Social Justice Calendar

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Tuesday, April 25th BloomBars and Africa World Now Project commemorates Earth Day with the film The Big Banana by Franck Bieleu, that not only exposes multinational corporations’ culpability in the land grab of Africa but also makes us reconsider where we get our fruit from, 7 to 9 pm at BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, Northwest, DC. For more information call 301-300-1682 or visit “Bloom Bars [dot]com.”

Also Tuesday April 25th  Science for the People will host two panels: “The Challenges of Climate Change, Militarism and Extractivism” and “The  Challenge of Public Transit, WMATA Horrors: How Climate Security, Health, Air Pollution, Union Rights and Transit Justice Converge,  7 to 10 pm at Saint Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton Street Northwest, DC. For more information call 202-390-2449 or visit “DC Metro SFTP [dot] org.”

Wednesday April 26th, The Nyumburu Cultural Center’s BMI Program will host a discussion with Rev. Kenneth V. Blanchard, broadcaster and author of “Black Man with a Gun: A Responsible Gun Manual for African Americans,” 7 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.  Limited FREE copies of the book will be available. For more information send email to “N Y U M B Z [at] UMD [dot] EDU” or call Ronald Zeigler at 301-314-7760.

Thursday April 27th Science for the People will host a community discussion about Food Justice and the Fight Against Hunger and a panel on Updates on Drug Laws, Challenging Forensic Evidence, including the History of Drug Experimentation, 7 to 10 pm at Saint Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton Street, Northwest, DC. For more information call 202-390-2449 or visit “DC Metro SFTP [dot] org.”

Saturday, April 29th, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, join the People’s Climate Movement as people from all over the country convene here in Washington, DC to resist, build, and rise in the face of the threats to our communities, while also pushing forward our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded, convening 10AM in front of the Capitol. For more info and logistics call 202-730-7609 or visit “Peoples Climate [dot] org.”

If you’d like your social justice event included in the Social Justice Calendar, see the submission guidelines.


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Thursday, April 20th don’t miss the free DC premiere of National Bird, a free community screening with Indy Lens Pop Up, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the 14th & V Street Busboys and Poets. Space is limited so please RSVP by visiting online “bit [dot] ly [slash] national bird hyphen] DC.”

Friday, April 21st join Split This Rock for the 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism Award Gala Ceremony. This award honors a poet or poetry collective working at the intersection of poetry and social activism. The gala will be held from 6-9 pm at the Arts Club of Washington DC, 2017 Eye Street, Northwest. Purchase tickets and learn more on “Split This Rock [dot] org’s Upcoming Events page.

Saturday, April 22nd the Cuba Caravan is coming to town. Join us to welcome them with a panel discussion! US-Cuba Relations & Contemporary Cuba Featuring: Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas, and Special guest, a graduate from the Latin American Medical School, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, DC. For more information call 301-613-4767.

Also Saturday, April 22nd, Faith and Money Network invites you to meet Haitian author, Daniel Jean-Louis as he discusses his book, “FROM AID TO TRADE: How Aid Organizations, Businesses, and Governments Can Work Together: Lessons Learned from Haiti,” 10 to 12 noon at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, Northwest, DC. For more information call 202-469-8512 or visit “Faith and money network [dot] org.”

Mark your calendars Tuesday, April 25th the Housing Department will host the 2nd Annual Senior Housing Fair, 10 am to 2 pm at the UPO Petey Green Center, 2907 Martin Luther King Avenue Southeast, DC. For more information please call 202-231-7901.

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