Climate First!'s Annual Meeting (Feb 11 Washington D.C.)
Feb
11
1:30 PM13:30

Climate First!'s Annual Meeting (Feb 11 Washington D.C.)

Join Climate First! at its 5th Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018 at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Washington, D.C. We'll enjoy delicious home-cooked food while listening to inspiring speakers. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the Board of Directors meeting beginning about 3 pm.

DETAILS:
When: Sunday, February 11, 2018; 1:30 PM to 4 PM.
Where: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Ask staff how to get to the large meeting room.  The Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green Line) is 4-5 blocks from the library. 

Misc.: Please RSVP for the Annual Meeting. If you can, bring a vegetarian dish to share; please let us know what you are bringing.

If you have any questions, please contact Ted at tconwell@climatefirst.us, or (301) 589-7598 (c).

WHEN

February 11, 2018 at 1:30pm - 4pm

WHERE

Washington, DC

CONTACT

Ted Conwell · tconwell@climatefirst.us · 3015897598

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Days of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Day 1) (Jan 26 Washington D.C.)
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Days of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Day 1) (Jan 26 Washington D.C.)

  • Le Pain Quotidien Bakery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Friday, January 26, 2018 and Saturday, January 27, 2018, Climate First! and our allies will hold--as part of 10th consecutive monthly Days of Actions against Wells Fargo--direct actions against Wells Fargo bank for the lender's financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us for peaceful actions at various Wells Fargo branches in the Mid-Atlantic region. On day 1 of theDays of Actions, there will be an action at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Washington, DC. To RSVP for the direct action, contact its leader below.

DETAILS re the Days of Actions (Day 1) vs Wells Fargo

1st action, organized by Climate First! - Washington, DC.

When: Friday, January 26, 2018, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Where: We'll meet at 11:30 am for a short mandatory planning session at "Le Pain Quotidien" bakery at Union Station (street level, west-side) in Washington, DC. Then we'll march to the nearby Wells Fargo branch. Closest metro station to initial meeting spot - Union Station (Red Line).

For further details (including to RSVP) re the Washington, DC action, contact Ted, the leader, at tconwell@climatefirst.us, or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

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Climate First Day of Action vs. Wells Fargo
Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

Climate First Day of Action vs. Wells Fargo

On Friday, December 22, 2017, we and our allies will hold, as part of the ongoing monthly Days of Actions against Wells Fargo bank, peaceful direct actions against the lender for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. On day 1 of the Days of Actions, join us for peaceful direct actions at Wells Fargo Bank branches in 1) Washington, DC; or 2) Chesapeake, VA. To RSVP for an action, contact its leader below.

DETAILS re the Days of Actions (day 1) vs Wells Fargo

1st, 2nd, & 3rd actions, organized by Climate First! - Washington, DC.

When: Friday, December 22, 2017, 11 am to 2 pm.

Where: For these back-to-back actions, we'll meet at 11 am for a quick planning session at Peet’s Coffee, 601 13th St NW, in Washington, DC. Then we'll march less than a block to the nearby Wells Fargo bank branch for the 1st action. Around 12:15 pm, we'll march for five minutes to the second Wells Fargo at 1350 New York, NW (14th & New York). Around 1 pm, we'll march for five minutes to the third Wells Fargo at 1300 I Street, NW (13th & Eye). We'll finish the 3rd action at 2 pm. Closest metro station to initial meeting spot: Metro Center (Red, Orange, & Blue lines); use exit for 13th & G streets.

For further details (including to RSVP) re the Washington, DC actions, contact Ted, the leader, at tconwell@climatefirst.us, or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

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No Potomac Pipeline: DMV Action! (Nov 4- Washington D.C.)
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

No Potomac Pipeline: DMV Action! (Nov 4- Washington D.C.)

**Previous event was deleted, please RSVP here**

The action will begin promptly at 2 and will be held on the steps of the Georgetown Waterfront Park directly west of the Washington Harbor, between 31st St and Wisconsin St NW (if those streets went all the way south to the water.)
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A high risk natural gas pipeline is currently being considered in the region that threatens the entire Potomac Watershed - a major freshwater source for DC, Maryland, and Virginia residents.

