Social Justice Calendar

WPFW logoThe Social Justice Calendar is a public service partnership between the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and WPFW 89.3 FM.  To have your event included in the social justice calendar see the Guidelines for Event Submissions.


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Tuesday April 24th Africa World Now Project and BloomBars present the award-winning documentary Winnie by Pascale Lamche–with intimate insight from those who were closest to her and Winnie Mandela herself the film pieces together and properly considers her life and struggle to bring down apartheid from the inside; 7 to 9PM at BloomBars 3222 11th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC. For more information call 301.300.1682 or visit online “Bloom Bars [dot] com.”

Wednesday April 25th the Nyumburu Cultural Center will host a free screening of Apocalpyse Africa: Made in America, telling a story of racism and manipulation that reveals how the US government brought about the collapse of a continent: Africa 7 PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information, email “nyumbz (at) umd [dot] edu” or call 301-314-7760.

Thursday, April 26th, is a Global Worker Solidarity panel featuring workers from Asia and Latin America in the palm oil industry, 6 to 8 pm at the AFL-CIO, President’s Room, 815 16th Street, Northwest, DC. For more information

Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29 the African Traditional Spiritual Coalition hosts, free the Sacred Healing Circle and Conference on how traditional African social structures and rituals can organize African communities for collective empowerment, 9 am to 7 pm Saturday at Davis Dance Center, 6218 3rd Street Northwest and on Sunday at the Colmar Community Center, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor, MD. More information call, 240-355-6962 or visit “ATS Coalition [dot] org”

Also Saturday, April 28th, is Earth Week Literary and Art Event with WPFW host Esther Iverem and her “Olokun of the Galaxy” project, honoring the millions who harrowed the Atlantic Slave Trade and honors the Earth’s oceans and ecosystems, 2 PM at Sankofa Books, Video and Café, 2714 Georgia Avenue in Northwest DC. For more information, find the event on Facebook or Eventbrite or call (202) 234-4755.

Also Saturday, April 28th join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a public forum and discussion about the growing witch-hunt surrounding Russia and the media’s baseless allegations that drive the U.S. war machine, 3 PM at the Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street Northwest, DC. For more information call 202-234-2828 or send email to “DC [at} PSL Web [dot] org.”

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Thursday, April 19th, the Center for Information on Clinical Research Participation will host a free community health fair to help people make informed decisions about clinical trial participation, 5 to 8 pm at Armour J. Blackburn University Center of Howard University. For more information call 877-633-4376 or visit “AWARE for All [dot] org.”

Thursday, April 19th Marcel Garcon -Peasant Movement of Gros Morne, Haiti- and Miguel Marin -Federation of Campesinos, Nicaragua- will discuss the environmental destruction and migration in Haiti and Nicaragua, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD. For more information call 410-381-4899 or send email to “cuba [underscore] is [underscore] hope [at] Comcast [dot] net.”

Thursday, April 19th join the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. for a night of entertainment featuring Grammy-nominated Malian Musician Cheick Hamala Diabate and banquet with Ethiopian food, celebrating the resilience of African refugees and immigrants and the efforts to create sustained awareness and support for them, 7:15 pm at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 625 First Street, Old town-Alexandria VA. For more information, call 703-685-0510 or visit “E C D C U S [dot] org”

Thursday April 19th, The Potter’s House will host Power to the Poor, an author talk with Gordon Mantler, from 6:30-8pm at 1658 Columbia Road NW. For more information please visit or our Facebook page: The Potter’s House.

Saturday, April 21st, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum will host a film screening and panel discussion about The New Thing Art & Architecture Center, a community-based arts and urban planning organization that operated in Adams Morgan from 1966-1973, with special guest and founder of the center, Topper Carew, who is also filmmaker and activist, 1:30 to 3:30pm at 1901 Fort Place Southeast, DC. For more information, call 202-633-4820 or visit “Anacostia [dot] S I [dot] edu”

Sunday, April 22nd, the Washington D.C. Baha’i Community will commemorate the 1912 race unity speech in Washington D.C. by Abdul Baha, son of the prophet-founder of the Faith, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, 1816 12th Street, Northwest. For more information, please visit “DC Bahai [dot] org

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