Death Cafe
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

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.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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The Queen with Author Josh Levin
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Queen with Author Josh Levin

Join The Potter's House for a free book talk with Josh Levin (pictured) about his critically acclaimed book, The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Legend. In the tradition of investigative reporting, Josh Levin exposes how a story that once shaped the nation's conscience was clouded by racism and lies. While Levin addresses stereotypes, welfare politics and political rhetoric, the author's true goal is to put a face to the bogeywoman that Reagan exploited during his election. He presents Linda Taylor, the "welfare queen", not as a parable for anything grand, but as a singular American scoundrel who represents nothing but herself. As he stunningly reveals, the deeper truth, the messy truth, tells us something much larger about who we are.

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A Woman Called Albatross with Author Jalal
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

A Woman Called Albatross with Author Jalal

Join The Potter's House for a free book talk with Jalal about his first collection of poetry, A Woman Called Albatross. A Woman Called Albatross studies the life of its speaker, a man who has been saved by art, just as his mother, nicknamed "Albatross", is dying. Jalal's first collection of poetry has managed to capture the unaggrandized dignity of laboring via compassion in poems while holding onto lyrical playfulness. The collection is a ballad to the idea that redeeming love is found in giving it all away, in the care of others. Against the structured hatred and unfairness of the world, Jalal has written a love poem to Love itself.

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Death Cafe
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

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.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker with Author Klecko McGleno
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker with Author Klecko McGleno

Join The Potter's House for a free book talk with Klecko McGleno (pictured) about his new poetry collection, Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker: Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE. He writes of the Mexican crew that he loved and of the plight of immigrant workers in the hospitality industry who, as Klecko says, “bust ass to give luxury to white Americans.” His poems reveal quiet compassion and heartfelt devotion for his crew, while also expressing the struggles of operating a business in a sanctuary city. At a time in the United States when the challenges facing Mexican immigrants are on the hearts and minds of many, a baker who strikes back against ICE with poetry has a compelling story to tell.

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Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed
Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed

Heineken in Africa caused a political and media furore on publication in the Netherlands, and was debated in the Dutch and European Parliaments. Leading international media, such as The Guardian, Financial Times, BBC, Le Monde and El País reported on it. The revelations made the Global Fund, a multi-billion dollar organization that fights AIDS, TB and malaria with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, decide to suspend its partnership with Heineken. It is an unmissable exposé of the havoc wreaked by a global giant seeking proft in the developing world.

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Making the World Global, with Isaac A. Kamola and Launch Party
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Making the World Global, with Isaac A. Kamola and Launch Party

Join us for a panel discussion of Isaac Kamola's, Making the World Global, followed by a celebration of his work along with Eli Meyerhoff's Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World and Sean Parson's Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification.

Free food and (non-alcoholic) drinks will be provided at the party! The panel on Isaac's book will feature comments from George Ciccariello-Maher, Jonneke Koomen, and Eli Meyerhoff. (Please note that there will be a a separate panel on Eli's and Sean's books within the APSA conference on Sat. at 10am in the Hilton.)

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Author Talk with Asha J. Watson
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk with Asha J. Watson

Transfer Please: Short Poetic Vignettes About People In Common Places is my first book, which contains twenty-two short vignettes that inspire readers to pay attention to their surrounding. The book is intended to spark a desire to journal. Each story is an open ended writing prompt that allows the reader to write what they think happens next, or what they feel in response to reading it. I host 'one-day book club' events that allow participants to have a dialogue about the content without having to read the book in advance.

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Author Talk with Auntie Asha
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk with Auntie Asha

Meet "Auntie Asha" the author of You Are Soul Be-you-tiful & I'm Soul Be-you-tiful from A-Z! Let's talk Affirmations, ASL and confidence!

I'm Soul Be-you-tiful from A-Z! Inspirational Affirmations for Young Leaders is a book based on a poem that I wrote for my nieces and nephews. Each pages is full of positive affirmations for children that also features that American Sign Language alphabet on each page, and a full chart in the back of the book. This book features the real faces of my nieces and nephews and inspires children of all background to love themsleves and appreciate their natural inner-beauty.

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The Potter's House Radical Hospitality Open Mic
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Potter's House Radical Hospitality Open Mic

The spot for the musicians, singers, poets, storytellers, comedians and live painters! Join us Friday, August 16th for the #RadicalHospitality Open Mic at The Potter's House, featuring poet, host, teaching artist, workshop facilitator, C. Thomas.
- 30% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Potter's House "Pay it Forward" Program.
- Each artist that hits the stage will receive FREE ENTRY into September's Open Mic!

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The Bounce & The Echo with Author Ian Johnson
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Bounce & The Echo with Author Ian Johnson

The Bounce and The Echo is a heartfelt, honest memoir enriched by the enthralling history of the sport of basketball, from its inception unto its current state. It is the story of a former pro basketball player's attempt to discover himself anew while on a venture to find peace with a game he so desperately wanted to love. In this memoir, Ian speaks on very relatable and important mental health concerns, and takes aim at stigmas about mental health that all-too often permeate all sports.

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A Braxton Institute Dialogue on Resisting and Thriving- Risk and Ritual
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

A Braxton Institute Dialogue on Resisting and Thriving- Risk and Ritual

Activists Constance Young and glo merriweather discuss how ritual sustains the transformative practice of risk-taking in liberation movements. Why is ritual necessary and how does it sustain us? How does it make those who resist more whole and redefine our ability to persist through experiences of violence? Speakers share their experiences with risk and ritual, connecting the social justice practice of healing one’s society to the practice of healing the body, mind and soul. Moderated by Richael Faithful, folk healer and activist.

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Death Cafe
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

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.
The meeting will be informal, insightful and far from morbid! Everyone is welcome to bring their thoughts, friends and family!!

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The Potter' House Radical Hospitality Open Mic
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Potter' House Radical Hospitality Open Mic

The spot for the musicians, singers, poets, storytellers, comedians and live painters! Join us Friday, July 19th for the #RadicalHospitality Open Mic at The Potter's House, featuring Whiskey Girl the DC-based blogger, self-published author, spoken word artist, single mother and mental health advocate.
- 30% of all ticket sales will be donated to The Potter's House "Pay it Forward" Program.
- Each artist that hits the stage will receive FREE ENTRY into August's Open Mic!

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