A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960's
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960's

A Political Education is the story of Black activists, educators, parents, and students who navigated, challenged, and contributed to the urbanpolitical and educational landscape from mid-twentieth century civil rights struggles through the more recent corporate reorganization of the public sphere. The book analyzes transformations in Black politics, shifts in education organizing, and the racial politics of education reform from the 1960s to the present.

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Art Between Us
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Art Between Us

“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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Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools - Author talk with Michelle A. Purdy
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools - Author talk with Michelle A. Purdy

Focusing on the experiences of the first black students to desegregate Atlanta's well-known The Westminster Schools and national efforts to diversify private schools, Michelle A. Purdy combines social history with policy analysis in a dynamic narrative that expertly re-creates this overlooked history.

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Death Cafe
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

This Death Café will provide 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. 

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Hummingbirds in the Trenches - Author talk with Kondwani Fidel
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Hummingbirds in the Trenches - Author talk with Kondwani Fidel

"Kondwani Fidel is a brilliant and bold voice of a generation of hummingbirds. This book of essays and lyrics sing baritone form the depth , from the complexities of the young Black experience in America. It is relevant. It is regal. It is real."
-Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

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Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Cultivating Rituals of Healing in a Climate of Disconnection

Plants offer many ways to enrich our connection to nature and place, but it can be difficult to sort out meaningful practices in the context of commercialization, commodification, and cultural appropriation. Join local herbalist Holly Poole-Kavana to explore the creation of thoughtful rituals based on respect for plants, cultures, and our own selves.

Holly Poole-Kavana is a DC-based herbalist of northern European descent practicing in the Western herbal tradition. Her practice, Little Red Bird Botanicals, focuses on using locally grown plants as medicine.

Admission: sliding scale $5 to $20

Register and purchase tickets here!

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Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Courageous Civility - Building Bridges Across Our Divides

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

Join us every third Monday of the month (Starting October 15), from 6:30 – 8 pm at Potter’s House in Adam’s Morgan, Washington DC to discuss and practice the concepts of COURAGEOUS CIVILITY.

This event is open to all who are interested, regardless of beliefs or political affiliation. Tell all your friends! Drop in for one event, or come on a regular basis.

Our current political and social climate has made it clear that it is more challenging to have civil, respectful discourse and that we’ve stopped listening to one another, particularly to those who hold different views. Many of us know that this needs to shift in order to create lasting change, yet we don’t seem to know how or where to begin.

This meet-up is for those who are looking to:
• break the polarity of our current political and social climate
• find internal practices to cultivate more resilience and inner peace
• step into more authentic ways to express personal power
• gain support from others who share similar values
• develop the courage and skills to advocate for a work, social and political environment that is in alignment with values of civility, respect, equality for all and compassion.

This regular meet up will be lead by Joe Weston - international trainer, coach, author and advocate for peace. He will share concepts and practices from his book Mastering Respectful Confrontation, as well as create the space for respectful dialogue amongst those present in order to explore ways to sort through some of the confusion of our time and also take these concepts into action.

To register: https://www.meetup.com/DC-Courageous-Civility-Meetup/events/shmfgqyxnbtb/

You can learn more about Joe Weston's work at his website:
http://respectfulconfrontation.com/

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Jubilee Jobs Orientation
Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Jubilee Jobs Orientation

Jubilee Jobs is one of the longest-serving and best non-profit workforce development providers in the Greater Washington Region. Jubilee Jobs programs offer hope for jobseekers all over Washington, DC. At Jubilee Jobs, we pride ourselves on encouraging every applicant throughout the entire job process, which begins with initial meetings with job counselors, moves to workshops (interviewing skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting) and ends with the individual obtaining a job. The vision of the Next Step program helps currently employed clients move towards stabilization and greater economic self-sufficiency.

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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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Jubilee Jobs Orientation
Oct
8
9:00 AM09:00

Jubilee Jobs Orientation

Jubilee Jobs is one of the longest-serving and best non-profit workforce development providers in the Greater Washington Region. Jubilee Jobs programs offer hope for jobseekers all over Washington, DC. At Jubilee Jobs, we pride ourselves on encouraging every applicant throughout the entire job process, which begins with initial meetings with job counselors, moves to workshops (interviewing skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting) and ends with the individual obtaining a job. The vision of the Next Step program helps currently employed clients move towards stabilization and greater economic self-sufficiency.

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Meet-up & Support Group for Individuals who Stutter
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Meet-up & Support Group for Individuals who Stutter

Join us and meet other individuals who stutter or struggle with speech fluency. This is a great opportunity to meet understanding peers and build a supportive community. We will meet at The Potter's House in Adams Morgan to spend Saturday morning together over a cup of coffee. Friends and family are all welcome to come meet and support each other!

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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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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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