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July 2014

Film: Maestra

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
IPS Conference Room,
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC United States
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Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women. The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 dramatically improved the nation’s literacy levels within one year by  teaching classes in the rural areas of the country. This campaign was also the impetus for a grassroots pedagogy promoted globally. The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to a screening and discussion of the award winning film MAESTRA, that…

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June 2014

Making Mondays Matter: Is Faith Necessary?

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Irish Whiskey Public House,
1207 19th Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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Institute for Policy Studies and Inspire BBQ will host a forum featuring Colman McCarthy and Joe Eldridge speaking on the role of faith in social movements.

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Film: The New Black

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys & Poets – 14th & V,
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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An IPS and Community Cinema [DC] preview that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. 

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Reception: Abby Ginzberg and Soft Vengeance

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alliance for Justice,
11 Dupont Circle NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC United States
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Join the Institute for Policy Studies, and Alliance for Justice for a reception with sneek previewing of the film about  lawyer, writer, art lover and South African freedom fighter, Albie Sachs.

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Author Event: Part of The Family?

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
IPS Conference Room,
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC United States
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IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign hosts author Sheila Bapat to discuss her book on “Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Battle for Domestic Workers’ Rights.”

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Briefing: World Day Against Child Labor

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430,
United States Capitol Complex, Washington, DC United States
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IPS’ Tiffany Williams is a featured panelist on congressional briefing by The Child Labor Coalition and The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) to promote the rights of 15 million child domestic workers.

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Third 5 Days for The Cuban 5 in Washington DC

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Washington DC,
Washington, DC United States
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The Institute for Policy Studies is joining voices from around the world to ask President Obama to change over 50 years of unjust U.S. policy toward Cuba.

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Collective Courage: Economic Thought & Practice

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Impact Hub DC,
419 7th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC United States
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Join us in DC for a talk and special book launch event on the history of African-American cooperatives, featuring scholar/activist Jessica Gordon Nembhard.

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May 2014

Author Event: Missing Class

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys & Poets – 14th & V,
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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Participate in a dynamic and participatory workshop with a book signing about “Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures,” and hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies’ Inequality and the Common Good project and others.

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Webinar: How to Measure Progress? Replacing GDP

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A webinar revealing stories from Massachusetts, Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub, and Vermont in using the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI).

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