44] – The All Okinawa Council, a civil
society organization, consisting of embers of civil society
organizations/groups, local assemblies, local communities, and business
establishments, will be at the White House, Pennsylvania Ave. on Fri., Nov. 20
from noon to 1 PM. Join the
26 member All Okinawa Council delegation to challenge the construction of a
U.S. Marine base runway on the pristine waters of Oura Bay, Okinawa. The
delegation is concerned about the environmental impact of the new facilities,
including a runway to be built into the coral areas and natural habitat of the
marine mammal, the dugong and the continued militarization of their island.
Over 90% of all U.S. military bases in Japan are located in Okinawa. Delegation
organizer Suzuyo Takazoto can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., Nov. 20 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a
vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all
weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice
for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at
the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @
email@example.com or at 202-360-6416.
47] – Congregate at the Department of
Homeland Security, 300 7th St. SW, WDC 20024, on Fri., Nov. 20 at 4 PM to join
NQAPIA: National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance and Muslim American
Women’s Policy Forum at a rally to demand an end to the legalized profiling of
immigrants, Muslims and people of color. Rally at DHS headquarters and then
march to the DOJ. 950 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20530. STOP THE PROFILING.
Today is the anniversary of President Obama’s Executive
Action on immigration. While DACA+ and DAPA are being fought in the courts, the
Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) is being implemented. With priorities around
“national security,” “gang affiliation,” and “terrorism,” we know that South
Asians, Southeast Asians, Muslims, people of color, Trans* people, and so many
more of us will get profiled into this system and tracked into deportation. As
it stands, PEP is legalized profiling, and profiling needs to be illegal.
#StopProfilingUs or #PEPisProfiling or #NotYourPuppet.
48] – There is usually a silent peace
vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run
Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.
The next scheduled vigil is on Nov. 20. Black Lives Matter.
49] – Come to the Newseum, 555
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC on Fri., Nov. 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM, as Albie
Sachs, the honorable judge, returns for a special screening of SOFT VENGEANCE,
a film about his life, attempted assassination and the struggle against
Apartheid in South Africa. The screening is dedicated to Robert Kennedy on his
90th birthday. Kennedy was an inspiration to Sachs and others when he visited
South Africa where he gave a seminal speech known as the “ripple of hope”
speech. Delivered during South Africa’s bleakest moments, the speech encouraged
freedom fighters to continue their fight at a time when Mandela and all the
leaders were imprisoned or banned from attending the speech of RFK. Members of
the Kennedy family will be in attendance as well as US Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor and other special guests. Following the screening, there will
be a conversation led by Albie Sachs and director, Abby Ginzberg, with Jeffrey
Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum. RSVP at
50] – On Fri., Nov. 20 from
6 to 8 PM, join The DC Center for the 15th annual observance of the
Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorates all trans and gender
non-conforming people who have been lost.
The 1998 brutal murder of Goddess Rita Hester, a Boston Black Trans
woman, sparked the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco
candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester's murder, like most Trans murder cases,
has yet to be solved. As of this date, there have been 75 reported murders of
transgender people across the world in 2014, including 20 in the United States.
Now is the time for our communities to engage in healing and restoration. At
the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC, 474 Ridge St. NW, WDC,
come together with The DC Center to celebrate, honor and lift up the
legacy. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1621026371499142/.
51] – On Fri., Nov. 20 at 7 PM, talk about
the victories of left-wing parties and politicians in Spain, Portugal and
England and a leftward political shift in Europe. It signals the end of the
long period of political reaction that began in the late 1970s and greatly
accelerated under Margaret Thatcher in Britain and Ronald Reagan in the United
States that is drawing to a close. A new period of resistance to monopoly
capitalism is opening up, potentially leading to a revival of not only the
trade unions but the revolutionary workers’ movement throughout the world. The emergence of a new generation of leftist
and radical politics is a natural consequence of the offensive launched by the
capitalist ruling classes against working people. Oppression breeds resistance.
That this initial revival of anti-capitalism and socialism is being frequently,
although not exclusively, expressed through the vehicle of electoral politics
is to be expected in the first stage. It is not isolated either from the
revival of left-wing forces in Latin America over the last 15 years.
