Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture In D.C.’s Ward 8

Reclaiming Our Bodies Flyer 2

Join Reclaiming Our Bodies DC on November 9, 2017 for a screening of the film Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture in D.C.’s Ward 8, which documents the August 23 Speakout Against Street Harassment. . . . → Read More: Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture In D.C.’s Ward 8

The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Teens+Arrested+DC

After a two-year effort by District residents who want the city to use violence prevention rather than aggressive policing methods like Stop and Frisk, the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (or NEAR Act) was passed. If the NEAR Act is to succeed in giving communities control over how they are policed, community members must understand it. . . . → Read More: The NEAR Act and the Future of Policing in the District of Columbia

Revolution in Burkina Faso and the Downfall of Blaise Compmaore

Panel Discussion on Burkina Faso

Cross-Posted from Sociable Susan Written by Susan Majek The community of social activists of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area organizes a panel discussion about the significance of the ongoing Burkina Faso Revolution characterized by the modern day African youth movement. The new phase of the Burkinabe Revolution, nurtured and fueled with Thomas Sankara’s Spirit and Energy, coined […] . . . → Read More: Revolution in Burkina Faso and the Downfall of Blaise Compmaore

How We Win: Lessons from Successful DC Advocacy Campaigns

How We Win Successful Campaigns

Cross-posted on behalf of the Fair Budget Coalition The story behind a successful advocacy campaign is not all gold and glory. Come hear about the innovative strategies, the trials and the errors that taught panelists what works to make an advocacy campaign successful. Panelists will tell the stories of what they did to move stubborn Councilmembers, […] . . . → Read More: How We Win: Lessons from Successful DC Advocacy Campaigns

Confronting Gentrification: Part One

Confronting Gentrification

On February 18, a panel discussion on the critical implications of “urban renewal” in DC communities took place at American University. The first speaker was Johanna Bockman. An Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University, Bockman also runs the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. In the video below, […] . . . → Read More: Confronting Gentrification: Part One