Special events

King Tide

Fri, Jan 5.  8:00- 10:00 am. The Harbor House on the waterfront in Olympia. 

Contact Mike Coday, envirotalk@yahoogroups.com

New Skills for Liberation and Ending Oppression

Fri-Sat, Jan 5-6, 9 am -5 pm.  Workshop presented by Backbone Campaign, 

Sliding scale $155-$500.  On Vashon Island – location info upon registration.  Register at www.backbonecampaign.org/leticianieto

2018 Climate Resilience Summit

Sat Jan 6, 8 am – 6 pm. Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle

Health benefits of climate change mitigation.  Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR)

“Social Ecology and the Syrian Revolution”

Sun, Jan 7, 4 pm, Burial Grounds Coffee House, 5th Ave, Oly.

Monthly Reading Group. Two short pieces on ecology and municipal socialism. 

Climate Countdown Day 1

Mon., Jan 8, 10 am – 1:30 pm. State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW. 

Major mobilization of climate change activists: jumpstart climate legislation with Democrats in control of the state legislature. 

“The Doomsday Machine”

Tues, Jan 9.  7pm University Temple Church, 1415 Northeast 43rd St, Seattle.  

Book discussion & steps to dismantle the nuclear doomsday machine.  Sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR)

CCC Volunteer Basic
Training Day 1

Thurs, Jan 11, Noon – 4 pm, First United Methodist Church  1224 Legion Way SE. Day 2, Sat, Jan 13, Noon- 4 pm, Providence Community Care Center, 225 State Ave NE.

Learn volunteering for the Community Care Center in downtown Olympia.  SideWalk/InterFaith Works. Sign up at http://walkthurston.org/volunteer

Playback Theatre

Fri, Jan 12, 7:30 pm. Traditions café – 300 5th Ave SW

Focusing on interactions with immigrants.  In collaboration with CIELO. 

Meditative Walk for Peace

Sun, Jan 14, noon-1:30 pm

Honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr. At Capital Lake.  South Sound Buddhist Peace Fellowship. 

Lobby Day for NARAL
Pro-Choice WA and WA

Community Action Network, Thurs, Jan 18, 11 am – 4pm. 

Focus on reproductive freedom.   Rotunda at the Legislative Building. Sign up at https://act1.myngp.com/Forms/-7266276523785584640

Women’s March Anniversary Rally & Walk for Women

Sat, Jan 20, 11 am – 1 pm, State Capitol, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW.

Honoring sisters who have died at the hands of others; showing that domestic and other forms of violence against women still happens. Oly Embrace.

Workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Mon, Jan 22, 6:45 – 9:00 pm. Cafeteria at Lincoln Elementary School, 213 21st Ave SE. 

Presenting Marshall Rosenberg’s radical process for healing relationships and resolving conflict. 

360-357-4503 or livmonroe@gmail.com

Climate Lobby Day

Mon, Jan 22, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Start at St John’s Episcopal Church, 114 2th Ave SE; proceed to the Capital

$10 includes lunch.  Sign up at https://100forclimate.brownpapertickets.com/ Ben Silesky, 425-830-5753

Protecting Our Public Lands 

Tues, Jan 23, 7 pm. George Wuerthner at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW.  

A defense strategy we can employ against the federal onslaught.  Sponsored by Sierra Club South Sound.  

Contact anniecubberly@gmail.com.

MLK Peace and Justice Rally

Noon – 4 pm. Legislative Building, State Capitol, Rotunda

WA State Commission on African American Affairs. 

Restoring Health to Healthcare

Fri, Jan 26, 5:30 pm to Sat, Jan 27, 4:30 pm. UW South Campus Center, Seattle. 

Workshop facilitated by the estraordinary Dr Stephen Bezruchka, limited to 30 participants.  To register ($25 for all) or to pay tuition (sliding scale), https://paypal.me/unitedweprosper.  Sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR)

Democracy Lobby Day

Fri, Jan 26. 9 am – 4 pm.

Legislative focus  on election and voting rights issues.  Venue TBD. 

Learn more and register at  http://www.lwvthurston.org/democracy_lobby_day. League of Women Voters of Thurston County. 

For other events, check www.thurstontalk.com.

For events scheduled after WIP goes to print, visit the WIP Facebook page.