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What is #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity. We all have gifts to give! Help a neighbor, share ...
12/01/2020
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What is #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity. We all have gifts to give! Help a neighbor, share a skill, or give to a cause...every act of generosity counts.

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Thank you for your willingness to support HumanitiesDC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on partnerships and generosity from individuals like you. Please support our work with a 100% tax-deductible contribution.

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!#Human...
11/25/2020

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!

#HumanitiesDC
#Thanksgiving

Photos courtesy of (l to r): Priscilla de Preez; Andres Herrera; Joseph Gonzalez

There's still time to register for tonight's Humanitini program with Slow Food DC . Join us at 5:30 p.m. EDT as we explo...
11/10/2020

There's still time to register for tonight's Humanitini program with Slow Food DC . Join us at 5:30 p.m. EDT as we explore the food roots of DC's African diaspora!

https://buff.ly/2U8omKj

Humanities DC
11/09/2020

Humanities DC

Ever wonder why we put special emphasis on oral history? The Baylor University  Institute for Oral History explains why ...
11/02/2020

Ever wonder why we put special emphasis on oral history? The Baylor University Institute for Oral History explains why it is important in examining how communities dealt with the forces of history.

https://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/66420.pdf

We are excited for today's virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Humanities grantee @jennwlow.  The Dear Chinatown, DC...
10/29/2020

We are excited for today's virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Humanities grantee @jennwlow.

The Dear Chinatown, DC, Humanitini will feature panelists including community leader and childhood resident, Jack Lee, Shirley Woo from the Chinatown Service Center and Ted Gong from 1882 Foundation.

You can still RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-chinatown-dc-voices-from-the-neighborhood-tickets-124437376543?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Is #DC the greatest comedy city? Join Tommy Taylor, Tony Rock, Tony Woodz and Capital Laughs tomorrow at 6pm to discuss!...
10/28/2020

Is #DC the greatest comedy city? Join Tommy Taylor, Tony Rock, Tony Woodz and Capital Laughs tomorrow at 6pm to discuss!

#TheComedyCapital

#LetsTalkComedy

#DCComedy

Often referred to as the "Grandfather of Rap," Gil Scott-Heron spent time in DC teaching at Federal City College, which ...
10/27/2020
Gil Scott-Heron | DC Writers' Homes

Often referred to as the "Grandfather of Rap," Gil Scott-Heron spent time in DC teaching at Federal City College, which later became University of the District of Columbia.

Learn more about him and his home from DC Writers' Homes.
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https://dcwritershomes.wdchumanities.org/gil-scott-heron/

Gil Scott-Heron is the author of two novels, three books of poems, and a memoir. But he is perhaps best remembered as "the grandfather of rap," the spoken word performer whose recordings in the 1970s influenced later generations of hip hop and soul artists. His memoir is The Last Holiday (2012); his...

DC Metro Theater Arts
10/27/2020
DC Metro Theater Arts

DC Metro Theater Arts

"You can’t take a role on like this as an actor, you have to take this role on as an activist." — from Sophia Howes's up-front, in-depth interview with two-time Helen Hayes Award winner E. Faye Butler, now appearing as iconic civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer in FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT! at Arena Stage. #DCtheatre #WeSeeYouWAT #BlackLivesMatterDC

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
10/27/2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

THURSDAY: The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will provide information about resources available to assist artists during COVID-19. “The District’s Landscape for Artists” a small business workshop will also be provided by Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
10/27/2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

NEXT WEEK: Please note that this workshop will take place online via WebEx. You will receive the link and login credentials in your email after the successful completion and submission of your RSVP.

Missed the premiere of "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" on Saturday? Catch the encore showing tonight at 8pm on WHUT H...
10/26/2020

Missed the premiere of "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" on Saturday? Catch the encore showing tonight at 8pm on WHUT Howard University Television.

