Come hear from Ann Philips and Henry Crawford read from their poetry collections, including A Language the Land is Inventing.
Join us for an evening of music at The Potter's House to help raise funds for families in Puerto Rico affected by the recent hurricanes. You will hear the stories of those in our community who have been impacted by these events. Be sure to come early to get a spot since the venue will fill up fast. Suggested donation is $20 but no need to stop there!
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.
Protest Matters! is an interactive temporary museum of protest objects.
We invite visitors to contribute their own items and memories to the Installation, which will take place over three days, in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association annual meetings.
The project will offer activists, academics, and local community members the chance to come together in exploring dynamic relationships between art and activism, feelings and things, politics and materiality, and creativity and community, all in the context of social justice action.
Ours to Lose tells the oral history of that movement through a close look at a diverse group of Lower East Side squatters who occupied abandoned city-owned buildings in the 1980s, fought to keep them for decades, and eventually began a long, complicated process to turn their illegal occupancy into legal cooperative ownership. Amy Starecheski here not only tells a little-known New York story, she also shows how property shapes our sense of ourselves as social beings and explores the ethics of homeownership and debt in post-recession America.
Health Equity in Brazil and The Biopolitics of Beauty- Author Talk with Kia Caldwell and Alvaro Jarrin
Join Kia Caldwell and Alvaro Jarrin for a conversation of their latest works, Health Equity in Brazil and The Biopolitics of Beauty!
Inter/Nationalism seeks to lay conceptual ground between American Indian and Indigenous studies and Palestinian studies through concepts of settler colonialism, indigeneity, and state violence. By establishing Palestine as an indigenous nation under colonial occupation, this book draws crucial connections between the scholarship and activism of Indigenous America and Palestine.
Do you feel energized in your body?
Do you feel in rhythm with clarity and direction?
Do you feel that your movement-building is life-affirming?
Do you feel well-supported?
Do you find sources of hope in your every day?
We are thinking about these questions and you may be, too. Let’s design some answers together. Join the Oxalis Collective for our first, public live event!
An urgent account of sexual politics, feminism, and the rules of power in America-and a potent vision for the way forward
As a veteran feminist and agenda-setting sex educator, Jaclyn Friedman is on the frontlines of the war for equity between the sexes. In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept.
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
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.
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.
New Issues poets Abdul Ali, Ailish Hopper, and Wesley Rothman will share work from their most recent collections of poetry, all of which will be available for purchase. Please come hear these poets who are intensely engaged with their craft and committed to social betterment.
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.
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.
Come join us in a conversation with Chezare A. Warren about his latest book, Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education.
Come for the D.C. launch of the anthology, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017). This collection of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry contains contributions from 65 writers who were either born and/or raised in the US by one or more immigrant parent.
Come hear DC local, Theodore Fuller, talk about his latest book, The Third Migration: African Americans in Paris.
Dominican-American author and educator, Ayendy Bonifacio, will read from his debut memoir, Dique Dominican, and share his personal experiences growing up as a new immigrant to Brooklyn in the 1990s. Q&A and book signing to follow!
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.
A conversation between two award winning writers, JJ Amaworo Wilson author of Damnificados and Elizabeth Hand author of Fire., exploring ideas of climate change, identity, police repression, and social justice, through the lens of sci-fi and fantasy.
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.
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.
Come meet the editor of Grassroots Leadership and The Arts For Social Change on Saturday October 7 at 2pm!
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!