~ “Celebrations, Found Truths, Sheroes, Heroes, Events and Programs” which recognize and celebrate the contributions in art, literature, politics and education of the African American community throughout the year in the DC Metropolitan area.
The tribute will commemorate the life of Dr. King as a spiritual leader, civil rights leader and a social justice fighter. The program will involve musical selections and excerpts from some of his sermons and speeches.
The observance will be held at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church which is the last place Dr. King spoke. The church has been a refuge for those coming to demonstrate for social justice in DC.
MLK 50 awake (9am – 5pm) For religious, spiritual, or ethical seekers who are concerned about America or renewing the struggle to end the malignant impact of racism, militarism, and materialism and to move toward what Dr. King called the Beloved Community…
Shifting explores how African American female artists turn their gaze on themselves and on other women. Not attempting to provide one answer, this exhibition serves as a platform for creating a dialogue around the questions: Whose gaze is it? Is the male gaze also the female gaze? Are women looking at themselvesthrough the male gaze?
David C. Driskell Center 1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (301) 314-2615 email@example.com
Monday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM with extended hours on Wednesday until 6 PM The Driskell Center Gallery will additionally be open on Saturday, Mar. 11th, Apr. 29th, & May 13th
from 11 AM – 4 PM
This installment of Around the Fire features esteemed elder Dorie Ladner, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker and lifelong activist. She first got involved with the freedom movement after the murder of Emmett Till — a gruesome event that would spark a lifelong passion for her.
Ms. Ladner will share experiences from this time in her life and answer questions from those who share her passion for freedom. She will also screen her documentary, “Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make HerStory: The Dorie Ladner Story.”
The 10th Wreath Laying Ceremony will honor African-American and Ethiopian Veterans who fought for freedom in commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the decisive victory of Adwa on March 1, 1896 ( የዐድዋ ድል በዓል ).
Honorable Cultural Ambassador Hari Jones, the former curator of the African American Civil War Museum will place the wreath.