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Author Event: Paul Loeb’s ‘Soul of a Citizen’

Busboys and Poets 1025 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

With over 100,000 copies in print, Paul Loeb’s Soul of a Citizen has become a classic handbook for budding activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make their voices heard and actions count. It’s inspired thousands of citizens as an antidote to powerlessness and despair.

Film: Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Not Just A Game, the powerful new documentary based on Zirin’s bestselling book The People’s History of Sports, argues that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, American sports have long need at the center of some of major political debates and struggles of our time. The result is as deeply moving as it is exhilarating: nothing less than an alternative history of political struggle in the United States as seen through the games its people have played.

Floricanto in Washington: A Multicultural Reading in Response to SB 1070

True Reformer Building 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join us as over 20 poets lend their energy and language to a group reading in response to Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and in resistance to the atmosphere of national xenophobia under which the bill (and its emerging counterparts) were created.

Empowering Future Physicians Conference

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD

Western Europe and Canada can learn a great deal from the examples of Cuba and Venezuela, where health care is a human and constitutional right and the well being of the people is central to the national mission.

How To Raise Big Gifts In Two Hours A Week

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Major gifts fundraising is a mystery, an art, and a system.  If you have board members with networks of philanthropists, or donors who are giving less than they could, you have the seeds of a major gifts program.

Workshop: Intro to Restorative Justice and Circle Processes

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

From all ends of the political spectrum, we hear a lot about how ‘unjust’ the current criminal justice system is, but we almost never hear about viable alternatives. This is an interactive workshop.

Making Mondays Matter: Is Faith Necessary?

Irish Whiskey Public House 1207 19th Street NW, Washington, DC

Institute for Policy Studies and Inspire BBQ will host a forum featuring Colman McCarthy and Joe Eldridge speaking on the role of faith in social movements.

How Making Music Together Benefits Kids And Communities

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

A warm invitation from the Institute for Policy Studies, CHIME, and Busboys & Poets to our March program, every third Thursday at Noon, “Social Role Of The Arts” series.

CityLit Festival

Various CityLit Venues

Poets Claudia Rankine, Paul Lisicky, and IPS's E. Ethelbert Miller lead a list of 25 main stage authors and more than 30 concurrent programs at the 13th annual CityLit Festival celebrating national poetry month

Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Finals

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Join IPS ally Split This Rock at the 2016 finals of their teen poetry slam showdown where one team will be crowned the LTAB champions.


DC Library MLK Celebration: When We Fight We Win!

Petworth Neighborhood Library 4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC

An "Author Talk, Performance & Community Discussion" with Deymirie Hernandez, Jorge Diaz Ortiz, Greg Jobin-Leeds and other local activists and artists.

Welcome to the Revolution with Medea Benjamin and Charlie Derber

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Join us for a talk with Charles Derber and the signing of his new book that is a master class on "Universalizing Resistance For Social Justice And Democracy In Perilous Times."