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Progressive Activism Calendar for D.C. - January 2009


Progressive Activism Calendar for D.C. - January 2009

Artwork Courtesy of AfterDowningStreet.org.

Updated November 22, 2011
Along with the historic inauguration of Barack Obama to be the 44th President of the United States, a plethora of opportunites are taking place in Washington D.C. for progressive activism on peace and justice issues.

The following is a fairly complete Master Calendar for Progressive Activism in D.C. in January 2009. For further details and more events, see AfterDowningStreet.org.

Progressive Activism in Washington D.C.


  • 1/1-31 Georgetown: The Peace Mural, the unbelieveable 2,000 paintings exhibition of art on war, peace, and torture that the Vietnamese-American artist Huong has on display in a 10,000 square footgalllery on M Street in Georgetown.

  • 1/1-31 Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Northwest and 5th and K Northwest: place to hang out and eat and drink and groove

  • 1/6-31 Ask Congress members to sign onto Rep. Nadler's resolution (H Res 9) against Bush pardoning crimes he authorized, and Rep. Lee's (number coming soon) rejecting the Iraq Withdrawal Agreement as unConstitutionally created without ratification by Congress

  • 1/4 and following: Protest-Vigil to demand President-Elect Obama speak out against the massacre of innocent Palestinians AND call for an immediate cease-fire. At 5:30 p.m. every evening starting Sunday, January 4 until further notice. Meet at 16th and H Streets NW - across from the Hay-Adams Hotel (alternate meeting place 16th and I-NW).

    CODEPINK activists and anyone protesting the illegal and brutal Israeli assault on Gaza. Stop the Violence! Stop the Killing! Cease-Fire Now! For more info call 202-423-3654, 202-412-6700, 415-235-6517.

  • 1/8 Madam's Organ: Peace Center Happy Hour.

  • 1/9 GAZA ACTION at noon: Rally at Lafayette Square and march to Upper Senate Park. Contact: National Association of Muslim Women, namaw01@gmail.com.

  • 1/9 At Institute for Policy Studies from 1 to 2 p.m. IPS Book Event: Aaron Glantz's 'The War comes Home', 1112 16th St. NW, Ste. 600, Washington, DC. Aaron Glantz, a Foreign Policy In Focus contributor, is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation and The Progressive, and on Democracy Now!.

    Glantz's new book, "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans," is the first to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 1/9 Warmonger's Wake at DC Peace Mural at 7:30 p.m.

  • 1/10 Richmond: Virginia People's Assembly

  • 1/10 Peacebuilders Reception (National Peace Foundation) at the DC Peace Mural from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • 1/10 White House at 1 p.m.: Let Gaza Live!

  • 1/10 Participants in tomorrow's prisoners march are encouraged to attend a final planning meeting and training from 4 to 6 p.m. After dinner, there will be a public program on Guantanamo from 7 to 9 p.m. Location: St. Stephens and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, at 16th Street.

  • 1/11 Supreme Court: Prisoners of Guantanamo March at 10 a.m.

  • 1/11 Organizing Meeting for DC Chapter of the U.S. NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE at 11 a.m.

  • 1/11 White House: Demonstrate on anniversary of Guantanamo prison camp beginning operations. Meet at 12:45 p.m. in DuPont Circle. Demand an end to unlawful detentions, rendition, torture, and murder.

    Join with Witness Against Torture, and World Can't Wait. March from DuPont Circle to White House. Over 60 people will begin a liquid-only fast that will continue through Inauguration Day.

  • 1/11 At Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Northwest from 4 to 6 p.m.: Hear author Aaron Glantz read from his book "The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans," the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 1/11 At 7 p.m. at Huong Peace Art Mural, 3336 M Street, NW. Presentations by Hector Aristizabal, Torture Survivor, Theatre Director and Actor, Family Therapist.
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