PLEASE SHARE! WE WILL BE HAVING FEED THE PEOPLE ON SUNDAY, JULY 23RD. We will be preparing food and toiletries bag starting at 10 AM til' 2PM and distribute food at FRANKLIN SQUARE til 5PM. We passed out a lot of our resources at our last FTP, so we're running extremely low on everything. WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BRING:
Clothing: T-Shirts and Short Sleeve Shirts suitable for Summer, Caps & Visors, Shorts & Pants, Socks, Shoes
-Care Packages: Soap,Toothpaste/toothbrushes, deodorant, tampons, mini shampoo & conditioners, razors, fruit, ready to eat microwaveable or canned items with a pop top lid, granola bars, fruit cups, bug spray, sun tan lotion, and water bottles
-Donate Meal Items:
You can make cash donations in person to purchase food or do online donations at:
We will be preparing:
Meat & Veggie Subs
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fruit Juice & Water
We Will Need The Following Food Items:
Deli Rotisserie Chickens(At least a dozen)
Sliced Roast Beef
Veggie Sandwich Cuts
Veggie Chese Slices
Multigrain Sub Rolls
Potato Salad (Ingredients to make it or store bought)
Macaroni Salad (ingredients to make it or store bought)
Potato Chips or Multi-Grain Chips
Plastic Forks & Spoons
PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU PLAN ON VOLUNTEERING AND HAVE A CAR
Music is resistance, and this revolution has a soundtrack. Instead of celebrating the fourth, we'd rather celebrate the legacy of hip-hop. Come out if you ready to just turn up and let go! Here's the space for that!
Also, Sima Lee, who just released their new EP #TrapLiberationArmy, will be filming their music video for their track 'Partyin'. Let's share some good music, tree, dance, and p*ssy pop for the revolution.
Day + Time: July 4 at 8PM- 12AM
Where: The Peace House DC (1005 Rhode Island Avenue NE- 4 blocks from the Rhode Island Redline Metro stop)
Price: Tickets $5 at the door or buy here (all proceeds will be going to our current efforts for community programs)
BYOB BYOW (handle your liquor fam)
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will conduct an official visit to the United States January 18-January 29, 2016. The group will spend two days in Washington, DC at the beginning of their trip and will conclude their trip in Washington, DC on January 27-29. In addition to visiting Washington, DC the group’s trip will include visits to four additional communities in the United States. They will visit Baltimore, Maryland in the Mid-Atlantic region, Chicago, Illinois in the Midwest region, and Jackson, Mississippi in the South. They will also be visiting detention facilities during their visit to gather information on the experiences of incarcerated people of African descent.
The Working Group meets with the heads of State and of Government, with relevant Government ministers, representatives of independent human rights institutions, UN agencies, civil society, academia, the media, human rights defenders, people of African descent, among others. The Working Group will usually begin a visit in the capital city and then continue with visits to other cities or towns, as well as to rural areas of particular relevance to the role and situation of people of African descent.
The Working Group will gather the following types of information: any forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, afrophobia and related intolerance faced by people of African descent; measures taken to prevent racial discrimination and protect victims of racism and hate crimes; mechanisms for the protection, integration and inclusion of migrants and refugees; responses to multiple forms of discrimination that specific groups of African descent may face and the efforts undertaken by the authorities to protect people of African descent from violations. - See more
Emotional Emancipation Circles are weekly support groups for ALL Black people to come together to process the emotional legacies of enslavement and anti-Black trauma (past and present) with the intention to foster individual and collective healing.
"In Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles, we come together to:
- *Affirm the humanity of ALL Black people
(Black Trans Folk, Black Gender Non-Conforming Folk, Black Queer Folk, Black Women, Black Men, Black Youth, Black Muslims, Black Immigrants, Black Differently Abled Folk, Black Returning Citizens, Black Working Class Folk, Black People Experiencing Homelessness...ALL of us)
- Share our stories
- *Deepen our understanding, through an intersectional lens, of the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives, our relationships, and our community
- *Carefully identify internalized white supremacy and the many ways it manifests (i.e. learned helplessness, anti-Blackness, patriarchy, misogynoir, cissexism, homoantagonism, transphobia, etc.)
- Free our minds and spirits from the lie of Black inferiority and heal from the emotional legacies of enslavement and anti-Black racism
- Tell ourselves a new, liberating, and empowering story about who we are as people of African ancestry
- Atone and revitalize ourselves and our relationships with each other
- Learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills to help us be at our very best – as individuals and as a people
- Address the root cause of the devaluing of Black lives by developing strategies to extinguish the lie of Black inferiority wherever we find them–once and for all.
As EECs are intimate spaces, I'll only be able to allow 25 people each session, so if you'd like to attend our next session, please arrive early to reserve your seat or pre-register through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). EEC sessions are offered on a sliding scale of $10-$35. You are welcome to submit your payment through paypal, or cash/card at the door.
The EE Circles process was developed and refined by members of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) (www.abpsi.org) in collaboration with Community Healing Network (www.communityhealingnet.org.)
* Additions made by Erika Totten, Unchained Spiritual Life
** This space is wheel-chair accessible
*** ASL Interpreter can be present if needed, please email email@example.com
*** If you need transportation support getting to the space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday at 6pm
****Childcare can be provided if requested by Sunday evening."