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Author Event - After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event - After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales

Central Appalachia and south Wales were built to extract coal and faced with coal’s decline, both regions have experienced economic depression, labor unrest, and out-migration. After Coal focuses on coalfield residents who chose not to leave, but instead remained in their communities and worked to build a diverse and sustainable economy. 

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National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
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Do you want to increase your confidence and ability to teach about Native Americans during the month of November? Learn how to teach the history of Thanksgiving in culturally appropriate ways, explore the Americans exhibition, and engage in take-away art activities in this hands-on workshop.

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Children's Book Event: Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Children's Book Event: Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings

  • Embassy of Haiti, Washington D.C. (map)
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Join award-winning Haitian-American children's book author Francie Latour and artist/illustrator Ken Daley for a celebration of Haiti's colors and Haiti's heroes with their new picture book, Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings. This interactive, family-friendly event will feature a story time, live art demonstration, book signing, Haitian Heroes craft activity, and a special book prize giveaway!

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NMAI-DC Day of the Dead School Program
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

NMAI-DC Day of the Dead School Program

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC! Cultural experts will lead a series of vibrant performances, bilingual demonstrations, and activities that will immerse students in this traditional celebration. 

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15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research

  • The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (map)
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In this talk, H. Richard Milner IV examines practices and policies at national, state, district, and local levels that are implicitly or overtly designed to punish rather than support academic, social, cultural, and psychological development of Black, Brown, and low-income students.

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Mapping Segregation in Washington DC
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

  • George Washington University Museum (map)
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Join historians Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Jane Shoenfeld of Prologue DC for a preview of Mapping Segregation’s new website, along with a panel discussion moderated by WAMU’s Sasha-Ann Simons on how Mapping Segregation helps define the intersection of race and real estate in DC’s past and present.

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East of the River Book Festival
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

East of the River Book Festival

  • Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (map)
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The 2018 East of the River Book Festival is a magnet for city dwellers from all wards to enjoy a literary event that highlights the efforts of indie writers, small publishers and independent book shops. This festival will inspire and excite those who enjoy culturally diverse books and have an interest in self-publishing.

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Challenging Stereotypes with Photography: A Workshop with Everyday Africa
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Challenging Stereotypes with Photography: A Workshop with Everyday Africa

Pulitzer Center invites K-12 educators to join them on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 AM -2:30 PM for a free, interactive workshop with journalist Austin Merrill, cofounder of the viral social media phenomenon Everyday Africa. Participants will work with Merrill and Pulitzer Center staff to…

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K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Howard University, Ralph J. Bunche Center (map)
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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

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DressCoded: Black Girls, Bodies & the Bias Embedded in School Dress Codes
Sep
27
4:30 PM16:30

DressCoded: Black Girls, Bodies & the Bias Embedded in School Dress Codes

  • Georgetown University, Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Across DC, Black girls are losing out on the chance to learn simply because of what they wear. According to a recent report by the National Women’s Law Center and 21 local students, girls are removed from the classroom and even sent home, often illegally, for violating strict dress codes. Join a panel of organizers, students, scholars, and administrators to learn how to combat this issue and join the DC movement to end school pushout.

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Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series

  • Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building (map)
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On Sept. 24, 2018, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will host an afternoon symposium that explores the themes of cultural work, geography, and community as manifest in the history of three organizations who trace their beginnings to the swell of social change that emerged in 1968: the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Appalshop, and the Drum and Spear Bookstore. Free and open to the public. No registration or tickets required. Seating is limited. 

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A.C.T.O.R. series: Historian Greg Carr on Reconstruction
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

A.C.T.O.R. series: Historian Greg Carr on Reconstruction

Busboys and Poets and Teaching For Change present this special Back to School edition of A.C.T.O.R. led by renowned Professor, Historian and Scholar Dr. Greg Carr. Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War and emancipation, is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Yet the possibilities and achievements of this era are too often overshadowed by the violent white supremacist backlash. Dr. Carr will lead us on a journey of this epoch and bring life to this important history.

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A Taste of Inspired Teaching
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

A Taste of Inspired Teaching

Want to add more joy to your classroom? Interested in experiencing a different kind of professional development that models what engagement-based instruction looks like? Curious about how improvisational theater can add excitement and build relationships in your classroom while helping students to master content? Join this introductory workshop to learn more.

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Teaching Conflict: A Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

Teaching Conflict: A Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers

  • Elliott School of International Affairs (map)
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In this one-day workshop, teachers will learn specific teaching strategies to engage contentious subjects in the classroom through inquiry-based learning activities led by pedagogy experts. Using a current affairs topic in Middle East studies, teachers will participate in a classroom simulation led by Avram Barlowe and Nell Hirschmann-Levy.

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Michael Bennett - Things That Make White People Uncomfortable — in conversation with Dave Zirin
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Bennett - Things That Make White People Uncomfortable — in conversation with Dave Zirin

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end. As Senator Bernie Sanders says, he could easily “make his mark through accomplishment on the field. Instead, Michael has chosen to use his voice and his platform to fight injustice.” Bennett will be in conversation with co-author Dave Zirin, sports editor for the Nation and author of several books…

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