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Let Freedom Sing - Opening Night Celebration
Opening Night Special Event | A community concert featuring choirs from Mount Ennon Baptist Church, Reid Temple AME Church, and special guest vocalist Karen Clark Sheard, narrated by Jamal Simmons, The Raben Group & The Beat. Music produced by Nolan Williams Jr., NEWorks Productions. Master of Ceremonies: Leon Harris, News Anchor, NBC4 Opening Night is sponsored by Nationwide.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 6:30 PM
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Civil Rights, Crops, Culture & Cuisine, Part 1
Join us as a volunteer at one of the Joyful Food Markets bringing fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, healthy pantry staples and cooking demos for FREE to communities east of the Anacostia River. Must be 12 years and older. To sign up, email Tickets: Free with reservation
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 2:00 PM
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Civil Rights & Sports | Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
In 1936 when 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, history forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Meredith Pollard Russell, the granddaughter of Fritz Pollard, Jr.; Deborah Riley Draper, Filmmaker; Sonja Robinson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, NCAA; and Amy Tiemann, Executive Producer. The conversation will be moderated by Kevin Merida, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 6:30 PM
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Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition Finalists' Entries
Join us for a screening of the 12 short films in the final round of the 2017 Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition. Sponsored by PepsiCo and The Ford Foundation Details Saturday, July 15 | 10:00 a.m. Landmark E Street Cinema 555 11St. NW Tickets: Free with Reservation
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 10:00 AM
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Ed Sullivan in Black & White
A look at the ground-breaking African-American artists on the Ed Sullivan Show, with a preview clip from the upcoming documentary on his life. Panelists include actress/singer Diahann Carroll; filmmakers Margo Speciale and Suzanne Kay; and Smithsonian curator, Dr. Dwandalyn Reece. Moderated by radio producer/host Jacquie Gales Webb.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 3:00 PM
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Awards Night
The Vivian Malone Courage Award, is bestowed on award-winning author, Ta-Nehisi Coates by Dr. Sharon Malone and the Hon. Eric Holder. Interviewer: Michele Norris-Johnson. Student & Emerging Filmmaker Competition winners will also receive awards.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 6:30 PM
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The Gathering Place - Creating a Shared Religious Activism
This event brings together people of different faiths to galvanize meaningful exchanges and direct action on issues of racial justice. Join us for a conversation moderated by March on Washington?s own Robert Raben with Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Washington National Cathedral, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Diocese of Washington and Dr. Dennis Wiley, Pastor of Covenant Baptist. In partnership with the Washington National Cathedral, Black Church Center, and the Religious Action Center Details Sunday, July 16 | 1:00-2:45 p.m. Washington National Cathedral- the Nave 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW Tickets: Free with Reservation
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 1:00 PM
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Civil Rights and College Activism
TThey were called ?oddballs and homo outside agitators? by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, weaponized homophobia designed to stop voter registration drives in 1964 on the Rust College campus. Instead, it galvanized the lifelong racial and LGBT activism of many of its students. Panelists include Mayor Bill Luckett, Clarksdale MS; Larry Rubin, SNCC Field Organizer; and Frank Smith, former DC City Council member and Founder/Executive Director of the African American Civil War Museum. The conversation will be moderated by Charles Francis, President, Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. In partnership with the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Human Rights Campaign Foundation and The DCI Group
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 3:00 PM
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