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Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 am AND from 4 to 5 pm: “Democracy Now” with Amy Goodman on TCTV cable channel 22 in Thurston Count
Every Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am: Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now,” KAOS 89.3 FM
FOR Every Monday at 1:30 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org:
SEPTEMBER: “How to Talk Politics with People Different from You.” OCTOBER: “100 Years of F.O.R.’s Bold Nonviolent Work for Peace and Justice.” -- See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
Every Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 5:30 pm: Free Speech Radio News on KAOS 89.3 FM
Every Monday at 5:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Every Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in NW corner of Sylvester Park (at Legion & Capitol Way). Please come for all or part of the hour to witness in a friendly way for peace and nonviolence. We provide plenty of signs. Info: email@example.com 491-9093 www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
FOR Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org: SEPTEMBER: “How to Talk Politics with People Different from You.” OCTOBER: “100 Years of F.O.R.’s Bold Nonviolent Work for Peace and Justice.” -- See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday at 5:00 pm: Hear “Talk Nation Radio” on KAOS-FM 89.3: This 29-minute radio program offers politically progressive programs through the Pacifica Network. Info: http://davidswanson.org/talknationradio
Every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Kim Dobson’s “Parallel University” on KAOS 89.3 FM features interesting, informative programs about peace, social justice, the environment, progressive politics, and other alternative viewpoints. The producer and host is Kim Dobson. 951-4382, email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parallel-University-Radio-Show/148750248532028) See list of current and past topics and guests. Listen locally or at www.kaosradio.org
Every Thursday from 4 to 5 pm: Cop Watch volunteers invite you to connect with local efforts to monitor police behavior: Cop Watch’s concerned citizens are available to hear your stories and strengthen local efforts. Come to Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia.
Every Thursday at 8:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 firstname.lastname@example.org and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Every Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm: Olympia FOR’s program on TCTV, cable channel 22 in Thurston County – or watch it at any time on your computer through www.olympiafor.org: SEPTEMBER: “How to Talk Politics with People Different from You.” OCTOBER: “100 Years of F.O.R.’s Bold Nonviolent Work for Peace and Justice.” -- See descriptions and watch the programs through www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm and watch programs on TCTV. Info: Glen Anderson 491-9093 email@example.com
Every Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 am: The Housing Justice Project can help low-income tenants: From 8:30 to 10:30 am Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services presents the Housing Justice Project at the Thurston County Superior Courthouse, Building 2 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia. They offer landlord/tenant advice for the tenants, unlawful detainer docket representation, and help for mobile home owners with complaints about rules violations, notices from landlords or park owners and mobile home eviction cases. Call 705-8194 for information or to schedule an appointment. For immediate legal information call 1-888-201-1014 (9:15 am to 12:15 pm Monday through Friday).
FOR Every Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm: Peace Vigil at Percival Landing’s south end, 4th & Water, downtown. Please join us for whatever length of time you can. We provide plenty of signs. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra street band (www.oly-wa.us/artesianrumble) joins us at 5:00 with lively music to support our vigil! Sponsor: Olympia FOR. Info: 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olympiafor.org/vigils.htm
Every Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm: “Women in Black” Silent Vigil for Peace on the south side of W 4th Ave near the fountain. Women only. Please wear black. Some signs are provided. Since 1988 “Women in Black” has been a loose network of women worldwide committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to war and violence. Info: Rosemary Barnhart 866-7589 email@example.com
FOR Every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: Peace Vigil in Centralia on the edge of Washington Park at Locust & Pearl in downtown Centralia. Sponsor: Lewis County’s “Fire Mountain” FOR chapter. Info: June Butler 748-9658 or Larry Kerschner 880-4741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Saturday at 2:00 pm: Veterans for Peace airs a locally produced program on TCTV. Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 email@example.com and www.vfp109rcc.org
Every Sat and Sun: The South Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center, is open at its new, larger location, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, from 11 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is possible to schedule group visits during the week by appointment only. Regular admission $5 for a family, $3 per individual adult, $1 for children 17 and younger, and free for association members. Info: Leihla 888-0565 www.sseacenter.wordpress.com
FOR Now is the deadline for Olympia FOR’s October-November newsletter: Send news, announcements and calendar items by this date or very soon after. 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Now through Thurs Sept 24: FILM: “The Look of Silence” documents the 1965 genocide in Indonesia: This film follows up from the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing.” This powerfully moving film features survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide facing the man responsible for the incomprehensible atrocities. The focus is on Adi, a traveling optometrist, whose family was devastated by the past. While giving eye exams and fitting glasses, Adi uses the opportunity to confront the aging perpetrators, challenging them to accept responsibility for the horrific events that have not only affected his family but crippled the spirit of an entire nation. This is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation – (360) 754-3998 www.rachelcorriefoundation.org – and includes a discussion with professor Eric Stein from The Evergreen State College after the Thurs Sept 24 6:30 pm showing. It also will screen at 6:30 pm Tues. Sept. 22 and 9:00 pm Wed. Sept. 23. It’s at Olympia Film Society, Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, downtown.
Sign up now for the Dispute Resolution Center’s 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training (Thurs-Sat Oct 8-10 and Thurs-Sat Oct 15-17): The Thursday trainings run from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and the Friday-Saturday trainings run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Info: (360) 956-1155 www.mediatethurston.org
Start now to plan local actions for the Wed Oct 14 People’s Climate Movement to push Obama to stop Arctic oil drilling: Greenpeace invites us to start planning now to think globally and act locally on this date. See the calendar listing below for Wed Oct 14.
