Sector 6: Justice & Governance

The Justice & Governance Sector focuses on protecting the civil rights of planet Earth and all her inhabitants. Currently, there is no international body serving this critical function, since the United Nations is controlled by a Security Council of five nations with veto power over international decisions. So on a global level, this Sector seeks the Federation of Earth and adoption of the Earth Constitution, which will have authority to outlaw war and manage global climate change. On national and regional levels, this Sector promotes the free and responsible implementation of social democratic governance models

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Sep 11, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017 11 Days of Global Unity

When you get right down to it, as a human race we have what it takes to transform our world. We have the will, the intelligence, the resources, the heart and the leaders to address and heal the areas of our planet that need it most...

There are brilliant changemakers all over the globe making meaningful progress on critical issues — the environment, health, human rights, women’s issues, economic justice and peace, to name a few.

So what’s keeping us from achieving global transformation?

The fragmentation of changemakers around the world — like environmentalists, human rights advocates and healthcare workers, each working in their own silos.

We’re being called to work in collaboration and partnership like never before, to create the comprehensive changes we need... for a world that works for all.

The 11 Days of Global Unity summit, taking place September 11-21, bridges these gaps by connecting and promoting agents for change who are working within each of the identified “themes” — such as Environment, Health, Human Rights and Peace — to create a comprehensive blueprint for global transformation.

11 Days of Global Unity, produced by The Shift Network in partnership with We, The World, has become a worldwide platform, linking changemakers and their awareness and action campaigns to an inspiring global movement for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainability and transformation.

Online Event
May 16, 2017
11:30am - 8:00pm
3rd Annual Women LEAD Summit

A three-segment women’s summit focused on feminism and politics.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
Decatur House
May 11, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pm
A Survival Guide to the Current Administration

A panel of media personalities, scholars and experts on economics, national security and foreign policy give much needed perspective on the dynamic views of the executive branch of our government.

Baltimore, Maryland, 
Merrick Hall, Goucher College, MD
Aug 06, 2017 to Aug 09, 2017
7:30am
August 6-9 Peace Actions

Sunday, August 6 @ White House from 7:30 8:30 AM (August 6th is the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the Feast of the Transfiguration): There will be a Nonviolent Witness and Prayer Service of Repentance outside the White House. Meet on north side of White House on Pennsylvania Ave–across from Lafayette Park. (8:15 AM is the exact time that the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima)

Seventy-two years ago, on August 6 and 9, the U.S. Government did the “unspeakable: and dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus beginning the Nuclear Age. As a result of these bombings, it is estimated that over 135,000 people died in Hiroshima and more than 64,000 in Nagasaki. In the subsequent months and years, many more have died from the effects of burns, radiation sickness and other injuries.

The U.S. has never repented for the use of these weapons of indiscriminate mass murder. Moreover, it has continued to build even deadlier weapons which endanger all of creation. Today the U.S. possesses nearly 7,000 nuclear weapons, many of which are on hair-trigger alert, and proposes to spend an estimated $1 trillion over the next 30 years to modernize it’s existing nuclear arsenal.

On July 7, 2017, at the conclusion of a special “UN Conference To Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons,” 122 countries voted in favor of historic treaty to legally prohibit nuclear weapons. The “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” bans nuclear weapons and establishes a framework for the elimination of nuclear weapons programs – including warheads, materials, delivery systems and facilities. The effort has been grounded in a recognition of the catastrophic harm to both human life and that of planet Earth. All of the countries that bear nuclear arms and many others that either come under their protection or host weapons on their soil boycotted the negotiations. We call on the U.S., the only country to have ever used nuclear weapons, to endorse this treaty and to lead the way to total worldwide nuclear disarmament.

Washington, District of Columbia
May 08, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Celebrating the Centennial of John F. Kennedy

To commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, some of the nation's leading historians discuss the life and legacy of the nation's 35th president. The program will also focus on the book, "JFK: A Vision for America," a compendium of Kennedy's most important speeches, with commentary by leading American and international figures.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
Jul 25, 2017
11:00am
Immigration: US - Mexico Border

The Charter for Compassion Social Justice Sector, along with partner organizations, recognizes the need for improved holistic treatment of immigrants and refugees now in the face of international crises like Syria, West Africa, South Sudan, and the United States and in the future when the impact of global climate change will render basic resources increasingly scarce. To this end, we have assembled the Identity, Dignity, and Compassionate Inclusivity Webinar Series.

The purpose of this series is to provide accurate information and first-hand accounts of the international refugee and immigration crisis. We intend to offer this information in an attempt to empower individuals to make informed, compassionate, and care-based decisions regarding the treatment of refugees and immigrants. We hope this individual compassionate empowerment will collectively generate a systematic change in the integration of immigrants and refugees into the communities that welcome them.

