Tag Archive: Social Justice


To learn about all of the many events taking place in DC during Capital Pride 2017 weekend
(& throughout the year),
please visit Capital Pride 365.

The Parade – Saturday, June 10  @ 4:30 pm

Please visit Capital Pride Parade to view the parade route map, learn about the 2017 Parade Grand Marshall’s and more.

Join tens of thousands of people to watch the Capital Pride Parade in the Nation’s Capital, one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! The Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood. The Parade will include more than 180 contingents–floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment–consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The annual Pride Parade will step off on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm from 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. The Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, passes by the Logan Circle neighborhood and ends along the revitalized 14th Street corridor at S Street.

The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW; another announcement stand is just east of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue. A sign language interpreter will be available at the 15th and P Streets review stand.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Parade Route: Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, Washington, DC
Starting Location: 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Red Line (Dupont Circle – Q Street Exit)

Ending Location: 14th & R Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green Line (U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo – 13th Street Exit)

The Festival (& Concerts) – Sunday, June 11 

Please visit Capital Pride Festival to download a Festival Map, purchase VIP tickets, see stage schedules and more.

The 42nd Annual Pride Festival in the Nation’s Capital will take place on Pennsylvania Ave. and is presented by Live! Casino & Hotel.  Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The festival is open to everyone, and there is no fee for entry; however donations are very much encouraged and appreciated! The Festival is family-friendly. Due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, festival organizers recommend that pets stay at home. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and businesses looking to promote their services to our community.

Date: Sunday June, 11, 2017
Festival Exhibit Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Capitol Beverage Garden Hours: 1pm-10pm | Stage Hours: 2pm – 10pm
Monument Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 1pm-7pm
Dupont Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 12pm-7pm
Location: Pennsylvania Ave., NW, between 3rd and 7th Sts., NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green(Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter)
Exhibitor Booth Registration:Click here to register.

*Attendees should not bring bags/backpacks. Bags/backpacks will be subject to search.

*Free to the public, but donations are encouraged. Tickets are required for the “Pit” by the stage (“Pit Passes”) as well as the VIP beverage garden and viewing area.  Please note there are a limited number of tickets available for each of these areas.

2017 Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 – Sunday, June 11 

Please visit Capital Pride Concert 2017  for a list of featured artists and more information.

What better way to end the Pride Celebration than with national headlining entertainment and the best local and regional talent performing with the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument as backdrops.

Enjoy performances by Shea Coulee & Sasha Velour from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, The Pointer Sisters, Miley Cyrus, Tinashe, Vassy, Tracy Young and more….  The Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5 will take place on the Capitol Concert Stage on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Please note that entertainment will also be presented on the Monument and Dupont Stages.  

Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Concert: 2pm – 8pm | Sunset Dance Party: 8pm-10pm
Location: America’s Mainstreet, Pennsylvania Ave. & 3rd ST, in front of the U.S. Capitol
Metro:Green Line(Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter)


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In less than two weeks, WAM!NYC will be bringing together media makers and media activists interested in intersectionality and gender justice for the eighth annual WAM!NYC conference on June 17, 2017 at Barnard College.

Join WAM!NYC and sponsors Women, Action, and the Media, Barnard Center for Research on Women, AppNexus, NewsGuild of New York, The Indypendent, and The Feminist Press for a full day of panels and conversing with like-minded journalists, activists and creative thinkers working in various crevices of social justice issues.

As the term “fake news” infects the country’s vernacular, our aim is to reassure people that cold, hard facts are as important as ever. Our main questions: What, as strong and independent media makers, can we learn from each other? And how can we collaborate as we move forward?

Keynote speakers will include activist Erika Andiola, professor Salamishah Tillet, and a conversation with journalist Alison Stewart. All tickets include bagel breakfast, lunch, post-conference reception, a ticket for our raffle (with awesome prizes from Verso Books, Democracy Now!, Babeland, and others), and more!

Reserve your spot now!

See you there,

WAM!NYC and the WAM! Team

$10,000 Award for a Young Woman Leader in the Social Justice Movement

Press Release for Immediate Release

April 19, 2011

Contact: Sarah Massey, sarah@massey-media.com, 202 445-1169


The Berger-Marks Foundation Announces The Edna Award

$10,000 Award for a Young Woman Leader in the Social Justice Movement

(Washington, DC) — Today, the Berger-Marks Foundation announces a new award of $10,000 for a young woman leader in the social justice movement. The Edna Award will spotlight significant contributions to social justice and bestow a significant honor to a young woman whose leadership has already fueled social change. The Berger-Marks Foundation brings the benefits of unionization to women. The foundation is accepting applications online now through July 15, and the award will be presented in the fall.

The mission of the Edna Award: “The Edna Award is given to a woman who has made an extraordinary contribution to social justice early in her career. The recipient’s outstanding achievements to date indicate that her ongoing work will significantly improve the lives of working women and men.” The award is named after Edna Berger, the foundation’s namesake and an early organizer at The Newspaper Guild-CWA.

“With the Edna Award, the Berger-Marks Foundation is expanding its commitment to young women. We want to spotlight their important contributions to social justice,” says Linda Foley, President of the Berger-Marks Foundation. “Women are organizing unions; women are leading campaigns for universal health care; and women are demonstrating to young people what social justice means. Our vision for this award is to highlight one young woman’s remarkable work for social change.”

Women can apply for the award themselves or be nominated by others. The application requests a short essay, resume and two letters of recommendation from each nominee. All applications should be submitted online at http://bergermarks.org/news/2011/EdnaAward_apply.php. Nominees must be 35 years or younger on 12/31/2011. Applications will be accepted through July 15 and finalists will be notified in August. Young women from labor unions, women’s groups, workers’ rights groups and other areas of social justice are encouraged to apply.

“The Berger-Marks Foundation and the Edna Award honor the vision of a social justice movement where all workers have an opportunity to lead. I encourage all young women to apply for this award and become involved in shaping a just future,” says AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler. Secretary-Treasurer Shuler is working to engage the new generation of workers both within and outside of the labor movement through the AFL-CIO Young Worker Outreach Program and its “Next Up Young Worker Summit.”

Last year, the Berger-Marks Foundation examined the relationship of young women to the union and social justice movements and issued a report, Stepping Up, Stepping Back: Women Activists “Talk Union” Across Generations. Among many key findings, the project identified the need to foster leadership development by creating pathways for new activists to move up the ranks. “The Edna Award demonstrates the Berger-Marks Foundation’s commitment to further engaging the next generation of social justice women leaders by creating a special honor just for them,” says Louise D. Walsh, Chairperson of the Berger-Marks Foundation.