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Did you miss the Oral History Coffee Chat on Saturday? Watch a recording of Dr. Amanda Huron, Awad Bilal, Benito Diaz, L...
01/25/2022
DCOHC Coffee Chat January 2022 - Housing Organizing in DC

Did you miss the Oral History Coffee Chat on Saturday?

Watch a recording of Dr. Amanda Huron, Awad Bilal, Benito Diaz, Linda Leaks, Mary Regalado, and Maria Beatriz Valdez discuss the work of housing organizers in Washington, DC, past and present, through the lens of an oral history project directed by Huron in 2019 and 2020.

Coffee Chat's will take a mid winter break, but join us in April for the next Coffee Chat featuring Ward 8 Woods oral history project Over the River and Through the Woods, Longtime Residents and Parklands of Ward 8.

DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between HumanitiesDC and DC Public Library.

Dr. Amanda Huron, Awad Bilal, Benito Diaz, Linda Leaks, Mary Regalado, and Maria Beatriz Valdez discuss the work of housing organizers in Washington, DC, pas...

Are you interested in preserving the unique stories of DC residents? DC Oral History Collaborative Grants may be the fun...
01/24/2022

Are you interested in preserving the unique stories of DC residents? DC Oral History Collaborative Grants may be the funding opportunity to start your project!

There is still time to apply for New Project, Extension, and Public Project and Event funding opportunities! Application deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59pm.

For more information about these funding opportunities visit https://bit.ly/31Yq60p. You can also watch an information session with Jasper Collier, HDC's Oral History Program Manager on YouTube https://bit.ly/35kKkTp.

DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between HumanitiesDC and DC Public Library.

Are you interested in preserving the unique stories of DC residents? DC Oral History Collaborative Grants may be the funding opportunity to start your project!

There is still time to apply for New Project, Extension, and Public Project and Event funding opportunities! Application deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59pm.

For more information about these funding opportunities visit https://bit.ly/31Yq60p. You can also watch an information session with Jasper Collier, HDC's Oral History Program Manager on YouTube https://bit.ly/35kKkTp.

DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between HumanitiesDC and DC Public Library.

Join the DC Oral History Collaborative for the last Coffee Chat of the winter with DC Tenant and Community Organizer Ora...
01/20/2022

Join the DC Oral History Collaborative for the last Coffee Chat of the winter with DC Tenant and Community Organizer Oral Histories this Saturday, January 22 at 11am!

Guest moderator Amanda Huron, PhD. will lead a discussion about tenant organizing and housing activism in DC with panelists Linda Leaks, Maria Valdez, Benito Diaz, Awad Bilal, and Mary Regalado.

Learn more about Amanda Huron's oral history project and register at https://bit.ly/3ekfgUR

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between the DC Public Library and HumanitiesDC.

Join the DC Oral History Collaborative for the last Coffee Chat of the winter with DC Tenant and Community Organizer Oral Histories this Saturday, January 22 at 11am!

Guest moderator Amanda Huron, PhD. will lead a discussion about tenant organizing and housing activism in DC with panelists Linda Leaks, Maria Valdez, Benito Diaz, Awad Bilal, and Mary Regalado.

Learn more about Amanda Huron's oral history project and register at https://bit.ly/3ekfgUR

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between the DC Public Library and HumanitiesDC.

Today we honor the life and legacy of American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image: © Maisna/Dreamsti...
01/17/2022

Today we honor the life and legacy of American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image: © Maisna/Dreamstime.com

Today we honor the life and legacy of American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image: © Maisna/Dreamstime.com

Are you thinking about how to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend? DCist has complied a list of ways yo...
01/14/2022
15 Ways To Volunteer On Martin Luther King Jr Weekend

Are you thinking about how to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend? DCist has complied a list of ways you can give back in the DC area this weekend. Take a look https://bit.ly/3tr2cWE

There are opportunities to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr Day, to donate, or to start contributing more long-term.

Congratulations to Steve Kolb on winning the prestigious “Award of Merit - Documentary Feature” from The Accolade Global...
01/12/2022

Congratulations to Steve Kolb on winning the prestigious “Award of Merit - Documentary Feature” from The Accolade Global Film Competition! The award was given for Kolb’s exciting documentary, “Who Cares About DC?” which tells the story of his loss of full citizenship by moving from California to the District of Columbia.

Steve Kolb was a videographer for HDC programs in 2016 and has attributed this work as a learning experience that contributed to his ability to produce "Who Cares About DC?". Our sincere congratulations to Steve on this achievement!

