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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, March 21st, Gather and march to launch a Network of Sanctuary Congregations in the DC/Maryland/Virginia region, 11:45 AM to 1 PM, beginning at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street, Northwest DC and walking to the White House. For more information, visit “DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network Launch” on Facebook.

Thursday, March 23rd Indie Lens Pop-Up DC presents the free screening of Newtown, about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history, followed by panel discussion, 6:30 to 8:30 PM and the 14th & V street Busboys and Poets. Please RSVP at “BIT [dot] LY [slash] Newtown [hyphen] DC [underscore] 32317 or call 202- 780-7054.

Friday March 24th, the Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division 330, UNIA-ACL, invites the public to our Women’s History Month tribute program, “My Ashanti Roots: A Lecture On Amy Ashwood Garvey” by Historian and English Professor, Rhone Fraser, Ph.D, 7 PM to 10 PM at Umoja House, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast, DC. For more information call 301-789-4784 or visit “UNIA Division 330 [dot] org.”

Also Friday, March 24th, the McMillan Coalition will sponsor the public forum “McMillan Park, What Happened, and Why?” a people’s perspective on how the first integrated park in DC is being given away to developers, 6:30 to 10 PM at the UDC Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue in the Moot Court Room, number 518. For information call 410-227-0498 or visit “McMillan Park, What Happened, and Why?” on Facebook.

Saturday, March 25th come out for the DC Youth Slam Team Grand Slam Finals where 10 incredible youth poets, who bear witness to injustice and provoke social change, will compete for a spot on the Split This Rock’s DC Youth Slam Team from 7 to 9 PM at Arena Stage 1101 6th Street Southwest, DC. Tickets are available on “Split This Rock [dot] org” upcoming events page.

Also Saturday, March 25th the Justice in Criminal Justice Ministry of Faith United Church of Christ will host a movie viewing and discussion of 13th, Ava Duvernay’s, Oscar-nominated documentary about mass incarceration, from 4pm to 7pm at 4900 Tenth Street Northeast, DC. This event is free but RSVP is requested. For more information, call 202-635-7777 or email “Faith UCC DC [at] AOL [dot] com.


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


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Wednesday March 15th is a free screening of Negroes With Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power, about the life of political activist Robert Williams and his movement to arm African-Americans in the name of self-defense, 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room of Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Please RSVP by sending email to “solomon [at] UMD [dot] edu.”

Thursday, March 16th come for a viewing and discussion of the film “Death in Geneva: The poisoning of Felix Moumié” about France’s dirty war in Cameroon, the assassination of its independence fighter called Cameroon’s Lumumba, followed by discussion of contemporary resistance in the country, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, 6th Floor. Please RSVP at IPS [hyphen] DC [dot] org [slash] Events” or call 202-787-5229.

Friday, March 17th, United Black Community presents the Home in Africa Forum about the Songhai Agro-Environmental Centers flourishing in Benin, West Africa and spreading throughout the continent presented by Dr. Ur Aua Hehimetu Enkamit, 7:30 PM at The Umoja House, 2015 Bunker Hill Road, Northeast DC. Products from Songhai will be available for purchase. For more information call 202-526-4039 or email “UBC in DC [at]”

Saturday, March 18th Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority Incorporated, Theta Chapter hosts a screening and discussion of the film Human Zoo by Monda Webb, a short film about a day in the life of an African Girl on display for the first time in a Human Zoo in 1958, 2 PM at Peoples Congregational UCC, 4704 13th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC.

All this week until Sunday March 19 Africa World Now Project, afrikafé and AFI present the 13th annual New African Film Festival showcasing the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent, at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD. For more information call 301-495-6720 or visit “AFI [dot] com [slash] silver.”

Also Sunday, March 19th the Liberation School presents Part 3 of Dezombification, a session to provide the tools for eliminating the effects of oppression and overcoming the subconscious programming that affects our daily lives, 3 until 6:30 P.M. at The Empowerment Center, 6490 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD. For more information call (240) 355-6962 or email “Liberate D Mind [at] yahoo [dot] com.” Tickets are available on Eventbrite [dot] com.