Wednesday, February 5, 2014


20] Employment: A Human Right – Feb. 5 21] Green Working Group – Feb. 5 22] Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege – Feb. 5 23] Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, D.C. - Feb. 5 24] GOOD Conference Calls – Feb. 5 25] Hearing on Limiting Carbon Pollution – Feb. 6 26] Palestinian Refugees in Syria: The Crisis in Yarmouk – Feb. 6 27] 10th Annual Media That Matters – Feb. 6 & 7 28] Peace Center Volunteer Orientation – Feb. 6 ------ 20] – The discussion Employment: A Human Right is happening on Wed., Feb. 5 from 2 to 4 PM at 2226 Rayburn HOB, Capitol Hill, WDC. Join with the Institute for Policy Studies panel looking at the importance of employment as a human right. Ed Schultz of MSNBC will be moderating and an appearance by Rep. John Conyers to discuss H.R. 1000 (the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act) is expected. Other panelists include Dean Baker, co-director and co-founder of Center for Economic and Policy Research and John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies. Visit 21] – The CNHED Green Working Group for Sustainable Communities meets on Wed., Feb. 5 from 3:30 to 5 PM at 1432 U St. NW, 1st Floor Annex. Join a regularly scheduled meeting with guest speakers from the District Department of the Environment: Brian VanWye (Branch Chief - Stormwater Program Implementation) and Jeffrey Seltzer (Stormwater Administrator) to discuss how affordable housing and neighborhood focused developments can benefit from new stormwater mitigation requirements. Contact Danielle Burs at 202.745.0902 x202. 22] – The event Facing our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege gathers on Wed., Feb. 5 at 6:30 PM at the Melton Rehearsal Hall and Lobby, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. Woolly will join theatres across the country by participating in a project of The New Black Fest. To commemorate the late Trayvon Martin’s birthday, Woolly will present a staged reading of the work of seven multicultural playwrights who have created six plays about race and privilege in the United States in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien in collaboration with the musician Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. Eric Ruffin, Lecturer at Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts, will direct the reading. The event will include a post-presentation panel discussion facilitated by co-presenter African Continuum Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director Thembi Duncan. The theatre will also host an activism fair on peace. Participants include We Act Radio, Washington Peace Center, the DC Chapter of the National Action Network, Hannah Mothers Campaign, the Georgetown University Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, and the Greater Washington Urban League. See 23] – Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, D.C. is on Wed., Feb. 5 at 6:30 PM at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Great Hall, 901 G St. NW. Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University discusses the role of music, especially Jazz, in the desegregation of Washington, D.C. Go to 24] – Facilitating GOOD Conference Calls is the February Trainers Network Skillshare! It is happening on Wed., Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Join us for the February installment of the D.C. Trainers Network Monthly Skillshare. Explore the technologies, tools, tips and tricks that have proven effective for those of us who have remote meetings. There will also probably be a game of telephone, 3rd grade style. The D.C. Trainers Network monthly skillshare is a structured, interactive space where people can share skills and gain confidence in their training abilities and everybody is both a teacher and a learner. It strives to provide an inclusive practice space to experiment with different approaches for learning and teaching. This skillshare seeks to strengthen the DC activist community’s ability to meet the needs of progressive social movements. Visit 25] – Tell the EPA you support strong action on climate at a Public Hearing on Limiting Carbon Pollution from New Power Plants on Thurs., Feb. 6 from 9 AM to 8 PM. Also join at noon EST a rally and press conference outside. If you'd like to speak at the hearing, email The hearing and rally will take place at EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC. 26] – Hear about Palestinian Refugees in Syria: The Crisis in Yarmouk on Thurs., Feb. 6 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Nidal Bitari, a former resident of Yarmouk camp and independent researcher, and Christopher McGrath of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will discuss the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yarmouk Camp, home of the largest Palestinian population in Syria. They will present the impact of the civil war on Palestinian refugees in Syria, who are increasingly caught in the midst of the violence between government and opposition forces. Go to 27] – The 10th Annual Media That Matters on Thurs., Feb. 6 at 3 PM through Fri., Feb. 7 at 3 PM at American University, 4400 Mass. Ave. NW. This year's conference features talks on innovative ways to build stories through media, including Radio Matters: How sound carries a story and other takeaways and Image Matters: Graphic ways to visualize policy, history, news and more. There will also be workshops, networking opportunities and a free event with StoryCode DC! Join established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communications leaders, funders and students for two days of learning and sharing cutting-edge practices that can help make your media matter. This year we're celebrating the conference's 10th anniversary, focusing on the media-making community’s ongoing success and innovation. The registration fee is $100, and $50 for students. See 28] – Get over to the February Peace Center Volunteer Orientation on Thurs., Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (near Columbia Heights Metro - Green Line). Join the Washington Peace Center for the Spring Volunteer Orientation and Meeting! Come out and see how you can help the Washington Peace Center with the many projects, including doing a volunteer gig! RSVP at To be continued. Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to "The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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