DC Stampede Letter Writing
May
31
6:30 pm18:30

DC Stampede Letter Writing

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.

Adams Morgan Working From Home Networking Group
Jun
2
12:30 pm12:30

Adams Morgan Working From Home Networking Group

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? 

Wisdom Circle
Jun
4
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.

Mindful Monday Yoga
Jun
5
7:45 pm19:45

Mindful Monday Yoga

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. 

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars - Author Talk
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars - Author Talk

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is frayed, incarceration has become a central and racialized strategy for managing the poor. Using her ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an ob-gyn in a women’s jail, Carolyn Sufrin explores how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can find care.

Manna and Mercy Study
Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Manna and Mercy Study

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.

Wade Through Deep Water
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Wade Through Deep Water

Join us at the Festival Center for Holy Fool Arts show, Wade Through Deep Water, a Ceremonial Theater event tracing the soggy footprints of a people through the wombs of the Red Sea and Jordan River to birth an Exodus thirsting for collective liberation. Come and hear the voice of water’s lament as told by Miriam, Moses’ sister, and John the Baptist – two of God’s prophets whose water-logged lives kept them swimming in transformation.

BeatsNBeans
Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

BeatsNBeans

Join us on Saturday, June 10th at the Potters House for our next installment of the BeatsNBeans discussion series. Moderator KOKAYI will be chatting it up with award winning singer/songwriter Sara Curtin and Killa Cal of legendary Rare Essence about their creative process, spaces and more. Free. Positive Vibes Only. Presented by The General Store Inc.

Recovery Cafe
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Recovery Cafe

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. 

Soulful Movement
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Soulful Movement

 

Soulful Movement: explore full-bodied creative exploration through breath,  movement and imagination. 

Tuesday Discussion Table: Coffee House Theology
Jun
13
12:30 pm12:30

Tuesday Discussion Table: Coffee House Theology

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.

Tratamiento Para Tod@s / Treatment for All - Film Screening
Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

Tratamiento Para Tod@s / Treatment for All - Film Screening

The Association of People Affected by Hepatitis C (La Plataforma de Afectad@s por la Hepatitis C) was formed in November 2014 to fight for the human right of patients to receive new life-saving drugs. TRATAMIENTO PARA TOD@S/TREATMENT FOR ALL traces the organization's struggle from its inception through May 2015, during which time the group organized mass mobilizations to defend and strengthen Spain's free, high quality, universal public health system, and to fight against the neoliberal restructuring of healthcare.

Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Art Between Us - An 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. 
 

Children's Storytime
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Children's Storytime

Bring your kids out for storytime! Led each month by volunteer readers from the neighborhood, your children will enjoy a reading that sparks the imagination, broadens the mind, and most of all makes us all smile and laugh. 


Jazz Night with Nico Sarbanes
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Jazz Night with Nico Sarbanes

Come join us for a great night of music, featuring Nico Sarbanes! Nico Sarbanes is a jazz vocalist, trumpeter and composer from the great city of Baltimore. At 23, he is already emerging as one of the city’s most talented young performers, combining a virtuosic technique on the trumpet with an impressive command of the vocal repertoire of the Great American Songbook.

Capital + Community = Change
May
23
6:30 pm18:30

Capital + Community = Change

Come learn how to build stronger communities with our cash and our savings without giving it away with Andy Loving, of Just Money Advisors. With this introduction, you will be able to move some money to make a difference. 
 

Tuesday Discussion Table: Exploring Calling
May
23
12:30 pm12:30

Tuesday Discussion Table: Exploring Calling

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?

2017 Calling, Service, and Justice Speaker Series
May
21
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Calling, Service, and Justice Speaker Series

Come hear four inspirational leaders share their joys and pains on the path of deeper calling and inspired action. Come hear what they did, what God did, what has happened, and what comes next. Learn how they are serving communities, empowering others, and seeking justice. And, come to nurture your calling to change the world. 

A Night for Syria
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

A Night for Syria

A Little Sparkle Foundation's flagship event begins with 'A Night for Syria'. This event will provide not only insight to some of the difficulties that refugees have had during their transition from Syria, but also how we can work together in order to provide sustainable solutions to refugee families living in camps and resettling. We are bringing together artists and humanitarians to help tell these stories. 

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Join us for the national tour of two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, a feminist who voices resistance through song and writing, will perform stories from Melissa’s book *13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance* about women resisting brutal repression and finding unyielding hope.

Competing Fundamentalisms - Author Talk with Sathianathan Clarke
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Competing Fundamentalisms - Author Talk with Sathianathan Clarke

Why do certain groups and individuals seek to do harm in the name of God? While studies often claim to hold the key to this frightening phenomenon, they seldom account for the crucial role that religious conviction plays, not just in radical Islam, but also in the fundamentalist branches of the world’s two other largest religions: Christianity and Hinduism. As the first book to examine violent extremism in all three religions together, Competing Fundamentalisms draws on studies in sociology, psychology, culture, and economics—while focusing on the central role of religious ideas—to paint a richer portrait of this potent force in modern life.

An Evening with Quin
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Quin

Come enjoy the musical entertainment of Quin Rose Music! There will be song, dance, poetry, comedy and more. All are invited and all are welcome. Subject matter addresses issues of peace and injustice in a positive manner. 

Operation Fierce Kindness: Community Ignition and Meditation
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

Operation Fierce Kindness: Community Ignition and Meditation

Join Melanie Salvatore-August yoga/meditation teacher and author of the Fierce Kindness; Be a Positive Force for Change in partnership to make magic with friends at 826DC for an exploration of heart’s calling and purpose. Clear what is in between you and your brightest life with joy, compassion, forgiveness and courage. 

