Join others to explore calling by sharing experiences, gifts, and desires. Honor stories, questions, insights, faith, and doubt. Welcome how your sense of call might open you – and others – to something greater. These discussions have no rules or requirements. All are welcome.
In The Revolution Has Come Robyn C. Spencer traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members.
The night before the presidential inauguration, social movement leaders and progressive policy voices will gather at The Potter’s House for a Teach-In on Trump’s plans for our world and ways we can resist them. In quick presentations, they will bring us up to speed on the incoming administration’s policy goals and the disastrous effects they will bring for vulnerable communities if implemented. Together we will consider how we can disrupt this destructive vision and build mass movements for justice and peace in what is sure to be an uphill battle.
Lifted from the rich traditions of storytelling in Uganda, this book seeks to capture the stories of war, heartache, faith and forgiveness in one community from the moving perspective of one conflict survivor. The powerful stories and stunning photography in Enduring the Night shine a light on children in conflict zones worldwide and how one person can make a difference.
Join us for the Levine Music end of semester jazz recital, featuring teen and adult jazz students enrolled in Jazz @ Levine! Students will perform in small and large ensembles directed by Levine's expert jazz faculty. All are welcome!
Join a group created especially for Grandparents and their grandchildren! Have a cup of coffee and share ideas, anecdotes and helpful advice, as well as entertain your grandchildren in a group setting.
Each meeting will have a general theme related to the special relationship between grandchildren and grandparents as well as stories/songs for the children.
Do you have a home based business in Adams Morgan? Do you want to start-up a home based business and are interested in learning from others who’ve done that successfully? Or do you work from the Potter's House and wonder who else there might be based in Adams Morgan too?
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.
Join Embrace Yoga DC teachers on the first Monday of each month at the landmark café/bookstore, Potter’s House, for a free community yoga class. This flowing open level vinyasa yoga class is an expression of love to our community. Dive in, flow and celebrate life with some of the Embrace Your Flow teachers and friends! Open to all levels. Bring a yoga mat, a smile, and a friend.
Soulful Movement: explore full-bodied creative exploration through breath, movement and imagination.
Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) invites you to join us for a screening of Years of Living Dangerously, the award-winning docu-series which discusses climate change’s impact with experts around the world. In addition to the screening, this event will include a discussion with representatives from Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Interfaith Power and Light. We would love to have you join us to talk about carbon pricing and how people of faith can serve as stewards of creation.
Carol D. Marsh founded, directed and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, DC residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed from her own experience: addiction, poverty, and the institutional racism that permeates our society on every level. From the humorous to the sublime, Marsh offers a gripping view into a world where the stakes are high and love is pushed to its limit.
Join us to discuss trends in development finance that threaten to exacerbate the violation of indigenous and community land rights and learn more about how you can support the Sengwer, whose fight to stay on their forestland and play a role in its conservation continues to this day.
A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it
People have been gathering in coffee houses, pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life,philosophy,faith and deep questions of meaning. We are rediscovering the coffee house/pub as a safe,open space to explore and express questions and questions, learn from others,and engage one another of caring religious traditions or of none. As our society becomes increasingly fractured these public conversations are not only welcomed,but needed. The Chapel of Mary invites you to come, bring your questions and pull up a chair
"A Bridge of Story: Risking it All to Connect Classrooms and Cultures in Belize," released by Parkhurst Brothers Publishers features the journey through project creation and facilitation as well as a step by step detailed guideline of the creative writing program, explanation of the legends shared and a collection of stories written by Belizean students and teachers who attended the workshops and seminars.
Join DC Stampede and Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) to write letters to elders who are incarcerated. RAPP will share a bit about their work to get aging prisoners back to their families and communities.
We'll provide all the materials and a quick "how to" for writing to people in prison. It'll be a good chance to meet and hang out with other folks who are fighting for change.
US social movements face many challenges. One of their most troublesome involves the question of nonviolence. Civil disobedience and symbolic protest have characterized many struggles in the US since the Civil Rights era, but conditions have changed. Corporate media has consolidated, the police have militarized, dissent has been largely co-opted and institutionalized, but the strategic tools radicals employ haven’t necessarily kept pace. Our narratives, borrowed from movements of the past, are falling short.
On Tuesday, December 20th from 6-7pm at The Potter's House, please join Pathways to Housing DC as we discuss how we're ending homelessness for our most vulnerable neighbors and how community member can take action and make a tangible difference in the lives of the men and women Pathways to Housing DC serves!
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth; limits our ability to address crises like climate change; and creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in. In Born on Third Base, Collins calls for an end to class war, busts the myths that define our views of rich and poor, and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future.
Join us for the Recovery Cafe Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all.