Learn more and watch the documentary at https://bit.ly/3tfsKtU

Congratulations to Steve Kolb on winning the prestigious “Award of Merit - Documentary Feature” from The Accolade Global Film Competition! The award was given for Kolb’s exciting documentary, “Who Cares About DC?” which tells the story of his loss of full citizenship by moving from California to the District of Columbia.

Steve Kolb was a videographer for HDC programs in 2016 and has attributed this work as a learning experience that contributed to his ability to produce "Who Cares About DC?". Our sincere congratulations to Steve on this achievement!

Learn more and watch the documentary at https://bit.ly/3tfsKtU

Today: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces $24.7 million in new #NEHgrant awards to support 208 humani...
01/11/2022

Today: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces $24.7 million in new #NEHgrant awards to support 208 humanities projects nationwide.

Congratulations to DC grant recipients!
Farhana Ferdous
Outright: $60,000
[Awards for Faculty]
Howard University
Project Title: Urbanization, Urbanicity, and Wellbeing in the City of Baltimore*
Project Description: Research leading to the revision of an undergraduate course and a peer-reviewed article on minority health and urban design in Baltimore since 1900.

Howard University
Outright: $149,996
[Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities]
Project Director: Dana Williams
Project Title: Developing an Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
Project Description: A two-year project to create a digital humanities graduate certificate.

*Note: Projects denoted with an asterisk have received a portion of their funding through NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative, designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that will help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026

Grant awards will support #humanities initiatives at college campuses, innovative digital resources, infrastructure projects, and more: bit.ly/33plpgh

Today: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces $24.7 million in new #NEHgrant awards to support 208 humanities projects nationwide.

Congratulations to DC grant recipients!
Farhana Ferdous
Outright: $60,000
[Awards for Faculty]
Howard University
Project Title: Urbanization, Urbanicity, and Wellbeing in the City of Baltimore*
Project Description: Research leading to the revision of an undergraduate course and a peer-reviewed article on minority health and urban design in Baltimore since 1900.

Howard University
Outright: $149,996
[Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities]
Project Director: Dana Williams
Project Title: Developing an Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
Project Description: A two-year project to create a digital humanities graduate certificate.

*Note: Projects denoted with an asterisk have received a portion of their funding through NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative, designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that will help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026

Grant awards will support #humanities initiatives at college campuses, innovative digital resources, infrastructure projects, and more: bit.ly/33plpgh

Join Dumbarton United Methodist Church for their 250th anniversary kick-off on January 9, 2022! The day begins with chur...
01/05/2022

Join Dumbarton United Methodist Church for their 250th anniversary kick-off on January 9, 2022!

The day begins with church services with Congressional Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton from 11am-noon. From 12:30-3pm visit the 51st State Quilt exhibit sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the U.S. and take a self guided tour of the Dumbarton Stained Glass Windows Project sponsored by HumanitiesDC through DC Community Heritage Project Grant funding.

For more information and to see the quilts visit https://bit.ly/3t1DPP5

Join Dumbarton United Methodist Church for their 250th anniversary kick-off on January 9, 2022!

The day begins with church services with Congressional Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton from 11am-noon. From 12:30-3pm visit the 51st State Quilt exhibit sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the U.S. and take a self guided tour of the Dumbarton Stained Glass Windows Project sponsored by HumanitiesDC through DC Community Heritage Project Grant funding.

For more information and to see the quilts visit https://bit.ly/3t1DPP5

On this day in history in 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson lays out for Congress a laundry list of legislation need...
01/04/2022

On this day in history in 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson lays out for Congress a laundry list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society.

Johnson used this mandate to push for improvements he believed would better Americans’ quality of life. Some of the national programs that came out of this plan are Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House Conference on Natural Beauty. Johnson also signed the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act, out of which emerged the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

LBJ's vision and work towards a Great Society is largely overshadowed by his decision to send more troops and increase spending on the Vietnam War.

To listen to LBJ's State of the Union address visit https://bit.ly/3FTq08Y

On this day in history in 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson lays out for Congress a laundry list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society.

Johnson used this mandate to push for improvements he believed would better Americans’ quality of life. Some of the national programs that came out of this plan are Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the White House Conference on Natural Beauty. Johnson also signed the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act, out of which emerged the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

LBJ's vision and work towards a Great Society is largely overshadowed by his decision to send more troops and increase spending on the Vietnam War.

To listen to LBJ's State of the Union address visit https://bit.ly/3FTq08Y

Are you interested in learning more about DC history? Join DC Oral History Collaborative on Saturday, January 22 at 11am...
01/03/2022

Are you interested in learning more about DC history?

