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Special Events — May 2019

Celebrate workers!

May 1, Sylvester Park, 3-7pm

2019 NW Green Home Tour

Sat, May 4, 11 – 5

Innovation, artistry and craftsmanship; remodels and cutting-edge work. Go to for a map and tickets ($0-$25 sliding scale).

May General Assembly

Sat, May 4, 2 PM (visit tables at 1 PM) at Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St.

Seeking to transform our city through participatory democracy; provide a structure for non-ruling class people to resist domination. All welcome.

Working People’s Summit –Workshop on Homeless Response Strategies

Sat, May 4, 9:30 to 11:30 am at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave NW, Olympia.

Help determine the city’s response to the homelessness crisis.

Rally for Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women

Sun, May 5, 10 am to 7 PM at the State Capitol Building

Dolls dressed in red will represent the missing and/or murdered indigenous peoples.

“Thurston for Bernie” Action Team Kick-off

Mon, May 6, 7pm, Thurston County Courthouse 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW

Building #1 Ground Floor.

Jacobin Reading Group

Wed, May 8, 6 am, Orca Books, 509 E. 4th.

DSA discussion of articles of interest .to socialists primarily from Jacobin. for more information.

Women of Color in Leadership

Sat. May 11, 11-1 pm, 816 Adams.

WOCL is a group cultivated as a safe space for women of color to discuss issues, events, and experiences that uniquely affect them. More info : Shawna Hawk at 360-352-8526

Justice in Crisis

Mon, May 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, the Unitarian Church, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia.

Short films (40 minutes total) by Brave New Films. By the Numbers, The Power of Fear, OverCriminalized, To Prison for Poverty, Time to Come Home, 20 Years is Enough. Discussion with Marilyn Roberts (NamI) and others on relevance to Thurston County. Presented by NamI and Justice Not Jails.

Western Worker Cooperative Convening

Sat, May 18, 10 am – 4 pm, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW.

Skill-building and organizing workshops in partnership with Northwest Cooperative Development Center. $120 fee includes lunch; $60 for co-op members. Some Spanish translators. Info and registration at

 Working People’s Summit

Sun, May 19, 9 to 3 at Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW

Join workers from across the South Sound for a day of workshops, discussions, and collective action. Sponsored by the Thurston-Lewis-Mason Central Labor Council.

Off the Grid Tiny House/Sustainable Living Show

May 31, 10 am to June 2, 5 PM at the Thurston County Fairgrounds

Designers, builders and suppliers will show their wares.

2019 Primary Candidate Forum

June 10, 7 pm, Thurston Co. Courthouse, Bldg 1, Rm 152.

Hear candidates running in the August primary for Port Commissioner, Olympia mayor, Tumwater and Yelm City Council. Info Our Revolution Thurston FB..


For a fuller listing of events of April events, go to For some events posted to WIP after the deadline, check out the WIP Facebook page.


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