Social Justice Calendar

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Thursday, September 21st is Pan-African Community Action’s popular education session, “White Supremacy & The Police, A Love Affair,” with interactive exercises to learn how racism and violence against Black people is a culture deep within law enforcement and what we must do, 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.” Childcare will be provided by emailing “PACA [at] proton mail [dot] com” or call 202-787-5229.

Also Thursday, September 21st ONE DC presents A people’s platform event “Stand with Brookland Manor “featuring local art and vendor pop ups to support the tenants at Brookland Manor in their fight against displacement, 6 to 9:00 pm at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street, Northeast. For more information call 202-441-5172 or visit “One DC Online [dot] org.

Friday, September 22nd, United Black Community presents the 13th Annual Musical, Poetic, Birthday Tribute To “Ohnedaruth” John Coltrane, honoring Dick Gregory and others, 7 pm at Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant, 9185 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD. For more information, call 240-832-7203.

Also Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 PM and Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm the All About the Drama Theatre Group and Prosperity Media present performances of the musical stage play, “I Love to Sing: The Rutha Harris Story,” about her journey to become a member of SNCC and participate in the 60’s Civil Rights Movement, at the UDC Theatre of the Arts on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. For tickets and more information call 301-538-6627.

Saturday, September 23rd is the PSL Community Forum Building Socialism in the United States: From Struggle to Victory, after the devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a discussion on how we move past this unfair, racist system and build a new system that prioritizes people’s needs, 4:00 pm at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Avenue, Northwest, DC. Shaw/Howard metro on the Yellow and
Green lines. For more information call 202-234-2828 or send email to “DC [at] P S L web [dot] org.

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Friday, September 8th through Sunday the 10th the Progressive Independent Party, Socialist Alternative, and Movement to Draft Bernie Sanders for a People’s Party will hold the People’s Convergence, featuring Dr. Cornel West and Kshama Sawant addressing such things as Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and more at American University’s Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest, DC. To register and get more information visit “Convergence 2017 [dot] org.”

Saturday, September 16th The Family of Dick Gregory invites you to Dick Gregory’s Celebration of Life, 4:00 pm at City of Praise Family Ministries, 8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD. Open to the public with service details and ticket information coming soon. To stay informed online visit “Dick Gregory Tribute [dot] com.”

Also Saturday, September 16th the DC Metro Area Chapter of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change will host a free DC area premiere of “The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen” a film about the classical ballerina, dance teacher, and black lesbian-feminist activist, and her life challenges, 5 pm at Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Avenue Northwest, DC. Donations are welcome and will go to the care of Angela Bowen. For more information call 240-593-6237.

Friday, September 22nd the Martin M.S. Alliance Foundation will host its annual Congressional Black Caucus informational reception to discuss Multiple Sclerosis and disability in the community 4:30 pm to 8 pm at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, Northwest, DC, Old City Council Chamber 1st Floor. The event is free, open to the public, and complementary light fare will be served. For more information visit “Many Faces of MS [dot] org or register at Eventbrite Many Faces of MS [dot] org.

Saturday, September 30th is the Layaali: 25th Anniversary Concert with special musical performance featuring vocalist Fadi Jano! and benefiting UNRWA USA’s vital work for Palestine refugees, 7:30 to 9:00 pm at All Soul’s Church, 1500 Harvard Street Northwest, DC. To purchase tickets and get more information, search for “Layaali 25th Anniversary Concert” on Eventbrite. Layaali is “L A Y A A L I.”

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