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ACCESS Benefit Show (picture links to show info) [28 Jun 2009|10:56pm]

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[ mood | awake ]

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Kismet for KidSave: [05 Jun 2009|03:16am]

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An evening of elegance, opportunity, & a chance for true change…

Please join us for an unbelievable network event to support the profound efforts of KidSave, an international organization dedicated to helping older orphaned & foster care children find permanent placement with loving families - because every child needs & deserves a loving home…

Kis•met [kiz-mit], noun - fate, destiny, serendipity; an almost magic connection created by one's willingness to make a difference to children in need.  

Kid•save [kid-save], proper noun - international organization working to place older children from orphanages & foster care into the loving embrace of permanent families. 

This event features an excellent opportunity to network & mingle with some of the city's most influential movers & shakers, newsmakers, authors, & athletes.  Ticket price includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a dessert reception, entertainment, network opportunities, raffle, & an incredible auction all as a part of the evening's program.  Friday's after-party is included as well.
 

Details Under the Cut...Collapse )

To register, please visit http://kidsave.org/pdf/Kismet_Web_final.pdf.  

For more information, please contact Margarita Rozenfeld of Incite Internationalmargarita@inciteinternational.com.   And don’t forget to bring your friends! 

Promotional Assistance Provided by Richard A. Dostal of The Writer's Inc.
Online:
www.TheWritersInc.Net    Email: Rick@TheWritersInc.Net
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8:30 TONIGHT. Dupont. PROTEST PROP 8 RULING. [26 May 2009|03:17pm]

pegsioux
[ mood | enraged ]

Protest the CA Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8 TONIGHT at DUPONT CIRCLE, 8:30PM.

Bring signs, bullhorns, bring whatever (and whomever) you can!

The local facebook page for the demonstration:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=68422232194

For updates on all local demonstrations nationwide, please go to:
http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/page/Locations


Day Of Decision
Proposition 8
TONIGHT
DUPONT CIRCLE
8:30 PM

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Prop 8 Reponse THIS TUES, DUPONT CIRCLE 8:30PM [22 May 2009|02:29pm]

pegsioux
[ mood | anxious ]

Okay, the word is out from the California Supreme Court. Officially, even.

The Day of Decision for Prop 8 is coming down THIS TUESDAY, Thursday May 26.

We'll either celebrate or demonstrate at DUPONT CIRCLE, 8:30PM. Bring signs, bullhorns, bring whatever (and whomever) you can!

For updates on all local demonstrations nationwide, please go to:
http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/page/Locations


Day Of Decision
Proposition 8
TUESDAY MAY 26
DUPONT CIRCLE
8:30 PM

(for more information, please contact the organizers, kellan.baker@gmail.com and/or jenna.lowenstein@gmail.com)

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DC Improv Supports Avon Breast Cancer Walk 2/12/09 - Reminder! [08 Feb 2009|08:46pm]

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The DC Improv is donating $5 for each ticket reserved by PHONE or IN PERSON when you MENTION AVON for the Eddie Gossling performance on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 to the DC Avon 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk!!! Please support the Official Unofficial Walking Group with our fundraising efforts.


Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for seating and it is first come first serve. Tickets ($15, show starts at 8:30) need to be purchased over the phone or in person at the box office, and AVON needs to be MENTIONED to keep track of the Avon Breast Cancer Walk donations. This function is NOT available through online ticket sales. You can reserve as many tickets as you like via credit card but you will only be charged for the number of tickets used.

Come on out and join our walking team for a night of comedy, drinks and rallying to support the cause!!

To order tickets, call 202.296.7008 and don’t forget to mention AVON.

or pick 'em up at the box office 1140 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Check us out: http://www.tiny.cc/flowerpower


Additional info can be found online at www.dcimprov.com


About Eddie Gossling Collapse )
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FRI FEB 6th iww benefit hardcore show [04 Feb 2009|08:04pm]

whateverfuck
benefit show for Brooklyn warehouse workers
read about it here:
http://www.iww.org/en/branches/US/NY/nyc/460

speakers from NYC iu460 and
local dc hardcore bands..

