Unscrewed - Author Talk with Jaclyn Friedman
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Unscrewed - Author Talk with Jaclyn Friedman

An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward

As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept.

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Homelessly In Love
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

Homelessly In Love

Homelessly in Love is a feature-length documentary that follows the romantic lives of five men and women experiencing housing instability in the District of Columbia. Come check out early cuts of the film, meet one of the directors and learn more about how our project came to life. Plus, you can weigh in on our early footage and shape how the story will be told. 

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Wisdom Circle
Jan
7
12:00 PM12:00

Wisdom Circle

There are some conversations you could not have prepared for, but then you stand amazed and grateful you could be part of them. How do those conversations happen? In the Firelight Wisdom Circle, we will practice careful listening and clear speaking to each other. We will invite one another to risk sharing what's most valued in our minds, hearts, and souls based on our lived experience and the wisdom of our being.

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Worshiping Power- Author Talk with Peter Gelderloos
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Worshiping Power- Author Talk with Peter Gelderloos

According to Worshiping Power, we need to stop thinking of the State as a potential vehicle for emancipation. From its origins, the State has never been anything other than a tool to accumulate power. This inno­vative and partisan study of human social complexity cuts through in­adequate theories of early state formation to uncover social practices and institutions that have stifled egalitarian forms of self-organization throughout history.

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Turn Poison into Medicine: Self-Care Alchemy for Difficult Times
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Turn Poison into Medicine: Self-Care Alchemy for Difficult Times

Do you feel energized in your body?
Do you feel in rhythm with clarity and direction?
Do you feel that your movement-building is life-affirming?
Do you feel well-supported?
Do you find sources of hope in your every day?

We are thinking about these questions and you may be, too. Let’s design some answers together. Join the Oxalis Collective for our first, public live event!

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Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic

“Art Between Us” is the DMV's quarterly all-women’s event for an all-women audience. (All persons who identify as women are welcome!) In an effort to create safe spaces for ladies from marginalized arts communities, “Art Between Us” aims to encourage creativity, develop sisterhood within the arts, and build a support network for women and girls of all backgrounds to connect with each other over artistic expression and celebrate our diverse voices and experiences in a space that's just for us. 
 

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Spiritual Seeds of Land Justice
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Spiritual Seeds of Land Justice

In this dynamic, participatory conversation, we’ll deeply explore the inspiration and forces that source our stewardship of land, ecology, food, and communities. We’ll examine how imperialist strategies that were devised to disconnect us from, and harm us through land weren’t successful, and the bodies of existing work that are helping us reconnect, repair, and reclaim our ecological-human relationships.
 

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Inter/Nationalism - Author Talk with Steven Salaita
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Inter/Nationalism - Author Talk with Steven Salaita

Inter/Nationalism seeks to lay conceptual ground between American Indian and Indigenous studies and Palestinian studies through concepts of settler colonialism, indigeneity, and state violence. By establishing Palestine as an indigenous nation under colonial occupation, this book draws crucial connections between the scholarship and activism of Indigenous America and Palestine.
 

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Ours to Lose - Author Talk with Amy Starecheski
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Ours to Lose - Author Talk with Amy Starecheski

Ours to Lose tells the oral history of that movement through a close look at a diverse group of Lower East Side squatters who occupied abandoned city-owned buildings in the 1980s, fought to keep them for decades, and eventually began a long, complicated process to turn their illegal occupancy into legal cooperative ownership. Amy Starecheski here not only tells a little-known New York story, she also shows how property shapes our sense of ourselves as social beings and explores the ethics of homeownership and debt in post-recession America.

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Protest Matters! People's Museum
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Protest Matters! People's Museum

Protest Matters! is an interactive temporary museum of protest objects. 

We invite visitors to contribute their own items and memories to the Installation, which will take place over three days, in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association annual meetings.

The project will offer activists, academics, and local community members the chance to come together in exploring dynamic relationships between art and activism, feelings and things, politics and materiality, and creativity and community, all in the context of social justice action.

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Prisoner Letter Writing Night
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Prisoner Letter Writing Night

Join us in writing to some of the many people who have been locked up. Whether targeted for their participation in social movements and protests, or victims of the mass incarceration of black, brown, and poor people, these prisoners are our siblings, neighbors, and allies. A letter of solidarity can lift someone’s spirits and give them a vital connection to news from outside, as well as give us a direct window into the U.S. “justice” system.

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DC Stampede Letter Writing
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

DC Stampede Letter Writing

Join us in writing to some of the many people who have been locked up. Whether targeted for their participation in social movements and protests, or victims of the mass incarceration of black, brown, and poor people, these prisoners are our siblings, neighbors, and allies.

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Black Girlhood in the 19th Century- Author Talk with Nazera Wright
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Black Girlhood in the 19th Century- Author Talk with Nazera Wright

Come hear Nazera Sadiq Wright discuss her latest book Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century!

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon.

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Storytellers Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Storytellers Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico

Join us for an evening of music at The Potter's House to help raise funds for families in Puerto Rico affected by the recent hurricanes. You will hear the stories of those in our community who have been impacted by these events. Be sure to come early to get a spot since the venue will fill up fast. Suggested donation is $20 but no need to stop there! 

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The Great Re-imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse- Author Talk with Theodore Richards
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Re-imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse- Author Talk with Theodore Richards

Come join Theodore Richards for a discussion of his latest book The Great Imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse.

“These are the end times.” We hear this sentiment in one way or another from various sources, from the fundamentalist preacher to the scientist warning us of climate change. This is a time of economic uncertainty, political oppression and cultural unraveling

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Finally Got The News!- Author Event with Brad Duncan
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Finally Got The News!- Author Event with Brad Duncan

Come learn about how radicals in the 1970s used printed media to address issues that are still with us today. Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical Left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It combines written contributions from movement participants with original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to newspapers—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.

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Poetry Reading
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Reading

Polish poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski kicks off a U.S. reading tour for his new book from Zephyr Press, Posts, by joining two local poets, Maryland native, Sean Enright, and The Potter's House neighbor, Joshua Weiner, for a poetry reading and book signing.

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Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution Author Event
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution Author Event

Haymarket Books and the Washington, D.C. International Socialist Organization present Todd Chretien for a public presentation and discussion on his new book, Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution.While not a blue print for the future, the Russian Revolution is an invaluable template of lessons and insight into our own struggle for a socialist future.

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Death Cafe
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

An opportunity for individuals of any background, religion, culture or belief to meet together in a non-judgemental environment to discuss death and dying - one of our biggest conversational taboos. The much feared subject of death and dying is never easy to discuss, but why not take the opportunity to come, share, learn and discuss in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.

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From Head Shops to Whole Foods
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

From Head Shops to Whole Foods

Joshua Clark Davis of the University of Baltimore will discuss his new book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. In the 1960s and ‘70s, activists in the Black Power, feminist, anti-war, and environmental movements founded a wide range of businesses to bring their political work into the marketplace. 

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