Organize now for Sun. Nov. 29 worldwide day of climate actions to urge government leaders to take strong action at the global climate summit in Paris in December: When world leaders gather in Paris in December for yet another climate summit, they need to know that millions of people demand their strong actions to protect the climate. In September 2014 almost 700,000 people took to their streets and created the largest mobilization on climate change in history. This year’s activities will be even bigger in cities and towns all over the world. We must convince the world’s leaders to take strong actions to protect the climate. Click this link to find an event near you, but if none is listed for your local community, organize one: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/event/globalclimatemarch?cl=8608177740&v=65175 If the Paris climate summit ends in failure – as have all climate summits since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol – we are really screwed. The European Union’s climate chief said there is no Plan B if Paris does not produce strong results. See The Guardian’s article: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/06/no-plan-b-if-paris-climate-summit-ends-in-failure-says-eu-climate-chief Also see this article by a founder of Avaaz: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/29/peoples-climate-march-the-revolution-starts-here
Now through late September is a crucial time for building upon Pope Francis’ call for action to protect our climate: The media will be paying when the Pope speaks to Congress about the climate on Thursday Sept. 24 and to the United Nations on Friday Sept. 25. Also, the United Nations will hold a crucially important conference on the climate crisis from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris. Also, the election campaign season for local governments (including the Port of Olympia) will be escalating, so we’ll have more need – and opportunities – for local folks to speak loudly and clearly on behalf of our climate. Please connect with your local and regional climate organizations to ramp up these movements!
FOR Now through Wed Sept 30: “How to Talk Politics with People Different from You.” -- The Olympia FOR’s September TV program airs three times a week all month long on TCTV channel 22 for Thurston County’s cable subscribers. Our guests are Michael Savoca, Rev. Dr. John Van Eenwyk, and Regon Unsoeld. Also watch this program and read thorough summaries at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm
Now through October 31: Help local homeless kids by donating for matching grant program: The Family Support Center at 201 Capitol Way N (corner of State Ave) in downtown Olympia has a “Homeless No More” project through which people can have financial donations matched from now through October 31, 2015. Info: 754-9297
Sun Sept 20 to Sun Sept 27: A full week of nonviolence activities nationwide is organized and publicized by Campaign Nonviolence, Pace e Bene and others. More than 300 activities are at this link: www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/campaign-nonviolence-week-of-actions/#Actions More info: www.paceebene.org
FOR Mon Sept 21: Global Days of Listening: On the 21st day of each month, you can connect by telephone and/or computer (through Skype software) with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and other peacemakers of all ages in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, and many other countries around the world. In the US’s Pacific Time Zone it runs from 6:30 to 9:30 am (yes, morning!), Pacific Time. Listen to the live broadcast at http://globaldaysoflistening.org/pages/livestream or visit the home of Chuck Schultz and Rozanne Rants to listen or help. Info: www.globaldaysoflistening.org Local info: Doug Mackey 915-6757 DougWMackey@yahoo.com Listen anytime to the broadcast at this livestream link: http://tinyurl.com/nz7j77y
Say NO to war! Visit www.enough.ourjourneytosmile.com
Mon Sept 21: International Day of Peace: Activities will occur all over the world for a few weeks before and after this annual event: The great non-profit organization “Campaign Nonviolence” has set a goal for 500 nonviolent actions nationwide in September 2015. Olympia FOR’s Tues Sept 15 interactive workshop about the US’s militaristic foreign policy was part of this series. Info: Olympia FOR (360) 491-9093 email@example.com
FOR Tues Sept 22: The Divestment Working Group of Olympia FOR’s climate group meets at 12 noon today at the Olympia Center: This part of Olympia FOR’s “Confronting the Climate Crisis” has been vigorous. We will be planning our fall campaign and we need your suggestions and your help! We will meet from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in a room at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, downtown. Join us for all or part of the time. It’s OK to bring a brownbag lunch. Much has happened with divestment recently. For example, California’s legislature has required the two large pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from coal. When California leads, can Washington be far behind? See you there! Info: Bourtai Hargrove, 352-6327 firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Tues Sept 22: Film about Rev. James Lawson’s nonviolent labor organizing and discussion with the film’s co-producer, Michael Honey, faculty member of the University of Washington’s Tacoma faculty. Jim Lawson, fresh from prison as a draft resister in the early 1950s, spent time in India learning from people who had worked directly with Mohandas Gandhi to explore the potential for Gandhian nonviolence to address racial discrimination in the U.S. Lawson was a primary source of nonviolent guidance and strategy for Martin Luther King, Jr., with whom he worked closely for more than a decade. Lawson achieved great results in the civil rights movement and also helped low-income workers (janitors, hotel cleaners, and others) in Los Angeles strengthen their multi-racial union organizing efforts to achieve amazing results. Michael Honey, historian with great insights into nonviolence, co-produced this film about Lawson and his nonviolent strategies for civil rights and multi-racial labor organizing. The film, “Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Labor Rights,” is a relatively brief but powerfully inspiring and informative film. (Several of us from Olympia watched the film recently and were impressed!) A discussion with Professor Honey will follow the film’s showing, which begins at 4:30 pm in Rausch Auditorium, McIntyre Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1700 Warner, Tacoma WA 98406. This event is sponsored by the UPS History Department, African American Studies at UPS, and the Race & Pedagogy Initiative. The film was co-produced by Errol Webber.
