Dominican-American author and educator, Ayendy Bonifacio, will read from his debut memoir, Dique Dominican, and share his personal experiences growing up as a new immigrant to Brooklyn in the 1990s. Q&A and book signing to follow!
Come hear DC local, Theodore Fuller, talk about his latest book, The Third Migration: African Americans in Paris.
Come for the D.C. launch of the anthology, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017). This collection of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry contains contributions from 65 writers who were either born and/or raised in the US by one or more immigrant parent.
Come join us in a conversation with Chezare A. Warren about his latest book, Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education.
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.
New Issues poets Abdul Ali, Ailish Hopper, and Wesley Rothman will share work from their most recent collections of poetry, all of which will be available for purchase. Please come hear these poets who are intensely engaged with their craft and committed to social betterment.
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.
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.
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
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.
A conversation between two award winning writers, JJ Amaworo Wilson author of Damnificados and Elizabeth Hand author of Fire., exploring ideas of climate change, identity, police repression, and social justice, through the lens of sci-fi and fantasy.
Join the conversation with a mom and her young-adult daughter who are willing to share their (mis)adventures in living with a sense of “enough” in a culture of “never enough.” Bring your questions and tips to share as we talk about family life in a money-driven world.
Come join us for a talk with Alfred McCoy on his new book In the Shadows of the American Century!
In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America’s rise as a world power—from the 1890s through the Cold War—and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances.
Come meet the editor of Grassroots Leadership and The Arts For Social Change on Saturday October 7 at 2pm!
"Where are you from?" is a question that is incredibly annoying to many Americans - especially to this comedy trio. AK, Sabeen, and Sharup are Muslim-American comedians from three different immigrant backgrounds that will forever struggle with their own identity issues. Their renowned standup comedy delves into the hilarious journey to define their own unique American identity while feeling outcasted at times by the world around them.
The Braxton Institute Dialogues on Resisting and Thriving engage justice-activists with the nitty-gritty issues that can undermine our success, such as conflicts within our movements, burnout, internalized oppression and benevolent paternalism.
Join us and co-editors of The Beltway Poetry Quarterly for an evening reading on October 3! Kim Roberts will read from her newest collection, The Scientific Method, and the most recent staff addition, Margaret Corum, will read work from her current ongoing writing projects.
A dangerous game between South Korea, North Korea and the United States, plus maybe China. This is a particularly volatile time in the history of the region and the world. You will hear an insider’s perspective about North Korea's nuclear crisis, from a couple who are former members of 8th Day Faith Community and currently living in Seoul.
Join Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign in showing support and solidarity with these folks. We’ll provide all the materials and a quick “how to” for writing to people in prison. We will also write to governors and parole boards who hold the power to intervene in individual cases, and learn how mass incarceration affects prisoners in their '60s, '70s, and '80s.
Join author of (H)afrocentric, Juliana "Jewels" Smith, for an intimate conversation on the new comic book, (H)afrocentric Volumes 1-4. Somewhere in between a Different World and The Boondocks, (H)afrocentric stars a posse of disgruntled undergrads of color as they navigate their way through Ronald Reagan University
Join us in welcoming Ward Churchill on September 19th. Wielding Words like Weapons is a collection of acclaimed American Indian Movement activist-intellectual Ward Churchill’s essays in indigenism, selected from material written during the decade 1995–2005.
Writers Patricia Park and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes will read from their acclaimed debut novels. Q&A to follow!
There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. A South Carolina native who yearned to be a fiction writer, Marie was thrust by a combination of circumstances―including the murder of her beloved mother-in-law―into a world much stranger than fiction.
“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.
Join Dr. Willow Lung-Amam as she discusses her new book on the vital role of immigrants in the changing urban landscape and their fight for inclusion within the suburban American Dream.
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?
Communities around the world are mobilizing urban social movements against rising inequality and economic hardship, in order to transform local neighborhoods, urban planning practices, and city policies. Minority and immigrant communities and their mobilizations play a pivotal role challenging the ongoing global political shifts right that have been propagating xenophobia, racism, and economic, political, and social isolationism. In this historic configuration, housing serves as a central site of struggle, as a fundamental human right.
Behind the smiling faces of cashiers, wait staff, and workers of all sorts, a war is going on, usually without the knowledge of official political and labor organizations. Guerrillas of Desire maps these undercurrents, documenting the history of everyday resistance
Beyond Respectability charts the development of African American women as public intellectuals and the evolution of their thought from the end of the 1800s through the Black Power era of the 1970s. Eschewing the Great Race Man paradigm so prominent in contemporary discourse, Brittney C. Cooper looks at the far-reaching intellectual achievements of female thinkers and activists
Crafternoons are made for being creative and relaxing. Come meet fellow crafters and spend a couple of hours using your right brain with a simple craft that you can take home with you. We'll provide light refreshments, and the crafting supplies and materials, you just bring yourself!
Docs In Progress is pleased to welcome acclaimed documentary filmmaker Doug Block (51 Birch Street, 112 Weddings, Resurret Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles) for a Master Class on Documentary Producing.