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Washington to host a variety of civic events this week

Washington to host a variety of civic events this week
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By Hoodline - Published on May 21, 2019.

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From a discussion on human rights in Iran to a training session for community organizers, here's a rundown of events coming up in Washington this week that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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'Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Iran'

From the event description:

The event will highlight the persecution of Christians and religious minorities in Iran, who endure a host of human rights violations on a daily basis. The event will host members of Congress, policy experts and NGO leaders who will inform the full scope and context of this reality and examine ways to move the issue forward through effective foreign policy measures and other multilateral policy mechanisms. 

When: Wednesday, May 22, noon-4 p.m.
Where: Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave. NE, Room 902.
Price: Free
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Organizing Basics: Building a Base

From the event description:

Join us to learn how to build strong groups of activists that can take on the long-term challenges we face. We will also discuss the basics of organizing and building a political strategy. Rising Organizers is a community of grassroots organizers that works to develop new progressive leaders and activists in order to create more effective progressive movements.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
Price: Free, RSVP required
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'Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship'

From the event description:

This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by founder and moderator Patricia Schouker, Institute of World Politics alumna. This event will follow The Chatham House Rule. About the book: Since Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA and DoD have operated together in Afghanistan and Iraq and during counterterrorism operations. Although the global war on terrorism gave the CIA and DoD a common purpose, it was actions taken in the late '80s and early '90s that set the foundation for their current relationship. 

When: Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Institute of World Politics, 1561 16th St. NW
Price: Free
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