Over the past few months, DC, Virginia, WV and Maryland residents have built a strong collective resistance to this pipeline through events, protests and gatherings throughout the region.

Now, DC activists will host an event to bring more DC residents into the campaign and help DMV residents come to together to stand up against the Potomac Pipeline that threatens our prescious drinking water. Ultimately, MD Governor Larry Hogan will decide the fate of the pipeline so now is the time to show our resistance across the region. DC residents must do our part to influence the DC Council to publicly oppose the pipeline and send a strong message to Hogan.

The proposed pipeline would carry fracked gas under the Potomac River. It is being built by the notorious TransCanada Corporation – the company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to route through very porous bedrock under the Potomac River. Because the bedrock is full of holes and fissures, it is very easy for any pollutants to enter our drinking water sources. If gas from the pipeline were to leak into this system, the safety hazard would be significant.

We must all come together and show we will stand for clean drinking water and against fossil fuel infrastructure!
Please join us for a celebration of the river and a rally for all DMV pipeline activists on November 4! Speaker list to come shortly!

The rally will be held on the steps of the Georgetown Waterfront Park. The steps are located directly west of the Washington Harbor and are between 31st St NW and Wisconsin Ave NW if those streets continued south to the water. See you there!!

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Peaceful direct action at a Wells Fargo Bank branch (Oct 28 Washington D.C.)
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Peaceful direct action at a Wells Fargo Bank branch (Oct 28 Washington D.C.)

  • 1817 7th St NW Washington D.C. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll meet at 10 am for a quick planning session at Uprising Muffin Company, 1817 7th St NW in Washington, DC. Then we'll walk to the nearby Wells Fargo branch. Closest metro: Using the "Howard University" entrance/exit of the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station (green/yellow lines), the Uprising Muffin Company is less than one block away.
For further details (including to RSVP) re the Washington, DC action, contact Ted, the co-leader, at tconwell@climatefirst.us, or (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

MISC. INFO REGARDING ALL ACTIONS: Events go forward rain or shine. Dress for weather, and bring food/water. Make a sign if you can. Please note that future Days of Actions will occur on the 4th Friday & 4th Saturday of every month.

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Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Aug 26th- Washington D.C.)
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Aug 26th- Washington D.C.)

On August 26th, 2017, we will have--for the 4th month in a row-- a Day of Actions against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo Bank branches in four different "states," including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Please RSVP to one of the actions at the weblink below

Where: Action will go forward at bank branch at 215 Pennsylvania Ave., SE. We'll meet nearby at 10 am for a quick planning session; exact location will be posted in near future. Closest metro: Capitol South (Org, Blue, Silver). If Q's re the action, call Ted, the leader, (301) 589-7598 (mobile).

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Hey Wells Fargo--Stop Funding KXL Pipeline!
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Hey Wells Fargo--Stop Funding KXL Pipeline!

On Saturday, June 24th, we will have a "Day of Actions" against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Delaware. For more info, and to RSVP to the action closest to you, click here: http://www.climatefirst.us/calendar.

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DC Lobby Days in May - Stop The FERC Quorum
May
22
to May 23

DC Lobby Days in May - Stop The FERC Quorum

When: May 22 & 23, 2017
Where: Washington DC

Let us know if you are planning to come:
http://bit.ly/DCinMay2017 

Join Together To Tell Senate Leaders…

--> Oppose Restoration of a Quorum at FERC Until: 
1) Congress Has Investigated the Abuses of Power and Law the Agency Has Perpetrated on Our Country and Communities, &
2) Put in Place Needed Reforms.

--> Challenge Trump Nominees to Vacant FERC Commissioner Seats.

--> Use Senate Hearings to Grill Nominees Trump Advances.

It’s nearly three months since FERC had a quorum. During this period they have not been able to approve any new fracked gas infrastructure subject to their jurisdiction. In that time our broadly-based campaign has made itself felt through media stories, two national call-ins and meetings with Senators’ or their staff in home offices. Now it’s time to come to DC to make ourselves heard in the halls of Congress.

