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Culture Series: Decoding DC Language

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Event Details:

HumanitiesDC invites you to an engaging interactive discussion on African American Language and its speakers in the DMV area. The event, which will include special appearances from local spoken word artists will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Thursday, April 18, at Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street, NW. Throughout the evening, we’ll explore some interesting questions like: What is African American Language? Is it slang? Why do some people say ‘urrea’ while others say ‘area?’ Chocolate City is becoming less chocolate. Does it matter?

Join Dr. Minnie Annan for a lively and interactive conversation on African American Language in the DMV area. Click here to register for this event.

Host: HumanitiesDC
Date: April 18, 2024 • 7PM
Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event fee: Free
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For More Information

Contact: Jimmy Watkins
Phone: 202.770.3077 Ext. 806


April 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Jimmy Watkins, Public Programs Coordinator
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Busboys and Poets 450 K St NW
450 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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