Haiti Report 2017

Speaker: Eugenia Charles, Executive Director of Fondasyon Mapou

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC, 20010.

Since 2011, when Hillary Clinton’s handpicked candidate Michel Martelly became President, the condition of Haitian peoples’ lives has deeply worsened and led to street protests and demands for his resignation. Hurricane Matthew in 2016 devastated the country leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. How will Haiti regain her footing with the new President Jovenel Moise, Martelly’s choice? It will be more danger and despair for Haiti.

Please join us for an invigorating discussion and explore why many Haitians see Hillary’s loss as a win for Haiti.

For more info contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649


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Peace Witnesses to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Dear Friends,
Please join with the Jonah House Community, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and other friends from the Atlantic Life Community for the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki actions which will be held on August 6 and August 9. See details below. Please share with others

August 6 and August 9  Peace Witnesses

Commemorating the U.S. Nuclear Bombings

of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


  “Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil”.

(Epitah at bottom of the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial Cenotaph and Peace Flame to remember all the victims of the atomic bombings)


Sixty nine years ago the American government did the “unspeakable” and dropped atom bombs on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. Please join in two nonviolent actions as we seek to remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future.

When and Where:

Wednesday, August 6  (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the feast of the Transfiguration): Nonviolent witness at the Pentagon. Meet on corner of Army-Navy Drive and Fern St. @ 11:45 a.m. Witness from Noon – 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 9 (Anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki): Meet at 16th and H St. NW at 11:45 a.m. and process to White House for a Noon – 1:00 p.m. witness.

Please join us!

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202- 882-9649artlaffin@hotmail.com;

Jonah House: 410-233-6238, disarmnow@verizon.net

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Vegetarianism & Nonviolence

Speaker: Bruce Friedrich

BF and Hilly, low res, photo credit Jo-Anne McArthur

Former Catholic Worker and Plowshares activist Bruce Friedrich will lead a discussion of vegetarianism as an ingredient in lived nonviolence. Bruce will speak briefly about the contributions of modern agriculture to environmental problems, global poverty, and cruelty to animals, after which he hopes for a spirited discussion. Bruce lived at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker from 1990-1996 and was a member of the Pax Christi-Spirit of Life Plowshares action, for which he spent 15 months in prison.


Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 @7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649

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When: Wednesday, April 16 (6:00 p.m. dinner) — Good Friday, April 18 (Ending after Noon White House Witness)

What: As we prepare to enter into Holy Week to commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, torture, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, please join in a time of prayer, reflection, community building and acts of nonviolent resistance focusing on the theme: “PUT AWAY THE SWORD.” The retreat, which will include time for communal reflection and several nonviolent actions, will commence with a 6:00 p.m. dinner on April 16 and conclude on Good Friday following a nonviolent witness at the White House from Noon – 1:00 p.m. The retreat is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and the Jonah House Community. Please join us!

Where: St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010 (corner of 16th St. and Newton)

For more info contact:
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, www.DCcatholicworker.wordpress.com.
Jonah House Community, disarmnow2@verizon.net

phone#: Dorothy Day House: 202-882-9649
Jonah House Community: 410-233-6238
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King-Mandela-Romero – For the Long Haul – the Struggle Continues

Speaker: Bishop Tom Gumbleton

Drawing from the examples of three prophets of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Oscar Romero, join Bishop Gumbleton in accepting the challenge to recommit our lives to struggle against violence.

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

For more information contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649, 202-360-6416

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