Fast for Justice Schedule January 2017

Fast for Justice 2017 // Film

Daily Schedule (Draft, Our schedule will change throughout the week.)

All activities are happening at First Trinity Lutheran Church unless otherwise mentioned.

First Trinity Lutheran Church
501 4th St NW, (entrance on 4th Street)
Washington DC 20001 (4th and E Sts. NW)
(Judiciary Square Metro)

Tuesday, January 3rd:
3:00pm – 9:00pm: People are free to arrive anytime after 3:00pm
6:00pm: Opening Circle
8:00pm: Community Dinner (final meal together until Jan. 11th)

Wednesday, January 4th
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am – 11:00am: Morning Reflection/Overview of Guiding Questions
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Large Group Gathering (introductions, schedule, teams, 
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Team Meetings
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Evening Reflection

Thursday, January 5th
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am – 11:00am: Morning Reflection / Overview of the day 
12:00pm – 2:00pm Team Meeting
5:30pm – 6:30pm Collective Liberation Small Group Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Reflection

Friday, January 6th
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
8:00am – 8:30am Scarfing the Streets with Pastor Susanne (optional)
9:00am -11:00am: Morning Reflection /Overview of the day/Guiding Question #2
12:00pm -1:00pm: Vigil @ the White House with Dorothy Day Community
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Team Meetings
5:30pm – 6:30pm:Collective Liberation Small Group Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm:Evening Reflection

Saturday, January 7th
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am – 9:30am: Morning Reflection / Overview of the day
10:00am – 12:00pm: Large Group Gathering facilitated –
4:00pm -7:00pm: Community building with Coalition of Concerned Mothers

Sunday, January 8th
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am – 11:00am: Morning Reflection 
11:30am – 1:00pm   Team Meetings
2:00pm – 4:00pm    Set Up Ritual with the Tea Project 

Gallery 102
Smith Hall of Art, Department of Fine Arts and Art History
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW,  Washington, D.C. 20052

6:00pm – 8:00pm:  Gathering with War Resisters League about the Campaign to End Tear Gas in Prison

Monday, January 9th
6:15am: Leave for Pentagon
7:00am – 8:00am:: Vigil @ the Pentagon with Dorothy Day Community
10:30am – 12:30pm Team Meetings
1:30pm – ? Action with War Resisters League at DOJ
5:30pm – 6:30pm Collective Liberation Small Group Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm:     Evening Reflection

Tuesday, January 10th
7:30am – 8:30am Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am – 11:00am Morning Reflection/Overview of the Day/Guiding Question #4
12:00pm – 2:00pm Team Meetings
5:30pm – 6:30pm Collective Liberation Small Group Meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Words from the Grassroots: Strengthening our Resistance to  State Violence 

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, and the Tea Project for a night of tea, art, poetry, music, and words by artists, activists, and leaders in the movements to end state violence from indefinite detention at Guantánamo, police murders, and institutionalized Islamophobia. Speakers will share stories of hope and lessons from the front lines of their work, while speaking to the ways we need to change our resistance to confront the incoming Trump administration.

Location: 801 22nd Street NW
    Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art
    Washington, DC 20052


Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Tea will be served throughout the evening.

Wednesday, January 11th
7:30am – 8:30am Morning Readings (optional)
9:30am -11:30am Breaking the Fast with Tea Project at GWU
11:30pm Close Guantanamo Now January 11th Coalition Event at the Supreme Court
7:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Reflection

Thursday, January 12
7:30am – 8:30am: Morning Readings (optional)
9:00am -11:00am: Assessment of the week/ Dates for Spring Retreat  
12:00pm       Lunch


Join us in DC this January

Fast for Justice 2017 // Film

Please note:  RSVP is required – email us:

Fast for Justice Schedule

Jan. 11 Rally info


We come together not only to call for the closure of Guantanamo and its legacy of institutionalizing Islamophobia, but also to invite our government and fellow citizens to choose the side of love, mercy and justice.

We demand an end to policies that maintain racism, mass incarceration, and fear of our neighbors. We come together to envision the world we want to live in where justice and equality reign.

We hope you will join us for a week of actions and fasting from January 3-12, 2017 in Washington, DC and our presence at the presidential inauguration January 19-21.

We will start fasting from the evening of Jan. 3rd and break our fast on January 11 in the morning. If you cannot make it to DC, but are considering fasting during this time – let us know. We will organize a conference call for everyone fasting across the country and we want to include you.

If you can only come for one day, join us for the rally with our coalition partners on January 11th.  Location is TBD. We will also engage in creative actions around DC between Jan. 4-12 – contact us if you are interested in participating.

Jan 10 we will host a cultural event in collaboration with the Tea Project – more details coming soon.

We also invite you to join us from afar, to participate in our solidarity actions and to organize actions in your own communities to raise awareness of torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay.

January 8 – Workshop on tear gas use in prisons with War Resisters League –

January 9 Action with War Resister League :

You can join us for our annual rally on January 11 at noon at the Ellipse. More information here :

Jan 10 we will host a cultural event in collaboration with the Tea Project – Space is limited so please RSVP here :

For more info and to RSVP, email us:

The latest updates are on our Facebook event page.