WHAT WE DO
IPS is a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.
HOW WE DO IT
Our team shifts media narratives, promotes game changing policy, builds capacity of social movements, and grows the next generation of activist-scholars.
IPS AND YOU
There are many ways to get involved in progressive social change.
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The Contract Buyers League thought they stamped out predatory contracts for deeds, but thanks to private equity firms, these practices targeting low-income communities of color have resurfaced.
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- July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Sudhouse
Come celebrate the power of art in a night of performance recognizing creative social justice action of the written word, film, song, and more.
- September 11 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 9:00 pm at Various Venues Around Washington DC
Five days of interesting activities with a central focus on the effects of the blockade on the health of all the Cuban people.
- September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Fichandler Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
IPS honors two outstanding champions of human rights and celebrate the work we do along with our allies to advance justice, peace, and dignity for all
- October 5 @ 5:00 pm - October 9 @ 11:00 pm at Various Venues Around Washington DC
The Institute for Policy Studies joins this unique showcase of the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists for audiences in Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
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