise Jenkins 202-483-3478|
|1st Wed.||9:30 am||Fair Budget Coalition of the District of Columbia||Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6th floor||(202) 872-8958|
|7 - 10 PM||Spiritual Dialogue for Racial Healing & Diversity||1305 Emerson Street, NW.||202-310-1430|
|Wednesdays||4:30 - 7:30 pm||Community Harvest Farm Stand||Josephine Butler Park Center, 2437 15th Street NW, WDC||Information|
Affordable Housing Strategy Meeting
|This group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month.||Contact: Linda Leaks, Washington Inner-city Self Help (WISH) (Now Empower DC 202-234-9119 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
WEEKLY ACTIVIST MEETINGS against War and Racism!
|1247 E St. SE, which is the corner of 13th St. (Entrance actually on 13th St.)||International Action Center, 202-543-2777, 202-544-9355|
|7 - 8 PM||D.C. Lesbian Avengers||Lammas Women's Books & More, 1607 17th St., NW, WDC||202-861-1393|
|7 PM||D.C. Coalition for Housing Justice||Call for location||202-332-8800|
|9 to 11 pm||Mintwood
Radio from the Heart of DC
DC Independent Media Center, the Mintwood Media Collective
|Fridays||12-1 pm||Vigil Every Friday to end sanctions against Iraq since since Feb. 1998||White House, Wash. DC and the Israeli Embassy||Call The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 202-882-9649 E-mail|
|5:30 - 6:30 pm||Women In Black Vigil Every
(except December 26 and January 2)
|Ongoing vigil to mourn the deaths in the conflicts between Israel and Palestine and to seek peace. Participants wear black and maintain silence.||Farragut Park, 17th & K
Sts., NW, (Farragut North Metro, Red line)
|7:30 pm||Coalition for Rent Control||Yenching Palace Restaurant, 3524 Conn. Ave. and Porter St., NW, WDC||Karen|
|Saturdays||Call||DC Green Weekend Campaigning||Arturo Griffiths’ house, 1907 Kenyon Street NW in Mount Pleasant||202-265-2659 or Vicki Linton|
|1st & 3rd Sat.||7:30 - 10:30 pm||HIV Coffee House -||Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, WDC||202-483-3310|
|2nd Sat.||2 PM|| E.V.
Sponsored by: Socialist Party, Greens, DSA, Solidarity
|Martin Luther King Library, Room 221 or 304||
John Acher or Bob Auerbach 301-474-1998
|Sunday||10 am||Orientation for new petitioners for DC Statehood Greens||The Savory Café, Takoma Park; 7071 Carroll Avenue||Contact Alan Mattlage|
|12 noon to 1 pm||Stand for Peace||Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If you are interested in standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road or ,call or write to say you will be coming.|
|5 pm||Homes Not Jails Weekly Meeting||Call or e-mail for location and more information||202-297-4430|