Let us know if you are planning to come, sign up at
http://bit.ly/DCinMay2017


We will be holding two online trainings in advance of the lobby days – you only need to join one if at all possible – to go over the schedule for the days, how we plan to organize and pursue our efforts and the messages we will want to drive home.

The trainings will be via webinar on Thursday may 18 at 6:30 or Friday may 19 at 1 pm. Once you've signed up to join us in DC we will send you the information to join the webinar trainings.

Please join us if you can and share share share this event page. thx

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Peoples Climate March
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Peoples Climate March

Trump’s game plan has been to relentlessly attack our communities and shock us into despair.

It hasn’t worked because our people-powered movement is stronger than he is— together, the resistance stopped his attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act and stymied his despicable Muslim ban. Together, we are going to do the same thing to his attacks on our climate, our air, and our water. 

 

MARCH SCHEDULE

Below is the schedule for the march itself. Visit our Week of Action page to see a list of other events the day of the march, including the Sunrise Water Ceremony, Labor Rally, and an After Party.

9:00am:   Arrive in Washington, DC: Buses begin arriving at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC from across the country.

11:00am: March Line-Up: We will gather in front of the Capitol Building at 3rd and Jefferson SW in contingents that spell out the values we share: justice, truth, democracy, faith and more. No matter what community you’re marching with, or where you’re coming from, there will be a spot for you. 

12:30pm: Kickoff the march: We’ll begin marching up Pennsylvania avenue towards the White House.

2:00pm:   Collective Action: We will surround the White House, and take powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climate justice and good jobs that will drown out all of the climate-denying nonsense that has been coming out of this Administration.

3:00pm:   End of March Activities: We will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions rooted in our own communities. There’ll be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions. We’ll even assemble all our individual signs into one collective message of resistance.

5:00pm:   Head Home for Ongoing Action: We will wrap up our day together and head back to our local communities, preparing to take action on May 1st in solidarity with workers and immigrants across the country.

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Mindfulness in Action at the People's Climate Mobilization
Apr
29
8:30 AM08:30

Mindfulness in Action at the People's Climate Mobilization

  • Washington DC and around the world (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You're invited to join Buddhist and Mindfulness communities in Washington DC and around the world on the April 29 at the People’s Climate Mobilization. Together we can bring the gifts of mindfulness and the Dharma and join with others in calling for the viability, dignity and freedom of all beings, near and far, born and yet to be born. Not merely a single march, this is a mobilization of the our communities to mindfully and energetically engage in the cause of environmental health and justice.

If you're within a 12-hour drive, we invite you to join the main event in Washington DC where we'll be gathering as a community on the morning of Saturday, April 29th. The exact location is still being worked out so stay tuned. Learn more about transportation options and sister marches here: http://OneEarthSangha.org/programs/peoples-climate-mobilization.


The Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization is being spearheaded by One Earth Sangha and is joined by members from the Earth Holders Sangha (from the Thich Nhan Hanh tradition), Shambhala, Insight, Zen, Soka-Gakkai, and other traditions as well as the Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN) and Compassion NYC all of whom have engaged in environmental/climate action previously or are now stepping up to do so.

We invite you to put your practice into action and get involved! Learn more and stay up to date with the People’s Climate Mobilization event page on One Earth Sangha.

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Peoples Climate March Youth Convening
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Peoples Climate March Youth Convening

Young people are gathering on the day before PCM to talk about the role of students and youth in this political moment, build relationships with other climate justice leaders from across the country and strategize for what comes next. 

The convening will include:
- a lineup of amazing speakers
- trainings on organizing skills and movement-building strategy
- opportunities to make connections and share stories
- preparation for the youth block and march on Saturday

Young people have a critical role to play in this political moment, and we are ready to show up strong to fight for our futures. More detailed agenda and logistical information are coming soon. 

