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On this day in history, August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified after Tennessee—by just one vote—became t...
08/18/2021

On this day in history, August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified after Tennessee—by just one vote—became the 36th state to approve it, capping the 72-year fight to win women the right to vote in the United States.

On this day in history, August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified after Tennessee—by just one vote—became the 36th state to approve it, capping the 72-year fight to win women the right to vote in the United States.

Congratulations to HDC grantee the Mint Project for the completion of their Alley Beutification Project with DC Doors! T...
08/17/2021

Congratulations to HDC grantee the Mint Project for the completion of their Alley Beutification Project with DC Doors! The ribbon cutting is tomorrow, August 18th at 4pm.

Thank you for the time and resources you have donated to the Alley Beautification Project thus far! We had such wonderful support during our planning, prepping and cleaning phase --with over 40 #volunteers ! Now we launch the #Paint , Build, and Design Phase!

We are calling all volunteers who like food, music, and socially distanced fun service!

If you haven't already heard, we are culminating the Alley Beautification Project with Zoe's Doors in just two weeks with a series of Community Build and Paint Days and Ribbon Cutting. Help us bring our Youth Intern's wonderful work in transforming an abandoned alley into the vibrant and safe DC Oasis it has always meant to be.

Link in bio!!

#carelove #endhomelessness
#whatsyourwhy #care2share
#meant2serve #BeautificationProject
#creativeservice

Join us on August 18 at 6pm for a free virtual panel discussion curated by Tyler French with DC area poets  Regie Cabico...
08/13/2021

Join us on August 18 at 6pm for a free virtual panel discussion curated by Tyler French with DC area poets
Regie Cabico, Kim Roberts , Malik Thompson, and Taylor Johnson.

Click the link for more info and to register. https://bit.ly/36L518r

Join us on August 18 at 6pm for a free virtual panel discussion curated by Tyler French with DC area poets
Regie Cabico, Kim Roberts , Malik Thompson, and Taylor Johnson.

Click the link for more info and to register. https://bit.ly/36L518r

#OTD In in 1846 the Smithsonian was founded in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Congress with funds bequeathed by English s...
08/10/2021

#OTD In in 1846 the Smithsonian was founded in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Congress with funds bequeathed by English scientist James Smithson. The Smithsonian has been sharing knowledge far and wide for 175 years!

Happy Birthday, Smithsonian!

Join us for “The Self Determined Podcast”: A Live Podcasting with Prof. D. Boose on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 - ...
08/09/2021

Join us for “The Self Determined Podcast”: A Live Podcasting with Prof. D. Boose on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

When discussing Black Power in DC, some of the most well-known activists include Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Marion Barry, Walter Fauntroy, Julius Hobson, and more. Black women were also instrumental to the movement, both in DC and more widely. Historian and doctoral student at American University Donelle Boose highlights some of these women and brings their stories to the forefront in “The Self Determined Podcast.” Prof. D. Boose will host a live conversation with local activist Koko Ladson about her experiences from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements to Black Lives Matter today.

This program is free; registration is required. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3joFwj3

Join us for “The Self Determined Podcast”: A Live Podcasting with Prof. D. Boose on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

When discussing Black Power in DC, some of the most well-known activists include Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Marion Barry, Walter Fauntroy, Julius Hobson, and more. Black women were also instrumental to the movement, both in DC and more widely. Historian and doctoral student at American University Donelle Boose highlights some of these women and brings their stories to the forefront in “The Self Determined Podcast.” Prof. D. Boose will host a live conversation with local activist Koko Ladson about her experiences from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements to Black Lives Matter today.

This program is free; registration is required. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3joFwj3

2021 DC Documentary Post Production grantee Community Wellness Collective is working on their film Higher Power. This do...
08/03/2021
First Look: Higher Power

2021 DC Documentary Post Production grantee Community Wellness Collective is working on their film Higher Power. This documentary explores the fact that while recreational cannabis use is legal in Washington, D.C. Recreational cannabis sales are not. Higher Power is the story of Black Washingtonians navigating this in-between space while looking to build their futures through participation in the legal cannabis industry. Higher Power uses the complex past (and present) of cannabis legalization in Washington, D.C. to tell a larger story about the disenfranchisement of 700,000 U.S. citizens and the pressing need for D.C. statehood.

Watch the trailer on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/431862140

Stay tuned for more news about Higher Power Film the documentary is expected to be released in December 2021!

A first look at the documentary film Higher Power. Learn more about higher power at: www.igg.me/at/higherpowerfilm Produced by Rafi Aliya Crockett Directed by…

Congratulations to American University's Community Voice Project (CVP) for wining the Overall Audience Choice Award at H...
07/30/2021

Congratulations to American University's Community Voice Project (CVP) for wining the Overall Audience Choice Award at Heartland Film's Indy Shorts Film Festival for their film Street Reporter, co-produced by Street Sense Media. The documentary short directed by Laura Waters Hinson provides a window into homelessness in the District and DC’s tent city. Look for a DC premiere this Fall! For more information visit www.streetreporterfilm.com.

Congratulations to American University's Community Voice Project (CVP) for wining the Overall Audience Choice Award at Heartland Film's Indy Shorts Film Festival for their film Street Reporter, co-produced by Street Sense Media. The documentary short directed by Laura Waters Hinson provides a window into homelessness in the District and DC’s tent city. Look for a DC premiere this Fall! For more information visit www.streetreporterfilm.com.

In honor of #NationalInternDay, HDC would like to highlight marketing and promotions intern, Beimnet Getachew! Beimnet i...
07/29/2021

In honor of #NationalInternDay, HDC would like to highlight marketing and promotions intern, Beimnet Getachew! Beimnet is a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and moved to the US when she as 8. She recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus w/ a degree in digital media and web design.

In honor of #NationalInternDay, HDC would like to highlight marketing and promotions intern, Beimnet Getachew! Beimnet is a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and moved to the US when she as 8. She recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus w/ a degree in digital media and web design.

2020 DC Doc funded film Fierceness Served - The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse  has been receiving some attention in the press! C...
07/29/2021

2020 DC Doc funded film Fierceness Served - The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse has been receiving some attention in the press! Click the links below to check out their interview with Phil Esteem on the Pride Index website. The documentary film project is also mentioned in Swerv Magazine on page 9.

Look for the completed documentary later in 2021!

https://prideindex.com/coming-soon-fierceness-served-the-story-of-the-legendary-enikalley-coffeehouse-in-dc/?fbclid=IwAR2mMNOrYxpoub3_3kybDrLyVQCawUVV8lvgLCx15wpkdGKy0B1SJyP0zrE

https://en.calameo.com/books/003311902f619f9ed088f

Voicescapes Cast, 1986 | Photo Credit: Diane Pontius
L-R: [missing: Brenda Files], Larry Duckette, Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson, Christopher Prince, Michelle Parkerson, Wayson Jones, Essex Hemphill

2020 DC Doc funded film Fierceness Served - The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse has been receiving some attention in the press! Click the links below to check out their interview with Phil Esteem on the Pride Index website. The documentary film project is also mentioned in Swerv Magazine on page 9.

Look for the completed documentary later in 2021!

https://prideindex.com/coming-soon-fierceness-served-the-story-of-the-legendary-enikalley-coffeehouse-in-dc/?fbclid=IwAR2mMNOrYxpoub3_3kybDrLyVQCawUVV8lvgLCx15wpkdGKy0B1SJyP0zrE

https://en.calameo.com/books/003311902f619f9ed088f

Voicescapes Cast, 1986 | Photo Credit: Diane Pontius
L-R: [missing: Brenda Files], Larry Duckette, Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson, Christopher Prince, Michelle Parkerson, Wayson Jones, Essex Hemphill

#OTD in history in 1868 following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, g...
07/28/2021

#OTD in history in 1868 following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including formerly enslaved people—is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Secretary of State William Seward issues a proclamation certifying the amendment.

#OTD in history in 1868 following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including formerly enslaved people—is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Secretary of State William Seward issues a proclamation certifying the amendment.

COMING SOON! In the coming weeks HumanitiesDC will be accepting applications for the Sustaining the Humanities through t...
07/26/2021

COMING SOON! In the coming weeks HumanitiesDC will be accepting applications for the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant program. SHARP funding will support humanities-based organizations and programs that have suffered significant economic losses due to COVID.

COMING SOON! In the coming weeks HumanitiesDC will be accepting applications for the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant program. SHARP funding will support humanities-based organizations and programs that have suffered significant economic losses due to COVID.

Did you miss the July's Oral History Coffee Chat with The Anthology of B***y oral history project team?Check the program...
07/23/2021
Oral History Coffee Chat - Mapping Segregation in DC

Did you miss the July's Oral History Coffee Chat with The Anthology of B***y oral history project team?

Check the program recording any time on Youtube at https://youtu.be/s38igTZN-SY

Don't miss August's Oral History Coffee Chat with digital history directors Mara Cherkasky and Sarah Jane Shoenfeld of the Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC project. Register today on Eventbrite! https://bit.ly/3B7rjPJ

Join us for a monthly roundtable discussion with DC Oral History Collaborative project directors, narrators, and interviewers.

If you weren't able to make it to last night's world premiere of La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered you're in luck! The...
07/22/2021

If you weren't able to make it to last night's world premiere of La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered you're in luck! There is a special screening of the film tonight at 8:30pm with ADOBO at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage. The screening is Free and Open to the Public.

If you weren't able to make it to last night's world premiere of La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered you're in luck! There is a special screening of the film tonight at 8:30pm with ADOBO at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage. The screening is Free and Open to the Public.

#OTD 125 years ago, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. was founded in Washington, D.C. A merger of ...
07/21/2021

#OTD 125 years ago, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. was founded in Washington, D.C. A merger of the National Federation of Afro-American Women and the National League of Colored Women, the NACWC was founded by #HarrietTubman, #FrancesEWHarper, #IdaBWells, and #MaryChurchTerrell.

#OTD 125 years ago, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. was founded in Washington, D.C. A merger of the National Federation of Afro-American Women and the National League of Colored Women, the NACWC was founded by #HarrietTubman, #FrancesEWHarper, #IdaBWells, and #MaryChurchTerrell.

Tonight, July 21, 2021 the WORLD PREMIERE of "La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered" will be screened at GALA Hispanic The...
07/21/2021

Tonight, July 21, 2021 the WORLD PREMIERE of "La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered" will be screened at GALA Hispanic Theatre at 7pm! Tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/rsvp-lamanplesa

The film project La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered is a two-time HumanitiesDC DC DOCS recipient.

Tonight, July 21, 2021 the WORLD PREMIERE of "La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered" will be screened at GALA Hispanic Theatre at 7pm! Tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/rsvp-lamanplesa

The film project La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered is a two-time HumanitiesDC DC DOCS recipient.

2019 and 2021 DC DOCS grant recipient One Common Unity  will host two premiere screenings of their film La Manplesa: An ...
07/18/2021

2019 and 2021 DC DOCS grant recipient One Common Unity will host two premiere screenings of their film La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered next week!!

The World Premiere of La Manplesa will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. Tickets available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/rsvp-lamanplesa.

A Special Screening of La Manplesa will be held on Thursday, July 22nd with ADOBO at 8:30pm on the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage . This screening is free and open to the public.

Check out the trailer for La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKbzbr7Iw0&t=1s

2019 and 2021 DC DOCS grant recipient One Common Unity will host two premiere screenings of their film La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered next week!!

The World Premiere of La Manplesa will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. Tickets available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/rsvp-lamanplesa.

A Special Screening of La Manplesa will be held on Thursday, July 22nd with ADOBO at 8:30pm on the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage . This screening is free and open to the public.