Teaching for Change
10/26/2020

Teaching for Change

Thanks to TFC board member and UMD historian Nancy Raquel Mirabal and photographer Nancy Shia, we had a workshop today for teachers on photos Shia took "out my window" at 18th & Columbia NW for 40 yrs. Funded by Humanities DC, Teaching for Change will post a website with the photos soon. We were also joined by representatives from Critical Exposure and DC History.

Below are two of Shia's favorite photos from the collection and two photos from the session. Read more: https://teachingforchange.org/out-my-window

Tonight is the night! Tune in to the "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" at 9pm on WHUT Howard University Television!
10/24/2020

Tonight is the night! Tune in to the "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" at 9pm on WHUT Howard University Television!

10/24/2020
Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story (Trailer)

Tonight is the night! Learn about the legend who is Billy Stewart and see the documentary when it premieres on WHUT Howard University Television tonight at 9pm.

This documentary was brought to you in part by the HumantiesDC DC DOCS grant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utcgCXXWGHI&fbclid=IwAR2jbnL7eKijtOnjc_e1kNOXFcZcOMp6LF5nWu980LsRft9uvwoYu84CV9o

The trailer for the 60 minute documentary "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" which tells of the life and career of the balladeer Billy Stewart, whose music a...

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
10/24/2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Greater Washington Community Foundation - Arts Forward Fund Announces More Than $1 Million in Grants to Local Arts Groups Impacted by COVID-19

Arts Forward Fund, a partnership between the Greater Washington Community Foundation, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and 16 other foundations and individual donors, announces grants totaling $1,048,500 to 43 arts and culture organizations in the DC region.

These grants will help organizations make essential shifts needed to sustain their work through the COVID-19 pandemic and to respond to the national movement for racial justice. A majority of the grants will be used to support expanded digital and online programming. More than 60 percent of grants and grant funding will go to organizations that are BIPOC-led and predominantly BIPOC-serving.

Full details here: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/news/arts-forward-fund-announces-1-million-in-grants

10/23/2020

Ready for "Fat Boy:The Bill Stewart" story tomorrow? Get some insight on the documentary before the premiere with DC DOCS grantee Beverly Lindsay Johnson.

Having Humanitini withdrawals? Join us next Thursday, October 29 at 5pm for a virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Hu...
10/22/2020

Having Humanitini withdrawals? Join us next Thursday, October 29 at 5pm for a virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Humanities grantee @JennLow. The Dear Chinatown, DC, Humanitini will feature panelists including community leader and childhood resident, Jack Lee, Shirley Woo from the Chinatown Service Center and Ted Gong from @1882_foundation. RSVP today: https://bit.ly/36YRzPI

In honor of the "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" premiere, we are excited to announce our Zoom Q&A with Humanities DC ...
10/21/2020

In honor of the "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" premiere, we are excited to announce our Zoom Q&A with Humanities DC and the documentary's producer Beverly Lindsay-Johnson!

📆: Friday, October 23

More details TBA!

10/20/2020
Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story

We are excited to share this official trailer for Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story.

Learn about the legend who is Billy Stewart and see the documentary when it premieres on WHUT Howard University Television this Saturday, October 24 at 9pm.

This documentary was brought to you in part by the HumantiesDC DC DOCS grant.

Happy Monday! It's time for a #GrantTip:Be sure you know what defines the success of your project/organization and how t...
10/19/2020

Happy Monday! It's time for a #GrantTip:

Be sure you know what defines the success of your project/organization and how that will be measured in the end.

Hola Cultura DC
10/19/2020
Hola Cultura DC

Hola Cultura DC

¿Sabía usted cómo ha ido evolucionando la comunidad Latina en el barrio de Adams Morgan? ¡Miembros de la comunidad cuentan la historia en este interactivo folleto!
Humanities DC Humanities Truck DC Latinos DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs
#Latinos #DCcommunidad
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/64492/

10/16/2020
Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story (Trailer)

When DC history and R&B history collide, you get HumanitiesDC funded documentary "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story." Tune in as it premieres on WHUT Howard University Television Saturday, October 24 at 9 pm.

