Greening Capitol Way

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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My favorite idea about one thing to do to make downtown more beautiful (next to tearing down the tower on the isthmus, actually). Maybe a little like this...

Economics for Everyone - Olympia

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Economics for Everyone - Olympia

Free, monthly workshops and presentations addressing economic literacy and inviting dialogue and discussion on inequality and the crises of capitalism.

Wednesday September 3rd, starting at 6:30, we will be discussing Christian Parenti's book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. We will only discuss chapters 1, 2, 15, and 16.

Economics for Everyone - Olympia chose this for its reading group because climate change will have an enormous impact upon how we struggle for, and even think about, economic justice in the years to come. After we discuss the readings we will have a quick planning meeting to shape upcoming workshops and events. 

Feel free to come for either the seminar or meeting, or both! (However, only come to the seminar if you have completed the readings.) 

Bring snacks if possible!


6:30 - 8 PM 

Seminar discussion of Christian Parenti's book Tropic of Chaos. Ch. 1, 2, 15, and 16 (about 50 pages)

8 - 9 PM 

Planning for Economic for Everyone future events. 

Report on a Trip to Nepal by Denver Lively-Hatcher

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 7:00pm

Denver Lively-Hatcher, a bookseller at Orca Books and a junior at the School of the Arts in Tacoma, will give a presentation about her trip to Nepal last spring, where she worked with women and children whose lives are affected by human trafficking.  The talk is FREE and open to the public. Orca Books is at 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Ali Abunimah - The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ali Abunimah - Journalist and Author at Traditions Wednesday, May 14 - 7 PM

Join the Rachel Corrie Foundation as we commemorate al-Nakba with guest Ali Abunimah discussing his new book The Battle for Justice in Palestine.  The free event is Wednesday, May 14, 7 PM, at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 5th Avenue SW, in downtown Olympia.

Abunimah is also the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse and was a contributor to The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict (Nation Books).  He is cofounder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada and has written hundreds of articles on the question of Palestine in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and Al Jazeera.  Abunimah has been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years.  He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.   

Boots Riley on Hip Hop, Mass Incarceration, and Class Struggle

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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On April 9th, Boots Riley, activist and rapper in Hip Hop group The Coup is coming to speak at The Evergreen State College Longhouse at 6pm! Boots Riley is a musician, vocalist, and public speaker known for being the front man and producer of Oakland based hip hop groupThe Coup.

Riley was raised amidst political action in Oakland, California, where since the age of fifteen he's been involved in organizing and inspiring youth. From student organizing in Oakland's public schools, to serving on the central committee for the Progressive Labor Party, holding the presidential position for InCAR (International Committee Against Racism), and organizing to build California's Anti-Racist Farm Workers' Union, Riley has been an integral part of a progressive struggle for radical change through culture.

From rallying with Occupy Oakland to appearances on Democracy Now!- Boots Riley has set an unprecedented standard of political organizing among hip hop artists.


Advance: $3 students, staff, faculty, alumni / $5 general

Door: $5 students, staff, faculty, alumni / $7 general

Advance tickets available in the Evergreen Campus Bookstore (students),
Rainy Day Records (Gen), and Orca Books (Gen).

More on Boots Riley: http://www.speakoutnow.org/userdata_display.php?modin=50&uid=198

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Large bags will be checked.

Visit the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/444362175666462/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
Co-sponsored by Abolish Cops and Prisons group; this event is part of RETHINKING PRISONS MONTH.

I Am Troy Davis: The Human Impact of the Death Penalty - At Orca Books

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

On September 21, 2011, Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia, despite a compelling case of innocence.  His execution was protested by hundreds of thousands around the globe.  Pope Benedict XVI, President Jimmy Carter, and 51 members of Congress appealed for clemency.  How did one man capture the world's imagination and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?

Wednesday, April 9, 7 pm, at Orca Books, 509 East 4th Avenue, in Olympia, Troy's sister Kimberly Davis and I Am Troy Davis co-author Jen Marlowe will unpack Troy's case, demonstrating how emblematic it is of our broken justice system.  They will share stories of the Davis family's two-decade struggle to prove Troy's innocence, and reveal the human impact of capital punishment.  Davis and Marlowe will also discuss how Troy's case continues to galvanize the fight to abolish the death penalty, including in Washington State where Governor Jay Inslee recently placed a moratorium on executions.

Marlowe will also describe her years-long collaboration with Troy Davis and his family to write the book I Am Troy Davis, and will share passages from it. A book signing will follow the presentation.  The free event at Orca Books is cosponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Washington Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.  For info, contact info@rachelcorriefoundation.org or (360)754-3998.

"Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine" featuring Angela Davis

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Rachel Corrie Foundation proudly presents our 2014 Peace Works event -- "Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine" 

April 19, 2014

Conference: The Evergreen State College
Keynote Event: Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, Washington, U.S.A

Join us for a day of plenaries and workshops addressing the plight of Palestinian prisoners and connections to mass incarceration in the United States, featuring a keynote discussion with Angela Davis and Noura Erakat.

Registration is required. Please vist http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/peaceworks/pw2014 for more information.

As the illegal occupation of Palestine persists, similarities between current Israeli policy and that of apartheid regimes of the past have become more apparent than ever. Within Israel’s matrix of control, the domination of Palestinians is largely reinforced through Israel’s policy of mass arrest and incarceration. Since 1967, more than 726,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli forces.

In the United States, past policies of segregation and domination have continued through the mass incarceration of people of color. While people of color make up only 30% of the United States’ total population, they constitute over 60% of people imprisoned in the U.S. today.

Both Israel and the United States, countries which came to existence through brutal colonial projects, rely on a system of racialized social control whose primary means of enforcement is the mass incarceration of subjugated populations. Yet Again As Captives: Mass Incarceration in the U.S. & Palestine seeks to explore the core issues surrounding this system of control and to empower those in attendance to act against it.

Susan Strasser at Evergreen

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:15am

Gender and Capitalism, Economics for Everyone Workshops

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Gender and Capitalism"
Wednesday 7 - 9PM.
Traditions Cafe

A follow up workshop to the January 8th workshop--"The ABCs of Capitalism--in a series promoting economic literacy and inviting dialogue and discussion on inequality and the on-going crises of capitalism.

No economic background required!

Facilitated by Savvina Chowdhury & Peter Bohmer (members of the economic faculty at The Evergreen State College)

Jewish Voice for Peace Event In Oly WA Dec 11th

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jewish Voice for Peace - Rebecca Vilkomerson - brown bag lunch at TESC, Sem 2, Room 1107 from noon to 2:00 pm.  Come meet Rebecca, hear her speak and think about peace in our souls, our world, and maybe even peace in the Holy Land.

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