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) Community
Forum at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, will feature a presentation by Marcel
Cartier, a television and radio journalist who worked in Europe from 2011-2015
and is now a member of the PSL in D.C., who will discuss the significance of
Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to leadership in the Labor Party (UK) and the victories of
the Socialist Parties of Portugal and Spain in the last elections, how
revolutionaries should approach these electoral victories, and what these
developments mean in terms of the EU and global capitalism. Contact PSL at
202-234-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
52] – There is an opportunity to
participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU
ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the
intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the
third left turn. The next dance will be Nov. 20. Call Dave Greene at
53] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM,
Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of
the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
54] – Join Donna Edwards for her
senatorial campaign office opening on Sat., Nov. 21 at 11 AM at 11 East Mount Royal Ave., Suite 103,
Baltimore 21202. Free and ample off-street parking is available. Kids are
welcome and food will be provided! RSVP by responding to Donna Edwards Team email@example.com with
55] – Meet
the Maryland Climate Coalition at the Energy, Health, & Climate Expo:
Renewing Maryland Together on Nov.
21 from 1 to 4 PM at Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights
Ave., Baltimore, 21215. RSVP at https://environmentmaryland.webaction.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=9476! Hear what your local legislators are doing to
respond to climate change and shift Maryland to cleaner renewable energy.
The Baltimore Green Forum is an enthusiastic partner in
this Expo. The Expo will feature dozens of organizations and green businesses
that can help you save energy and money by going green at home, including
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility!
56] – Come to Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat.,
Nov. 21 from 1 to 3 PM for a book talk about “In Shapeshifters” with
Aimee Meredith Cox. She explores how
young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique
their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender
violence to create and imagine lives for themselves. Based on eight years of
fieldwork at the Fresh Start shelter, Cox shows how the shelter's residents—who
range in age from fifteen to twenty-two—employ strategic methods she
characterizes as choreography to disrupt the social hierarchies and
prescriptive narratives that work to marginalize them. Cox gives a voice to
young Black women who find creative and non-normative solutions to the problems
that come with being young, Black, and female in America. Cox is Assistant Professor of African and
African American Studies at Fordham University. Visit http://pottershousedc.org/event-blog/2015/11/21/shapeshifters-book-event-author-talk-with-aimee-meredith-cox.
57] -- You are invited to the next Maryland United for Peace
and Justice Summit Facing Challenges to Working Together for Peace and Justice
on Sat., Nov. 21 from 2 to 5 PM at the Adelphi Friends Meeting, 2303 Metzerott
Rd., Adelphi, 20783. Refreshments will be served, and donations are
welcomed. The summit will be facilitated
by Mary Louise Cohen, and there will be an Interactive Workshop by Claudia
Smith. RSVP to Paulette Hammond at
410-747-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://www.mupj.org/.
58] – Come to Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat.,
Nov. 21 from 5 to 8 PM as Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) invites
you to its 5th Anniversary Fundraiser, featuring two special events to uplift
Immigrant Youth Organizing in DC! Attend a very special Portrait Exhibition and
Screening of RISERS, a new film and photography series featuring the District's
undocumented immigrant youth by DC-based filmmaker Andy Fernandez. The suggested donation is $15-$25 per event. Visit www.risersdc.com!
There will be a
film and a discussion with Immigrant Youth on Tues., Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30
PM at the Bolivarian Hall, 2445 Massachusetts Ave, NW. All proceeds will benefit MLOV’s Student
Multiethnic Action Research Team (SMART) Youth Organizers' campaign to pass the
DC Language Access for Education Act of 2015!
Visit www.mlovdc.org or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/109222909441291/
Sat., Nov. 21, the 18th Annual Human Rights Celebration will include a potluck
dinner and live music from 6 to 9 PM at the Bain Senior Center,
5470 Ruth Keaton Way, Columbia 21044.
The event is sponsored by the Howard County Friends of Latin America and
the Howard County Office of Human Rights. Donations are appreciated to support
the artists participating in this event. Please make your check out to HoCoFoLA
and mail it to PO Box 94, Columbia 21045. Email email@example.com.
60] – Catch the two-hour show "From
Uncle Tom's Cabin to Uncle Sam's Prisons," a multimedia presentation
featuring a screening of the 1927 Anti-Slavery Silent Movie Classic "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." While this rare critically-acclaimed movie (featuring
1920s black film star James Lowe) is shown, poems and prose by Incarcerated Men
and Women are dramatically read. Live
music is performed to support the readings by accomplished and creative
musicians. All this is happening at the Western
Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Nov. 21 at 7 PM and
stars Julian Quander. He is a singer, songwriter, and national award winner who
captivates audiences all over the world with an ability to cross genres of
music. Just returned from a tour of China, Julian does it all. From pop,
reggae, and jazz to soul and opera, Julian has written more than 100 songs. .Go
61] --The Washington Peace Center has a
progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its
weekly email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
62] -- If you would like to get rid of
books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at
63] -- Can you use any book shelves?
Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
64] -- Join an extraordinary global
campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons:
http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around
the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of
the global public agrees. This is an historic window of
opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major
show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it
comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
65] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a
day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change
one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US
around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the
total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel