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Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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East City Bookshop presents New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson with National Book Award Winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Speak. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning December 7th. 

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Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard
Jan
19
to Mar 9

Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange (map)
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Documented: The Community Blackboard is a site-specific, interactive and transformative artwork by Muriel Hasbun. This thoughtful exhibition asks the public to post their family photos, documents and to write their own migration story onto the gallery walls, promoting coexistence, creativity, remembrance, respect, and dialogue beyond borders.

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Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality  with Dr.Jack Schneider
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality with Dr.Jack Schneider

  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (map)
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Jack Schneider is a professor at Massachusetts Univ. He has done extensive work on ways to measure school quality beyond the test scores. He will describe what they have done with the Massachusetts Consortium to expand the measures and also broaden the way we think about quality in schools to better reflect the values we have.

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Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?

Filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede's critically acclaimed documentary, What Happened 2 Chocolate City examines how gentrification is changing Black communities as told through the lenses of three generations of Washingtonians. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and guests follows the screening.

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Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth

Speak Truth seminars bring students together from schools across the District to discuss and examine contemporary social justic issues. Join us on February 7, for a special Black Lives Matter Speak Truth, where both students and adults are invited to promote authentic, intergenerational dialogue about race & society.

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Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work.

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Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Apr
13
to Apr 21

Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
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A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jun
24
to Jul 2

Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 3:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
6
to Jul 14

Trip 3: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 4:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
27
to Aug 4

Trip 4: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance

  • African-American Civil War Museum (map)
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Join the SNCC Legacy Project to celebrate and remember James Forman. The program includes a panel of SNCC veterans and features James Forman Jr., winner of the this year’s Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. There will also be video, music and song, and refreshments.

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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)
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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)
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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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