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4 political events to check out in Washington this weekend

4 political events to check out in Washington this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on March 21, 2019.

Looking to get politically involved?

From Middle East policy to grassroots organizing, here's a rundown of local happenings coming up in Washington this weekend that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2019 Conference

First, critics of the influence of Israel and some of its supporters have over U.S. foreign policy make their case at the National Press Club on Friday. The keynote speaker is Palestinian author and activist Susan Abulhawa.

When: Friday, March 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW
Admission: $99
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Middle East Dialogue 2019

Staying in that region, the academic publisher Policy Studies Organization is behind this all-day conference for policy makers, scholars, and business and social leaders. The cross-disciplinary conversation will range from the lessons of Middle East history to women's rights, labor issues and cultural diplomacy.

When: Friday, March 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Historic Quaker Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave. NW
Admission: $250
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Yang 2020: Supporters Meetup

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang will gather at BlockShop on Friday to build a structure around their volunteer efforts. The BYOB event will also encourage networking and a discussion of the entrepreneur's platform, including universal basic income, Medicare for All and "human-centered capitalism."

When: Friday, March 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: BlockShop, 1712 N St. NW, Suite 101
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP

Answering Tough Questions in Organizing and Activism

Finally, aspiring grassroots leaders are invited to this free training session on how to answer challenging questions about the causes they're promoting. Experienced community organizers will share their hard-earned experience using political conversations to move any passion-project forward.

When: Sunday, March 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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