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City - Author Talk
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City - Author Talk

For long-time residents of Washington, DC’s Shaw/U Street, the neighborhood has become almost unrecognizable in recent years. Where the city’s most infamous open-air drug market once stood, a farmers’ market now sells grass-fed beef and homemade duck egg ravioli. On the corner where AM.PM carryout used to dish out soul food, a new establishment markets its $28 foie gras burger. Shaw is experiencing a dramatic transformation, from “ghetto” to “gilded ghetto,” where white newcomers are rehabbing homes, developing dog parks, and paving the way for a third wave coffee shop on nearly every block.
 

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Food For Thought: From Farm to Table

As Part Two of Ad 2 DC's "Food for Thought" series at The Potter's House, we're thrilled to bring you three exciting mini-documentaries created by local filmmakers exploring several sources of sustainable food, and the intricacies around bringing it to your table.
 

The Bookstore and The Public Space: Building Communities
Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

The Bookstore and The Public Space: Building Communities

In an age where social media can often reinforce cultural divides and render discussion shallow, bookstores are a key space for substantive dialogue about our common future. Local, independent bookstores provide a forum for complex stories and support communities in thinking more deeply about our changing world. 
 

Invisible Knapsack
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Invisible Knapsack

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.

Ghosts Of Seattle Past - Author Talk with Jaimee Garbacik
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Ghosts Of Seattle Past - Author Talk with Jaimee Garbacik

Join us in welcoming author & activist Jaimee Garbacik on Thursday, April 20 at 7pm. Jaimee will present her newest work Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places, a collection of interviews, essays, comix and art commemorating places in Seattle lost to development, gentrification, and neglect. 

Love in a Time of Hate - Author Talk with Hanna Schott
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Love in a Time of Hate - Author Talk with Hanna Schott

Love in a Time of Hate tells the gripping tale of Magda and André Trocmé, the couple that transformed a small town in the mountains of southern France into a place of safety during the Holocaust. At great risk to their own lives, the Trocmés led efforts in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide more than three thousand Jewish children and adults who were fleeing the Nazis. 

Lent Bible Study
Apr
12
12:30 pm12:30

Lent Bible Study

As Jesus' death sentence loomed ahead, he engaged in conversation after conversation with people seeking meaning and perspective: A teacher of religion. A minority woman. A disabled man. Grieving sisters. Beginning March 1 and for the following Wednesdays of Lent, we will read the Biblical accounts of those conversations and consider how those encounters with Jesus speak to us today. 

Queer Open Mic
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

Queer Open Mic

This event is a collaboration between the Potter's House and the students and faculty of the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at George Mason University. We are hosting this open mic to celebrate our 5th annual research conference, Theorizing Linkages, Practicing Solidarity: Feminist Approaches to Conflict Resolution. 

Grandparents Connect!
Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

Grandparents Connect!

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. 

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

NoDAPL Divestment Campaign / Educational Event

SURJ DC is working with a coalition of organizations including Rising Hearts, Black Lives Matter DC, and 350 DC as part of a divestment coalition to push for divestment from financial institutions funding the construction of DAPL and other disastrous big oil projects that threaten indigenous lives and communities. 

I went to the Women's March, now what?
Apr
1
11:30 am11:30

I went to the Women's March, now what?

The workshop is geared toward folks who are newer to activism and motivated by energy from the Women's March or anger at this administration's rhetoric and policies. This is also for folks who may be confused by critiques of the women's march, and want to understand how to better act in solidarity with others.

Sounding Board: Digital Creativity in Museums
Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Sounding Board: Digital Creativity in Museums

What does creativity look like in today’s digital landscape? Join us for a roundtable with new media strategists from across Washington, D.C.’s most prominent museums to discuss just that and what it means for the future of social media and web design. 
 

Shifting the Universe - Author Talk with Candace Wolf
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Shifting the Universe - Author Talk with Candace Wolf

This book is like a majestic table around which are gathered an extraordinary, international assembly of people who share stories about the nature of their daily work-and even more importantly-they bear witness to their experiences struggling against systems of local and global oppression. In a single location, SHIFTING THE UNIVERSE brings together the voices of 18 unlikely companions. 

Spring Clothing Swap
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Clothing Swap

Come swap your once-loved, still awesome articles for some new threads. Set up boutique-style, the swap is a unique opportunity to come together, share your style, and clear your closet. Simply bring your gently used (washed/pressed) clothing and accessory items that no longer excite you and go home with free new-to-you options. Come out and mix and mingle with EcoWomen to expand your network and wardrobe!

No More Heroes: A Panel & Discussion
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

No More Heroes: A Panel & Discussion

Folks working within and alongside traditional non-profits often face significant internal structural and cultural barriers to shifting power, resources and priorities to do work informed by solidarity. Join us for lessons and antidotes to saviorism.

Poetry Reading with Sarah Browning and Lauren Camp
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry Reading with Sarah Browning and Lauren Camp

In her Dorset Prize-winning new collection, Lauren Camp explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent. One Hundred Hungers tells overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation, evoking her father’s boyhood in Baghdad in the 1940s at a time when tensions began to emerge along ethnic and religious lines.

Listening for Calling Workshop
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Listening for Calling Workshop

Join others for a time of creative listening, sharing, and reflection about calling. Come to trust your experiences, gifts, and desires. Come to honor your story and how it can empower you. Come to welcome how your sense of call might open you – and others – to something greater.