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Community Spotlight — March 2022

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Erin Jones at Capital High School

March 5, 4-5:30 pm at CHS’ Performing Arts Center, 2707 Conger Ave. NW

The public is invited to join this presentation by author, speaker and educator Erin Jones, author of Bridges to Heal US, Stories and Strategies for Racial Healing.

Tickets are not required but RSVPs help: or contact

Rachel Corrie Foundation

Wednesday, March 16th, 5 pm

Join us for “Holding Israel Accountable.” Details on page –.

Register for the meeting and receive the zoom link at

Heartsparkle Players

Stories of How Art Connects Us

Live: March 18, 6:30pm at Traditions Café—300 5th Avenue SW

(or online performance Saturday, March 26th at 2:30pm)

In collaboration with Hummingbird studies performers with the group Heart Sparkle will engage a free creative space which cultivates authentic artistic expression in our communities.

(register online at

Olympia Film Society

 The Automat film and Q&A w/ Director Lisa Hurwitz

Monday March 28th 6:00 pm Doors/7:00 pm Film

A documentary about Horn & Hardart, the original restaurant chain which inspired Starbucks, and the revolution of coffee and communal tables. Including perspectives from customers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Mel Brooks, and Secretary of State Colin Powell.

$11 General Admission/$8 Olympia Film Society Members 

Parallax Perspectives TV

The New Nuclear Arms Race is Happening in Oak Ridge, TN

Mondays at 1:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, Thursdays at 9:00 pm

Since the 1940s, 100% of the highly enriched uranium for the U.S.’s nuclear weapons was produced in an aging nuclear weapons production plant located near an earthquake fault at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  A savvy non-profit organization there, the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA,, has been nonviolently organizing against it.

Available for view on Thurston County’s Channel 22 or at

Olympia Family Theater Poetry!

Tuesday April 5, 6:30-8:30 pm 

The Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave, Olympia WA

Express your creativity and meet local poets in this all-age poetry series with guest speakers and open mic curated by Lennee Reid. Featuring an interactive performance with Lucas Smiraldo, a collaborative artist and author of 365 Revolutions.

$5-$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative covid test proof required for entry.


Evergreen Equity Symposium 2022

Tending This Moment: Community Care and Connection

April 13-15

The Equity Symposium is designed to facilitate connection and care as we identify harm in our communities. Inviting proposals for presentations, activities, training, and artistic expression and more to be included in the presentation.  In Emergent Strategy, Keynote speaker Adrienne maree brown will call on us to tend to the life-codes of the present moment. With symposium opening by Dr. Leticia Nieto and presentations by author and activist, Walidah Imarisha, workshops and community building activities.

Registration opens soon. Stay tuned to


Herbal Apothecary 1: Teas, Infused Honeys, Vinegars and Shrubs

Tuesday, April 19, 10 am – 5 pm, Pay what you can: pay what you can: $100 or $125

2016 Elliott Way NW Olympia WA 98502

Attention, aspiring herbalists! Members of GRuB’s Tend, Gather, and Grow Team will teach you to identify and harvest local plants and the process for creating medicinal teas.

Proceeds will cover supply costs and support GRuB programs. Classes subject to change based on COVID safety protocols.

Registration closes April 15, 2022

KOUG TV at Capital High

Students at Capital High School produce a Youtube news and entertainment program, KOUG TV. Over 80 episodes are available, with plans to hold open forum discussions and debates for and about the greater Capital community.

Furnace Club

A place for Queer Trans Black, Indigenous & POC creatives to make art and build community in a harmonious setting, operated solely through mutual aid and art grants. We currently provide free access to a Recording- Production & Visual Art space with a desktop computer with Digital Audio Workstations including Logic Pro, Garage Band, Abelton Lite and FL studio. Learn more at

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