FOR Tues Sept 22: Attend the monthly meeting of the Olympia FOR’s Committee for Alternatives to the Death Penalty at 7:00 pm at a comfortable, convenient location in West Olympia. We educate ourselves and plan activities toward abolishing this atrocity. Info: Emily Hammargren 352-0695 email@example.com or Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org. See much info about the death penalty at www.olympiafor.org/death_penalty.htm
Tues-Sun Sept 22-27 Activities while Pope Francis is visiting Congress in Washington DC the United Nations in New York to plead for the climate: Interfaith Moral Action on Climate is planning a number of actions on the East Coast and elsewhere. See background, activities, connections, etc. at www.interfaithactiononclimatechange.org The faith-based climate advocacy organization Interfaith Power and Light offers its Climate Encyclical Action Kit to help you take action no matter where you live. Get it from www.tinyurl.com/nrguuhz
Wed Sept 23: Save the Olympic Peninsula from the US military’s abuse, including electronic warfare: Protest at 3:30 pm at the office of the US Forest Service on Black Lake Blvd SW, just south of the Highway 101 connection. Info: Save the Olympic Peninsula from Electronic Warfare; US military.
Wed Sept 23 and 30: Read and Discuss Pope Francis’ encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” (“Laudato Si”) on four Wednesdays (two have already occurred, but these two are still coming up) at 7:00 at the home of Betty and Tom Hill. Info: 357-6207 email@example.com This document is powerfully informative, wise and humane with great respect for indigenous people, the environment and sustainability. Download the 76-page document from http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html
Thurs Sept 24: Vigil supporting the climate in the parking lot next to Representative Denny Heck’s office in Lacey: Bob Zeigler and other local folks invite people to join them from 12 noon to 1 pm in the parking lot outside his office in the Lacey City Hall building near 3rd Ave SE and College Street SE. This is the same time when Pope Francis will be addressing the U.S. Congress about the climate crisis. Bob Zeigler wisely notes: “While President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan is a good start, the administration continues to allow drilling for oil in the Arctic, fracking and pipelines and coal trains, oil trains and oil and coal ports in Washington State promoting increased burning of fossil fuels worldwide. Scientists tell us to keep temperatures from reaching critical, most fossil fuels need to remain in the ground. This position has been promoted by Quakers and others. Most denominations have strong statements calling for action to reduce Climate Change impacts.” Bob invites us to view them at the following Yale University link: http://fore.yale.edu/climate-change/statements-from-world-religions/ Info: Bob Zeigler (360) 570-0848 and ZeiglerBob@msn.com
FOR Fri Sept 25: Special climate emphasis for Olympia FOR’s weekly vigil at Percival Landing (near the Kissing Statue) 4:30-6:00 pm today right after Pope Francis addresses Congress and the UN about the climate crisis. The climate emphasis at the Fri Sept 18 vigil achieved a GREAT RESPONSE from passing motorists. Two police officers driving their police cars also waved their support. Bob Zeigler created dozens of signs, and Glen Anderson selected a dozen relevant signs from our inventory. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra performed superbly, as always. Join us! See more information in the Thurs Sept 24 listing above. Info: Olympia FOR, (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Sept 26: The Righteous Mothers perform at Traditions Café, 5th & Water. The Righteous Mothers are four funny, philosophical female folk-rock musicians who have been one of the Northwest’s foremost musical performing groups for the past 26 years. They whip their audience into a frenzy with zany original music, witty theatrics, and mind-boggling, intricate vocal harmonies. The Righteous Mothers grab hearts and funny bones with songs about ice cream, labor pains, annoying dreams and Supreme Court decisions. They surprise and delight young and old, gay and straight, male and female with their quirky humor and open hearts. www.righteousmothers.com 8:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water SW. Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $12
Sat-Sun Sept 26-27: “Healing the World from the Inside Out” – an intensive workshop in Compassionate Listening: The Compassionate Listening Project is a non-profit organization that empowers individuals and communities to transform conflict and strengthen cultures of peace. Facilitators and trainers from CLP have gone to many areas locally and worldwide teaching skills so communities can solve conflicts. They’ll hold this training workshop in Seattle from 9:30 a.m. Sat. Sept. 26 and from 6:00 pm Sun. Sept. 27. The cost for one day is $90-$175 and for both days $175-$350, depending on need. Scholarships are available. Info: www.compassionatelistening.org
Tues Sept 29: A Changing Climate -- A Pope’s Call to Action: Interfaith Works of Thurston County is convening a community forum at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE to watch and discuss a video of the pope’s September 24 speech to Congress. To help lead the discussion, we will be joined by leaders from Seattle-based Earth Ministry (www.earthministry.org) and several local organizations working on climate change issues. Please join us for an exciting and important evening together! Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home http://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si_en.pdf) is a truly amazing document on the threat climate changes poses to the sustainability of the Earth and to the health and well-being of, especially, the world’s poor. The Encyclical is very much worth reading in its entirety. Info: Naki Stevens, IW’s Program Coordinator, (360) 357-7224, email@example.com www.interfaith-works.org
Wed Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18): Discuss Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si” regarding the climate crisis and God’s creation and how our inaction has especially hurt the poor: Pope Francis has written a powerful, wise, scientifically valid, and wide-ranging statement. Here is just one of many quotable quotes: “Climate change is a global problem with grave implications... It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day… A great cultural, spiritual and educational challenge stands before us, and it will demand that we set out on the long path of renewal.” Everyone is invited to read and discuss this rather long document on a series of Wednesday evenings at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia Street NW, downtown. This special book discussion group is sponsored by St. Michael Catholic Church's Social Justice Committee and its “Just Faith” group. The group will meet at the Senior Center from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for 7 sessions on alternating Wednesday evenings beginning Sept 2 and 16. The Sept 30 session will be in the Senior Lobby, October 7 session in the Conference Room, October 21 session in the Senior Lobby, November 4 session in the Conference Room, and November 18 session in the Senior Lobby. Look for signs showing these locations. Questions? Contact Lee Miller at (360) 753-0942 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Roy at (360) 561-8748 email@example.com
Thurs Oct 1: Get big money out of politics! Local organizing meeting tonight: Olympia’s Move to Amend group invites everyone to join them for a monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) at 7:00 pm in Room 280 of Bldg 1 at the Thurston County Courthouse. Info: Michael Savoca at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Sprague 866-8906 email@example.com
Thurs Oct 1: Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) for proposed facilities related to exporting oil from Grays Harbor: Today’s hearings will run from 1:30 to 4:30 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Satsop Business Park, 150 Technology Way, Elma WA 98541 (just a few miles west from Thurston County). Raise your voice with advocates from across Grays Harbor County to stand up to oil! The Department of Ecology is holding public hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) for two proposed oil holding facilities. These projects would bring even more dirty and dangerous crude oil by rail through Washington communities. They would threaten the local economy, tribal treaty rights, beautiful native shorebirds, and tourism destinations. We know we can do better! Free bus transportation will be available from Portland, Vancouver, and Olympia. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details. Grays Harbor folks are organizing skillfully to oppose this. See www.cleanharbor.org for information and organizing by Citizens for a Clean Harbor.
