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Special Events — September 2017

Signature gathering for Initiative 940

Every day in Sept. See story p.7

To help, contact Leslie Cushman,
360-280-0087 Sponsor: De-Escalate WA

Enter into Stillness

Every Friday from 10 am to 7 pm (See p. 13) Brigid’s Well, 1604 Union Ave SE, Olympia.

Strengthen loving vision and transformative practices

Selena Kilmoyer –

Community Workshop on Nonviolent Communication

Wednesday Sept 6, 5:30-7:30 pm

OUUC, 2315 Division St. NW

Authenticity in communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. Free with pre-registration: 360-956-1155 Presented by Liv Monroe

Closing the Hunger Gap: From Charity to Solidarity

Tues-Wed, Sept 12-13.

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Next steps in the movement to end hunger. More info at

Host: Northwest Harvest & CTHG National Network.

Thurston County Candidate forum with Q&A

Thursday Sept, 14, 7-9 pm

Traditions Fair Trade Café, 5th & Water SW, Olympia

Candidates: Port of Olympia: Bill Fishburn, Gigi McClure, Bill McGregor, E.J.Zita.

Olympia: Max Brown, Jim Cooper, Clark Gilman, Allen Miller, Lisa Parshley, Renata Rollins. Lacey: Michael Steadman.

Sponsor: Thurston Climate Action Team,

“Birds of Costa Rica” slide show

Thursday Sept 14, 7 pm

Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE.

Sam Merrill describes habitat and species of Costa Rica birds

Sponsor: Black Hills Audubon Society (BHAS) msg ph 360-352-7299

Annual BHAS Celebration of Birds and Nature

Sept 15 – 17, Edmonds, WA

Steve Shunk “How woodpeckers can save the world”

7:30 pm in the Edmonds Plaza Rm

Speakers, walks, field trips, exhibits, educational activities.

BHAS msg ph 360-352-7299

“Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing” series

Tuesday, Sept 19 & 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24. 10-11:30 am

Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia Street NW

Learn to effectively organize at the grassroots level. Cost: $62 to Sr. Center members; $68 general public

Info:  Glen Anderson 360-491-9093

Building the Affordable City

Wednesday, Sept 20, 7-9 pm

Rainier Arts Center (Near Columbia City Light Rail)

Leading voices on urbanism, Kim-Mai Cutler of San Francisco and Daniel Kay Hertz of Chicago discuss their cities’ struggles and successes with growth with insights for Seattle. Free with RSVP thru Evenbrite

Annual International Day of Peace

Thursday Sept 21/Worldwide.

Organizations (yours?) encouraged to engage and mobilize in behalf of refugees and migrants.

“Straight Outta Comptom” Race in Film Series

Thursday Sept 21, 6:30-9:30 pm

Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW
Free. Discussion and refreshments after the film Olympia Sponsor: Interfaith Works

INSPIRE – Women’s Business Conference

September 29, 8 am – 2 pm

SPSCC Lacey campus, 4220 6th Ave Lacey

For women who seek to overcome the business challenges and build confidence

Sponsor: Thurston Economic Development Council-register at

Look for late-arrived September events on the WIP Facebook page


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