* COKE BUST
* SICK FIX
* JUICE TYME
* CCP community corrections program
* + MORE TBA

MITCHELL HALL AT GW
519 19TH STREET NW
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006

5:30PM
METRO: FARRAGUT WEST ON THE BLUE/ORANGE LINE


http://www.iww.org/
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DC Improv Supports Avon Breast Cancer Walk - 2/12/09!! [01 Feb 2009|08:38pm]

turtles_path
The DC Improv is donating $5 for each ticket reserved by PHONE or IN PERSON when you MENTION AVON for the Eddie Gossling performance on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 to the DC Avon 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk!!! Please support the Official Unofficial Walking Group with our fundraising efforts.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for seating and it is first come first serve. Tickets ($15, show starts at 8:30) need to be purchased over the phone or in person at the box office, and AVON needs to be MENTIONED to keep track of the Avon Breast Cancer Walk donations. This function is NOT available through online ticket sales. You can reserve as many tickets as you like via credit card but you will only be charged for the number of tickets used.

Come on out and join our walking team for a night of comedy, drinks and rallying to support the cause!!

To order tickets, call 202.296.7008 and don’t forget to mention AVON.

Check us out: http://www.tiny.cc/flowerpower

Below is information on Eddie Gossling for the show Thursday, February 12.Collapse )
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TONIGHT! 5pm: NOW Rally Outside the Supreme Court! [22 Jan 2009|12:08pm]

turtles_path
Better late than never!

Join us for a rally and housewarming party to rejoice in the Pro-Choice Congress and President Elect and help us pass the Freedom of Choice Act!

5pm: Rally Outside the Supreme Court!
1 1st Street NE

6pm: Celebrate Roe!
Potomac Place Tower
800 4th Street SW

Directions from the metro to Potomac Place Tower:
From Federal Center (blue/orange)
Exit metro, turn right, walk S on 3rd St to E St. Turn right onto E St. Walk 1 block to 4th St. Turn left onto 4th St, walk S until 800 4th St. Potomac Place Tower is on the left

From L'enfant Plaza (blue/orange or green/yellow)
Take the 7th and D St exit. Turn right out of the metro and continue on D St until it turns into Virginia Ave. Turn right onto 4th St and walk S until 800 4th St. Potomac Place Tower is on the left

From Waterfront
Exit station to the right, walking on M St. Turn right onto 6th St. Turn right onto K St. Turn left onto Makemie Pl. Turn right onto I st. Turn left onto 4th St to 800 4th St. Potomac Place Tower is on the right.
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Blog for Choice! [22 Jan 2009|10:40am]

turtles_path
Today is the 36th Anniversary of ROE v WADE!!!

Blog for Choice Day

This years topic:

What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new Congress
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Stand up against Prop 8, stand up against hate Protest at the US Capitol THIS Saturday at 1:30 pm [13 Nov 2008|02:06pm]

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There are protests all over the country THIS Saturday, November 15th including at the US Capitol (1:30 pm) and in Baltimore at the City Hall (Holliday Street).

Learn more here: http://jointheimpact.com/
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benefit show for The District Alliance for Safe Housing [29 Sep 2008|06:50pm]

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From Katy Otto

A benefit show for an organization The District Alliance for Safe Housing http://www.dashdc.org - this groundbreaking organization is building a 36 unit apartment building as well as numerous housing resources for people fleeing domestic violence. I try to put something together for DVAM every October and I thought it would be great to have an event introducing this work to a lot of people I know. They are operating from a brave, empowering model.

St Stephens Church
7pm $6 all ages
Positive Force presents

Pygmylush
Tideland
Drugdealer
The Guilt
Helsinki

Saturday Oct 4. Benefit for DASH

corner of 16th and Newton in NW DC - walking distance from the Columbia Heights metro.

On average it takes a person 6 times to leave an abusive partner. This isn't because people are not strong or smart. This is often because of a host of reasons - one of them being an inability to find housing away from an abuser. The more tools survivors have for charting their own lives and paths, the better their chances of escaping violence. This is all of our responsibility. This happens in our community. The backdrop of this is laid at parties where people lead a drunk girl down the hall without her consent. Or when someone blames a woman who stays with a partner who hits her. Every time we all sit silent, and don't examine our own role in holding up the structural underpinnings of a world that makes violence easier on some than others, we participate. Federal programming and funding, hotlines, ribbon campaigns - while important in their own right - will never shake the foundation of how violence against survivors is made possible.