See information about this: Friends of Grays Harbor has just released an important study on the economic impacts of crude oil transport to Grays Harbor. The report can be accessed by visiting http://fogh.org and click on IMPACTS OF CRUDE OIL ON GRAYS HARBOR’S ECONOMY to download the PDF. This study confirms that the risk of bringing crude oil to the Harbor, will jeopardize Washington’s Coast and devastate the estuary and impact the livelihoods and quality of life of thousands of residents. We hope you will comment on the Draft EIS.
Please come to one of the hearings to be held on this project. October 1, 2015 at the Satsop Business Park, Flextech Building, (Building 100), 150 Technology Way, Elma Washington or October 8, 2015 at the D & R Threatre 205 South I Street, Aberdeen, Washington. Each hearing will take public testimony from 1:30pm - 4:30pm and again at 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The doors are open from 1:00pm - 9:00pm on those two days. You can learn more at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/graysharbor/terminals.html
Thurs Oct 1: Forum for candidates for Olympia City Council: Questions for these nonpartisan candidates include local environmentally related issues and more. 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia, sponsored by the Green Party of South Puget Sound. Info: Janet Jordan (360) 232-6165 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Thurs Oct 1: “100 Years of F.O.R.’s Bold Nonviolent Work for Peace and Justice.” -- The Olympia FOR’s October TV program debuts at 9:00 this evening and airs three times a week all month long on TCTV channel 22 for Thurston County’s cable subscribers. Also, before it debuts on TCTV you can already read a description of this program and actually watch it at www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm This month’s program celebrates the national FOR’s century of accomplishments since it was founded on November 11, 1915. Three guests will share stories of these 100 years, and many visual images will illustrate these stories.
Fri Oct 2: Singer-Songwriter / Environmental Activist Dana Lyons’ “Great Salish Sea” CD Release Concert starts at 7:00 pm, at Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia. It’s free, but donations will be accepted for a non-profit org. Info: (360) 943-5757 or www.cowswithguns.com/shows
FOR Fri Oct 2 and beyond: Olympia FOR participates in Arts Walk with children’s art: During Spring and Fall Arts Walks, visit the window of Buck’s 5th Avenue at 209 5th Ave SE. Every year Olympia FOR member Kristen Dahle arranges for elementary school students to produce art for display during Arts Walk and several weeks after. Themes range around various aspects of peace and social justice. 2015’s theme will relate to people’s traditions. Info: email@example.com
Sat Oct 3: “Weaving Our Strengths” – All-day conference in Seattle to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good: Enjoy a day of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. Connect across denominations, share best practices, nurture neighborhood collaborations, foster spiritually grounded action, and bring insights and opportunities back to your home congregation. The day includes worship, two sessions of workshops, a resource fair, and more. Last year more than 200 people from 14 Christian traditions and at least 57 congregations participated. 8 am to 4 pm at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. The website of the Church Council of Greater Seattle – http://thechurchcouncil.ejoinme.org/WOS -- provides information. More info: Ann (206) 204-3855 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Oct 3: Thurston Solar Tour: Visit ten local sites in Thurston County where solar energy is being used well. Start at the Cebula Hall at St. Martin’s Univeristy, which is the third highest scored LEED building in the entire Western Hemisphere, and proceed through other interesting installations. The route and information about the sites are posted at www.ThurstonSolarTour.com
Sat Oct 3 to Sat Oct 10: “Keep Space for Peace Week” is an international week of protest and activities to stop the militarization of space. Info: www.space4peace.org
Sun Oct 4: Brunch to benefit a local non-profit org: On the first Sunday each month Media Island International (MII) hosts a benefit brunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to raise visibility and funds for a local non-profit organization. (Today’s beneficiary will be named soon.) Enjoy a simple, tasty brunch for a worthy cause each month, and donate a voluntary amount rather than a fixed price. Media Island is at 816 Adams Street SE (just east across Adams Street from Olympia's downtown library). If you need a handicap entrance, use the alley behind it, accessible from 9th Ave SE.