Stewart became one of the most prolific R&B singer/songwriter/musicians of the 1960s, whose influence is still heard today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utcgCXXWGHI&feature=emb_title

The trailer for the 60 minute documentary "Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story" which tells of the life and career of the balladeer Billy Stewart, whose music a...

Having Humanitini withdrawals? Join us Thursday, October 29 at 5pm for a virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Humanit...
10/15/2020
Dear Chinatown, DC: Voices from the Neighborhood

Having Humanitini withdrawals? Join us Thursday, October 29 at 5pm for a virtual Humanitini Happy Hour hosted by Humanities grantee Jenn Low. The Dear Chinatown, DC, Humanitini will feature panelists including community leader and childhood resident, Jack Lee, Shirley Woo from the Chinatown Service Center and Ted Gong from 1882 Foundation.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-chinatown-dc-voices-from-the-neighborhood-tickets-124437376543?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_publish&utm_content=shortLinkNewEmail

Join us for an engaging and interactive virtual conversation with voices from D.C.'s Chinatown.

It's time to grab your tickets for this year's DC History Conference!"Our symposium-style program creates a single-track...
10/14/2020
47th Annual D.C. History Conference

It's time to grab your tickets for this year's DC History Conference!

"Our symposium-style program creates a single-track through the conference, creating a shared experience and conversation around the theme, Echoes. Through panel sessions, posters, workshops, and tours—on Zoom and on social media—presenters will explore the shared frequencies between our contemporary era and moments in D.C. history."

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/47th-annual-dc-history-conference-tickets-122301319539

In a year of upheaval, loss, pandemic, and protest, explore the shared frequencies between our contemporary era and moments in D.C. history.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
10/13/2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

ARTivism: TALMBOUT the VOTE Digital Poster-Design Contest Around Antiracism and Election 2020

American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center (Antiracism Center), in collaboration with Eaton Workshop DC and ‘sindikit, announces a new community initiative designed to showcase the ways artists and art activators are contributing to national conversations about anti-racism, systemic racism, and institutional accountability and change. The first project under this new initiative kicks off with a call for entries for ARTIVISM: TALMBOUT the VOTE, a digital poster-design contest.

Full details here: https://www.american.edu/media/news/20201008-talmbout-the-vote.cfm?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cas_org_fy20_

Applications are currently open for the 2021 DC Youth Poet Laureate program! The DC Youth Poet Laureate program aims to ...
10/13/2020

Applications are currently open for the 2021 DC Youth Poet Laureate program! The DC Youth Poet Laureate program aims to identify powerful youth poets aged 14-20, that have a history of artistic success, civic and community engagement, social justice, and leadership specifically in Washington, D.C.
Know a young poet? Encourage them to apply before this Thursday's deadline! https://bit.ly/35UNr2t

National Trust for Historic Preservation
10/12/2020
National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Across the US, many cities and states are marking Indigenous Peoples' Day, which celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. We encourage you to explore our collection of Native American Heritage Stories: http://ow.ly/87Ci50BMcmZ

Native Americans' diverse cultures, traditions, and histories are central to the American story, and should be preserved. Take a moment and read our guide to "The Life of Wilma Mankiller, First Woman to Serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation." http://ow.ly/NOfy50BMcp4 #TellTheFullStory

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
10/09/2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Please note that this workshop will take place online via WebEx. You will receive the link and login credentials in your email after the successful completion and submission of your RSVP.

It's that time again! Grab your tickets for the DC History Conference. "Our symposium-style program creates a single-tra...
10/08/2020

It's that time again! Grab your tickets for the DC History Conference.

"Our symposium-style program creates a single-track through the conference, creating a shared experience and conversation around the theme, Echoes. Through panel sessions, posters, workshops, and tours—on Zoom and on social media—presenters will explore the shared frequencies between our contemporary era and moments in D.C. history."

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/47th-annual-dc-history-conference-tickets-122301319539

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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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We couldn't have asked for a better turn out!
Looking forward to this!
Thank you Darin Glymph for hosting the reception for Councilman Todd. Many of the Humanities DC staff, Board Members and HDC grantees enjoyed an evening of food and good conversation.