Social Justice Calendar

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Tuesday February 20th, The Potter’s House will host Stand Up!: How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire, an author talk with Gordon Whitman, from 6:30-8pm at 1658 Columbia Road NW. For more information please visit “Potters House DC [dot] org” or our Facebook page: “The Potter’s House.”

Wednesday February 21st the Nyumburu Cultural Center will host a free screening of 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti about the untold history of the Haitian Revolution and a competing look into the strategies, motivation, and mindset that led to Haiti being the only slave population to successfully overthrew their oppressors, 7 PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information email “NYUMDZ [at] umd [dot] edu” or call 301-314-7760.

Thursday February 22nd HU Resist and DC Jobs with Justice invite you to a town hall meeting to stop gentrification and take back DC with informational workshops, community resources, food and childcare, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Avenue Northwest, DC. For information send email to “Sequnley [at] DC JWJ [dot] org” or call 202-674-2847.

Sunday, February 25th is an Indie Lens Pop-Up Film and community conversation of Dolores, about the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history, Dolores Huerta who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice to become one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the 14th & V Street Busboys & Poets in Northwest, DC.

Mark your calendars on Tuesday, February 27th when One Common Unity will host the Fly By Light Youth Winter Showcase to bring awareness to social inequities D.C. youth experience, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Busboys and Poets (5th & K street, Northwest, DC. For more information, call 202-765-3757 or visit “One Common Unity [dot] org.”

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Wednesday, February 14th join the rally to demand George Washington University Hospital to “have a heart” and negotiate a successor agreement that shows respect for the workers, 12 noon to 2 pm at 900 23rd Street, Northwest, Foggy Bottom Metro Stop. For more information call 301-341-0000.

Thursday, February 15th Pan-African Community Action’s next community popular education session, “Community Control of Police; Lessons In Black History,” on the historical lessons of this ongoing movement from 1938 onward, and how this generation is continuing in that tradition, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road, Southeast, DC. For more information visit “Paca DMV [dot] org.” That’s “P A C A D M V [dot] org.”

Friday, February 16th the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution will host a talk with Griselda Aguilera, the youngest teacher of Cuba’s International Literacy Campaign for Human Liberation in 1961 and show the film Maestra about the campaign, from 6 to 9:00 pm at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street Northwest DC. For more information send email to “DC Metro Coalition for Cuba [at] Gmail [dot] com or call (202) 503-9465.

Saturday February 17th, The Potter’s House will host Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital, an author talk with Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove, from 4 -6pm at 1658 Columbia Road NW. For more information please visit or our Facebook page: The Potter’s House.

Monday February 19th is the Poor People’s Campaign Mass Meeting in Washington, D.C. Come out to hear about the inspiration, vision and strategy for the Campaign drawing on the history and unfinished work of 1968, 7 to 9:00 pm at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street, Northwest DC. For more information search the web for the facebook page “Poor People’s Campaign: Mass Meeting in Washington, D.C.” or call 202-787-5211

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