Two Million Too Many: March and Rally Against Deportation

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You can also read this post at Storify. #not1more deportation after #2million2many Immigrant rights groups and supporters gathered for a march and rally in Washington, DC on April 5, 2014. They joined activists in over 40 cities across the country to tell President Obama to stop separating families before he reaches a total of 2 million […] . . . → Read More: Two Million Too Many: March and Rally Against Deportation

DC Does AMC 2013

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People from Washington, DC report back on their knowledge and experience from the 2013 Allied Media Conference in Detroit. Find out how to share your story below! The Allied Media Conference (AMC) brings together organizers and technology buffs every summer in Detroit. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the AMC has earned a reputation among community […] . . . → Read More: DC Does AMC 2013

That’s How You Win Campaigns: What DC’s Progressive Community Did Right In the Final Legislative Session of 2013

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Last week, the District’s most vulnerable residents organized to win two major victories in the City Council: the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which would require big box stores to pay their employees a living wage, and which effectively prevented the expansion of six Walmart stores within the District; and the Driver Safety Amendment Act […] . . . → Read More: That’s How You Win Campaigns: What DC’s Progressive Community Did Right In the Final Legislative Session of 2013

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell on This Light: Sounds for Social Change

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Dr. Ysaye Barnwell was a member of internationally renowned Sweet Honey In The Rock from 1978 – 2013. As composer, educator, and performer, her career has reflected her desire to form community through music. In this interview, hear about her journey as an artist and activist, as well as her recent opera Fortune’s Bones. Dr. […] . . . → Read More: Dr. Ysaye Barnwell on This Light: Sounds for Social Change

This Light: Sounds for Social Change

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Two years ago, I offered a radio production class via Empower DC’s Grassroots Media Project. The class was taught by long-time WPFW radio producer Netfa Freeman. Two of its students, Brenda Hayes and Ben King met for the first time and went on to produce the radio show This Light: Sounds for Social Change, a […] . . . → Read More: This Light: Sounds for Social Change