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The DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency is an anti-authoritarian, collaborative, pro-humanity artists' collective incorporating music, rhythm, spoken word, community and resistance. They host a Lyrical Ambush on the first and third Monday of each month.
Friday, September 29, 2006
The first annual Taste of Justice fair will feature music, and prison arts and crafts. Many organizations from across America, including criminal justice advocacy, legal, educational, religious, and correctional, will be on hand to talk about and showcase their work. There will also be a stage where ex-inmate performing artists and others will entertain.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Come to the 5th annual Women's Words Slam to hear amazing, sizzling, profound, provocative women poets compete for a $400 first prize. All proceeds will go to INCITE! DC.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Ten years since it last aired, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,” the award winning documentary on the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, will return to public television this fall. To promote its return and to inspire students and other young people, Campus Progress, National Black Programming Consortium, and the Public Broadcasting Service will screen the episode “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails,” which focuses on student activism and leadership.
Monday, September 18, 2006
The right to adequate housing is clearly established under human rights law, including treaties signed and ratified by the United States. There will be a forum for homeless and housing rights activists, advocates, litigators, and service providers. Sponsored by The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and The Center on Housing Rights and Evictions, The agenda will include:
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Amesty International Film Festival opens this week, and they'll be screening a couple of blockbusters. "The Ground Truth" stunned filmgoers at the 2006 Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals. It's an unflinching look at the recruitment, training, and combat lives of U.S. soldiers, and how they struggle to reintegrate with their families and communities when they return home.
Monday, September 11, 2006
The annual DC Labor Film Festival opens this week. Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, DC Labor Filmfest 2006 boasts an array of new films and beloved classics about work and workers, from the American office place to the far-flung factories of the global economy.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
"This Thursday we will finally rally at the Anacostia Library rain or shine. Your help in outreach is important. Please send this announcement to your friends and any contacts you may have at community based organizations.
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