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March 2022

Build Anew: NETWORK’s 2022 Legislative Agenda

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join NETWORK's Executive Director Mary Novak and our Government Relations Team to learn about the legislation and issues that we'll be working on this year. During this webinar, there will be special emphasis on our work with Congress this spring in Criminal Legal Systems Reform and "Building Back 2.0," as well as Reparations, Labor, and Democracy. Additionally, you will receive an update on the administration's regulations and rulings on immigration. You will also learn about ways to join us in…

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Join NETWORK’s In-Person Vigil to End Title 42 Enforcement

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 395 East St. SW,
Washington, DC 20024
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March 21, 2022 marks two years since President Trump authorized the Title 42 expulsion policy, a racist, inhumane policy with no medical basis. It was deployed as a tool to turn migrants and asylum seekers away at our country's Southern border. Since President Biden came into office, NETWORK's community of justice-seekers and our partners have repeatedly called on his administration to end the misuse of Title 42 and restore asylum-to no avail. On Monday, March 21 at 1:00pm, NETWORK and…

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April 2022

White Supremacy and American Christianity

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$5.00

Over the past few years, we’ve seen how deeply intertwined U.S. Christianity is with white supremacy. This horrific reality came into view most clearly on January 6, 2021 in our nation’s capital. You’re invited to our virtual, half day conference on White Supremacy and American Christianity with justice-seekers across the country. Register: networklobby.org/uschristianityconvo Hear from  Fr. Bryan Massingale, author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, and Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in…

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Advocates Training and Gala

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - April 23 @ 11:30 am
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

The NETWORK Advocates Training will equip justice-seekers from across the country with the tools and skills to educate, organize, and lobby for economic, racial, and social justice. Learn more and register: networklobby.org/network50/training 

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Justice Ablaze Gala

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Join us to joyfully celebrate NETWORK’s 50-year justice journey and help launch the next 50 years of successful advocacy! Doors Open: 6:00 PM Dinner and Program: 7:00 PM Dancing: 9:00-10:30 PM Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C. Learn more: networklobby.org/network50/gala

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May 2022

Catholics Engaging the Poor People’s Campaign

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join a coalition of Catholic organizations to learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign and the upcoming Moral March on Washington, taking place on June 18, 2022. The webinar, “Catholics Engaging the Poor People’s Campaign,” will include the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, National Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and others. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xz0cMkhnTweOu1IvxTgfug

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RAD Virtual Town Hall: Representation For All Includes DC!

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 10 from 8:30-9:30pm ET/ 5:30-6:30pm PT, DC Vote is partnering with the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition to host Realizing American Democracy Town Hall: Representation for All Includes DC. Join this virtual town hall to hear from movement leaders on the importance of DC statehood for the health of our democracy, and learn how you can take action to protect our democracy. Right now, nearly 700 thousand residents of DC, over 45% of whom are Black, have…

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Reparatory Justice Series: Black Maternal Health

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Black Maternal Health Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET on Zoom Register now: https://ministrelife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KZFr_wTGTTGn_s86_fAVmw

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June 2022

Making Repair a Reality: How an H.R.40-style Commission is Vital to the Build Anew Agenda

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***An online event*** H.R. 40 would establish a commission to study the impact of 400+ years of racist policies, laws, and practices that have deprived Black Americans fair access and equal treatment in our country's economic, political, social, and cultural life. Reparations would make repair a reality. As NETWORK Executive Director Mary Novak states, "Creating a federal reparations commission is a central way that we name, understand and address our past and build anew."  Join us on Zoom. Register for…

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Reparations Press Conference and Bold Floral Installation

June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The White House Ellipse, 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230 United States
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ReparationsNow - The Why We Can't Wait Coalition

Join the Why We Can't Wait Coalition for a press conference and bold floral installation (flowers  donated by BLK FLWR MRKT) on The White House Ellipse on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The efforts are to follow up on a formal request issued on May 4, 2022 urging President Biden to sign an executive order for an H.R.40-style federal reparations committee. Come to the press conference and visit the red, black, and green garden installation! The Why We Can’t Wait Coalition, coordinated…

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