Projects with the bravery and guts of DASH do. And they deserve our support.

If you can't come to the show Saturday, please consider making a donation to DASH in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are free please join us at 7pm -

pls forward widely and hope to see you there. let me know if you have questions - and feel free to forward to press/blog folks.


katyotto(at)gmail
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tune in [22 Sep 2008|01:15pm]

sweetonthesea
Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama will participate in three 90-minute debates in the next three weeks. Their running mates, Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden, will hold one debate. All four are sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The details:

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

TIME-DATE: 9 p.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 26.
PLACE: University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
SUBJECT: Foreign policy.
MODERATOR: PBS' Jim Lehrer, "The NewsHour."

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

TIME-DATE: 9 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Oct. 2.
PLACE: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
SUBJECT: Domestic and foreign policy.
MODERATOR: PBS' Gwen Ifill, "The NewsHour" and "Washington Week."

SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

TIME-DATE: 9 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 7.
PLACE: Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn.
SUBJECT: Issues raised by audience members and submitted by Internet participants, in town-hall format.
MODERATOR: NBC's Tom Brokaw.

THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

TIME-DATE: 9 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 15.
PLACE: Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
SUBJECT: Domestic policy.
MODERATOR: CBS' Bob Scheiffer.
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[14 Aug 2008|01:32pm]

mihail_litvinov
THE CAPITAL OF SOUTH OSSETIA IS WIPED OFF THE POLITICAL MAP

The day of August 8 has put a final and irreversible end to the claims of Georgia for this territory. This obvious fact just has to be recognized officially. Today, Moscow possesses an unquestionable moral right for declaring South Ossetia and Abkhazia as territories of Russia. The will of the peoples, expressed earlier at the public referendums, is to be satisfied, as well as their natural desire to be protected by a strong nation.


Saakashvili spent the whole term of his presidency provoking Russia for physical response – to his verbal humiliating statements, to the capture and interrogation of officers of the Russian peacekeeping contingent by his henchmen, to the selection of an alternative government of South Ossetia etc. Thus, when Georgian aircrafts and artillery were systematically bombing living quarters and hospitals of Tskhinval, the center of the breakaway South Ossetia, and killing injured peacekeepers, he was just doing his job. He was doing what he was instructed to do by his US employers. Tskhinvali, as the center of the unrecognized state of South Ossetia, does not exists any longer. What does exist is the Russian city of Tskhinval.

http://www.win.ru/war/463.phtml
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Georgia [11 Aug 2008|02:28pm]
ben_ramman
Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night

So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.

A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.

Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!

Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.

America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.

And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.
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Video. Georgia [11 Aug 2008|02:25pm]
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[26 Jun 2008|04:28pm]

genderpac

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

 

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

 

Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.

 

While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.

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Support meaningful health coverage for amputees! [02 May 2008|02:26pm]

seekingjoy
Right now, many amputees are being denied access to an artificial limb. They pay their premiums into private insurance companies, but then those same companies refuse to cover the cost of the prosthesis they need to be active and independent. This is just plain wrong!

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is working to address this at the state and federal level. We launched an online petition in support of meaningful coverage for prosthetic care and less than one week later we already have almost 1,500 signatures. Our goal is to get to 5,000 signatures by the end of May. We need your help to get there!

Please, sign the online petition and send the link (www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/petition/) to your friends & family!

For more information, visit www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/index.html.
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JOB OPENING: National Advocacy Specialist, Amputee Coalition of America (Metro Center) [18 Mar 2008|02:17pm]

seekingjoy
The National Advocacy Specialist will work with the Advocacy department help to educate activists and elected officials on the importance of the issues and take other actions to further the goals of the national prosthetic parity campaign. The National Advocacy Specialist will assist each state in the day to day operations of their parity campaigns. He/she will work with the National Advocacy Director to help design and implement organizing and communications strategies to further the success of the state campaigns.

Reports to: National Advocacy Director

Responsibilities: The advocacy specialist will assist in all aspects of the state by state campaigns. Read more...Collapse )
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Support Starbucks Union [14 Jan 2008|02:47pm]

whateverfuck
What: Local Starbucks Workers Union Pickets in Response to Starbucks’ Denial of Holiday Premium on MLK Day
Where: 1700 Connecticut Ave NW
When: Monday, January 21st, 5pm

“By denying the Union’s reasonable request to treat Martin Luther King Day like other federal holidays, Starbucks has once again proven its commitment to diversity rings hollow. While Starbucks claims to 'embrace diversity’, the company will not pay a time and half holiday premium to baristas who work through Dr. King’s Day.