Check out the trailer for La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKbzbr7Iw0&t=1s

This Saturday, July 17 at 11am join HumanitiesDC and the DC Oral History Collaborative for a panel discussion with The A...
07/14/2021

This Saturday, July 17 at 11am join HumanitiesDC and the DC Oral History Collaborative for a panel discussion with The Anthology of B***y DJ crew oral history project participants DJ Natty Boom, Mothersheister, Kristy la rAt, and dj bent.

The Anthology of B***y DJ crew oral history project explores how historical patterns of segregation played out in nightlife spaces (including house parties, art studios, bars, and nightclubs) based on race, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

This program is free; registration is required.
Register on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oral-history-coffee-chat-anthology-of-booty-oral-history-project-tickets-158493607647

This Saturday, July 17 at 11am join HumanitiesDC and the DC Oral History Collaborative for a panel discussion with The Anthology of B***y DJ crew oral history project participants DJ Natty Boom, Mothersheister, Kristy la rAt, and dj bent.

The Anthology of B***y DJ crew oral history project explores how historical patterns of segregation played out in nightlife spaces (including house parties, art studios, bars, and nightclubs) based on race, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

This program is free; registration is required.
Register on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oral-history-coffee-chat-anthology-of-booty-oral-history-project-tickets-158493607647

Nancy Shia, community activist and photographer will be the featured photographer at the National Press Club Meeting on ...
07/09/2021

Nancy Shia, community activist and photographer will be the featured photographer at the National Press Club Meeting on July 15th at 11:30am. She will talk about her acclaimed "Out My Window" photography collection. Nancy Shia worked with HDC grant recipients Teaching for Change to introduce D.C. area teachers and students to the collection of photographs for use in classes such as D.C. history for high school and community explorations for elementary and middle school.

For more information about the event and to register use the link below.

https://www.press.org/newsroom/photo-team-meeting-july-15-features-photographer-and-activist-nancy-s

Image credit: Columbia Road NW bodega in the 1970s. Photo by Nancy Shia

Nancy Shia, community activist and photographer will be the featured photographer at the National Press Club Meeting on July 15th at 11:30am. She will talk about her acclaimed "Out My Window" photography collection. Nancy Shia worked with HDC grant recipients Teaching for Change to introduce D.C. area teachers and students to the collection of photographs for use in classes such as D.C. history for high school and community explorations for elementary and middle school.

For more information about the event and to register use the link below.

https://www.press.org/newsroom/photo-team-meeting-july-15-features-photographer-and-activist-nancy-s

Image credit: Columbia Road NW bodega in the 1970s. Photo by Nancy Shia

We are pleased to announce Rebecca Lemos-Otero as our next Executive Director! Lemos-Otero begins her new role in early ...
07/07/2021

We are pleased to announce Rebecca Lemos-Otero as our next Executive Director! Lemos-Otero begins her new role in early September 2021.

Rebecca Lemos Otero is a nonprofit executive, artist, and community builder who has dedicated her career to serving her hometown of Washington, DC. A leader with over two decades of experience as a nonprofit entrepreneur, Lemos-Otero grounds her work in social justice and community-driven programming. As an artist, she is known for her unique approaches and creative perspective to solving challenges. She is a past member of the Board of Instigators of the Diverse City Fund, bringing significant expertise in designing and awarding grants to community-focused initiatives.

Click the link below full announcement. https://humanitiesdc.org/news/humanitiesdc-names-rebecca-lemos-otero-as-new-executive-director/

We are pleased to announce Rebecca Lemos-Otero as our next Executive Director! Lemos-Otero begins her new role in early September 2021.

Rebecca Lemos Otero is a nonprofit executive, artist, and community builder who has dedicated her career to serving her hometown of Washington, DC. A leader with over two decades of experience as a nonprofit entrepreneur, Lemos-Otero grounds her work in social justice and community-driven programming. As an artist, she is known for her unique approaches and creative perspective to solving challenges. She is a past member of the Board of Instigators of the Diverse City Fund, bringing significant expertise in designing and awarding grants to community-focused initiatives.

