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November 2014

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library,
901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Children’s Grief Awareness Day On November 20th, wear blue in support of Children’s Grief Awareness Day to let grieving children know that they are not forgotten in the midst of their grief. The Holiday Grief Event being held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m. is free and open to the public. Visit www.fromgrieftogratitude.com or call (888) 568-1030 for more information.

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Occupied Palestine: How Should the Black Church Respond?

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Howard University School of Divinity,
1400 Shepard St., NE, Washington, DC 20017 United States
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A Faith Symposium on Israel/ Palestine Faith and community leaders will give fast-hand witness accounts, discuss why this is a critical issue for the black church, and present resources for education, awareness and action steps for peace and justice. Featured Speakers Dr. Jeremiah Wright Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ Dr. Mark Braverman Executive Director, Kairos USA Dr. Philip Farah Leader, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace

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Screening of “Evolution of a Criminal”

November 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital,
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC United States
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How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to pull a heist as a teenager in Texas, and returns to the scene of the crime. By interviewing family members, close friends, and mentors, we learn about his transformation from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on his own life. Returning to…

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October 2014

Screening of “Makers: Women In Space”

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets,
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. The program includes interviews with Collins, as well as Sally Ride’s classmates Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon and Kathryn Sullivan, and…

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People’s Platform Freedom School

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Petey Greene Center,
2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE , Washington, DC United States
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Join the movement here in DC to push for community-owned and controlled land, housing, and work, so we can have a truly equitable city. Food, fun, & community learning Learn history of People’s Platform Strengthen your organizing skills Discover connections between international movementsfor change RSVP TODAY www.onedconline.org/freedomschool organizer@onedconline.org Call 202-232-2915 Please let us know if you need transportation or childcare

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5th Annual Farm Fest Extravaganza

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Prince Georges’ County Equestrian Center,
14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 United States
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5th Annual Farm Fest Extravaganza – An annual event which benefits those  organizations that are involved in helping the community. This year Howard University Sickle Cell Center was chosen to receive funds from this charitable event. Farm Fest Extravaganza is a family-oriented, charitable western event to benefit Howard University Sickle Cell Research Center. It involves cowboys, cowgirls, and their horses coming together and performing routines and stunts to show support for this worthy cause. Therapists and clinicians will also demonstrate hippotherapy…

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Screening of “MAKERS: Women In Comedy”

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital,
921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC United States
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Makers: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the women of Saturday Night Live are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo’Nique, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin, talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and…

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September 2014
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Raise Up: Young People Taking On The Drop Out Crisis

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
2700 F St NW, Washington, 20566 United States
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Presented by Youth Speaks in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, September 28, 2014 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall Washington D.C. – 6pm Free Featuring the five winners of The Raise Up Project’s nationwide online hip-hop and spoken word competition addressing the nation’s high school drop out crisis.

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ITVS Community Cinema 2014-2015 Season

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bussboys and Poets,
14th and V St NW, Washington, 20009 United States
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ITVS COMMUNITY CINEMA 2014 – 2015 SEASON  FILM Busboys and Poets Hill Center   4th Sundays @ 5 PM Fridays @ 7:30 PM MAKERS* 9/28/14  10/17/14  MAKERS* 10/26/14  10/24/14  Evolution of a Criminal 11/23/14 11/7/14 A Path Appears* 1/25/14 1/16/15 American Denial 2/22/14 2/6/15 The Homestretch 3/22/14 4/3/15 Limited Partnership 4/26 or 5/26/14 5/1/15

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August 2014

Health and Wellness Back to School Festival

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greater Washington Urban League,
2901 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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