• Urgent Cinema! Filmmakers Reflect on State Terror

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    Published May 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm - No Comments BloomScreen and DC Moving Pictures present a collection of experimental short films created in response to recent cases of police misconduct and the ...

    Urgent Cinema! Filmmakers Reflect on State Terror
  • Potomac Gardens Gets New Playground… At Last

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    Published May 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm - 4 Comments Last week’s post A Place to Play: Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Children made clear that the playground at the Potomac Gardens public hou ...

    Potomac Gardens Gets New Playground… At Last
  • A Place to Play: Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Kids

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    Published May 12, 2015 at 2:48 pm - 3 Comments Below are images of the playground on the Potomac Gardens public housing complex as it was when Grassroots DC was founded and moved onto the property ...

    A Place to Play:  Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Kids
  • Black Lives Matter Slogan Is Understandable, But Is it Strong Enough?

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    Published May 5, 2015 at 11:48 am - No Comments I heard someone use the term ‘BLM’ today in reference to “Black Lives Matter”. For a quick moment I was confused because When ...

    Black Lives Matter Slogan Is Understandable, But Is it Strong Enough?
  • Media Activist Responds To Geraldo, Fox News, the Mainstream Media about Freddie Gray

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    Published May 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm - No Comments Cross-Posted from Media Matters written by Brian PowellL & Libby Watson video credit Benjamin Hancock Kwame Rose, the Baltimore resident who conf ...

    Media Activist Responds To Geraldo, Fox News, the Mainstream Media about Freddie Gray
  • The Proposed Exelon-Pepco Merger: A Basic Primer

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    Published March 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm - No Comments On March 20, 2015, the CEO of Exelon Chris Crane will testify before the DC Public Service Commission about his company’s efforts to buy Pepco Hold ...

    The Proposed Exelon-Pepco Merger:  A Basic Primer
  • DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel

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    Published March 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm - No Comments As reported by the Washington Post, 35-year-old Robert Gross, resident of Virginia and the District, was shot to death by a Metro Transit Police offi ...

    DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel
  • Justice for Raphael Briscoe Rally & March

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    Published February 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm - 2 Comments #DCFerguson will hold a rally, 6pm, February 22 at the Congress Heights Metro Station in Washington DC and March to the 7th District Police Station. ...

    Justice for Raphael Briscoe Rally & March
  • Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence

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    Published February 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm - No Comments “…there is not a great American city from New York to Cleveland or Detroit, from Washington, the nation’s capital, to Chicago, from Memphis ...

    Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence
  • Beloved Community: Radical Black Feminism as a Framework for the Future

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    Published January 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm - No Comments As defined on the Positive Peace Warrior Network website, Kingian Nonviolence is “a philosophy and methodology that provides the knowledge, skills, ...

    Beloved Community: Radical Black Feminism as a Framework for the Future
  • On Nonviolence

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    Published December 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm - One Comment I wrote this essay in response to liberal notions of nonviolence, which tend to be irritatingly sentimental and shallow. In the wake of this nation&# ...

    On Nonviolence

Urgent Cinema! Filmmakers Reflect on State Terror

11165290_1099827423366012_7281077580364374330_nBloomScreen and DC Moving Pictures present a collection of experimental short films created in response to recent cases of police misconduct and the resulting protests and civil unrest…

In recent weeks, protesters have marched against police violence in cities from New York to Boston as troops stood by in Baltimore to enforce a curfew imposed after civil unrest over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. The tragedy in Baltimore is just the latest in a proliferation of high-profile police violence cases that have occurred over the last three years.

Since 2014, filmmaker Can Tuzcu and other independent filmmakers have created a number of avant-garde documentary short films that engage current political events and provide a militant call to action – to end police violence! We will screen and discuss four of these short films. (Parental Advisory: Some videos reference police violence and are not suitable for all ages).

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Can Tuzcu, and Chris Rue, of DC Moving Pictures – a movie screening project dedicated to showcasing great movies and great filmmakers at local spaces in and around the District.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests.


Potomac Gardens Gets New Playground… At Last

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Last week’s post A Place to Play: Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Children made clear that the playground at the Potomac Gardens public housing complex had seen better days. The children who live in Potomac Gardens had stopped using it and their parents wanted it replaced. But the owners of the property, […] . . . → Read More: Potomac Gardens Gets New Playground… At Last


A Place to Play: Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Kids

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Below are images of the playground on the Potomac Gardens public housing complex as it was when Grassroots DC was founded and moved onto the property back in 2013. Broken down and missing safety rails, is the playground at Potomac Gardens Public Housing Complex safe? How do public housing communities fix these […] . . . → Read More: A Place to Play: Potomac Gardens, Public Housing and Our Kids


DC Tenants’ Rights 101

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Posted on behalf of the Office of the Tenant Advocate Do you rent an apartment in the District of Columbia? Find out what your rights and responsibilities are. Spanish speakers welcome and encouraged to attend. . . . → Read More: DC Tenants’ Rights 101


Black Lives Matter Slogan Is Understandable, But Is it Strong Enough?

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I heard someone use the term ‘BLM’ today in reference to “Black Lives Matter”. For a quick moment I was confused because When I heard BLM, I thought of the “Black Liberation Movement”. It made me think of the passive language being used recently. Like “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Although I never […] . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter Slogan Is Understandable, But Is it Strong Enough?