Click the link below full announcement. https://humanitiesdc.org/news/humanitiesdc-names-rebecca-lemos-otero-as-new-executive-director/

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Although, I am not in New York City, I had some professional experiences and personal experiences as it relates to New York city. "Artists are a workforce, and they ought to be recognized as such," writes Elizabeth Alexander. "And while the legacies of other workers can and do shape our lives, artists profoundly and uniquely influence how we experience and envision the world around us through the work they undertake." #past #black #female #memories #adult #communication afrika-abneyartist.weebly.com (Professional Artist Website) https://time.com/6072837/mellon-foundation-artists-covid-19
Please join Esther Productions, Inc and Young Parent Elevation Network for National Reconciliation Week which begins on June 6th at 1pm. Info: estherproductionsinc.com/events #online
Greetings, Hope all is well with you. Please join Young Parent Elevation Network and Esther Productions, Inc for National Reconciliation Week which begins on June 6, 2021. Confirmed speakers include USA TODAY writing and health expert Jayne O’Donnell, relationship coach Paul Bashea Williams, nonprofit executive Ana Acevedo, author and fatherhood expert Darryl Green, Certified Authentic Lifestyle Design coach and founder of Leap, Learn Live Stacey Clark, co-parenting guru Michael Smothers, self-help expert and founder of Young Parent Elevation Network Jennifer Okosun and certified life coach and women's fatherhood pioneer Jonetta Rose Barras Esther Productions Inc. has decades of experience presenting programs designed to inspire and empower girls and women, particularly those who are growing up or have grown up without the active involvement of their fathers in their lives. Proceeds from this and all of Esther Productions Inc. events help support the organization's mission. Visit Estherproductionsinc.com Young Parents Elevation Network is a five-year-old company focused on helping teen parents, single mothers and parents in college feel more confident, capable, and elevated. Visit https://elevateyoungparents.com/ Register at https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/the-national-reconciliation-week-for-self-family-and-community #NRW2021
Kaleidoscope: A Writing Club is designed for women 18 and older will meet and scheduled to take place every 4th Saturday from 10 am to 11 am for six months, beginning March 27,2021. It will be peer driven; that is, members will bring their most recent work to share and get comments from the group. However, the sessions also will be facilitated by award-winning writer and poet, jonetta rose barras and occasionally attended by other professional creative writers. Register at https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/kaleidoscope-a-writing-club-for-women-18-and-older #dmv #online #targetaudience #women
Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, it is dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls and women. It is supported through generous contributions from Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Emmanuel Bailey, Veterans Services Corp, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and Esther’s Friends. Special Thanks: Afrika Abney, Arts and Marketing Consultant Esther Productions,Inc presents DISCOVERING ME…WITHOUT YOU Second Annual Personal Essay Contest designed for teens 14 - 17. Info: https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/contest #contest #teens #students #dmv #writers
The application is now open for the 2021 DC Youth Poet Laureat. If you know a talented teen poet or mc, encourage them to apply.
On behalf of Bethesda Urban Partnership: The 8th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature four short documentaries made by local filmmakers in a virtual festival. The four selected films are available to view online now. You can also register for the free virtual discussion with the filmmakers on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and supported by Leslie & Bruce Lane.
Join us as we recognize Patsy's work and other community leaders.
Spreading the work about the 2019 DCCHP Grant. The grant seeks applicants to capture DC's Asian and Pacific Islanders' stories.
Join me for the annual kick-off for Black History Month.
Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! Our 1st WALA Education Session of 2019 begins 3 weeks from Today!! Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (7pm) Creating a 501 (c)(3) “Basics” Workshop @ Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives with... NEW WALA Board Member Hardeep Grover of Tresquire Legal Services PLLC (facilitating) Information/Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wala-creating-a-501c3-basics-workshop-charles-sumner-museum-archives-tickets-53585017229?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing Looking forward to seeing DMV Artists, Creatives, and Entrepreneurs in the New Year 2019!! Vance “Head-Roc” Levy Education Director | Arts Ambassador Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts #waladc #walaeducation #walalegal
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