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Special Events — January 2019

Tenants of the South Sound

Weekly meetings to plan for a February event.  If you are a tenant and would like to help organize, please join Tenants of the South Sound Membership group.

Contact us through Facebook, email at, or phone (360) 602-1392.

Semicircle reading group

January 9 and 23.  At Last Word Books

listen to local writers share creative and/or personal work every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Want to be a feature? Message our email address:

Advocacy Training

January 10 and 29, 10-12 noon, at Washington State Labor Council on Columbia St.

WA Fair Trade Coalition.  Learn the details to understand US workers’ vision of trade policy when Congress considers the new NAFTA this spring.

Bridge Music Project

January 11, 7:30 pm, Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW

Heartsparkle Players.

The Bridge Music Project teaches youth how music and music-writing can be used as tools to deal with life’s challenges.  Heartsparkle Players does impromptu skits from incidents in the project’s history and from audience suggestions.  Donation $7.00-12.00 (No one turned away)

Bernie Meyer reports on his trip to India

Sunday, January 13, 7:00 pm at Traditions Cafe

Global Youth Peace Festival, the Chandigarh Inauguration of the World Peace Dome in Pune, and the World Parliament for Science, Spirituality and Philosophy Presentations out of the Children’s Peace Palace in Rajsamand.

Why Libertarianism is Wrong

Thursday, Jan 17, 7-9:00 pm, Traditions Café.

Presentation and discussion. Economics for Everyone and Olympia DSA. Free. Women+s March – Olympia

Saturday, January 19,  11:00 am, Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW


Walk For Peace in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 20, Noon – 1:30 pm.

Arrive 15 minutes early to receive instructions. Start from Marathon Park.  Olympia’s Open Gate Shangha and South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship conduct a silent peace walk in the tradition of Tich Nhat Hanh.  Info: or

Celebration of Interfaith Works Homeless Services

Friday, January 25, 5-8 pm,
St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, 1208 11th Ave SE,

Stories and guests; share a meal.

Purchase tickets online at, $75 per seat.

Connecting Environmental Justice & Prison Abolition

January 26, 12:00 – 3:00 at Media Island 816 Adams ST SE,

Facilitated by E.V. Webb

Environmental Priorities Coalition Lobby Day

Tuesday, January 29,  8:30 am – 5:00 pm, United Churches, 110th East 11th Ave

Issue briefings, training to lobby, talks from environmental champions. Meet your elected officials to advance the Coalition’s 2019 priorities.  Free.  Register at

SPSCC Artist & Lecture Series Presents Winona LaDuke

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Writer and political activist Winona LaDuke is an advocate of Native American causes, human rights, Native land reclamation, and environmental justice. See ad on back cover.

Women’s March on Olympia

January 19, 2019, Washington State Capitol

TSTCA Giant Annual Rummage Sale

January 26th, 2019, 9 am to 2 pm, Lincoln School gym

Stories of the Power of Music


For a comprehensive listing of events and activities of interest to the South Sound’s politically active community and friends, go to the Community Calendar at

For WIP listings visit our Facebook page.

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