This series will provide the platform to:
hear from experts who will interpret quantitative data regarding the current status of global
hear from community leaders who are working to meet and integrate international immigrants and refugees into their communities,
hear from immigrants and refugees to learn more about the most pressing concerns of the immigration and refugee crisis from a first-hand perspective.
Immigration: US- Mexico Border

Guest Speaker: Astid Dominguez is the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas Policy Strategist for Immigrants Rights. She works on state and federal immigration issues. She will bring her insight to the issues of immigration between the Mexican and US borders.
There will be a period for questions.

Webinar
Jul 04, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Front of Va Historical Society Building
Independence Day Celebration

In celebration of the 241st anniversary of American independence, the VHS will host a full day of patriotic festivities, including the opening of a new exhibition, a community concert, a family scavenger hunt and picnic on the lawn. One hundred candidates for citizenship from nearly 50 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance on the front terrace of the museum (weather permitting) at 10:30 a.m.

Richmond, Virginia, 
VA Historical Society
Sep 23, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
March for Civility

Description: The Washington D.C. March for Civility is a nonpartisan effort to bring people of all backgrounds together in support of civility, free speech, unity and equality for all.

Rally: The Civility Rally will include inspiring messages from public figures that are known nationally for their good works and bringing people together. Our list of speakers, musicians, poets, and artists will be announced soon.

Route: (1.5 Miles) Lincoln Memorial to 23rd St NW, to Constitution Ave NW, to 17th St NW, to Indepence Ave SW, to 23rd St SW.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
Lincoln Memorial
Jul 12, 2017
10:00am
Rivers of Blood II, 2017 Call to Action

“…This I believe to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation’s self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls “enemy,” for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers…”

– Martin Luther King, Jr. from Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

The words of Martin Luther King Jr. at Riverside Church, fifty years ago and exactly one year before his assassination in 1968, are just as powerful today calling us with urgency to speak out, renounce our comfort, act, and break the silence to the ongoing US wars and militarism. The obscene immoral military budget and the waging of endless wars are not sustainable and threaten us all with annihilation. Every day we remain silent and embrace our comfort is another day the poor and victims of militarism in the United States, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, and Palestine live in fear, misery, and hopelessness. Now, is the time to break our silence and act!

The multiple places of US war-making from the recent dropping of the most powerful non-nuclear weapon, MOAB, on Afghanistan to the illegal drone program terrorizing, maiming and killing innocents in numerous countries, to the upgrading of the nuclear arsenal call us to action. The US must engage China and Russia with real diplomacy and threatening war with North Korea is madness!
This violence of empire, this militarism, is the new norm for our young people. War is the backdrop of their lives. It is a given. However, the reality is that it is a theft of their future. President Trump, who dined on chocolate cake while bombing Syria, has called for an extra $54 billion increase in Pentagon spending which does not include the planned trillions in the nuclear weapons arsenal. The Pentagon, where future resource wars are planned, is the largest consumer of fossil fuels in the world. The climate crisis is reaching a tipping point. The climate crisis and nuclear weapons pose a threat to ALL life on the planet. We must protect Mother Earth and her children!

Washington, District of Columbia
May 13, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop

A workshop offering segments on advocacy, fundraising, careers in politics, and campaign strategy.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
Political Institute for Women - Washington Court Hotel
Jul 14, 2017 to Jul 15, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm
Women's March from NRA 2 DOJ

We know that we are not safe. But we will not be intimidated into silence.

Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against women, our families and our communities for exercising our constitutional right to protest. On July 14th, Women’s March and partners will mobilize a mass demonstration, again grounded in the principles of Kingian nonviolence, to denounce the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred and send a clear message that our movement will proudly and bravely continue to strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people.

We will gather Friday at 9am in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The rally begins promptly at 10am. The 17-mile march from the NRA to the Department of Justice will begin promptly at 12pm. People will stay overnight in the D.C. area. We will gather at the Department of Justice on Saturday at 10am. More details to be announced.

Fairfax, Virginia, 
NRA Headquarters

Member Events

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Aug 24, 2017 Independence Women’s Huddle & URI Cooperation Circle

First We Marched
Now We Huddle

On January 21, 2017, the world co-created the largest protest in human history. Millions of people around the world marched to reinforce inalienable human rights: freedom, justice, diversity, solidarity.

But the Women’s March was just the beginning. Now the real work starts, with a special focus in our own Community … and beyond.

To build on the momentum of the Women’s March, its organizers have armed us with the resources needed to gather together in our neighborhoods and define next steps for activism and resistance.

Please Join Us!

Three local groups have unified and answered the call of advocacy to coordinate future efforts that are now urgent given our current political climate.

Over 5,000 Huddles have registered through the Women’s March in the United States and beyond. Grayson County Sewing & Resistance Society is a local group concerned about the state of our nation. URI has over 800 Cooperation Circles around the globe to address the most pressing issues facing the world and local communities.

Independence,
Virginia