Upcoming Events

Fri, May 01
All Out on May Day
On May 1, we're going to take bold, disruptive action to disrupt business as usual to confront the climate crisis!
Thu, Apr 30
Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!
On April 30th, front line communities across the continent are leading the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground!
Wed, Apr 29
Hold the Corporations Accountable!
On Wednesday, April 29 we're taking the lead from La ColectiVA and joining climate and workers rights organizations in DC and around the country to hold Amazon accountable!
Tue, Apr 28
Bail Out the People- Cancel Rent
​Throughout the week of April 27th we’ll shut down business as usual with disruptive actions each day. On April 28th the DC hub of the Sunrise Movement is leading the fight to bail out the people!
Mon, Apr 27
Environmental Justice Right Here Right Now
​Throughout the week of April 27th we’ll shut down business as usual with disruptive actions each day. We're starting by following the lead of Black Lives Matter DC and lifting up local struggles for environmental justice in DC!
Wed, Apr 22
Washington, DC
XRDC Earth Day Planting Campaign
On Earth Day, April 22, 2020, XRDC is launching a citywide planting campaign! Over the next few months, we'll work to increase the number of plants that are edible, for humans and non-humans alike, and encourage people to reconnect with the land and with nature.
Wed, Apr 22
Earth Day: Live
On April 22-24, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, millions of people around the world are going online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency. Join us for three days of action — from teach-ins, musical performances, divestment, and more. All you need is an internet connection.
Thu, Apr 16
Via Zoom
All Hands on Deck-It’s time to take direct action for our collective survival
Join our next organizing conference call-- the last weekly call before Earth Day to find out what the plans are and how YOU can plug in! Thursday, April 17 at 7pm eastern.
Wed, Apr 15
Online via Zoom
XRDC Gardening Tutorial
If you’re new to gardening and want to learn more about starting seeds or doing cuttings, join us for a training call on Wednesday, April 15 at 530pm. We’ll be joined by a gardening expert who will run through the basics and be available to answer questions. All are welcome!
Fri, Apr 10
The Festival Center
A Planet To Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal
What could a radical Green New Deal look like, and how can we connect the politics of a Green New Deal with the fight for economic and racial justice? Thea Riofrancos and Daniel Aldana Cohen in conversation on their new book, A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.
Sun, Apr 05
People's Bailout: a digital rally to put people first!
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're calling on our legislators to put people first, take care of our communities, and protect our democracy during this unprecedented crisis.
Thu, Apr 02
Online via Zoom
Bail Out the People, Not the Polluters-#ShutDownDC Organizing Call
Join us for our next organizing call on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 pm (note the new time!) The call will be one hour and it will be interactive so please join via the Zoom app if you can! We’re making big plans so everyone’s ideas, experiences and energy are welcome.
Tue, Mar 24
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
Police Liaison Training
Join #ShutDownDC for a short video conference training on being a police liaison during demonstrations. We’ll share some best practices (and some of our own worst mistakes!) on filling this important role during actions.
Sun, Mar 22
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
Organizing for Non-Organizers: Organizing 101
Learn how to define and develop an effective organizing and activism strategy and build a community of people to move it forward.
Sat, Mar 21
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
Introduction to Technical Blockades
Join us for a 1-hour introduction to technical blockades. We’ll introduce several different types of blockades, cover the basic mechanics about how some of them work (although we certainly can’t get through a full ‘how-to’ in an hour videoconference),
Thu, Mar 19
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
#ShutDownDC Organizing Meeting
Join us on Thursday at 7pm for our weekly organizing meeting!
Thu, Mar 19
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
#ShutDownDC-How We're Going to Make It Happen
Join us for a one hour orientation session to hear about the action framework and how we’re all going to work together to make this historic mobilization happen!
Tue, Mar 17
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
Quick Decisions in Small Groups
In #ShutDownDC we organize in small(ish) groups called affinity groups- groups of 5-6 or fewer to 20 or more people that organize to support each other in taking risks together. By organizing in small groups, we can get to know the folks we’re taking to the streets with, come up with creative action
Mon, Mar 16
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
Local Green New Deal Organizing Meeting
The Sunrise Movement DC Hub is anchoring the action on Tuesday, April 28, lifting up their demands for a local Green New Deal here in DC. Help make it happen! Join the organizing meeting on Monday, March 27
Sun, Mar 15
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
#ShutDownDC-How We're Going to Make It Happen
Join us for a one hour orientation session to hear about the action framework and how we’re all going to work together to make this historic mobilization happen!
Thu, Mar 12
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
#ShutDownDC Weekly Organizing Meeting! Affinity Group Mixer
Are you looking to join a small group to throw down with this spring? Join us this Thursday for an ‘affinity group mixer’ to meet other folks looking for a group to organize with
Sun, Mar 08
How To Host a Stop The Money Pipeline Day of Action
Dakota Access Pipeline. Keystone XL. Fracked gas and tar sands pipelines. Behind every major fossil fuel project driving the #ClimateEmergency are the banks, insurance companies, asset managers and institutional investors who fund them -- and we're going to #StoptheMoneyPipeline.
Sat, Mar 07
Register for more information!
Appalachians Against Pipeline Action Camp
People all over the world are mobilizing to combat the climate crisis. It's time to build skills and take action!
Thu, Mar 05
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
Shut Down DC Organizing Video-conference
Join us for our weekly organizing meeting (via zoom). We’ll hear the latest updates on organizing or each day, what working groups are up to, and how you can get involved in making this all happen
Mon, Mar 02
Zoom Conference Call!
Earth Day to May Day - Organizing National Call!
Join us for a national conference call to hear about how plans are coming together in different communities around the country!
Mon, Mar 02
Supreme Court of the United States
Dissent is Patriotic: Support Sotomayor and Ginsberg
Donald Trump is attacking Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Tweeting out attacks on their credibility and saying they shouldn't be able to rule on issues he's involved in.
Sat, Feb 29
Southeast Neighborhood Library
Direct Action Training
Excited about shutting down Washington, DC this spring? Join us for a #ShutDownDC Direct Action Training!
Thu, Feb 27
208 23rd St NW Room 208
#ShutDownDC Weekly Organizing Meeting!
Join us for our weekly organizing meeting at 7pm at 725 23rd St. NW, room 208. If it’s your first meeting (or first meeting in a while) show up at 6pm and we’ll bring you up to speed on the organizing plan.
Wed, Feb 26
Via Zoom Video Conference!!
#ShutDownDC-How We're Going to Make It Happen
Join us for a one hour orientation session to hear about the action framework and how we’re all going to work together to make this historic mobilization happen!
Mon, Feb 24
Supreme Court of the United States
Oral Arguments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!
On Feb 24, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case to determine if the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) can cross the Appalachian trail. This is the first time the Supreme Court has heard a case about a pipeline in years. And the first chance in years to put a meaningful check on the
Sun, Feb 23
How We're Going to #ShutDownDC
Join us for an hour-long video conference to hear about the plans to ShutDownDC from Earth Day to May Day and find out how you can get involved!
Thu, Feb 20
Location is TBD
Earth Day to May Day - Local and Front Line Organizer Roundtable
Join us for a round table to hear from the youth, local and front line organizers leading the fight for climate justice.
Wed, Feb 19
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Join BXE February 19-20 in Washington, DC
The climate crisis is deepening,frontline communities continue to be victimized by the fossil fuel industry,and Trump’s FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) is going from bad to worse. It’s time to take action at the FERC headquarters in Washington, DC