Lessons From the 60s: Traveling Hopefully

Lessons From the 60s: Traveling Hopefully

Join us for a look at the great anti-freeway fight of the 60s and 70s that saved neighborhoods in Brookland, Takoma Park, and the National Mall, and today’s urgent struggles to preserve DC neighborhoods like Ivy City, Barry Farms, and River Terrace. The event is...
Syria Panel: Forceful Diplomacy vs. Military Force

Syria Panel: Forceful Diplomacy vs. Military Force

President Obama is set to address the U.S public on Tuesday about Syria, and acknowledged that efforts to win congressional and international support for a military strike have been a “hard sell.” Speaking to reporters after the G-20 summit in St....
Congressional Briefing: Mali: The Road Ahead

Congressional Briefing: Mali: The Road Ahead

Mali Watch, a non-partisan coalition concerned about restoring peace, security, and democracy to the people of Mali, will host a Congressional Briefing focused on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Mali in the wake of the 2012 coup d’etat and...
The Human Costs of The Prison Industrial Complex

The Human Costs of The Prison Industrial Complex

“More than 2.2 million men, women and children live behind bars in the U.S. The overuse and abuse of incarceration is one of the most pressing human rights concerns of our time.” – The Correctional Association of New York We want to change this....
Glimpse of the Prison Industrial Complex from the Inside

Glimpse of the Prison Industrial Complex from the Inside

“More than 2.2 million men, women and children live behind bars in the U.S. The overuse and abuse of incarceration is one of the most pressing Human rights concerns of our time.” – The Correctional Association of New York We want to change this....
Split This Rock 5th Anniversary Gala

Split This Rock 5th Anniversary Gala

The event, “Behind the Scenes at the Inauguration: A Public Conversation with Richard Blanco and Grace Cavalieri,” will include readings by Blanco and performances by the DC Youth Slam Team. Join Split This Rock in celebrating five years of revitalizing...
Brown Bag: Kenya Post-Election

Brown Bag: Kenya Post-Election

Irũngũ Houghton is a founder of ActionAid USA, and a current member of the Board of Directors. He has extensive work experience in Africa, North America and other countries worldwide. As Oxfam Pan Africa Director, he was instrumental in...
Iraq’s Labor and Other Movements, and the Lessons of the War

Iraq’s Labor and Other Movements, and the Lessons of the War

Ten years after the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq began, U.S. troops are gone and U.S. bases shut down or turned over to Iraqi troops. But Iraq remains one of the most violent countries in the world, the U.S.-backed Iran-oriented government remains as corrupt...
Revolution, Civil Society, and Change in the Arab Region

Revolution, Civil Society, and Change in the Arab Region

Peoples’ revolutions and uprisings across multiple Arab countries have carried aspirations and demands for political democratization as well as social and economic justice. It also brought forward complex questions tackling the interface between political...
Celebration of  2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners!

Celebration of 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners!

GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives)is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. GAIA and the...
Approaches to Private Climate Finance

Approaches to Private Climate Finance

Mobilizing private finance and investment in the private sector have been held up by many governments and international financial institutions as the way forward for both climate and development finance in an age of fiscal austerity. At this timely forum panelists...
March Sunday Kind of Love

March Sunday Kind of Love

“Sunday Kind of Love,” hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey and co-sponsored by DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, Busboys and Poets, and Split This Rock is the 3rd Sunday of every month featuring for the first hour readings by nationally...
The Impact of Hugo Chavez & The Bolivarian Revolution

The Impact of Hugo Chavez & The Bolivarian Revolution

Venezuelan President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías passed away on March 5th but his legacy will undoubtedly be felt for generations to come, especially within Venezuela and Latin America. Join the Black Male Initiative at University of Maryland for this...

TPP vs. the Environment

“ [Natural gas] is an ideal fuel – energy source that we can use for the next hundred years. So I want to encourage natural gas production.” – President Barack Obama, July 16, 2012 Behind closed doors, the Obama administration and the...