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Defunding the Police virtual info session Sept. 8

Profs and Pints online event via Zoom

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On Defunding the Police presented by Profs and Pints Online is Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom. Tickets are $12.

This virtual event features an introduction to the concepts of police defunding and police abolition and is moderated by Alex S. Vitale, a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and author of “The End of Policing.” This discussion centers on a key question raised by this summer’s wave of protests, but Vitale asks: Can the police be reformed?

Vitale has 30 years of experience studying policing and advising community-based movements for reform and will discuss the historical role police have played as well as their current role. Also addressed will be initiatives to reduce gun violence, education reforms and the substance abuse and mental health crises.

Tickets and information are available at crowdcast.io/e/policereform and on the event’s Facebook page.

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Ryan McClure to lead LGBTQ jam

Participants to collaborate in improv event

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Improv artist Ryan McClure will lead a jam for LGBTQ improvisers on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Washington Improv Theater. 

This event is a fun, low-stress environment where guests can connect and engage with fellow improvisers in a supportive environment. Jams are a great place to be silly, practice a skill, and/or connect with new and old friends over the collaborative world of yes-and.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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CAKE Society Co to host community planning meeting

Networking, strategizing event to be held at Shaw Neighborhood Library

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Nonprofit organization CAKE Society Co will host a LGBTQ community planning meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Shaw Neighborhood Library.

This event will teach guests how to support the LGBTQ community through events and initiatives centered around social equity, justice, and activism. There will be discussions about how to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ community and how to work through community building and partnerships.

For more event details, visit Eventbrite.

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor

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International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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