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The Struggle to Realize Enlightenment Ideals

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Theater and Policy Salon presents, “The Struggle to Realize Enlightenment Ideals: From the Early Days of the American Republic to the Present”

Last fall’s HumanitiesDC supported event featured teasers for Jamie Stiehm’s theatrical work “Across The River.” Now join us for a free reading of the entire play, followed by a dialogue about full political participation by women and people of color in America. See the same talented actors who made Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson come alive last October.

The play reading will be at 6PM on Thursday, April 18 at the NYU DC campus, 1307 L Street NW, in downtown DC. The post-show panel will feature Fergus Bordewich, Historian and Writer, Dr. Maya Kornberg, Research Fellow, Elections and Government Program, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice, Jasleen Singh, Counsel, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice, and Angela Tate, Curator of Women?s History, National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Host: Theater and Policy Salon,
Date: April 18, 2024 • 6PM
Location: NYU DC campus, 1307 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
Event fee: Free
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Contact: Michael Feldman
Website: Theater and Policy Salon
Phone: N/A


April 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


NYU Washington DC
1307 L Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20005 United States
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