Sun Oct 4: Veterans for Peace (Olympia’s chapter 109) invites veterans and others to their monthly meeting at 2:00 pm at Media Island International, 816 Adams SE (across the street west of the Olympia Timberland Library). Info: Dennis Mills 867-1487 email@example.com and www.vfp109rcc.org
FOR Tues Oct 6: Olympia FOR’s book discussion group has been meeting on the first Tuesday of each month for several years. For tonight, please read and come ready to discuss any book related to localism, local communities, local government, etc. Jim Bellinger, (360) 359-2212, firstname.lastname@example.org, is our new host/facilitator, at 6:00 pm at his home, 1515 Tullis St NE, just a bit north of San Francisco Street NE.
Tues Oct 6: Sierra Club South Sound’s monthly meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mekong Restaurant, 125 Columbia Street Northwest (SW corner of State Ave), downtown Olympia. Enjoy a full agenda and delicious food. Info: Phyllis Farrell, email@example.com and www.sierraclub.org/washington/local-groups
Wed Oct 7: “Working in Powerful (Complex) Times” – This is part of the “First Wednesday Conversation” series: The series to increase and nurture systems intelligence in our community, to help our work become more effective and sustainable. “Systems intelligence” is the ability to apply systems thinking to complex challenges. These challenges are different from merely technical problems. We need to learn in order to understand the problem and address the emergent challenge, so we can take wise action. Suggested reading for today’s conversation: Part 1 of Peggy Holman’s cool book, “Engaging Emergence,” http://peggyholman.com/papers/engaging-emergence/engaging-emergence-table-of-contents/ These First Wednesday Conversations take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the lobby of the Olympia Senior Center. It’s OK if you want to coffee, tea or a snack. The facilitator is Steve Byers. Info: www.helpinghumansystems.com
Thurs Oct 8: Oil terminal hearing in Aberdeen: (See Thurs Oct 1 above for a similar event in Elma): Today’s Grays Harbor Oil DEIS Hearing will run from 1:30 to 4:30 pm and from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the D & R Theater, 205 S I St, Aberdeen WA 98520. ALSO, a rally will occur at 5:00 pm between the first and second parts of this hearing. Grays Harbor folks are organizing skillfully to oppose this. See the website for Citizens for a Clean Harbor, www.cleanharbor.org Get on the bus from Olympia to the October 8 hearing: Here are the details for the bus from Olympia to the Aberdeen rally and hearing: Meet by 3:00 at the Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, and expect to arrive at Aberdeen’s Zelasko Park (Hwy 12 and S F Street) near 4:30 pm Leave from Aberdeen’s D + R Theater (205 S I Street) at 8:00 pm. Invite your friends to join you! If you plan to attend either hearing, please RSVP at this link: RSVP
Thurs Oct 8: Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking works to prevent human trafficking: 6:00 to 7:30 pm at a NEW LOCATION, the Family Support Center, 108 State Ave NW. Info: Linda Malanchuk-Finnan firstname.lastname@example.org 360-357-7272 More info: www.waengage.com
Thurs Oct 8: Voters Forum on Climate Change and Clean Energy: A panel will discuss how to get climate change and clean energy into the political conversation with candidates and elected officials. Panelists confirmed already include Anna Fahey of Sightline Institute, who will discuss her research on effectively communicating the climate change message, and Tom Crawford from Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), who will discuss TCAT’s proposal for a county-wide clean energy program. One or two more panelists will present other aspects. Also, small groups will discuss actions participants could take. 7:00 pm at the Olympia School District Board Room in the Knox Building on Legion Way and Eastside Street. Cosponsors include TCAT, the local Sierra Club and Thurston League of Women Voters. Info: Tom Crawford email@example.com
Fri Oct 9: “Stories of Seeking Common Ground” -- Heartsparkle Players begins a new season of improvisational “playback theater” at 7:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Typically they collaborate with a local non-profit organization. This month they collaborate with the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (www.mediatethurston.org), which helps people resolve disputes and restore enduring partnerships for peace, health, happiness and civic harmony. Suggested donation is $5-$10, but nobody will be turned away for lack of money. Info: www.heartsparkle.org 943-6772
Sat Oct 10: 11th Annual Seattle Race Conference: “Perceptions Kill! The Impacts of Implicit Racial Bias” – This significant annual conference provides a place for education, discourse and community to address Racial Bias. This year’s theme reflects the events locally and in the world around us. The conference’s planners want to create a conference that will support our collective moving forward in combating implicit racial bias and consequent barriers. They recognize that we all need to look inward and acknowledge that the committee also reflected our society. It’s at Piggott Hall in the midst of the Seattle University campus, 901 12th Ave, Seattle. Please register now for $25. Students and youth under 21 attend for $10, with partial scholarships available. Pre-register at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1581639 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Oct 10: World Homeless Day: Events are planned worldwide. Info: www.worldhomelessday.org
Sat Oct 10: 2015 Washington State Solar Summit: Join solar industry professionals in an important discussion about the future of solar during this year's 2015 Washington State Solar Summit. This year's theme will be “The Future of Solar in Washington State: Caution: Curves Ahead!” This will explore the solar industry’s ever-changing landscape and look ahead to what could happen during and resulting from the 2016 legislative session. The Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for all industry stakeholders, including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations, distributors, consultants and more. Come to the Pagoda Union Building, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline (NW of Seattle) 98133. For agenda and registration, Click here www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=132514&&eb=221508
Sat Oct 10 to Sat Oct 17: International Days of Action to stop the corporate trade agenda: See info at this link: international days of action and contact email@example.com. Also, in mid-November, global elites will gather for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in the Philippines. Sign on to the Call to Action and spread the word.
