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August 2014

Brown Bag: Golden Palms? A Look at Liberia’s Work Conditions

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Institute for Policy Studies,
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, 20036 United States
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ILRF and IPS are excited to welcome Edwin Cisco, Vice-President of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL), to discuss the rapid expansion of palm oil and FAWUL’s efforts to engage and organize palm oil plantation workers in Liberia.

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Film: Apocalypse Africa: Made In America

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IPS Conference Room,
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC United States
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The Institute for Policy Studies hosts a screening and discussion to give context to the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and connect it to the history and current policy of the U.S. supporting and enabling tyranny across Africa.

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Gaza Update with Special Guest Tariq Abu Khdeir

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Busboys & Poets – 5th & K,
1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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Come and hear first hand from Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Palestinian-American arrested and beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem last month.

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July 2014

Press Conference: Advocates Call for End of U.S. Support of African Tyrants

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Press Club,
529 Fourteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20045 United States
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IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus joins a diverse U.S. based activist coalition focusing on Africa in calling on U.S. leaders to cease their support and empowerment of brutal dictators across Africa.

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Art Event: “Interrogation” – John Feffer

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 7:59 pm
The Mountain (Mount Vernon United Methodist Church),
900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC United States
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The Institute for Policy Studies is proud of the art and activism of our Foreign Policy In Focus project director, John Feffer, as he presents his new dark comedy play on is a dark comedy about surveillance and interrogation, starting July 10th.

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Brownbag: Pacific Rim Mining Company vs. El Salvador

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Center for International Environmental Law,
1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC United States
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The Institute for Policy Studies joins the Center for International Environmental Law, and Oxfam to invite you to the D.C. community discussion on the amicus curiae brief in the Pac Rim Cayman LLC v. Republic of El Salvador case.

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Book Event: This Light of Ours

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys & Poets – 14th & V,
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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Institute for Policy Studies, with Teaching for Change bookstore and Busboys and Poets, welcomes Matt Herron, Dorie Ladner, and a panel moderated by Askia Muhammad to discuss the book on “Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement”

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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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