Hummingbirds in the Trenches - Author talk with Kondwani Fidel
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Hummingbirds in the Trenches - Author talk with Kondwani Fidel

"Kondwani Fidel is a brilliant and bold voice of a generation of hummingbirds. This book of essays and lyrics sing baritone form the depth , from the complexities of the young Black experience in America. It is relevant. It is regal. It is real."
-Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

Join us every third Monday of the month (Starting October 15), from 6:30 – 8 pm at Potter’s House in Adam’s Morgan, Washington DC to discuss and practice the concepts of COURAGEOUS CIVILITY.

This event is open to all who are interested, regardless of beliefs or political affiliation. Tell all your friends! Drop in for one event, or come on a regular basis.

Our current political and social climate has made it clear that it is more challenging to have civil, respectful discourse and that we’ve stopped listening to one another, particularly to those who hold different views. Many of us know that this needs to shift in order to create lasting change, yet we don’t seem to know how or where to begin.

This meet-up is for those who are looking to:
• break the polarity of our current political and social climate
• find internal practices to cultivate more resilience and inner peace
• step into more authentic ways to express personal power
• gain support from others who share similar values
• develop the courage and skills to advocate for a work, social and political environment that is in alignment with values of civility, respect, equality for all and compassion.

This regular meet up will be lead by Joe Weston - international trainer, coach, author and advocate for peace. He will share concepts and practices from his book Mastering Respectful Confrontation, as well as create the space for respectful dialogue amongst those present in order to explore ways to sort through some of the confusion of our time and also take these concepts into action.

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

You can learn more about Joe Weston's work at his website:
http://respectfulconfrontation.com/

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Copy of Graceful Fusion Birth Doula Training
Dec
7
to Dec 10

Copy of Graceful Fusion Birth Doula Training

The Birth Doula Training workshops will cover:

  • Role of the Doula

  • Prenatal contact

  • What to pack in your Birth Bag

  • Emotional, physical, and informational support of women and families in the prenatal period, at birth, and in the early postpartum period

  • How to effectively involve other support people

  • Comfort measures

  • Common interventions and medications

  • The Power of Language

  • Supporting women with epidurals

  • Breastfeeding initiation

  • How to become a certified doula with DONA International

  • Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics

  • Inter-professional Relationships

  • How to build a doula business

  • Pathways to Midwifery or Nursing

  • Self Care for Doulas

  • Supporting women from different cultural backgrounds

  • AND More!!!!!!!!! 

This is a DONA approved birth doula workshop. This is one step towards becoming a certified doula. Check HERE for a full listing of requirements.

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Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection

Plants offer many ways to enrich our connection to nature and place, but it can be difficult to sort out meaningful practices in the context of commercialization, commodification, and cultural appropriation. Join local herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana to explore the creation of thoughtful rituals based on respect for plants, cultures, and our own selves.

Holly Poole-Kavana is a DC-based herbalist of northern European descent practicing in the Western herbal tradition. Her practice, Little Red Bird Botanicals, focuses on using locally grown plants as medicine.

Admission: sliding scale $5 to $20

Register and purchase tickets here!

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Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

Join us every third Monday of the month (Starting October 15), from 6:30 – 8 pm at Potter’s House in Adam’s Morgan, Washington DC to discuss and practice the concepts of COURAGEOUS CIVILITY.

This event is open to all who are interested, regardless of beliefs or political affiliation. Tell all your friends! Drop in for one event, or come on a regular basis.

Our current political and social climate has made it clear that it is more challenging to have civil, respectful discourse and that we’ve stopped listening to one another, particularly to those who hold different views. Many of us know that this needs to shift in order to create lasting change, yet we don’t seem to know how or where to begin.

This meet-up is for those who are looking to:
• break the polarity of our current political and social climate
• find internal practices to cultivate more resilience and inner peace
• step into more authentic ways to express personal power
• gain support from others who share similar values
• develop the courage and skills to advocate for a work, social and political environment that is in alignment with values of civility, respect, equality for all and compassion.

This regular meet up will be lead by Joe Weston - international trainer, coach, author and advocate for peace. He will share concepts and practices from his book Mastering Respectful Confrontation, as well as create the space for respectful dialogue amongst those present in order to explore ways to sort through some of the confusion of our time and also take these concepts into action.

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

You can learn more about Joe Weston's work at his website:
http://respectfulconfrontation.com/

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Jubilee Jobs Orientation
Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Jubilee Jobs Orientation

Jubilee Jobs is one of the longest-serving and best non-profit workforce development providers in the Greater Washington Region. Jubilee Jobs programs offer hope for jobseekers all over Washington, DC. At Jubilee Jobs, we pride ourselves on encouraging every applicant throughout the entire job process, which begins with initial meetings with job counselors, moves to workshops (interviewing skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting) and ends with the individual obtaining a job. The vision of the Next Step program helps currently employed clients move towards stabilization and greater economic self-sufficiency.

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George Orwell: War, Peace, and Everything in Between
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

George Orwell: War, Peace, and Everything in Between

A joint-author event, Kristian Williams and Eric Laursen will be sharing their work on George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Williams' book, Between the Bullet and the Lie, highlights the relationship George Orwell saw between aesthetics, ethics, and politics; the difference between honesty and integrity; the corruption of language; the importance of observation and evidence; and the many failures of the Left.

Laursen examines the arguments that divided George Orwell and Alex Comfort, poet, biologist, anarchist-pacifist, and future author of the international bestseller The Joy of Sex—during WWII.

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Jubilee Jobs Orientation
Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Jubilee Jobs Orientation

Jubilee Jobs is one of the longest-serving and best non-profit workforce development providers in the Greater Washington Region. Jubilee Jobs programs offer hope for jobseekers all over Washington, DC. At Jubilee Jobs, we pride ourselves on encouraging every applicant throughout the entire job process, which begins with initial meetings with job counselors, moves to workshops (interviewing skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting) and ends with the individual obtaining a job. The vision of the Next Step program helps currently employed clients move towards stabilization and greater economic self-sufficiency.

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Meet-up & Support Group for Individuals who Stutter
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Meet-up & Support Group for Individuals who Stutter

Join us and meet other individuals who stutter or struggle with speech fluency. This is a great opportunity to meet understanding peers and build a supportive community. We will meet at The Potter's House in Adams Morgan to spend Saturday morning together over a cup of coffee. Friends and family are all welcome to come meet and support each other!

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Health Care Revolt - Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Health Care Revolt - Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine

Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck. We need a fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel.

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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out- Author Talk & Panel Discussion
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out- Author Talk & Panel Discussion

In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

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Mindful of Race- Dharma Talk for People of Color
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful of Race- Dharma Talk for People of Color

This talk is offered for people who self-identify as people of color.

As we become more mindful and begin to acknowledge the prolonged, persistent, and spiritual thievery of racial suffering and injustice, the energy we need to heal becomes available to us as People of Color, and we can use this energy creatively to serve and heal a larger heart.

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Immigration and Christianity- A Conversation
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Immigration and Christianity- A Conversation

Why has the political clout of white evangelicals persisted at a time of increased racial and ethnic diversity? In Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change, political scientist Janelle Wong examines a new generation of Asian American and Latino evangelicals and offers an account of why demographic change has not contributed to a political realignment. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders.

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