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Special Events – February 2019

Mutual Aid Mondays

Mondays beginning Feb 4, 7 pm at the Billy Frank lot.

Hosted by OlySol, Just Housing and Olympia IWW.

Promoting Peace in Palestine: BDS and Alternatives

Mon., Feb 4, 4-5:30, Purce Lecture Hall 4 at The Evergreen State College.

Dr. Cary Nelson has edited books that analyze and contextualize the challenges that face Israelis, Palestinians, their neighbors, and activists in Europe and the US.

Semicircle reading group

Wed.,  Feb 6 and Feb 20.
Last Word Books on Cherry St.

Listen to local writers share their creative and/or personal work – public intimacy from text to speech. More information:  email:

What is happening in Venezuela?

Wed., Feb 6, 7-9 pm, Traditions Cafe.  A forum hosted by Economics for Everyone

The US is involved in attempted regime change and coup against the elected government of Venezuela, Panelists will present evidence and reasons why US  involvement is wrong and dangerous and immoral and illegal, along with possible solutions to the economic and political crisis in Venezuela

Panel will consist of Venezuelans and people who have visited and studied Venezuela and US Venezuelan Relations

  “Making Waves:  The rebirth of the Golden Rule”

Tues., Feb 26, 7-9 pm, Traditions Cafe, hosted by Veterans for Peace and Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The Golden Rule – Historic Sailboat Project thatSupports the UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons.

Film showing and discussion with Zoe Byrd, Golden Rule Ambassador and Peter Lumsdaine, Washington PSR

Free to the Public – Donations are appreciated

Winona LaDuke speaks on Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project

Thurs., Feb 7, 7:30 pm, South Puget Sound Community College, or call 360-753-8586. For information:

Six Workshops on Nonviolent Organizing

Saturdays beginning Feb 9, 10 am – noon.

Glen Anderson. For details go to or contact Glen at

South Sound Sierra Club

Wed., Feb 13 at 6:00 pm. At the  Mekong Restaurant,

for information about topics:

Medicare for all barnstorm

Wed., Feb 13, 6:30 pm, WSLC
Labor Temple.

Barnstorming – an energizing, mass organizing rally where you learn how to get involved in the movement to make Medicare for All a reality.  This event is part of a National Medicare for All Week of Action being organized by National Nurses United and Our Revolution. Co-hosted locally by Our Revolution Thurston, South Sound Democratic Socialists, Green Party of South Puget Sound, and 22nd Legislative District Democrats.  See for more info and local contact.

Lobby Day 2019

Mon., Feb 18, 10 am – 3 pm.  Meet at Washington State Labor Council, 906 Columbia St. SW.

 Head to the state capitol to spend the day advocating for issues you care about including healthcare, criminal justice reform, housing reform justice and immigrant rights. Register at:

Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific

Tues,, Feb 19, 7-9  pm, Purce Hall 1, TESC.

Three Indigenous women organizers from Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i will discuss the growing movements against US military bases on Indigenous lands, and for a demilitarized, nuclear-free, and independent Pacific.

Following the Whale’s Tail:
An Icon in Danger

Thurs,, Feb 21 7-08:30 pm, at WET Science Center.

Cindy Hansen of Orca Network. Learn about our local orcas and how you can help save them. The Estuarium’s Discovery Speaker Series is a free event in partnership with LOTT’s WET Science Center.  For information:

WCLM presents Rosa Clemente, organizer & political commentator

Wed, Feb 27, 11:30-1 pm, Lecture Hall 1, The Evergreen State College.Thu., Feb 28, 3-5 pm, workshop, Longhouse, TESC

The Women of Color in Leadership Movement along with TESC, the Willi Unsoeld family, Media Island KOWA and the City of Olympia is proud to bring this amazing journalist, activist, and scholar to our community.  Come and gain knowledge for centering and supporting leadership by women of color.. Details at:

Community gathering to honor Black Lives Matter

Thurs., Feb 28, 6-8 pm, Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave.

Dinner and discussion of issues, hosted by ASHHO. Tickets at Early bird, student & elder discounts. More information at Facebook:  ASHHOVOICES

Tenants of the South Sound

March 2, 2-4 pm, United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave. SE.

Launch meeting for this organization of tenants standing together against landlords, gentrification, discrimination and rent. For information:

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