Death Cafe
Oct
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Death Cafe

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.

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Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution Author Event
Nov
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution Author Event

Haymarket Books and the Washington, D.C. International Socialist Organization present Todd Chretien for a public presentation and discussion on his new book, Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution.While not a blue print for the future, the Russian Revolution is an invaluable template of lessons and insight into our own struggle for a socialist future.

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Wisdom Circle
Nov
5
12:00pm12:00pm

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.

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Poetry Reading
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Poetry Reading

Polish poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski kicks off a U.S. reading tour for his new book from Zephyr Press, Posts, by joining two local poets, Maryland native, Sean Enright, and The Potter's House neighbor, Joshua Weiner, for a poetry reading and book signing.

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Finally Got The News!- Author Event with Brad Duncan
Nov
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Finally Got The News!- Author Event with Brad Duncan

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.

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The Great Reimagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse Author Talk with Theodore Richards
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Great Reimagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse Author Talk with Theodore Richards

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

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Black Girlhood in the 19th Century- Author Talk with Nazera Wright
Nov
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Black Girlhood in the 19th Century- Author Talk with Nazera Wright

Come hear Nazera Sadiq Wright discuss her latest book Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century!

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Nazera Sadiq Wright uses heavy archival research on a wide range of texts about African American girls to explore this understudied phenomenon.

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From Head Shops to Whole Foods
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

From Head Shops to Whole Foods

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. 

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In the Shadows of the American Century Author Talk with Alfred McCoy
Oct
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

In the Shadows of the American Century Author Talk with Alfred McCoy

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.

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Outcasted Comedy Tour
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Outcasted Comedy Tour

"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.

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North Korea's Nuclear Crisis: An Insider's Perspective
Oct
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

North Korea's Nuclear Crisis: An Insider's Perspective

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.

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DC Stampede Letter Writing
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

DC Stampede Letter Writing

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.

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A Courageous Fool - Author Talk
Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Courageous Fool - Author Talk

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.

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Art Between Us - An All Women's Open Mic
Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

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. 
 

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Anti-Gentrificaiton Housing Struggles in Los Angeles and Berlin
Aug
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anti-Gentrificaiton Housing Struggles in Los Angeles and Berlin

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.

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Beyond Respectability - Author Talk with Dr. Brittney Cooper
Aug
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beyond Respectability - Author Talk with Dr. Brittney Cooper

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

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Crafternoon
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Crafternoon

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!

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