*Upcoming Events*

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 6:30-8pm:“Coffee Time with Dr. Jan Knippers Black” (MIIS Amnesty International Event)

Dr. Jan Knippers Black, a professor at MIIS will discuss in an intimate setting her involvement as a board member of Amnesty International. Her latest book, The Politics of Human Rights Protection will be raffled off for book signing after the event (2x). She also will do book signing for other books that participants bring to the coffee talk. The first 15 people will have guaranteed seating. Standing room is also available. MIIS Amnesty International will provide free Starbucks coffee.

Saturday 1 April 2017, 2-4pm: Book signing with CSU Monterey Bay professor, Ned Huston

A professor in the School of Humanities and Communications, Ned Huston, will be at Old Capitol Books signing copies of his new work of creative fiction, Quantum Time Theories – the first book in a SciFi trilogy called The Nevertime Chronology.

Friday 7 April 2017, 7pm: What is Anarchism? (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)

Have you heard about Anarchism? Anarchists rioting in the street? Creating food co-ops? Come learn some of the basic principles of anarchism and join in a discussion about the relevance of anarchism today.

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 6-8pm: Networking Aloud! A Monthly Open Mic

Our free monthly event open to the public every second Tuesday: NETWORKING ALOUD: A WRITERS OPEN MIKE. Come early & sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry & essay that follows 15 minutes from a featured published reader. We applaud one another, no critique allowed. Bring your work in progress, we want to hear your VOICE.

Sunday 9 April 2017, 4-6pm: Free Poetry Writing Workshop

Our free poetry writing workshop for all levels and abilities. Different local poets facilitate various writing exercises and guide through the exploration of different poetic techniques. Bring a poem to share or come ready to write your own! Free and open to everyone.

Friday 14 April 2017, 7pm: Polyamory, or Ethical Nonmonogamy (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)

Polyamory (from Greek πολύ [poly], meaning ‘many’ or ‘several’, and Latin amor, ‘love’) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.” This discussion will explore the new FREE LOVE movement, and chat about jealousy, sexuality, and love under capitalism.

Sunday 16 April 2017, 6-7pm: Anarchist Black Cross

Our monthly letter writing night where we write letters to US political prisoners. We send them books, too!

Friday 21 April 2017, 7pm: Social Perceptions of Disability (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)

Discuss the various perspectives about disability, with an emphasis on listening to the experiences of people with disabilities.

Friday 28 April 2017, 7pm: Reproductive Justice (Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series)

More information coming soon

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