FOR Sun Oct 11: Tacoma FOR welcomes you: Their short business meeting will start at 3:15 pm, a topical program will start at 4:00, and a potluck will start at 5:30 pm. It’s all at Tacoma Friends Meeting House, 2508 S 39th St, Tacoma. (Fom I-5 go west on S. 38th Street a few blocks, then left on Fife,and left to the church.) The times might shift, so please contact David Lambert to confirm time and learn topic: (253) 759-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Oct 12: Transform “Columbus Day” into a day of respect for indigenous people: This would be more historically accurate and more humane. The website www.transformcolumbusday.org highlights previous years, but you can get the idea and plan something for 2015.
Tues Oct 13: Thurston County’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) also serves adjacent Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties: 5:30-7:30 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. Info: Linda 357-7272 email@example.com
Wed Oct 14: Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace (OMJP) usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown: Info: Larry 951-4894 firstname.lastname@example.org www.omjp.net
Wed Oct 14: People’s Climate Movement will push Obama to stop Arctic oil drilling: Greenpeace invites us to start planning in September for activities to occur on Wed Oct 14. Public pressure can push Obama to change his policy of more oil drilling in the ecologically sensitive Arctic. See information at this link: Join the People's Climate Movement on October 14. The link can also get you a toolkit with everything you need to attend one of the many events happening across the country – or plan your own.
Wed Oct 14: Community Townhall forum about police/community relations: A number of community people have been meeting to gather information and discuss police-community relations in Olympia and the need for civilian oversight, perhaps in the form of a “review board” such as other cities have created. Help us decide on an action plan to improve police accountability in Olympia. Will it be a citizens review board? What would that look like? All are invited, and every idea will be considered. We'll end with an action plan! Tonight’s event runs from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water SW, downtown Olympia. Several co-sponsors. Info: Terren Zander 943-6109 email@example.com and https://www.facebook.com/mediaisland and https://www.facebook.com/events/481911978639424/
Thurs Oct 15: Justice Not Jails: More and more people in Olympia are working together to reform various aspects of our criminal “justice” system in humane ways. Our local “Justice Not Jails” groups meets at 7:00 pm the third Thursday evening of each month at the Olympia Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia. Confirm tonight’s meeting and get info: Steve Tilley firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri-Sat Oct 16-17: Seattle Social Justice Film Festival focuses on imprisonment and real justice for prisoners: The national group Books to Prisoners is collaborating this year. Films will be shown in various parts of the Seattle area. Info: www.socialjusticefilmfestival.org
Fri-Tues Oct 16-20: “Be the Movement!” National Conference in Washington DC: The Peace Alliance (www.peacealliance.org) is bringing together people from across the US to dialogue with – and learn from – some of the world’s most inspiring leaders and experts for a kind of peacebuilding “think tank.” The conference will focus on the Five Peacebuilding Cornerstones of “Be the Movement”: Empowering Community Peacebuilding, Teaching Peace in Schools, Humanizing Justice Systems, Cultivating Personal Peace, and Fostering International Peace. Explore practical, yet transformative, actions we can collectively take to change the trajectory of our nation. And, we will make our voices heard to our Members of Congress. Info: (202) 684-2553 www.peacealliance.org
Sat Oct 17: Doorbell for candidates who care about the environment and climate: A great many voters care about the environment and climate, so political candidates and volunteers need to reach out to them. Washington Conservation Voters (www.wcvoters.org) asks people to RSVP through their website to be connected with local campaigns for worthy candidates for today’s special emphasis on doorbelling statewide.
Sat Oct 17: Join with Olympia Chapter of RESULTS to end poverty in the US and worldwide: RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are sister organizations that, together, are a leading force in ending poverty in the United States and around the world. They create long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes, such as lack of access to health, education, or opportunity to move up the economic ladder. RESULTS empowers ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty in their communities, the media, and the halls of government. The collective voices of these grassroots activists leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people the tools they need to move out of poverty. Meet from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Olympia Timberland Library, 8th & Franklin, downtown. Info: Nancy Curtiss email@example.com
Sat Oct 17: Catholicity and Conscious Evolution: The Vision of Pope Francis: Come celebrate and explore Laudato Si'! This is a unique opportunity to reflect on Catholicity and the call to wholeness and to explore the emerging unitive spirituality expressed by Pope Francis. The speaker, Ilia Delio, is a Franciscan sister and theologian who specializes in science and religion. She is an award winning author of over 15 books including the recent, Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness. Sponsored by: Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center in partnership with the Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture and the Seattle Archdiocese Missions Office. Please pre-register at www.ipjc.org by October 9 so the organizers can plan for refreshments and ritual. Admission is free. 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at St. Francis of Assisi, 15226 21st Ave SW, Burien (SW of Seattle) 98166
Sun Oct 18 (or whenever your faith community meets sometime this fall): Engage your local faith community in Bread for the World’s efforts to end hunger and poverty: Every year around this date you and your faith community can do some special things as part of Bread for the World’s annual weekend opportunity to join with others in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through prayers, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders, and financial support to Bread, your church can give bold witness to God's justice and mercy in the world. Your celebration can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Order your free resources today. You can download additional materials from www.bread.org/sunday. Questions? Contact Greg Shapero for more information.
