Breathe DC is leading the effort for healthy home environments across Washington, DC, by conducting the Healthy Public Housing – Smoke Free Project through a grant from the Department of Health. Because the rates of smoking and chronic disease are highest in low income communities, the organization is inviting interested public housing residents of DC to apply for mini-grants up to $2,500.
An analysis by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), estimates that 8 million Americans avoided premature death as a result of the “1964 Report on Smoking and Health,” and the tobacco control efforts launched as a result of the report. Since then, each of those 8 million people spared a premature death because they never smoked, quit smoking early, or gained, on average, almost 20 years of life.
This morning the Departments of Education and Justice issued new guidelines which lay out for educators their legal obligations to refrain from racially discriminating agaisnt students with their school discipline policies and explain how they can do their jobs without engaging in discriminatory practices.
“Recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be a servant.”~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, the nation will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for his unwavering endeavors to end racial segregation, to campaign for social and economic justice, and to protect and defend the basic civil rights, democracy and freedom denied to millions of African Americans and others.
Responding to the tireless work of education justice advocates across the country, and a year after the first Congressional hearing on the School to Prison Pipeline, the Departments of Education and Justice jointly issued a set of Federal Guidelines to change school discipline policies address the widespread pattern in the United States of pushing students out of school
Communities are not just fighting hunger, but also fighting for sources of healthy food in their neighborhoods. Growing food in our communities that is healthy, affordable, and GMO-free is a critical part of any food justice movement. Here are some groups that are taking food production to another level by feeding their communities, reviving tradition, and generating wealth.
South West Organizing Project (SWOP) “Project Feed the Hood”
What: Roots and Remedies is an invitation only gathering. The aim is to collectively surface emerging and best practices to inform a policy centered agenda to connect the dots between critical issues like food sovereignty, the right and reclamation of public spaces, improving public schools, protecting human rights, increasing human mobility and more.
The Praxis Project Turns 10 this year!
Come by and help us celebrate our tenth anniversary at an Open House Happy Hour. Enjoy live jazz featuring Washington DC's own treasure, The Nasar Abadey Quartet, good food, champagne and more as we say thank you for your love and support. for more information follow along here.
Please join IMAN tomorrow as we take part in a multifaith prayer
service and observance being held in response to Monday night’s
fatal shooting of a 49-year old man a block away from the IMAN
office. The observance, to be held outside at the spot of the
shooting, will start at 12:45 PM with a Stations of the Cross prayer
led by Father Tony Pizzo from St. Rita of Cascia as part of their Good
Friday procession. That will be followed by Friday khutbah and
congregational prayers led by Gemali Ibrahim, an IMAN-Southwest