Sign up to attend the youth convening here: https://goo.gl/forms/5RXUSmTv0GC5hU1M2

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March in DC
Apr
22
8:00 AM08:00

March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March in DC

**THIS IS THE OFFICIAL MARCH FOR SCIENCE DC EVENT PAGE***

WEBSITE: https://marchforscience.com/ earthday.org/marchforscience
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/marchforsciencefacebook.com/earthdaynetwork
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScienceMarchDC
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceMarchDC/
CONTACT: contact@marchforscience.com
DONATE: https://sciencedebate.org/march
#ScienceMarch

On April 22, March for Science and the Earth Day Network are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 10:00am.

This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.

Science serves all of us. 

It protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future.

Science isn’t Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. Indeed, threats to science are pervasive throughout governments around the world.

Using the teach-in concept deployed for the very first Earth Day in 1970, the rally and teach-in on the National Mall will focus on the need to hold our leaders – both in science and in politics – accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity. The vital role science plays in our democracy must be preserved.

ABOUT MARCH FOR SCIENCE:

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and the many ways science serves our communities and our world. The March for Science is an unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science enthusiasts joining together to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.

ABOUT EARTH DAY NETWORK:

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network works year-round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

For information about satellite marches, please visit https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/)

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NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event

SURJ DC is working with a coalition of organizations including Rising Hearts, Black Lives Matter DC, and 350 DC as part of a divestment coalition to push for divestment from financial institutions funding the construction of DAPL and other disastrous big oil projects that threaten indigenous lives and communities. 

SURJ DC invites you to join us to learn about and discuss divestment and indigenous sovereignty and how you can contribute to the movement. We'll be addressing questions including: 
1) What is the indigenous sovereignty movement and why does it matter? 
2) How is colonialism connected with white supremacy? 
3) Why is divestment an important tactic for indigenous sovereignty? 
4) How can I take personal action to contribute to divestment efforts?

**ACCESSIBILITY**
Frangrance-free: Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or clothes freshly laundered in synthetic fragrances. 

Wheelchair accessible

Bathrooms: gender-neutral, single-stall bathrooms

Hearing assistance: An assisted listening system is available for the hearing impaired. There is a headset option or a T Coil loop that interfaces with modern hearing aid devices.

ASL interpretation: Please let us know if there is a need and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Childcare: Please let us know if there is a need and we will do our best to accommodate. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: surjdc.indigenous@gmail.com

SURJ DC is a local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice - a national network of white people organizing ourselves to stand up for racial justice and combat white supremacy.

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NoDAPL Defund Banner Drop Event-Washington, D.C.
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

NoDAPL Defund Banner Drop Event-Washington, D.C.

This movement is not over! We will continue to support our water protectors and Standing Rock by uniting. We will continue to protect our waters.  

Come join us in this nationwide event that will take place in Los Angeles, San Diego, Coachella Valley/Palm Springs, Chicago, Washington D.C, and Philadelphia. Each organizer will go live on Facebook at the same time as we work in solidarity to drop our banners to show our support.

Our goal is to get people to take their money out of the banks that are funding the pipeline and to spread the message that this battle is not over. 

Please share this event with friends and we encourage you to bring your own signs. Please note: This is not a march but it is a protest. We want to keep this a peaceful, non-violent event. Please refrain from foul language and disorderly conduct because you are representing Standing Rock and supporting the water protectors.

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DCReInvest from Wells Fargo! Rally / Closing Accounts
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

DCReInvest from Wells Fargo! Rally / Closing Accounts

  • 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join DC Re(sponsible) Investment Coalition: #DCReInvest as we support and cheer on several fellow community members in closing their Wells Fargo accounts.

This action is part of a larger call for our city and our communities to end their relationships with DAPL investors, starting with Wells Fargo. We lay the groundwork for DC to establish socially just, responsible investing practices that ensure our city does not endorse projects like DAPL in the future. We stand with Standing Rock and all who are showing up to protect indigenous sovereignty and the land and water. #MniWiconi #WaterIsLife

Seattle, Davis, & Santa Monica have already cut ties with Wells Fargo. New York City's Mayor has urged the 17 banks funding Dakota Access to halt the pipeline's financing. Several tribes have all divested. We are working with DC city council members to introduce and push for a resolution to divest our own city’s funds.