Tues Oct 20: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State: You are invited to their monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian church, 2315 Division St NW, Olympia. Sometimes after convening the meeting decides to move itself to Pints & Quarts at Capital Mall. Info: Dennis Mansker firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Wed Oct 21: “Confronting the Climate Crisis”: Olympia FOR’s vigorous group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, downtown. Info: 352-6327 email@example.com www.olympiafor.org/Climate_Crisis.html
Thurs Oct 22: National Day Against Police Brutality. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) is campaigning toward #RiseUpOctober on Sat. Oct. 24. Info: www.october22.org, SMIN, PO Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York NY 10002-0900, (347) 979-7646 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stopmassincarceration.net
Fri Oct 23: “The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Pacific Northwest” with Clay Jenkinson as Meriwether Lewis: This is a benefit for Friendly Water for the World, an Olympia-based non-profit org that provides clean water for many communities around the world. 7:30 pm, at Capitol Theatre, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. Tickets $20-25 available through (206) 321-4112 or (360) 918-3642 or www.olympiafilmsociety.org Info: www.friendlywater.net
Fri-Sun Oct 23-25: Sit, Walk, Write: Nature & the Practice of Presence: Combine autumn’s crisp colors with the mountain landscape for a unique Cascadian retreat for reflection, connection and renewal. Kurt Hoelting (meditation teacher and author) and Holly Hughes (writing teacher and poet) return to the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center to share mindfulness practices to help you re-connect with both your inner and outer landscapes. Starting each day with sitting meditation, we’ll share poems and nature essays by well-known poets and writers, then explore transforming our own thoughts into inspired words. Outdoors, we’ll enjoy walking meditation, hiking and observations with Institute naturalists to deepen our connection with the natural world. In between, we’ll practice Qigong movement and yoga postures. No meditation or writing experience is necessary. Tuition includes two nights lodging and six delicious, organic meals. 1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Rockport (Skagit County) WA 98283. Info and registration: North Cascades Institute, https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/sit-walk-write-nature-and-the-practice-of-presence
Sat Oct 24: “A Moroccan Food Cooking Class” to benefit Friendly Water for the World: Friendly Water’s Program Director Drissia Ras, who is from Morocco, will teach you and others how to prepare delicious Moroccan food. For a $40 donation to benefit Friendly Water, you can support a worthy cause while learning something delightful. 10:00 a.m. at Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE (just past Priest Point Park, on the left), in NE Olympia. Space is limited, so register early. Tickets $14 from www.friendlywater.net Info: (360) 918-3642
Sat Oct 24: Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team invites you to DERT’s 4th Annual Meeting: We could improve local environments, improve salmon runs, and save money by removing downtown Olympia’s 5th Avenue dam and letting the Deschutes River flow freely through a natural estuary, as Mother Nature had intended. DERT will hold their 4th Annual Meeting from 6 to 9 pm at The Woman’s Club, 1002 Washington Street SE, downtown Olympia. Enjoy a wonderful dinner, connect with your friends, and learn the latest updates on progress toward restoring the estuary. RSVP to email@example.com. More info at their informative, attractive website, www.deschutesestuary.org
Sat Oct 24: “We Stopped Cholera Victory Dinner” -- Celebrate the elimination of cholera in every orphanage in Goma, Congo-Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is hosted by Olympia City Councilman Jim Coper. Enjoy Moroccan cuisine. This is a benefit for Friendly Water for the World, an Olympia-based non-profit org that provides clean water for many communities around the world. 7 pm, at Olympia Friends Meetinghouse, 3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia. Tickets $45 available through (360) 918-3642. Info: www.friendlywater.net
Sun Oct 25: Benefit for the “Out of the Woods” shelter for homeless families – This humane, people-focused effort (www.outofthewoods.org) is grounded at the Olympia Unitarian-Universalist Congregation (www.ouuc.org). Tonight’s benefit will feature music by The Other Mothers (Paulette Frisina) and Tarik & Lizzy Bentlemsani. It starts at 6:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia.
Mon-Wed Oct 26-28: 19th World Conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP): Restorative Justice and other kinds of restorative practices are practical ways to incorporate nonviolence into daily life and pubic processes. Restorative Justice and other Restorative Practices really work! This year’s World Conference theme is “Restorative Works: What Works, What Doesn’t, How and Why.” It will occur in Bethlehem PA. Info: (610) 807-9221, firstname.lastname@example.org, and www.iirp.edu
Thurs Oct 29: NW Immigrant Rights Project presents “An Evening of Justice” – NWIRP does excellent work for immigrant rights. Support NWIRP and enjoy their annual fall reception, which will feature delicious food and drinks, live entertainment from Sin Fronteras, inspiring speakers, and the opportunity to explore the venue, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King Street, just south of downtown Seattle. Tickets ($65 and up) and info: www.nwirp.org/events/events
Tues Nov 3: Sierra Club South Sound’s monthly meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mekong Restaurant, 125 Columbia Street Northwest (SW corner of State Ave), downtown Olympia. Enjoy a full agenda and delicious food. Info: Phyllis Farrell, email@example.com and www.sierraclub.org/washington/local-groups
FOR Tues Nov 3: Olympia FOR’s book discussion group has been meeting on the first Tuesday of each month for several years. The topic for tonight will be chosen during our Tues Oct 6 gathering. Jim Bellinger, (360) 359-2212, firstname.lastname@example.org, is our new host/facilitator, at 6:00 pm at his home, 1515 Tullis St NE, just a bit north of San Francisco Street NE.