A hero to many Starbucks baristas and many Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood courageously both for racial equality and for the dignity of labor- a stand for which he paid with his life. The IWW Starbucks Workers Union reaffirms and will continue to work vigorously in support of our call for the world’s largest coffee chain to honor Dr. King’s birthday on January 21st by paying baristas the holiday premium.

Join local union members and baristas this MLK Day, 5pm at 1700 Connecticut Ave NW, Dupont Cirle Starbucks while we call on this coffee giant to make good on it's PR facade.

The Starbucks Workers Union is an organization of employees at the world's largest coffee chain united for a living wage, secure work hours, and
respect and dignity on the job. We've been organizing at Starbucks Coffee Company for the past three years. Starbucks workers have proudly announced membership at over ten locations in four states. We are part of the Industrial Workers of the World, a union for all workers. Working together, we have won improvements in wages and working conditions and remedied individual grievances with management.”
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ONE WEEK UNTIL POSITIVE YOUTH FEST DEC 29+30!!! - PRE SHOW ADDED DEC 28!!! [21 Dec 2007|05:14pm]

murphman
Friday, December 28th - Positive Youth Fest Pre-Show

Antlers (ex-Mass Movement of the Moth, RVA)
Slingshot Dakota (Synthy Pop Punk, NY)
Auryn (Crust, ex-Rambo, Intense Youth, PITTSBURGH)

7 PM
$5
@ The Warehouse Theater

1017 7th street NW
Washington DC 20001
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Saturday and Sunday, December 29th and 30th - Positive Youth Fest 4
at the Warehouse Theater
1017 7th Street NW, Washington DC
near the Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center metro (green line)

(directions)
Cost. $3-$7 Sliding Scale to benefit the Bobby Fisher Memorial Building and DC Cop Watch

Both Days...
HPV Zine.
Positive Youth Fest 4 will be celebrating the release of the Down There Health Collective's new zine about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This zine is one of the first intensive, alternative resources for finding out about this confusing sexually transmitted infection which is being manipulated and exploited by the health care industry.
Sock Drive. Bring a clean pair of socks (or a few!) to donate to the DC Rape Crisis Center
Free Food. A free vegan meal will be provided each day thanks to matching food donations from the Maryland Food Collective. If you have time, please volunteer at the Maryland Food Collective to help earn food credit for Positive Youth Fest.
Art Gallery. Bring art to have up for the fest. Bring your pieces to our art-hanging party on Saturday, December 22nd from 3 PM to 7 PM at the Warehouse.
Mixtape Trade.
Bring a mixtape or mix cd for the mixtape trade
Really Really Free Market. Bring items you don't have a need for, but that others could find useful for the Really Really Free Market. Services, skills, and knowledge that you would be excited to share are encouraged as well!
Keep It Positive. Do not bring any attitudes that promote hate, including racism, sexism, and homophobia; have respect for each other
Drug and Alcohol Free Space. Do not bring any drugs or alcohol; have respect for the venue

Saturday, December 29th.
Doors open at 5 PM.

Bands:
Bear In Wolf Fur
Henry Mills
Lady In The Radiator
Meadows
Phooey!
Strength Through Defiance
Throwing Stones
Timber !!!

Workshops:
Bike Repair and Safety (workshop starts when doors open)
Yoga (workshop starts when doors open)
Youth Resistance, Youth Liberation
Fighting Gentrification
Going Vegan, Being Healthy

Sunday, December 30th.
Doors open at 4 PM.
Bands:

Ante Up
Baby Killer Estelle
Black Powder
Broken Bodies
Double Dutch
Ingrid
Shapes Not Sounds
The Well

Workshops:
Yoga (workshop starts when doors open)
Direct Action
Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault
Resisting Military Recruitment
Mental Health

For more info, e-mail positiveyouthfest@gmail.com
Website: www.positiveyouthfest.org
Myspace: www.myspace.com/posiyouthfest
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