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
Recent Political Prisoners: While resistance takes root in new communities, activists on the front lines are also facing more repression. We’ll use this month’s letter writing night to focus on newer political prisoners, like water protectors Red Fawn and Krow; Occupy activists The Cleveland 4; and animal liberationists Nicole and Joseph. Join us! We’ll provide a quick how-to on writing to prisoners, materials, and good company.
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.
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.
"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.
Come meet the editor of Grassroots Leadership and The Arts For Social Change on Saturday October 7 at 2pm!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post-Civil Rights American South.
Since 2015, the Boston-based Palestinians Podcast has hosted a series of live storytelling events, where 5-8 storytellers share their truths, trials, triumphs, and tribulations. Palestinians Podcast frequently partners with festivals, museums and student groups, and is partnering with the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival to bring a unique Palestinian perspective to the District.
In his provocative book "Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism," theologian and blogger Drew G. I. Hart places police brutality, mass incarceration, anti black stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy. On July 22nd, Drew will be at the Festival Center to guide attendees through the often difficult conversation of confronting racism within our own churches. Always leading toward Jesus, Hart will offered concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.
Now more than ever, is the time to commit to anti-bias education with our children. We need the skills and framework as families, and the curriculum and practice as educators, to support our young people in feeling good about themselves, curious and positive about people who are different than them, and to notice, name, and act when they see differences treated unfairly.
Treva B. Lindsey, Ph.D., author of the newly released Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington. D.C. will discuss the unique and important role of black women in making Washington an intellectual, cultural, social, and political capital for African Americans in the early twentieth century
Join the DC Chapter of Moms Demand Action for a special event featuring the photography of Joe Quint. Joe uses photography to raise awareness about the effects of gun violence. See more at http://www.ittakes.us/
Transform the World Inside Out : An Experiential Workhop on Creative Business Development for Social Impact and Personal Growth
This free live workshop will provide actionable insights and strategies to visionary entrepreneurs and business leaders that take creativity, social change, and Nicki Minaj references, seriously...
We invite you to join us, the University of Maryland Summer Architecture Studio, for our final exhibition of Lanier Heights research and design proposals! Eleven students have spent six tireless weeks researching and designing in preparation to present to the community of DC. Our event will feature the release of our booklet, What's UP, Lanier Heights?, and the presentation of the student residential designs.
Join Mya Guarnieri Jaradat as she offers an intimate look at the lives of Israel's Southeast Asian migrant workers and African asylum seekers, two groups that shed new light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Invisible Knapsack makes people laugh while also speaking to truths about the most pressing social justice issues of our time. A subversive improv comedy show named for Peggy McIntosh’s seminal article unpacking the daily effects of white privilege, Invisible Knapsack aims to unpack, examine, and scramble the harmful “isms” and power paradigms that exist in life and on stage.
The Community Learning Lab (CL^2) is a space for scientists, scholars and artists to engage the community with an authentic learning experience. Through CL^2, people will explore an area of science, the humanities, or the arts alongside a passionate subject matter expert. Our goal is to share fascinating ideas that have transformed society, make them accessible, and highlight their importance to our communities.
Pastors Jim Marsh and Becca Stelle will lead a summer introduction to the major themes and stories of the Bible, including the exodus, the Babylonian exile, the prophets, Jesus ministry and death and resurrection, and the early church. We will use Dan Erlander’s brilliant and delightful book, Manna and Mercy, as a guide for our conversations.
Calling is a sense that something bigger than you invites you to greater purpose; that risk and trust are required; and that saying yes will ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of self. Part of exploring calling is understanding what it means to you. How broad or narrow is it? What areas of life does it touch? What has grabbed you?