Wed Nov 4: The “First Wednesday Conversation” series seeks to increase and nurture systems intelligence in our community, to help our work become more effective and sustainable. “Systems intelligence” is the ability to apply systems thinking to complex challenges. These challenges are different from merely technical problems. We need to learn in order to understand the problem and address the emergent challenge, so we can take wise action. These First Wednesday Conversations take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the lobby of the Olympia Senior Center. It’s fine to bring coffee, tea or a snack. The facilitator is Steve Byers. Info: www.helpinghumansystems.com
Thurs Nov 5: Get big money out of politics! Local organizing meeting tonight: Olympia’s Move to Amend group invites everyone to join them for a monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) at 7:00 pm in Room 280 of Bldg 1 at the Thurston County Courthouse. Info: Michael Savoca at email@example.com or Jennifer Sprague 866-8906 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR Thurs Nov 5 and Sat Nov 7: National FOR celebrates its 100th anniversary in New York City with a Centennial Exhibit at Union Theological Seminary and a Multifaith Service, Reception and Dinner at the Riverside Church. See information at www.forusa.org or contact Jonette O’Kelley Miller or Gretchen Honnold at (845) 3258-4601
Sat Nov 7: “Let Justice Roll: A justice advocacy and awareness event for high school youth” – This annual peace & justice youth event encourages high school youth to engage in issues of social, environmental, and economic justice to learn about God’s call to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God,” as urged in Micah 6:8. Participants are encouraged and challenged to become agents of positive change with a biblical and Christ-centered approach. The 2015 theme is Creation Care: Saving the Planet and Our Souls. Participants will explore the urgent need in the face of climate change to be better stewards of our earth home. The program will begin with worship in the Brammer Chapel at Trinity Lutheran College, 2802 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett WA 98201, and then take participants on a day-long series of field experiences visiting with organizations committed to caring for creation. Lunch will be provided and the day will conclude with an outdoor celebration at the college’s Rooftop Garden. Church groups will be responsible for transportation between sites (maps will be provided). Cost is $25. Registration begins at 8:30 am. The event starts with worship at 9:00 am and continues until 5:00 pm. For questions regarding the program or registration, contact Rev. Dave Ellingson at 425.249.4722 or David.Ellingson@TLC.edu
Tues Nov 10: Dennis Mills and Glen Anderson discuss “Militarism” at a public event in Panorama City, Lacey: For decades Panorama City’s Democratic Study Group has hosted speakers at its monthly series on the second Tuesday of each month. The group’s leaders asked Dennis Mills and Glen Anderson to speak this afternoon on the topic of “militarism.” It will occur at 1:30 pm in Panorama City’s Auditorium. From Sleater-Kinney Road SE, go south a little bit from 14th Ave SE, turn left into the campus, go around the roundabout and bend left around behind some houses to see the new Auditorium on the left. Info: Polly Boyajian 438-5700 email@example.com or Glen Anderson 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR Wed Nov 11: Exactly 100 years since the FOR’s U.S. branch was founded – and 97 years since Armistice Day at the end of World War I: How should we mark these special occasions? The American FOR was founded in New York on November 11, 1915, the year after its founding in Europe in August 1914, just when World War I was breaking out. The Olympia FOR’s October 2015 TV program will focus on our 100th anniversary. How else could we mark this date with two special historical meanings? If you have ideas for either or both of these (Armistice Day and FOR’s Centennial), please contact Jennifer Sprague, email@example.com, and Olympia FOR, (360) 491-9093 firstname.lastname@example.org your nearest FOR chapter. The national FOR is planning special events in New York City on Thurs Nov 6 and Sat Nov 7. See www.forusa.orgfor information about those. One good way to celebrate would be to watch the Olympia FOR’s October 2015 TV program about the national FOR’s 100 years of accomplishments and/or read the thorough summary of the program. Both are on the “TV Programs” part of www.olympiafor.org
Thurs Nov 12: The Thurston Climate Action Team invites people to their monthly meetings – now on the second Thursday evening at a new time and location: TCAT does good, practical work to protect the climate, especially interacting with governments and the Thurston Regional Planning Council. TCAT is also looking for ways to fund local climate efforts. TCAT is changing their monthly meetings to the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Traditions Café, 5th & Water, downtown Olympia. (TCAT will NOT meet in October.) Info: Graeme Sackrison 791-8376 or Tom Crawford, email@example.com 280-0242
Sat-Wed Nov 14-18: Mass mobilization in Washington DC to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Info: #FallRising and firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri-Sun Nov 20-22: 25th Annual nonviolent protest at Fort Benning, Georgia, where the U.S. Army trains Latin American military thugs to abuse human rights: Torture survivors, union workers, religious communities, musicians, puppetistas, students, migrants, veterans and others from across the country will speak out against violence and militarization. They will commemorate the martyrs and perform conscientious acts of nonviolent resistance. Sponsored by School of the Americas Watch, www.soaw.org, (202) 202-234-3440 email@example.com Their website has much information!
Sat Nov 21: Join with Olympia Chapter of RESULTS to end poverty in the US and worldwide: RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund are sister organizations that, together, are a leading force in ending poverty in the United States and around the world. They create long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes, such as lack of access to health, education, or opportunity to move up the economic ladder. RESULTS empowers ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty in their communities, the media, and the halls of government. The collective voices of these grassroots activists leverage millions of dollars for programs and improved policies that give low-income people the tools they need to move out of poverty. Meet from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Olympia Timberland Library, 8th & Franklin, downtown. Info: Nancy Curtiss firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday November 29: Climate supporters are already planning MANY LOCAL ACTIVITIES WORLDWIDE to occur on Sunday November 29 just before the world’s leaders convene the Paris climate summit. What should we do in our local area?