Health Care Revolt - Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Health Care Revolt - Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine

Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck. We need a fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel.

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George Orwell: War, Peace, and Everything in Between
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

George Orwell: War, Peace, and Everything in Between

A joint-author event, Kristian Williams and Eric Laursen will be sharing their work on George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Williams' book, Between the Bullet and the Lie, highlights the relationship George Orwell saw between aesthetics, ethics, and politics; the difference between honesty and integrity; the corruption of language; the importance of observation and evidence; and the many failures of the Left.

Laursen examines the arguments that divided George Orwell and Alex Comfort, poet, biologist, anarchist-pacifist, and future author of the international bestseller The Joy of Sex—during WWII.

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American Hate: Survivors Speak Out- Author Talk & Panel Discussion
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out- Author Talk & Panel Discussion

In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.

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Mindful of Race- Dharma Talk for People of Color
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful of Race- Dharma Talk for People of Color

This talk is offered for people who self-identify as people of color.

As we become more mindful and begin to acknowledge the prolonged, persistent, and spiritual thievery of racial suffering and injustice, the energy we need to heal becomes available to us as People of Color, and we can use this energy creatively to serve and heal a larger heart.

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Immigration and Christianity- A Conversation
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Immigration and Christianity- A Conversation

Why has the political clout of white evangelicals persisted at a time of increased racial and ethnic diversity? In Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change, political scientist Janelle Wong examines a new generation of Asian American and Latino evangelicals and offers an account of why demographic change has not contributed to a political realignment. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders.

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Wisdom Circle
Sep
2
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 encourage participants to share both personally and generally from our lived experiences and imagination, working toward a creative and practical conversation facing a challenging question.  Together we share out of the context of our communities such as family, school, church, and work toward a new awareness around the challenges we face together.

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Find a penpal with Black & Pink!
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Find a penpal with Black & Pink!

Black and Pink is a community of LGBTQ prisoners and their "free world" allies, who advocate for prison abolition from the lived experience of people are currently and who have been incarcerated. "We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."

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Wisdom Circle
Aug
5
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.

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Black August Kickoff
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Black August Kickoff

Black August began in the 1970s as a month-long commemoration of the Black freedom struggle, including martyrs to state violence and political prisoners. Activities often include writing and visiting prisoners, political education, and other acts of solidarity.

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