Are you an abolitionist wondering how to restructure your relationships to reflect your values? Our sexual, romantic, and platonic relationships are bound by rigid moral, cultural, and legal structures that dictate what types of sex, love, and care practices deserve recognition and legitimization, leaving behind anyone who doesn’t play along. We examine the divide between legitimate vs. scrutinized relationships, and how you can craft connections that are anti-capitalist and anti-carceral. Challenging mainstream narratives in relationships, we evaluate how harmful relational constructs show up in all of our relationships, and explore the interpersonal skills that are necessary to build transformative relationships. This is an advanced workshop asking participants to reflect on their personal lives and cross-evaluate abolitionist practices.
API Chaya’s Queer Network Program has been exploring the ways we connect, heal, & thrive as BIPOC, as QTBIPOC, as parents, and as survivors through our QT/BIPOC Parent Survivor Gatherings and DISH: Discussing Intimacy, Sex, & Healing programs. The HEAL Project works to prevent and end childhood sexual abuse (CSA) through healing the wounds of sexual oppression and embracing sexual liberation.
If you are BIPOC and exploring how to better live your abolitionist values at the interpersonal level, this workshop is for you!
Event Start Times:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
The James Baldwin Circle is NAAM’s opportunity to be in conversation with and honor an African American writer who uses the power of the pen to make America more equitable and writes in truth-telling ways akin to James Baldwin. The writer is inducted as a Fellow into NAAM’s James Baldwin Circle, presented with a plaque, and discusses their latest writings.
NAAM is pleased to induct Seattle resident, writer, speaker and New York Times bestselling author, Ijeoma Oluo. She is the author of bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and most recently, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her writings will be discussed during the ceremony.
This event will take place virtually on NAAM’s Youtube channel.
Arthur Hansen, the editor of Yoshito Kuromiya’s BBEYOND THE BETRAYAL: THE MEMOIR OF A WORLD WAR II JAPANESE DRAFT RESISTER OF CONSCIENCE, will visit the store to discuss the first book-length account by a Nisei World War II draft resister with local author and editor Frank Abe.
Join SAL and Marguerite Casey Foundation for a free event celebrating the publication of Ross Gay’s Inciting Joy, an intimate and electrifying collection of essays from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights. In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, Gay explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we expand it.
This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required to attend. Please RSVP in advance.
After incarceration, how do you reenter a society that doesn’t offer open arms? Reginald Dwayne Betts is an award-winning author, poet, lawyer, and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, whose work interrogates and challenges our notions of justice.
Betts has adapted his celebrated poetry collection, Felon, into a one-man performance piece, which he will perform for this SAL Presents event. Q&A with Stacy D. Flood.
Peabody Award-winning host Krista Tippett presents a live, in-person recording of the wildly popular On Being podcast, featuring guest speaker Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction with The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste. Join these two friends and interpreters of the human condition for a night of incredible conversation.
Indigenous history through ledger art by Robert Upham. This is a 3-day event held at Tahoma Indian Center. February 20th, 22nd and 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm each day. Must RSVP to attend, only 12 spots available.
To learn more about Robert Upham and his work, his website is provided below. http://www.sacredpointofview.com/about/