• Supporting the Movement for Black Lives

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    Published August 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm - No Comments Posted on behalf of Black Lives Matter DMV These next 3 weeks are going to be very busy for the Movement for Black Lives here in DC. We get a lot of a ...

    Supporting the Movement for Black Lives
  • Pepco-Exelon Merger Denied

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    Published August 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm - No Comments In a big win to Power DC and it’s coalition of grassroots energy activists, DC’s Public Service Commission rejects the merger between Exel ...

    Pepco-Exelon Merger Denied
  • Child Trauma and Education with DC Activist Stuart Anderson

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    Published August 24, 2015 at 10:17 am - One Comment Cross-Posted from The Education Town Hall Written By Virginia Spatz Nearly half of all children in the United States have experienced trauma, accordin ...

    Child Trauma and Education with DC Activist Stuart Anderson
  • Blackout DC Blocks 395, Stages Coffin Ceremony at US Capitol

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    Published August 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm - No Comments Cross-Posted from the DC Independent Media Center Written by Luke On the 15th of August, Blackout DC staged what was announced as a march from the Whi ...

    Blackout DC Blocks 395, Stages Coffin Ceremony at US Capitol
  • FFOIP Public Safety Community Event

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    Published August 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm - No Comments Back by popular demand Family and Friends of Incarcerated People Present The 10th Annual Public Safety Community Event Saturday, August 15, 2015 Noon ...

    FFOIP Public Safety Community Event
  • The Bottom Line on Mayoral Control of DCPS

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    Published August 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm - 2 Comments It was a very welcome sight to this citizen’s eyes to read Grassroots DC’s announcement a few weeks ago about the report on mayoral contro ...

    The Bottom Line on Mayoral Control of DCPS
  • Shut It Down for Michael Brown

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    Published August 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm - 5 Comments Cross-posted on behalf of the Stop Police Terror Project DC August 9th will mark one year since 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot and killed by police o ...

    Shut It Down for Michael Brown
  • First Source Jobs Action

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    Published July 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm - 2 Comments According to DC law (specifically the District of Columbia’s First Source Employment Agreement Act of 1984), city residents should be given prio ...

    First Source Jobs Action
  • Support Affordable Housing by Supporting Museum Square Tenants

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    Published July 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm - No Comments Museum Square is a Section 8 apartment complex in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Section 8 or Housing Choice Voucher Program is a ...

    Support Affordable Housing by Supporting Museum Square Tenants
  • A Sunday to Dream: Concert to Benefit Back Burner Dreams

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    Published July 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm - No Comments Written, directed, and produced by Brenda Hayes, Back Burner Dreams: A Women’s Passion Project, is the story of Carla, Stephanie, and Melanee three ...

    A Sunday to Dream: Concert to Benefit Back Burner Dreams
  • What to the American Slave Is Your 4th of July?

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    Published July 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm - One Comment Our history books tell us that the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. And it did… more or less. But no one can possibly cl ...

    What to the American Slave Is Your 4th of July?
  • 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 offic ...

    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. T ...

    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

Supporting the Movement for Black Lives

Posted on behalf of Black Lives Matter DMV

These next 3 weeks are going to be very busy for the Movement for Black Lives here in DC. We get a lot of asks about how to get involved in the movement and the short answer is show up! At almost every event there is an announcement of the next one. Show up, meet people, move up when people call for support, bring your friends to the next one. The movement for Black Lives is beautifully diverse and fundamentally a call for ending all forms of oppression because Black people are affected by them all. It is a call for collective liberation so there is a place and a role for everyone. There are also places set aside just for Black people. If you are not Black, don’t be offended if you see *this is a Black Only Space* and respect the intentions for the space. Know that there are plenty other spaces that could use your talents and energy. We need thousands of collaborators to build the next stage of the movement. ‪#‎GetInWhereYouFitIn‬

0. Read the Guiding principles:
http://wellexaminedlife.com/…/movement-for-black-lives-gui…/

1. Come to Trans Liberation Tuesday 8/25/15
Support ‪#‎BlackTransWomen‬. Stop the violence and the silence
https://www.facebook.com/events/895465170508465/

2. Come to the Black Lives Matter Spokescouncil Wednesday 26th
This is great place for join the movement, meet people and see what you or your organization can contribute.
https://www.facebook.com/events/121364371543545/

3. Come to the “Week” of Action. September 1st-11th.
The BLM Spokescouncil will be hosting nearly two weeks of action throughout the beginning of September. Keep your eyes open.

4. Follow Black Lives Matter DMV
https://www.facebook.com/BLACKLIVESMATTERDMV
And sign up to their list here: http://www.blacklivesmatterdmv.org/join-the-movement/

5. Follow Stop Police Terror Project DC
https://www.facebook.com/stoppoliceterrorprojectdc?fref=ts
SPTP [DC]’s shut down’s and rallies are great places to learn more about the movement and meet people who are involved.

6. Join or Support Black Youth Project [BYP] 100.
http://byp100.org/
BYP 100 is a national organization with chapters in cities across the country. BYP is on the front lines of the movement for Black Lives, working to end state sanctioned violence against Black people through a Black Queer Feminist Lens.

7. Join a solidarity group.
Visit the Washington Peace Center’s solidarity page for links and contacts for various BLM Solidarity Groups in DC.
http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/15405

8. Radical Structural Change, like Radical Cultural Change, takes time and masses of people. The ‪#‎struggleisreal‬ as is spiritual and emotional trauma. Take care of yourself, take care of your friends, take care of your community and keep coming out! ‪#‎StayWoke‬

— with Helga Herz and 4 others.

Pepco-Exelon Merger Denied

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In a big win to Power DC and it’s coalition of grassroots energy activists, DC’s Public Service Commission rejects the merger between Exelon and Pepco. More than 3,000 residents, small businesses and non-profits submitted testimony on both sides. There were four community hearings and comments from 26 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, several smart-energy groups, and at […] . . . → Read More: Pepco-Exelon Merger Denied

Child Trauma and Education with DC Activist Stuart Anderson

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Cross-Posted from The Education Town Hall Written By Virginia Spatz Nearly half of all children in the United States have experienced trauma, according to recent research. Children in underserved communities face trauma at a higher rate and are more likely to experience repeated trauma or more than one type. Gun violence persistently affects students and families in […] . . . → Read More: Child Trauma and Education with DC Activist Stuart Anderson

Blackout DC Blocks 395, Stages Coffin Ceremony at US Capitol

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Cross-Posted from the DC Independent Media Center Written by Luke On the 15th of August, Blackout DC staged what was announced as a march from the White House to the Capitol to protest police murder of Black and Brown people. Cops expected a direct march but got a surprise! The march diverted from Pennsylvania Ave, north up […] . . . → Read More: Blackout DC Blocks 395, Stages Coffin Ceremony at US Capitol

FFOIP Public Safety Community Event

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Back by popular demand Family and Friends of Incarcerated People Present The 10th Annual Public Safety Community Event Saturday, August 15, 2015 Noon – 7:00 PM Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Drive, SE East of the Sousa (Pennsylvania Ave) Bridge, near the roller skating rink This will be a fun-filled day for the children of those incarcerated and those that may be […] . . . → Read More: FFOIP Public Safety Community Event