Taking Action Archive-2017

February 7, 2017:  What is “equitable development” really? What does it take to make development equitable, and are the people using the term really putting it into action?  We’re talking about the latest buzz word in DC development with Greg Squires of GW University, Dominic Mouldon of ONE DC and Claudia Barragan of the Sierra Club Environmental Justice Committee.

January 31, 2017: 
With the election of Trump, many immigrant communities and communities of color have been in a state of anxiety, fear, and anger.  His hateful rhetoric is being translated into hateful policies that is further impacting our families and communities.  While DC is a Sanctuary City – what does that really mean for Latinx, Muslim, Afro-Latino, Black Immigrants and low-income communities of color generally? Do we have true ‘Sanctuary’?  And how are folks taking action on the ground in DC to move us towards a more comprehensive definition of ‘Sanctuary’? 

January 24, 2017: 
Rent Control, Housing and Homelessness: DC housing advocates and tenant leaders discuss their rental housing priorities for the city in 2017.

January 17, 2017:  
The Washington Teachers Union is preparing for action.  WTU President Liz Davis shares concerns about public education under Trump, and their priorities for 2017.

January 10, 2017:
As people gear up for marches and rallies during the upcoming Inauguration of Donald Trump, we ask the question – Why Protest?  Seasoned direct action facilitators join us to discuss the role that nonviolent direct action will play on Inauguration day and beyond.   

January 3, 2017: 
Building resistance to the racist model of Trumpism:  A coalition of faith leaders discuss their strategy ahead of a mass meeting planned for January 8th.