Events against torture in Washington, DC
Activists, human rights lawyers, and others working to close Guantanamo are holding events all week as part of their 100 days Against Torture Campaign. The are running a daily vigil from 11am – 1pm in front of the White House and hold creative actions every Friday with speaker series’ in-between. To see the calendar of speakers and films, click on www.100dayscampaign.org/calendar
Progressive Democrats of America Annual Grassroots Leadership Conference
Sun, Jan 17 2009 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
University of the District of Columbia 4200 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20008
Register now to join progressive congress members, strategists, and activists for a conference that's all about what we need to do and how we can get it done.
WPC Film Series: MLK Jr, A Historical Perspective
Sun, Jan 17 2009 - 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Join us for a film and discussion, co-sponsored with the Friends Meeting of Washington, Peace & Social Concerns Committee. Free! Discussion following.
Shoe Bush on his last day!
Mon, Jan 19 2009 - 11:00am - 2:30pm
Meet at Dupont Circle at 11 am to Shoe Bush! Purely symbolic, no one will get hurt during this action. This is your last chance to hit Bush in the face with your shoes while he's president: http://shoebush.org
War Profiteers’ Ball
Mon, Jan 19 2009 - 12:00pm (Sharp)
Meet at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda Maryland, 12:00 sharp.
The PeaceAction Montgomery Inaugural Committee Requests the Honor of Your Presence at the War Profiteers’ Ball. On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, 2009, at noon for The War Profiteers’ Ball, a spirited demonstration that will be held near the front gates of the corporate headquarters of the world's largest military contractor and arms exporter--Lockheed Martin.
Mon, Jan 19 2009 - 4:00pm – 6:00PM
Street: 3336 M Street NW (between 33 and 34th Streets)
DANCE-OBAMA takes place at the DC Peace Mural Exhibition in Georgetown, and weather permitting, into the streets and beyond. To make reservations, please make your ticket “donation” at Democracy Cell Project by clicking the "DONATE" button on the top left sidebar, and specify “Dance Obama” in your entry.
Organized by the Democracy Cell Project: http://www.peacemural.org/events/dance-obama
Interfaith Peace Witness - Preparing for Inauguration, Rebirthing King, Rebirthing America
Mon, Jan 19 2009 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
All Souls Church, Unitarian 1500 Harvard Street, N.W. Washington, DC, 20009
We’ll be: Praying and acting for peace and justice, speaking truth to power; Celebrating Martin Luther King and his focus on Racism, Militarism, and Materialism vs. Poverty; and, Looking forward to a historic inauguration and carrying King's work forward.
Organized by the Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Partnership www.olivebranchinterfaith.org/ - sign up online.
Inaugural Art and Poster-Making Session for Out-of-Towners
Sun, Jan 18 2009 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm
At La Casa Community of Christ
(3166 Mt. Pleasant St NW). Come join local artists and activists to make posters, stencils and whatever else you want to make in preparation for the inauguration! We will provide the materials! Hosted by Puppet Underground, a new puppeteer's collective in DC whose members are committed to working for social justice and long-term sustainable change.
Inauguration Action Center
Wed, Jan 20 2009 ALL DAY
Meet the progressive community at McPherson Square on Jan 20 all day long: 15th St NW between K and I. We'll have heated tents, lots of information and literature on ways to get involved and MAKE the change we want to see. Check back to this page for updates or contact us for more information at Jan09@washingtonpeacecenter.net or 202-234-2000.
Arrest Bush on Inauguration
Wed, Jan 20 2009 - 5:00am – 4:00pm
Pennsylvania Ave: Join us with your Arrest Bush & Cheney sweatshirt on the sidewalk in front of the FBI building where we have a permit for thousands and will have signs, food, blankets, and busses for a 24-hour vigil leading up to the inaugural parade. We'll put the ARREST BUSH message front and center on the parade route.
Inaugural Event: Drumming & Dancing For a More Perfect Union
Tues, Jan 20 2009
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Greater Washington Allies in Reconciliation, An Interfaith Antiracism Alliance presents: An Interfaith, Antiracist, Intergenerational & Multicultural Event w/ Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers & Dancing at The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road Washington, DC. For more information: Call Rev. Sandy Harrelson, Center for Spiritual Syncretisity, 202/829-3565.
The Art of Change Inaugural Ball
Tues, Jan 20 2009 - 8:00pm
Join us at the Warehouse Theatre on the night of Tuesday, January 20th for the most unique inaugural event in the history of Washington, DC.
Attire: Creative attire is requested.
Bring the Guard Home: It's the Law
Wed, Jan 21 2009
National Press Club Zenger Room
1:30 PM – 6:PM
Join us to launch our national campaign to bring the National Guard home. Launch Party at Busboys and Poets at 14th and V NW following the event. http://guardhomelaunch.com
Day of Action for Immigrant Rights!
Wed, Jan 21 2009 - 10:00 am
Day of Action for Immigrant Rights!
Organizaed by the National Capital Immigrant Coalition