#DCReInvest is a coalition of local grassroots organizations and indigenous organizers including Rising Hearts350 DCBlack Lives Matter DCShowing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ - DC and more. Join us here: http://bit.ly/joindcreinvest

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Jumping Eagle Vs Trump - Defeat DAPL Panel Discussion
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Jumping Eagle Vs Trump - Defeat DAPL Panel Discussion

  • 2111 Florida Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about a legal effort to stop Trump and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Revolution Truth has launched a historic lawsuit against the Trump Administration in support of Native American Rights.

Join the plaintiffs, lead counsel and Revolution Truth founder Tangerine Bolen in a panel discussion of the lawsuit, moderated by The Young Turks' Jordan Charlton in DC. 

The panel is timed to dovetail with the Standing Rock Rising, 360 Native American Nations March on DC the day before.

The panel event is free and all are invited (though seating is limited to 300).

Panelists: 
Lead Counsel Bruce Afran
Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle
Dr, Chani Phillips
Waste' Win Young
Tangerine Bolen

Moderated By Jordan Chariton, The Young Turks

Location:

http://quakersdc.org/node/888

(Seats 300)

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Jumping Eagle v. Trump - Defeat DAPL Panel Discussion
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Jumping Eagle v. Trump - Defeat DAPL Panel Discussion

  • 2111 Florida Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about a legal effort to stop Trump and the Dakota Access Pipeline. RevolutionTruth has launched a historic lawsuit against the Trump Administration in support of Native American Rights.

Join the plaintiffs, lead counsel and RevolutionTruth founder Tangerine Bolen in a panel discussion of the lawsuit, moderated by The Young Turks' Jordan Charlton in DC.

The panel is timed to dovetail with the Standing Rock Rising, 360 Native American Nations March on DC the day before.

The panel event is free and all are invited (though seating is limited to 300).

Panelists:
Lead Counsel Bruce Afran
Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle
Dr. Chani Phillips
Waste' Win Young
Tangerine Bolen

Moderated By Jordan Chariton, The Young Turks

Location:

http://quakersdc.org/node/888

(Seats 300)

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Religious Allies Pray & March with Standing Rock
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Religious Allies Pray & March with Standing Rock

  • Washington National Cathedral (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Religious communities will support the efforts of tribal leaders to stand with Standing Rock in Washington, DC. Find details at www.creationjustice.org/native-nations-march

Thursday, March 9
9:00am-5:00pm Advocacy Meetings on Religious Community Solidarity with Standing Rock (Appointments being made through denominations.)

7:00pm-9:00pm Standing As Stone: Indigenous Nations and Allies Gather in the Washington National Cathedral
The service will feature clergy and lay leaders from the Episcopal Church and various denominations and faiths, Native American leaders from throughout the country, and residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Friday, March 10
8:00am Gather as religious communities before the march at First Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 309 E St. NW, Washington DC.

10:00am March commences at the Army Corps HQ, 443 G St. NW

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Divest DC from Wells Fargo! Rally as #NoDAPL Camps Cleared
Feb
22
4:45 PM16:45

Divest DC from Wells Fargo! Rally as #NoDAPL Camps Cleared

  • 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On the day that ND has ordered the Oceti Sakowin and other #NoDAPLcamps to clear, join us as we stand in solidarity with indigenous activists and call on the DC City Council to cut ties with Wells Fargo and other major investors in the pipeline!

Donald Trump has shoved through the final approval of DAPL in spite of fierce opposition by indigenous leaders, climate activists, and concerned citizens. As major investors in the project, Wells Fargo and 16 other banks are complicit in human rights violations taking place right here in the US.

Seattle, Davis, & Santa Monica have already cut ties with Wells Fargo. New York City's Mayor has urged the 17 banks funding Dakota Access to halt the pipeline's financing.

This will be the first of many calls for the city to end its relationship with DAPLS investors. It will lay the groundwork for DC to establish socially just, responsible investing practices that ensure our city does not endorse projects like DAPL in the future. 

