Find a penpal with Black & Pink!
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Find a penpal with Black & Pink!

Black and Pink is a community of LGBTQ prisoners and their "free world" allies, who advocate for prison abolition from the lived experience of people are currently and who have been incarcerated. "We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."

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

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out- Author Talk

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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Wisdom Circle
Aug
5
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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Black August Kickoff
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Black August Kickoff

Black August began in the 1970s as a month-long commemoration of the Black freedom struggle, including martyrs to state violence and political prisoners. Activities often include writing and visiting prisoners, political education, and other acts of solidarity.

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Two-Spirits Belong Here/Lxs Dos-Espíritus Merecen Estar Aquí
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Two-Spirits Belong Here/Lxs Dos-Espíritus Merecen Estar Aquí

Two-Spirits were the first Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer+ people on the land known as the American continent, and our struggle against cisgender, heterosexual, and so called "dyadic" supremacy, has been ongoing for millennia.

Two-Spirits Belong Here is an artist review featuring Two-Spirit Artists from peoples across the American continent.

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Fighting for Space-a book launch and harm-reduction history
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fighting for Space-a book launch and harm-reduction history

In Fighting for Space, Lupick recounts how activists marched in the streets to force politicians to change how we respond to the challenge of addiction. It was a political war that took nearly two decades but the activists eventually won. Today Vancouver is championed for pioneering harm reduction.

This event is held in partnership with Reframe Health and JusticeHIPS, Chosen Few, and AIDS United.

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Art Between Us- All Women's Open Mic
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Art Between Us- 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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The End of Policing- Discussion with Alex Vitale
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

The End of Policing- Discussion with Alex Vitale

Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve.

In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives--such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction--has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

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Empire Baptized- Author Talk with Wes Howard-Brook
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Empire Baptized- Author Talk with Wes Howard-Brook

In “Come Out, My People,” Wes Howard-Brook outlined an ambitious interpretation of the Bible as a struggle between two competing religious visions: a “religion of empire” and a “religion of creation” embraced by the prophets and Jesus. Here, through a study of the early “church fathers,” he shows how Christianity in effect opted for the religion of empire. 

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Queer Magic- Book Event
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Magic- Book Event

Join some of the editors and authors of the new book Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries at Potter's House for an evening of book readings, connection, and getting your copy on this brand new title.
In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, 43 diverse and passionate authors and artists explore how being LGBT+ is not just acceptable when exploring magic, however they define it, but powerful truths as well. 

Join some of the editors and authors of the new book Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries at Potter's House for an evening of book readings, connection, and getting your copy on this brand new title! 

About the Book:

In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, 43 diverse and passionate authors and artists explore how being LGBT+ is not just acceptable when exploring magic, however they define it, but powerful truths as well. 


Using activism, education, and storytelling, through academic essays and first-person narratives to comics and poster-style art, this intersectional group exposes a world beyond what so many magical and pagan practitioners have presumed is “normal.”

 

This collection is not just for magic practitioners, and we invite people from all walks of life into a variety of perspectives and experiences to help us all grow. 

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