Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Girls' Night In Book Club

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Join us for a relaxing evening discussing The Power by Naomi Alderman, at the next #GNIreads book club meetup.  Tickets and more information available here.  In The Power, girls suddenly find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light.

This is a ticketed event hosted by Girls' Night In Club.  Solid State Books will close to the public at 7 p.m. 

600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

David Webber - The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

In The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon, David Webber shines a light on labor’s most potent remaining weapon: its multitrillion-dollar pension funds. Outmaneuvered at the bargaining table and under constant assault in Washington and the courts, worker organizations are beginning to exercise muscle through markets. Shareholder activism has been used to divest from anti-labor companies, gun makers, and tobacco; diversify corporate boards; support Occupy Wall Street; force global warming onto the corporate agenda; create jobs; and challenge outlandish CEO pay. In this rare good-news story for American workers, Webber argues that workers have found in labor’s capital a potent strategy against their exploiters. He explains the tactics’ difficulties even as he cautions that corporate interests are already working to deny labor’s access to this powerful and underused tool, and shows how workers can wield their own capital to reclaim their strength.

600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Rania Abouzeid - No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria

This eye-opening book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Beginning with the first rumblings of dissent in 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict and shows the unravelling of a nation: peaceful protests in Damascus collapsing into violence, families on both sides shattered by nighttime shellings, and religious conviction sharpened by rage to a radical point. Abouzeid brings readers deep inside Assad’s prisons, to covert meetings where foreign states and organizations manipulated the rebels, and to the highest levels of Islamic militancy and the formation of ISIS. Based on more than five years of clandestine reporting on the front lines, No Turning Back is an utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters that shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century’s greatest humanitarian disasters.

600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Mike Lewis - When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want

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How do you start doing what you really, really want? You jump. Mike Lewis sought 40 people to tell the story of how they left the job that was not working for them and went to something they truly adored in When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want. An inspirational book that lays out the “Jump Curve”—the fundamental four steps to finally, wholeheartedly, pursue your dreams—by telling the experiences of a wide variety of people who did just that.

This event will be held in The Apollo's Rooftop Conservatory.  The is a free event; however, seating is limited, and you must reserve a seat in advance.  

The Apollo
600 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Jan
10
12:30 PM12:30

Unusually Cruel and Inefficiently Just: A Conversation about Punishment in the U.S.

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This event is presented by New America.  

Legal scholar and attorney Marc Howard (author of Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism) joins justice advocate and poet Dwayne Betts (author of Bastards of the Reagan Era) along with moderator Marcia Chatelain to examine the ways that prisons fail to rehabilitate.  Their conversation seeks to challenge assumptions about what prisons can and cannot do, as well as to investigate the ways people can remain incarcerated even if they are ostensibly set free.

New America, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, D.C. 20005

This event is free and includes lunch.  RSVP through New America. 

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