Friday, January 9, 2009

Progressive Inauguration Events

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

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:

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:

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 - 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 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.

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


  1. Barack Obama, spending 20 years in Jeremiah Wright’s church, listening to anti-white hatred day after day does not qualify him to be president of the United States.

    Barack Obama, someone who believes in murdering helpless unborn babies by abortion should not be president.

    Barack Obama who believes in desecrating Holy Matrimony by allowing sodomites to blaspheme God by getting married should not be president

    Your support makes you as guilty before God as he is.

    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

  2. Another progressive poltical activity during the Inauguration:

    Pro-Constitution Demonstration in DC
    Outside the Department of Justice
    SW Corner of Pennsylvania and 9th
    on the Inauguration Parade Route

    January 20, 2009 (during the Inaugural Parade)

    Support the Constitution by exercising it! Exercise your First Amendment freedom to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievance. Ask President Barack Obama to keep his Oath of Office to "Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States."

    Demonstration web page:

  3. That's great Jim - thanks for posting - see you on the 20th!

  4. Donald, I love the gays and I think a woman should have a right to choose. I think you are pretty close minded.

  5. shame!shame! shame on you jim. Please take the title of REV. from your name. You like all of us have made mistakes and will continue to do so. Let our new president get into office and show what he is about, before you pass judgement; which by the way is not your job.