We will be joined by speakers from Black Lives Matter DCDC stands with Standing RockShowing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ - DC, and 350 DC, as well as an opening blessing and song by Sebi Tayac.

Join us this Wednesday to stand for Standing Rock! #WaterisLife

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NoDAPL SURJ Community Meeting
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

NoDAPL SURJ Community Meeting

SURJ DC is a local chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice - a national network of white people organizing ourselves to stand up for racial justice and combat white supremacy.

Right now, indigenous leadership within the #NoDAPL movement is calling for allies to escalate our actions on all fronts. SURJ DC is holding a community meeting for anyone who wants to work within our chapter to support the #NoDAPL movement, and act in solidarity with others to defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Our long term goal is to build an Indigenous Solidarity working team within SURJ DC that works closely with local indigenous activists and organizers to mobilize our base on local, regional, and national indigneous issues. Thismeeting will primarily focus on coordinating our chapter around the #NoDAPL fight, and disseminating information from the #NoDAPL Global Solidarity Campaign to our members (see: https://nodaplsolidarity.org/).

Please RSVP to let us know if you are coming. If you cannot come, but want to be involved, you can write us at: surjdc@gmail.com

**ACCESSIBILITY**
Fragrance-free: please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or clothes freshly laundered in synthetic fragrances

Wheelchair access: we are checking with this library for specifics; DC Libraries are wheelchair accessible as a rule

ASL interpretation: none at this point -- please let us know if this is a need and we will do our best to accomodate

Childcare: none at this point -- please let us know if this is a need and we will do our best to accomodate

Bathrooms: we are checking with the library regarding availability of all-gender bathrooms and/or single-stall bathrooms

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Operation Consent DC / Benefit for Standing Rock NoDAPL
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Operation Consent DC / Benefit for Standing Rock NoDAPL

"Operation Consent is back in DC this Valentines day! Come out as we support No DAPL protests at Standing Rock. Because consent is in everything, from valentines to Indigenous land."

Operation Consent is a recurring, interactive exhibition "with the mission of transforming a society of rape culture to a culture of consent." The exhibition has occured in DC in 2016 at Union Arts and in LA in 2017. This installment of Operation Consent DC will include a variety of artists from the DMV whose work will range from illustration to interactive installation. All proceeds from show will go to Standing Rock/NoDAPL.
http://icnntcmpln.com/tour/

February 14th, 7-11pm
$5+ donation
1135 Okie St. NE
Open Studio DC

Operation Consent is a project within the community based arts collective, I Cannot Complain
http://icnntcmpln.com/

Participating Artists

Rose Jaffe
@roseinks  

Bournenaked
@prematureicon

Darius Frank
@DefCise

Sana Manejwala
@MmmSanaNana

Regine Daniels
@DannniDarko

Tae Hamm
@taehamm

Mya Carmichael
@myazilla

Elise Dorsey
@cyborgshawty

Rebecca Bean
@BeccaOfPrunes

Alem Lee
@alemworldwide

Roxanna Madjd
@withloveroxana

Maurice Andreas
@IceTheEndless

@DarthOlympian

@Orenda_

@i88ic


Here is more info about I Cannot Complain from its creator Elise Dorsey:

"My name is Elise. I started I Cannot Complain in August 2014 after the first attack on Gaza made me realize how small my problems were and how I wouldn't have time to complain if I was doing something about them. So a month later, we had our first show, Operation Gaza.

I Cannot Complain is a community based collective providing safe spaces. It is comprised of anyone with an idea and a heart for the advancement of the whole. Through interactive, informative art exhibitions, we tackle social justice issues head on. 

We are currently working on our second campaign, Operation Consent. A traveling exhibition starting in Washington, D.C. with the intent to bring awareness to rape culture and the importance of consent. 

We've worked with groups such as the DCRCC, MCASA, and the UNWRA in order to make these events succesful.

As our community expands, we hope to keep creating safe spaces for everyone. We are all reflections of the other. Lets reflect healing."

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