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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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Fighting for Space-a book launch and harm-reduction history
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Fighting for Space-a book launch and harm-reduction history

In Fighting for Space, Lupick recounts how activists marched in the streets to force politicians to change how we respond to the challenge of addiction. It was a political war that took nearly two decades but the activists eventually won. Today Vancouver is championed for pioneering harm reduction.

This event is held in partnership with Reframe Health and JusticeHIPS, Chosen Few, and AIDS United.

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The End of Policing- Discussion with Alex Vitale
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

The End of Policing- Discussion with Alex Vitale

Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve.

In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives--such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction--has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

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Empire Baptized- Author Talk with Wes Howard-Brook
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Empire Baptized- Author Talk with Wes Howard-Brook

In “Come Out, My People,” Wes Howard-Brook outlined an ambitious interpretation of the Bible as a struggle between two competing religious visions: a “religion of empire” and a “religion of creation” embraced by the prophets and Jesus. Here, through a study of the early “church fathers,” he shows how Christianity in effect opted for the religion of empire. 

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Queer Magic- Book Event
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Magic- Book Event

Join some of the editors and authors of the new book Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries at Potter's House for an evening of book readings, connection, and getting your copy on this brand new title.
In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, 43 diverse and passionate authors and artists explore how being LGBT+ is not just acceptable when exploring magic, however they define it, but powerful truths as well. 

Join some of the editors and authors of the new book Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries at Potter's House for an evening of book readings, connection, and getting your copy on this brand new title! 

About the Book:

In Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries, 43 diverse and passionate authors and artists explore how being LGBT+ is not just acceptable when exploring magic, however they define it, but powerful truths as well. 


Using activism, education, and storytelling, through academic essays and first-person narratives to comics and poster-style art, this intersectional group exposes a world beyond what so many magical and pagan practitioners have presumed is “normal.”

 

This collection is not just for magic practitioners, and we invite people from all walks of life into a variety of perspectives and experiences to help us all grow. 

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As Black as Resistance- Author Talk with Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

As Black as Resistance- Author Talk with Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson

As Black As Resistance makes the case for a new program of self-defense and transformative politics for Black Americans, one rooted in an anarchistic framework that the authors liken to the Black experience itself. This book argues against compromise and negotiation with intolerance. It is a manifesto for everyone who is ready to continue progressing towards liberation.

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The War on Neighborhoods- Author Talk with Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

The War on Neighborhoods- Author Talk with Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper

The War on Neighborhoods makes the case for a revolutionary reformation of our public-safety model that focuses on shoring up neighborhood institutions and addressing the effects of trauma and poverty. The authors ultimately call for a profound transformation in how we think about investing in urban communities—away from the perverse misinvestment of policing and incarceration and toward a model that invests in human and community development.

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British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion-Author Talk
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion-Author Talk

How are revolting bodies transformed into laboring subjects, and how have revolting bodies
produced themselves as resisting subjects? Join Sheshalatha Reddy, Assistant Professor at
Howard University, for a discussion of her book British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion:
Revolting Bodies, Laboring Subjects (2017), which examines three nineteenth-century colonial
rebellions against the British Empire as imperial capital attempted to find new sources of labor
power and colonized subjects resisted their transformation into sources of capitalist
accumulation.

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Police: A Field Guide
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Police: A Field Guide

Join David Correia and Tyler Wall for an in-depth discussion on the language that we use to talk about policing and police reform in the hopes that understanding the historical context of these terms will help us move beyond the limits of police reform and toward a society free from police violence and free from police entirely.
 

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Spontaneous Combustion- Author Talk with AK Thompson
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Spontaneous Combustion- Author Talk with AK Thompson

Why, at given historical moments, do rebellions seem to erupt synchronously around the globe? In the new edited collection Spontaneous Combustion, authors draw upon George Katsiaficas' notion of "the eros effect" to make sense of this phenomenon. Through case studies, analytic elaborations, and critical rejoinders, Spontaneous Combustion unearths the erotic dimensions of global revolt. 

