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Special Events — March 2020

Shut up and write!

Mondays March 1, 15 and 29. 10 am – noon.  115 Legion.

Join together for inspiration and discipline to practice your writing (maybe write something for WIP?!).  Continuing each month as participation warrants.

Power to the People public meeting

Monday, March 2, 5:30-8:30 pm,

Updates from committees working on the Thurston County Public Power campaign, Bruce Wilkinson Jr., More info at:

Rental housing community conversation

Thursday, March 5, 6-8 pm. Washington Middle School, 3100 Cain Road SE, Olympia.

Talk about your experiences as a renter or a landlord. Some cities  have codes that make it easier to find affordable housing and avoid costly evictions. Sponsored by Olympia’s Land Use and Environment Committee.

Transracial adoption

Thursday, March 5, 7-8:30 pm. Olympia Center.

Lecture and discussions explore ways to support development and adjustment of adopted, multiracial children with parents of different cultural identities.  Sponsored by WA Society for Clinical Social Work

Masjid al-Nur Islamic Center open house

Friday, March 6, 12 noon – 2 pm.

Members of the Center invite nonmuslim friends and colleagues to learn more about the Muslim faith.  Welcome briefing at noon, services 12:10-1, followed by Q and A and mingling with community members. Details for attending at

Tom Rawson Concert

Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm

Benefit supporting local youth activities.  See spotlight for details.

IWW orientation

Saturday, March 7, 3-5 pm.

Learn about the IWW and history, tactics and structure. Olympia Center, Presented by the IWW. More info at

Talking about Injustice: a conversation with Dawud al-Malik

Sunday, March 8, from  6:30-8 pm. Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation  2200 East End St. NW.

Freed after nearly 50 years in prison, Dawud al-Malik will describe his experience as a black man in the criminal justice system. He has maintained his innocence and his case is being reviewed by the King Co.  Prosecutor’s Office, where he was originally sentenced. Open to the public. Free

Dine out 4 Girls on International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8, 11 am to 9 pm.

Mercato Ristorante  is donating 20% of the proceeds from diners on International Women’s Day to Empowerment4girls.  From the website:  through empowerment camps, conscious minds conscious bodies™ intentional sexuality programs and teacher trainings [we] educate, nurture and empower girls.  Find out more online at:

Workplace Organizing Collective

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Olympia DSA organizers and community members meet to teach one another concrete organizing skills to build power at work. Oly DSA, see ad this issue.  Contact

Bikini Kill and Table Sugar Concert

Friday, March 13, 8-11 pm. Capitol Theater,

Benefit for Interfaith Works, whose volunteers work with all people, businesses and organizations to make our community safe and give everyone the chance to thrive. More info at:

Maria Joyner-Wulf quartet with the SPSCC Jazz Combo and Big Band

Thursday March 19, 5:30-7:30 pm. Percival Place at Ben Moore’s, 112 4th Ave. W, Olympia.

Enjoy an evening of jazz featuring the SPSCC Jazz Combos and Big Band along with Maria Joyner-Wulf. Free

Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,

Thursday, March 19.MIXX96 meeting room at State and Washington. (Please don’t park in the adjacent parking lot.)

Join with others working strategically to abolish nuclear weapons and reduce the likelihood of their use.


Sunday, March 22, 10 am – 2 pm. Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave. SE, Olympia.

 Bagels, blintzes and books! Frozen blintzes will be available for purchase to take home.  Bake-off competition:  strudel. The bulk of the proceeds will support work of attorneys and other professionals and staff who provide a meaningful voice and advocacy to those escaping oppression and worse. Cash or checks only.

S. Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group

Thursday, March 26, 5:30-8pm.  Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.

Annual meeting of SPSSEG to celebrate successes and plan for 2020. More info at 360-412-3191

David Rovics Live!

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 pm. New Traditions Cafe

Benefit for Public Power to the People. Amusing political songs, and a Public Power expert to wow the crowd with the exciting benefits of public power.  .

Earth Day Climate Rally

Wednesday, April 22. on the Capitol steps.

 Get ready!  Young climate activists are organizing a rally  Stay tuned for more information.


Check our WIP facebook page for events that came in after deadline. Also LocalMotive calendar at  Send your events to before the last Thursday of each month..

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