On Wednesday, May 29th, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps will honor Rabbi Mindy Portnoy and Gary Rosenthal as our 2013 Partners in Justice at American University’s Katzen Arts Center. Please join us in celebrating Rabbi Portnoy and Gary Rosenthal’s accomplishments and AVODAH’s eleventh year in Washington, DC.
Are you interested in the proposed M Street Cycle Track project?
Friendship Place is presenting a panel on LGBT Youth Homelessness in DC. Mark your calenders and invite your networks! Anyone who cares about homeless youth, the LGBT community, and desires to work toward ending homelessness is encouraged to attend. Joining the panel will be advocates from Casa Ruby, SMYAL, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc/Wanda Alston House, and a Community Advisory Board Member of Whitman-Walker.
Join a compelling discussion about HIAS' new publication, "Invisible in the City," written for HIAS by Yiftach Milo, an expert in forced migration. Funded by the U.S. government, this groundbreaking report brings to light vulnerability and protection issues among LGBTI refugees in Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, and Kenya and provides a comprehensive guide and key recommendations for the treatment of LGBTI refugees everywhere. Author Yiftach Milo will be joined on a panel with:
-Jesse Bernstein, Program Officer, Office of Global Programs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, U.S. Department of State
-Michael Sisitzky, Staff Attorney, Immigration Equality
-Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, Program Director & Rabbi in Residence, Jews United for Justice
-Rachel Levitan, Senior Counsel, Refugees & Migration, HIAS (moderator)
Every day, 86 Americans, including EIGHT children, die as the result of gun violence. On this Mother’s Day, we will honor the thousands of mothers who have lost children, and all of our other friends and neighbors who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
We will come together to learn more about:
· the causes and consequences of gun violence, and
· what we can do individually and collectively to end it
We will develop an action plan and specific steps to continue efforts to promise our children a future without gun violence.
Our guest speakers:
Maryland State Senator
Organizing for America
Daniel Vice, Former Senior Attorney
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Please join DC Activists for a Mayday March in expression of international solidarity. The March will leave from Malcolm X Park (16th and Euclid St. NW) at 6pm on Wednesday, May 1st. Speeches and entertainment will begin at 5pm. The March will end at the White House. For more information contact Occupy DC MayDay Committee DCMAYDAY2013@GMAIL.COM.
Justice for Janitors changed the lives of thousands of people. Since 2010, Georgetown has been collecting the stories of DC Justice for Janitors—union activists, politicians, employers, community leaders, and janitors themselves. On April 29, they will launch “Justice for Janitors DC: A Digital History Project.” The presentation will be from 1pm-5pm in Lohrfink Auditorium at Georgetown University. The reception will be from 5pm-7pm on Leavey Esplanade with food and drinks provided. For more information please contact Nick Wertsch at email@example.com.
Join APALA-DC, NAPAWF-DC, and NQAPIA on Thursday, April 25th for a conversation about comprehensive immigration reform and what it means for those whose needs and voices have been largely marginalized by the dominant national conversation- including temporary workers, LGBTQ Asian immigrants, and immigrant survivors of violence. Hear the latest on the immigration reform debate locally and nationally, share your own stories, and find out how you can advocate for immigrants’ rights in your community. Refreshments will be provided.
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Elissa passed away on March 22, 2013, but her impact on her community will live on in the hearts and minds of her friends, family, and colleagues. Please join us for a short memorial to commemorate her incredible life and her contributions to the world. All are welcome.