I AM Frederick Douglass:  Life and Legacy
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

I AM Frederick Douglass: Life and Legacy

I AM Frederick Douglass commemorates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass by presenting excerpts of the film Enslavement to Emancipation, a panel discussion on the legacy of Frederick Douglass, musical performances by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and a Douglass portrayal by LeCount Holmes, Jr.

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Middle States Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Middle States Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

Social studies educators are invited to attend the 115th annual conference of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, hosted at the Westin Tyson’s Corner (7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043).This conference will feature over 40 high-quality sessions, 30-plus exhibitors, and a fantastic opportunity to network with hundreds of social studies educators from DC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY and beyond.

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Food Justice Youth Summit
Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Food Justice Youth Summit

  • University of the District of Columbia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An all-day event in which DC youth lead workshops focusing on issues of food justice. This event provides youth with the opportunity to share their research, ideas, and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for sustainable food systems.

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Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Apr
19
to Apr 21

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Split This Rock invites proposals for workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and themed group readings for the Sixth Biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The festival, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Split This Rock, will feature Kwame Dawes and Solmaz Sharif.

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Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference
May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference

  • College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) for their upcoming 14th Annual MELLFIN Conference on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Pre-registration is NOW open online through April 27th. The theme this year is Transforming Engagement: Valuing Diversity, Promoting Equity, and Inspiring Change.

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Recycle and Raise Awareness with Stories and Hip Hop Songs
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Recycle and Raise Awareness with Stories and Hip Hop Songs

  • Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon will read her picture book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia and demonstrate how to recycle plastic bags into jewelry, dreamcatchers, and basketball nets.Hip Hop Poet Bomani Armah will lead a Hip Hop songwriting session using his BARS curriculum which includes a multimedia presentation and graphic organizers. 

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Love Poems to Black Women: An Open Mic Night
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Love Poems to Black Women: An Open Mic Night

Join artists and community members in celebration of the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools for an evening of expression and advocacy. Artists are encouraged to connect their work to the national Black Lives Matter Week of Action principle of celebrating Black women and girlhood or any other theme connected to the Movement for Black Lives.

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Debate of the Century: “One of the biggest threats to education today is school segregation.”
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Debate of the Century: “One of the biggest threats to education today is school segregation.”

Join Debates of the Century on Wednesday, February 7, in Washington, D.C., as Professor Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University and Dr. Howard Fuller of Marquette University debate how we should tackle segregation in education policy. The debate will be moderated by John B. King, Jr., former secretary of education in the Obama administration.

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Film, Discussion, and More: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Feb
7
11:30 AM11:30

Film, Discussion, and More: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. 

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POSTPONED: Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

POSTPONED: Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE AND TIME COMING SOON!

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Doors open for a Mass Meeting on Monday, February 5 at 6:00 PM.

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People's State of the Union: A Story Circle
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

People's State of the Union: A Story Circle

  • 3172 18 Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Traditionally at this time of year, our President delivers a State of the Union Address, a lengthy speech noting highlights from the past year and priorities for the coming year.  But democracy is a dialogue, not a monologue. In this spirit, individuals and organizations across the U.S. will host story circles as part of The People’s State of the Union project.

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D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share

  • Payden Academic Center at Trinity Washington University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prior to the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools we will host two curriculum share events. At each of these events, educators from the D.C. area will be able to get lesson plans, share their lesson ideas, address questions and concerns they might have about teaching Black Lives Matter guiding principles. Educators will leave the curriculum share with lessons and lots of instructional resources they can use to teach during the week of action! 

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D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools: Curriculum Share

  • Inspired Teaching Demonstration School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prior to the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools we will host two curriculum share events. At each of these events, educators from the D.C. area will be able to get lesson plans, share their lesson ideas, address questions and concerns they might have about teaching Black Lives Matter guiding principles. Educators will leave the curriculum share with lessons and lots of instructional resources they can use to teach during the week of action! 

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Student Free Speech Program
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

Student Free Speech Program

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ceremonial Courtroom, 6th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit will present a program on the free speech rights of students in order to introduce District of Columbia high school students to the federal court system and the role of judges in our system of governmental checks and balances.

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Gateways / Portales Exhibit
Dec
5
to Jan 7

Gateways / Portales Exhibit

The Anacostia Community Museum is offering school tours of the Gateway/Portales exhibit. This exhibit, which will be closing in January, explores the experiences of Latino migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. Admissions to the museum is free.  Contact Linda Maxwell (maxwellL@si.edu or (202) 633-4870) to schedule a tour for your students.

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