In Partnership with The Potters House of Washington, DC, Recovery Cafe has a vibrant and much loved history. With a renovation complete, let's reignite the hope that anyone going through Recovery of any type, has a place to come and express themselves as they find their way. You will be supported at this 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.
Part-autobiography, part-Christian spirituality, Nomad offers penetrating insight into the minds of the new generations of progressive evangelical followers of Jesus in the global Church. Themes include: community, war, redemption, wonder, grace, sexuality and the Eucharist.
Come to Potters House Dec. 6th as we hear from Jordan Marie Daniels, of the DC Stands with Standing Rock Coalition, and share resources explaining what being in solidarity means, how to be an effective ally/accomplice, and how we can all be in action.
This event takes place just after the Army Corp issued evacuation notice of the Oceti Sakowin Camp set for Dec. 5th. We will update on what is happening in the #NoDAPL movement and share resources to educate others, and support and fundraise for our Water Protectors.
The poet-witnesses in this collection distill the horror and let in the light of our common humanity. They remind us of a universal hurt, grief, anger, rage, shame and love that we all can recall when confronting the blunt reality and the savagery of abuses associated with corrupted power, indifference and intolerance.
Deep Denial - part popular history, part personal memoir - documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called “white.” Author David Billings focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why, despite the Civil Rights movement and an African-
American president, we remain, in the author’s words, “a nation hard-wired by race.”
Try something new that has the power to change your life. I will introduce a few of the elements of the InterPlay practice to explore our individual and collective journeys. Social change is a spiritual practice. With the “sneaky deep” practices of InterPlay, we can come together in love, community and compassion. From teachers to students, artists to politicians, from the streets to your home, we will explore how our stories and full-selves can play with changing the world for the better.
Ctrl+Z digs into the legal, cultural, and technical aspects of the debate surrounding the right to be forgotten. Thoroughly researched and peppered with stories, Ctrl+Z challenges the reader to consider the right to be forgotten as we move toward a digital future.
Marina Budhos’s extraordinary and timely novel examines what it’s like to grow up under surveillance, something many Americans experience and most Muslim Americans know.
// The revolution WILL be improvised!
Longform improv is improvised theater with a team of other players. At Soulful Improv, we explore improvisation as "practice" for the real world: Engaging in that vulnerable-but-gratifying act of making something beautiful out of chaos - in the partnership of others.
This is the powerful account by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled of his transformation from a young man growing up in the heart of Israel's elite and serving proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. His journey mirrors in many ways the transformation his father Matti Peled, a much-decorated Israeli general, had undergone three decades earlier. Peled paints touching portraits of his childhood in Jerusalem, of the tumultuous events that sparked his transformation, and of the Palestinian and Israeli peace activists he has worked with in recent years.
Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance.
The Ethan Philion Trio is a local jazz group consisting of three of the DC area's most in demand jazz artists: Chris Barrick (vibraphone), Ethan Philion (bass), and Ele Rubenstein (drums). The group plays a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.
One thing we can be certain of is that capitalism will end. Maybe not soon, but probably before too long; humanity has never before managed to craft an eternal social system, after all, and capitalism is a notably more precarious and volatile order than most of those that preceded it. The question, then, is what will come next?
The poems of this fourth collection from Wayne Miller exist in the wake of catastrophe. It is a world populated by rogue gunmen on shooting sprees, a world where the only inheritance a father has to pass on is his debt. The collection coalesces around three primary occurrences: the birth of a child, the death of a father, and the seeming explosion of sociohistorical and political conflict and violence over the past fifteen years. Throughout this series, Miller processes grief, but also cuts through pain to open up a way forward in the aftermath of shared loss. Post- thrums with pathos and humor, pain and the beauty of living.
Race literacy changes everything. It changes the way we view ourselves and our nation. Race literacy gives us the proper context in which to ground our conversations on Race. It touches our heart, and leaves us free to have healthier relationships, and greater compassion for self and other. We don’t know what we don’t know, but if we open ourselves up to new possibilities, everything changes.
In Building the Commune, George Ciccariello-Maher travels through the many radical experiments of Venezuela, assessing how they have succeeded and failed, and how they are continuing to operate. Speaking to community members, workers, students and government officials, Ciccariello-Maher provides a balance sheet of these projects, that movements throughout the world can look to for lessons and inspiration.
The concept of intersectionality has become a hot topic in academic and activist circles alike. But what exactly does it mean, and why has it emerged as such a vital lens through which to explore how social inequalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability and ethnicity shape one another?
Please join us for a remarkable journey through Switzerland! Around Switzerland in 80 Maps is the latest book by Switzerland-based British author Diccon Bewes.