Join DC Oral History Collaborative on Saturday, January 22 at 11am for the first Coffee Chat of 2022! Moderator Jasper Collier, HumanitiesDC Oral History Project Manager will be joined by Amanda Huron, Associate Professor of Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia and several project narrators from the Oral History Project, DC Tenant and Community Organizer Oral Histories.

Learn more and register today! https://bit.ly/3ekKjQt

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between DC Public Library and HumanitiesDC. You can find completed oral histories at the People's Archive at DC Public Library.

Are you interested in learning more about DC history?

Join DC Oral History Collaborative on Saturday, January 22 at 11am for the first Coffee Chat of 2022! Moderator Jasper Collier, HumanitiesDC Oral History Project Manager will be joined by Amanda Huron, Associate Professor of Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia and several project narrators from the Oral History Project, DC Tenant and Community Organizer Oral Histories.

Learn more and register today! https://bit.ly/3ekKjQt

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between DC Public Library and HumanitiesDC. You can find completed oral histories at the People's Archive at DC Public Library.

As 2021 comes to a close we want to thank you for your support throughout the year.If you have not already done so, plea...
12/31/2021

As 2021 comes to a close we want to thank you for your support throughout the year.

If you have not already done so, please consider making a year-end gift to HumanitiesDC.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

https://bit.ly/3cEcgSy

As 2021 comes to a close we want to thank you for your support throughout the year.

If you have not already done so, please consider making a year-end gift to HumanitiesDC.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

https://bit.ly/3cEcgSy

Happy Holidays from the staff of HumanitiesDC!
12/25/2021

Happy Holidays from the staff of HumanitiesDC!

Happy Holidays from the staff of HumanitiesDC!

Did you miss Saturday's Coffee Chat From Training to Practice? Check out the recording https://bit.ly/32hAO23The first C...
12/22/2021
Oral History Coffee Chat – From Training to Practice

Did you miss Saturday's Coffee Chat From Training to Practice? Check out the recording https://bit.ly/32hAO23

The first Coffee Chat of 2022 will feature Amanda Huron, Associate Professor of Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, whose oral history project aimed at collecting stories from DC residents who were involved in tenant organizing and housing activism in the 1970s. Dr. Huron will be joined by several of the project’s narrators, as well as at least one current community organizer for a panel conversation exploring what these oral histories can teach us about present-day struggles for economic and social justice.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3ekfgUR

The DC Oral History Collaborative began offering free oral history training to DC residents in 2017. The three-session course, originally developed by Benji ...

12/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DCOHC Grants Info Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Do you have questions about DC Oral History Collaborative grant funding opportunities? Join Oral History Program Manager, Jasper Collier, for a DCOHC Grants Info Session on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 6-7pm or Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 6-7pm for more information.

Please use the links below to register
January 5, 2022 - https://bit.ly/3Jbjv3m
January 12, 2022 - https://bit.ly/3ee6CYb

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DCOHC Grants Info Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

There's still time to register for tomorrow's Coffee Chat with Guest moderator Benji de la Piedra! De la Piedra instruct...
12/17/2021

There's still time to register for tomorrow's Coffee Chat with Guest moderator Benji de la Piedra!

De la Piedra instructed the very first public DC Oral History Collaborative training in 2017. Joined by three participants from the initial training, the group will discuss oral history projects they have been involved in and key take aways.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3p4tKi5

There's still time to register for tomorrow's Coffee Chat with Guest moderator Benji de la Piedra!

De la Piedra instructed the very first public DC Oral History Collaborative training in 2017. Joined by three participants from the initial training, the group will discuss oral history projects they have been involved in and key take aways.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3p4tKi5

DC Oral History Collaborative Grant opportunities for the 2022 grant season are now open for submissions! Applications w...
12/16/2021

DC Oral History Collaborative Grant opportunities for the 2022 grant season are now open for submissions! Applications will be accepted for New Oral History Projects, Public Programs and Events, and Partnership Extension Grants (for previous grantees ONLY) through Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a city-wide initiative that documents the District’s memories, stories, and cultures through oral history interviews. The Collaborative empowers residents to interview and be interviewed, documents the city’s untold stories, and engages residents with oral history interviews through public humanities programs.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library.

For more information and to apply visit https://humanitiesdc.org/grants/dcohc-grant/

DC Oral History Collaborative Grant opportunities for the 2022 grant season are now open for submissions! Applications will be accepted for New Oral History Projects, Public Programs and Events, and Partnership Extension Grants (for previous grantees ONLY) through Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a city-wide initiative that documents the District’s memories, stories, and cultures through oral history interviews. The Collaborative empowers residents to interview and be interviewed, documents the city’s untold stories, and engages residents with oral history interviews through public humanities programs.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library.

For more information and to apply visit https://humanitiesdc.org/grants/dcohc-grant/

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