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A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx- Author Talk with Sven-Eric Liedman
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx- Author Talk with Sven-Eric Liedman

A World to Win follows Marx through childhood and student days, a difficult and sometimes tragic family life, his far-sighted journalism, and his enduring friendship and intellectual partnership with Friedrich Engels. Building on the work of previous biographers, Liedman employs a commanding knowledge of the nineteenth century to create a definitive portrait of Marx and his vast contribution to the way the world understands itself.

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Power to the Poor- Author Talk with Gordon Mantler
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Power to the Poor- Author Talk with Gordon Mantler

The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. 

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Carving out the Commons- Author Talk with Amanda Huron
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Carving out the Commons- Author Talk with Amanda Huron

In Carving Out the Commons, Amanda Huron theorizes the practice of urban commoning through a close investigation of the city’s limited-equity housing cooperatives. Drawing on feminist and anticapitalist perspectives, Huron asks whether a commons can work in a city where land and other resources are scarce, and how strangers who may not share a past or future come together to create and maintain commonly-held spaces in the midst of capitalism.

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Christ on the Psych Ward- Author Talk with David Finnegan-Hosey
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Christ on the Psych Ward- Author Talk with David Finnegan-Hosey

When a mental health crisis led David Finnegan-Hosey to admit himself into a hospital, he found himself wrestling not only with a newly diagnosed mental illness but also with his faith. Christ on the Psych Ward weaves together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience to offer a message of hope for those living with mental illnes, nd for friends and faith communities committed to caring for and learning from them.

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She Caused a Riot- Author Talk with Hannah Jewell and Mary Beth Albright
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

She Caused a Riot- Author Talk with Hannah Jewell and Mary Beth Albright

Join Washington Post pop culture journalist Hannah Jewell in celebration of the release of her first book, a comedic history of women titled She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It. Jewell will joined byMary Beth Albright, the Food Anchor for The Washington Post for a conversation about what it means to be a woman, today and in the distant past.

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Policing Black Bodies- Author Talk with Angela Hattery
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Policing Black Bodies- Author Talk with Angela Hattery

From Trayvon Martin to Freddie Gray, the stories of police violence against Black people are too often in the news. In Policing Black Bodies Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the policing of Black bodies goes far beyond these individual stories of brutality. They connect the regulation of African American people in many settings, including the public education system and the criminal justice system, into a powerful narrative about the myriad ways Black bodies are policed.

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Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change: Howard University School of Social Work in the 1970s - Author Talk
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change: Howard University School of Social Work in the 1970s - Author Talk

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Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change: Howard University School of Social Work in the 1970s - Author Talk

There are moments in time when the forces of society, government, and the individual converge to provide a window of opportunity to create something special. For Howard University School of Social Work (HUSSW), the 1970s was such a time. Moving from the era of its esteemed founding dean - Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay - the School transitioned to a new era with new leadership, new vision, and new energy to secure the future of the School. Using a case study approach, this book examines the people, the institution and the processes which sought to use the curriculum of the school to respond to the demands for changes in social work education at HUSSW. The backdrop of the civil rights movement provided the sense of urgency and commitment to the challenges and promises of change. This book provides a rare inside look at how student protest and upheaval led to the transformation and renewal of one of the nation's preeminent School's of Social Work.  The authors show how the unique historic role Howard University played as a incubator of social change in race relations infused the social work faculty and students with a mission unlike that of any of its peer institutions.  Coming on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, this School of Social Work re-invented itself by building on the powerful legacy of excellence of its founding dean, Inabel Lindsay, and the students' demands for a more relevant course of study.

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Tear Gas- Author Talk with Anna Feigenbaum
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Tear Gas- Author Talk with Anna Feigenbaum

An engrossing century-spanning narrative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be. From the Bonus Army encampment of depression era America, to riots of 1968, to the disrupt J20 protests, learn how riot control has shaped D.C.'s political history. Anna will be joined by D.C. activists working on issues of policing and protest. It's sure to be a robust and engrossing evening.

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